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2015 Leverhulme Lecture (1): Self-Control: A problem of self-management

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Self-control problems typically arise from conflicts between smaller sooner and larger later rewards. In this lecture I suggest that we often fail successfully to navigate these problems because of our commitment to a conception of ourselves as rational agents who answer questions about ourselves by looking to the world. Despite the attractions of this conception, I argue that it undermines efforts at self-control and thereby our capacity to pursue the ends we value. I suggest we think of self-control as a problem of self-management, whereby we manipulate ourselves. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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self-control | instant gratification | delayed gratification | self-control | instant gratification | delayed gratification | 2015-02-27

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DP3T34 Sociology B: Application and Analysis of Sociological Theory to Sociological Topics

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Welcome to the Sociology B unit which addresses the following topics: social class; the family; gender; education; power and politics; race and ethnicity. Section 2 amended.

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DP3T 34 | sociological debates | Marx’s theory of social stratification | Max Weber’s theory of social stratification | Émile Durkheim’s view of social stratification | Functionalism and the family | Marxism and the family | Feminist perspectives on the family | social-historical construction of female inequality | women’s movement | Theoretical approaches and varieties of feminism | Sociological perspectives on education | Functionalist theories of education | POLITICS / ECONOMICS / LAW / SOCIAL SCIENCES | E: Politics/Economics/Law/Social Sciences | SCQF Level 7

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21H.101 American History to 1865 (MIT) 21H.101 American History to 1865 (MIT)

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This course provides a basic history of American social, economic, and political development from the colonial period through the Civil War. It examines the colonial heritages of Spanish and British America; the American Revolution and its impact; the establishment and growth of the new nation; and the Civil War, its background, character, and impact. Readings include writings of the period by J. Winthrop, T. Paine, T. Jefferson, J. Madison, W. H. Garrison, G. Fitzhugh, H. B. Stowe, and A. Lincoln. This course provides a basic history of American social, economic, and political development from the colonial period through the Civil War. It examines the colonial heritages of Spanish and British America; the American Revolution and its impact; the establishment and growth of the new nation; and the Civil War, its background, character, and impact. Readings include writings of the period by J. Winthrop, T. Paine, T. Jefferson, J. Madison, W. H. Garrison, G. Fitzhugh, H. B. Stowe, and A. Lincoln.

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American colonies | American colonies | Civil War | Civil War | Spanish colonization | Spanish colonization | British empire | British empire | American Revolution | American Revolution | Declaration of Independence | Declaration of Independence | U.S. Constitution | U.S. Constitution | ratification | ratification | secession | secession | Bill of Rights | Bill of Rights | John Winthrop | John Winthrop | Thomas Paine | Thomas Paine | Thomas Jefferson | Thomas Jefferson | James Madison | James Madison | William H. Garrison | William H. Garrison | George Fitzhugh | George Fitzhugh | Harriet Beecher Stowe | Harriet Beecher Stowe | Abraham Lincoln | Abraham Lincoln | Frederick Douglass | Frederick Douglass | Andrew Jackson | Andrew Jackson | George Mason | George Mason | abolition | abolition | Federalism | Federalism | slavery | slavery | Constitutional Convention | Constitutional Convention

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1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment (MIT) 1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV faculty introductions. This class serves as an introduction to mass transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. The class will cover the derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Class topics to be covered will include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange and particle transport. Includes audio/video content: AV faculty introductions. This class serves as an introduction to mass transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. The class will cover the derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Class topics to be covered will include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange and particle transport.

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river systems | river systems | lake systems | lake systems | scalar transport in environmental flows | scalar transport in environmental flows | momentum transport in environmental flows | momentum transport in environmental flows | stratification in lakes | stratification in lakes | buoyancy-driven flows | buoyancy-driven flows | settling and coagulation | settling and coagulation | air-water exchange | air-water exchange | bed-water exchange | bed-water exchange | phase partitioning | phase partitioning | dissolution | dissolution | boundary layers | boundary layers | molecular diffusion | molecular diffusion | turbulent diffusion | turbulent diffusion | water transportation | water transportation | advection | advection | aquatic systems | aquatic systems | conservation of mass | conservation of mass | derivation | derivation | Diffusion | Diffusion | dispersion | dispersion | environmental flows | environmental flows | instantaneous point source | instantaneous point source | lakes | lakes | mass | mass | transport | transport | particle transport | particle transport | rivers | rivers | scaling | scaling | turbulence | turbulence | water flow | water flow

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12.090 Introduction to Fluid Motions, Sediment Transport, and Current-Generated Sedimentary Structures (MIT) 12.090 Introduction to Fluid Motions, Sediment Transport, and Current-Generated Sedimentary Structures (MIT)

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This course begins by introducing students to aspects of fluid dynamics relevant to transport and deposition of particulate sedimentary materials. Emphasis is on the structure of turbulent shear flows and the forces exerted by fluid motions on bed of loosed sediment. With fluid dynamics as background, the course deals with sediment movement as bed load and suspended load, and with the geometry, kinematics, and dynamics of ripple and dune bed forms. The course concludes with basic material on the styles of current-generated primary sedimentary structures, with emphasis on cross stratification. This course begins by introducing students to aspects of fluid dynamics relevant to transport and deposition of particulate sedimentary materials. Emphasis is on the structure of turbulent shear flows and the forces exerted by fluid motions on bed of loosed sediment. With fluid dynamics as background, the course deals with sediment movement as bed load and suspended load, and with the geometry, kinematics, and dynamics of ripple and dune bed forms. The course concludes with basic material on the styles of current-generated primary sedimentary structures, with emphasis on cross stratification.

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geology | geology | rocks | rocks | sedimentary | sedimentary | fluid motions | fluid motions | sediment transport | sediment transport | sedimentary structures | sedimentary structures | viscosity | viscosity | diffusion | diffusion | turbulence | turbulence | boundary layers | boundary layers | laminar flow | laminar flow | stress | stress | shear stress | shear stress | oscillatory-flow | oscillatory-flow | combined-flow | combined-flow | wind ripples | wind ripples | Eolian dunes | Eolian dunes | cross stratification | cross stratification | planar lamination | planar lamination

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1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment (MIT) 1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment (MIT)

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Introduction to momentum and scalar transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. Derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Topics include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, phase partitioning, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange, settling and coagulation, buoyancy-driven flows, and stratification in lakes.Technical RequirementsRealOne™ Player software is required to run the .rm files found on this course site.RealOne™ is a trademark or a registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc.  Introduction to momentum and scalar transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. Derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Topics include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, phase partitioning, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange, settling and coagulation, buoyancy-driven flows, and stratification in lakes.Technical RequirementsRealOne™ Player software is required to run the .rm files found on this course site.RealOne™ is a trademark or a registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc. 

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river systems | river systems | lake systems | lake systems | scalar transport in environmental flows | scalar transport in environmental flows | momentum transport in environmental flows | momentum transport in environmental flows | stratification in lakes | stratification in lakes | buoyancy-driven flows | buoyancy-driven flows | settling and coagulation | settling and coagulation | air-water exchange | air-water exchange | bed-water exchange | bed-water exchange | phase partitioning | phase partitioning | dissolution | dissolution | boundary layers | boundary layers | molecular diffusion | molecular diffusion | turbulent diffusion | turbulent diffusion | water transportation | water transportation

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Media Uses and Gratifications: Some Features of the Approach

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In this seminar Jay G. Blumler discusses the origins and sources of the appeal of the 'uses and gratifications' paradigm. Is the active audience an article of faith or an empirical question? Empirical and quantifiable measurement of gratifications sought or obtained from consumption of a wide range of media materials proves to have been remarkably easy and productive when undertaken properly. After reviewing the principal conceptual framework of the 'uses and gratifications' paradigm, Jay will provide an overview of the prominent and to some extent recurrent typologies of gratifications sought (or obtained) that have emerged from research in the area. He will also review the social origins of gratifications, and the interplay of gratifications and effects. There has been some lessening Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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information | consumption | media | internet | communication | audience | gratification | social | information | consumption | media | internet | communication | audience | gratification | social

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1.77 Water Quality Control (MIT) 1.77 Water Quality Control (MIT)

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The course material emphasizes mathematical models for predicting distribution and fate of effluents discharged into lakes, reservoirs, rivers, estuaries, and oceans. It also focuses on formulation and structure of models as well as analytical and simple numerical solution techniques. Also discussed are the role of element cycles, such as oxygen, nitrogen, and phosphorus, as water quality indicators; offshore outfalls and diffusion; salinity intrusion in estuaries; and thermal stratification, eutrophication, and sedimentation processes in lakes and reservoirs. This course is a core requirement for the Environmental MEng program. The course material emphasizes mathematical models for predicting distribution and fate of effluents discharged into lakes, reservoirs, rivers, estuaries, and oceans. It also focuses on formulation and structure of models as well as analytical and simple numerical solution techniques. Also discussed are the role of element cycles, such as oxygen, nitrogen, and phosphorus, as water quality indicators; offshore outfalls and diffusion; salinity intrusion in estuaries; and thermal stratification, eutrophication, and sedimentation processes in lakes and reservoirs. This course is a core requirement for the Environmental MEng program.

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water quality control | water quality control | mathematical models | mathematical models | effluents | effluents | lakes | lakes | reservoirs | reservoirs | rivers | rivers | estuaries | estuaries | oceans | oceans | element cycles | element cycles | water quality indicators | water quality indicators | offshore outfalls | offshore outfalls | diffusion | diffusion | salinity intrusion | salinity intrusion | thermal stratification | thermal stratification | eutrophication | eutrophication | sedimentation processes | sedimentation processes

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1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment (MIT) 1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment (MIT)

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This class serves as an introduction to mass transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. The class will cover the derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Class topics to be covered will include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange and particle transport. This class serves as an introduction to mass transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. The class will cover the derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Class topics to be covered will include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange and particle transport.

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river systems | river systems | lake systems | lake systems | scalar transport in environmental flows | scalar transport in environmental flows | momentum transport in environmental flows | momentum transport in environmental flows | stratification in lakes | stratification in lakes | buoyancy-driven flows | buoyancy-driven flows | settling and coagulation | settling and coagulation | air-water exchange | air-water exchange | bed-water exchange | bed-water exchange | phase partitioning | phase partitioning | dissolution | dissolution | boundary layers | boundary layers | molecular diffusion | molecular diffusion | turbulent diffusion | turbulent diffusion | water transportation | water transportation | advection | advection | aquatic systems | aquatic systems | conservation of mass | conservation of mass | derivation | derivation | Diffusion | Diffusion | dispersion | dispersion | environmental flows | environmental flows | instantaneous point source | instantaneous point source | lakes | lakes | mass | mass | transport | transport | particle transport | particle transport | rivers | rivers | scaling | scaling | turbulence | turbulence | water flow | water flow

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1.63 Advanced Fluid Dynamics of the Environment (MIT) 1.63 Advanced Fluid Dynamics of the Environment (MIT)

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Designed to familiarize students with theories and analytical tools useful for studying research literature, this course is a survey of fluid mechanical problems in the water environment. Because of the inherent nonlinearities in the governing equations, we shall emphasize the art of making analytical approximations not only for facilitating calculations but also for gaining deeper physical insight. The importance of scales will be discussed throughout the course in lectures and homeworks. Mathematical techniques beyond the usual preparation of first-year graduate students will be introduced as a part of the course. Topics vary from year to year. Designed to familiarize students with theories and analytical tools useful for studying research literature, this course is a survey of fluid mechanical problems in the water environment. Because of the inherent nonlinearities in the governing equations, we shall emphasize the art of making analytical approximations not only for facilitating calculations but also for gaining deeper physical insight. The importance of scales will be discussed throughout the course in lectures and homeworks. Mathematical techniques beyond the usual preparation of first-year graduate students will be introduced as a part of the course. Topics vary from year to year.

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fluid dynamics | fluid dynamics | fluid motion | fluid motion | Cartesian tensor convention | Cartesian tensor convention | scaling | scaling | approximations | approximations | slow flow | slow flow | Stokes flow | Stokes flow | Oseen | Oseen | spreading | spreading | gravity | gravity | stratified fluid | stratified fluid | boundary layer | boundary layer | high speed flow | high speed flow | jets | jets | thermal plume | thermal plume | pure fluids | pure fluids | porous media | porous media | similarity method of solution | similarity method of solution | shear | shear | stratification | stratification | Orr-Sommerfeld | Orr-Sommerfeld | capillary phenomena | capillary phenomena | bubbles | bubbles | drops | drops | Marangoni instability | Marangoni instability | contact lines | contact lines | geophysical fluid dynamics | geophysical fluid dynamics | coastal flows | coastal flows | wind-induced flows | wind-induced flows | coastal upwelling | coastal upwelling | transient boundary layer | transient boundary layer | buoyancy | buoyancy | convection porous media | convection porous media | dispersion | dispersion | hydrodynamic instability | hydrodynamic instability | Kelvin-Helmholtz instability | Kelvin-Helmholtz instability

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12.570 Seminar in Geophysics: Mantle Convection (MIT) 12.570 Seminar in Geophysics: Mantle Convection (MIT)

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This cross-disciplinary course aims to understand the historical development and the current status of ideas and models, to present and question the constraints from the different research fields, and to investigate if and how the different views on mantle flow can be reconciled with the currently available data. This cross-disciplinary course aims to understand the historical development and the current status of ideas and models, to present and question the constraints from the different research fields, and to investigate if and how the different views on mantle flow can be reconciled with the currently available data.

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mantle convection | mantle convection | geophysics | geophysics | geodynamics | geodynamics | mantle | mantle | earth | earth | geochemistry | geochemistry | seismology | seismology | stratification | stratification | geodynamical modeling | geodynamical modeling | tomography | tomography | seismic imaging | seismic imaging

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1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment (MIT)

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This class serves as an introduction to mass transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. The class will cover the derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Class topics to be covered will include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange and particle transport.

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river systems | lake systems | scalar transport in environmental flows | momentum transport in environmental flows | stratification in lakes | buoyancy-driven flows | settling and coagulation | air-water exchange | bed-water exchange | phase partitioning | dissolution | boundary layers | molecular diffusion | turbulent diffusion | water transportation | advection | aquatic systems | conservation of mass | derivation | Diffusion | dispersion | environmental flows | instantaneous point source | lakes | mass | transport | particle transport | rivers | scaling | turbulence | water flow

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1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment (MIT)

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This class serves as an introduction to mass transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. The class will cover the derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Class topics to be covered will include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange and particle transport.

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river systems | lake systems | scalar transport in environmental flows | momentum transport in environmental flows | stratification in lakes | buoyancy-driven flows | settling and coagulation | air-water exchange | bed-water exchange | phase partitioning | dissolution | boundary layers | molecular diffusion | turbulent diffusion | water transportation | advection | aquatic systems | conservation of mass | derivation | Diffusion | dispersion | environmental flows | instantaneous point source | lakes | mass | transport | particle transport | rivers | scaling | turbulence | water flow

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12.090 Introduction to Fluid Motions, Sediment Transport, and Current-Generated Sedimentary Structures (MIT)

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This course begins by introducing students to aspects of fluid dynamics relevant to transport and deposition of particulate sedimentary materials. Emphasis is on the structure of turbulent shear flows and the forces exerted by fluid motions on bed of loosed sediment. With fluid dynamics as background, the course deals with sediment movement as bed load and suspended load, and with the geometry, kinematics, and dynamics of ripple and dune bed forms. The course concludes with basic material on the styles of current-generated primary sedimentary structures, with emphasis on cross stratification.

Subjects

geology | rocks | sedimentary | fluid motions | sediment transport | sedimentary structures | viscosity | diffusion | turbulence | boundary layers | laminar flow | stress | shear stress | oscillatory-flow | combined-flow | wind ripples | Eolian dunes | cross stratification | planar lamination

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1.63 Advanced Fluid Dynamics of the Environment (MIT)

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Designed to familiarize students with theories and analytical tools useful for studying research literature, this course is a survey of fluid mechanical problems in the water environment. Because of the inherent nonlinearities in the governing equations, we shall emphasize the art of making analytical approximations not only for facilitating calculations but also for gaining deeper physical insight. The importance of scales will be discussed throughout the course in lectures and homeworks. Mathematical techniques beyond the usual preparation of first-year graduate students will be introduced as a part of the course. Topics vary from year to year.

Subjects

fluid dynamics | fluid motion | Cartesian tensor convention | scaling | approximations | slow flow | Stokes flow | Oseen | spreading | gravity | stratified fluid | boundary layer | high speed flow | jets | thermal plume | pure fluids | porous media | similarity method of solution | shear | stratification | Orr-Sommerfeld | capillary phenomena | bubbles | drops | Marangoni instability | contact lines | geophysical fluid dynamics | coastal flows | wind-induced flows | coastal upwelling | transient boundary layer | buoyancy | convection porous media | dispersion | hydrodynamic instability | Kelvin-Helmholtz instability

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12.570 Seminar in Geophysics: Mantle Convection (MIT)

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This cross-disciplinary course aims to understand the historical development and the current status of ideas and models, to present and question the constraints from the different research fields, and to investigate if and how the different views on mantle flow can be reconciled with the currently available data.

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mantle convection | geophysics | geodynamics | mantle | earth | geochemistry | seismology | stratification | geodynamical modeling | tomography | seismic imaging

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Sociology of Leisure: Leisure and Social Stratification RLO

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This RLO is part of “Sociology of Leisure” course. The module discusses some major features of current leisure patterns, but these activities are also central to modern life itself and thus have interests for sociologists. The RLO includes work showing how leisure activities both reflect and reproduce social divisions of class, gender, age and ethnicity, culminating in a summary of the recent large study by Bennett et al.

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social_stratification | sociology | sociology_of_leisure | leisure | rlo | csapoer | ukoer | Social studies | L000

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Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment (MIT)

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This class serves as an introduction to mass transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. The class will cover the derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Class topics to be covered will include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange and particle transport.

Subjects

river systems | lake systems | scalar transport in environmental flows | momentum transport in environmental flows | stratification in lakes | buoyancy-driven flows | settling and coagulation | air-water exchange | bed-water exchange | phase partitioning | dissolution | boundary layers | molecular diffusion | turbulent diffusion | water transportation | advection | aquatic systems | conservation of mass | derivation | Diffusion | dispersion | environmental flows | instantaneous point source | lakes | mass | transport | particle transport | rivers | scaling | turbulence | water flow

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non-probability sampling

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Overview of probability and non-probability sampling techniques in quantitative research.

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confidence intervals | sampling error | snowball sampling | quota sampling | convenience sampling | stratification | cluster/ multi-stage random sample | stratified random sample | systematic sample | simple random sample | non-probability sample | ukoer | learning from woerk | lfwoer | uopcpdrm | work-based learning | wbl | continuous professional development | cpd | probability sample | Social studies | L000

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Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment (MIT)

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This class serves as an introduction to mass transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. The class will cover the derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Class topics to be covered will include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange and particle transport.

Subjects

river systems | lake systems | scalar transport in environmental flows | momentum transport in environmental flows | stratification in lakes | buoyancy-driven flows | settling and coagulation | air-water exchange | bed-water exchange | phase partitioning | dissolution | boundary layers | molecular diffusion | turbulent diffusion | water transportation | advection | aquatic systems | conservation of mass | derivation | Diffusion | dispersion | environmental flows | instantaneous point source | lakes | mass | transport | particle transport | rivers | scaling | turbulence | water flow

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1.77 Water Quality Control (MIT)

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The course material emphasizes mathematical models for predicting distribution and fate of effluents discharged into lakes, reservoirs, rivers, estuaries, and oceans. It also focuses on formulation and structure of models as well as analytical and simple numerical solution techniques. Also discussed are the role of element cycles, such as oxygen, nitrogen, and phosphorus, as water quality indicators; offshore outfalls and diffusion; salinity intrusion in estuaries; and thermal stratification, eutrophication, and sedimentation processes in lakes and reservoirs. This course is a core requirement for the Environmental MEng program.

Subjects

water quality control | mathematical models | effluents | lakes | reservoirs | rivers | estuaries | oceans | element cycles | water quality indicators | offshore outfalls | diffusion | salinity intrusion | thermal stratification | eutrophication | sedimentation processes

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National Qualifications Social Stratification Intermediate 1 and 2

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NQ Support Material Sociology Intermediate 1 and 2

Subjects

Social Stratification | Sociology | NQ | National Qualification | PM : Social Care/Social Work Skills | SCQF Level 4 | SCQF Level 5

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12.090 Special Topics: An Introduction to Fluid Motions, Sediment Transport, and Current-generated Sedimentary Structures (MIT)

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This course begins by introducing students to aspects of fluid dynamics relevant to transport and deposition of particulate sedimentary materials. Emphasis is on the structure of turbulent shear flows and the forces exerted by fluid motions on bed of loosed sediment. With fluid dynamics as background, the course deals with sediment movement as bed load and suspended load, and with the geometry, kinematics, and dynamics of ripple and dune bed forms. The course concludes with basic material on the styles of current-generated primary sedimentary structures, with emphasis on cross stratification.

Subjects

geology | rocks | sedimentary | fluid motions | sediment transport | sedimentary structures | viscosity | diffusion | turbulence | boundary layers | laminar flow | stress | shear stress | oscillatory-flow | combined-flow | wind ripples | Eolian dunes | cross stratification | planar lamination

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1.63 Advanced Fluid Dynamics of the Environment (MIT)

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Designed to familiarize students with theories and analytical tools useful for studying research literature, this course is a survey of fluid mechanical problems in the water environment. Because of the inherent nonlinearities in the governing equations, we shall emphasize the art of making analytical approximations not only for facilitating calculations but also for gaining deeper physical insight. The importance of scales will be discussed throughout the course in lectures and homeworks. Mathematical techniques beyond the usual preparation of first-year graduate students will be introduced as a part of the course. Topics vary from year to year.

Subjects

fluid dynamics | fluid motion | Cartesian tensor convention | scaling | approximations | slow flow | Stokes flow | Oseen | spreading | gravity | stratified fluid | boundary layer | high speed flow | jets | thermal plume | pure fluids | porous media | similarity method of solution | shear | stratification | Orr-Sommerfeld | capillary phenomena | bubbles | drops | Marangoni instability | contact lines | geophysical fluid dynamics | coastal flows | wind-induced flows | coastal upwelling | transient boundary layer | buoyancy | convection porous media | dispersion | hydrodynamic instability | Kelvin-Helmholtz instability

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1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment (MIT)

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Introduction to momentum and scalar transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. Derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Topics include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, phase partitioning, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange, settling and coagulation, buoyancy-driven flows, and stratification in lakes.Technical RequirementsRealOne™ Player software is required to run the .rm files found on this course site.RealOne™ is a trademark or a registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc. 

Subjects

river systems | lake systems | scalar transport in environmental flows | momentum transport in environmental flows | stratification in lakes | buoyancy-driven flows | settling and coagulation | air-water exchange | bed-water exchange | phase partitioning | dissolution | boundary layers | molecular diffusion | turbulent diffusion | water transportation

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