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15.094J Systems Optimization: Models and Computation (SMA 5223) (MIT)
This class is an applications-oriented course covering the modeling of large-scale systems in decision-making domains and the optimization of such systems using state-of-the-art optimization tools. Application domains include: transportation and logistics planning, pattern classification and image processing, data mining, design of structures, scheduling in large systems, supply-chain management, financial engineering, and telecommunications systems planning. Modeling tools and techniques includ
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Kent State Dedicates Two New Facilities
The Aeronautics and Technology Building and the Center for Undergraduate Excellence were both dedicated during celebrations this week. The former will serve as the home for the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology. The latter will be the home of the new University College.
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6.5 Do our answers depend on who the groups are?

Finally, perhaps our intuition about how to deal democratically with country Y depends on who we think the As, Bs and Cs are. Consider three possibilities:

  • (i) A is the UK, B is Scotland, C is the Shetland Islands

  • (ii) A is the EU, B is the UK, C is Scotland

  • (iii) A is a world government, B is the EU, C is France.

Does your intuition about the rights of communities A, B and C shift from case to case? If s
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2.1 Issues of responsibility

The aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami saw an unprecedented aid effort to assist the affected regions. In the early days after the disaster, pledges of financial assistance from overseas governments were often outstripped by the generosity of their own populaces. This was a case when ordinary people around the world saw and were moved by the tragic circumstances of others far away (Rose, 2006), and they responded with gifts of money and provisions, and even with offers of their own sk
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • make an effective business case for a change to an operations activity or similar using appropriate written and/or oral forms of communication;

  • show the widespread utility of operations management principles at all levels across all types of organisation;

  • introduce a transformation model of operations management, with stakeholder value as the principle output;

  • provide models, concepts
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A Bug Bugs Ben
This is a short video story for teaching new readers how to read better. It walks children through the story by highlighting the words on the bottom of the page as the narrator reads them. This is a great little story for beginning readers.
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References

Allison, L. (1991) Ecology and Utility: The Philosophical Dilemmas of Planetary Management, Leicester, Leicester University Press.
BBC (2008) ‘The wrong way to a warmer world?’ [online], BBC News, 3 April, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/analysis/7328634.stm (accessed 15/4/10).
van den Born, R.J.G. (2008) ‘Rethinking nature: public visions in the Netherlands
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the November 6th 2015 edition
This week: the effect of religion on generosity, American forces free maple­-syrup from captivity and a 5,000­-year­-old­ tree changes sex
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Ontology alignment
Ontology alignment - UNSPECIFIED Keywords:Semantic Web , ontology engineering , ontology matching , ontology alignment
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Sleepy Hollow, New York
Documentary- Nestled in the hills of New York's Hudson River Valley lies a place where spooky legend meets modern day life. If you have heard the legend, learn about the place in the legend.
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14.04 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (MIT)
This course focuses on the following topics: basic theory of consumer behavior; production and costs; partial equilibrium analysis of pricing in competitive and monopolistic markets; general equilibrium; welfare; and externalities. It is recommended for students planning to apply to graduate school in economics, accounting, or finance.
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3.21 Division rules

Lastly consider division. Dividing 8 by 2 means ‘How many times does 2 go into 8?’ or ‘What must you multiply 2 by to get 8?’. The answer is 4.

So to find 8 ÷ 2, you need to ask ‘What do I have to multiply 2 by to get 8?’. The answer is 4, since 2 × 4 = 8.

So 8 ÷ 2 = 4.

Similarly, to find 8 ÷ 2 you need to ask ‘what do I have to mul
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Robert Wolfe
Robert Wolfe, Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queens University, Ontario, talks about the future of the world trade system following the Doha Round
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2.2.1 Try some yourself

Activity 2

Here is a poor example of mathematical writing, although the final answer is correct. Rewrite it, correcting the layout and the mathematical punctuation.

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2.2 Describing positions along a line

To take a definite case, consider a car moving along a straight horizontal road. The car can be modelled as a particle by supposing the particle to be located at, say, the midpoint of the car. It is clearly convenient to measure the progress of the car with respect to the road, and for this purpose you might use the set of uniformly spaced red-topped posts along the right-hand side of the road (see Figure 5). The posts provide a way of assigning a unique position coordinate to the car
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8.4.1 Open-loop control

Open-loop is the crudest way of controlling etch depth. It relies on ensuring that every aspect of the process that can affect the rate of progress of the etch is kept under tight control. This can add up to a sizeable list. Table 5 shows just some parameters that affect both wet and dry etching.

Whether
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Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London.An exterior view showing people beside a water feature during the Festival of Britain in 1951. The festival commemorated the centenary of the first international exhibition.Photographed by S W Rawlings.
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1.4.7 T is for Timeliness

The date when information was produced or published can be an important aspect of quality. This is not quite as simple as saying that 'good' information has to be up to date.

Activity 9

Here is an example of a ne
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FORMATIC – Paris 2011 - Vers une santé participative : Une approche innovante. Promesses et limi

• La santé participative: Un phénomène
de mode?
• ‘Mettre le patient au centre’
• Liens avec e-gov
• Quelles innovations et approches
innovantes? Technologiques, sociétales,
médicales, informatiques ?
• Que faut-il en retenir ?


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2.171 Analysis and Design of Digital Control Systems (MIT)
This course is a comprehensive introduction to control system synthesis in which the digital computer plays a major role, reinforced with hands-on laboratory experience. The course covers elements of real-time computer architecture; input-output interfaces and data converters; analysis and synthesis of sampled-data control systems using classical and modern (state-space) methods; analysis of trade-offs in control algorithms for computation speed and quantization effects. Laboratory projects emph
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