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Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Fall 2013
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This course is a survey of principal concepts and methods of fluid ...

This course is a survey of principal concepts and methods of fluid dynamics. Topics include mass conservation, momentum, and energy equations for continua; Navier-Stokes equation for viscous flows; similarity and dimensional analysis; lubrication theory; boundary layers and separation; circulation and vorticity theorems; potential flow; introduction to turbulence; lift and drag; surface tension and surface tension driven flows.

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Engineering
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
McKinley, Gareth
Analysis and Design of Feedback Control Systems, Spring 2014
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This course develops the fundamentals of feedback control using linear transfer function ...

This course develops the fundamentals of feedback control using linear transfer function system models. Topics covered include analysis in time and frequency domains; design in the s-plane (root locus) and in the frequency domain (loop shaping); describing functions for stability of certain non-linear systems; extension to state variable systems and multivariable control with observers; discrete and digital hybrid systems and use of z-plane design. Students will complete an extended design case study. Students taking the graduate version (2.140) will attend the recitation sessions and complete additional assignments.

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Engineering
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Trumper, David L.
Anatomy and Physiology of Animals
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Veterinary nurses need to have a firm grasp of the normal structure ...

Veterinary nurses need to have a firm grasp of the normal structure of an animal’s body and how it functions before they can understand the effect diseases and injuries have and the best ways to treat them. This book describes the structure of the animal body and the way in which it works. Animals encountered in normal veterinary practice are used as examples where possible.

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Applied Science
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Textbook
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Wikibooks
Author:
Ruth Lawson
Applications of ICT in Libraries
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The Advanced Certificate and the Advanced Diploma in Applications of ICT in ...

The Advanced Certificate and the Advanced Diploma in Applications of ICT in Libraries permit library staff to obtain accreditation for their skills in the use of ICT. Anyone can make use of the materials and assessment is available in variety of modes, including distance learning.

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Information Science
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Wikibooks
Architecture Design Fundamentals I: Nano-Machines, Fall 2012
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This is the second undergraduate architecture design studio, which introduces design logic ...

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 and Design
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Skylar Tibbits
The Architecture of Cairo, Spring 2002
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Cairo still shines as a major cultural, political, and economic center in ...

Cairo still shines as a major cultural, political, and economic center in its three spheres of influence: the Arab world, Africa, and the Islamic world. This course narrates the history of the city from the initial settlement on the site (640s) to the present, reviews its urban and architectural developments, and connects them to their Islamic and Mediterranean architectural and cultural contexts.

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Architecture and Design
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rabbat, Nasser O.
Artificial Intelligence
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This course includes materials on AI programming, logic, search, game playing, machine ...

This course includes materials on AI programming, logic, search, game playing, machine learning, natural language understanding, and robotics, which will introduce the student to AI methods, tools, and techniques, their application to computational problems, and their contribution to understanding intelligence. The material is introductory; the readings cite many resources outside those assigned in this course, and students are encouraged to explore these resources to pursue topics of interest. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Describe the major applications, topics, and research areas of artificial intelligence (AI), including search, machine learning, knowledge representation and inference, natural language processing, vision, and robotics; Apply basic techniques of AI in computational solutions to problems; Discuss the role of AI research areas in growing the understanding of human intelligence; Identify the boundaries of the capabilities of current AI systems. (Computer Science 405)

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Computer Science
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The Saylor Foundation
Artificial Intelligence, Fall 2010
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This course introduces students to the basic knowledge representation, problem solving, and ...

This course introduces students to the basic knowledge representation, problem solving, and learning methods of artificial intelligence. Upon completion of 6.034, students should be able to develop intelligent systems by assembling solutions to concrete computational problems, understand the role of knowledge representation, problem solving, and learning in intelligent-system engineering, and appreciate the role of problem solving, vision, and language in understanding human intelligence from a computational perspective.

Subject:
Computer Science
Information Science
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Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Winston, Patrick Henry
Automata, Computability, and Complexity, Spring 2011
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This course provides a challenging introduction to some of the central ideas ...

This course provides a challenging introduction to some of the central ideas of theoretical computer science. Beginning in antiquity, the course will progress through finite automata, circuits and decision trees, Turing machines and computability, efficient algorithms and reducibility, the P versus NP problem, NP-completeness, the power of randomness, cryptography and one-way functions, computational learning theory, and quantum computing. It examines the classes of problems that can and cannot be solved by various kinds of machines. It tries to explain the key differences between computational models that affect their power.

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Computer Science
Information Science
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Full Course
Textbook
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Aaronson, Scott
Basic Physics of Nuclear Medicine
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Nuclear Medicine is a fascinating application of nuclear physics. The first ten ...

Nuclear Medicine is a fascinating application of nuclear physics. The first ten chapters of this wikibook are intended to support a basic introductory course in an early semester of an undergraduate program. They assume that students have completed decent high school programs in maths and physics and are concurrently taking subjects in the medical sciences. Additional chapters cover more advanced topics in this field. Our focus in this wikibook is the diagnostic application of Nuclear Medicine. Therapeutic applications are considered in a separate wikibook, "Radiation Oncology".

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Author:
Kieran Maher
Basics of Fluid Mechanics
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This book describes the fundamentals fluid mechanics phenomena for engineers and others. ...

This book describes the fundamentals fluid mechanics phenomena for engineers and others. This book is designed to replace all introductory textbook(s) or instructor's notes for the fluid mechanics in undergraduate classes for engineering/science students but also for technical peoples. It is hoped that the book could be used as a reference book for people who have at least some basics knowledge of science areas such as calculus, physics, etc.

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Engineering
Physics
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
Open Textbook Library
Author:
Genick Bar–MeirPh. D.
Basics of Fluid Mechanics
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This book, Basics of Fluid Mechanics, describes the fundamentals of fluid mechanics ...

This book, Basics of Fluid Mechanics, describes the fundamentals of fluid mechanics phenomena for engineers and others. This book is designed to replace all introductory textbook(s) or instructor’s notes for the fluid mechanics in undergraduate classes for engineering/science students but also for technical peoples. It is hoped that the book could be used as a reference book for people who have at least some basics knowledge of science areas such as calculus, physics, etc.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
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BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Genick Bar-Meir
Bed, Bank and Shoreline Protection
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Design of shoreline protection along rivers, canals and the sea; load on ...

Design of shoreline protection along rivers, canals and the sea; load on bed and shoreline by currents, wind waves and ship motion; stability of elements under current and wave conditions; stability of shore protection elements; design methods, construction methods. Flow: recapitulation of basics from fluid mechanics (flow, turbulence), stability of individual grains (sand, but also rock) in different type of flow conditions (weirs, jets), scour and erosion. Porous Media: basic equation, pressures and velocities on the stability on the boundary layer; groundwater flow with impermeable and semi-impermeable structures; granular filters and geotextiles. Waves: recapitulation of the basics of waves, focus on wave forces on the land-water boundary, specific aspects of ship induced waves, stability of elements under wave action (loose rock, placed blocks, impermeable layers) Design: overview of the various types of protections, construction and maintenance; design requirements, deterministic and probabilistic design; case studies, examples Materials and environment: overview of materials to be used, interaction with the aquatic environment, role of the land-water boundary as part of the ecosystem; environmentally sound shoreline design.

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Engineering
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Provider:
Delft University of Technology
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Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ir. H.J. Verhagen
Big Plans and Mega-Urban Landscapes, Spring 2014
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This course explores the physical, ecological, technological, political, economic, and cultural implications ...

This course explores the physical, ecological, technological, political, economic, and cultural implications of big plans and mega-urban landscapes in a global context. It uses local and international case studies to understand the process of making major changes to urban landscape and city fabric, and to regional landscape systems. It includes lectures by leading practitioners. The assignments consider planning and design strategies across multiple scales and time frames.

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Architecture and Design
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kian Goh
Bioengineering Journal Article Seminar, Fall 2011
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Each term, the class selects a new set of professional journal articles ...

Each term, the class selects a new set of professional journal articles on bioengineering topics of current research interest. Some papers are chosen because of particular content, others are selected because they illustrate important points of methodology. Each week, one student leads the discussion, evaluating the strengths, weaknesses, and importance of each paper. Subject may be repeated for credit a maximum of four terms. Letter grade given in the last term applies to all accumulated units of 16.459.

Subject:
Engineering
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Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Alan Natapoff
Charles M. Oman
Laurence R. Young
The Biology of Aging: Age-Related Diseases and Interventions, Fall 2011
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Aging involves an intrinsic and progressive decline in function that eventually will ...

Aging involves an intrinsic and progressive decline in function that eventually will affect us all. While everyone is familiar with aging, many basic questions about aging are mysterious. Why are older people more likely to experience diseases like cancer, stroke, and neurodegenerative disorders? What changes happen at the molecular and cellular levels to cause the changes that we associate with old age? Is aging itself a disease, and can we successfully intervene in the aging process?This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. Many instructors of the Advanced Undergraduate Seminars are postdoctoral scientists with a strong interest in teaching.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
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Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bell, Eric L.
Lamming, Dudley W.
Biomedical Computing, Fall 2010
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Analyzes computational needs of clinical medicine reviews systems and approaches that have ...

Analyzes computational needs of clinical medicine reviews systems and approaches that have been used to support those needs, and the relationship between clinical data and gene and protein measurements. Topics: the nature of clinical data; architecture and design of healthcare information systems; privacy and security issues; medical expertsystems; introduction to bioinformatics. Case studies and guest lectures describe contemporary systems and research projects. Term project using large clinical and genomic data sets integrates classroom topics.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Alterovitz, Gil
Szolovits, Peter
Blender 3D: Noob to Pro
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Blender 3D: Noob to Pro is a product of shared effort by ...

Blender 3D: Noob to Pro is a product of shared effort by numerous team members and anonymous editors. Its purpose is to teach people how to create three-dimensional computer graphics using Blender, a free software application. This book is intended to be used in conjunction with other on-line resources that complement it.

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Computer Science
Graphic Design
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Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Breakwaters and Closure Dams
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Design and construction of breakwaters and closure dams in estuaries and rivers. ...

Design and construction of breakwaters and closure dams in estuaries and rivers. Functional requirements, determination of boundary conditions, spatial and constructional design and construction aspects of breakwaters and dams consisting of rock, sand and caissons.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture Notes
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Textbook
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ir. H.J. Verhagen