Mustang Minute! The Beauty of SMU
SMU students enjoy a spring-like day on the Quad of the country's 7th ranked most beautiful campus.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

9.011 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I (MIT)
Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, integrating molecular, cellular, and systems approaches. Topics: development of the nervous system and its connections, cell biology or neurons, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory systems of the brain, the neuro-endocrine system, the motor system, higher cortical functions, behavioral and cellular analyses of learning and memory. First half of an intensive two-term survey of brain and behavioral s
Author(s): Miller, Earl,Brown, M. Christian,Wilson, Matt,Schi

License information
Related content

Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative C

3.5 Arousal (continued)

Question 9

What alternatives to shivering might act as a source of heat?

Answer

BMR is maintained mainly by a number of tissues with high metabolic ac
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

The Magic School Bus Going Batty - Bats
In the TV show "GOING BATTY," the class is studying nocturnal animals and Ms. Frizzle takes the parents on a nighttime field trip to learn more about bats. As the night progresses, Ralphie becomes convinced that The Friz is a vampire! The class follows Ms. Frizzle and their parents to a scary old castle where, by becoming bats themselves, the kids find out the wonderful truth about these creatures of the night, and Ms. Frizzle! (22:00)
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Tower Views- HSC Collaborative Campaign
Learn more about a new collaborative campaign "All hands on deck" at The University of Toledo Medical Center with VP for External Affairs Larry Burns.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Enhancing graduate inter-cultural capability and embedding Internationalisation of the Curriculum at
From implicit to explicit: Enhancing graduate inter-cultural capability and embedding IoC at Griffith Universlty, Australia. Professor Michelle Barker of Griffith University, Brisbane Australia and Dr Viv Caruana of CAPRI, Leeds Met University UK discuss recent work in embedding internationalisation of the curriculum across the full range of disciplines and programmes of study at Griffith. Professor Barker also shares insights from a recent ALTC-funded project focused on intercultural or cross-
Author(s): Viv Caruana,Michelle Barker,Leeds Metropolitan Uni

License information
Related content

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

"On Saturdays" by Robbert Flick at Expo Park/USC
On April 28, 2012, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will unveil a historic new light rail expansion -- and with it a new work of public art by USC professor Robbert Flick. On Saturdays will grace the Expo Park/USC stop just meters from the USC Roski School of Fine Arts, where Flick has worked since 1976. The piece consists entirely of images taken in the USC University Park neighborhood on Saturday mornings from 2007 to 2009. Arranged in a grid like a long moving
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

The Story of Wakefield
A basic skills learning resource booklet with interactive activities designed to introduce the Wakefield Museum.
Author(s): Davis, Samantha,Leeds Metropolitan University

License information
Related content

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

Simon Winchester on The Man Who Loved China
Journalist, broadcaster, and bestselling author, Simon Winchester, tells the remarkable story of Joseph Needham, an eccentric English chemist who wrote a vast book on Chinese science which remains the longest book about China ever written in the English language. Winchester 19s lecture on The Man Who Loved China was delivered at the Royal Ontario Museum on October 14, 2010.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Engage Super League: A Skills for Life Learning Resource.
An interactive learning resource booklet on the subject of Rugby League, designed to offer the family fun educational activities to improve basic maths and English.
Author(s): Davis, Samantha

License information
Related content

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

6.2 A rational-economic perspective on risk

A rational-economic perspective generally represents risk as a combination of the expected magnitude of a gain or loss, combined with some probability distribution of anticipated outcomes. Economic ideas of risk behaviour are founded largely on expected utility theory. Expected utility theory predicts that investors will always be risk averse. The shape of the utility curve (utility plotted against increasing wealth) is such that utility increases with wealth, but at a declining rate. This is
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

8.1 Reading 1: The Lancet Paper

Fitzpatrick, M. (2004) Chapter 8 ‘The Lancet Paper’ taken from MMR and Autism: What Parents Need to Know, London, Routledge. Copyright © 2004 Michael Fitzpatrick.

We identified associated gastrointestinal disease and developmental regression in a group of previously normal children, which was generally associated in time with possible environmental triggers.

(Wakefield et al., 1998,
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

The rise and fall of the interrobang


Author(s): The Economist

License information
Related content

Rights not set

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
Author(s): The iTunes U team

License information
Related content

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions terms and conditions), this content is made available under a http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2

2 Gaynor and Liz comment on Brian and Sylvia's situation

At the time of the recording, Gaynor was a social worker employed by social services. She specialised in working with older people. Liz was an occupational therapist also employed by social services. Both had extensive experience of carrying out assessments under the NHS and Community Care Act 1990.

Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

2.1 Introduction

Globalisation is used in different contexts to mean quite different things. According to the prestigious Economist magazine's Pocket Strategy: The Essentials of Business Strategy from A to Z, globalisation is: ‘The marketing of uniform products around the globe, based on an idea put forward by Harvard's Theodore Levitt in an article published in the Harvard Business Review in 1983’ (The Economist Books, 1998, p. 88). In his article ‘The globalization of markets’,
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

3.7.1 Deafblindness

There are about 23,000 deafblind people in the UK. Some are totally deaf and totally blind, while others have some hearing and/or some vision (RNID, 2005, ‘Deafblind people’). Those who are totally blind may read Braille. Totally deafblind people may use the deafblind manual alphabet to communicate if they cannot hear or speak and cannot see sufficiently to use full sign language. The deafblind alphabet allows the ‘speaker’ to spell out words on the ‘listener's’ hand using specifi
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

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

2.4 The atmosphere and polar ice

David A. Rothery Teach Yourself Planets, Chapter 6, pp. 66-75, Hodder Education, 2000, 2003.

Copyright © David Rothery

The Moon's atmosphere is almost as insubstantial as Mercury's, and probably has much the same origin. The Clementine mission returned our first clear views of the lunar poles, showing sites in particular near the south pole that are permanently in shadow, and which could therefore be places where ice might accumulate (Figure 1). Clementine's
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain correctly the meaning of the emboldened terms in the main text and use them correctly in context

  • describe simply what a pressure wave is and give a simple explanation of sound in terms of a travelling pressure wave

  • explain ‘cycle’ in terms of an oscillating source and the pressure wave it produces

  • relate amplitude (including peak-to-peak and r.m.s.), frequency, period and
    Author(s): The Open University

    License information
    Related content

    Copyright © 2016 The Open University