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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe some key events in the evolution of life during the Palaeozoic Era, such as the first appearance of major groups of invertebrates and vertebrates, and the invasion of the land

  • identify some common types of fossil organisms that were living in Palaeozoic seas, and comment on their likely environment and geological age

  • make inferences from fossils about the biology and mode of life of some Pa
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7.5 Emission from spiralling electrons: synchrotron radiation

In the very first reading (Activity 1) we encountered the term ‘non-thermal’ describing the spectrum of light emitted from AGN. In this subsection we will learn more about the most important type of non-thermal radiation: synchrotron emission.

When a charged particle moves in the presence of a magnetic field it experiences a Lorentz force, which produces an acceleration whose direction is perpendicular to both the magnetic field line and the velocity of the particle,
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2.3 What's so difficult?

Morgan's discussion helps us to think about how we can develop research, policies and interventions around ‘family’ when the key term is so problematic. But we also need to explore further just what is so difficult about this endeavour. There are also some clues to this in Morgan's discussion, in which he points out that:

  • there is a close linkage between everyday and academic language of family

  • there is a whole variety of a
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4.1 4.1 Learning from video clips

This video clip is a short feature that provides you with guidance on how to learn from video materials.

Download this video clip.
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this series of units you should:

  • have a broader understanding of contemporary Scottish society;

  • have a broader understanding of Scottish culture and identity;

  • have an understanding of the various frameworks and standards of professional recognition in Scotland;

  • be aware of the opportunities for further supported study in your chosen area.


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3.3 The Tay Bridge disaster

This unit will analyse a particular historical event, the Tay Bridge disaster of 1879. The disaster came towards the end of a period of intense development of the railway system in the UK. The bridge had materials that were well known: cast iron was used for the columns and wrought iron for the trussed girders. The construction of the bridge was, at the time, the largest single engineering project in Britain, the Tay estuary being about two miles wide near Dundee, and the bridge was the longe
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Du POS fin au PLU patrimonial (audio)

Intervention de Dominique-Pierre Masson, Inspecteur général honoraire des patrimoines, dans la cadre du comité technique du programme de recherche ANR PLU PATRIMONIAL.


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4.6.1 Connecting people to people

Compared to even five years ago (a long time in technology), tools for virtual meetings and workspaces are extremely common now in many organisations, who typically purchase specialist products rather than develop their own. Tools for virtual meetings really have to work smoothly or the results are immediately obvious, and can be very high cost (for example, one cannot afford for a meeting with an important client to ‘crash’). Organisations are therefore willing to pay for robustness, 24
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • feel more confident about studying

  • understand any grades received and how to improve them

  • overcome problems with reading and writing

  • make the most of the opportunities a higher education course provides for developing skills


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Massive database shows state judges are not representative of the people they serve
Forty-one states earn a "D" or "F" when it comes to how well their courts reflect the race, ethnicity and gender of the people they serve.
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand how to relate physical dimensions and materials properties to static and dynamic behaviour

  • demonstrate an awareness of how small features are cut out in solid materials, and how small features are built up in solid materials

  • describe the piezoelectric effect and its use for producing small-scale movement in mechanical devices

  • state the relative significance of different for
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4.4 Structural explanations II: families

Our second example of structural explanations of criminal behaviour takes a different starting point. It looks at pathological or problem families and the transmission of criminal careers within them. This work is most closely associated with the social-psychological research of David Farrington (1994).

Farrington's argument has two core components. First, he argues that criminal offending is part of a larger syndrome of anti-social behaviour. A syndrome is a medica
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5 Other people

Other people can be one of the best tools for developing your thinking. Engaging with others, for example in debate and discussion (either face-to-face or at a distance) is how we most effectively develop our thinking and construct knowledge. This is why many educational institutions encourages, for example:

  • dialogue with a tutor in writing (through the assignments)

  • participatory learning methods such as group activities in tutorials


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Josephine: -ight-
Watch Josephine as she sells some interesting items to her friends and neighbors. The goal for this segment is word family -ight-. (0:30)
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Generative Design Methods - Implementing Computational Techniques in Undergraduate Architectural Edu
In continuation to the Deceptive Landscape Installation research project (Agkathidis, Kocat?rk 2014), this paper investigates the implementation of generative design techniques in undergraduate architectural design education. After reviewing the main definitions of generative design synoptically, we have assessed the application of a modified generative method on a final year, undergraduate design studio, in order to evaluate its potential and its suitability within the framework of a research l
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Interactive Animation on the Macintosh II
The efficiency of images in communication between humans has so far been used almost exclusively by TV and other mass medias. The costs have been too great to encourage the use of images in the financially restricted everyday practice of architecture. With a range of application programs for the Apple Macintosh II the vision has come close to reality. It is now possible to create guided walks with the chance to choose different routes and views in a model of buildings and surroundings in 256 col
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Social Care: Past and Present
Issues surrounding care and welfare affect people in many different ways - it may depend on individual circumstances or on the location and nature of the community. The tracks on this album look at welfare issues faced by different communities across the UK, focusing mainly on care of the elderly, and people with physical or mental disabilities. The album also explores how care and welfare in the community has changed over the years. This material was part of The Open University course K202 C
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Liverpool Town Hall, Water Street, Liverpool. Detail view showing the upper floor, arched windows and a carved frieze with an elephant. Photographed by Eric de Mare (active 1945-80).
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