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Virtual Maths, Calculating the Volume of a Brick Demo
Interactive simulation, calculating the volume of a brick
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Introduction

This unit provides an overview of John Napier and his work on logarithms. It discusses his approach to this lasting invention and looks at the key players who worked with him, including Briggs, Wright and Kepler.

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Topics in the history of mathematics (MA290) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in Author(s): The Open University

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Defrag Tools #129 - Networking - Part 2 | Defrag Tools

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder continue to discuss Networking. We look at more inbox tools (netsh, tracert, ping, psping, net) and talk about Receive-Side Scaling (RSS), TCP Chimney Offload and the TCP Receive Window.

Timeline:

[00:00] - LAN Manager (Larry Osterman Author(s): Andrew Richards, Chad Beeder

Coastal Walk - Stop 2
The stretch of coastline between Slapton Sands and Start Point lighthouse is one of the most beautiful and interesting in the UK. In this podcast, we take you along the way, combining fascinating snippets of information about the natural history, geography, geology and history of the area. Presented by Dr Phil Bradfield, Open University tutor, this walk has something for everyone. This is the second stop on the walk.
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The Mysterious Okapi
The African Rainforest is filled with all kinds of odd and facinating creatures. The mysterious okapi wasn't discovered until the 20th century! Watch this video to see this rare relative of the giraffe. Run time (01:04)
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UMMS Overview
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Rhapsody in Blue 1 by George Gershwin
This mind-blowingly complex piece defies definition. This is Gershwin's first major piece blended classical and jazz to create "symphonic jazz." Appeared in Disney's animated film "Fantasia 2000" and is the United Airlines theme music.  This performance is from Rhapsody in Blue - Fantasia 2000.
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4.2 Naturalism and reductive explanation

There is a widespread commitment among contemporary philosophers and scientists to a naturalistic view of the world. In broad terms, naturalism is the view that everything is scientifically explicable – to put it crudely, that there are no miracles. (Note that I am using ‘naturalism’ here for a metaphysical position – a view about the nature of the world. It is also used for a methodological position – a view about how the world, or some aspect of it, should be
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Financing Africa's Future: infrastructure, investment and opportunity [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Donald Kaberuka, Professor Sir Paul Collier | Low investment in infrastructure is a critical constraint on economic growth in Africa. Dr Kaberuka will assess the challenges and offer his views on the way forward. Donald Kaberuka (@DonaldKaberuka) is the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB). Leonard Wantchekon is Professor of Politics at Princeton University. Paul Collier is a director of the International Growth Centre (IGC), professor of economics and public policy at
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Farming with horses.

A farm in Texas, U.S.A. continues using horses in farming processes. European draft horses have the power to plow large fields in a traditional way.
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Coastal Walk - Stop 12
The stretch of coastline between Slapton Sands and Start Point lighthouse is one of the most beautiful and interesting in the UK. In this podcast, we take you along the way, combining fascinating snippets of information about the natural history, geography, geology and history of the area. Presented by Dr Phil Bradfield, Open University tutor, this walk has something for everyone. This is the twelfth stop on the walk.
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Lesson 10 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 10 of One Minute Romanian you will learn a few useful phrases which all learners want to learn. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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Coastal Walk - Stop 17
The stretch of coastline between Slapton Sands and Start Point lighthouse is one of the most beautiful and interesting in the UK. In this podcast, we take you along the way, combining fascinating snippets of information about the natural history, geography, geology and history of the area. Presented by Dr Phil Bradfield, Open University tutor, this walk has something for everyone. This is the seventeenth stop on the walk.
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Acknowledgements

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this unit:

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see terms and conditions), this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlik
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Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, triangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a triangle
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Impact Investing, Soros-Style
The Soros Economic Development Fund is quasi-philanthropic and invests in high-risk projects in parts of the world most people couldn’t find on a map. But the Fund is self-sufficient and boasts a “blended” portfolio return of 8 percent a year. How do they do it?
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The World in 2016: What can we expect?
We discuss the possible outcomes of a British referendum on EU membership, the perils of the American presidential election and how future trends will mould the English language
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"Cortana, show me how I can add you to my app's..."

Taking a breather from Visual Studio Extensions, today our Mobile Monday project shows you how you can build Cortana enabled projects...

Integrating Store Apps with Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1

... You’ve likely already read about how Cortana will use the power of Bing to deliver personalized, natural experienc
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Japanese Nuclear Reactors Explained for Students
Mr. Mac explains to his students what happened to the Japanese nuclear reactors, in kid-friendly language and drawings. (Teacher is John McChesney, Director of Rock-it Science, a Silicon Valley nonprofit organization.) (14:29)
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Differences Between Adjectives and Adverbs
Adjectives are used to describe nouns and pronouns, while adverbs are used to describe verbs and other adverbs. Discover the difference between the two in this video. The teacher shares examples from her computer screen.  (1:29)
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