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11.337J Urban Design Policy and Action (MIT) 11.337J Urban Design Policy and Action (MIT)

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Governments at every level assume a measure of responsibility for seeking good design. Some of that responsibility is exercised directly—through the design and construction of government buildings, for example. But most changes to our environments are neither designed nor built by governments. Rather, they are the result of the actions and investments of private individuals, institutions, corporations, joint ventures, or private/public collaborations. Yet, the actions of all of these actors are affected by the design policies of government and the interventions that are undertaken to implement those policies. In this advanced graduate-level seminar we will explore new ways of thinking about urban design policy in an attempt to better understand just what government does—and wha Governments at every level assume a measure of responsibility for seeking good design. Some of that responsibility is exercised directly—through the design and construction of government buildings, for example. But most changes to our environments are neither designed nor built by governments. Rather, they are the result of the actions and investments of private individuals, institutions, corporations, joint ventures, or private/public collaborations. Yet, the actions of all of these actors are affected by the design policies of government and the interventions that are undertaken to implement those policies. In this advanced graduate-level seminar we will explore new ways of thinking about urban design policy in an attempt to better understand just what government does—and wha

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design policy | design policy | government | government | intervention | intervention | urban design policy | urban design policy | theory of government intervention | theory of government intervention | modes of intervention | modes of intervention | tools of government | tools of government | boston civic design commission | boston civic design commission | tools approach | tools approach | five tools | five tools | ownership | ownership | operation | operation | regulation | regulation | property rights | property rights | incentives | incentives | disincentives | disincentives | information | information | design review | design review

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The use of citizen journalism by traditional media The use of citizen journalism by traditional media

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Seminar delivered by Nic Newman, former Future Media Controller, BBC and visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Nicola Bruno writes: 'To be social or not to be social?' According to Nic Newman, RISJ Visiting Fellow and a digital media consultant, that is no longer the question for mainstream media outlets facing the transition to the digital landscape. During his seminar at the RISJ on 'The use of citizen journalism by traditional media', Nic Newman explained to the audience that in the last two years all media organizations have embraced user-generated and social media tools. After watching with suspicion (and sometimes also with haughtiness) the rise of citizen journalism, mainstream media outlets have become more and more aware that digital networks Seminar delivered by Nic Newman, former Future Media Controller, BBC and visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Nicola Bruno writes: 'To be social or not to be social?' According to Nic Newman, RISJ Visiting Fellow and a digital media consultant, that is no longer the question for mainstream media outlets facing the transition to the digital landscape. During his seminar at the RISJ on 'The use of citizen journalism by traditional media', Nic Newman explained to the audience that in the last two years all media organizations have embraced user-generated and social media tools. After watching with suspicion (and sometimes also with haughtiness) the rise of citizen journalism, mainstream media outlets have become more and more aware that digital networks

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traditional | traditional | mainstream | mainstream | readers | readers | media | media | social | social | journalism | journalism | newman | newman | digital | digital | citizen | citizen | content | content | tools | tools | networks | networks | people | people | traditional | mainstream | readers | media | social | journalism | newman | digital | citizen | content | tools | networks | people | 2010-10-20 | traditional | mainstream | readers | media | social | journalism | newman | digital | citizen | content | tools | networks | people | 2010-10-20

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1.040 Project Management (MIT) 1.040 Project Management (MIT)

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As technological integration and construction complexity increase, so does construction lead times. To stay competitive companies have sought to shorten the construction times of new infrastructure by managing construction development efforts effectively by using different project management tools. In this course, three important aspects of construction project management are taught:The theory, methods and quantitative tools used to effectively plan, organize, and control construction projects;Efficient management methods revealed through practice and research;hands-on, practical project management knowledge from on-site situations.To achieve this, we will use a basic project management framework in which the project life-cycle is broken into organizing, planning, monitoring, controlling a As technological integration and construction complexity increase, so does construction lead times. To stay competitive companies have sought to shorten the construction times of new infrastructure by managing construction development efforts effectively by using different project management tools. In this course, three important aspects of construction project management are taught:The theory, methods and quantitative tools used to effectively plan, organize, and control construction projects;Efficient management methods revealed through practice and research;hands-on, practical project management knowledge from on-site situations.To achieve this, we will use a basic project management framework in which the project life-cycle is broken into organizing, planning, monitoring, controlling a

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project management | project management | quantitative tools | quantitative tools | management methods | management methods | project life cycle | project life cycle | feasibility and organization | feasibility and organization | project planning | project planning | project monitoring and control | project monitoring and control | project learning | project learning | system dynamics | system dynamics | software tools | software tools | resource constraints | resource constraints | contract mechanisms | contract mechanisms

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11.437 Financing Economic Development (MIT) 11.437 Financing Economic Development (MIT)

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This course focuses on financing tools and program models to support local economic development. It includes an overview of private capital markets and financing sources to understand capital market imperfections that constrain economic development; business accounting; financial statement analysis; federal economic development programs; and public finance tools. Program models covered include revolving loan funds, guarantee programs, venture capital funds, bank holding companies, community development loan funds and credit unions, micro enterprise funds, and the use of the Community Reinvestment Act to leverage bank financing.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free Microsoft® Excel This course focuses on financing tools and program models to support local economic development. It includes an overview of private capital markets and financing sources to understand capital market imperfections that constrain economic development; business accounting; financial statement analysis; federal economic development programs; and public finance tools. Program models covered include revolving loan funds, guarantee programs, venture capital funds, bank holding companies, community development loan funds and credit unions, micro enterprise funds, and the use of the Community Reinvestment Act to leverage bank financing.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free Microsoft® Excel

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financing tools | financing tools | program models to support local economic development | program models to support local economic development | private capital markets | private capital markets | financing sources | financing sources | capital market imperfections | capital market imperfections | economic development | economic development | business accounting | business accounting | financial statement analysis | financial statement analysis | federal economic development programs | federal economic development programs | public finance tools | public finance tools | funds | funds | guarantee programs | guarantee programs | venture capital funds | venture capital funds | bank holding companies | bank holding companies | community development loan funds | community development loan funds | credit unions | credit unions | micro enterprise funds | micro enterprise funds | use of the Community Reinvestment Act to leverage bank financing | use of the Community Reinvestment Act to leverage bank financing | Community Reinvestment Act | Community Reinvestment Act | bank financing | bank financing | program management | program management

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1.224J Carrier Systems (MIT) 1.224J Carrier Systems (MIT)

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Carrier systems involve the design, operation and management of transportation networks, assets, personnel, freight and passengers. In this course, we will present models and tools for analyzing, optimizing, planning, managing and controlling carrier systems. Carrier systems involve the design, operation and management of transportation networks, assets, personnel, freight and passengers. In this course, we will present models and tools for analyzing, optimizing, planning, managing and controlling carrier systems.

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carrier systems | carrier systems | design | design | operation | operation | management | management | personnel | personnel | freight and passengers | freight and passengers | models and tools for analyzing | models and tools for analyzing | optimization | optimization | planning | planning | managing and controlling | managing and controlling | transportation networks | transportation networks | assets | assets | freight | freight | passengers | passengers | models | models | tools | tools | analyzing | analyzing | optimizing | optimizing | managing | managing | controlling | controlling | linear programming | linear programming | software | software | integer programming | integer programming | direct transportation | direct transportation | procurement | procurement | transit vehicle scheduling | transit vehicle scheduling | transit crew scheduling | transit crew scheduling | airline routing | airline routing | real-time operations control | real-time operations control | freight transportation | freight transportation | analysis | analysis | plans | plans | control | control | designing | designing | 1.224 | 1.224 | ESD.204 | ESD.204

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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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11.437 Financing Economic Development (MIT) 11.437 Financing Economic Development (MIT)

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This course focuses on financing tools and program models to support local economic development. It includes an overview of private capital markets and financing sources to understand capital market imperfections that constrain economic development; business accounting; financial statement analysis; federal economic development programs; and public finance tools. Program models covered include revolving loan funds, guarantee programs, venture capital funds, bank holding companies, community development loan funds and credit unions, micro enterprise funds, and the use of the Community Reinvestment Act to leverage bank financing. This course focuses on financing tools and program models to support local economic development. It includes an overview of private capital markets and financing sources to understand capital market imperfections that constrain economic development; business accounting; financial statement analysis; federal economic development programs; and public finance tools. Program models covered include revolving loan funds, guarantee programs, venture capital funds, bank holding companies, community development loan funds and credit unions, micro enterprise funds, and the use of the Community Reinvestment Act to leverage bank financing.

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financing tools | financing tools | program models to support local economic development | program models to support local economic development | private capital markets | private capital markets | financing sources | financing sources | capital market imperfections | capital market imperfections | economic development | economic development | business accounting | business accounting | financial statement analysis | financial statement analysis | federal economic development programs | federal economic development programs | public finance tools | public finance tools | funds | funds | guarantee programs | guarantee programs | venture capital funds | venture capital funds | bank holding companies | bank holding companies | community development loan funds | community development loan funds | credit unions | credit unions | micro enterprise funds | micro enterprise funds | use of the Community Reinvestment Act to leverage bank financing | use of the Community Reinvestment Act to leverage bank financing

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Roslindale Square, Boston (MIT) Roslindale Square, Boston (MIT)

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This course focuses on the physical and economic renewal of urban neighborhood Main Streets by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers four broad areas:an overview of the causes for urban business district decline, the challenges faced in revitalization and the type of revitalization strategies employed;the physical and economic development planning tools used to understand and assess urban Main Streets from physical design and economic development perspectives;the policies, interventions, and investments used to foster urban commercial revitalization; andthe formulation of a revitalization plan for an urban commercial district. This course focuses on the physical and economic renewal of urban neighborhood Main Streets by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers four broad areas:an overview of the causes for urban business district decline, the challenges faced in revitalization and the type of revitalization strategies employed;the physical and economic development planning tools used to understand and assess urban Main Streets from physical design and economic development perspectives;the policies, interventions, and investments used to foster urban commercial revitalization; andthe formulation of a revitalization plan for an urban commercial district.

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main streets | main streets | urban neighborhood decline | urban neighborhood decline | urban design | urban design | urban development | urban development | physical development tools | physical development tools | economic development tools | economic development tools | revitalization strategies | revitalization strategies | retail | retail | market analysis | market analysis | assets | assets | capacity assessment | capacity assessment | existing conditions analysis | existing conditions analysis | streetscapes | streetscapes | neighborhood image and identity | neighborhood image and identity | zoning | zoning | business development | business development | organization | organization | capacity building | capacity building | marketing | marketing

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14.462 Advanced Macroeconomics II (MIT) 14.462 Advanced Macroeconomics II (MIT)

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14.462 is the second semester of the second-year Ph.D. macroeconomics sequence. The course is intended to introduce the students, not only to particular areas of current research, but also to some very useful analytical tools. It covers a selection of topics that varies from year to year. Recent topics include: Growth and Fluctuations Heterogeneity and Incomplete Markets Optimal Fiscal Policy Time Inconsistency Reputation Coordination Games and Macroeconomic Complementarities Information 14.462 is the second semester of the second-year Ph.D. macroeconomics sequence. The course is intended to introduce the students, not only to particular areas of current research, but also to some very useful analytical tools. It covers a selection of topics that varies from year to year. Recent topics include: Growth and Fluctuations Heterogeneity and Incomplete Markets Optimal Fiscal Policy Time Inconsistency Reputation Coordination Games and Macroeconomic Complementarities Information

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macroeconomics research; analytical tools; analysis; endogenous growth; coordintation; incomplete markets; technolgy; distribution; employment; intellectual property rights; bounded rationality; demographics; complementarities; amplification; recursive equilibria; uncertainty; morris; shin; global games; policy; price; aggregation; social learning; dynamic adjustment; business cycle; heterogeneous agents; savings; utility; aiyagari; steady state; krusell; smith; idiosyncratic investment risk | macroeconomics research; analytical tools; analysis; endogenous growth; coordintation; incomplete markets; technolgy; distribution; employment; intellectual property rights; bounded rationality; demographics; complementarities; amplification; recursive equilibria; uncertainty; morris; shin; global games; policy; price; aggregation; social learning; dynamic adjustment; business cycle; heterogeneous agents; savings; utility; aiyagari; steady state; krusell; smith; idiosyncratic investment risk | macroeconomics research | macroeconomics research | analytical tools | analytical tools | analysis | analysis | endogenous growth | endogenous growth | coordintation | coordintation | incomplete markets | incomplete markets | technolgy | technolgy | distribution | distribution | employment | employment | intellectual property rights | intellectual property rights | bounded rationality | bounded rationality | demographics | demographics | complementarities | complementarities | amplification | amplification | recursive equilibria | recursive equilibria | uncertainty | uncertainty | morris | morris | shin | shin | global games | global games | policy | policy | price | price | aggregation | aggregation | social learning | social learning | dynamic adjustment | dynamic adjustment | business cycle | business cycle | heterogeneous agents | heterogeneous agents | savings | savings | utility | utility | aiyagari | aiyagari | steady state | steady state | krusell | krusell | smith | smith | idiosyncratic investment risk | idiosyncratic investment risk | growth | growth | fluctuations | fluctuations | heterogeneity | heterogeneity | optimal fiscal policy | optimal fiscal policy | time inconsistency | time inconsistency | reputation | reputation | information | information | coordination games | coordination games

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TALAT Lecture 3100: Machining of Products

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In general, aluminium alloys have excellent machining properties compared with other common engineering metals.The lecture describes the machinability of aluminium alloys, the necessary tools and equipments in order to obtain optimum results. General background in production engineering and machine tools is assumed.

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aluminium | aluminum | european aluminium association | EAA | Training in Aluminium Application Technologies | training | metallurgy | technology | lecture | machining | forming | machinability | aluminium chips | surface | tool wear | cutting force | classification | cutting materials | high-speed steel | carbide-tipped tools | diamond | tool design | milling tools | drills | saws | circular saws | wrought alloys | casting alloys | machines | drives | rigidity | spindle construction | control | clamping tools | gripping tools | cooling lubricants | cutting fluids | chip removal | equipment | corematerials | ukoer

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TALAT Lecture 3100: Machining of Products

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In general, aluminium alloys have excellent machining properties compared with other common engineering metals.The lecture describes the machinability of aluminium alloys, the necessary tools and equipments in order to obtain optimum results. General background in production engineering and machine tools is assumed.

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aluminium | aluminum | european aluminium association | eaa | talat | training in aluminium application technologies | training | metallurgy | technology | lecture | machining | forming | machinability | aluminium chips | surface | tool wear | cutting force | classification | cutting materials | high-speed steel | carbide-tipped tools | diamond | tool design | milling tools | drills | saws | circular saws | wrought alloys | casting alloys | machines | drives | rigidity | spindle construction | control | clamping tools | gripping tools | cooling lubricants | cutting fluids | chip removal | equipment | corematerials | ukoer | Engineering | H000

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Environmental Services: Establishing Planted Areas: Hand Tools and Preparation (Unit 310)

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The resource can also be found at www.paddockelearning.org.uk, together with other interactive video packages relating to the Units within the Cleaning and Environmental Services Level 2 apprenticeship.

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Horticulture | environment | planting | preparation | hand tools | PPE | personal protection equipment | safety checks | tools | transporting tools | site preparation | site assessment | hazards | maintaining equipment | cleaning | ILRforSkills

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11.337J Urban Design Policy and Action (MIT)

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Governments at every level assume a measure of responsibility for seeking good design. Some of that responsibility is exercised directly—through the design and construction of government buildings, for example. But most changes to our environments are neither designed nor built by governments. Rather, they are the result of the actions and investments of private individuals, institutions, corporations, joint ventures, or private/public collaborations. Yet, the actions of all of these actors are affected by the design policies of government and the interventions that are undertaken to implement those policies. In this advanced graduate-level seminar we will explore new ways of thinking about urban design policy in an attempt to better understand just what government does—and wha

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design policy | government | intervention | urban design policy | theory of government intervention | modes of intervention | tools of government | boston civic design commission | tools approach | five tools | ownership | operation | regulation | property rights | incentives | disincentives | information | design review

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6.972 Game Theory and Mechanism Design (MIT) 6.972 Game Theory and Mechanism Design (MIT)

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This course is offered to graduates and is an introduction to fundamentals of game theory and mechanism design with motivations drawn from various applications including distributed control of wireline and wireless communication networks, incentive-compatible/dynamic resource allocation, and pricing. Emphasis is placed on the foundations of the theory, mathematical tools, as well as modeling and the equilibrium notions in different environments. Topics covered include: normal form games, learning in games, supermodular games, potential games, dynamic games, subgame perfect equilibrium, bargaining, repeated games, auctions, mechanism design, cooperative game theory, network and congestion games, and price of anarchy. This course is offered to graduates and is an introduction to fundamentals of game theory and mechanism design with motivations drawn from various applications including distributed control of wireline and wireless communication networks, incentive-compatible/dynamic resource allocation, and pricing. Emphasis is placed on the foundations of the theory, mathematical tools, as well as modeling and the equilibrium notions in different environments. Topics covered include: normal form games, learning in games, supermodular games, potential games, dynamic games, subgame perfect equilibrium, bargaining, repeated games, auctions, mechanism design, cooperative game theory, network and congestion games, and price of anarchy.

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game theory | game theory | mechanism design | mechanism design | mathematical tools | mathematical tools | normal form games | normal form games | existence and computation of equilibria | existence and computation of equilibria | supermodular games | supermodular games | potential games | potential games | subgame perfect equilibrium | subgame perfect equilibrium | dynamic games | dynamic games | bargaining | bargaining | repeated games | repeated games | games with incomplete/imperfect information | games with incomplete/imperfect information | auctions | auctions | cooperative game theory | cooperative game theory | network and congestion games | network and congestion games | pricing | pricing | price of anarchy | price of anarchy

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21M.606 Introduction to Stagecraft (MIT) 21M.606 Introduction to Stagecraft (MIT)

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Offered annually in the spring term, Introduction to Stagecraft is a hands-on course that gets students working with the tools and techniques of theatrical production in a practical way. It is not a design course but one devoted to artisanship. Among the many remarkable final projects that have been proposed and presented at the end of the course have been a Renaissance hourglass blown in the MIT glass shop and set into a frame turned on our set shop lathe; a four harness loom built by a student who then wove cloth on it; a number of chain mail tunics and coifs; a wide variety of costume and furniture pieces and electrified period lighting fixtures. Offered annually in the spring term, Introduction to Stagecraft is a hands-on course that gets students working with the tools and techniques of theatrical production in a practical way. It is not a design course but one devoted to artisanship. Among the many remarkable final projects that have been proposed and presented at the end of the course have been a Renaissance hourglass blown in the MIT glass shop and set into a frame turned on our set shop lathe; a four harness loom built by a student who then wove cloth on it; a number of chain mail tunics and coifs; a wide variety of costume and furniture pieces and electrified period lighting fixtures.

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stagecraft | stagecraft | shop skills | shop skills | shop machines | shop machines | basic handwork | basic handwork | tools | tools | scenery | scenery | costume | costume | set constuction | set constuction | props | props | stage management | stage management | lighting | lighting | make-up | make-up | scene painting | scene painting

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21M.732 Costume Design for the Theater (MIT) 21M.732 Costume Design for the Theater (MIT)

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This is an intermediate workshop designed for students who have a basic understanding of the principles of theatrical design and who want a more intensive study of costume design and the psychology of clothing. Students develop designs that emerge through a process of character analysis, based on the script and directorial concept. Period research, design, and rendering skills are fostered through practical exercises. Instruction in basic costume construction, including drafting and draping, provide tools for students to produce final projects. This is an intermediate workshop designed for students who have a basic understanding of the principles of theatrical design and who want a more intensive study of costume design and the psychology of clothing. Students develop designs that emerge through a process of character analysis, based on the script and directorial concept. Period research, design, and rendering skills are fostered through practical exercises. Instruction in basic costume construction, including drafting and draping, provide tools for students to produce final projects.

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Theater | Theater | workshop | workshop | design | design | costume | costume | psychology | psychology | clothing | clothing | character analysis | character analysis | script | script | directorial concept | directorial concept | period | period | research | research | drawing | drawing | rendering | rendering | skills | skills | practical exercises | practical exercises | basic | basic | construction | construction | drafting | drafting | draping | draping | tools | tools | projects. | projects.

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15.220 International Management (MIT) 15.220 International Management (MIT)

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Companies today confront an increasing array of choices of markets, of locations for value adding activities, and of modes of crossing borders. This course focuses on the international dimensions of strategy and organization, and provides a framework for formulating strategies in an increasingly complex world economy, and for making those strategies work effectively. The first section of the course provides the basic frameworks for understanding competitiveness in international business at the level of the industry, location, and firm. These frameworks identify the opportunities presented in a dynamic global environment. But taking advantages of those opportunities faces enormous managerial challenges, and the second section of the course focuses on using and dee Companies today confront an increasing array of choices of markets, of locations for value adding activities, and of modes of crossing borders. This course focuses on the international dimensions of strategy and organization, and provides a framework for formulating strategies in an increasingly complex world economy, and for making those strategies work effectively. The first section of the course provides the basic frameworks for understanding competitiveness in international business at the level of the industry, location, and firm. These frameworks identify the opportunities presented in a dynamic global environment. But taking advantages of those opportunities faces enormous managerial challenges, and the second section of the course focuses on using and dee

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industry | industry | location | location | firm | firm | competitiveness | competitiveness | dynamic global environment | dynamic global environment | managerial challenges | managerial challenges | analytical tools | analytical tools

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SP.776 Design for Demining (MIT) SP.776 Design for Demining (MIT)

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Humanitarian Demining is the process of detecting, removing and disposing of landmines. Millions of landmines are buried in more than 80 countries resulting in 20,000 civilian victims every year. MIT Design for Demining is a design course that spans the entire product design and development process from identification of needs and idea generation to prototyping and blast testing to manufacture and deployment. Technical, business and customer aspects are addressed. Students learn about demining while they design, develop and deliver devices to aid the demining community. Past students have invented or improved hand tools, protective gear, safety equipment, educational graphics and teaching materials. Some tools designed in previous years are in use worldwide in the thousands. Course work is Humanitarian Demining is the process of detecting, removing and disposing of landmines. Millions of landmines are buried in more than 80 countries resulting in 20,000 civilian victims every year. MIT Design for Demining is a design course that spans the entire product design and development process from identification of needs and idea generation to prototyping and blast testing to manufacture and deployment. Technical, business and customer aspects are addressed. Students learn about demining while they design, develop and deliver devices to aid the demining community. Past students have invented or improved hand tools, protective gear, safety equipment, educational graphics and teaching materials. Some tools designed in previous years are in use worldwide in the thousands. Course work is

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humanitarian demining | humanitarian demining | landmines | landmines | landmine detection | landmine detection | landmine removal | landmine removal | landmine disposal | landmine disposal | landmines in 80 countries | landmines in 80 countries | 20 | 000 civilian victims per year | 20 | 000 civilian victims per year | MIT Design for Demining | MIT Design for Demining | product design | product design | development process | development process | identification of needs | identification of needs | idea generation | idea generation | prototyping | prototyping | blast testing | blast testing | manufacture | manufacture | deployment | deployment | demining community | demining community | hand tools | hand tools | protective gear | protective gear | safety equipment | safety equipment | educational graphics | educational graphics | teaching materials | teaching materials | field trip | field trip | US Army base | US Army base | demining training | demining training

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ESD.260J Logistics Systems (MIT) ESD.260J Logistics Systems (MIT)

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This course is a survey of analytic tools, approaches, and techniques which are useful in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. There is a strong emphasis on the development and use of fundamental models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra- and inter-company logistics operations. The following topics are covered: demand forecasting tools, inventory control algorithms, transportation operations and management, vehicle routing, scheduling, fleet dispatching algorithms and approaches, optimization of transportation carrier operations, supp This course is a survey of analytic tools, approaches, and techniques which are useful in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. There is a strong emphasis on the development and use of fundamental models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra- and inter-company logistics operations. The following topics are covered: demand forecasting tools, inventory control algorithms, transportation operations and management, vehicle routing, scheduling, fleet dispatching algorithms and approaches, optimization of transportation carrier operations, supp

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Logistics systems | Logistics systems | Supply chain management | Supply chain management | Demand planning | Demand planning | Procurement | Procurement | Inventory | Inventory | Transportation planning | Transportation planning | Reverse logistics | Reverse logistics | Flexible contracting | Flexible contracting | Postponement | Postponement | Portfolio management | Portfolio management | Dual sourcing | Dual sourcing | demand forecasting tools | demand forecasting tools | inventory control algorithms | inventory control algorithms | transportation operations | transportation operations | vehicle routing | vehicle routing | scheduling | scheduling | fleet dispatching algorithms | fleet dispatching algorithms | optimization | optimization | transportation carrier operations | transportation carrier operations | supply chain network design | supply chain network design | procurement | procurement | sourcing | sourcing | auctions | auctions | supply contracts | supply contracts | collaboration | collaboration | supply chain uncertainty | supply chain uncertainty | ESD.260 | ESD.260 | 1.260 | 1.260 | 15.770 | 15.770

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13.400 Introduction to Naval Architecture (MIT) 13.400 Introduction to Naval Architecture (MIT)

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This course is an introduction to principles of naval architecture, ship geometry, hydrostatics, calculation and drawing of curves of form. It also explores concepts of  intact and damaged stability, hull structure strength calculations and ship resistance. Projects include analysis of ship lines drawings and ship model testing. This course is an introduction to principles of naval architecture, ship geometry, hydrostatics, calculation and drawing of curves of form. It also explores concepts of  intact and damaged stability, hull structure strength calculations and ship resistance. Projects include analysis of ship lines drawings and ship model testing.

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elementary principles of Naval Architecture | elementary principles of Naval Architecture | naval architecture tools | naval architecture tools | ship geometry | ship geometry | hydrostatics | hydrostatics | calculation | calculation | drawing | drawing | curves of form | curves of form | intact and damaged stability | intact and damaged stability | hull structure strength calculations | hull structure strength calculations | ship resistance | ship resistance | ship model testing | ship model testing | 2.701 | 2.701

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16.810 Engineering Design and Rapid Prototyping (MIT) 16.810 Engineering Design and Rapid Prototyping (MIT)

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This course provides students with an opportunity to conceive, design and implement a product, using rapid protyping methods and computer-aid tools. The first of two phases challenges each student team to meet a set of design requirements and constraints for a structural component. A course of iteration, fabrication, and validation completes this manual design cycle. During the second phase, each team conducts design optimization using structural analysis software, with their phase one prototype as a baseline.AcknowledgmentsThis course is made possible thanks to a grant by the alumni sponsored Teaching and Education Enhancement Program (Class of '51 Fund for Excellence in Education, Class of '55 Fund for Excellence in Teaching, Class of '72 Fund for Educationa This course provides students with an opportunity to conceive, design and implement a product, using rapid protyping methods and computer-aid tools. The first of two phases challenges each student team to meet a set of design requirements and constraints for a structural component. A course of iteration, fabrication, and validation completes this manual design cycle. During the second phase, each team conducts design optimization using structural analysis software, with their phase one prototype as a baseline.AcknowledgmentsThis course is made possible thanks to a grant by the alumni sponsored Teaching and Education Enhancement Program (Class of '51 Fund for Excellence in Education, Class of '55 Fund for Excellence in Teaching, Class of '72 Fund for Educationa

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engineering design | engineering design | rapid prototyping | rapid prototyping | manufacturing | manufacturing | testing | testing | system components | system components | complex structural parts | complex structural parts | hand sketching | hand sketching | CAD | CAD | CAD modeling | CAD modeling | CAE | CAE | CAE analysis | CAE analysis | CAM programming | CAM programming | CNC | CNC | CNC machining | CNC machining | computer aided design | computer aided design | computer aided | computer aided | structual testing | structual testing | multiobjective design | multiobjective design | optimization | optimization | computational methods | computational methods | tools | tools | design process | design process | design competition | design competition | active learning | active learning | hands-on | hands-on | human creativity | human creativity | holistic | holistic | solidworks | solidworks | finite element | finite element | FEM | FEM | FEM analysis | FEM analysis | COSMOS | COSMOS | omax | omax | presentation | presentation | CDIO | CDIO

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14.30 Introduction to Statistical Method in Economics (MIT) 14.30 Introduction to Statistical Method in Economics (MIT)

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This course is a self-contained introduction to statistics with economic applications. Elements of probability theory, sampling theory, statistical estimation, regression analysis, and hypothesis testing. It uses elementary econometrics and other applications of statistical tools to economic data. It also provides a solid foundation in probability and statistics for economists and other social scientists. We will emphasize topics needed in the further study of econometrics and provide basic preparation for 14.32. No prior preparation in probability and statistics is required, but familiarity with basic algebra and calculus is assumed. This course is a self-contained introduction to statistics with economic applications. Elements of probability theory, sampling theory, statistical estimation, regression analysis, and hypothesis testing. It uses elementary econometrics and other applications of statistical tools to economic data. It also provides a solid foundation in probability and statistics for economists and other social scientists. We will emphasize topics needed in the further study of econometrics and provide basic preparation for 14.32. No prior preparation in probability and statistics is required, but familiarity with basic algebra and calculus is assumed.

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statistics | statistics | economic applications | economic applications | probability theory | probability theory | sampling theory | sampling theory | statistical estimation | statistical estimation | regression analysis | regression analysis | hypothesis testing | hypothesis testing | Elementary econometrics | Elementary econometrics | statistical tools | statistical tools | economic data | economic data | economics | economics | statistical | statistical

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11.204 Planning, Communications, and Digital Media (MIT) 11.204 Planning, Communications, and Digital Media (MIT)

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This course focuses on methods of digital visualization and communication and their application to planning issues. Lectures will introduce a variety of methods for describing or representing a place and its residents, for simulating changes, for presenting visions of the future, and for engaging multiple actors in the process of guiding action. Through a series of laboratory exercises, students will apply these methods in the construction of a web-based portfolio. The portfolio is not only the final project for the course, but will serve as a container for other course work throughout the MCP program.This course aims to introduce students to (1) such persistent and recurring themes as place, race, power and the environment that face planners, (2) the role of digital technologies in repres This course focuses on methods of digital visualization and communication and their application to planning issues. Lectures will introduce a variety of methods for describing or representing a place and its residents, for simulating changes, for presenting visions of the future, and for engaging multiple actors in the process of guiding action. Through a series of laboratory exercises, students will apply these methods in the construction of a web-based portfolio. The portfolio is not only the final project for the course, but will serve as a container for other course work throughout the MCP program.This course aims to introduce students to (1) such persistent and recurring themes as place, race, power and the environment that face planners, (2) the role of digital technologies in repres

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planning | planning | communication | communication | digital | digital | media | media | communications | communications | visualization | visualization | the role of digital technologies | the role of digital technologies | mobilizing communities | mobilizing communities | Athena | Athena | Element K | Element K | the ESRI virtual campus | the ESRI virtual campus | Computer Resources Laboratory (CRL) | Computer Resources Laboratory (CRL) | Campus Wide Information Systems Support (CWIS) | Campus Wide Information Systems Support (CWIS) | the GIS Laboratory | the GIS Laboratory | Rotch Library | Rotch Library | software tools | software tools | Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Photoshop | Illustrator | Illustrator | ESRI's ArcView | ESRI's ArcView | Microsoft's Access | Microsoft's Access | Macromedia's Dreamweaver | Macromedia's Dreamweaver

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17.871 Political Science Laboratory (MIT) 17.871 Political Science Laboratory (MIT)

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This course introduces students to the conduct of political research using quantitative methodologies. The methods are examined in the context of specific political research activities like public opinion surveys, voting behavior, Congressional behavior, comparisons of political processes in different countries, and the evaluation of public policies. Students participate in joint class projects and conduct individual projects. This course introduces students to the conduct of political research using quantitative methodologies. The methods are examined in the context of specific political research activities like public opinion surveys, voting behavior, Congressional behavior, comparisons of political processes in different countries, and the evaluation of public policies. Students participate in joint class projects and conduct individual projects.

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Political science | Political science | quantitative tools | quantitative tools | research | research | statistics | statistics | social science | social science | empirical questions | empirical questions | STATA | STATA

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17.959 Organizational Analysis (MIT) 17.959 Organizational Analysis (MIT)

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This reading course seeks to provide students with frameworks for understanding organizational behavior and research tools for studying them. It offers an overview of major theories and approaches, and an opportunity to discuss major and classic works on military and non-military organizations. For advanced graduate students, preferably those selecting a dissertation topic. This reading course seeks to provide students with frameworks for understanding organizational behavior and research tools for studying them. It offers an overview of major theories and approaches, and an opportunity to discuss major and classic works on military and non-military organizations. For advanced graduate students, preferably those selecting a dissertation topic.

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organizational behavior | organizational behavior | research tools | research tools | military and non-military organizations | military and non-military organizations

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