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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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All About Flag Day - June 14th
We all know the American flag, but how did it come about? Explore the origins of the flag and the history of why we celebrate it on Flag Day. (01:29)
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Review of Cat Muscles of the Anterior Leg
Specific anterior muscles of the leg of a dissected cat are reviewed with proper pronunciation by a professor. Origin, insertion, and functions are given. This would make a great review for students preparing for a cat muscle practical. 3:51 min. Color video with sound.
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Introduction à la recherche opérationnelle et à l'algorithmique de l'optimisation
Faire de la recherche opérationnelle consiste en pratique à modéliser mathématiquement un problème donné puis à résoudre le problème modélisé. La première étape demande du savoir?faire et de l'expérience (certains parlent d''art'. Pour la seconde, on dispose d'algorithmes rigoureux. La discipline s'est développée avec l'informatique : modéliser mathématiquement des problèmes complexes ne servirait à rien si on ne disposait pas d'ordinateurs pour mener les calculs. Ce cours ab
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Document libre, dans le cadre de la licence Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/fr/), citation de l'auteur obligatoire et interdiction de désassembler (paternité, pas de

2.8 Descriptive statistics

Scientists collect many different types of information, but sets of data may be very loosely classified into two different types. In the first type, so-called 'repeated measurement', an individual quantity is measured a number of times. An astronomer wanting to determine the light output of a star would take many measurements on a number of different nights to even out the effects of the various possible fluctuations in the atmosphere that are a cause of stars 'twinkling'. In the second type
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3.4 Newsgroups

A newsgroup is a collection of internet users who are interested in a particular topic. The topic may be a technical one, for example the LINUX operating system, or a recreational one such as fly fishing. Members of a newsgroup send messages associated with a particular issue such as the date of release of the next version of LINUX or the efficacy of using certain fiies on certain rivers. Each message – known as a posting – will contain the user's thoughts on the topic. Once
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3.4 The equations of uniform motion

It has already been said that the straight-line graph of any uniform motion can be represented by an equation of the general form

where A and B are constants. Different cases of uniform motion simply correspond to different values f
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Health and Social Care. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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The Second Great Awakening In the USA
This video is accompanied by text. "At the turn of the nineteenth century, America was still a devotedly church-going nation. Most Americans felt a traditional religious faith to be the foundation of moral character, and many worried that over time the religious imperative would wane into token gestures and empty social structures. These concerns increased with news of the cruelties and excesses of the French Revolution done in the name of reason.
In 1795, Timothy Dwight became president

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Regulating Technologies
Roger Brownsword argues that the legal community should be concerned to contribute to debates about the implications and regulation of rapidly developing and converging technologies (eg ICTs, biotech / nanotech). Roger Brownsword argues that the emergence of a raft of rapidly developing technologies (ICTs, biotechnologies, nanotechnologies and neurotechnologies), together with the prospect of significant convergence between some or all of these technologies, should be of major concern to the leg
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Manhattan: What Henry Hudson Saw in 1609
This video from National Geographic gives us a peek at what Manhattan would have looked like when Henry Hudson discovered it. (Professional video that shows scenes of NYC without the buildings, bridges, and such). (01:39)


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Acknowledgements

The content acknowledged below is Proprietary (see terms and conditions) and is used under licence.

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

Table

Table 1: Eurobarometer 49, September 1998, © European Communities.

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Williamsburg and the American Revolution
Brief introductory video for Williamsburg, then capitol of Virginia, and the events leading up to the Revolutionary War
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2.1 Institutional science promotion events

Nowadays, engaging with science through an institutional science promotion event can be quite straightforward. You can find out about such events by, for example, reading posters in your local library, watching a science documentary on TV or browsing the internet. The range of such outreach events is remarkable – from long-standing mainstream programmes such as the Royal Society Christmas lectures on TV and the annual BA (British Association for the Advancement of Science) Science Week, to
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5.5 Summary of Section 5

When oestradiol combines with its receptor inside neurons, the cell produces proteins which protect it from cell death. As a consequence, the male brain, which has oestradiol in its neurons in early life, becomes different from the female brain, which does not have oestradiol in its neurons. Retinoic acid is needed in high concentrations to produce those proteins associated with posterior structures of the embryo, whilst retinoic acid is needed in low concentrations to produce those proteins
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • conduct searches efficiently and effectively

  • find references to material in bibliographic databases

  • make efficient use of full text electronic journals services

  • critically evaluate information from a variety of sources

  • understand the importance of organising information.


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Session 3: Creating a blogging environment

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4.2 Instantaneous acceleration

The procedure of Question 15 for determining the instantaneous velocity of the car can be carried out for a whole set of different times and the resulting values of vx can be plotted against t to form a graph. This has been done in Figure 28, which shows how the velocity varies with time. At time t = 0 s, the car has zero velocity because it starts from rest. At later times, the velocity is positive because the car moves in the direction of incre
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#394: What's killing women? Sex disparity and the shifting landscape of age-related disease

Population health researcher Professor Cassandra Szoeke outlines what ails women as they grow older, how men differ from women in age-related diseases, and how public awareness and personal lifestyle change have been shown to have a positive impact on women's quality of life in their later years. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.


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