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Introduction

This unit is from our archive and it is an adapted extract from Human Biology and Health (SK220) which is no longer in presentation. If you wish to study formally at The Open University, you may wish to explore the courses we offer in this curriculum area .

This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life
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Civilisation: Who decides? Heritage and the fabrication of history
Leading architectural historian Dr Simon Thurley looks at the growing role of the state in the cultural life of the nation in the 40th Anniversary Gerald Walter's Memorial Lecture
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4.3.2 Operational excellence

Companies that pursue this [value discipline] are not primarily product or service innovators, nor do they cultivate a deep one-to-one relationship with their customers. Instead, operationally excellent companies provide middle-of-the-market products at the best price with the least inconvenience. Their proposition to customers is simple: low price and hassle-free service.

(Treacy and Wiersema, 1996)


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3 Audio and activity

Activity 1

In these audio clips, you will hear about the Chinese Welfare Association. At the time of recording, Anna Manway-Watson was its Director, and Lily Sau Han Braid, the Community Development Worker for older people
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1.1.2 Key resources

When you need to find information in health and lifestyle, how confident are you that you know the best places to search (e.g. search engines, subject gateways, online databases etc.) to find the information you need?

  • 5 – Very confident

  • 4 – Confident

  • 3 – Fairly confident

  • 2 – Not very confident

  • 1 – Not confident at all

How familiar are you with journal a
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1.2.4 What is computing with confidence?

A confident computer user is one who knows more than just the required key presses to operate the software they are using. The two most important qualities of a confident computer user are:

  • knowing how to cope when things go wrong;

  • knowing how to learn new computing skills independently.


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4.3.3 Removal of hydrocarbons

Figure 14 shows a comparative study for hydrocarbon oxidation over single-metal catalysts: it can be seen that Rh, Pd and Pt all give high conversions for A/F ratios at and above stoichiometry. Again (as in the case of CO), in the current (1996) UK three-way catalytic converter, Pt is the main component responsible for
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IDS350 Gardens of California #10 Spring 2015
An examination of the relationship between environment and the flora that surrounds us with Jerry Turney www.YouTube.com/csuDHTV [Please Subscribe]
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7.3 Depositing metals and alloys

Metal layers are used extensively in device fabrication: to carry current for both power and signals, to apply the voltages that control transistors and generate forces for MEMS, as mirrors and optical coatings, and in magnetic devices for recording media. Different applications might require a continuous film, a long track, multiple thin layers or a plug filling a ‘via hole’ through to a buried layer. The electrical properties resulting from micro structure and composition must be contro
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European Exploration: The Age of Discovery App for iPad
'Explore the new world as a European power in the 15th Century by funding and sending expeditions out into the unknown. Hire captains, build ships and outfit voyages to learn of the wonders of the new world. Expeditions can be dangerous however, so be careful or else Europe may never hear of your discoveries!This game is made possible with an Enhancing Education Through Technology competitive grant from the Virginia Department of Education.Virginia SOLs TargetedSTANDARD WHII.4aThe student will d
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2.1 Zero electrical resistance

In this section we shall discuss some of the most important electrical properties of superconductors, with discussion of magnetic properties to follow in the next section.

The most obvious characteristic of a superconductor is the complete disappearance of its electrical resistance below a temperature that is known as its critical temperature. Experiments have been carried out to attempt to detect whether there is any small residual resistance in the superconducting state. A sensitive t
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3.2 Magnetic field in a perfect conductor

When discussing the Meissner effect in Subsection 2.3, we argued qualitatively that a material that just had the property of zero resistance – a perfect conductor rather than a superconductor – would maintain a constant magnetic field in its interior, and would not expel any field that was present when the material became superconducting. We shall now show how that conclusion follows from an application of Maxwell's equations to a perfect conductor. We can then see what additional assumpt
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2.1 Introduction

The most basic requirement of a PhD thesis is high-quality research. This outcome requires obvious intellectual skills related to knowledge and intelligence, but also less obvious skills such as planning and time management. A PhD project is a multi-year research programme, and the abilities to plan effectively, to coordinate activities and to manage your time and that of others are extremely important. The aim of this course is to help you understand the planning and management skills that a
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10 Summing up

In this course, you have looked at a variety of problems all of which involved using patterns or formulas and you have also extended some of your strategies for solving problems. One of the first steps in tackling any problem is to check that you understand both the problem and the information you have been given. This step can concentrate on what the question means. However, this can also involve looking up or checking on mathematical terms, notation or definitions as in Goldbach's conjectur
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Hybridetechniek bij vrachtwagens : Cursus
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In deze cursus komen de milieuaspecten van distributievoertuigen aan bod, die nog zwaarder doorwegen dan bij de gewone voertuigen. In afwachting van motoren op waterstof of vrachtwagens met brandstofcellen zijn er weinig alternatieven. Er is …


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1.2.3 Gender and cognitive styles

Cognitive style plays a large part in the way we use and see diagrams. As a generalisation, men tend to prefer linear processes with clear cause and effect while women tend to prefer associative logic and situations where cause and effect are less clear. Similarly, men tend to use exclusive, either/or thinking which can be developed into matrices or algorithms while women are more likely to use inclusive modes of thought, disliking either/or scenarios and are more comfortable than men with pa
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Further reading

Berger and Luckmann (1967) is a classic text in the development of the social constructionist perspective within the sociological tradition. Burr (1995) offers a very thorough review of the social constructionist perspective, clearly outlining the methods of discourse analysis. Although the book draws significantly on debates within social psychology, it is of wide relevance to the social sciences more generally.


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Leadership and followership
This free course, Leadership and followership, will help you to explore what makes a good leader, recognise common leadership challenges, and identify the skills you need to develop if you want to enhance your own leadership experience. First published on Thu, 09 Aug 2018 as Author(s): Creator not set

Northeastern Men's Basketball Press Conference - vs. Drexel - Feb. 1, 2012
Northeastern men's basketball head coach Bill Coen meets with the media following Northeastern's 61-53 loss to Drexel on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Matthews Arena in Boston.
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Module team

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Course Team Chair of Production

Gillian Rose, Professor of Cultural Geography

Course Team Chair of Presentation

Chris Brook, Senior Lecturer in Geography

External Assessor

Peter Jackson, Professor of Human Geography, University of Sheffield

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