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1 The size of numbers

Numbers are used to specify a quantity or amount. For example, people give their ages as a number of years: ‘I am 51 years old’ or ‘I am five and a half’. Votes in elections may be described in thousands. Temperatures are measured in positive and negative degrees Celsius. Numbers smaller than one may be expressed as fractions or decimals. This section considers whole numbers, decimals, fractions and negative numbers and reminds you of the essence of a number – how ‘big’ it is.
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Charlie Chaplin - Table Top Ballet
This is a one-minute clip from the silent film era of Charlie Chaplin entertaining four women using two forks and two dinner rolls as a kind of puppet to create a ballet of sorts. The action is set to classical music and is very funny - a great example of Charlie Chaplin's humor. (01:02)
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Univariate continuous distribution theory
This free course looks at a number of the basic properties of statistical models. Section 1 is concerned with the distributions of continuous random variables which are described by their probability density functions (pdfs) and cumulative distribution functions (cdfs). Section 2 is concerned with moments and covers, the concept of expectation or expected value, the familiar notion of the mean, also known as the first moment, two general definitions of moments, variance, random variables linked
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Introduction

Human societies have to take urgent action to end their dependence on fossil fuels. They also have to prepare to adapt to the uncertainties inherent in global environmental changes, particularly climatic ones. We have to alter the whole path of our development and decision making in order to make our societies both environmentally adaptable and sustainable. This free course takes on the task of trying to chart some of the ways in which this might come about.

The context for these change
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1.5.2 Mathematical graphs: How do you read them?

The coordinates of a point are always given in the form

(value along the x-axis, value along the y-axis).

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7.4 Models of active galaxies

  • The standard model of an AGN consists of an accreting supermassive black hole (the engine) surrounded by a broad-line region contained within a torus of infrared emitting dust and a narrow-line region.

  • Unified models attempt to explain the range of AGNs on the assumption that they differ only in luminosity and the angle at which they are viewed.

  • One type of model attempts to unify radio-quiet AGNs. Type 1 Seyferts and type
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7.2 Film properties

In practice, we can hardly ever use just the fastest technique to put some material down onto the wafer. Before deciding how to deposit a particular layer, we must consider which film properties are important for the function of the device. The commonest requirements relate to uniformity, step coverage, composition, micro structure and stress. We shall consider each of these in detail.


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Great Performances Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Considered the most dynamic young conductor in classical music since Bernstein, 28-year-old Gustavo Dudamel begins his tenure as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in fall 2009. In this program, learn more about Dudamel, the LA Philharmonic, composer John Adams, and see a movement from John Adams' "City Noir" and Mahler's "Symphony No. 1 in D major" performed at his inaugural concert. (51:41)
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Acknowledgements

This free course is an adapted extract from the course DD305 Personal lives and social policy, which is currently out of presentation.

The following material is contained in Work: Personal Lives and Social Policy (ed. Gerry Mooney) 2004, published in association with The Policy Press © The Open University, 2004. This publication forms part of the Open University course DD305, Personal Lives and Social Policy.

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (se
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Rollback

Rollback takes on both liberal and conservative conventions and their habits of mind. The objective of the work is dramatically ambitious. Woods writes with relentless precision, like an intellectual surgeon, to convince the reader that the government is not what it says (the source of security, prosperity, peace, justice, health) it is but is rather the opposite and thereby we can and should do without it precisely in the name of promoting security, prosperity, peace justice, and health.


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Introduction to Renaissance Art, Part I
This is a video slideshow of music and images of Renaissance paintings. Famous artists are listed as well as some information about Renaissance paintings and philosophies.  (2:42)
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History of the Incas
General introduction to the history of the Inca people and their influence, which extended through an enormous area of Latin America.
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1.3.10 Summary

There is a lot of information available on Modern Languages via the internet. Try the activity below to start exploring what is available.

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Video - Spanish Holidays #3 - Holy Week
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How DNA is Translated into Proteins
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By the end of this section, you will be able to: Explain how the genetic code stored within DNA determines the protein that will form Describe the process of […]

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2.6 Faites les bilan: Sessions 1–5

Now that you have finished the first five sessions of this course, you should be able to:


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3.1.1 Treatment or management?

In the preceding paragraph you will notice that we talked generally about the treatment of conditions, but referred to ‘managing’ dyslexia. Why did we do this? It relates to the following important general issues:

Is treatment (i.e. intervention) warranted? We mentioned this issue when we were discussing sociocultural or personal distress based definitions of abnormality. Intervention is not always desir
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Applied social work practice
Making the move to residential care is one of the biggest decisions most people have to make in their lives. Focusing on staff and residents at Drummond Grange, the five video tracks in this album explore the organisational and personal aspects of the transition from independent living to residential care. It addresses the importance of selecting the right place for your needs and interests, finding ways to maintain contact with your family and adjusting to life in a new community. The material
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