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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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17.869 Political Science Scope and Methods (MIT) 17.869 Political Science Scope and Methods (MIT)

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This course is designed to provide an introduction to a variety of empirical research methods used by political scientists. The primary aims of the course are to make you a more sophisticated consumer of diverse empirical research and to allow you to conduct sophisticated independent work in your junior and senior years. This is not a course in data analysis. Rather, it is a course on how to approach political science research. This course is designed to provide an introduction to a variety of empirical research methods used by political scientists. The primary aims of the course are to make you a more sophisticated consumer of diverse empirical research and to allow you to conduct sophisticated independent work in your junior and senior years. This is not a course in data analysis. Rather, it is a course on how to approach political science research.

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political science | political science | empirical research | empirical research | scientific method | scientific method | research design | research design | models | models | samping | samping | statistical analysis | statistical analysis | measurement | measurement | ethics | ethics | empirical | empirical | research | research | scientific | scientific | methods | methods | statistics | statistics | statistical | statistical | analysis | analysis | political | political | politics | politics | science | science | design | design | sampling | sampling | theoretical | theoretical | observation | observation | data | data | case studies | case studies | cases | cases | empirical research methods | empirical research methods | political scientists | political scientists | empirical analysis | empirical analysis | theoretical analysis | theoretical analysis | research projects | research projects | department faculty | department faculty | inference | inference | writing | writing | revision | revision | oral presentations | oral presentations | experimental method | experimental method | theories | theories | political implications | political implications

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17.462 Innovation in Military Organizations (MIT) 17.462 Innovation in Military Organizations (MIT)

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Innovations have frequently determined the course of wars. This seminar has three purposes. One, it inquires into the causes of military innovation by examining a number of the most outstanding historical cases. Two, it views military innovations through the lens of organization theory to develop generalizations about the innovation process within militaries. Three, it uses the empirical study of military innovations as a way to examine the strength and credibility of hypotheses that organization theorists have generated about innovation in non-military organizations. Innovations have frequently determined the course of wars. This seminar has three purposes. One, it inquires into the causes of military innovation by examining a number of the most outstanding historical cases. Two, it views military innovations through the lens of organization theory to develop generalizations about the innovation process within militaries. Three, it uses the empirical study of military innovations as a way to examine the strength and credibility of hypotheses that organization theorists have generated about innovation in non-military organizations.

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Political science | Political science | security studies | security studies | Innovation | Innovation | military organizations | military organizations | war | war | history | history | cases | cases | organization theory | organization theory | empirical study | empirical study | land warfare | land warfare | battleships | battleships | airpower | airpower | submarine | submarine | missiles | missiles | armor; military affairs. | armor; military affairs. | armor | armor | military affairs | military affairs

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6.901 Inventions and Patents (MIT) 6.901 Inventions and Patents (MIT)

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This course explores current research concerning patent law and its role in the rapidly changing world of high technology. It is offered in the fall semester as an undergraduate course (6.901) and in the spring semester as a graduate course (6.931). The content for both courses is largely overlapping, and is presented together on this site. This course explores current research concerning patent law and its role in the rapidly changing world of high technology. It is offered in the fall semester as an undergraduate course (6.901) and in the spring semester as a graduate course (6.931). The content for both courses is largely overlapping, and is presented together on this site.

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Inventions | Inventions | patents | patents | patent law | patent law | court cases | court cases | engineering patents | engineering patents | copyright | copyright

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17.878 Qualitative Research: Design and Methods (MIT) 17.878 Qualitative Research: Design and Methods (MIT)

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This seminar explores the development and application of qualitative research designs and methods in political analysis. It considers a broad array of approaches, from exploratory narratives to focused-comparison case studies, for investigating plausible alternative hypotheses. The focus is on analysis, not data collection. This seminar explores the development and application of qualitative research designs and methods in political analysis. It considers a broad array of approaches, from exploratory narratives to focused-comparison case studies, for investigating plausible alternative hypotheses. The focus is on analysis, not data collection.

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development and application of qualitative research designs and methods in political analysis | development and application of qualitative research designs and methods in political analysis | exploratory narrative | exploratory narrative | focused-comparison case studies | focused-comparison case studies | investigating plausible alternative hypotheses | investigating plausible alternative hypotheses | research methods | research methods | methodology | methodology | rival hypothesis | rival hypothesis | research designs | research designs | plausibility | plausibility | political analysis | political analysis | data analysis | data analysis | validity | validity | reliability | reliability | inference | inference | observations | observations | cases | cases | subjects | subjects | research agenda | research agenda | qualitative methods | qualitative methods | qualitative research | qualitative research

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5.80 Small-Molecule Spectroscopy and Dynamics (MIT) 5.80 Small-Molecule Spectroscopy and Dynamics (MIT)

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The goal of this course is to illustrate the spectroscopy of small molecules in the gas phase: quantum mechanical effective Hamiltonian models for rotational, vibrational, and electronic structure; transition selection rules and relative intensities; diagnostic patterns and experimental methods for the assignment of non-textbook spectra; breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation (spectroscopic perturbations); the stationary phase approximation; nondegenerate and quasidegenerate perturbation theory (van Vleck transformation); qualitative molecular orbital theory (Walsh diagrams); the notation of atomic and molecular spectroscopy. The goal of this course is to illustrate the spectroscopy of small molecules in the gas phase: quantum mechanical effective Hamiltonian models for rotational, vibrational, and electronic structure; transition selection rules and relative intensities; diagnostic patterns and experimental methods for the assignment of non-textbook spectra; breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation (spectroscopic perturbations); the stationary phase approximation; nondegenerate and quasidegenerate perturbation theory (van Vleck transformation); qualitative molecular orbital theory (Walsh diagrams); the notation of atomic and molecular spectroscopy.

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spectroscopy | spectroscopy | harmonic oscillators | harmonic oscillators | matrix | matrix | hamiltonian | hamiltonian | heisenberg | heisenberg | vibrating rotor | vibrating rotor | Born-Oppenheimer | Born-Oppenheimer | diatomics | diatomics | laser schemes | laser schemes | angular momentum | angular momentum | hund's cases | hund's cases | energy levels | energy levels | second-order effects | second-order effects | perturbations | perturbations | Wigner-Eckart | Wigner-Eckart | Rydberg-Klein-Rees | Rydberg-Klein-Rees | rigid rotor | rigid rotor | asymmetric rotor | asymmetric rotor | vibronic coupling | vibronic coupling | wavepackets | wavepackets

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6.901 Inventions and Patents (MIT) 6.901 Inventions and Patents (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV faculty introductions. This course explores the history of private and public rights in scientific discoveries and applied engineering, leading to the development of worldwide patent systems. The classes of invention protectable under the patent laws of the U.S., including the procedures in protecting inventions in the Patent Office and the courts will be examined. A review of past cases involving inventions and patents in: the chemical process industry and medical pharmaceutical, biological, and genetic-engineering fields; devices in the mechanical, ocean exploration, civil, and/or aeronautical fields; the electrical, computer, software, and electronic areas, including key radio, solid-state, computer and software inventions; and also software protectio Includes audio/video content: AV faculty introductions. This course explores the history of private and public rights in scientific discoveries and applied engineering, leading to the development of worldwide patent systems. The classes of invention protectable under the patent laws of the U.S., including the procedures in protecting inventions in the Patent Office and the courts will be examined. A review of past cases involving inventions and patents in: the chemical process industry and medical pharmaceutical, biological, and genetic-engineering fields; devices in the mechanical, ocean exploration, civil, and/or aeronautical fields; the electrical, computer, software, and electronic areas, including key radio, solid-state, computer and software inventions; and also software protectio

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Inventions | Inventions | patents | patents | patent law | patent law | court cases | court cases | engineering patents | engineering patents | copyright laws | copyright laws | private and public rights in scientific discoveries and applied engineering | private and public rights in scientific discoveries and applied engineering | software protection | software protection | procedures in protecting inventions in the Patent Office | procedures in protecting inventions in the Patent Office

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9.22J A Clinical Approach to the Human Brain (MIT) 9.22J A Clinical Approach to the Human Brain (MIT)

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This course is designed to provide an understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease, and is intended for both the Brain and Cognitive Sciences major and the non-Brain and Cognitive Sciences major. Knowledge of how the human brain works is important for all citizens, and the lessons to be learned have enormous implications for public policy makers and educators. The course will cover the regional anatomy of the brain and provide an introduction to the cellular function of neurons, synapses and neurotransmitters. Commonly used drugs that alter brain function can be understood through a knowledge of neurotransmitters. Along similar lines, common diseases that illustrate normal brain function will be discussed. Experimental animal studies that reveal how the brain works wil This course is designed to provide an understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease, and is intended for both the Brain and Cognitive Sciences major and the non-Brain and Cognitive Sciences major. Knowledge of how the human brain works is important for all citizens, and the lessons to be learned have enormous implications for public policy makers and educators. The course will cover the regional anatomy of the brain and provide an introduction to the cellular function of neurons, synapses and neurotransmitters. Commonly used drugs that alter brain function can be understood through a knowledge of neurotransmitters. Along similar lines, common diseases that illustrate normal brain function will be discussed. Experimental animal studies that reveal how the brain works wil

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9.22 | 9.22 | HST.422 | HST.422 | brain | brain | fMRI | fMRI | visual | visual | spatial | spatial | dyslexia | dyslexia | development | development | motor activities | motor activities | anatomy | anatomy | cellular function | cellular function | neurons | neurons | synapes | synapes | neurotransmitters | neurotransmitters | diseases | diseases | animal studies | animal studies | clinical cases | clinical cases | activity-dependent development | activity-dependent development | critical periods | critical periods | plasticity | plasticity | learning | learning | emotional disorders | emotional disorders | vision | vision | language | language | motor function | motor function | pain | pain | placebo effects | placebo effects | emotional states | emotional states | education | education | dementia | dementia

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11.201 Gateway: Planning Action (MIT) 11.201 Gateway: Planning Action (MIT)

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This course introduces incoming students in the Master in City Planning (MCP) program to the theory and history of planning in the public interest. It relies primarily on challenging real-world cases to highlight persistent dilemmas: the power and limits of planning, the multiple roles in which planners find themselves in communities around the globe, and the political, ethical, and practical dilemmas that planners face as they try to be effective. As such, the course provides an introduction to the major ideas and debates that define what the field labels "planning theory," as well as a (necessarily) condensed global history of modern planning. Courses in planning history, politics, and ethics—often several of them—are required in all accredited graduate programs in This course introduces incoming students in the Master in City Planning (MCP) program to the theory and history of planning in the public interest. It relies primarily on challenging real-world cases to highlight persistent dilemmas: the power and limits of planning, the multiple roles in which planners find themselves in communities around the globe, and the political, ethical, and practical dilemmas that planners face as they try to be effective. As such, the course provides an introduction to the major ideas and debates that define what the field labels "planning theory," as well as a (necessarily) condensed global history of modern planning. Courses in planning history, politics, and ethics—often several of them—are required in all accredited graduate programs in

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planning in the public interest | planning in the public interest | theory and history of planning | theory and history of planning | real world cases | real world cases | limits of planning | limits of planning | approaches to planning | approaches to planning | professional communication | professional communication | planning action | planning action | planned change | planned change | intervention | intervention | wise and fair intervention | wise and fair intervention | city planning | city planning | analysis | analysis | teamwork | teamwork | diversity | diversity | public interest | public interest | cities and societies | cities and societies | values and ethics | values and ethics

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14.282 Organizational Economics (MIT) 14.282 Organizational Economics (MIT)

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This course in organizational economics prepares doctoral students for further study in the field. The course introduces the classic papers and some recent research. The material is organized into the following modules: boundaries of the firm, employment in organizations, decision-making in organizations, and structures and processes in organizations. Each class session covers a few leading papers. This course was joint-taught between faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The Harvard course is Economics 2670 Organizational Economics. This course in organizational economics prepares doctoral students for further study in the field. The course introduces the classic papers and some recent research. The material is organized into the following modules: boundaries of the firm, employment in organizations, decision-making in organizations, and structures and processes in organizations. Each class session covers a few leading papers. This course was joint-taught between faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The Harvard course is Economics 2670 Organizational Economics.

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organizational economics | organizational economics | classic evidence | classic evidence | formal theories | formal theories | contracting between firms | contracting between firms | evidence on contracts | evidence on contracts | business cases | business cases | performance pay | performance pay | incentives | incentives | job assignment | job assignment | skill development | skill development | networks | networks | employment systems | employment systems | decision processes | decision processes | authority | authority | power | power | leadership | leadership | politics | politics | influence | influence | language | language | hierarchical models | hierarchical models | organizational structure | organizational structure | conglomerates | conglomerates | corporate strategy | corporate strategy | corporate governance | corporate governance | corporate capital | corporate capital | firm | firm | relational contracts | relational contracts

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15.963 Advanced Strategy (MIT) 15.963 Advanced Strategy (MIT)

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This course draws on a wide range of perspectives to explore the roots of long term competitive advantage in unusually successful firms. Using a combination of cases, simulations, readings and, most importantly, lively discussion, the course will explore the ways in which long term advantage is built from first mover advantage, increasing returns, and unique organizational competencies. We will focus particularly on the ways in which the actions of senior management build competitive advantage over time, and on the strategic implications of understanding the roots of a firm's success. This course draws on a wide range of perspectives to explore the roots of long term competitive advantage in unusually successful firms. Using a combination of cases, simulations, readings and, most importantly, lively discussion, the course will explore the ways in which long term advantage is built from first mover advantage, increasing returns, and unique organizational competencies. We will focus particularly on the ways in which the actions of senior management build competitive advantage over time, and on the strategic implications of understanding the roots of a firm's success.

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competitive advantage | competitive advantage | first mover advantage | first mover advantage | organizational competencies | organizational competencies | relational contracts | relational contracts | worse before better | worse before better | high performing firms | high performing firms | Toyota | Toyota | southwest airlines | southwest airlines | wal-mart | wal-mart | sustained performance | sustained performance | strategy | strategy | sloan business school cases | sloan business school cases

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15.402 Finance Theory II (MIT) 15.402 Finance Theory II (MIT)

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The objective of this course is to learn the financial tools needed to make good business decisions. The course presents the basic insights of corporate finance theory, but emphasizes the application of theory to real business decisions. Each session involves class discussion, some centered on lectures and others around business cases. The objective of this course is to learn the financial tools needed to make good business decisions. The course presents the basic insights of corporate finance theory, but emphasizes the application of theory to real business decisions. Each session involves class discussion, some centered on lectures and others around business cases.

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business decisions | business decisions | capital structure | capital structure | financial | financial | corporate finance | corporate finance | corporate strategy | corporate strategy | debt | debt | equity | equity | company valuation | company valuation | cash flow | cash flow | investment projects | investment projects | risk management | risk management | corporate governance | corporate governance | financial management | financial management | financial statements | financial statements | financial analysis | financial analysis | finance | finance | theory | theory | corporate | corporate | management | management | capital | capital | investment | investment | decisions | decisions | security | security | dividend | dividend | policy | policy | optimal | optimal | structure | structure | hedging | hedging | risk | risk | futures | futures | markets | markets | options | options | real options | real options | analysis | analysis | cases | cases | business | business | project | project | company | company | valuation | valuation | financing | financing | investments | investments | governance | governance | statements | statements

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18.098 Street-Fighting Mathematics (MIT) 18.098 Street-Fighting Mathematics (MIT)

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This course teaches the art of guessing results and solving problems without doing a proof or an exact calculation. Techniques include extreme-cases reasoning, dimensional analysis, successive approximation, discretization, generalization, and pictorial analysis. Applications include mental calculation, solid geometry, musical intervals, logarithms, integration, infinite series, solitaire, and differential equations. (No epsilons or deltas are harmed by taking this course.) 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 teaches the art of guessing results and solving problems without doing a proof or an exact calculation. Techniques include extreme-cases reasoning, dimensional analysis, successive approximation, discretization, generalization, and pictorial analysis. Applications include mental calculation, solid geometry, musical intervals, logarithms, integration, infinite series, solitaire, and differential equations. (No epsilons or deltas are harmed by taking this course.) 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.

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extreme-cases reasoning | extreme-cases reasoning | dimensional analysis | dimensional analysis | discretization | discretization | drag | drag | fluid mechanics | fluid mechanics | pendulum | pendulum | pictorial proofs | pictorial proofs | analogy | analogy | operators | operators | summation | summation | square roots | square roots | logarithms | logarithms | musical intervals | musical intervals | taking out the big part | taking out the big part | integration | integration | differentiation | differentiation

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21H.224 Law and Society in US History (MIT) 21H.224 Law and Society in US History (MIT)

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As events of the last few years have shown, the Supreme Court has played a crucial role in American political life. There is practically no issue of social significance in the American past that did not at some point end up in the nation's courtrooms, yet much of the workings of the constitution remain obscure. This subject is designed to introduce students to the main themes and events of American constitutional law since 1787. It introduces terms and concepts of law and legal history, focusing on three recurring themes in American public life: liberty, equality, and property. Readings consist mostly of original court cases, especially from the U.S. Supreme Court, but the focus of the class is on the historical connections between those cases and broader social, political, and cultural t As events of the last few years have shown, the Supreme Court has played a crucial role in American political life. There is practically no issue of social significance in the American past that did not at some point end up in the nation's courtrooms, yet much of the workings of the constitution remain obscure. This subject is designed to introduce students to the main themes and events of American constitutional law since 1787. It introduces terms and concepts of law and legal history, focusing on three recurring themes in American public life: liberty, equality, and property. Readings consist mostly of original court cases, especially from the U.S. Supreme Court, but the focus of the class is on the historical connections between those cases and broader social, political, and cultural t

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Supreme Court | Supreme Court | constitution | constitution | constitutional law | constitutional law | legal history | legal history | liberty | liberty | equality | equality | property | property | court cases | court cases

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17.245 The Supreme Court, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights (MIT) 17.245 The Supreme Court, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights (MIT)

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This course introduces students to the work of the Supreme Court and to the main outlines of American constitutional law, with an emphasis on the development of American ideas about civil rights. The goal of the course is to provide students with a framework for understanding the major constitutional controversies of the present day through a reading of landmark Supreme Court cases and the public debates they have generated. The principal topics are civil liberties in wartime, race relations, privacy rights, and the law of criminal procedure. This course introduces students to the work of the Supreme Court and to the main outlines of American constitutional law, with an emphasis on the development of American ideas about civil rights. The goal of the course is to provide students with a framework for understanding the major constitutional controversies of the present day through a reading of landmark Supreme Court cases and the public debates they have generated. The principal topics are civil liberties in wartime, race relations, privacy rights, and the law of criminal procedure.

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Supreme Court | Supreme Court | Congress | Congress | constitutional law | constitutional law | racial profiling | racial profiling | wartime | wartime | affirmative action | affirmative action | constitutionality | constitutionality | civil rights | civil rights | civil liberties | civil liberties | roe | roe | wade | wade | economic liberties | economic liberties | desegregation | desegregation | gender discrimination | gender discrimination | gay marriage | gay marriage | sexual orientation | sexual orientation | fundamental rights | fundamental rights | federalism | federalism | separation of powers | separation of powers | supreme court cases | supreme court cases | marbury | marbury | madison | madison | mccullough | mccullough | maryland | maryland | bush | bush | gore | gore | dred scott | dred scott | sanford | sanford | brown | brown | board of education | board of education | equal protection of the laws | equal protection of the laws | immigration | immigration | welfare | welfare | Eighth Amendment | Eighth Amendment | First Amendment | First Amendment | poverty | poverty | criminal procedure | criminal procedure | World War II | World War II | Korean War | Korean War | post 9/11 america | post 9/11 america | judicial review | judicial review | religion | religion | citizenship | citizenship

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Anglesey Mobile library - door to door service! Anglesey Mobile library - door to door service!

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wales | wales | reading | reading | cymru | cymru | trucks | trucks | bookcases | bookcases | llyfrgellgenedlaetholcymru | llyfrgellgenedlaetholcymru | nationallibraryofwales | nationallibraryofwales | bookmobiles | bookmobiles | filmnegatives | filmnegatives | charlesgeoff19092002 | charlesgeoff19092002 | negyddffilm | negyddffilm

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Mobile library at Beguildy Mobile library at Beguildy

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wales | wales | children | children | reading | reading | libraries | libraries | cymru | cymru | trucks | trucks | bookcases | bookcases | llyfrgellgenedlaetholcymru | llyfrgellgenedlaetholcymru | nationallibraryofwales | nationallibraryofwales | bookmobiles | bookmobiles | filmnegatives | filmnegatives | charlesgeoff19092002 | charlesgeoff19092002 | negyddffilm | negyddffilm

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British Army's gift to Queen Mary (LOC) British Army's gift to Queen Mary (LOC)

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france | france | july | july | havre | havre | libraryofcongress | libraryofcongress | 1917 | 1917 | shellcases | shellcases | maryofteck | maryofteck

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Wilhelmina Fletcher, arrested for stealing Wilhelmina Fletcher, arrested for stealing

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portrait | portrait | woman | woman | eye | eye | hat | hat | sepia | sepia | mouth | mouth | hair | hair | neck | neck | nose | nose | necklace | necklace | hand | hand | sad | sad | serious | serious | coat | coat | surreal | surreal | property | property | blouse | blouse | prison | prison | criminal | criminal | fabric | fabric | crime | crime | photograph | photograph | ear | ear | button | button | intriguing | intriguing | mugshot | mugshot | unusual | unusual | quilts | quilts | blankets | blankets | shoulder | shoulder | theft | theft | seated | seated | unhappy | unhappy | sorrow | sorrow | policestation | policestation | crease | crease | trial | trial | pendant | pendant | arrested | arrested | arrest | arrest | stealing | stealing | prisoner | prisoner | teaspoons | teaspoons | digitalimage | digitalimage | withdrawn | withdrawn | northshields | northshields | imprisoned | imprisoned | pillowcases | pillowcases | socialhistory | socialhistory | courtcase | courtcase | marriedwoman | marriedwoman | criminalrecord | criminalrecord | publicrecords | publicrecords | neutralbackground | neutralbackground | prisonterm | prisonterm | janerobertson | janerobertson | seconddivision | seconddivision | silverwatch | silverwatch | silverbrooch | silverbrooch | linensheets | linensheets | newspaperreport | newspaperreport | northshieldspolicecourt | northshieldspolicecourt | 19021916 | 19021916 | criminalfacesofnorthshieldsthewomen | criminalfacesofnorthshieldsthewomen | northshieldspolicestation | northshieldspolicestation | theshieldsdailynews | theshieldsdailynews | wilhelminafletcher | wilhelminafletcher | 15august1906 | 15august1906 | £610s | £610s | deputyclerkmraekidd | deputyclerkmraekidd | 22august1906 | 22august1906 | 58stephensonstreet | 58stephensonstreet | goldalbert | goldalbert | otherarticles | otherarticles | accusedstatements | accusedstatements

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Shop Interior: silver, gold goods - indicative of wealth/trade. Shop Interior: silver, gold goods - indicative of wealth/trade.

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thomasholmesmason | thomasholmesmason | thomasmayne | thomasmayne | thomashmasonsonslimited | thomashmasonsonslimited | lanternslides | lanternslides | nationallibraryofireland | nationallibraryofireland | goldsmiths | goldsmiths | silversmiths | silversmiths | jewellers | jewellers | display | display | trays | trays | salvers | salvers | chairs | chairs | corridor | corridor | carpet | carpet | displaycases | displaycases | ceiling | ceiling | stuccowork | stuccowork | locationidentified | locationidentified | sharmandermottneill | sharmandermottneill | sharmandneill | sharmandneill | belfast | belfast | shop | shop | jeweller | jeweller | ornaments | ornaments | silver | silver | platter | platter | reflection | reflection | clocks | clocks | ornamentalceiling | ornamentalceiling

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It's a long way to Tipperary! It's a long way to Tipperary!

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robertfrench | robertfrench | williamlawrence | williamlawrence | lawrencecollection | lawrencecollection | lawrencephotographicstudio | lawrencephotographicstudio | thelawrencephotographcollection | thelawrencephotographcollection | glassnegative | glassnegative | nationallibraryofireland | nationallibraryofireland | rollsoflinolinoleum | rollsoflinolinoleum | boltsofcotton | boltsofcotton | stacksofcases | stacksofcases | posters | posters | tipperarytown | tipperarytown | cotipperary | cotipperary | ireland | ireland | locationidentified | locationidentified | newtipperary | newtipperary | oldtipperary | oldtipperary | emmetstreet | emmetstreet | patrickoneill | patrickoneill | oneill | oneill | drapery | drapery | irishhouse | irishhouse | explore | explore | jamesoneill | jamesoneill | cotipp | cotipp

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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.

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

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17.245 The Supreme Court, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights (MIT)

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This course introduces students to the work of the Supreme Court and to the main outlines of American constitutional law, with an emphasis on the development of American ideas about civil rights. The goal of the course is to provide students with a framework for understanding the major constitutional controversies of the present day through a reading of landmark Supreme Court cases and the public debates they have generated. The principal topics are civil liberties in wartime, race relations, privacy rights, and the law of criminal procedure.

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Supreme Court | Congress | constitutional law | racial profiling | wartime | affirmative action | constitutionality | civil rights | civil liberties | roe | wade | economic liberties | desegregation | gender discrimination | gay marriage | sexual orientation | fundamental rights | federalism | separation of powers | supreme court cases | marbury | madison | mccullough | maryland | bush | gore | dred scott | sanford | brown | board of education | equal protection of the laws | immigration | welfare | Eighth Amendment | First Amendment | poverty | criminal procedure | World War II | Korean War | post 9/11 america | judicial review | religion | citizenship

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17.878 Qualitative Research: Design and Methods (MIT)

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This seminar explores the development and application of qualitative research designs and methods in political analysis. It considers a broad array of approaches, from exploratory narratives to focused-comparison case studies, for investigating plausible alternative hypotheses. The focus is on analysis, not data collection.

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development and application of qualitative research designs and methods in political analysis | exploratory narrative | focused-comparison case studies | investigating plausible alternative hypotheses | research methods | methodology | rival hypothesis | research designs | plausibility | political analysis | data analysis | validity | reliability | inference | observations | cases | subjects | research agenda | qualitative methods | qualitative research

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21H.224 Law and Society in US History (MIT)

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As events of the last few years have shown, the Supreme Court has played a crucial role in American political life. There is practically no issue of social significance in the American past that did not at some point end up in the nation's courtrooms, yet much of the workings of the constitution remain obscure. This subject is designed to introduce students to the main themes and events of American constitutional law since 1787. It introduces terms and concepts of law and legal history, focusing on three recurring themes in American public life: liberty, equality, and property. Readings consist mostly of original court cases, especially from the U.S. Supreme Court, but the focus of the class is on the historical connections between those cases and broader social, political, and cultural t

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Supreme Court | constitution | constitutional law | legal history | liberty | equality | property | court cases

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