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12.990 Prediction and Predictability in the Atmosphere and Oceans (MIT) 12.990 Prediction and Predictability in the Atmosphere and Oceans (MIT)

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Forecasting is the ultimate form of model validation. But even if a perfect model is in hand, imperfect forecasts are likely. This course will cover the factors that limit our ability to produce good forecasts, will show how the quality of forecasts can be gauged a priori (predicting our ability to predict!), and will cover the state of the art in operational atmosphere and ocean forecasting systems. Forecasting is the ultimate form of model validation. But even if a perfect model is in hand, imperfect forecasts are likely. This course will cover the factors that limit our ability to produce good forecasts, will show how the quality of forecasts can be gauged a priori (predicting our ability to predict!), and will cover the state of the art in operational atmosphere and ocean forecasting systems.

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Forecasting | Forecasting | model validation | model validation | prediction quality | prediction quality | operational atmosphere and ocean forecasting systems | operational atmosphere and ocean forecasting systems | limiting factors | limiting factors | prediction | prediction | operational atmosphere forecasting systems | operational atmosphere forecasting systems | ocean forecasting systems | ocean forecasting systems | chaos | chaos | probabilistic forecasting | probabilistic forecasting | data assimilation | data assimilation | adaptive observations | adaptive observations | model error | model error | attractors | attractors | dimensions | dimensions | sensitive dependence | sensitive dependence | initial conditions | initial conditions

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TALAT Lecture 3201: Introduction to Casting Technology

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This lecture provides an introduction to the techniques used to produce castings and to the range of castings produced; it aims at gaining an appreciation of the production and application of castings.

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aluminium | aluminum | european aluminium association | EAA | Training in Aluminium Application Technologies | training | metallurgy | technology | lecture | machining | forming | casting | low pressure sand casting method | LPS | pressure die casting process | sand castings | cast component | cores | moulds | Cosworth process | squeeze casting process | investment casting | cast metal production | die casting | sand casting | corematerials | ukoer

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TALAT Lecture 3210: Continuous Casting

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This lecture gives an overview about the possibilities to produce aluminium foilstock and wire-bar in a continuous way. Continuous casting is the preferred casting method in modern plants because it offers higher productivity. But there are limitations in the use of this technology because not all alloys can be cast. The product shows properties that can differ from conventional material. This lecture demonstrates the principal of operation; technologies for continuous casting; types of casters; areas of application; properties of the products; behaviour of the products in further processing. General knowledge in materials engineering, some knowledge about aluminium alloy constitution and heat treatment, engineering background in manufacturing processes and basic knowledge of foundry pract

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aluminium | aluminum | european aluminium association | EAA | Training in Aluminium Application Technologies | training | metallurgy | technology | lecture | machining | forming | casting | strip casting | wire bar casting | continuous casting | twin drum casters | vertical casting direction | horizontal casting direction | Hazelett Sr caster | Hunter Engineering caster | Jumbo 3C caster | Alusuisse I caster | thin roll caster | FATA Hunter SpeedCaster | single drum casters | block casters | Hunter-Douglas block caster | Alusuisse II caster | belt casting | Hazelett caster | Kaiser caster | rotating steel belt | water-cooled casting wheel | Properzi caster | rotary strip caster | Rigamonti caster | structure | properties | cold rolling | deep drawing | recrystallization | corematerials | ukoer

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TALAT Lecture 3201: Introduction to Casting Technology

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This lecture provides an introduction to the techniques used to produce castings and to the range of castings produced; it aims at gaining an appreciation of the production and application of castings.

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aluminium | aluminum | european aluminium association | eaa | talat | training in aluminium application technologies | training | metallurgy | technology | lecture | machining | forming | casting | low pressure sand casting method | lps | pressure die casting process | sand castings | cast component | cores | moulds | cosworth process | squeeze casting process | investment casting | cast metal production | die casting | sand casting | corematerials | ukoer | Engineering | H000

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TALAT Lecture 3210: Continuous Casting

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This lecture gives an overview about the possibilities to produce aluminium foilstock and wire-bar in a continuous way. Continuous casting is the preferred casting method in modern plants because it offers higher productivity. But there are limitations in the use of this technology because not all alloys can be cast. The product shows properties that can differ from conventional material. This lecture demonstrates the principal of operation; technologies for continuous casting; types of casters; areas of application; properties of the products; behaviour of the products in further processing. General knowledge in materials engineering, some knowledge about aluminium alloy constitution and heat treatment, engineering background in manufacturing processes and basic knowledge of foundry pract

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aluminium | aluminum | european aluminium association | eaa | talat | training in aluminium application technologies | training | metallurgy | technology | lecture | machining | forming | casting | strip casting | wire bar casting | continuous casting | twin drum casters | vertical casting direction | horizontal casting direction | hazelett sr caster | hunter engineering caster | jumbo 3c caster | alusuisse i caster | thin roll caster | fata hunter speedcaster | single drum casters | block casters | hunter-douglas block caster | alusuisse ii caster | belt casting | hazelett caster | kaiser caster | rotating steel belt | water-cooled casting wheel | properzi caster | rotary strip caster | rigamonti caster | structure | properties | cold rolling | deep drawing | recrystallization | corematerials | ukoer | Engineering | H000

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12.990 Prediction and Predictability in the Atmosphere and Oceans (MIT)

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Forecasting is the ultimate form of model validation. But even if a perfect model is in hand, imperfect forecasts are likely. This course will cover the factors that limit our ability to produce good forecasts, will show how the quality of forecasts can be gauged a priori (predicting our ability to predict!), and will cover the state of the art in operational atmosphere and ocean forecasting systems.

Subjects

Forecasting | model validation | prediction quality | operational atmosphere and ocean forecasting systems | limiting factors | prediction | operational atmosphere forecasting systems | ocean forecasting systems | chaos | probabilistic forecasting | data assimilation | adaptive observations | model error | attractors | dimensions | sensitive dependence | initial conditions

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Trust and Free Speech: some reflections. Trust and Free Speech: some reflections.

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This Geddes lecture, marking the 30th anniversary of Philip Geddes' death in the Harrods bombing is by the Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes CH, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Chairman of the BBC Trust. This Geddes lecture, marking the 30th anniversary of Philip Geddes' death in the Harrods bombing is by the Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes CH, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Chairman of the BBC Trust.

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media | media | journalism | journalism | communications | communications | broadcasting | broadcasting | freedom of speech | freedom of speech | press | press | media | journalism | communications | broadcasting | freedom of speech | press | 2013-02-15 | media | journalism | communications | broadcasting | freedom of speech | press | 2013-02-15

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TALAT Lecture 2102.03: The Transmission Housing of an Inboard-Outboard Engine, Special Study: Casting

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This lecture offers an example of product development. It imparts knowledge about different ways of casting aluminium and criteria for selecting casting methods; the heat treatment of aluminium; corrosion-proofing and surface treatment of cast alloys used in a saline environment and choice of alloy. It provides insight into how to develop a product using the general specificiations and the interaction between form, material and processing chain and ?the importance of being thoroughly familiar with the different design materials, their processing possibilities and properties. The lecture is recommended for those situations, where a brief, general background information about aluminium is needed as an introduction of other subject areas of aluminium application technologies. This lecture is

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aluminium | aluminum | european aluminium association | EAA | Training in Aluminium Application Technologies | training | metallurgy | technology | lecture | design | product | properties | stainless steel | magnesium | plastic | conclusion | casting | pressure die-casting | gravity die-casting | sand-casting | choice of alloy | heat treatment | surface treatment | corrosion-proofing | cathodic protection | evaluation | corematerials | ukoer

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Readme file for Introduction to OO Programming in Java

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This readme file contains details of links to all the Introduction to OO Programming in Java module's material held on Jorum and information about the module as well.

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ukoer | programming task guide | programming lecture | programming reading material | software design reading material | classes guide | libraries lecture | classes reading material | classes visual aid | software objects guide | graphics reading material | attributes reading material | attributes visual guide | naming conventions reading material | code reading material | java keywords reading material | variables visual guide | arithmetic reading material | java assignment | making decisions task guide | making decisions lecture | making decisions reading material | boolean expressions visual guide | repetition reading material | while loops visual guide | methods reading material | methods practical | access modifiers reading material | objects reading material | classes assignment | classes practical | child classes task guide | inheritance task guide | extending classes lecture | inheritance reading material | inheritance visual guide | inheritance practical | graphics task guide | awt reading material | graphics visual aid | awt class library reading material | event-driven programming reading material | scrollbars reading material | reflective practice visual guide | mobile phone task guide | mobile phone lecture | fixed repitition reading material | fixed repitition visual guide | mobile phone library reading material | mobile phone reading material | arrays task guide | arrays lecture | arrays reading material | arrays visual guide | creating software objects reading material | software objects visual guide | java practical | generic array list task guide | overriding methods reading material | menu and switch task guide | multi-way decisions reading material | multi-way decisions visual guide | searching task guide | searching lecture | searching reading material | software quality task guide | software quality lecture | software quality reading material | programming assignment | applet reading material | classes visual guide | object-oriented programming | object-oriented | programming | java | problem solving | java program | software design | programming languages | computers | class task guide | class reading material | class assignment | class practical | java classes | variables | attributes | arithmetic | java class | classes and arithmetic | classes | class | decisions | boolean expression | boolean expressions | repetition | methods | aggregate classes | access modifier | access modifiers | child classes | inheritance | child class | graphics | awt class library | fixed repetition | for loop | for loops | array | arrays | iteration | software object | definite iteration | generic lists | generic array list | cast | casting | overriding method | overriding methods | generic list | menu-driven program | menu-driven programs | multi-way decisions | menu and switch | search | searching | software quality | testing | software quality and testing | assessment | computers task guide | programming languages task guide | software design task guide | java program task guide | problem-solving task guide | problem solving task guide | object-oriented programming task guide | java task guide | object-oriented task guide | object oriented task guide | computers lecture | programming languages lecture | software design lecture | java program lecture | problem solving lecture | object-oriented programming lecture | java lecture | object oriented programming lecture | object-oriented lecture | computers reading material | programming languages reading material | java program reading material | problem solving reading material | object-oriented programming reading material | java reading material | object-oriented reading material | object oriented reading material | java classes task guide | variables task guide | attributes task guide | arithmetic task guide | java class task guide | classes and arithmetic task guide | classes task guide | java classes lecture | variables lecture | attributes lecture | arithmetic lecture | java class lecture | classes and arithmetic lecture | classes lecture | class lecture | java classes reading material | variables reading material | java class reading material | classes and arithmetic reading material | java classes visual aid | variables visual aid | attributes visual aid | arithmetic visual aid | java class visual aid | classes and arithmetic visual aid | class visual aid | java visual aid | object-oriented programming visual aid | programming visual aid | object-oriented visual aid | decisions task guide | boolean expression task guide | boolean expressions task guide | repetition task guide | methods task guide | decisions lecture | boolean expression lecture | boolean expressions lecture | repetition lecture | methods lecture | decisions reading material | boolean expression reading material | boolean expressions reading material | decisions visual aid | boolean expression visual aid | boolean expressions visual aid | repetition visual aid | methods visual aid | decisions practical | boolean expression practical | boolean expressions practical | repetition practical | programming practical | object oriented programming practical | object-oriented programming practical | object-oriented practical | object oriented practical | aggregate classes task guide | access modifier task guide | access modifiers task guide | aggregate classes lecture | access modifier lecture | access modifiers lecture | aggregate classes reading material | access modifier reading material | aggregate classes assignment | java classes assignment | access modifier assignment | access modifiers assignment | object oriented programming assignment | object-oriented programming assignment | object-oriented assignment | object oriented assignment | child class task guide | child classes lecture | inheritance lecture | child class lecture | child classes reading material | child class reading material | child classes visual aid | inheritance visual aid | child class visual aid | awt class library task guide | graphics lecture | awt class library lecture | awt class library visual aid | graphics assignment | awt class library assignment | fixed repetition task guide | fixed repetition lecture | fixed repetition visual aid | fixed repetition reading material | for loop task guide | for loops task guide | array task guide | iteration task guide | software object task guide | definite iteration task guide | for loop lecture | for loops lecture | array lecture | iteration lecture | software object lecture | definite iteration lecture | for loop reading material | for loops reading material | array reading material | iteration reading material | software object reading material | definite iteration reading material | for loop visual aid | for loops visual aid | array visual aid | arrays visual aid | iteration visual aid | software object visual aid | definite iteration visual aid | generic lists task guide | cast task guide | casting task guide | overriding method task guide | overriding methods task guide | generic list task guide | generic lists lecture | generic array list lecture | cast lecture | casting lecture | overriding method lecture | overriding methods lecture | generic list lecture | generic lists reading material | generic array list reading material | cast reading material | casting reading material | overriding method reading material | generic list reading material | menu-driven program task guide | menu-driven programs task guide | multi-way decisions task guide | menu-driven program lecture | menu-driven programs lecture | multi-way decisions lecture | menu and switch lecture | menu-driven program reading material | menu-driven programs reading material | menu and switch reading material | menu-driven program visual aid | menu-driven programs visual aid | multi-way decisions visual aid | menu and switch visual aid | search task guide | search lecture | search reading material | testing task guide | software quality and testing task guide | testing lecture | software quality and testing lecture | testing reading material | software quality and testing reading material | assessment reading material | assessment assignment | fixed repetition practical | jcreator guide | g622 | oo | oop | oo programming | awt | oo programming task guide | oop task guide | oo task guide | g622 task guide | oo programming lecture | oop lecture | oo lecture | g622 lecture | oo programming reading material | oop reading material | oo reading material | g622 reading material | g622 visual aid | oop visual aid | oo visual aid | oo programming visual aid | g622 practical | oo practical | oo programming practical | oop practical | g622 assignment | oo assignment | oop assignment | oo programming assignment | awt task guide | awt lecture | awt visual aid | awt assignment | Computer science | I100

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TALAT Lecture 2102.03: The Transmission Housing of an Inboard-Outboard Engine, Special Study: Casting

Description

This lecture offers an example of product development. It imparts knowledge about different ways of casting aluminium and criteria for selecting casting methods; the heat treatment of aluminium; corrosion-proofing and surface treatment of cast alloys used in a saline environment and choice of alloy. It provides insight into how to develop a product using the general specificiations and the interaction between form, material and processing chain and ?the importance of being thoroughly familiar with the different design materials, their processing possibilities and properties. The lecture is recommended for those situations, where a brief, general background information about aluminium is needed as an introduction of other subject areas of aluminium application technologies. This lecture is

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aluminium | aluminum | european aluminium association | eaa | talat | training in aluminium application technologies | training | metallurgy | technology | lecture | design | product | properties | stainless steel | magnesium | plastic | conclusion | casting | pressure die-casting | gravity die-casting | sand-casting | choice of alloy | heat treatment | surface treatment | corrosion-proofing | cathodic protection | evaluation | corematerials | ukoer | Engineering | H000

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6.837 Computer Graphics (MIT) 6.837 Computer Graphics (MIT)

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6.837 offers an introduction to computer graphics hardware, algorithms, and software. Topics include: line generators, affine transformations, line and polygon clipping, splines, interactive techniques, perspective projection, solid modeling, hidden surface algorithms, lighting models, shading, and animation. Substantial programming experience is required. This course is worth 6 Engineering Design Points. 6.837 offers an introduction to computer graphics hardware, algorithms, and software. Topics include: line generators, affine transformations, line and polygon clipping, splines, interactive techniques, perspective projection, solid modeling, hidden surface algorithms, lighting models, shading, and animation. Substantial programming experience is required. This course is worth 6 Engineering Design Points.

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data structures; algorithms; presenting data visually; programming; computer graphics; computer graphics applications; ray tracing; ray casting; transformation; hierarchy | data structures; algorithms; presenting data visually; programming; computer graphics; computer graphics applications; ray tracing; ray casting; transformation; hierarchy | data structures | data structures | algorithms | algorithms | presenting data visually | presenting data visually | programming | programming | computer graphics | computer graphics | computer graphics applications | computer graphics applications | ray tracing | ray tracing | ray casting | ray casting | transformation | transformation | hierarchy | hierarchy | illumination | illumination | shading | shading | acceleration structures | acceleration structures | animation | animation | image-based rendering | image-based rendering | curves | curves | surfaces | surfaces | key frames | key frames | perspective | perspective | rasterization | rasterization | clipping | clipping | visibility | visibility | rendering | rendering | radiosity | radiosity | colors | colors | altialiasing | altialiasing | texture mapping | texture mapping | procedural textures | procedural textures | shadows | shadows | graphics hardware | graphics hardware

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Fabrication and Processing of Materials: Casting

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This set of animations demonstrates examples of die-casting, sand-casting and continuous casting processes. It includes a user controlled Newtonian cooling simulation. From TLP: Casting

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casting | Biot number | solute | solute partitioning | dendrite | solidification | newtonian cooling | segregation | Chill zone | Columnar zone | Equiaxed zone | sand-casting | die-casting | DoITPoMS | University of Cambridge | animation | corematerials | ukoer

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Fabrication and Processing of Materials: Casting

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This set of animations demonstrates examples of die-casting, sand-casting and continuous casting processes. It includes a user controlled Newtonian cooling simulation. From TLP: Casting

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casting | biot number | solute | solute partitioning | dendrite | solidification | newtonian cooling | segregation | chill zone | columnar zone | equiaxed zone | sand-casting | die-casting | doitpoms | university of cambridge | animation | corematerials | ukoer | Engineering | H000

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In the Pursuit of Purity, reflections on the BBC

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Mark Damazer, Master of St Peter's Collge and Former Controller of BBC Radio 4 and John Lloyd, give a talk for the Reuters Institute on 14th June 2011. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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government | media | journalism | broadcasting | reuters | radio | government | media | journalism | broadcasting | reuters | radio | 2011-06-14

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2.854 Manufacturing Systems I (SMA 6304) (MIT) 2.854 Manufacturing Systems I (SMA 6304) (MIT)

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As the first in a sequence of four half-term courses, this course will provide the fundamental building blocks for conceptualizing, understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains. These building blocks include process analysis, queuing theory, simulation, forecasting, inventory theory and linear programming. This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 6304 (Manufacturing Systems I: Analytical Methods and Flow Models). As the first in a sequence of four half-term courses, this course will provide the fundamental building blocks for conceptualizing, understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains. These building blocks include process analysis, queuing theory, simulation, forecasting, inventory theory and linear programming. This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 6304 (Manufacturing Systems I: Analytical Methods and Flow Models).

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conceptualizing | conceptualizing | understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains | understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains | process analysis | process analysis | queueing theory | queueing theory | simulation | simulation | forecasting | forecasting | inventory theory | inventory theory | linear programming | linear programming | conceptualizing | understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains | conceptualizing | understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains | SMA 6304 | SMA 6304

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15.075 Applied Statistics (MIT) 15.075 Applied Statistics (MIT)

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This course is an introduction to applied statistics and data analysis. Topics include collecting and exploring data, basic inference, simple and multiple linear regression, analysis of variance, nonparametric methods, and statistical computing. It is not a course in mathematical statistics, but provides a balance between statistical theory and application. Prerequisites are calculus, probability, and linear algebra. We would like to acknowledge the contributions that Prof. Roy Welsch (MIT), Prof. Gordon Kaufman (MIT), Prof. Jacqueline Telford (Johns Hopkins University), and Prof. Ramón León (University of Tennessee) have made to the course material. This course is an introduction to applied statistics and data analysis. Topics include collecting and exploring data, basic inference, simple and multiple linear regression, analysis of variance, nonparametric methods, and statistical computing. It is not a course in mathematical statistics, but provides a balance between statistical theory and application. Prerequisites are calculus, probability, and linear algebra. We would like to acknowledge the contributions that Prof. Roy Welsch (MIT), Prof. Gordon Kaufman (MIT), Prof. Jacqueline Telford (Johns Hopkins University), and Prof. Ramón León (University of Tennessee) have made to the course material.

Subjects

data analysis | data analysis | multiple regression | multiple regression | analysis of variance | analysis of variance | multivariate analysis | multivariate analysis | data mining | data mining | probability | probability | collecting data | collecting data | sampling distributions | sampling distributions | inference | inference | linear regression | linear regression | ANOVA | ANOVA | nonparametric methods | nonparametric methods | polls | polls | surveys | surveys | statistics | statistics | management science | management science | finance | finance | statistical graphics | statistical graphics | estimation | estimation | hypothesis testing | hypothesis testing | logistic regression | logistic regression | contingency tables | contingency tables | forecasting | forecasting | factor analysis | factor analysis

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3.082 Materials Processing Laboratory (MIT) 3.082 Materials Processing Laboratory (MIT)

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Student project teams design and fabricate a materials engineering prototype using appropriate processing technologies (injection molding, thermoforming, investment casting, powder processing, brazing, etc.). Emphasis on teamwork, project management, communications and computer skills, and hands-on work using student and MIT laboratory shops. Goals include developing an understanding of the practical applications of MSE; trade-offs between design, processing and performance; and fabrication of a deliverable prototype. Teams document their progress and final results by means of web pages and weekly oral presentations. Instruction and practice in oral communication provided. Student project teams design and fabricate a materials engineering prototype using appropriate processing technologies (injection molding, thermoforming, investment casting, powder processing, brazing, etc.). Emphasis on teamwork, project management, communications and computer skills, and hands-on work using student and MIT laboratory shops. Goals include developing an understanding of the practical applications of MSE; trade-offs between design, processing and performance; and fabrication of a deliverable prototype. Teams document their progress and final results by means of web pages and weekly oral presentations. Instruction and practice in oral communication provided.

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investment casting of metals | investment casting of metals | injection molding of polymers | injection molding of polymers | sintering of ceramics | sintering of ceramics | operating processing equipment | operating processing equipment | materials engineering project management | materials engineering project management

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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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2.853 Manufacturing Systems I: Analytical Methods and Flow Models (MIT) 2.853 Manufacturing Systems I: Analytical Methods and Flow Models (MIT)

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Provides ways to conceptualize and analyze manufacturing systems and supply chains in terms of material flow, information flow, capacities, and flow times. Fundamental building blocks: inventory and queuing models, forecasting and uncertainty, optimization, process analysis, linear systems and system dynamics. Factory planning: flow planning, bottleneck characterization, buffer and batch-size tactics, seasonal planning, dynamics and learning for various process flow topologies and for various market contexts.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free  Microsoft® Excel viewer software can also be used to view the .xls files.Microsoft® is a registered trademark Provides ways to conceptualize and analyze manufacturing systems and supply chains in terms of material flow, information flow, capacities, and flow times. Fundamental building blocks: inventory and queuing models, forecasting and uncertainty, optimization, process analysis, linear systems and system dynamics. Factory planning: flow planning, bottleneck characterization, buffer and batch-size tactics, seasonal planning, dynamics and learning for various process flow topologies and for various market contexts.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free  Microsoft® Excel viewer software can also be used to view the .xls files.Microsoft® is a registered trademark

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manufacturing systems | manufacturing systems | supply chains | supply chains | material flow | material flow | information flow | information flow | capacities | capacities | flow times | flow times | Fundamental building blocks | Fundamental building blocks | inventory | inventory | queuing models | queuing models | forecasting | forecasting | uncertainty | uncertainty | optimization | optimization | process analysis | process analysis | linear systems | linear systems | system dynamics | system dynamics | Factory planning | Factory planning | flow planning | flow planning | bottleneck characterization | bottleneck characterization | buffer | buffer | batch-size tactics | batch-size tactics | seasonal planning | seasonal planning | process flow topologies | process flow topologies | market contexts | market contexts

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Rethinking impact with social media

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Oxford-based researcher Nando Sigona started his blog "Postcards from..." in 2008. Since then his use of social media has expanded into Twitter and Podcasting to engage wider communities in his research on migration, asylum and minority issues. Nando presents on what he does and why it works. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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social media | podcasting | twitter | immigration | research | papers | oxford | asylum | blogging | social media | podcasting | twitter | immigration | research | papers | oxford | asylum | blogging | 2012-11-09

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4.112 Architecture Design Fundamentals I: Nano-Machines (MIT) 4.112 Architecture Design Fundamentals I: Nano-Machines (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV special element video. This is the second undergraduate architecture design studio, which introduces design logic and skills that enable design thinking, representation, and development. Through the lens of nano-scale machines, technologies, and phenomena, students are asked to explore techniques for describing form, space, and architecture. Exercises encourage various connotations of the "machine" and challenge students to translate conceptual strategies into more integrated design propositions through both digital and analog means. Includes audio/video content: AV special element video. This is the second undergraduate architecture design studio, which introduces design logic and skills that enable design thinking, representation, and development. Through the lens of nano-scale machines, technologies, and phenomena, students are asked to explore techniques for describing form, space, and architecture. Exercises encourage various connotations of the "machine" and challenge students to translate conceptual strategies into more integrated design propositions through both digital and analog means.

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architecture | architecture | architectural design | architectural design | nano-machine | nano-machine | programmable matter | programmable matter | drawing | drawing | scripting | scripting | casting | casting | modeling | modeling | self-assembly | self-assembly | self-replication | self-replication | Processing | Processing | generation | generation | machine | machine | space | space | scale | scale | void | void | bounding box | bounding box | system | system | habitation | habitation | architectural space | architectural space

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6.912 Introduction to Copyright Law (MIT) 6.912 Introduction to Copyright Law (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course is an introduction to copyright law and American law in general. Topics covered include: structure of federal law; basics of legal research; legal citations; how to use LexisNexis®; the 1976 Copyright Act; copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education; fair use; Napster®, Grokster®, and Peer-to-Peer file-sharing; Library Access to Music Project; The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act; DVDs and encryption; software licensing; the GNU® General Public License and free software. Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course is an introduction to copyright law and American law in general. Topics covered include: structure of federal law; basics of legal research; legal citations; how to use LexisNexis®; the 1976 Copyright Act; copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education; fair use; Napster®, Grokster®, and Peer-to-Peer file-sharing; Library Access to Music Project; The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act; DVDs and encryption; software licensing; the GNU® General Public License and free software.

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opyright law | opyright law | american law structure of federal law | american law structure of federal law | legal research and citations | legal research and citations | Lexis-Nexis | Lexis-Nexis | 1976 Copyright Act | 1976 Copyright Act | copyright as applied to music | copyright as applied to music | computers | computers | broadcasting | broadcasting | and education | and education | fair use | fair use | Napster | Napster | Grokster | Grokster | and P2P file-sharing | and P2P file-sharing | Library Access to Music Project | Library Access to Music Project | The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act | The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act | DVDs and encryption | DVDs and encryption | Software licensing | Software licensing | The GNU General Public License | The GNU General Public License | free software | free software

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21L.432 Understanding Television (MIT) 21L.432 Understanding Television (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. The subtitle of this course for the spring 2003 term is "American Television: A Cultural History." The class takes a cultural approach to television's evolution as a technology and system of representation, considering television as a system of storytelling and myth-making, and as a cultural practice, studied from anthropological, literary, and cinematic perspectives. The course focuses on prime-time commercial broadcasting, the medium's technological and economic history, and theoretical perspectives. There is much required viewing as well as readings in media theory and cultural interpretation. Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. The subtitle of this course for the spring 2003 term is "American Television: A Cultural History." The class takes a cultural approach to television's evolution as a technology and system of representation, considering television as a system of storytelling and myth-making, and as a cultural practice, studied from anthropological, literary, and cinematic perspectives. The course focuses on prime-time commercial broadcasting, the medium's technological and economic history, and theoretical perspectives. There is much required viewing as well as readings in media theory and cultural interpretation.

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systems of representation | systems of representation | storytelling | storytelling | myth | myth | cultural practice | cultural practice | anthropology | anthropology | literature | literature | cinematogaphy | cinematogaphy | prime-time | prime-time | commercial broadcasting | commercial broadcasting | media theory | media theory | cultural interpretation | cultural interpretation | CMS.915 | CMS.915

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3.A04 Modern Blacksmithing and Physical Metallurgy (MIT) 3.A04 Modern Blacksmithing and Physical Metallurgy (MIT)

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Physical metallurgy encompasses the relationships between the composition, structure, processing history and properties of metallic materials. In this seminar you'll be introduced to metallurgy in a particularly "physical" way. We will do blacksmithing, metal casting, machining, and welding, using both traditional and modern methods. The seminar meets once per week for an evening laboratory session, and once per week for discussion of issues in materials science and engineering that tie in to the laboratory work. Students will begin by completing some specified projects and progress to designing and fabricating one forged and one cast piece. Physical metallurgy encompasses the relationships between the composition, structure, processing history and properties of metallic materials. In this seminar you'll be introduced to metallurgy in a particularly "physical" way. We will do blacksmithing, metal casting, machining, and welding, using both traditional and modern methods. The seminar meets once per week for an evening laboratory session, and once per week for discussion of issues in materials science and engineering that tie in to the laboratory work. Students will begin by completing some specified projects and progress to designing and fabricating one forged and one cast piece.

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freshman seminar | freshman seminar | forge | forge | casting | casting | lost-wax | lost-wax | steel | steel | phase diagrams | phase diagrams | student work | student work | photos | photos

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3.042 Materials Project Laboratory (MIT) 3.042 Materials Project Laboratory (MIT)

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As its name implies, the 3.042 Materials Project Laboratory involves working with such operations as investment casting of metals, injection molding of polymers, and sintering of ceramics. After all the abstraction and theory in the lecture part of the DMSE curriculum, many students have found this hands-on experience with materials to be very fun stuff - several have said that 3.042/3.082 was their favorite DMSE subject. The lab is more than operating processing equipment, however. It is intended also to emulate professional practice in materials engineering project management, with aspects of design, analysis, teamwork, literature and patent searching, Web creation and oral presentation, and more. As its name implies, the 3.042 Materials Project Laboratory involves working with such operations as investment casting of metals, injection molding of polymers, and sintering of ceramics. After all the abstraction and theory in the lecture part of the DMSE curriculum, many students have found this hands-on experience with materials to be very fun stuff - several have said that 3.042/3.082 was their favorite DMSE subject. The lab is more than operating processing equipment, however. It is intended also to emulate professional practice in materials engineering project management, with aspects of design, analysis, teamwork, literature and patent searching, Web creation and oral presentation, and more.

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Student project teams design and fabricate a materials engineering prototype using processing technologies (injection molding | Student project teams design and fabricate a materials engineering prototype using processing technologies (injection molding | thermoforming | thermoforming | investment casting | investment casting | powder processing | powder processing | three-dimensional printing | three-dimensional printing | physical vapor deposition | physical vapor deposition | etc.) appropriate for the materials and device of interest. Goals include using MSE fundamentals in a practical application; understanding trade-offs between design | etc.) appropriate for the materials and device of interest. Goals include using MSE fundamentals in a practical application; understanding trade-offs between design | processing and performance; and fabrication of a deliverable prototype. Emphasis on teamwork | processing and performance; and fabrication of a deliverable prototype. Emphasis on teamwork | project management | project management | communications and computer skills | communications and computer skills | and hands-on work using student and MIT laboratory shops. Teams document their progress and final results by means of web pages and weekly oral presentations. Instruction and practice in oral communication provided. | and hands-on work using student and MIT laboratory shops. Teams document their progress and final results by means of web pages and weekly oral presentations. Instruction and practice in oral communication provided.

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