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12.103 Strange Bedfellows: Science and Environmental Policy (MIT)
12.103 explores the role of scientific knowledge, discovery, method, and argument in environmental policymaking from both idealistic and realistic perspectives. The course will use case studies of science-intensive environmental controversies to study how science was used and abused in the policymaking process. Case studies include: global warming, biodiversity loss, and nuclear waste disposal siting. Subject includes intensive practice in the writing and presentation of "position statements" on
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History of Animation, Part 2
Part two of this series  about the history of animated film starts with the animated film, Felix the Cat.
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Advanced Digital Manufacturing Techniques (CAM) in Architecture
Building projects today are not only born out digitally, but they are also realized digitally through "file-to-factory" processes of computer aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer numerically controlled (CNC) technologies. It was the challenge of constructability that brought into question, what new instruments of practice are needed to take advantage of the opportunities opened up by the digital modes of production, instead of whether a particular form is buildable. In this case of building co
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21M.302 Harmony and Counterpoint II (MIT)
In this subject, we explore the harmonic, melodic, and formal practices of western music, principally the so-called "Classical" idiom of central Europe, ca. 1750-1825. Topics include a quick review of material covered in 21M.301, chromatic harmony (viio7, bII6, and chords of the augmented sixth), and chromatic modulation; lecture study and discussion are complemented by work in the keyboard laboratory and sight-singing laboratory. All areas of study will be integrated in a semester-lon
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1.2.6 Summary of Section 1.2

  1. Many people wish to limit the number of their offspring, and so resort to contraceptive measures.

  2. Chemical contraceptives interrupt the production of gametes, or prevent implantation.

  3. Mechanical or barrier contraceptives prevent egg and sperm from meeting and, in the case of IUDs, prevent implantation.

  4. Surgical methods of contraception involve physical alteration of the reproductive tract so as to prevent eggs and
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4.7 Summary

  • Piaget proposed that all children pass through an ordered sequence of stages of cognitive development. This development arises through the processes of intrinsic motivation, assimilation and accommodation and equilibriation.

  • Children's actions on the environment are the basic building blocks of development.

  • Piaget argued that children reason differently to adults, as their mental representations of the world are initially centre
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5 Making a choice

If you are interviewing a shortlist of potential providers, the clearer you are in your own mind about what you require, the more effective your selection is likely to be. Given the size of the investment you are likely to be considering and its potential impact on the organisation, this selection process may be at least as significant as the selection of a senior manager, and you should invest appropriate effort in making your choice. You will want to think carefully about the process you wi
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2.3 From ear to phoneme: the phonological problem

The phonological problem is the problem of knowing which units (words, calls) are being uttered. The speech signal is a pattern of sound, and sound consists of patterns of minute vibrations in the air. Sounds vary in their frequency distribution. The sound of a flute playing is relatively harmonic. This means that the energy of the sound is concentrated at certain frequencies of vibration. A plot of the energy of a sound against the frequency at which that energy occurs is called a spe
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2.1 Conversing with environment

Consider a situation involving what might be regarded as eco-social collapse. For example, the trigger of global warming (caused primarily by use of fossil fuels in developed countries) has encouraged the rapid development of biofuel agriculture through grants from rich countries in the global North to Brazil and other tropical countries in the global South. This has generated both ecological problems (deforestation, pesticide pollution, etc.) and socio-economic problems – particularly with
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8.5.3 Negotiate the option to be taken forward

In many contexts problem-solving activities will involve other people. You may need to seek permissions, advice, support and resources from a range of people, such as your tutor, manager, group or team colleagues, or others who may have authority over or be affected by your work.

Some aspects of negotiation are:

  • gaining the co-operation of colleagues, as necessary;

  • establishing the availability of resources, including staffing;<
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1.2 The relationship between stakeholders and the organisation

Public and voluntary sector organisations do not have the same shareholder obligations as those in the private sector. However, as the distinction between public and private sector organisations becomes blurred, there are concerns that the ethical role of public service organisations – defined as acting in the public interest through a public service ethos – is being undermined. As public service and non-profit organisations are increasingly expected to achieve targets and become more ‘
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Exercice 12 (Equations différentielles) [07002] (Vidéo)

Limite de solutions d'équations différentielles.

Bonus (à 9'15'') : Exercice : solutions bornées d'une
équation différentielle linéaire du second ordre à coefficients constants.

Exo7. Cours et exercices de mathématiques pour les étudiants.
Retrouvez la correction écrite sur http://exo7.emath.fr


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Collection of Adolph William Schmidt, 1957-1965
The collection contains information about the Atlantic Union including records, correspondence, and proceedings that relate to the formation of a Union among Western democracies collected by Adolph William Schmidt while he served as a delegate.
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • identify the common features shown by tree-dwelling mammals from different groups

  • show an awareness of the difficulties of classifying primates, especially in relation to the position of the prosimians

  • give an account of opportunities and challenges encountered by tree-dwelling mammals and of evolved adaptations linked with arboreal life

  • provide examples of the closeness (and sometime
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The week ahead: Star pupil


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This National Geographic maps allows students to explore the relative location of places in Mississippi and Mississippi's relative location to other states.  
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Changing the way we work
What does the future hold for our working lives? This album explores the ways in which organisations are changing; the breaking down of traditional hierarchical structures, the increasing emphasis on self-management, customer-orientated teams, the use of technology to enable more remote working and the blurring of boundaries between organisations, as they form partnerships with each other. It also asks how these changes will affect the way managers will work in the future. This material forms pa
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1.2 Nucleic acids: genetic, functional and structural roles in the cell

The first role that one immediately thinks about for nucleic acids is that of an inherited genetic material, principally in the form of DNA. In some cases, the inherited genetic material is RNA instead of DNA. For example, almost 60% of all characterised viruses have RNA genomes and these are more common in plant viruses than in animal viruses. There is considerable variation in the amount of genetic material present within organisms (Author(s): The Open University

Eating Routines & ADHD
Eating Routines & ADHD. Part of the series: Drug-Free ADHD Treatment Options. Manage your ADHD in a natural way. Learn how eating regularly can help those with ADHD in this video clip from a medical professional. (1:16)
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