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The City, Spring 2003
Examines the evolving structure of cities, the dynamic processes that shape them, and the significance of a city's history for its future development. Develops the ability to read urban form as an interplay of natural processes and human purposes over time. Field assignments in Boston provide the opportunity to use, develop, and refine these concepts.
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Graphical representation of complex eigenvectors
The Graphical representation of complex eigenvectors simulation aims to help students make connections between graphical and mathematical representations of complex eigenvectors and eigenvalues. The simulation depicts two components of a complex vector in the complex plane, and the same vector under several transformations that can be chosen by the user. A slider allows students to change the second component of the initial vector. The simulation shows whether or not the vector is an eigenvector
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Mary Todd Lincoln - Meeting Abraham
Watch a biography video about Mary Todd Lincoln and how she sought out meeting and marrying Abraham Lincoln. (02:53)
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Regime Uncertainty: Some Clarifications

Private investment is the most important driver of economic progress. Entrepreneurs need new structures, equipment, and software to produce new products, to produce existing products at lower cost, and to make use of new technology that requires embodiment in machinery, plant layouts, and other aspects of the existing capital stock. When the rate of private investment declines, the ra
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Humanitarian Innovation Project: launch event
Special seminar by Dr Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom and Dr Naohiko Omata (University College Dublin) recorded on 15 November 2012 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. HIP is a new project based at the Refugee Studies Centre, researching the role of technology, markets and the private sector to identify new and sustainable humanitarian solutions. The launch event consisted of a panel discussion on the following topics: Humanitarian innovation and refugee pr
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The University of Memphis Study Abroad trip to London and Berlin.
The Department of Political Science at the U of M has a study abroad opportunity as part of a class on state formation and national identities in Europe. Contact mkaelbrr@memphis.edu for more information.
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The Science of Good Cooking | Lecture 10 (2012)
Jack Bishop, Editorial Director at Cook's Illustrated and an Editor on The Science of Good Cooking Dan Souza, Associate Editor of Cook's Illustrated
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Autonomous mechanisms in architectural design systems
The development of architectural design systems that describe fully the form, structure and behaviour of a design relies heavily on the incorporation of intelligence in the representations, analyses, transformations and transactions used by the computer. Traditionally such intelligence takes either of two forms. The first is a methodical framework that guides actions supported by the design system (usually in a top-down fashion). The second is local, intelligence mechanisms that resolve discrete
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1.2 Squaring fractions and negative numbers

You have now seen how to find squares of whole numbers and decimals. What about fractions? The rule is as before: to square a fraction, just multiply it by itself.

For example:

In Example 1, you could have used Author(s): The Open University

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1.4 Offshore fragments of industry: the negative standpoint

Nike Inc., the US sportswear firm, did in fact take the lead in organising its overseas manufacturing business on a subcontracting basis (Donaghu and Barff, 1990). Early on in the 1970s, it established a web of contractual relationships (or partnerships, as it preferred to call them), with factories in Taiwan and South Korea, to produce its branded footwear. Of these factories, the big-volume producers among them were also contracted to other Western firms to produce a range of footwear. Nike
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3.1 Frequency and period

In Figure 11 you saw that waveform (b) had a much shorter period than waveform (a). Hence waveform (b) completes more cycles of oscillation in a second than does waveform (a). Waveform (b) is said to have a higher frequency than waveform (a). The frequency of an oscillation (usually repre
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2.3 Pressure waves and cycles

In this section we shall be looking at the behaviour and properties of pressure waves in the atmosphere.

Sound originates from the motion or vibration of an object. Let's look at an example of a sound wave generated by a vibrating tuning fork. The prongs of the tuning fork move backwards and forwards cyclically. A cycle is a complete series of movements up to the point where the movement starts to repeat itself. As the prongs of the fork vibrate back and forth they push on neighbouring
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3.1 Your experience of innovation

Before I look in more detail at what's involved in the processes of invention and innovation, I want you to consider your own experience of innovation as an end user.

Now attempt Exercise 1. Consider the impact of one innovation on you and your family and, using the internet, look briefly at the development history behind that innovation. You'll need to make notes summarising what you discover, so make sure you have some means of recording the information and your comments.


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2.4 Image

In the city of Rome the emperor glorified his relationship with the provinces. Here you will consider how the emperor was exalted in the provinces. It was impossible for the emperor to be seen personally by all his subjects and so methods were employed to publicise his face and name – to overcome geographic distance by making the emperor familiar to his people. Standardised images of the emperor – on statues, busts and coins – were widely copied and placed in prominent public locations.
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2.1 Looking in detail at Thugga

In this section you will be looking in more detail at the city of Thugga and working with the video and further evidence. This study of a city will then broaden out to consider other forms of material and visual evidence from different parts of Africa; you will also watch more video sequences. This section focuses upon one aspect of Romano-African culture: the interplay between Roman culture and indigenous African culture. This theme is one of a range of ‘binary oppositions’ which may be
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1.1 Line graphs

A line graph is a method of showing a relationship between two variables, such as the output of an organisation and the associated costs. There are some special terms that you need to understand in order to create and interpret line graphs. These terms include: the axes, the origin, the intercept and the slope (or gradient).

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2.2 Regulatory initiatives

Box 2 Political will

‘We know the solution: sustainable development. The issue is political will.’

Prime Minister Tony Blair, World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, 2 September 2002


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2.1 The response of business

For most of human history, our influence on the planet has been small (i.e. sustainable). The waste produced by our presence has traditionally been dealt with by a process of dilution; burying things, or perhaps dumping them in the ocean, was a viable proposition because we were few and the land and the oceans were vast. Mankind was a minor perturbation on the planetary ecosystem. But with change as the ever-present factor, we grew in both numbers and influence.

In the last century, the
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4.2 Moving towards greater equality in older age? Old Labour, pension reform and the continuity of a

The mid 1970s heralded a period in which the Labour Government introduced a series of reforms in the pension arena that potentially promised a more secure retirement for older, working-class people. Stripping away some of the patriarchal assumptions that had informed the Beveridgean settlement, the 1975 Social Security Pensions Act promised particular benefits for women and other low-paid workers. For example, the dual aspects of many women's lives – involving both unpaid and paid work –
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