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Statistical Mechanics Lecture 4 (April 20, 2009)
classical quantum physics, science, biology, engineering, theory, thermodynamics, math, formula, space, statistics, variable, methodology, probability distribution, entropy, Helm-Holtz free energy, control parameter, ideal gas, calculate system pressure,
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3.2 Complexity and rich pictures
Do you need to change the way you think when faced with a complex situation? This unit examines how systemic thinking and practice enables you to cope with the connections between things, events and ideas. By taking a broader perspective complexity becomes manageable and it is easier to accept that gaps in knowledge can be acceptable.
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Activity 6
Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child introduced the right of children to have a say in issues affecting them. Although historic accounts demonstrate some children’s willingness and ability to express an opinion pre dating the UNCRC, a more visible emphasis on children’s involvement and participation, particularly in the design and delivery of children’s services, has been identified in its wake. Theory, practice guidelines and practitioner accounts are used to help th
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Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child introduced the right of children to have a say in issues affecting them. Although historic accounts demonstrate some children’s willingness and ability to express an opinion pre dating the UNCRC, a more visible emphasis on children’s involvement and participation, particularly in the design and delivery of children’s services, has been identified in its wake. Theory, practice guidelines and practitioner accounts are used to help th
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3.4 Pharmaceuticals for mental health: a brief history
Take a new and different look at mental health. This unit invites you to think differently about life's dilemmas by taking account of the views of all concerned, especially people experiencing mental distress. It explores ideas and practice in mental health, and will appeal to a wide range of people.
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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Alpine Skiing and Vibration Damping
By: nsf Kam Leang, a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Tom Watson, of Watson Performance in Hood River, Ore., describe how advanced materials and engineering help reduce unwanted vibration, optimizing the performance of athletes. Provided by the National Science Foundation & NBC Learn
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Achieving public dialogue
There are a wide range of interactions between ‘science’ and ‘the public’. Examples range from visiting a museum, or indulging in a science-related hobby, to reading a newspaper article about a breakthrough in the techniques of therapeutic cloning. Many of these interactions could be said to be ‘passive’. This unit explores the practicalities of the public becoming more ‘active’ in the direction of science practice by ‘two-way’ interactions, with dialogue taking place between
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Studying mammals:
This unit brings together a collection of units from the OpenLearn site that would be of interest to anyone wishing to study Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection and how his work has gone on to influence other work around this theory.
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Care of Patients in the Postpartum Period

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These are reference Open Educational Resources selected for residents in obstetrics and gynecology. This collection was developed in response to a request from the 1000+ OBGYN Consortium for supplemental learning materials based on topics from
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8 Further resources
How do ‘welfare to work’ programmes such as the New Deal take into account and shape people's personal lives? This unit looks at how participation in, and drop-out from, ‘workfare’ programmes are interpreted within different theoretical perspectives, and uses two case studies to connect the theory with the reality of people's lives.
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7.4 Conclusion
How do ‘welfare to work’ programmes such as the New Deal take into account and shape people's personal lives? This unit looks at how participation in, and drop-out from, ‘workfare’ programmes are interpreted within different theoretical perspectives, and uses two case studies to connect the theory with the reality of people's lives.
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7.3 The importance of the individual and gender: post-structuralism and feminism
How do ‘welfare to work’ programmes such as the New Deal take into account and shape people's personal lives? This unit looks at how participation in, and drop-out from, ‘workfare’ programmes are interpreted within different theoretical perspectives, and uses two case studies to connect the theory with the reality of people's lives.
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mobil keluarga ideal dan terbaik indonesia adalah motto baru dari toyota astra indonesia. Mereka mengeluargakan motto ini agar masyarakat indonesia lebih mengenal dan menyukai mobil untuk […]

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Numbers: Getting to grips with division
Do you want to improve your ability to divide one number from another, especially if decimals are involved, without having to rely on a calculator? This unit will help you get to grips with division and give you some practice in doing it.
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Predicting the Behaviour of Techno-Social Systems: How Informatics and Computing Help to Fight Off G
We live in an increasingly interconnected world of 'techno-social' systems, where infrastructures composed of different technological layers are interoperating within the social component that drives their use and development. The multi-scale nature and complexity of these networks are crucial features in understanding and managing them. In the last decade advances in performance in computer technology, data acquisition and complex networks theory allow the generation of sophisticated simulation
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1.2.1 What evidence are we reading?

Although we live in a society where a huge amount of information is available in the form of numbers, some of us still feel a mental fog descend when we are asked to deal with them. This is because numerical information is information in a very condensed and abstract form. A number on its own means very little. You have to learn to read it. Numeracy (the ability to work with numbers) is a skill that we can learn. It is a very useful skill, because it allows us to understand very quickly the <
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1 The importance of evidence

The gathering, presentation and assessment of evidence are crucial and indeed inescapable parts of the practice of social science, hence the crucial role of evidence in the circuit of knowledge (see Figure 1).

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Introduction

Social scientists collect evidence to support their claims and theories in different ways. Such evidence is crucial to the practice of social science and to the production of social scientific knowledge.

You may be aware of the idea of active reading, which is about reading with the aim of understanding and grasping something: a definition, an argument, a piece of evidence. What that suggests is that active reading is about reading and thinking at the same time. In
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