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21W.777 The Science Essay (MIT) 21W.777 The Science Essay (MIT)

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The science essay uses science to think about the human condition; it uses humanistic thinking to reflect on the possibilities and limits of science and technology. In this class we read and practice writing science essays of varied lengths and purposes. We will read a wide variety of science essays, ranging across disciplines, both to learn more about this genre and to inspire your own writing. This semester's reading centers on "The Dark Side," with essays ranging from Alan Lightman's "Prisoner of the Wired World" through Robin Marantz Henig's cautionary account of nano-technology ("Our Silver-Coated Future") to David Quammen's investigation of diseases that jump from animals to humans ("Deadly Contact"). The science essay uses science to think about the human condition; it uses humanistic thinking to reflect on the possibilities and limits of science and technology. In this class we read and practice writing science essays of varied lengths and purposes. We will read a wide variety of science essays, ranging across disciplines, both to learn more about this genre and to inspire your own writing. This semester's reading centers on "The Dark Side," with essays ranging from Alan Lightman's "Prisoner of the Wired World" through Robin Marantz Henig's cautionary account of nano-technology ("Our Silver-Coated Future") to David Quammen's investigation of diseases that jump from animals to humans ("Deadly Contact").

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technology | technology | creative non-fiction | creative non-fiction | science writing | science writing | technology and society | technology and society | science technology and society | science technology and society | memoir | memoir | biography | biography | reflection | reflection | popular science | popular science | science literature | science literature | public understanding of science | public understanding of science | policy | policy | debate | debate | journalism | journalism | nature | nature | nature writing | nature writing | ecology | ecology | health | health | medicine | medicine | culture | culture | cultural context | cultural context | mind | mind | matter | matter | scientific | scientific | natural reality | natural reality | virtual | virtual | Darwin | Darwin | life | life | discover | discover | machine | machine | natural history | natural history | reality | reality | educational technology | educational technology | design and experimentation | design and experimentation | education reform | education reform | standards and standardized testing | standards and standardized testing

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15.223 Global Markets, National Policies, and the Competitive Advantages of Firms (MIT) 15.223 Global Markets, National Policies, and the Competitive Advantages of Firms (MIT)

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The world is changing in two fundamental ways. First, the development of a truly global market in products, services, capital, and even certain types of labor is changing the basic terms of competition for an array of different firms and industries. Second, the rules and institutions governing the new international economic order are still in flux. National regulations are no longer adequate yet international accords over trade, intellectual property, labor standards, and a host of other issues are fiercely and frequently contested by competing interests. The final results of these debates will determine who wins and who loses in the new global economy. Understanding the interaction between environment and business around the world is the key to understanding both the possibilities for and The world is changing in two fundamental ways. First, the development of a truly global market in products, services, capital, and even certain types of labor is changing the basic terms of competition for an array of different firms and industries. Second, the rules and institutions governing the new international economic order are still in flux. National regulations are no longer adequate yet international accords over trade, intellectual property, labor standards, and a host of other issues are fiercely and frequently contested by competing interests. The final results of these debates will determine who wins and who loses in the new global economy. Understanding the interaction between environment and business around the world is the key to understanding both the possibilities for and

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globalization | globalization | market economies | market economies | liberal market economies | liberal market economies | state-driven development | state-driven development | emerging markets | emerging markets | intellectual property | intellectual property | ngo | ngo | sustainability | sustainability | trade policy | trade policy | international trade | international trade | labor standards | labor standards | environmental standards | environmental standards

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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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3.032 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (MIT) 3.032 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (MIT)

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Here we will learn about the mechanical behavior of structures and materials, from the continuum description of properties to the atomistic and molecular mechanisms that confer those properties to all materials. We will cover elastic and plastic deformation, creep, and fracture of materials including crystalline and amorphous metals, ceramics, and (bio)polymers, and will focus on the design and processing of materials from the atomic to the macroscale to achieve desired mechanical behavior. Integrated laboratories provide the opportunity to explore these concepts through hands-on experiments including instrumentation of pressure vessels, visualization of atomistic deformation in bubble rafts, nanoindentation, and uniaxial mechanical testing, as well as writing assignments to communicate th Here we will learn about the mechanical behavior of structures and materials, from the continuum description of properties to the atomistic and molecular mechanisms that confer those properties to all materials. We will cover elastic and plastic deformation, creep, and fracture of materials including crystalline and amorphous metals, ceramics, and (bio)polymers, and will focus on the design and processing of materials from the atomic to the macroscale to achieve desired mechanical behavior. Integrated laboratories provide the opportunity to explore these concepts through hands-on experiments including instrumentation of pressure vessels, visualization of atomistic deformation in bubble rafts, nanoindentation, and uniaxial mechanical testing, as well as writing assignments to communicate th

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Basic concepts of solid mechanics and mechanical behavior of materials | Basic concepts of solid mechanics and mechanical behavior of materials | stress-strain relationships | stress-strain relationships | stress transformation | stress transformation | elasticity | elasticity | plasticity and fracture. Case studies include materials selection for bicycle frames | plasticity and fracture. Case studies include materials selection for bicycle frames | stress shielding in biomedical implants; residual stresses in thin films; and ancient materials. Lab experiments and demonstrations give hands-on experience of the physical concepts at a variety of length scales. Use of facilities for measuring mechanical properties including standard mechanical tests | stress shielding in biomedical implants; residual stresses in thin films; and ancient materials. Lab experiments and demonstrations give hands-on experience of the physical concepts at a variety of length scales. Use of facilities for measuring mechanical properties including standard mechanical tests | bubble raft models | bubble raft models | atomic force microscopy and nanoindentation. | atomic force microscopy and nanoindentation. | plasticity and fracture | plasticity and fracture | Case studies | Case studies | materials selection | materials selection | bicycle frames | bicycle frames | stress shielding in biomedical implants | stress shielding in biomedical implants | residual stresses in thin films | residual stresses in thin films | ancient materials | ancient materials | standard mechanical tests | standard mechanical tests | solid mechanics | solid mechanics | mechanical behavior of materials | mechanical behavior of materials

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6.884 Complex Digital Systems (MIT) 6.884 Complex Digital Systems (MIT)

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This course is offered to graduates and is a project-oriented course to teach new methodologies for designing multi-million-gate CMOS VLSI chips using high-level synthesis tools in conjunction with standard commercial EDA tools. The emphasis is on modular and robust designs, reusable modules, correctness by construction, architectural exploration, and meeting the area, timing, and power constraints within standard cell and FPGA frameworks. This course is offered to graduates and is a project-oriented course to teach new methodologies for designing multi-million-gate CMOS VLSI chips using high-level synthesis tools in conjunction with standard commercial EDA tools. The emphasis is on modular and robust designs, reusable modules, correctness by construction, architectural exploration, and meeting the area, timing, and power constraints within standard cell and FPGA frameworks.

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VLSI implementation | VLSI implementation | project-oriented | project-oriented | digital systems | digital systems | multi-million-gate | multi-million-gate | CMOS | CMOS | VLSI chips | VLSI chips | high-level synthesis tools | high-level synthesis tools | standard commercial EDA tools | standard commercial EDA tools | modular | modular | robust | robust | designs | designs | reusable modules | reusable modules | construction | construction | architectural exploration | architectural exploration | area | area | timing | timing | power | power | constraints | constraints | standard cell | standard cell | FPGA | FPGA | frameworks | frameworks

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9.459 Scene Understanding Symposium (MIT) 9.459 Scene Understanding Symposium (MIT)

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What are the circuits, mechanisms and representations that permit the recognition of a visual scene from just one glance? In this one-day seminar on Scene Understanding, speakers from a variety of disciplines - neurophysiology, cognitive neuroscience, visual cognition, computational neuroscience and computer vision - will address a range of topics related to scene recognition, including natural image categorization, contextual effects on object recognition, and the role of attention in scene understanding and visual art. The goal is to encourage exchanges between researchers of all fields of brain sciences in the burgeoning field of scene understanding. What are the circuits, mechanisms and representations that permit the recognition of a visual scene from just one glance? In this one-day seminar on Scene Understanding, speakers from a variety of disciplines - neurophysiology, cognitive neuroscience, visual cognition, computational neuroscience and computer vision - will address a range of topics related to scene recognition, including natural image categorization, contextual effects on object recognition, and the role of attention in scene understanding and visual art. The goal is to encourage exchanges between researchers of all fields of brain sciences in the burgeoning field of scene understanding.

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circuits | mechanisms and representation | circuits | mechanisms and representation | recognition of a visual scene | recognition of a visual scene | Scene Understanding | Scene Understanding | neurophysiology | neurophysiology | cognitive neuroscience | cognitive neuroscience | visual cognition | visual cognition | computational neuroscience | computational neuroscience | computer vision | computer vision | natural image categorization | natural image categorization | contextual effects on object recognition | contextual effects on object recognition | role of attention in scene understanding | role of attention in scene understanding

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11.471 Targeting the Poor: Local Economic Development in Developing Countries (MIT) 11.471 Targeting the Poor: Local Economic Development in Developing Countries (MIT)

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This course treats public-sector policies, programs, and projects that attempt to increase employment through development-promoting measures in the economic realm, through support and regulation. It discusses the types of initiatives, tasks, and environments that are most conducive to equitable outcomes, and emphasizes throughout the understandings gained about why certain initiatives work and others don’t. This course treats public-sector policies, programs, and projects that attempt to increase employment through development-promoting measures in the economic realm, through support and regulation. It discusses the types of initiatives, tasks, and environments that are most conducive to equitable outcomes, and emphasizes throughout the understandings gained about why certain initiatives work and others don’t.

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local economic development | local economic development | poverty | poverty | developing countries | developing countries | public-sector policies | public-sector policies | employment | employment | labor standards | labor standards | environmental standards | environmental standards | political economy | political economy | poverty reduction | poverty reduction

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15.875 Applications of System Dynamics (MIT) 15.875 Applications of System Dynamics (MIT)

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15.875 is a project-based course that explores how organizations can use system dynamics to achieve important goals. In small groups, students learn modeling and consulting skills by working on a term-long project with real-life managers. A diverse set of businesses and organizations sponsor class projects, from start-ups to the Fortune 500. The course focuses on gaining practical insight from the system dynamics process, and appeals to people interested in system dynamics, consulting, or managerial policy-making. 15.875 is a project-based course that explores how organizations can use system dynamics to achieve important goals. In small groups, students learn modeling and consulting skills by working on a term-long project with real-life managers. A diverse set of businesses and organizations sponsor class projects, from start-ups to the Fortune 500. The course focuses on gaining practical insight from the system dynamics process, and appeals to people interested in system dynamics, consulting, or managerial policy-making.

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system dynamics process; modeling; business consulting; managerial policy-making; team project; standard method; process consultation; system consultation; system processes; modeling loops; analyzing loops; diffusion model; problem solving; reference modes; momentum policies; causal loop; client consultations; client consulting; molecules of structure; system dynamics models | system dynamics process; modeling; business consulting; managerial policy-making; team project; standard method; process consultation; system consultation; system processes; modeling loops; analyzing loops; diffusion model; problem solving; reference modes; momentum policies; causal loop; client consultations; client consulting; molecules of structure; system dynamics models | system dynamics process | system dynamics process | modeling | modeling | business consulting | business consulting | managerial policy-making | managerial policy-making | team project | team project | standard method | standard method | process consultation | process consultation | system consultation | system consultation | system processes | system processes | modeling loops | modeling loops | analyzing loops | analyzing loops | diffusion model | diffusion model | problem solving | problem solving | reference modes | reference modes | momentum policies | momentum policies | causal loop | causal loop | client consultations | client consultations | client consulting | client consulting | molecules of structure | molecules of structure | system dynamics models | system dynamics models

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What's this gadget? (LOC) What's this gadget? (LOC)

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libraryofcongress | libraryofcongress | acoustics | acoustics | physicists | physicists | nationalbureauofstandards | nationalbureauofstandards | usbureauofstandards | usbureauofstandards | acousticalresearch | acousticalresearch | vlchrisler | vlchrisler | vivianleroychrisler | vivianleroychrisler

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Dublin hand drawn survey, St. Andrew's Church Dublin hand drawn survey, St. Andrew's Church

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dublin | dublin | church | church | sketch | sketch | standrews | standrews | survey | survey | saintandrews | saintandrews | churchlane | churchlane | standrewschurch | standrewschurch | damestreet | damestreet | suffolkstreet | suffolkstreet | johngreene | johngreene | nassaustreet | nassaustreet | thomasmayne | thomasmayne | 1682 | 1682 | lanternslides | lanternslides | nationallibraryofireland | nationallibraryofireland | thingmote | thingmote | vikingdublin | vikingdublin | citysurveyor | citysurveyor | thomasholmesmason | thomasholmesmason | thomashmasonsonslimited | thomashmasonsonslimited | sirhenrytitchborne | sirhenrytitchborne | thingmot | thingmot | thingmount | thingmount | sirwilliamdavies | sirwilliamdavies

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Dynamic Test Stand Dynamic Test Stand

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spaceshuttle | spaceshuttle | enterprise | enterprise | dynamicteststand | dynamicteststand | teststand | teststand | test | test

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Carlos Santos Lda. Lisboa, Portugal Carlos Santos Lda. Lisboa, Portugal

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fundaçãocaloustegulbenkian | fundaçãocaloustegulbenkian | gulbenkian | gulbenkian | bibliotecadearte | bibliotecadearte | biblioteca | biblioteca | arte | arte | márionovais | márionovais | mário | mário | novais | novais | carlossantoslda | carlossantoslda | carlossantos | carlossantos | carlos | carlos | santos | santos | standardflying12 | standardflying12 | standardflying | standardflying | exposiçãodeautomóveis | exposiçãodeautomóveis | exposição | exposição | automóveis | automóveis | indústriaautomóvel | indústriaautomóvel | indústria | indústria | lisboa | lisboa | portugal | portugal

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The Grand Stand Hotel, Curragh Camp

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robertfrench | williamlawrence | lawrencecollection | lawrencephotographicstudio | thelawrencephotographcollection | glassnegative | nationallibraryofireland | grandstandhotel | thecurragh | cokildare | curraghracecourse | curraghcamp | grandstand | carts | horses | people | standhouse | hotel | nolongerstanding | demolished

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21W.777 The Science Essay (MIT)

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The science essay uses science to think about the human condition; it uses humanistic thinking to reflect on the possibilities and limits of science and technology. In this class we read and practice writing science essays of varied lengths and purposes. We will read a wide variety of science essays, ranging across disciplines, both to learn more about this genre and to inspire your own writing. This semester's reading centers on "The Dark Side," with essays ranging from Alan Lightman's "Prisoner of the Wired World" through Robin Marantz Henig's cautionary account of nano-technology ("Our Silver-Coated Future") to David Quammen's investigation of diseases that jump from animals to humans ("Deadly Contact").

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technology | creative non-fiction | science writing | technology and society | science technology and society | memoir | biography | reflection | popular science | science literature | public understanding of science | policy | debate | journalism | nature | nature writing | ecology | health | medicine | culture | cultural context | mind | matter | scientific | natural reality | virtual | Darwin | life | discover | machine | natural history | reality | educational technology | design and experimentation | education reform | standards and standardized testing

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AL218-080 Boeing 80 Standard Oil Co San Francisco 4Jan31

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airplane | aircraft | aviation | boeing | airlines | biplane | airliners | 291 | prattwhitney | standardoil | model80a | model80 | boeingmodel80 | boeing80a | stanavo | standardoilofcalifornia | hornetengine | boeing80 | prattwhitneyhornet | pwhornet | boeingmodel80a | hornetradial | cn291 | standardaviationoil | nc233m | boeingmodel226 | boeing226 | boeingmodel80a1special | model80a1special | model80special

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21W.777 The Science Essay (MIT)

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The science essay uses science to think about the human condition; it uses humanistic thinking to reflect on the possibilities and limits of science and technology. In this class we read and practice writing science essays of varied lengths and purposes. We will read a wide variety of science essays, ranging across disciplines, both to learn more about this genre and to inspire your own writing. This semester's reading centers on "The Dark Side," with essays ranging from Alan Lightman's "Prisoner of the Wired World" through Robin Marantz Henig's cautionary account of nano-technology ("Our Silver-Coated Future") to David Quammen's investigation of diseases that jump from animals to humans ("Deadly Contact").

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technology | creative non-fiction | science writing | technology and society | science technology and society | memoir | biography | reflection | popular science | science literature | public understanding of science | policy | debate | journalism | nature | nature writing | ecology | health | medicine | culture | cultural context | mind | matter | scientific | natural reality | virtual | Darwin | life | discover | machine | natural history | reality | educational technology | design and experimentation | education reform | standards and standardized testing

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Building a Business 2012/13: Understanding Financial Control

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Simon Husband is the Director of Richardsons Financial Group. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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start up | entrepreneurship | simon husband | Building a business | understanding financial control | start up | entrepreneurship | simon husband | Building a business | understanding financial control

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11.131 Educational Theory and Practice III (MIT) 11.131 Educational Theory and Practice III (MIT)

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This is the final course in the three course sequence (11.129, 11.130 and 11.131) that deals with the practicalities of teaching students. Our areas of study will include: educational psychology, identification of useful resources that support instruction, learning to use technology in meaningful ways in the classroom, finding more methods of motivating students, implementing differentiated instruction and obtaining a teaching job. This is the final course in the three course sequence (11.129, 11.130 and 11.131) that deals with the practicalities of teaching students. Our areas of study will include: educational psychology, identification of useful resources that support instruction, learning to use technology in meaningful ways in the classroom, finding more methods of motivating students, implementing differentiated instruction and obtaining a teaching job.

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classroom experiences | classroom experiences | student-centered classroom activities | student-centered classroom activities | student-led classes | student-led classes | issues in schools and education | issues in schools and education | observing | observing | pre-college math and science classes | pre-college math and science classes | design and implementation of curriculum | design and implementation of curriculum | diversity | diversity | standards in math and science | standards in math and science | student misconceptions | student misconceptions | methods of instruction | methods of instruction | the digital divide | the digital divide | teaching through different media | teaching through different media | student assessment | student assessment

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11.129 Educational Theory and Practice I (MIT) 11.129 Educational Theory and Practice I (MIT)

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This course concentrates on a core set of skills and knowledge necessary for teaching in secondary schools. Topics covered in the class include educational reform, student behavior and motivation, curriculum design, and the teaching profession. Classroom observation is a key component of the class. Assignments include readings from the educational literature, written reflections on classroom observations, and practice teaching and constructing curriculum. This is the first of a three course sequence necessary to complete the Teacher Education Program. This course concentrates on a core set of skills and knowledge necessary for teaching in secondary schools. Topics covered in the class include educational reform, student behavior and motivation, curriculum design, and the teaching profession. Classroom observation is a key component of the class. Assignments include readings from the educational literature, written reflections on classroom observations, and practice teaching and constructing curriculum. This is the first of a three course sequence necessary to complete the Teacher Education Program.

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classroom experiences | classroom experiences | student-centered classroom activities | student-centered classroom activities | student-led classes | student-led classes | issues in schools and education | issues in schools and education | observing | observing | pre-college math and science classes | pre-college math and science classes | design and implementation of curriculum | design and implementation of curriculum | diversity | diversity | standards in math and science | standards in math and science | student misconceptions | student misconceptions | methods of instruction | methods of instruction | the digital divide | the digital divide | teaching through different media | teaching through different media | student assessment | student assessment

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18.335J Introduction to Numerical Methods (MIT) 18.335J Introduction to Numerical Methods (MIT)

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This course offers an advanced introduction to numerical linear algebra. Topics include direct and iterative methods for linear systems, eigenvalue decompositions and QR/SVD factorizations, stability and accuracy of numerical algorithms, the IEEE floating point standard, sparse and structured matrices, preconditioning, linear algebra software. Problem sets require some knowledge of MATLAB®. This course offers an advanced introduction to numerical linear algebra. Topics include direct and iterative methods for linear systems, eigenvalue decompositions and QR/SVD factorizations, stability and accuracy of numerical algorithms, the IEEE floating point standard, sparse and structured matrices, preconditioning, linear algebra software. Problem sets require some knowledge of MATLAB®.

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numerical linear algebra | numerical linear algebra | linear systems | linear systems | eigenvalue decomposition | eigenvalue decomposition | QR/SVD factorization | QR/SVD factorization | numerical algorithms | numerical algorithms | IEEE floating point standard | IEEE floating point standard | sparse matrices | sparse matrices | structured matrices | structured matrices | preconditioning | preconditioning | linear algebra software | linear algebra software | Matlab | Matlab

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24.00 Problems of Philosophy (MIT) 24.00 Problems of Philosophy (MIT)

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The course has two main goals: First, to give you a sense of what philosophers think about and why. This will be done through consideration of some perennial philosophical problems, e.g., the existence of God, reason and faith, personal identity and immortality, freewill, moral responsibility, and standards for moral conduct. We will draw on readings by important figures in the history of philosophy as well as contemporary authors. The second goal is to develop your philosophical skills, and your critical and argumentative skills more generally. The course has two main goals: First, to give you a sense of what philosophers think about and why. This will be done through consideration of some perennial philosophical problems, e.g., the existence of God, reason and faith, personal identity and immortality, freewill, moral responsibility, and standards for moral conduct. We will draw on readings by important figures in the history of philosophy as well as contemporary authors. The second goal is to develop your philosophical skills, and your critical and argumentative skills more generally.

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Philosophy | Philosophy | problems | problems | philosophers | philosophers | think | think | existence | existence | God | God | reason | reason | faith | faith | mind-body | mind-body | freewill | freewill | moral responsibility | moral responsibility | standards | standards | moral conduct | moral conduct | history | history | contemporary authors | contemporary authors | skills | skills | critical | critical | argumentative | argumentative

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6.096 Introduction to C++ (MIT) 6.096 Introduction to C++ (MIT)

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This course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in science, social science and engineering programs who need to learn fundamental programming skills quickly but not in great depth. The course is ideal for undergraduate research positions or summer jobs requiring C++. It is not a class for experienced programmers in C++. Students with no programming background are welcome. Topics include control structures, arrays, functions, classes, objects, file handling, and simple algorithms for common tasks. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month. This course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in science, social science and engineering programs who need to learn fundamental programming skills quickly but not in great depth. The course is ideal for undergraduate research positions or summer jobs requiring C++. It is not a class for experienced programmers in C++. Students with no programming background are welcome. Topics include control structures, arrays, functions, classes, objects, file handling, and simple algorithms for common tasks. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Subjects

c++ programming | c++ programming | learn to program | learn to program | control structures | control structures | functions | functions | classes | classes | object oriented programming | object oriented programming | oop | oop | file handling | file handling | standard template library | standard template library | pointers | pointers | arrays | arrays | games | games | text-based games | text-based games | small programming project | small programming project | case study | case study | nerdy students | nerdy students | athletic students | athletic students

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11.364 International Environmental Negotiation (MIT) 11.364 International Environmental Negotiation (MIT)

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The class will explore the obstacles to achieving sustainability; in particular, the difficulties of managing common resources, achieving transboundary pollution control, making tradeoffs between economic and social development needs and environmental resource protection, and harmonizing environmental protection standards. At their core, these problems must be addressed through international or multi-lateral negotiations. We will focus especially on problems of representation and voting, issue linkage, balancing science and politics, and monitoring and enforcement in negotiations of these kinds. We will also examine these issues in light of actual treaty negotiations especially the on-going efforts to implement the Climate Change Convention. The class will operate as a research seminar. Ea The class will explore the obstacles to achieving sustainability; in particular, the difficulties of managing common resources, achieving transboundary pollution control, making tradeoffs between economic and social development needs and environmental resource protection, and harmonizing environmental protection standards. At their core, these problems must be addressed through international or multi-lateral negotiations. We will focus especially on problems of representation and voting, issue linkage, balancing science and politics, and monitoring and enforcement in negotiations of these kinds. We will also examine these issues in light of actual treaty negotiations especially the on-going efforts to implement the Climate Change Convention. The class will operate as a research seminar. Ea

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Sustainability | Sustainability | Managing common resources | Managing common resources | Transboundary pollution control | Transboundary pollution control | Economic and social development | Economic and social development | Environmental resource protection | Environmental resource protection | Environmental protection standards | Environmental protection standards | International or multi-lateral negotiations | International or multi-lateral negotiations | Representation and voting | Representation and voting | Issue linkage | Issue linkage | Balancing science and politics | Balancing science and politics | Climate Change Convention | Climate Change Convention

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11.203 Microeconomics for Planners (MIT) 11.203 Microeconomics for Planners (MIT)

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Microeconomics for Planners, 11.203, will ground you in basic microeconomics - how markets function, how to think about allocating scarce resources, what profit maximizing behavior means in different kinds of markets, how technology and trade reshapes all of this, etc. Along the way, it will also give you a sense of several of the major economic issues in the presidential campaign. We will consider activities that markets don’t directly capture - the value of an historic preservation district or the costs imposed by pollution - in November and December during Gateway: Planning Economics, 11.202. Microeconomics for Planners, 11.203, will ground you in basic microeconomics - how markets function, how to think about allocating scarce resources, what profit maximizing behavior means in different kinds of markets, how technology and trade reshapes all of this, etc. Along the way, it will also give you a sense of several of the major economic issues in the presidential campaign. We will consider activities that markets don’t directly capture - the value of an historic preservation district or the costs imposed by pollution - in November and December during Gateway: Planning Economics, 11.202.

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microeconomics | microeconomics | markets | markets | profit | profit | standard of living | standard of living | economics for planners | economics for planners | income distribution | income distribution | economic analysis | economic analysis | deregulation | deregulation | profit maximization | profit maximization | oligopoly; monopoly | oligopoly; monopoly | tragedy of the commons | tragedy of the commons | oligopoly | oligopoly | monopoly | monopoly

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11.125 Exploring K-12 Classroom Teaching (MIT) 11.125 Exploring K-12 Classroom Teaching (MIT)

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This subject uses K-12 classroom experiences, along with student-centered classroom activities and student-led classes, to explore issues in schools and education. Students in this course spend time each week observing pre-college math and science classes. Topics of study include design and implementation of curriculum, addressing the needs of a diversity of students, standards in math and science, student misconceptions, methods of instruction, the digital divide, teaching through different media, and student assessment. This subject uses K-12 classroom experiences, along with student-centered classroom activities and student-led classes, to explore issues in schools and education. Students in this course spend time each week observing pre-college math and science classes. Topics of study include design and implementation of curriculum, addressing the needs of a diversity of students, standards in math and science, student misconceptions, methods of instruction, the digital divide, teaching through different media, and student assessment.

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classroom experiences | classroom experiences | student-centered classroom activities | student-centered classroom activities | student-led classes | student-led classes | issues in schools and education | issues in schools and education | observing | observing | pre-college math and science classes | pre-college math and science classes | design and implementation of curriculum | design and implementation of curriculum | diversity | diversity | standards in math and science | standards in math and science | student misconceptions | student misconceptions | methods of instruction | methods of instruction | the digital divide | the digital divide | teaching through different media | teaching through different media | student assessment | student assessment

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