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1.2 - Introduction to the IAR Workbench IDE
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To develop applications to run on the ez430 chip, we use the IAR Embedded Workbench IDE (integrated development environment). Not only does this application provide a powerful code editor, but it also allows a simple one-click deployment of the source code onto the MSP chip using USB as well as hardware debugging capabilities that allow you to trace through actual stack calls. This module is intended to give you an introduction to the IAR Workbench application so that you may create and develop your own ez430 applications.

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Rice University
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Author:
Naren Anand
Date Added:
02/16/2011
1: Concepts of Information Technology
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This module includes the basics and theories of ICT, including types of computer, networks, how, why and who people access information using ICT. This module is the first under the ECDL (AKA ICDL) qualification, written for Windows XP and Office 2003

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Computer Science
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Rice University
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Author:
Jana Mills
Date Added:
03/31/2006
2007 NSF ADVANCE Workshop: Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position
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Presentations from the 2007 Rice University NSF Advance Conference entitled "Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position" and held March 14-16 are herein made available to the public. This workshop provided a unique opportunity for prospective women faculty to learn from established faculty leaders across all science and engineering disciplines.

Subject:
Engineering
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Full Course
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Rice University
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Author:
Rice Advance
Date Added:
02/16/2011
2008-'09 Open Education Cup: High Performance Computing
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This collection provides an overview of the 2008-'09 Open Education Cup competition. Contest rules, author resources, and example content are provided. This competition is intended to encourage development of original educational content in the field of parallel computing, with cash prizes awarded to contest winners. Selected modules will be included as part of a new collection available through Connexions.

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Computer Science
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Rice University
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Author:
Jan E. Odegard
Date Added:
02/16/2011
2008 NSF ADVANCE Workshop: Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position
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Presentations from the 2008 Rice University NSF Advance Conference entitled "Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position" are herein made available to the public. This workshop provided a unique opportunity for prospective women faculty to learn from established faculty leaders across all science and engineering disciplines.

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Engineering
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Rice University
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Rice Advance
Date Added:
02/16/2011
2-D Projective Geometry
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This module is about how we applied projective geometry to achieve the world-centered view from the camera-centered view.

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Geometry
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Rice University
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Author:
Jeonggoo Song
Date Added:
02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science
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This University of California College Prep (UCCP) Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science online course has five objectives: Describe the six different forms of energy and the type of work done by each form. Discuss the roles of sources and sinks in an energy budget. Define the Law of Conservation of Energy, and explain how the operation of fuel cell vehicles illustrates this principal. Name the units with which energy, power, and force are measured and described. Use energy flow within a house to explain both theoretical and practical aspects of energy use and conservation.

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Environmental Science
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Rice University
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University Of California College Prep
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Air, Water and Soil
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Human activities release a variety of substances into the biosphere, many of which negatively affect the environment. Pollutants discharged into the environment can accumulate in the air, water, or soil......

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Environmental Science
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Rice University
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University Of California
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Biological
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The needs of humans and the living organisms and processes that comprise the biosphere are inextricably connected. Because of this connection the proper management of biological resources requires that genetic diversity and suitable habitats be maintained.

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Rice University
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University Of California
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Cultural and Aesthetic Considerations
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The world’s industrialized countries are undergoing many changes as they move to the later stages of the Industrial Revolution. Economies are becoming more information based, and capital is being measured not only in terms of tangible products and human workers, but also in terms of social and intellectual assets....

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Rice University
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University Of California
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Cycling of Matter
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The earth's biogeochemical systems involve complex, dynamic processes that depend upon many factors. The three main factors upon which life on the earth depends are......

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Rice University
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University Of California
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Environmental Ethics
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The concept of ethics involves standards of conduct. These standards help to distinguish between behavior that is considered right and that which is considered wrong. As we all know, it is not always easy to distinguish between right and wrong, as there is no universal code of ethics......

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University Of California
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: First order effects
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The various components of earth's systems interact with one another through the flow of matter and energy. For example, mass (carbon dioxide and oxygen gases) is exchanged between the biosphere and atmosphere during plant photosynthesis....

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Rice University
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University Of California
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Flow of Energy
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This text is designed to acquaint students with the physical, ecological, social, and political principles of environmental science. Scientific method is used to analyze and understand the interrelationships between humans and the natural environment. This test shows how ecological realities and the material desire of humans often clash, leading to environmental degradation and pollution.

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Environmental Science
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Rice University
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University Of California
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Higher order interactions
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Although humans have had the capability to monitor earth's systems effectively only relatively recently, previous global environmental events have not gone unrecorded. Climate indicators exist in various forms (e.g., pollen in lake-bottom sediments, patterns in tree-rings, air bubbles frozen in glacial ice and growth rings in coral)......

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Rice University
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University Of California
University Of California College Prep
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Human Carrying Capacity
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The human carrying capacity is a concept explored by many people, most famously Thomas Robert Malthus (1766 - 1834), for hundreds of years....

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Sociology
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Rice University
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University Of California
Date Added:
02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Issues and Options
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Environmental issues are a concern of many, if not most, Americans. However, there is considerable disagreement on how such issues should be handled. Different people can interpret even a very general issue such as conservation very differently. Some believe that conservation means limiting the use of resources to allow a resource to last longer. Others see the conservation of resources as a way to maximize benefits to humans. This utilitarian approach to conservation policy, would place no value on saving endangered species that provide no direct benefit to humans. At the other extreme, some envision conservation as meaning the protection of resources without regard to profit or material benefit to humans. This view places the preservation as being of the utmost importance, and is sometimes viewed as elitist.

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Environmental Science
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Rice University
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University Of California
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Land
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The concept of land use (i.e., the way a particular piece of land is utilized by humans and other living organisms), seems at first glance a simple and straightforward subject on the surface. Humans use land to build cities where they live (residential land) and work (commercial land).....

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Rice University
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University Of California
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Minerals
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The earth's crust is composed of many kinds of rocks, each of which is an aggregate of one or more minerals. In geology, the term mineral describes any naturally-occurring solid substance with a specific composition and crystal structure......

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Rice University
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University Of California
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Non-renewable energy sources
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Sufficient, reliable sources of energy are a necessity for industrialized nations. Energy is used for heating, cooking, transportation and manufacturing. Energy can be generally classified as non-renewable and renewable.....

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Rice University
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University Of California
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Soils
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Soil plays an important role in land ecosystems. In order for a community of producers and consumers to become established on land, soil must be present. Furthermore, soil quality is often a limiting factor for population growth in ecosystems. Soil is a complex mixture of inorganic materials, organic materials, microorganisms, water and air. Its formation begins with the weathering of bedrock or the transport of sediments from another area. These small grains of rock accumulate on the surface of the earth. There they are mixed with organic matter called humus, which results from the decomposition of the waste and dead tissue of organisms. Infiltrating rainwater and air also contribute to the mixture and become trapped in pore spaces. This formation process is very slow (hundreds to thousands of years), and thus soil loss or degradation can be very detrimental to a community.

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Environmental Science
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Rice University
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University Of California
Date Added:
02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Solid Waste
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In natural systems, there is no such thing as waste. Everything flows in a natural cycle of use and reuse. Living organisms consume materials and eventually return them to the environment, usually in a different form, for reuse. Solid waste (or trash) is a human concept.......

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Rice University
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University Of California
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: The solid earth
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The earth formed approximately 4.6 billion years ago from a nebular cloud of dust and gas that surrounded the sun. As the gas cooled, more solids formed.....

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Rice University
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University Of California
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02/16/2011
ASCII Character Set
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Brief explanation of ASCII character set with web links to more information and tables.

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Rice University
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Author:
Kenneth Leroy Busbee
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Abdominal, Diaphragmatic, or Intercostal Breathing
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This module represents suggestions regarding proper breathing for singers. Several exercises are given to us with beginning students and choirs to assist them.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
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Reading
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Rice University
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Author:
Gordon Lamb
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Abortion: Case Study
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The goal of this case study is to get the individuals of the class to think about an issue with the presented facts and opinions embedded in the story. This case study will evoke an in-depth civilized conversation to the matter at hand. The focus of the case is to use an interactive method of presenting the case. This case study will present facts and opinions on the issue. We will be telling a story about the decision that should be made on the act of abortion. Should it stay the same in our law books or should we rewrite our laws?

Subject:
Law
General Law
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Activity/Lab
Case Study
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Rice University
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Author:
Lemuel Pierrenoel
Date Added:
02/16/2011