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3.6.3 Making audio tapes

Why not try recording material from your summary sheets, or cards, onto audio tape? Students who have a strong auditory memory find information sticks if they hear it rather than read it. You could play the tape back to yourself when travelling by train or car.


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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • isolate the key design features of a product which relate directly to the material(s) used in its construction

  • indicate how the properties of polymeric materials can be exploited by a product designer

  • describe the role of rubber-toughening in improving the mechanical properties of polymers

  • identify the repeat units of particular polymers and specify the isomeric structures which can e
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NCPACS: Heart and mind in the quest for justice and peace
Professor Peter Matheson has led a rich life of theological and historical scholarship, reflection, pastoral care and radical activism. He has urged Churches and States in the UK, Germany and New Zealand to confront violence and war and to work for peace, justice and a more compassionate world while also engaging many of the major issues of the 20th century. In this talk with Professor Kevin Clements, he discusses his life growing up, his experiences in peacemaking and the heart and mind in the
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4.2 Discounted cash flow

Any investment gives rise to a stream of future expected cash flows. DCF converts all of these to an equivalent amount of present-day money (or present value) by discounting each future cash flow for the appropriate number of periods (for example, years) by the periodic discount rate. The periodic discount rate is the investor's required rate of return including the time preference rate, a premium for risk and an adjustment for inflation.

Having established the present values<
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Alaska Facts
Lots of interesting facts about Alaska in this video. Facts are presented in text with music in the background. There are no pictures of Alaska in this video.
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The law and social work in Scotland
This album tackles the complex relationships social workers experience in the wide spectrum of their work, from those with families affected by social deprivation to those with judges, lawyers and other members of the legal system. The tracks analyse the role of the family in Scottish life in relation to the many voluntary bodies that exist to assist and inform them, and the legal obligations of social workers. Participants from single mothers to solicitors presented their perspectives in a ser
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When Will America and China go to war? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Cox | We have been told for years that war between great powers is a thing of the past: something that has been consigned into that proverbial dustbin of history. Yet today serious writers and influential strategic thinkers in the USA and China are now suggesting that war in East Asia is a very real possibility as China rises - and becomes more assertive - and the United States supported by its Asian allies seeks to limit China’s reach. But how real is the danger
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Décrire une nouvelle espèce (Vidéo)

Jérôme Barbut, chercheur au Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, explique comment se fait la description d'une nouvelle espèce.


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This work addresses the structural efficiency of lightweight tree-like structures for three case studies: Stuttgart Airport, Beaverton Library, and Thermal Bad Oeyenhausen. The case studies are simulated using Build simulation software, to determine the stresses induced in each structure. The material efficiency and shapes areexplored in terms of load bearing structures. Hybrids of the above structures are formed to compare the pattern morphology used by various types of tree-like structure and
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This course approaches "managing the innovation process" through five levels of analysis: individual, team, network, organizational, and industrial. At each level of analysis, particular attention is given to the conditions under which innovation processes succeed and fail. The weekly readings consist of a mixture of book chapters, journal articles, and cases, and an online forum will be used for further discussion of the required readings outside of class. Tuesday classes will begin with a refl
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2.5.1 Anonymous remailers

An anonymous remailer is a website which enables you to send an email anonymously to some recipient. The main reason for this is to do with something known as spam. This term describes unsolicited email which tries to sell the recipient something.

Spam

Throughout the
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1.3 Unravelling the natures of the large satellites

Before the dawn of the space age, relatively little could be discovered about even the large satellites. Their orbits were well known, and from the subtle orbital perturbations caused by neighbouring satellites it was possible to deduce their masses. Measurements of their sizes enabled densities to be calculated to within about 20 per cent of the currently accepted values for the Galilean satellites, and with rather less certainty for the large satellites of the other giant planets. However,
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1.4.2 P is for Presentation

By presentation, we mean, the way in which the information is communicated. You might want to ask yourself:

  • Is the language clear and easy to understand?

  • Is the information clearly laid out so that it is easy to read?

  • Are the fonts large enough and clear?

  • Are the colours effective? (e.g. white or yellow on black can be difficult to read)

  • If there are graphics or photos, do they help the infor
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Contrôles non-destructifs : radiologie, ultrasons, magnétoscopie, ressuage, courants de Foucault
Polycopié d'un cours numérisé de l'INSA de Lyon traitant des contrôles non-destructifs. Sommaire du cours : introduction, détection des défauts internes, spécifications de contrôle, détection des défauts superficiels, magnétoscopie, ressuage, courants de Foucault, annexe sur les risques d'irradiation dans le domaine de la radiologie industrielle.
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