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Volcanic hazards
This Unit discusses the various hazards posed by different types of volcanic eruption, illustrated by examples from recent eruptions. The discussion is focussed around reading Chapter 5 of “Teach yourself volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis” by OU volcanologist David Rothery.
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Themes and theories for working in virtual project teams
This free course, Themes and theories for working in virtual project teams, offers an introduction to working in virtual project teams. It explains the terms and concepts related to teams and projects, and highlights the complexity around the interaction of people and technology. First published on Tue, 15 Mar 2016 as
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3.8.3 Identify ways of further improving your own learning and performance

Remember that improving your own learning and performance is not something that you can do once and then forget about it. It is a process that needs to become an integral part of your normal approach to work and study throughout your career in higher education and in the world of work. Developing and using the skill of improving your own learning and performance can enhance all other learning. As you worked through this key skill, what is it that you have learned? What can you take away with
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Introduction

In this unit we use the geometric concept of symmetry to introduce some of the basic ideas of group theory, including group tables, and the four properties, or axioms, that define a group.

Please note that this unit is presented through a series of PDF documents.

This unit is an adapted extract from the Open Unviersity course Pure ma
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Exploring the Large-Scale Nature of the Universe
The evidence is that the universe is close to uniform; it has no observable center or edges; and that it is expanding. Cosmologist James Peebles, professor emeritus at Princeton University explores the histories of these ideas and the present state of the evidence for their reliability. Series: "UC Berkeley Graduate Council Lectures" [2/2007] [Science] [Show ID: 12004]

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Derecho Mercantil II (2013)
En la actualidad las actividades empresariales se desarrollan mayoritariamente a través de formas sociales mercantiles (fundamentalmente sociedades anónimas y sociedades de responsabilidad limitada). La importancia cualitativa y cuantitativa en el mundo occidental globalizado de los empresarios sociales hace necesario conocer con precisión el régimen jurídico por el que aquellos se ordenan. Y no sólo para estar en disposición de tratar con sociedades como sujetos del tráfico jurídico, s
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Urbamedia - Development of an urban database of fragments of some Argentinian and Latin-American cit
The proposal of "Urbamedia" is to undertake the development of 3D virtual and interactive models of historical areas of Latin-American cities. The selected zone is the "Mayo Avenue" including the "Mayo Square", an historical place of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina; this project is financed by the National Agency of Scientific and Technological Development of Argentina and the University of Buenos Aires.We are presenting the first experimental model of the "Mayo Square" that has been dev
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This unit investigates certain philosophical questions concerning the nature of emotions.

This study unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course AA308 Thought and experience: themes in the philosophy of mind, which is no longer taught by the University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this Author(s): The Open University

HST.935 Narrative Ethics: Literary Texts and Moral Issues in Medicine (MIT)
This eight-session course, designed for a mixed group of first, second, third and fourth-year medical students, uses literary narratives and poetry to study ethical issues in medicine. This methodology emphasizes the importance of context, contingency, and circumstances in recognizing, evaluating, and resolving moral problems. The seminar will focus on developing the skills of critical and reflective reading that increase effectiveness in clinical medicine. Texts will include short fiction and p
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1 New Labour's approach welfare reconstruction

This audio file, recorded in 1999, explores questions about New Labour's approach to welfare reconstruction. The discussion is lead by John Clarke with contributions from Ruth Lister and Sharon Gerwitz and contains extracts of Tony Blair's speeches.

Participants in the audio programme were:

  • John Clarke Professor of Social Policy at The Open University;

  • Ruth Lister Professor of Social Policy, Loughborough Universit
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14.30 Introduction to Statistical Method in Economics (MIT)
This course is a self-contained introduction to statistics with economic applications. Elements of probability theory, sampling theory, statistical estimation, regression analysis, and hypothesis testing. It uses elementary econometrics and other applications of statistical tools to economic data. It also provides a solid foundation in probability and statistics for economists and other social scientists. We will emphasize topics needed in the further study of econometrics and provide basic prep
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24.03 Relativism, Reason, and Reality (MIT)
Are moral standards relative to cultures and/or moral frameworks? Are there incompatible or non-comparable ways of thinking about the world that are somehow equally good? Is science getting closer to the truth? Is rationality--the notion of a good reason to believe something--relative to cultural norms? What are selves? Is there a coherent form of relativism about the self? Guided by the writings of Thomas Kuhn, Gilbert Harman, Judith Thomson, John Perry and Derek Parfit, we attempt to make thes
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Introduction

Consciousness is at once the most important and most baffling aspect of the mind. It is the very heart of our existence yet it is extraordinarily difficult to describe and explain. This unit introduces consciousness, and the ‘hard problem’ it presents for a science of the mind.

This study unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course AA308 Thought and experience: themes in the philosophy of mind, which is no longer taught by the University. If you want to
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3.23 Electrical, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Materials (MIT)
This class discusses the origin of electrical, magnetic and optical properties of materials, with a focus on the acquisition of quantum mechanical tools. It begins with an analysis of the properties of materials, presentation of the postulates of quantum mechanics, and close examination of the hydrogen atom, simple molecules and bonds, and the behavior of electrons in solids and energy bands. Introducing the variation principle as a method for the calculation of wavefunctions, the course continu
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Optical Vortices and Laser Tweezers, III
By: icamvid Optical Vortices and Laser Tweezers, III Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, The University of Queensland
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Defrag: Windows 10 on UEFI, 32 vs 64 Windows for Tablets, Auto hide taskbars and more... | The Defra

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments fo
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Economic Blues: the left in government times [Audio]
Speaker(s): Euclid Tsakalotos | What are the prospects of the Left in government after the summer agreement? Can that agreement be incorporated into a political strategy that furthers social justice and a different economic model? Can Greece act as catalyst for wider progressive changes in the Eurozone and the EU? Euclid Tsakalotos (@tsakalotos) is the Greek Finance Minister. Kevin Featherstone is Hellenic Observatory Director, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies & Prof
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8. 7 Conversation Starters That Never Fail (5 Minutes A Day)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod.com – Episode #8 of LearnItalianPod “5 Minutes A Day” lesson series is now live! This one is entitled “7 Conversation Starters That Never Fail”. We’re sure there are times when you wish to start conversing in Italian, but you do not find the right words or topics to begin the conversation. [...]
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Why Africa is becoming less dependent on commodities


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