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Beyond The Fourth Dimension
Professor Ian Sloan from the University of New South Wales in Australia explores how it is possible to work in unimaginable worlds and the practicality of this – ranging from problems in the finance industry to groundwater flows.
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2.12 Fluid balance

Although a person can survive for several weeks without food, without fluids, someone can survive for only a few days. A loss of water equivalent to just 1% of body weight is enough to make someone feel thirsty and to have an effect on ability to concentrate. Such a loss has been shown in some studies in schools to result in a 10% decrease in the mental performance of children. A 4% loss results in dizziness and reduced muscle power. By the time there is a 6% loss, the heart is racing and swe
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5.2 Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes was previously called insulin-dependent diabetes. This is because in people with Type 1 diabetes their pancreas fails to produce insulin and they are dependent on taking insulin for their treatment. It would be useful to look back at Figure 5 to remind yourself of the actions of insulin. As we have already discuss
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The moral equality of combatants
This free course introduces and explores the idea of the moral equality of combatants and discusses the question of the basis of liability to killing in war. It invites students to understand and assess the epistemological argument for the moral equality of combatants and other arguments for and against this idea. First published on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 as Author(s): Creator not set

6 1 The relationship between EU law and domestic law

It is important to understand the relationship between EU law and the domestic (national) law of the EU member states. This is guided by a number of important principles.


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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • lay out and, where appropriate, label simple mathematical arguments

  • understand the precise mathematical meaning of certain common English words

  • understand and use common mathematical symbols

  • write clear, unambiguous mathematical solutions using appropriate notation

  • identify and modify some sources of ambiguity or inappropriate use of notation in a mathematical solution.
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6 Manipulating data in computers: introduction

Sections 1 to 5 of this course have shown that in a computer all types of data are represented by binary codes, and that programmers must make sure that the programs they write treat this data appropriately in any particular application: as text if it is intended to be text, as a binary fraction if it is intended to be a binary fraction, and so on.

Programmers must also ensure that the programs manipulate the binary codes in an appropriate way for the particular application. But what so
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2.2 Evaporation

At an interface with the atmosphere, water changes its state from a liquid to a vapour in response to an increase in temperature caused by an external heat source. This temperature change is normally the result of solar radiation. The transfer of moisture into the air is called evaporation. The process is also controlled by the relative humidity, or level of vapour saturation, of the air. The greater the relative humidity of the air, the less likely it is that evaporation will take place for
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6.1 Concentrating energy

As far as human needs are concerned, there is a marked difference between 'dilute' and 'concentrated' energy. Water vapour in the atmosphere, for example, has considerable Author(s): The Open University

Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey
Exercises and resources for conducting a Light Intensity Survey. "To measure the levels of light in a particular area, we need to use a device called a Light Meter, which measures the intensity of light in the vicinity of the sensor and displays the reading."
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Picozone : Maak je eigen tijdschrift
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Een Picozine is het kleinste tijdschrift van de planeet. Via deze site maak je je eigen minitijdschrift of download, print, vouw, niet en snij je de Picos van anderen.


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A Guide to Field Trips created by the Teacher Education Board
This site is designed to help preservice and in-service educators develop real and virtual field trips.  It was developed by the MERLOT Teacher Education Editorial Board to pull together some great materials that we've used in our planning and teaching.  Each of the materials is available in MERLOT and many have been peer reviewed.  The materials could be used in a teacher education class as an assignment for preservice teachers to develop and plan a field trip, or for inservice e
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1 Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes

The main teaching text of this course is provided in the workbook below. The answers to the exercises that you'll find throughout the workbook are given in the answer book. You can access it by clicking on the link under the workbook. When prompted to watch the video for this course, return to this page and watch the clips below. After you've watched the clips, return to the workbook.

Click the link below to open the workbook (PDF, 0.6 MB).

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TALAT Lecture 2402: Design Recommendations for fatigue loaded structures
This lecture presents calculation of design stresses for variable stress ratios in practice, explanation on the background of design recommendations; it demonstrates the concept of partial safety factors and supply appropriate background information for aluminium; it enables the designer to evaluate service behavior of structural details on a more sophisticated level applying the same principles as in current design recommendations; it provides understanding of the fatigue design procedure accor
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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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Moodle 2.0 Lesson - part 2
This video shows you how to add question pages to your Moodle 2.0 lesson. It continues from the previous video, where we created a simple linear lesson of content pages. (03:02)
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5.8 Plagiarism

Referencing is not only useful as a way of sharing information, but also as a means of ensuring that due credit is given to other people's work. In the electronic information age, it is easy to copy and paste from journal articles and web pages into your own work. But if you do use someone else's work, you should acknowledge the source by giving a correct reference.

Taking someone's work and not indicating where you took it from is termed plagiarism and is regarded as an infringement of
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Form and uses of language
In this free course, Form and uses of language, we will consider how language can be used in different ways for different purposes. To do this we will use the theme of memorial and commemoration. In the first section we briefly discuss the life of the poet Siegfried Sassoon before examining both his poetry and his prose. Through this we will see how Sassoon conveys meaning in different ways for different audiences using different forms. Following this we discuss more generally how different mean
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1.4.2 Racism

You may want to question whether the term ‘sexism’ is a useful one to help understand the Beveridge vision, but you can probably agree that there is an idea about the family and about the ‘natural’ responsibility of women to do caring work that kept caring off the public agenda. But this still leaves the theme of ‘racism’ and the idea of the ‘nation’. You caught a glimpse of the importance of this a little earlier in Beveridge's confident remark about women having duties to en
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Investigating addiction
A short introduction to this album.
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