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1.259J Transit Management (MIT)
This course discusses management methods of relevance to public transportation systems. Topics include strategic planning management, labor relations, maintenance planning and administration, financing, marketing and fare policy, and management information and decision support systems. The course shows how these general management tasks are dealt with in the transit industry and presents alternative strategies. It also identifies alternative arrangements for service provision, including differen
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Sal Khan, of Khan Academy, offers random predictions for the year 2060. (11:07)
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3.3.5 Third reading

This is the final vote on the Bill. It is almost a formality since a Bill which has passed through all the stages above is unlikely to fail at this late stage. In fact, in the House of Commons there will only be a further debate on the Bill if at least six MPs request it. In the House of Lords amendments may sometimes be made at this stage.


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AIM (N.D.) What is Radio Frequency Identity (RFID)? [Online] Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility. Available from http://www.aimglobal.org/technologies/rfid/what_is_rfid.asp [Accessed 18 October 2006]
Gates, W.H. (1996) The Road Ahead, England, Penguin Books Ltd., pp. 250–1
Hecht, J. (2004) 'Casinos lead the chip revolution', The New Sci
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • convert a vector from geometric form (in terms of magnitude and direction) to component form

  • convert a vector from component form to geometric form

  • understand the use of bearings to describe direction

  • understand the difference between velocity and speed

  • find resultant displacements and velocities in geometric form, via the use of components.


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3: Testing the limits

Choosing Jim and Marianne as the central case study in the course was a deliberate strategy to enable you to consider conflicts at the very heart of health and social care:

  • the rights of the individual versus the rights of the community

  • the nature of community for people who have no settled abode

  • dilemmas about apportioning limited resources.

Following their story is a way of testing the limits of hea
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1.4.1 Introduction

Histograms provide a quick way of looking at data sets, but they lose sight of individual observations and they tend to play down ‘intuitive feel’ for the magnitude of the numbers themselves. We may often want to summarize the data in numerical terms; for example, we could use a number to summarize the general level (or location) of the values and, perhaps, another number to indicate how spread out or dispersed they are. In this section you will learn about some numerical summaries
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8.3.5 Alternative plasma chamber designs: MERIE and ICP

There are several variants of the parallel-plate RIE chamber. For example:

  • The ‘magnetically enhanced’ MERIE, where magnetic fields are used to slow the leakage of plasma to the chamber walls, reducing the operating voltage and improving the power efficiency.

  • ‘Plasma mode’ operation, where the RF voltage is applied to the chamber ceiling and the platen is grounded. This reduces the ion energy at the wafer from hundreds of volts t
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5.2.2 The GM Economics Review

Scientists, as might be expected, played a limited role in this review, which was produced by a team dominated by economists. The review sought to evaluate the costs and benefits of commercial development of the GM crops available at that time in the UK. They also looked at possible developments over a 10-15-year period. The members of the team were obliged to recognise the limited 'evidence-base' available on the costs and benefits of GM crops, covering only a short period oftime.

They
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the December 12th 2015 edition
This week: Colombia’s authorities find sunken treasure, the taxman pays a visit to South Korea’s clergy and some tips for seeing around corners
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3.6 Arithmetic with decimals

Arithmetic with decimals is much the same as arithmetic with whole numbers, but continue to take care with place value.


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7.3 RFID technology

There are three main components in an RFID system:

3.3 Types of quantitative systems model

There is a wide range of quantitative models, of varying degrees of sophistication and complication. In this pack, we will only cover those that I think you are likely to encounter in systems studies or could use to good effect. The techniques available subdivide broadly into two major classes, static models and dynamic models. The distinction between these will become clearer as you look at some detailed examples. Essentially, dynamic models are those where the set of calculations comprising
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1.6.6 Professional bodies and societies

Consider joining a learned society or professional organisation. They can be very useful for conference bulletins as well as in-house publications, often included in the subscription. Don't forget to ask about student rates. Try looking for the websites of learned societies associated with your subject area (e.g. The Royal Society, the Author(s): The Open University

LLT 180: The Heroic Quest - Lecture 0: Course introduction
Human societies have long used the theme of the quest for self-knowledge as a vehicle to assess their own cultures and to explore ethical situations arising in civic life. This course examines texts from diverse cultural traditions in which protagonists confront their inherited identity of culture and language, providing a broader perspective on self-discovery in our own society. Learn more about Missouri State iCourses at http://outreach.missouristate.edu/icourses.htm
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5.5 Social pressures which affect our decision making

Broadly, there are three kinds of social pressure which affect how we make decisions:

  • coercive

  • mimetic

  • normative.

We look at these in more detail below.


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Can Volkswagen Move Beyond Its Diesel Emissions Scandal?
A settlement with the U.S. EPA and others could bring some respite to the German automaker, but bigger challenges will follow, say Wharton experts.
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5.3.3 Torus with 1 hole

In our last example, we consider a pentagon with two pairs of edges identified. As we saw in Section 2.3, identification of the edges produces a torus with a hole. In this case there are five vertex-neighbourhoods to fit together, as shown in Author(s): The Open University

4 Encouraging physical activity

The proportion of children who were active for 60 or more minutes in 7 days in the last week was calculated. Overall, a higher proportion of boys than girls achieved the recommended levels – 70% of boys compared with 61% of girls. Among boys, the proportion active for at least 60 minutes on 7 days did not vary markedly with age. In contrast, levels of physical activity among girls declined from about age 11.

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1.3.8 Statistics

There is a lot of statistical data on the internet relating to health and lifestyle.

Department of Health Contains information about the aims and objectives of the Department, National Health Service (NHS) policy and guidance, the NHS Events diary, lists of DOH publications,
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