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2.2.2 Precision

Measuring the same sample should give the same result every time if the equipment is precise. In practice, the information displayed by a measuring device can depend on several factors (such as temperature and humidity) and can drift slightly over time. Nevertheless, during the time it takes to complete a measurement sequence, all measurements ought to remain within a specified, small margin of error, often marked on the equipment. We will see later on, in Author(s): The Open University

Corruption in America's Banks?
The financial industry brought the economy to its knees, but how did they get away with it? With the nation wondering how to hold the bankers accountable, Bill Moyers sits down with Bill Black, the former senior regulator who cracked down on banks during the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s. Black offers his analysis of what went wrong and his critique of the bailout. And, Bill Moyers talks with alternative media heavyweights Glenn Greenwald and Amy Goodman about what can and can't be add
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Season 2 – Lesson 09 – Coffee Break Spanish
Coming up in this lesson:

This week on Coffee Break Spanish we’re taking a further look at adjectives and we’ll be doing more practice using adjectives and making them agree with the word they describe. We’ll also take a look at describing people, including talking about hair and eyes.

Please note that lesson 09 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 209 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our l
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This course covers the principles of materials science and cell biology underlying the design of medical implants, artificial organs, and matrices for tissue engineering. Methods for biomaterials surface characterization and analysis of protein adsorption on biomaterials. Molecular and cellular interactions with biomaterials are analyzed in terms of unit cell processes, such as matrix synthesis, degradation, and contraction. Mechanisms underlying wound healing and tissue remodeling following imp
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21M.603 Principles of Design (MIT)
This course deals with advanced design theories and textual analysis. Emphasis is placed on script analysis in general, as well as the investigation of design principles from a designer's perspective. Students also refine technical skills in rendering and presentation, historical research, and analysis. Class sessions include interaction with student/faculty directors and other staff designers. The goal of this course is for students to approach text with a fresh vision and translate that vision
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1.3.6 Journals

Journals and articles written by academics or experts are an excellent source of information. Journals are usually published monthly or quarterly, and contain a selection of articles providing details of recent research. Often they will also contain reviews of relevant books. They are usually published more quickly than books, and so are often more up to date.

To access content of journals, most publishers require a subscription. There are, however, some journals which you can freely ac
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7.51 Graduate Biochemistry (MIT)
The tools and analytical methods that biochemists use to dissect biological problems. Analysis of the mode of action and structure of regulatory, binding, and catalytic proteins.
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1.010 Uncertainty in Engineering (MIT)
This course gives an introduction to probability and statistics, with emphasis on engineering applications. Course topics include events and their probability, the total probability and Bayes' theorems, discrete and continuous random variables and vectors, uncertainty propagation and conditional analysis. Second-moment representation of uncertainty, random sampling, estimation of distribution parameters (method of moments, maximum likelihood, Bayesian estimation), and simple and multiple linear
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The week ahead: Sturgeon's Scoxit gambit
Host Josie Delap investigates whether Britain's vote to leave the EU will give Scottish Nationalist Party leader Nicola Sturgeon enough momentum to take Scotland out of the United Kingdom. Also: resurgent racism in South Africa and the battle to liberate Mosul
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This course focuses on the complexities associated with security and sustainability of states in international relations. Covering aspects of theory, methods and empirical analysis, the course is in three parts, and each consists of seminar sessions focusing on specific topics.
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Humanistic management, human dignity and the promotion of the common good. Michael Pirson
Michael Pirson, PhD, (Fordham School of Business, Fordham University), defines Humanistic Management as a way of organizing that embraces the notion of human dignity and aims to promote the common good.
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9.3.2 Identify what you hope to achieve

It is a good idea to know not only what you are trying to achieve, but also when you have achieved it, so it is important that your goals are clear and that you can easily measure your progress against them. Setting realistic targets, planning actions and modifying those plans in the light of experience are all part of developing this key skill, but this time they need to be done and negotiated within the group.

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4.3 Summary

If social researchers are to be effective in understanding people, they need to be detached from common sense (the perspective of the person on the street). However, they should not be so detached that they fall into the trap of imposing their own categories upon the object without regard for the experience of those involved (the perspective of the expert).

The standpoint of the ‘stranger’ provides a way of mediating between the detached position of the scientist and the personal ex
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • contribute to the implementation of project activities

  • monitor, and recommend adjustments to activities, resources and plans

  • maintain communications with project stakeholders

  • contribute to developing solutions to project problems.


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Professor Paul Bloom offers a preview of his upcoming Coursera class "Moralities of Everyday Life." In this introductory lecture, Professor Bloom outlines some of the major issues in moral psychology that course participants will explore throughout the six week class. The course launches January 20, 2014.
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5.6.3 Conformation and crystallinity

If there are key connections between the chain configuration and crystallisation, you might also expect some more subtle effects from rotation about chain bonds. After all, polymer chains must be able to twist into the regular conformation demanded for crystal structures (Figure 57(a)). And what influence will rotation have on
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22.39 Integration of Reactor Design, Operations, and Safety (MIT)
This course integrates studies of engineering sciences, reactor physics and safety assessment into nuclear power plant design. Topics include materials issues in plant design and operations, aspects of thermal design, fuel depletion and fission-product poisoning, and temperature effects on reactivity, safety considerations in regulations and operations, such as the evolution of the regulatory process, the concept of defense in depth, General Design Criteria, accident analysis, probabilistic risk
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