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Biodiversity Consortium : Measuring Ecological Diversity 3 : Measuring Abundance and Diversity

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This package looks at how you measure ecological diversity at the regional level, and tackles more general questions relatinv to the various diversity indices and abundance models available. This package looks at species richness, relative abundance plots, diversity indices as well as covering such issues as sampling effort and the practical implications of using these statistical tests in applied ecology.

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ukoer | bioukoer | biodiversity | ecology | species | sampling effort | biodiversity indices | diversity models | species richness | broken stick | log series model | sampling | applied ecology | survey | fieldwork | measuring | diversity | biodiversity consortium | species and systematics | worlds and ecosystems | shannon index | Biological sciences | C000

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Harrop Brothers Fashion Parade 1960

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This photograph was taken by Turners, entitled 'Harrop Brothers Fashion Parade at Station Hotel'. The Harrop brothers established the yarn company Sirdar, and here you can see some of their knitted designs being modelled in a fashion parade at the Royal Station Hotel in Newcastle. Date: 11/10/1960 Turners was established in Newcastle upon Tyne in the early 1900s. It was originally a chemists shop but in 1938 become a photographic dealer. Turners went on to become a prominent photographic and video production company in the North East of England. They had 3 shops in Newcastle city centre, in Pink Lane, Blackett Street and Eldon Square. Turners' photographic business closed in the 1990s. Ref: DT.TUR-2-25202-K (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk. To purchase a hi-res copy please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk quoting the title and reference number.

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fashion | knitting | sirdar | knittedclothes | knittedoutfits | turners | 1960 | newcastle | sixties | catwalk | fashionparade | sixtiesfashion | royalstationhotel | models | catwalkmodel | wool | outfits | harropbrothers | parade | artanddesign | socialhistory | archives | abstract | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | 11101960 | harropbrothersfashionparade | fashiondesign | stationhotel | stage | newcastlefashion1940s1970s | newcastleupontyne | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | yarncompany | knitteddesigns | modelled | model | female | woman | photographicandvideoproductioncompany | turnersltd | curtain | fabric | crease | floor | interior | room | audience | seated | head | flowers | vase | table | chair | lightshade | carpet | fascinating | unusual | interesting

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3.14 Physical Metallurgy (MIT) 3.14 Physical Metallurgy (MIT)

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The central point of this course is to provide a physical basis that links the structure of metals with their properties. With this understanding in hand, the concepts of alloy design and microstructural engineering are also discussed, linking processing and thermodynamics to the structure and properties of metals. The central point of this course is to provide a physical basis that links the structure of metals with their properties. With this understanding in hand, the concepts of alloy design and microstructural engineering are also discussed, linking processing and thermodynamics to the structure and properties of metals.

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processing | structure | and properties of metals and alloys | processing | structure | and properties of metals and alloys | strength | stiffness | and ductility | strength | stiffness | and ductility | crystallography | defects | microstructure | crystallography | defects | microstructure | phase transformations | phase transformations | microstructural evolution | microstructural evolution | alloy thermodynamics and kinetics | alloy thermodynamics and kinetics | structural engineering alloys | structural engineering alloys | steel | steel | aluminum | aluminum

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The castle of Otranto: a story. Translated by William Marshal, Gent. from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, ... The castle of Otranto: a story. Translated by William Marshal, Gent. from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, ...

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ebook version of The castle of Otranto: a story. Translated by William Marshal, Gent. from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, ... ebook version of The castle of Otranto: a story. Translated by William Marshal, Gent. from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, ...

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kind | kind | ECCO | ECCO | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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3.014 Materials Laboratory (MIT) 3.014 Materials Laboratory (MIT)

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This course is a required sophomore subject in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, designed to be taken in conjunction with the core lecture subject 3.012 Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering. The laboratory subject combines experiments illustrating the principles of quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and structure with intensive oral and written technical communication practice. Specific topics include: experimental exploration of the connections between energetics, bonding and structure of materials, and application of these principles in instruments for materials characterization; demonstration of the wave-like nature of electrons; hands-on experience with techniques to quantify energy (DSC), bonding (XPS, AES, FTIR, UV/Vis and force spectroscopy), and degre This course is a required sophomore subject in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, designed to be taken in conjunction with the core lecture subject 3.012 Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering. The laboratory subject combines experiments illustrating the principles of quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and structure with intensive oral and written technical communication practice. Specific topics include: experimental exploration of the connections between energetics, bonding and structure of materials, and application of these principles in instruments for materials characterization; demonstration of the wave-like nature of electrons; hands-on experience with techniques to quantify energy (DSC), bonding (XPS, AES, FTIR, UV/Vis and force spectroscopy), and degre

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electron | electron | electronic properties | electronic properties | magnetism | magnetism | magentic properties | magentic properties | structure | structure | crystal | crystal | lattice | lattice | energy | energy | thermodynamics | thermodynamics | differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) | differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) | x-ray diffraction (XRD) | x-ray diffraction (XRD) | scanning probe microscopy (AFM | scanning probe microscopy (AFM | STM) | STM) | scanning electron microscopy (SEM) | scanning electron microscopy (SEM) | UV/Vis | UV/Vis | Raman spectroscopy | Raman spectroscopy | FTIR spectroscopy | FTIR spectroscopy | x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) | x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) | vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM) | vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM) | dynamic light scattering (DLS) | dynamic light scattering (DLS) | phonon | phonon | quantum | quantum | quantum mechanics | quantum mechanics | radiation | radiation | battery | battery | fuel cell | fuel cell | ferromagnetism | ferromagnetism | ferromagnetic | ferromagnetic | polymer | polymer | glass | glass | corrosion | corrosion

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3.35 Fracture and Fatigue (MIT) 3.35 Fracture and Fatigue (MIT)

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Investigation of linear elastic and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics. Topics include microstructural effects on fracture in metals, ceramics, polymers, thin films, biological materials and composites, toughening mechanisms, crack growth resistance and creep fracture. Also covered: interface fracture mechanics, fatigue damage and dislocation substructures in single crystals, stress- and strain-life approach to fatigue, fatigue crack growth models and mechanisms, variable amplitude fatigue, corrosion fatigue and case studies of fracture and fatigue in structural, bioimplant, and microelectronic components. Investigation of linear elastic and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics. Topics include microstructural effects on fracture in metals, ceramics, polymers, thin films, biological materials and composites, toughening mechanisms, crack growth resistance and creep fracture. Also covered: interface fracture mechanics, fatigue damage and dislocation substructures in single crystals, stress- and strain-life approach to fatigue, fatigue crack growth models and mechanisms, variable amplitude fatigue, corrosion fatigue and case studies of fracture and fatigue in structural, bioimplant, and microelectronic components.

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Linear elastic | Linear elastic | elastic-plastic fracture mechanics | elastic-plastic fracture mechanics | Microstructural effects on fracture | Microstructural effects on fracture | Toughening mechanisms | Toughening mechanisms | Crack growth resistance | Crack growth resistance | creep fracture | creep fracture | Interface fracture mechanics | Interface fracture mechanics | Fatigue damage | Fatigue damage | dislocation substructures | dislocation substructures | Variable amplitude fatigue | Variable amplitude fatigue | Corrosion fatigue | Corrosion fatigue | experimental methods | experimental methods | microstructural effects | microstructural effects | metals | metals | ceramics | ceramics | polymers | polymers | thin films | thin films | biological materials | biological materials | composites | composites | single crystals | single crystals | stress-life | stress-life | strain-life | strain-life | structural components | structural components | bioimplant components | bioimplant components | microelectronic components | microelectronic components | case studies | case studies

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21H.931 Seminar in Historical Methods (MIT) 21H.931 Seminar in Historical Methods (MIT)

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This course is designed to introduce students to fundamental issues and debates in the writing of history. It will feature innovative historical accounts written in recent years. The class will consider such questions as the words historians use, their language, sources, methods, organization, framing, and style. How does the choice of each of these affect the historian's work? How does the author choose, analyze, and present evidence? How effective are different methodologies? This course is designed to introduce students to fundamental issues and debates in the writing of history. It will feature innovative historical accounts written in recent years. The class will consider such questions as the words historians use, their language, sources, methods, organization, framing, and style. How does the choice of each of these affect the historian's work? How does the author choose, analyze, and present evidence? How effective are different methodologies?

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history | history | methodology | methodology | historian | historian | analysis | analysis | oral history | oral history | comparative history | comparative history | memory | memory | narrative | narrative | language | language | sources | sources | methods | methods | organization | organization | framing | framing | and style | and style | historical writing | historical writing | political history | political history | social history | social history | cultural history | cultural history | demographics | demographics | biographical writing | biographical writing | biography | biography | auto-biography | auto-biography | historical films | historical films | fiction | fiction | memoirs | memoirs | conventional history | conventional history | approach | approach | style | style | evidence | evidence | methodologies | methodologies | historical accounts | historical accounts

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12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT)

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Geology is the core discipline of the earth sciences and encompasses many different phenomena, including plate tectonics and mountain building, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the long-term evolution of Earth’s atmosphere, surface and life. Because of the ever-increasing demand for resources, the growing exposure to natural hazards, and the changing climate, geology is of considerable societal relevance. This course introduces students to the basics of geology. Through a combination of lectures, labs, and field observations, we will address topics ranging from mineral and rock identification to the origin of the continents, from geologic mapping to plate tectonics, and from erosion by rivers and glaciers to the history of life.

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geology | rock | mineral | igneous | sedimentary | metamorphic | paleontology | rock deformation | rheology | volcano | plate tectonics | earthquakes | field trip | topography

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528 North Second Street,Hippodrome Theatre

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Address/Title: 528 North Second Street Other Title(s): Hippodrome Theatre Photographer: Zehmer, John G. (John Granderson), 1942- Original Description (from Book): This theater is an unusual example of early twentieth century modernism. It is now a church. City/Location: Richmond (Va.) Date of photograph: ca. 1978 Map URL: maps.google.com/maps?q=37.547016+-77.437894 Original Publication: Zehmer, John G., and Robert P. Winthrop. 1978. The Jackson Ward historic district. Richmond: Dept. of Planning and Community Development. Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested. Reference URL: dig.library.vcu.edu/u?/jwh,670 Collection: VCU Jackson Ward Historic District

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400 - 402 - 404 West Clay Street

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Address/Title: 400 - 402 - 404 West Clay Street Photographer: Zehmer, John G. (John Granderson), 1942- Original Description (from Book): This three house row was built c. 1880. 400 has had its porch and cornice modernized. 402 and 404 are well-preserved with good wood porches. A handsome row. City/Location: Richmond (Va.) Date of photograph: ca. 1978 Map URL: maps.google.com/maps?q=37.549246,+-77.443705 Original Publication: Zehmer, John G., and Robert P. Winthrop. 1978. The Jackson Ward historic district. Richmond: Dept. of Planning and Community Development. Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested. Reference URL: dig.library.vcu.edu/u?/jwh,414 Collection: VCU Jackson Ward Historic District

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How likely is civil war in Turkey? More rights rather than borders could satisfy many Kurds How likely is civil war in Turkey? More rights rather than borders could satisfy many Kurds

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Is Turkey on the brink of civil war, given the recent violence against the country’s Kurdish population?  How is this violence in Turkey related to broader events both in the Middle East and Europe? A major reason behind the recent violence in Turkey is that the Kurds experienced a recent political success in Turkey’s election in 2015: the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) prevented President Erdogan from realising his dream to create an executive presidential system in Turkey, which would have implied taking more power from the parliament. At the same time, although Kurds have been immediate victims of the ... The post How likely is civil war in Turkey? More rights rather than borders could satisfy many Kurds appeared first on OxPol. Is Turkey on the brink of civil war, given the recent violence against the country’s Kurdish population?  How is this violence in Turkey related to broader events both in the Middle East and Europe? A major reason behind the recent violence in Turkey is that the Kurds experienced a recent political success in Turkey’s election in 2015: the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) prevented President Erdogan from realising his dream to create an executive presidential system in Turkey, which would have implied taking more power from the parliament. At the same time, although Kurds have been immediate victims of the ... The post How likely is civil war in Turkey? More rights rather than borders could satisfy many Kurds appeared first on OxPol.

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Region | Region | The Middle East | The Middle East

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Crowd gathers for launch

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View of the cargo ship ?Ruddbank? ready for launch at the Deptford shipyard of Sunderland Shipbuilders Ltd, 1 November 1978 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/4/PH/1/906/1/2). Tyne & Wear Archives is proud to present a selection of images from its Sunderland shipbuilding collections. The set has been produced to celebrate Sunderland History Fair on 7 June 2014. It's a reminder of the thousands of vessels launched on the River Wear and the many outstanding achievements of Sunderland?s shipyards and their workers. These photographs reflect Sunderland?s history of innovation in shipbuilding and marine engineering from the development of turret ships in the 1890s through to the design for SD14s in the 1960s. The Sunderland shipbuilding collections are full of fascinating stories. Some of these are represented in this set, such as the ?Rondefjell?, launched in two halves on the River Wear by John Crown & Sons Ltd and then joined together on the River Tyne. The set also shows the vital part that Sunderland?s shipbuilding industry played during the First World War. William Doxford & Sons Ltd built Royal Naval destroyers such as HMS Opal, which served in the Battle of Jutland, while other yards constructed cargo ships to help keep these shores supplied. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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sunderland | shipbuilding | shipyard | ship | shiplaunches | ruddbank | shipbuilders | ltd | bankline | colourphotograph | maritimeheritage | crowd | launch | cargoship | ?ruddbank? | deptfordshipyard | sunderlandshipbuildersltd | 1november1978 | sunderlandhistoryfair | 7june2014 | riverwear | workers | crew | marineengineering | dress | shoes | hat | jacket | coat | button | jumper | hair | handbag | trousers | frame | structure | blocks | crane | letters | words | debris | soil | bolts | roof | buildings | wall | building | pattern | bank | boxes | river | staircase | momentous | unusual | attentive | audience | support | launchingpad

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4.273 Introduction to Design Inquiry (MIT) 4.273 Introduction to Design Inquiry (MIT)

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This subject explores the varied nature and practice of computation in design. We will view computation and design broadly. Computation will include both work done on the computer (digital computing) and by-hand. Design will include both the process of making designs and artifacts, as well as the designs and artifacts themselves. The aim of the course is to develop a view of computation and design beyond the specifics of techniques and tools, and a critical, self-awareness of our own approaches and metaphors for computation and design. This subject explores the varied nature and practice of computation in design. We will view computation and design broadly. Computation will include both work done on the computer (digital computing) and by-hand. Design will include both the process of making designs and artifacts, as well as the designs and artifacts themselves. The aim of the course is to develop a view of computation and design beyond the specifics of techniques and tools, and a critical, self-awareness of our own approaches and metaphors for computation and design.

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design process | design process | human interaction | human interaction | representation | representation | intermediary objects | intermediary objects | expressive objects | expressive objects | shape grammars | shape grammars | design generatives | design generatives | object design | object design | design | design | computation | computation | generative algorithms | generative algorithms | digital computing | digital computing | design software | design software

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a Veterinaria I: Nematodos (2010) a Veterinaria I: Nematodos (2010)

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La asignatura ?Parasitologa Veterinaria I. Nematodos? proporciona al estudiante conocimientos sobre la morfologa, biologa, ecologa y aspectos diferenciales que presentan numerosos miembros de este grupo parasitario capaces de afectar en varios sentidos (sanitario, productivo, bienestar, etc.) a animales de compaa y abasto de inters veterinario, haciendo especial mencin a aquellos causantes de zoonosis. Se proporciona documentacin actualizada, imgenes que muestran las estructuras principales y caractersticas de los diferentes nematodos, as como vdeos demostrativos de la realizacin de las principales tcnicas de diagnstico parasitolgico enfocadas a su deteccin. Adems, se incluyen herramientas de autoevaluacin para los estudiantes, algo imprescindi La asignatura ?Parasitologa Veterinaria I. Nematodos? proporciona al estudiante conocimientos sobre la morfologa, biologa, ecologa y aspectos diferenciales que presentan numerosos miembros de este grupo parasitario capaces de afectar en varios sentidos (sanitario, productivo, bienestar, etc.) a animales de compaa y abasto de inters veterinario, haciendo especial mencin a aquellos causantes de zoonosis. Se proporciona documentacin actualizada, imgenes que muestran las estructuras principales y caractersticas de los diferentes nematodos, as como vdeos demostrativos de la realizacin de las principales tcnicas de diagnstico parasitolgico enfocadas a su deteccin. Adems, se incluyen herramientas de autoevaluacin para los estudiantes, algo imprescindi

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gicos | gicos | Nematodos | Nematodos | sitos | sitos | Sanidad Animal | Sanidad Animal | Veterinaria | Veterinaria | stico | stico

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14.662 Labor Economics II (MIT) 14.662 Labor Economics II (MIT)

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This is the second of a two-part sequence of courses in labor economics. The course sequence is also open to qualified students in related fields and classes may be taken individually or out of sequence. This part of the sequence is principally concerned with issues relating to the determinants of the wage and salary distribution. The first half is organized around topics in wage determination, which are of particular interest for current research and policy and culminates with a focus on recent debates about the increasing dispersion of wage and salary income. The second half of the course is focused on labor market institutions and technological changes, and relates the debate about the income distribution to other major changes in the structure and texture of advanced industrial societi This is the second of a two-part sequence of courses in labor economics. The course sequence is also open to qualified students in related fields and classes may be taken individually or out of sequence. This part of the sequence is principally concerned with issues relating to the determinants of the wage and salary distribution. The first half is organized around topics in wage determination, which are of particular interest for current research and policy and culminates with a focus on recent debates about the increasing dispersion of wage and salary income. The second half of the course is focused on labor market institutions and technological changes, and relates the debate about the income distribution to other major changes in the structure and texture of advanced industrial societi

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labor | labor | economics | economics | trade unions | trade unions | wage differentials | wage differentials | international trade | international trade | wage and salary distribution | wage and salary distribution | wage determination | wage determination | increasing dispersion of wage and salary income | increasing dispersion of wage and salary income | labor market institutions | labor market institutions | technological changes | technological changes | income distribution | income distribution | United States and other advanced industrial countries | United States and other advanced industrial countries | moral hazard and agency | moral hazard and agency | Static single agent models | Static single agent models | Intrinsic motivation | Intrinsic motivation | Multiple tasks | Multiple tasks | Multiple agents | Multiple agents | Dynamic agency | Dynamic agency | Efficiency wages | Efficiency wages | Employer Wage Differentials | Employer Wage Differentials | Industry and firm size differentials | Industry and firm size differentials | Compensating differentials | Compensating differentials | Discrimination and Differentials by Race and Gender | Discrimination and Differentials by Race and Gender | Changes in the Wage Structure and Inequality | Changes in the Wage Structure and Inequality | Worker Motivation and Behavior | Worker Motivation and Behavior | Social Dimensions of the Labor Force | Social Dimensions of the Labor Force | Social class | Social class | Social capital | Social capital | Immigration | Immigration | Quasi-unions in the New Labor Market | Quasi-unions in the New Labor Market | Labor market regulations in a global economy | Labor market regulations in a global economy

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Structures and materials : section 5 major structural materials for aeronautical and automotive structures : presentation transcript

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This open educational resource was released through the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre Open Engineering Resources Pilot project. The project was funded by HEFCE and the JISC/HE Academy UKOER programme.

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ukoer | engscoer | cc-by | engcetl | loughborough university | higher education | learning | loughboroughunioer | engineering | tta104 | ductile fracture | materials | density chart | structural materials | aeronautic structures | strength | advanced fibre-reinforced polymetric composites | brittle fracture | aluminium alloys | fractures | stiffness | steels | alloys | automotive structures | Engineering | H000

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24.906J Linguistic Studies of Bilingualism (MIT) 24.906J Linguistic Studies of Bilingualism (MIT)

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This course studies the development of bilingualism in human history (from Australopithecus to present day). It focuses on linguistic aspects of bilingualism; models of bilingualism and language acquisition; competence versus performance; effects of bilingualism on other domains of human cognition; brain imaging studies; early versus late bilingualism; opportunities to observe and conduct original research; and implications for educational policies among others. The course is taught in English. This course studies the development of bilingualism in human history (from Australopithecus to present day). It focuses on linguistic aspects of bilingualism; models of bilingualism and language acquisition; competence versus performance; effects of bilingualism on other domains of human cognition; brain imaging studies; early versus late bilingualism; opportunities to observe and conduct original research; and implications for educational policies among others. The course is taught in English.

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24.906 | 24.906 | 21G.024 | 21G.024 | language | language | verbal behavior | verbal behavior | bilingualism | bilingualism | code-switchng | code-switchng | speech | speech | grammatical theory | grammatical theory | lateralization | lateralization | diglossia | diglossia | linguistic structure | linguistic structure | multilingualism | multilingualism | education | education | bilingual brain | bilingual brain

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STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT) STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT)

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This subject introduces the history of science from antiquity to the present. Students consider the impact of philosophy, art, magic, social structure, and folk knowledge on the development of what has come to be called "science" in the Western tradition, including those fields today designated as physics, biology, chemistry, medicine, astronomy and the mind sciences. Topics include concepts of matter, nature, motion, body, heavens, and mind as these have been shaped over the course of history. Students read original works by Aristotle, Vesalius, Newton, Lavoisier, Darwin, Freud, and Einstein, among others. This subject introduces the history of science from antiquity to the present. Students consider the impact of philosophy, art, magic, social structure, and folk knowledge on the development of what has come to be called "science" in the Western tradition, including those fields today designated as physics, biology, chemistry, medicine, astronomy and the mind sciences. Topics include concepts of matter, nature, motion, body, heavens, and mind as these have been shaped over the course of history. Students read original works by Aristotle, Vesalius, Newton, Lavoisier, Darwin, Freud, and Einstein, among others.

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history of science | history of science | philosophy | philosophy | ancient history | ancient history | medieval history | medieval history | industrial revolution | industrial revolution | natural history | natural history | cosmology | cosmology | psychology | psychology | relativity | relativity

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526 North Second Street,Elk's Lodge; Taylor House

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Address/Title: 526 North Second Street Other Title(s): Elk's Lodge; Taylor House Photographer: Zehmer, John G. (John Granderson), 1942- Original Description (from Book): The domed bay window dominates the home of the Elks Club. The cornice of the bay has been lost, and the painting is not suitable, but the building remains a major landmark. It appears to date from c. 1890. City/Location: Richmond (Va.) Date of photograph: ca. 1978 Map URL: maps.google.com/maps?q=37.546438,+-77.438113 Original Publication: Zehmer, John G., and Robert P. Winthrop. 1978. The Jackson Ward historic district. Richmond: Dept. of Planning and Community Development. Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested. Reference URL: dig.library.vcu.edu/u?/jwh,669 Collection: VCU Jackson Ward Historic District

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315 - 317 - 319 - 321 West Clay Street

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Address/Title: 315 - 317 - 319 - 321 West Clay Street Photographer: Zehmer, John G. (John Granderson), 1942- Original Description (from Book): This is a beautiful and well-preserved large row in the Italianate style with a wooden porch. The middle two houses are pulled forward, as a pavillion [i.e. pavilion]. This was the site of the William Davis house. City/Location: Richmond (Va.) Date of photograph: ca. 1978 Map URL: maps.google.com/maps?q=37.548817,+-77.442934 Original Publication: Zehmer, John G., and Robert P. Winthrop. 1978. The Jackson Ward historic district. Richmond: Dept. of Planning and Community Development. Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested. Reference URL: dig.library.vcu.edu/u?/jwh,413 Collection: VCU Jackson Ward Historic District

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16.63J System Safety (MIT) 16.63J System Safety (MIT)

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This class introduces the concepts of system safety and how to analyze and design safer systems. Topics include the causes of accidents in general, and recent major accidents in particular; hazard analysis, safety-driven design techniques; design of human-automation interaction; integrating safety into the system engineering process; and managing and operating safety-critical systems. This class introduces the concepts of system safety and how to analyze and design safer systems. Topics include the causes of accidents in general, and recent major accidents in particular; hazard analysis, safety-driven design techniques; design of human-automation interaction; integrating safety into the system engineering process; and managing and operating safety-critical systems.

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16.63 | 16.63 | ESD.03 | ESD.03 | hazard analysis | hazard analysis | system safety | system safety | accident analysis | accident analysis | design for safety | design for safety | accident causality mode | accident causality mode | hindsight bias | hindsight bias | accident report | accident report | occupational safety | occupational safety | CAST analysis | CAST analysis | human factors | human factors | safety control structure | safety control structure | operations | operations | safety management | safety management | critical projects | critical projects | STPA hazard analysis | STPA hazard analysis | STAMP | STAMP

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3.320 Atomistic Computer Modeling of Materials (MIT) 3.320 Atomistic Computer Modeling of Materials (MIT)

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Theory and application of atomistic computer simulations to model, understand, and predict the properties of real materials. Energy models, from classical potentials to first-principles approaches. Density-functional theory and the total-energy pseudopotential method. Errors and accuracy of quantitative predictions. Thermodynamic ensembles, Monte Carlo sampling and molecular dynamics simulations. Free energies and phase transitions. Fluctuations and transport properties. Coarse-graining approaches and mesoscale models. Theory and application of atomistic computer simulations to model, understand, and predict the properties of real materials. Energy models, from classical potentials to first-principles approaches. Density-functional theory and the total-energy pseudopotential method. Errors and accuracy of quantitative predictions. Thermodynamic ensembles, Monte Carlo sampling and molecular dynamics simulations. Free energies and phase transitions. Fluctuations and transport properties. Coarse-graining approaches and mesoscale models.

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atomistic computer simulations | atomistic computer simulations | Density-functional theory | Density-functional theory | total-energy pseudopotential method | total-energy pseudopotential method | Thermodynamic ensembles | Thermodynamic ensembles | Monte Carlo sampling | Monte Carlo sampling | molecular dynamics simulations | molecular dynamics simulations | Free energies | Free energies | phase transitions | phase transitions | Coarse-graining approaches | Coarse-graining approaches | mesoscale models | mesoscale models

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14.121 Microeconomic Theory I (MIT) 14.121 Microeconomic Theory I (MIT)

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This half-semester course provides an introduction to microeconomic theory designed to meet the needs of students in an economics Ph.D. program. Some parts of the course are designed to teach material that all graduate students should know. Others are used to introduce methodologies. Students should be comfortable with multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and basic real analysis. This half-semester course provides an introduction to microeconomic theory designed to meet the needs of students in an economics Ph.D. program. Some parts of the course are designed to teach material that all graduate students should know. Others are used to introduce methodologies. Students should be comfortable with multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and basic real analysis.

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microeconomic theory | microeconomic theory | economics | economics | economic methodologies | economic methodologies | consumer theory | consumer theory | producer theory | producer theory | monotone methods | monotone methods | dynamic choice | dynamic choice | competitive markets | competitive markets

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STS.007 Technology in History (MIT) STS.007 Technology in History (MIT)

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Today many people assume that technological change is the major factor in historical change and that it tends to lead to historical progress. This class turns these assumptions into a question—what is the role of technology in history?—by focusing on four key historical transitions: the human revolution (the emergence of humans as a history-making species), the Neolithic Revolution (the emergence of agriculture-based civilizations); the great leap in productivity (also known as the industrial revolution), and the great acceleration that has come with the rise of human empire on the planet. These topics are studied through a mix of textbook reading (David Christian's "Maps of Time"), supplementary readings (ranging from Auel, "The Clan of the Cave Bear" to Hersey, "Hiroshima"), i Today many people assume that technological change is the major factor in historical change and that it tends to lead to historical progress. This class turns these assumptions into a question—what is the role of technology in history?—by focusing on four key historical transitions: the human revolution (the emergence of humans as a history-making species), the Neolithic Revolution (the emergence of agriculture-based civilizations); the great leap in productivity (also known as the industrial revolution), and the great acceleration that has come with the rise of human empire on the planet. These topics are studied through a mix of textbook reading (David Christian's "Maps of Time"), supplementary readings (ranging from Auel, "The Clan of the Cave Bear" to Hersey, "Hiroshima"), i

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civilization | civilization | history of agriculture | history of agriculture | industrial revolution | industrial revolution | military history | military history | prehistoric | prehistoric | fossil fuels | fossil fuels | invention | invention

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Medicine without Frontiers: An Oxford physician-scientist working in Kenya.

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On one of Kevin Marsh's regular visits to Oxford, the historian Conrad Keating caught up with the world-renowned malariologist and asked him what initially drew him to tropical medicine... Africa is the world's most malarious continent, and the east coast of Kenya has been particularly debilitated by the disease. In 1987 Kevin Marsh visited the area and recognised that the region offered great possibilities for an integrated programme of research on malaria that linked basic scientific, clinical and epidemiological approaches. In collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and Oxford University, and supported by the Wellcome Trust, a small, dedicated team began work in 1989. From modest beginnings in Kilifi, the Wellcome Research Programme has grown under Kevin Marsh Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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wellcome trust | malaria | Africa | tropical | developing world | Medicine | history | wellcome trust | malaria | Africa | tropical | developing world | Medicine | history

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