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How technology can help older people
44th Annual Lecture of Bath Institute of Medical Engineering (BIME) Professor Gail Mountain, Professor of Health Services Research (Assisted Living Research) at University of Sheffield; Director of EPSRC-funded SMART Consortium & Principle Director of KT-EQUAL Consortium will describe how technology can be used to meet the needs of an ageing population.
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4-point bending under a circular polariscope of annealed polycarbonate bar with a notch
Annealed, polycarbonate bar with notch undergoing 4-point bending under a circular polariscope. From TLP: Introduction to photoelasticity, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/photoelasticity/index.html
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4.2 Equivalence relations

Our formal definition of an equivalence relation involves three key properties. A relation that has these three properties partitions the set on which the relation is defined, as we show later in this subsection.

Introduction

Graphs are a common way of presenting information. However, like any other type of representation, graphs rely on shared understandings of symbols and styles to convey meaning. Also, graphs are normally drawn specifically with the intention of presenting information in a particularly favourable or unfavourable light, to convince you of an argument or to influence your decisions.

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Composing with MIDI
In the last 50 years, developments in technology have had a profound effect on the production, recording and manipulation of music. The 8 video tracks in this album introduce Simon Whiteside, a television and film composer, explore his recording studio and explain how he uses MIDI to create music for films and television programmes. Using an example of one of the programmes he has worked on, Simon illustrates the technical and creative processes involved. This material forms part of TA212 Techno
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How to Become a Memory Master
Idriz is passionate about teaching others how to improve their memories and believes that with the right practice, almost everyone can get a super-memory. (17:05)

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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Engineering. 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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3.5.1 Try some yourself

Activity 26

Answer the following questions

  • (a) What is 40% as a fraction?

  • (b) What is  
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4.2 Diagrams for understanding

Diagrams for understanding are best developed within the creativity phase, though sometimes you can go straight on to using a diagram more suitable to the connectivity phase. Most diagrams for understanding begin at the centre of the sheet of paper and work outwards. Buzan's (1974) spray diagram is built up from an initial idea with its branches; these branches have their own branches and so on until you reach the detail at the end of each twig. This technique is particularly useful fo
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2.3 A society fascinated by crime?

To make an analogy with the now outmoded vinyl record, if ‘the fear of crime’ track is the A-side of this hit record, the track on the B-side is ‘the fascination with crime’. Fascination may seem an unusual word to associate with the pressing social problem of crime, given its harmful and destructive consequences. After all, we often associate being fascinated with being allured or charmed by someone or something. How might such feelings be associated with those fearful things we call
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The Changing Image of the City
The image and structure of a town are constantly subject to a dynamic process of change and continuity. Visual material, such as photographs, historical maps, town plans, drawings and prints, show us the impact of these changes on the image of a town. The main point of departure of this study stems from the question of how this process of change and continuity is visually detectable in a town or city. The fact that the ideas about the appearance of a city (gradually) change, can be read from the
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2.2.3 Model 3: African + Roman = African persistence and no evidence of Roman traits dominating (sep

This scenario sees African culture surviving following the Roman conquest, and where Roman culture is visible it does not replace preexisting practice. Here we might imagine a laissez-faire attitude on the part of the Roman state, allowing the conquered people to carry on in their previous ways and the African people not needing to, or wanting to, adopt Roman customs, practices, forms of representation and cultural identity. In this model we might expect to find Roman and African trait
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6 What you should present

This assessment course has two parts. Part A requires you to plan, monitor, evaluate and reflect upon your skills, and present evidence of that process. Part B requires you to select concise examples of your work that demonstrate what you have done to improve and apply your skills. Together the two parts form a portfolio of your achievements. You can use the guidance, Bookmarks and Skills Sheets included in the OpenLearn course U529_1 Key skills – making a difference to help
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References

Department of Health (2011) UK Physical Activity Guidelines [Online], Available from https://www.gov.uk/ government/ publications/ uk-physical-activity-guidelines (Accessed
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Podcasting
This case study describes the use of pod casts to support and enhance student decision making in the development and running of a new simulated company using business simulation software
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Clinical Trial Protocol Development
Dr Phaik Yeong Cheah, Head of Clinical Trials at the Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit in Bangkok, Thailand discusses clinical trial protocol development. This lecture is an introduction to the topic and gives an overview from initial concept through to GCP requirements, ethical considerations, study drugs and procedures and safety reporting.
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4.1 Nets on surfaces

In Section 4 we introduce the third of the numbers we associate with a surface – the Euler characteristic. This is used in the Classification Theorem, which we state at the end of the section. To define the Euler characteristic, we need the idea of a subdivision of a surface, which we introduce by first considering the i
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain what privacy means and what a right to privacy protects

  • identify the conflicts between privacy and other human rights and interests

  • summarise the elements which must be proven to show a breach of confidence

  • discuss the circumstances in which a confidence will not be protected

  • demonstrate that you are able to read and analyse legal materials (cases, statute and a
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Vanderbilt launches test balloon in preparation for total solar eclipse research
Vanderbilt University is part of a national NASA project to give scientists a view of the eclipse from the edge of space. The high altitude balloon, launched by Vanderbilt, will carry a 12 pound payload or scientific instruments for research and a camera for live streaming. Follow Vanderbilt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanderbiltu, on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vanderbiltu andkeep reading »
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Introduction to Eighteenth century politics
Introduction to Eighteenth century politics
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