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7.88J Protein Folding Problem (MIT) 7.88J Protein Folding Problem (MIT)

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This course focuses on the mechanisms by which the amino acid sequence of polypeptide chains (proteins), determine their three-dimensional conformation. Topics in this course include sequence determinants of secondary structure, the folding of newly synthesized polypeptide chains within cells, folding intermediates aggregation and competing off-pathway reactions, and the unfolding and refolding of proteins in vitro. Additional topics covered are the role of helper proteins such as chaperonins and isomerases, protein recovery problems in the biotechnology industry, and diseases found associated with protein folding defects. This course focuses on the mechanisms by which the amino acid sequence of polypeptide chains (proteins), determine their three-dimensional conformation. Topics in this course include sequence determinants of secondary structure, the folding of newly synthesized polypeptide chains within cells, folding intermediates aggregation and competing off-pathway reactions, and the unfolding and refolding of proteins in vitro. Additional topics covered are the role of helper proteins such as chaperonins and isomerases, protein recovery problems in the biotechnology industry, and diseases found associated with protein folding defects.

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amino acid sequence | amino acid sequence | polypeptide chains | polypeptide chains | sequence determinants | sequence determinants | folding | folding | synthesized polypeptide chains within cells | synthesized polypeptide chains within cells | unfolding and refolding of proteins in vitro | unfolding and refolding of proteins in vitro | folding intermediates aggregation | folding intermediates aggregation | competing off-pathway reactions | competing off-pathway reactions | chaperonins | chaperonins | isomerases | isomerases | helper proteins | helper proteins | protein recovery problems | protein recovery problems | biotechnology industry | biotechnology industry | protein folding defects | protein folding defects | 3-D conformation | 3-D conformation | globular proteins | globular proteins | fibrous proteins | fibrous proteins | kinetics | kinetics | in vitro refolding | in vitro refolding | pathways | pathways | in vivo folding | in vivo folding | synthesized proteins | synthesized proteins | aggregation | aggregation | protein misfolding | protein misfolding | human disease | human disease | protein folding | protein folding | genome sequences | genome sequences | 7.88 | 7.88 | 5.48 | 5.48 | 7.24 | 7.24 | 10.543 | 10.543

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24.946 Linguistic Theory and the Japanese Language (MIT) 24.946 Linguistic Theory and the Japanese Language (MIT)

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This course is a detailed examination of the grammar of Japanese and its structure which is significantly different from English, with special emphasis on problems of interest in the study of linguistic universals. Data from a broad group of languages is studied for comparison with Japanese. This course assumes familiarity with linguistic theory. This course is a detailed examination of the grammar of Japanese and its structure which is significantly different from English, with special emphasis on problems of interest in the study of linguistic universals. Data from a broad group of languages is studied for comparison with Japanese. This course assumes familiarity with linguistic theory.

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Linguistics | Linguistics | Linguistic Theory | Linguistic Theory | Japanese | Japanese | Language | Language | theoretical linguistics | theoretical linguistics | A-positions | A-positions | A-chains | A-chains | A'-positions | A'-positions | A'-chains | A'-chains | Double-object construction | Double-object construction | Possessor raising | Possessor raising | locational verbs | locational verbs | Binding | Binding | External argument | External argument | causative construction | causative construction | reconstruction | reconstruction | word-order permutation | word-order permutation

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2.854 Manufacturing Systems I (SMA 6304) (MIT) 2.854 Manufacturing Systems I (SMA 6304) (MIT)

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As the first in a sequence of four half-term courses, this course will provide the fundamental building blocks for conceptualizing, understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains. These building blocks include process analysis, queuing theory, simulation, forecasting, inventory theory and linear programming. This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 6304 (Manufacturing Systems I: Analytical Methods and Flow Models). As the first in a sequence of four half-term courses, this course will provide the fundamental building blocks for conceptualizing, understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains. These building blocks include process analysis, queuing theory, simulation, forecasting, inventory theory and linear programming. This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 6304 (Manufacturing Systems I: Analytical Methods and Flow Models).

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conceptualizing | conceptualizing | understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains | understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains | process analysis | process analysis | queueing theory | queueing theory | simulation | simulation | forecasting | forecasting | inventory theory | inventory theory | linear programming | linear programming | conceptualizing | understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains | conceptualizing | understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains | SMA 6304 | SMA 6304

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6.231 Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Control (MIT) 6.231 Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Control (MIT)

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This course covers the basic models and solution techniques for problems of sequential decision making under uncertainty (stochastic control). Approximation methods for problems involving large state spaces are also presented and discussed. This course covers the basic models and solution techniques for problems of sequential decision making under uncertainty (stochastic control). Approximation methods for problems involving large state spaces are also presented and discussed.

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dynamic programming | dynamic programming | | stochastic control | | stochastic control | | mathematics | optimization | | | mathematics | optimization | | algorithms | | algorithms | | probability | | probability | | Markov chains | | Markov chains | | optimal control | optimal control | stochastic control | stochastic control | mathematics | mathematics | optimization | optimization | algorithms | algorithms | probability | probability | Markov chains | Markov chains

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6.262 Discrete Stochastic Processes (MIT) 6.262 Discrete Stochastic Processes (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. Discrete stochastic processes are essentially probabilistic systems that evolve in time via random changes occurring at discrete fixed or random intervals. This course aims to help students acquire both the mathematical principles and the intuition necessary to create, analyze, and understand insightful models for a broad range of these processes. The range of areas for which discrete stochastic-process models are useful is constantly expanding, and includes many applications in engineering, physics, biology, operations research and finance. Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. Discrete stochastic processes are essentially probabilistic systems that evolve in time via random changes occurring at discrete fixed or random intervals. This course aims to help students acquire both the mathematical principles and the intuition necessary to create, analyze, and understand insightful models for a broad range of these processes. The range of areas for which discrete stochastic-process models are useful is constantly expanding, and includes many applications in engineering, physics, biology, operations research and finance.

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probability | probability | Poisson processes | Poisson processes | finite-state Markov chains | finite-state Markov chains | renewal processes | renewal processes | countable-state Markov chains | countable-state Markov chains | Markov processes | Markov processes | countable state spaces | countable state spaces | random walks | random walks | large deviations | large deviations | martingales | martingales

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Launch of the cargo ship 'Baron Belhaven' Launch of the cargo ship 'Baron Belhaven'

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vessel | vessel | shipyard | shipyard | southshields | southshields | tyneside | tyneside | slipway | slipway | rivertyne | rivertyne | shipbuilding | shipbuilding | shiplaunch | shiplaunch | cargoship | cargoship | dragchains | dragchains | johnreadheadsonsltd | johnreadheadsonsltd | baronbelhaven | baronbelhaven

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2.854 Manufacturing Systems I (SMA 6304) (MIT)

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As the first in a sequence of four half-term courses, this course will provide the fundamental building blocks for conceptualizing, understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains. These building blocks include process analysis, queuing theory, simulation, forecasting, inventory theory and linear programming. This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 6304 (Manufacturing Systems I: Analytical Methods and Flow Models).

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conceptualizing | understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains | process analysis | queueing theory | simulation | forecasting | inventory theory | linear programming | conceptualizing | understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains | SMA 6304

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6.231 Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Control (MIT)

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This course covers the basic models and solution techniques for problems of sequential decision making under uncertainty (stochastic control). Approximation methods for problems involving large state spaces are also presented and discussed.

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dynamic programming | | stochastic control | | mathematics | optimization | | algorithms | | probability | | Markov chains | | optimal control | stochastic control | mathematics | optimization | algorithms | probability | Markov chains

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18.445 Introduction to Stochastic Processes (MIT) 18.445 Introduction to Stochastic Processes (MIT)

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This course is an introduction to Markov chains, random walks, martingales, and Galton-Watsom tree. The course requires basic knowledge in probability theory and linear algebra including conditional expectation and matrix. This course is an introduction to Markov chains, random walks, martingales, and Galton-Watsom tree. The course requires basic knowledge in probability theory and linear algebra including conditional expectation and matrix.

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probability | probability | Stochastic Processes | Stochastic Processes | Markov chains | Markov chains | random walks | random walks | martingales | martingales | Galton-Watsom tree | Galton-Watsom tree | linear algebra | linear algebra

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2.853 Manufacturing Systems I: Analytical Methods and Flow Models (MIT) 2.853 Manufacturing Systems I: Analytical Methods and Flow Models (MIT)

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Provides ways to conceptualize and analyze manufacturing systems and supply chains in terms of material flow, information flow, capacities, and flow times. Fundamental building blocks: inventory and queuing models, forecasting and uncertainty, optimization, process analysis, linear systems and system dynamics. Factory planning: flow planning, bottleneck characterization, buffer and batch-size tactics, seasonal planning, dynamics and learning for various process flow topologies and for various market contexts.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free  Microsoft® Excel viewer software can also be used to view the .xls files.Microsoft® is a registered trademark Provides ways to conceptualize and analyze manufacturing systems and supply chains in terms of material flow, information flow, capacities, and flow times. Fundamental building blocks: inventory and queuing models, forecasting and uncertainty, optimization, process analysis, linear systems and system dynamics. Factory planning: flow planning, bottleneck characterization, buffer and batch-size tactics, seasonal planning, dynamics and learning for various process flow topologies and for various market contexts.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free  Microsoft® Excel viewer software can also be used to view the .xls files.Microsoft® is a registered trademark

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manufacturing systems | manufacturing systems | supply chains | supply chains | material flow | material flow | information flow | information flow | capacities | capacities | flow times | flow times | Fundamental building blocks | Fundamental building blocks | inventory | inventory | queuing models | queuing models | forecasting | forecasting | uncertainty | uncertainty | optimization | optimization | process analysis | process analysis | linear systems | linear systems | system dynamics | system dynamics | Factory planning | Factory planning | flow planning | flow planning | bottleneck characterization | bottleneck characterization | buffer | buffer | batch-size tactics | batch-size tactics | seasonal planning | seasonal planning | process flow topologies | process flow topologies | market contexts | market contexts

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6.041SC Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability (MIT) 6.041SC Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course introduces students to the modeling, quantification, and analysis of uncertainty.  The tools of probability theory, and of the related field of statistical inference, are the keys for being able to analyze and make sense of data. These tools underlie important advances in many fields, from the basic sciences to engineering and management. Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course introduces students to the modeling, quantification, and analysis of uncertainty.  The tools of probability theory, and of the related field of statistical inference, are the keys for being able to analyze and make sense of data. These tools underlie important advances in many fields, from the basic sciences to engineering and management.

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probability | probability | probability models | probability models | bayes rule | bayes rule | discrete random variables | discrete random variables | continuous random variables | continuous random variables | bernoulli process | bernoulli process | poisson process | poisson process | markov chains | markov chains | central limit theorem | central limit theorem | statistical inference | statistical inference

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6.436J Fundamentals of Probability (MIT) 6.436J Fundamentals of Probability (MIT)

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This is a course on the fundamentals of probability geared towards first- or second-year graduate students who are interested in a rigorous development of the subject. The course covers most of the topics in 6.431 (sample space, random variables, expectations, transforms, Bernoulli and Poisson processes, finite Markov chains, limit theorems) but at a faster pace and in more depth. There are also a number of additional topics, such as language, terminology, and key results from measure theory; interchange of limits and expectations; multivariate Gaussian distributions; deeper understanding of conditional distributions and expectations. This is a course on the fundamentals of probability geared towards first- or second-year graduate students who are interested in a rigorous development of the subject. The course covers most of the topics in 6.431 (sample space, random variables, expectations, transforms, Bernoulli and Poisson processes, finite Markov chains, limit theorems) but at a faster pace and in more depth. There are also a number of additional topics, such as language, terminology, and key results from measure theory; interchange of limits and expectations; multivariate Gaussian distributions; deeper understanding of conditional distributions and expectations.

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sample space | sample space | random variables | random variables | expectations | expectations | transforms | transforms | Bernoulli process | Bernoulli process | Poisson process | Poisson process | Markov chains | Markov chains | limit theorems | limit theorems | measure theory | measure theory

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7.88J Protein Folding Problem (MIT)

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This course focuses on the mechanisms by which the amino acid sequence of polypeptide chains (proteins), determine their three-dimensional conformation. Topics in this course include sequence determinants of secondary structure, the folding of newly synthesized polypeptide chains within cells, folding intermediates aggregation and competing off-pathway reactions, and the unfolding and refolding of proteins in vitro. Additional topics covered are the role of helper proteins such as chaperonins and isomerases, protein recovery problems in the biotechnology industry, and diseases found associated with protein folding defects.

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amino acid sequence | polypeptide chains | sequence determinants | folding | synthesized polypeptide chains within cells | unfolding and refolding of proteins in vitro | folding intermediates aggregation | competing off-pathway reactions | chaperonins | isomerases | helper proteins | protein recovery problems | biotechnology industry | protein folding defects | 3-D conformation | globular proteins | fibrous proteins | kinetics | in vitro refolding | pathways | in vivo folding | synthesized proteins | aggregation | protein misfolding | human disease | protein folding | genome sequences | 7.88 | 5.48 | 7.24 | 10.543

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15.772J D-Lab: Supply Chains (MIT) 15.772J D-Lab: Supply Chains (MIT)

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This course introduces concepts of supply chain design and operations with a focus on supply chains for products destined to improve quality of life in developing countries. Topics include demand estimation, capacity planning and process analysis, inventory management, and supply chain coordination and performance. We also cover issues specific to emerging markets, such as sustainable supply chains, how to couple product design with supply chain design and operation, and how to account for the value-adding role of a supply chain. A major aspect of class is the student projects on supply chain design or improvement. This course introduces concepts of supply chain design and operations with a focus on supply chains for products destined to improve quality of life in developing countries. Topics include demand estimation, capacity planning and process analysis, inventory management, and supply chain coordination and performance. We also cover issues specific to emerging markets, such as sustainable supply chains, how to couple product design with supply chain design and operation, and how to account for the value-adding role of a supply chain. A major aspect of class is the student projects on supply chain design or improvement.

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15.772 | 15.772 | EC.733 | EC.733 | supply chains | supply chains | supply chain design | supply chain design | developing countries | developing countries | developing economies | developing economies | improving quality of life | improving quality of life | demand estimation | demand estimation | facility location | facility location | operation planning | operation planning | inventory management | inventory management | supply chain coordination and performance | supply chain coordination and performance

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The cargo ship 'Tangistan' after launch The cargo ship 'Tangistan' after launch

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roof | roof | chimney | chimney | sky | sky | people | people | abstract | abstract | blur | blur | industry | industry | water | water | hat | hat | wall | wall | buildings | buildings | emblem | emblem | spectacular | spectacular | chains | chains | clothing | clothing | construction | construction | cabin | cabin | ship | ship | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | flag | flag | smoke | smoke | debris | debris | crowd | crowd | grain | grain | bank | bank | rail | rail | windy | windy | vessel | vessel | rope | rope | historic | historic | pole | pole | chain | chain | deck | deck | pile | pile | rivers | rivers | cylinder | cylinder | tugboat | tugboat | unusual | unusual | mast | mast | launch | launch | shipyard | shipyard | spectator | spectator | southshields | southshields | development | development | partnership | partnership | slipway | slipway | afloat | afloat | fascinating | fascinating | digitalimage | digitalimage | 1865 | 1865 | rivertyne | rivertyne | shipbuilding | shipbuilding | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | cargoship | cargoship | readheads | readheads | northeastengland | northeastengland | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | lawe | lawe | maritimeheritage | maritimeheritage | sirjamesknott | sirjamesknott | johnreadhead | johnreadhead | stricklineltd | stricklineltd | shiplaunches | shiplaunches | princeline | princeline | britishshipbuilders | britishshipbuilders | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | johnreadheadsonsltd | johnreadheadsonsltd | johnreadheadsons | johnreadheadsons | highwestyard | highwestyard | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | jsoftley | jsoftley | swanhuntergroup | swanhuntergroup | johnreadheadco | johnreadheadco | tangistan | tangistan | 20december1949 | 20december1949

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21H.S01 Food in American History (MIT) 21H.S01 Food in American History (MIT)

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This course will explore food in modern American history as a story of industrialization and globalization. Lectures, readings, and discussions will emphasize the historical dimensions of—and debates about—slave plantations and factory farm labor; industrial processing and technologies of food preservation; the political economy and ecology of global commodity chains; the vagaries of nutritional science; food restrictions and reform movements; food surpluses and famines; cooking traditions and innovations; the emergence of restaurants, supermarkets, fast food, and slow food. The core concern of the course will be to understand the increasingly pervasive influence of the American model of food production and consumption patterns. This course will explore food in modern American history as a story of industrialization and globalization. Lectures, readings, and discussions will emphasize the historical dimensions of—and debates about—slave plantations and factory farm labor; industrial processing and technologies of food preservation; the political economy and ecology of global commodity chains; the vagaries of nutritional science; food restrictions and reform movements; food surpluses and famines; cooking traditions and innovations; the emergence of restaurants, supermarkets, fast food, and slow food. The core concern of the course will be to understand the increasingly pervasive influence of the American model of food production and consumption patterns.

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food | food | American history | American history | industrialization | industrialization | globalization | globalization | slavery | slavery | plantations | plantations | farms | farms | labor | labor | processing | processing | preservation | preservation | economy | economy | chains | chains | nutrition | nutrition | nutritional science | nutritional science | food restrictions | food restrictions | surplus | surplus | famine | famine | cooking | cooking | restaurants | restaurants | supermarkets | supermarkets | fast food | fast food | slow food | slow food | production | production | consumption | consumption

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Chains, corner boys and a rookery? Chains, corner boys and a rookery?

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robertfrench | robertfrench | williamlawrence | williamlawrence | lawrencecollection | lawrencecollection | lawrencephotographicstudio | lawrencephotographicstudio | thelawrencephotographcollection | thelawrencephotographcollection | glassnegative | glassnegative | nationallibraryofireland | nationallibraryofireland | church | church | monkstown | monkstown | codublin | codublin | ireland | ireland | dunlaoighaire | dunlaoighaire | architecture | architecture | cornerboys | cornerboys | chains | chains | roundabout | roundabout | rooks | rooks | flock | flock | walls | walls | towers | towers | countydublin | countydublin | ring | ring | spire | spire | cherub | cherub | monkstownchurch | monkstownchurch | johnsemple | johnsemple | boardoffirstfruits | boardoffirstfruits

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Young guests at the launch of the cargo ship 'Empire Crown' Young guests at the launch of the cargo ship 'Empire Crown'

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rivertyne | rivertyne | southshields | southshields | shipbuilding | shipbuilding | johnreadheadsonsltd | johnreadheadsonsltd | shipyard | shipyard | cargoship | cargoship | children | children | shiplaunch | shiplaunch | maritime | maritime | boys | boys | tyneside | tyneside | northeastengland | northeastengland | dragchains | dragchains | cute | cute | rivers | rivers | tugboat | tugboat | ships | ships | empirecrown | empirecrown | empireships | empireships | ww2 | ww2 | secondworldwar | secondworldwar | chain | chain | pile | pile | maritimeheritage | maritimeheritage | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | shipbuildingheritage | shipbuildingheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | digitalimage | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | industry | industry | launch | launch | threeyoungboys | threeyoungboys | bank | bank | 16october1943 | 16october1943 | worldwarii | worldwarii | northeastofengland | northeastofengland | wartime | wartime | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | johnreadhead | johnreadhead | construction | construction | development | development | chimney | chimney | smoke | smoke | cylinder | cylinder | blur | blur | grain | grain | post | post | sky | sky | water | water | land | land | timber | timber | clothing | clothing | crease | crease | button | button | attentive | attentive | standing | standing | gathering | gathering | fascinating | fascinating | interesting | interesting | poignant | poignant | unusual | unusual | jsoftley | jsoftley | lawe | lawe | johnreadheadco | johnreadheadco | highwestyard | highwestyard | swanhuntergroup | swanhuntergroup | britishshipbuilders | britishshipbuilders | vessel | vessel | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | hainsteamshipcompanyltd | stricklineltd | stricklineltd | princeline | princeline | sirjamesknott | sirjamesknott | smiling | smiling | hair | hair

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Robert Rudd cutting a cypress tree to make furniture with - Bronson Robert Rudd cutting a cypress tree to make furniture with - Bronson

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florida | florida | furniture | furniture | swamps | swamps | bronson | bronson | makers | makers | chainsaws | chainsaws | robertrudd | robertrudd

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6.262 Discrete Stochastic Processes (MIT)

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Discrete stochastic processes are essentially probabilistic systems that evolve in time via random changes occurring at discrete fixed or random intervals. This course aims to help students acquire both the mathematical principles and the intuition necessary to create, analyze, and understand insightful models for a broad range of these processes. The range of areas for which discrete stochastic-process models are useful is constantly expanding, and includes many applications in engineering, physics, biology, operations research and finance.

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probability | Poisson processes | finite-state Markov chains | renewal processes | countable-state Markov chains | Markov processes | countable state spaces | random walks | large deviations | martingales

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2.852 Manufacturing Systems Analysis (MIT) 2.852 Manufacturing Systems Analysis (MIT)

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This course covers the following topics: models of manufacturing systems, including transfer lines and flexible manufacturing systems; calculation of performance measures, including throughput, in-process inventory, and meeting production commitments; real-time control of scheduling; effects of machine failure, set-ups, and other disruptions on system performance. This course covers the following topics: models of manufacturing systems, including transfer lines and flexible manufacturing systems; calculation of performance measures, including throughput, in-process inventory, and meeting production commitments; real-time control of scheduling; effects of machine failure, set-ups, and other disruptions on system performance.

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transfer lines | transfer lines | flexible manufacturing systems | flexible manufacturing systems | performance measures | performance measures | throughput | throughput | in-process inventory | in-process inventory | real-time scheduling | real-time scheduling | machine failure | machine failure | buffer design | buffer design | optimization | optimization | probability | probability | Markov chains | Markov chains | long lines | long lines | quality/quantity | quality/quantity | loops | loops | assembly/disassembly systems | assembly/disassembly systems

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24.946 Linguistic Theory and the Japanese Language (MIT)

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This course is a detailed examination of the grammar of Japanese and its structure which is significantly different from English, with special emphasis on problems of interest in the study of linguistic universals. Data from a broad group of languages is studied for comparison with Japanese. This course assumes familiarity with linguistic theory.

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Linguistics | Linguistic Theory | Japanese | Language | theoretical linguistics | A-positions | A-chains | A'-positions | A'-chains | Double-object construction | Possessor raising | locational verbs | Binding | External argument | causative construction | reconstruction | word-order permutation

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7.01SC Fundamentals of Biology (MIT) 7.01SC Fundamentals of Biology (MIT)

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Fundamentals of Biology focuses on the basic principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and recombinant DNA. These principles are necessary to understanding the basic mechanisms of life and anchor the biological knowledge that is required to understand many of the challenges in everyday life, from human health and disease to loss of biodiversity and environmental quality. Fundamentals of Biology focuses on the basic principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and recombinant DNA. These principles are necessary to understanding the basic mechanisms of life and anchor the biological knowledge that is required to understand many of the challenges in everyday life, from human health and disease to loss of biodiversity and environmental quality.

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amino acids | amino acids | carboxyl group | carboxyl group | amino group | amino group | side chains | side chains | polar | polar | hydrophobic | hydrophobic | primary structure | primary structure | secondary structure | secondary structure | tertiary structure | tertiary structure | quaternary structure | quaternary structure | x-ray crystallography | x-ray crystallography | alpha helix | alpha helix | beta sheet | beta sheet | ionic bond | ionic bond | non-polar bond | non-polar bond | van der Waals interactions | van der Waals interactions | proton gradient | proton gradient | cyclic photophosphorylation | cyclic photophosphorylation | sunlight | sunlight | ATP | ATP | chlorophyll | chlorophyll | chlorophyll a | chlorophyll a | electrons | electrons | hydrogen sulfide | hydrogen sulfide | biosynthesis | biosynthesis | non-cyclic photophosphorylation | non-cyclic photophosphorylation | photosystem II | photosystem II | photosystem I | photosystem I | cyanobacteria | cyanobacteria | chloroplast | chloroplast | stroma | stroma | thylakoid membrane | thylakoid membrane | Genetics | Genetics | Mendel | Mendel | Mendel's Laws | Mendel's Laws | cloning | cloning | restriction enzymes | restriction enzymes | vector | vector | insert DNA | insert DNA | ligase | ligase | library | library | E.Coli | E.Coli | phosphatase | phosphatase | yeast | yeast | transformation | transformation | ARG1 gene | ARG1 gene | ARG1 mutant yeast | ARG1 mutant yeast | yeast wild-type | yeast wild-type | cloning by complementation | cloning by complementation | Human Beta Globin gene | Human Beta Globin gene | protein tetramer | protein tetramer | vectors | vectors | antibodies | antibodies | human promoter | human promoter | splicing | splicing | mRNA | mRNA | cDNA | cDNA | reverse transcriptase | reverse transcriptase | plasmid | plasmid | electrophoresis | electrophoresis | DNA sequencing | DNA sequencing | primer | primer | template | template | capillary tube | capillary tube | laser detector | laser detector | human genome project | human genome project | recombinant DNA | recombinant DNA | clone | clone | primer walking | primer walking | subcloning | subcloning | computer assembly | computer assembly | shotgun sequencing | shotgun sequencing | open reading frame | open reading frame | databases | databases | polymerase chain reaction (PCR) | polymerase chain reaction (PCR) | polymerase | polymerase | nucleotides | nucleotides | Thermus aquaticus | Thermus aquaticus | Taq polymerase | Taq polymerase | thermocycler | thermocycler | resequencing | resequencing | in vitro fertilization | in vitro fertilization | pre-implantation diagnostics | pre-implantation diagnostics | forensics | forensics | genetic engineering | genetic engineering | DNA sequences | DNA sequences | therapeutic proteins | therapeutic proteins | E. coli | E. coli | disease-causing mutations | disease-causing mutations | cleavage of DNA | cleavage of DNA | bacterial transformation | bacterial transformation | recombinant DNA revolution | recombinant DNA revolution | biotechnology industry | biotechnology industry | Robert Swanson | Robert Swanson | toxin gene | toxin gene | pathogenic bacterium | pathogenic bacterium | biomedical research | biomedical research | S. Pyogenes | S. Pyogenes | origin of replication | origin of replication

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17.188J Labor and Politics (MIT) 17.188J Labor and Politics (MIT)

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This graduate research and reading seminar examines an array of issues facing labor in today's global world. The premise of this course is that recent developments (e.g., globalization, liberalization, privatization, etc.) have created a mix of opportunities and risks for labor in most developing countries. This graduate research and reading seminar examines an array of issues facing labor in today's global world. The premise of this course is that recent developments (e.g., globalization, liberalization, privatization, etc.) have created a mix of opportunities and risks for labor in most developing countries.

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Political science | Political science | labor | labor | politics | politics | globalization | globalization | liberalization | liberalization | privatization | privatization | foreign investment | foreign investment | global supply chains | global supply chains | economic development | economic development | job growth | job growth | social safety nets | social safety nets | environmental standards | environmental standards | poverty | poverty

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6.436J Fundamentals of Probability (MIT) 6.436J Fundamentals of Probability (MIT)

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This is a course on the fundamentals of probability geared towards first or second-year graduate students who are interested in a rigorous development of the subject. The course covers most of the topics in MIT course 6.431 but at a faster pace and in more depth. Topics covered include: probability spaces and measures; discrete and continuous random variables; conditioning and independence; multivariate normal distribution; abstract integration, expectation, and related convergence results; moment generating and characteristic functions; Bernoulli and Poisson processes; finite-state Markov chains; convergence notions and their relations; and limit theorems. Familiarity with elementary notions in probability and real analysis is desirable. This is a course on the fundamentals of probability geared towards first or second-year graduate students who are interested in a rigorous development of the subject. The course covers most of the topics in MIT course 6.431 but at a faster pace and in more depth. Topics covered include: probability spaces and measures; discrete and continuous random variables; conditioning and independence; multivariate normal distribution; abstract integration, expectation, and related convergence results; moment generating and characteristic functions; Bernoulli and Poisson processes; finite-state Markov chains; convergence notions and their relations; and limit theorems. Familiarity with elementary notions in probability and real analysis is desirable.

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Introduction to probability theory | Introduction to probability theory | Probability spaces and measures | Probability spaces and measures | Discrete and continuous random variables | Discrete and continuous random variables | Conditioning and independence | Conditioning and independence | Multivariate normal distribution | Multivariate normal distribution | Abstract integration | Abstract integration | expectation | expectation | and related convergence results | and related convergence results | Moment generating and characteristic functions | Moment generating and characteristic functions | Bernoulli and Poisson process | Bernoulli and Poisson process | Finite-state Markov chains | Finite-state Markov chains | Convergence notions and their relations | Convergence notions and their relations | Limit theorems | Limit theorems | Familiarity with elementary notions in probability and real analysis is desirable | Familiarity with elementary notions in probability and real analysis is desirable

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