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2.12.1 Fluid loss

During an average day, a person in a temperate climate such as the UK, loses about 2.5 litres of water.

Activity 35

How is water lost from the body?

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Introduction

The core of this unit is Chapter 9 of Teach Yourself Planets, by David Rothery, which is found in Section 1 of this unit page by page, followed by a guided discussion and questions in Sections 2 through 4. Note that all references in Chapter 9 of Teach Yourself Planets to other chapters, are to other chapters of Teach Yourself Planets – these references are not to other sections of this unit.

Jupiter is the first of the giant planets and has a large family of sate
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Rectangles with Rikki Rectangle | English Voice
In this interactive activity students identify two-dimensional shapes by attribute (size, shape, number of sides, vertices).

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5.4 The pursuit of legitimacy

Social institutions affect which actions are seen as legitimate. As we make decisions in organisations it is common to be concerned not just with economic outcomes but also with ‘legitimacy ’: ‘How will this decision be seen by X ’?; ‘Does this fit the way things are done around here?’; ‘What would happen if the press got hold of this?’; and so on.

Some of this can be quite unconscious; the conceptual frameworks and notions of cause and effect that are available to decis
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Galvanic Cells
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By the end of this section, you will be able to: Use cell notation to describe galvanic cells Describe the basic components of galvanic cells

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • round a given whole number to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and so on

  • round a decimal number to a given number of decimal places or significant figures

  • use rounded numbers to find rough estimates for calculations

  • use a calculator for decimal calculations involving +, −, × and ÷, giving the answer to a specified accuracy (e.g. decimal places or significant figures) and checking the ans
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References

Abbott, E. and Bompas, K. (1943) The Woman Citizen and Social Security: A Criticism of the Proposals of the Beveridge Report as the Affect Women, Women's Freedom League, London.
Beishon, S., Virdee, S. and Hagell, A. (1995) Nursing in a Multi-Ethnic NHS, Policy Studies Institute, London.
Beveridge, J. (1954) Beveridge and his Plan, Hodder and Stoughton, Lo
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Introduction to Spanish #2 - Introduction to Spanish Pronunciation
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com’s new Introduction to Spanish video series! With this vibrant five-lesson video series, we’ll introduce you to Spanish-from why you should learn this great language, to pronunciation, grammar, writing, and more. In this lesson, you’ll learn a little about Spanish pronunciation. Visit us at SpanishPodPod101.com for more great lessons and learning resources. Be [...]
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Austrade Mining Event
The benefits of the North East Asian Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and other upcoming agreements for companies seeking to expand into these fast growing markets. The event features speakers: David Byers, Interim Chief Executive, Minerals Council of Australia – Kristen Bondietti, Principal Trade Consultant, ITS Global (Asia Pacific) – Dale Thomas, Business Adviser, Entrepreneurs’ Programme, Austmine.
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2.3 Computer systems

So far, I have introduced the major components of a computer, namely a processor along with input and output devices, plus main and secondary memory. I now want to explore three of these components a little further, starting with input devices.

Input devices have to collect some information from outside the computer and present it to the computer as data which is in a form the processor can work with. (Strictly speaking, ‘data’ is the plural of the Latin word ‘datum’. But in the
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A Format for a Graphical Communications Protocol
This article describes the requirements for a graphical format on which a graphical on-line communications protocol can be based. It is argued that on-line graphical communications is similar to graphical session capture, and thus the author proposes an interactive graphical communications format using the GKSM session metafile. The discussion includes items that complement the GKSM metafile such as a format for on-line interactive exchange. One key application area of such a format is multimedi
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Gustos y preferencias

En esta sesión va a poder expresar sus gustos y preferencias respecto a distintas manifestaciones artísticas y también aprenderá a definir términos abstractos.

Actividad 1

En esta actividad va a leer lo que vari
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Something 's gotta give' architectural animations
Architectural animations are like Harry Langer, a fifty-something entertainment mogul played by best actor nominee Jack Nicholson in the film Something.s Gotta Give. They.ve been surrounded by plenty of pathetic spiritless gimmicks. And, like Harry in the film, they have suffered a heart attack. Harry did not die. Architectural animations are still around, barely. Something.s wrong with them. When Harry begins to recover, he.s surprised to find himself growing fond of a woman his own age (played
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1.5 Talking, thinking and learning

One of the main points which the course will be making is that information and knowledge are not the same thing and that, in order to learn, learners have to engage actively with new information. We hope that you will learn to apply your growing knowledge by relating it to your professional context, and that, by questioning and analysing both theory and practice, you will be able to reach your own conclusions.

One way of engaging with knowledge is to ask questions. Earlier we suggested
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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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BILD 2 - Lecture 10 - 10/26/2010
BILD 2 - Lecture 10
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Supply chains: healthcare
From surgical tools to obstetric instruments, personalised colostomy bags to hip implants, the UK's National Health Service requires an astonishing number of products to be manufactured, delivered and routinely managed. What happens behind the scenes to ensure the systems function smoothly? This album focuses on the different roles of B.Braun, a large supplier of medical equipment which also provides customised services for patients. In this time-critical setting, their supply chain processes mu
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Money talks: Debt relief
If Greece does not reach a deal capital controls may become necessary, the Swiss economy stays strong despite its currency gamble and the impact of debt relief on very poor countries
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the importance of negotiating the meaning of care relationships

  • identify ways in which people play the roles of ‘carer’ and ‘receiver of care’.


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3.1 Introduction

Formal rules do not just appear from nowhere! In this part we will be exploring how such rules are the product of a process of policy making. As an example, we will be using the Irish Government's policy on banning smoking in the workplace, and the law which arose out of this policy. Part B will also provide you with an opportunity to apply some of the reasoning skills you have been developing by applying your understanding of the Irish law to some factual situations.

One of the most ob
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