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Functional analysis 2010 Functional analysis 2010

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This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn semester 2010. Functional analysis begins with a marriage of linear algebra and metric topology. These work together in a highly effective way to elucidate problems arising from differential equations. Solutions are sought in an infinite dimensional space of functions. This module paves the way by establishing the principal theorems (all due in part to the great Polish mathematician Stefan Banach) and exploring their diverse consequences. Topics to be covered will include: – norm topology and topological isomorphism; – boundedness of operators; – compactness and finite dimensionality; – extension of functionals; – weak*-compactness; – sequence spaces and duality; – bas This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn semester 2010. Functional analysis begins with a marriage of linear algebra and metric topology. These work together in a highly effective way to elucidate problems arising from differential equations. Solutions are sought in an infinite dimensional space of functions. This module paves the way by establishing the principal theorems (all due in part to the great Polish mathematician Stefan Banach) and exploring their diverse consequences. Topics to be covered will include: – norm topology and topological isomorphism; – boundedness of operators; – compactness and finite dimensionality; – extension of functionals; – weak*-compactness; – sequence spaces and duality; – bas

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UNow | UNow | ukoer | ukoer | module code G14FUN | module code G14FUN | functional analysis | functional analysis | normed spaces | normed spaces | Banach spaces | Banach spaces | Bounded linear operators | Bounded linear operators | dual spaces | dual spaces | commutative Banach algebras | commutative Banach algebras | complete metric spaces | complete metric spaces | open mapping theorem | open mapping theorem

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s Somalia Invasion: Security, Development and Humanitarian Assistance in Eastern Africa

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Professor David Anderson gives a talk for the African Studies Seminar series on 23rd February 2012. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Africa | UN | somalia | humanitarianism | Kenya | war | intervention | Africa | UN | somalia | humanitarianism | Kenya | war | intervention

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ld? The UN, the Cold War, and White Supremacy in Africa

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Dr Susan Williams (Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London)gives a talk for the African Studies Centre Seminar Series on 19 January. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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south africa | Africa | racism | UN | politics | white supremecy | United Nations | south africa | Africa | racism | UN | politics | white supremecy | United Nations | 2012-01-19

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The Decade Ahead: The US Role in the World (2012 Fulbright Lecture)

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Ambassador Thomas Pickering delivers the second Annual Oxford Fulbright Lecture on International Relations. This lecture took place on 18 May 2012. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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politics | UN | international relations | United Nations | iran | politics | UN | international relations | United Nations | iran | 2012-05-18

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Humanitarian Ethics in Armed Conflict: Aid Agency Dilemmas and Responsibility

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Dr Hugo Slim (Visiting Fellow, ELAC) gives a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed conflict seminar series on 17 Jan 2012. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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aid agencies | UN | humanitarianism | ethics | law | war | armed conflict | aid agencies | UN | humanitarianism | ethics | law | war | armed conflict | 2012-01-17

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The Shadow of the ICC: Positive Complementarity and the Situation in Kenya

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Professor Chandra Sriram (SOAS) gives a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict/Changing Character of War Seminar Series. Introduced by Jennifer Welsh (Oxford). Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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torture | Kenya | ICC | Africa | UN | military | politics | terrorism | war | armed conflict | torture | Kenya | ICC | Africa | UN | military | politics | terrorism | war | armed conflict | 2011-10-25

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Special Responsibilities in World Politics

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Professor Ian Clark and Professor Christian Reus-Smit give a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict 2011 Hilary Term seminar series. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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america | philosophy | UN | politics | ethics | ELAC | war | armed conflict | america | philosophy | UN | politics | ethics | ELAC | war | armed conflict | 2011-02-01

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The Challenges of Reporting Foreign Policy

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Bridget Kendall, BBC Diplomatic Correspondent, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute Seminar Series. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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journalism | diplomatic | bbc | reuters | UN | politics | journalism | diplomatic | bbc | reuters | UN | politics | 2012-01-23

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Oxford at Said Seminar: Oxford and Oxfam working together on the ethics of war, weapons and humanitarian aid

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The practice of protecting unarmed civilians amidst the fierce violence of international and non-international war contends with extreme political realities and rapidly developing robotic weapons technology. Hear how Oxford and Oxfam are working together. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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human rights | international relations | ICC | humanitarian aid | weapons | robotic weapons | UN | oxfam | drones | ethics | war | human rights | international relations | ICC | humanitarian aid | weapons | robotic weapons | UN | oxfam | drones | ethics | war

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Laurence Whitehead; Haiti after the Earthquake

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Laurence Whitehead talks about the extent of the damage done in Haiti by the earthquake of last year and how the people of Haiti are coping with living after the disaster. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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haiti earthquake appeal | ngo | global economic governance program | UN | GEG | oxfam | haiti | haiti earthquake appeal | ngo | global economic governance program | UN | GEG | oxfam | haiti | 2010-02-12

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s and humanitarian aid

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John Mitchell talks about the NGOs and humanitarian organisations work and how they have been working to help Haiti after the earthquake disaster. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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haiti earthquake appeal | ngo | global economic governance program | UN | GEG | oxfam | haiti | haiti earthquake appeal | ngo | global economic governance program | UN | GEG | oxfam | haiti | 2010-02-12

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s response to the Haitian Earthquake

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Paul Sherlock gives his presentation for the event; 'The International Community's Response to Haiti'. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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haiti earthquake appeal | global economic governance program | UN | GEG | oxfam | haiti | haiti earthquake appeal | global economic governance program | UN | GEG | oxfam | haiti | 2010-02-12

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15.810 Introduction to Marketing (MIT) 15.810 Introduction to Marketing (MIT)

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This course is an introduction to the theory and application of marketing. Marketing topics covered include Customer needs, Company skills, Competition, Collaborators, and Context in marketing and product development (5C's). The course combines cases, discussions, and readings to provide a mix of integrating concepts and hands-on problem solving. This course is an introduction to the theory and application of marketing. Marketing topics covered include Customer needs, Company skills, Competition, Collaborators, and Context in marketing and product development (5C's). The course combines cases, discussions, and readings to provide a mix of integrating concepts and hands-on problem solving.

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marketing ideas | marketing ideas | product strategy | product strategy | advertising | advertising | communications | promotion | distribution | communications | promotion | distribution | price | price | pricing | pricing | customer needs | customer needs | company skills | company skills | competition | competition | collaborators | collaborators | context in marketing and product development | context in marketing and product development | 5C's | 5C's | financial services | financial services | consumer products | consumer products | software | software | auto-mobiles | auto-mobiles | airline services | airline services | not-for-profit eye clinics | not-for-profit eye clinics | e-commerce | e-commerce | MARKETING | MARKETING | PRODUCT STRATEGY | PRODUCT STRATEGY | ADVERTISING | ADVERTISING | COMMUNICATIONS | COMMUNICATIONS | PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT | PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT | Marketing | Marketing | Product Strategy | Product Strategy | Advertising | Advertising | Communications | Communications | Product Development | Product Development

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6.828 Operating System Engineering (MIT) 6.828 Operating System Engineering (MIT)

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6.828 teaches the fundamentals of engineering operating systems. The following topics are studied in detail: virtual memory, kernel and user mode, system calls, threads, context switches, interrupts, interprocess communication, coordination of concurrent activities, and the interface between software and hardware. Most importantly, the interactions between these concepts are examined. The course is divided into two blocks; the first block introduces one operating system, UNIX® v6, in detail. The second block of lectures covers important operating systems concepts invented after UNIX® v6, which was introduced in 1976.Technical RequirementsFile decompression software, such as Winzip® or StuffIt®, is req 6.828 teaches the fundamentals of engineering operating systems. The following topics are studied in detail: virtual memory, kernel and user mode, system calls, threads, context switches, interrupts, interprocess communication, coordination of concurrent activities, and the interface between software and hardware. Most importantly, the interactions between these concepts are examined. The course is divided into two blocks; the first block introduces one operating system, UNIX® v6, in detail. The second block of lectures covers important operating systems concepts invented after UNIX® v6, which was introduced in 1976.Technical RequirementsFile decompression software, such as Winzip® or StuffIt®, is req

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operating system | operating system | OS | OS | UNIX | UNIX | virtual memory | virtual memory | threads | threads | context switches | context switches | kernels | kernels | interrupts | interrupts | system calls | system calls | interprocess communication | interprocess communication | C | C | x86 assembly | x86 assembly | programming | programming | computer engineering | computer engineering | kernal mode | kernal mode | user mode | user mode | concurrent activities | concurrent activities | interfaces | interfaces | software/hardware interface | software/hardware interface | boot loaders | boot loaders | memory management | memory management | processes switching | processes switching | fork | fork | IPC | IPC | file systems | file systems | shells | shells | Exec | Exec

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OxPeace 2013: UN Peacekeeping Radio: Session 2A UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

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Sacha Meuter gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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peace | peacekeeping | UN | building peace | oxpeace | war | conflict | peace | peacekeeping | UN | building peace | oxpeace | war | conflict

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OxPeace 2013: Evolving an Integrated Approach to Peacebuilding in the UN

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Dr Carolyn McAskie OC, University of Ottawa, first UN Asst SG for Peacebuilding and head of the UN Peacebuilding Commission gives the first keynote on how the UN has spent over a decade and a half realizing an integrated approach to peacebuilding. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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peacebuilding | peace | UN | building peace | oxpeace | war | conflict | peacebuilding | peace | UN | building peace | oxpeace | war | conflict | 2013-05-11

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17.441 International Politics and Climate Change (MIT) 17.441 International Politics and Climate Change (MIT)

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This course examines the interconnections of international politics and climate change. Beginning with an analysis of the strategic and environmental legacies of the 20th Century, it explores the politicization of the natural environment, the role of science in this process, and the gradual shifts in political concerns to incorporate "nature". Two general thrusts of climate-politics connections are pursued, namely those related to (a) conflict – focusing on threats to security due to environmental dislocations and (b) cooperation – focusing on the politics of international treaties that have contributed to emergent processes for global accord in response to evidence of climate change. The course concludes by addressing the question of: "What Next?" This course examines the interconnections of international politics and climate change. Beginning with an analysis of the strategic and environmental legacies of the 20th Century, it explores the politicization of the natural environment, the role of science in this process, and the gradual shifts in political concerns to incorporate "nature". Two general thrusts of climate-politics connections are pursued, namely those related to (a) conflict – focusing on threats to security due to environmental dislocations and (b) cooperation – focusing on the politics of international treaties that have contributed to emergent processes for global accord in response to evidence of climate change. The course concludes by addressing the question of: "What Next?"

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international politics | international politics | climate change | climate change | biodiversity | biodiversity | Kyoto Protocol | Kyoto Protocol | Tragedy of the Commons | Tragedy of the Commons | economics | economics | environment | environment | human population | human population | international relations | international relations | global | global | United Nations (UN) | United Nations (UN) | environmental cooperation | environmental cooperation | sustainable energy | sustainable energy | sustainability | sustainability | Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) | Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) | environmental assessment | environmental assessment

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6.055J The Art of Approximation in Science and Engineering (MIT) 6.055J The Art of Approximation in Science and Engineering (MIT)

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This course teaches simple reasoning techniques for complex phenomena: divide and conquer, dimensional analysis, extreme cases, continuity, scaling, successive approximation, balancing, cheap calculus, and symmetry. Applications are drawn from the physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Examples include bird and machine flight, neuron biophysics, weather, prime numbers, and animal locomotion. Emphasis is on low-cost experiments to test ideas and on fostering curiosity about phenomena in the world. This course teaches simple reasoning techniques for complex phenomena: divide and conquer, dimensional analysis, extreme cases, continuity, scaling, successive approximation, balancing, cheap calculus, and symmetry. Applications are drawn from the physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Examples include bird and machine flight, neuron biophysics, weather, prime numbers, and animal locomotion. Emphasis is on low-cost experiments to test ideas and on fostering curiosity about phenomena in the world.

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approximation | approximation | science | science | engineering | engineering | managing complexity | managing complexity | divide and conquer | divide and conquer | heterogeneous hierarchies | heterogeneous hierarchies | homogeneous hierarchies | homogeneous hierarchies | proportional reasoning | proportional reasoning | conservation/box models | conservation/box models | dimensional analysis | dimensional analysis | special cases | special cases | extreme cases | extreme cases | discretization | discretization | spring models | spring models | symmetry | symmetry | invariance | invariance | discarding information | discarding information | oil imports | oil imports | tree representations | tree representations | gold | gold | random walks | random walks | UNIX | UNIX | triangle bisection | triangle bisection | pentagonal heat flow | pentagonal heat flow | jump heights | jump heights | simple calculus | simple calculus | drag | drag | cycling | cycling | swimming | swimming | flying | flying | flight | flight | algebraic symmetry | algebraic symmetry | densities | densities | hydrogen size | hydrogen size | bending of light | bending of light | Buckingham Pi Theorem | Buckingham Pi Theorem | pulley acceleration | pulley acceleration | waves | waves

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14.02 Principles of Macroeconomics (MIT) 14.02 Principles of Macroeconomics (MIT)

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This course provides an overview of the following macroeconomic issues: the determination of output, employment, unemployment, interest rates, and inflation. Monetary and fiscal policies are discussed, as are public debt and international economic issues. This course also introduces basic models of macroeconomics and illustrates principles with the experience of the United States and other economies. This course provides an overview of the following macroeconomic issues: the determination of output, employment, unemployment, interest rates, and inflation. Monetary and fiscal policies are discussed, as are public debt and international economic issues. This course also introduces basic models of macroeconomics and illustrates principles with the experience of the United States and other economies.

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macroeconomics | macroeconomics | economics | economics | output | output | employment | employment | determination | determination | unemployment | unemployment | interest rates | interest rates | Federal Reserve | Federal Reserve | inflation | inflation | monetary policy | monetary policy | fiscal policy | fiscal policy | public debt | public debt | international economics | international economics | goods market | goods market | market | market | financial markets | financial markets | open economy | open economy | exchange rate | exchange rate | labor market | labor market | phillips curve | phillips curve | growth | growth | Solow's model | Solow's model | MACROECONOMICS | MACROECONOMICS | ECONOMICS | ECONOMICS | OUTPUT | OUTPUT | Macroeconomics | Macroeconomics | EMPLOYMENT | EMPLOYMENT | DETERMINATION | DETERMINATION | UNEMPLOYMENT | UNEMPLOYMENT | INTEREST RATES | INTEREST RATES | FEDERAL RESERVE | FEDERAL RESERVE | INFLATION | INFLATION | MONETARY POLICY | MONETARY POLICY | FISCAL POLICY | FISCAL POLICY | PUBLIC DEBT | PUBLIC DEBT | INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS | INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS | GOODS MARKET | GOODS MARKET | MARKET | MARKET | FINANCIAL MARKETS | FINANCIAL MARKETS | OPEN ECONOMY | OPEN ECONOMY | EXCHANGE RATE | EXCHANGE RATE | LABOR MARKET | LABOR MARKET | PHILLIPS CURVE | PHILLIPS CURVE | GROWTH | GROWTH | SOLOW'S MODEL | SOLOW'S MODEL | Economics | Economics | Output | Output | Employment | Employment | Determination | Determination | Unemployment | Unemployment | Interest Rates | Interest Rates | Inflation | Inflation | Monetary Policy | Monetary Policy | Fiscal Policy | Fiscal Policy | Public Debt | Public Debt | International Economics | International Economics | Goods Market | Goods Market | Market | Market | Financial Markets | Financial Markets | Open Economy | Open Economy | Exchange Rate | Exchange Rate | Labor Market | Labor Market | Phillips Curve | Phillips Curve | Growth | Growth | Solow's Model | Solow's Model

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Advances in nanotechnology Advances in nanotechnology

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Professor Moriarty is a researcher in the field of nanotechnology. Professor Moriarty is a researcher in the field of nanotechnology. In this podcast, Professor Moriarty discusses nanotechnology, and how it has led to a convergence of the traditional sciences. He talks about the commercial applications of nanotechnology such as hard disk technology in laptops, stain free materials and fabrics, self-cleaning windows and advanced water filtration. He also touches on some of the myths about nanotechnology as well as some of the real dangers of Nanotechnology and the steps governments are taking to regulate it. Professor Moriarty is a researcher in the field of nanotechnology. In this podcast, Professor Moriarty discusses nanotechnology, and how it has led to a convergence of the traditional sciences. He talks about the commercial applications of nanotechnology such as hard disk technology in laptops, stain free materials and fabrics, self-cleaning windows and advanced water filtration. He also touches on some of the myths about nanotechnology as well as some of the real dangers of Nanotechnology and the steps governments are taking to regulate it. Professor Moriarty is a researcher in the field of nanotechnology.

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UNow | UNow | Podcast | Podcast | Audio | Audio | mp3 | mp3 | UKOER | UKOER

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Afferent and efferent nerves Afferent and efferent nerves

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As taught Semesters 1 and 2, 2011 This learning object compares and contrasts afferent and efferent nerves of the peripheral nervous system. This learning object is used as part of the level 1 Biological Sciences module delivered by the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy. Andy Meal – lecturer in Biological Sciences, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham. As taught Semesters 1 and 2, 2011 This learning object compares and contrasts afferent and efferent nerves of the peripheral nervous system. This learning object is used as part of the level 1 Biological Sciences module delivered by the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy. Andy Meal – lecturer in Biological Sciences, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham.

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UNow | UNow | UKOER | UKOER | Histology | Histology | Cell biology | Cell biology | Nervous system | Nervous system | Somatic nerves | Somatic nerves | visceral nerves | visceral nerves

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Approaches to political studies Approaches to political studies

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This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010. This module introduces students to alternative theoretical approaches to the study of political phenomena. We consider the different forms of analysing, explaining, and understanding politics associated with approaches such as behaviouralism, rational choice theory, institutionalism, Marxism, feminism, interpretive theory and post-modernism. This module shows that the different approaches are based upon contrasting ‘ontological’ suppositions about the nature of politics, and they invoke alternative ‘epistemological’ assumptions about how we acquire valid knowledge of politics and international relations. We examine questions such as: what constitutes valid knowledge This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010. This module introduces students to alternative theoretical approaches to the study of political phenomena. We consider the different forms of analysing, explaining, and understanding politics associated with approaches such as behaviouralism, rational choice theory, institutionalism, Marxism, feminism, interpretive theory and post-modernism. This module shows that the different approaches are based upon contrasting ‘ontological’ suppositions about the nature of politics, and they invoke alternative ‘epistemological’ assumptions about how we acquire valid knowledge of politics and international relations. We examine questions such as: what constitutes valid knowledge

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UNow | UNow | M12037 | M12037 | ukoer | ukoer | political phenomena | political phenomena | behaviouralism | behaviouralism | rational choice theory | rational choice theory | institutionalism | institutionalism | Marxism | Marxism | interpretive theory | interpretive theory | post-modernism | post-modernism

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Art and war Art and war

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This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010. This module will focus on the treatment of war or the representation of war in art broadly conceived: war stories, war photography, war paintings, war films, war music, even war architecture - war memorials and war museums. It will seek to ask in what ways such works contribute to our understanding of war, and by extension our understanding of international relations. How effective are they? Can works of the imagination - works of art - reach parts that other works cannot reach? How? What strategies do they employ? Do they have to be explicit? Do they have to be easy to read (or watch or listen to)? In what ways are we affected by them? What difference can they make? Module This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010. This module will focus on the treatment of war or the representation of war in art broadly conceived: war stories, war photography, war paintings, war films, war music, even war architecture - war memorials and war museums. It will seek to ask in what ways such works contribute to our understanding of war, and by extension our understanding of international relations. How effective are they? Can works of the imagination - works of art - reach parts that other works cannot reach? How? What strategies do they employ? Do they have to be explicit? Do they have to be easy to read (or watch or listen to)? In what ways are we affected by them? What difference can they make? Module

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UNow | UNow | ukoer | ukoer | Module Code: M14060 | Module Code: M14060 | Module Code: M14061 | Module Code: M14061 | representation of war in art | representation of war in art | war stories | war stories | war photography | war photography | war museums | war museums | understanding of war | understanding of war | war architecture | war architecture

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Back-bench rebels Back-bench rebels

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Philip also discusses the issues behind the bank bench revolts, in particular highlighting that back bench rebellions are now at a post war high–ironically, as the new Labour government of 1997 was determined not to be a ‘split’ party like the previous Conservative government led by John Major. Philip also discusses the impact of the Tony Blair’s announcement that he will step down as leader of the Labour party, and whether this has affected the frequency of revolts. Philip also discusses the issues behind the bank bench revolts, in particular highlighting that back bench rebellions are now at a post war high–ironically, as the new Labour government of 1997 was determined not to be a ‘split’ party like the previous Conservative government led by John Major. Philip also discusses the impact of the Tony Blair’s announcement that he will step down as leader of the Labour party, and whether this has affected the frequency of revolts. Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate. Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66 MPs in May 2005, some back bench Labour MPs have continued to vote against their own party, led by Prime Minister Tony Blair. This has forced the British government to make a series of concessions on a range of legislation. After the election, it was widely anticipated that Labour party MPs, with a reduced majority, would hav Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate. Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66 MPs in May 2005, some back bench Labour MPs have continued to vote against their own party, led by Prime Minister Tony Blair. This has forced the British government to make a series of concessions on a range of legislation. After the election, it was widely anticipated that Labour party MPs, with a reduced majority, would hav

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Beyond infinity Beyond infinity

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This popular maths talk gives an introduction to various different kinds of infinity, both countable and uncountable. These concepts are illustrated in a somewhat informal way using the notion of Hilbert's infinite hotel. In this talk, the hotel manager tries to fit various infinite collections of guests into the hotel. The students should learn that many apparently different types of infinity are really the same size. However, there are genuinely "more" real numbers than there are positive integers, as is shown in the more challenging final section, using Cantor's diagonalization argument. This popular maths talk gives an introduction to various different kinds of infinity, both countable and uncountable. These concepts are illustrated in a somewhat informal way using the notion of Hilbert's infinite hotel. In this talk, the hotel manager tries to fit various infinite collections of guests into the hotel. The students should learn that many apparently different types of infinity are really the same size. However, there are genuinely "more" real numbers than there are positive integers, as is shown in the more challenging final section, using Cantor's diagonalization argument.

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