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2010 English Wiki
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Access three e-lessons that go in line with curriculum for prepatory school (middle school) English standards

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Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Ozhan Mustapha Hammami
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04/17/2012
Actin-myosin Crossbridge Animation
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Roger Sabbadini, Ph.D., was the motivation behind this animation. The actin-myosin crossbridge system is complex, and we are really only speculating on the details in many ways. However, if a picture is worth a thousand words, this one second, 15 frame, animation is worth at least 15 thousand.

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Biology
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Simulation
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Jeff Sale
Roger Sabbadini
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Addition Flash Card Maker
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You can print out your own flash cards with this addition flash card maker. Allows customization of the card color, content, and number ranges. Other resources include making simple flash cards for multiplication, subtraction, and division.

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Numbers and Operations
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Interactive
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
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STEM Sheets
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03/25/2014
Beachfront B-Roll
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A place to download (for free!) unique HD stock video footage and animated backgrounds for any production or educational purpose. All clips in the library are completely free to use and are a simple "right click save" to download.

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Arts and Humanities
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Diagram/Illustration
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Date Added:
08/19/2013
Beginning Algebra Videos
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Visually searchable database of Algebra 1 videos. Click on a problem and watch the solution on YouTube. Copy and paste this material into your CMS. Videos accompany the open Elementary Algebra textbook published by Flat World Knowledge.

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Algebra
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Lecture
Lecture Notes
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
John Redden
Date Added:
04/29/2012
Comment/How to DIY
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Step-by-step DIY tutorials for the world's almost 7000 languages. All tutorials are public domain or Creative Commons licensed. Anyone can copy any article so they can translate and localize it for their language and context.

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Arts and Humanities
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Activity/Lab
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Date Added:
07/30/2011
Computer Concepts Video Lectures
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These are the video lectures for my computer concepts course. The link above will provide anyone with FREE access to my course (use the promo code THANKYOU). Here is a description of the course:

You are about to embark on an exciting journey learning about the information revolution and the incredible world of computers.

This course is very practical and applicable. It focuses on teaching you skills you can use. These skills include not only specific hands-on skills, like "right-clicking" and taking "screenshots," but also skills such as keeping yourself safe online, not texting while you're driving, and what to look for when buying computers (just to mention a very small fraction of the skills this course will teach you).

This is a university level course designed to introduce individuals to the world of computers, so it is rich in its depth and breadth of content. I have taught this course for over a decade and have refined it to be incredibly amazing and awesome. You are going to love this course and it will forever change your life. You will gain skills in this course which you will use for the rest of your life and which will make your life easier. Knowing how to use computers is essential in our day-and-age. This course will give you the skills you need to use computers well.

Presented with high-quality video lectures, this course will visually show you how to easily do everything with computers. This is just some of what you will learn in this course:

Learn the basic principles of hardware including circuits, coding schemes, binary, the five generations of computers, Moore's Law, IPOS, registers, cache, RAM, magnetic storage, optical storage, solid-state storage, ROM, BIOS, the motherboard, buses, and the CPU.
Learn how to operate a computer including a vast array of hands-on skills – just to mention a few for example: managing files, backing –up files, right clicking, taking screenshots, determining your computer’s properties, upgrading your computer, changing settings on your computer.
Learn how to use word processing software including the creation of a title page, document sections, headers and footers, styles, an automatically generated table of contents, the insertion of images, references, and the insertion of an automatically generated citation of works referenced.
Learn how to use spreadsheet software including formulas, functions, relative references, absolute references, mixed references, and the creation of a graph or chart.
Learn how to use video editing software including adding credits and transitions then publishing that video to a video hosting website such as YouTube.
Learn how to use databases including table creation, the setting of a primary key, the establishment of table relationships, the setting of referential integrity, and the creation and execution of a query.
Learn how to use presentation software to more effectively give presentations.
Learn to do some simple programing including designing, coding, testing, debugging, and running a program.
Learn about the world wide web including sending email, conducting searches , having familiarity with online educational resources such as Khan Academy, and having an awareness of online "cloud computing" tools such as Google Word Processing, Google Spreadsheets, and the many other online tools offered by Google.
Learn about application software and system software including operating systems, utilities, and drivers.
Learn about networks including architecture, topology, firewalls, security, wireless networks, and securing wireless networks.
Learn about the Internet, the World Wide Web, censorship, the digital divide, net neutrality, differing legal jurisdictions, website creation, multimedia, social media, and eCommerce.
Learn about information systems, systems development, and the systems development life cycle.
Learn about program development, programming languages, and the program development life cycle.
Learn about databases including table creation, primary keys, relationships, referential integrity, queries, and structured query language.
Learn about privacy and security issues related to computers.
Learn about robots and artificial intelligence including the Turing test.
Learn about intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and the creative commons.
Learn about ethics and ethical issues relating to the use of technology.
Learn about health ramifications of using computers including repetitive stress injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, and ergonomics.
Learn about e-Waste and other environmental concerns related to technology.
Lifetime access to this course allows you to easily review material and continue learning new material.

After taking this course, you will have a thorough understanding of how to use computers well.

From beginners, to advanced users, this course is perfect for all ability levels. This course will add value to everyone's skillset.

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Lecture
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Todd McLeod
Date Added:
09/28/2013
Creativity for Edupunks (C4E)
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This resource aims to provide a space for you to consider the potential impact of the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement on your approaches to teaching and learning. Its eleven different sections can accumulate into a 33 hour 'course'.

Each section will suggest a number of possible sources and we hope that you will take advantage of the comments feature at the bottom of each section's page. We believe that the sharing of thoughts, reactions and perspectives can lead to a rich and recursive experience that can benefit each user of the resource.

The eleven (approximately 3-hour long) activity-based sessions cover issues related to identifying, locating, releasing and putting OERs into your curricula; understanding the concept of “openness”; as well as pedagogical (or, within the remit of this course, "anarchogogical") issues around student engagement and in particular innovative assessment. In their broadest sense, the resources (and their resultant skills, ideas and activities) should also encourage 'reflection' on the research and practice of the working lives of teaching professionals. The course will pursue a reflexive approach to each of its sections and the subsequent feedback - via the comments feature on each page of the wiki - will provide powerful and dynamic interaction for the development of our 'teaching and learning' knowledge.

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Phil Johnson
Date Added:
04/20/2012
D.B. Cooper Project
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Challenge-based project lesson plan that works best with an Accounting Principles II class as special option or extra credit project. Your task is to take on the role of a forensic accountant and to develop an action plan for starting the investigation. For this project, you will need to learn about the DB Cooper case and choose one option to pursue your investigation. Your analysis should include maps, informational citations, suggested resources for future inquiries, and a fleshed out action plan.

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Business and Communication
Accounting
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Homework/Assignment
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Individual Authors
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
04/11/2011
Data Discovery Lessons
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The lessons posted on this site were designed to engage students with real-world data relevant to content taught in middle school and high school science courses, and to foster an understanding of ways in which they might gather organize, analyze and interpret the data in order to draw scientifically valid inferences, interpretations and conclusions. Most of the labs use computer-based technology of spreadsheet programs or the Python programming interface. The Python lessons guide students in computational thinking to create simple programs to manipulate data. The lessons also provide students (and teachers) with instructions and guidance in the use of these technologies. Teacher and Student worksheets, as well as any supporting files, are linked to from links at the top of each lesson webpage as well as from the downloads page ("downloads" link on the scrolling menu to the left).

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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Mark Wenning
Date Added:
06/11/2011
Electromagnetic Spectrum
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The electromagnetic spectrum* describes the range of energies associated with different forms of electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic radiation travels through space as discrete packets called photons. Photons can transport energy the way particles do, but photons have no mass*. Photons vary in the amount of energy they carry. The energy associated with a photon determines where on the electromagnetic spectrum it falls.

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Physics
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Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
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Science Primer - Andrew Staroscik
Date Added:
10/26/2012
Home - Scientix
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Scientix – the community for science education in Europe – was created to facilitate regular dissemination and sharing of know-how and best practices in science education across the European Union.Scientix is open for teachers, researchers, policy makers, parents and anyone interested in science education.

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Assessment
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Lecture
Lecture Notes
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Reading
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Textbook
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Date Added:
06/16/2011
How to Present with Twitter
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If you’re going to present to a tech-savvy audience you need to know how the presentation landscape has changed with the advent of Twitter and other backchannels.
Twitter was not the first tool to be used as a backchannel, but it is the one that has had the most impact on conference presentations so far. Twitter first grabbed the attention of mainstream presentation bloggers and commentators during an interview at the 2008 SXSW conference. The interviewer wasn’t asking the questions the audience wanted answered. In the past, audience members would have grumbled internally or maybe whispered to their neighbour. But this was a tech-savvy, Twitter-enabled audience and they started tweeting their discontent. The grumbling accelerated. And knowing they had backing, members of the audience started taking over the interview.

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Education
Material Type:
Reading
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Olivia Mitchell
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Inquiry into Poetry
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Sometimes the topic of poetry is not received with enthusiasm by a classroom of high school students. What has worked for me in the past is to have a set of simple questions in regards to poetry itself, answered by my students (the 5 w's? + how?). There are no wrong answers because poetry means different things to different people. After the answers to the questions have been written on the board ( or butcher paper) and explored, I present a bilingual poem that includes everyday things ( such as bread). I have used Roque Dalton's "Como tu," "Like you," in the past.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Cesar Barragan
Date Added:
02/16/2011
The Inspiration Series Blog Project
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Ms. Franco is organizing a teen blog called “Digital Lit Lives” and would like the entries to be for teens, by teens. The first round of blogs will be called “The Inspiration Series” and will focus on the people, places, and things that inspire teens to become their best selves. Write an informative, interactive essay blog about one of the focus areas below to explain to others what we are passionate about. A blog allows others to continue a virtual dialogue on the topic you discuss. The hope is that if we write about what inspires us, this will inspire others to explore these topics.

People I Admire

Places I’ve Traveled To

Hobbies I Do Well

Careers I am Interested In

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Arts and Humanities
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Ms. Franco
Date Added:
08/14/2012
Instructional Design for Educators
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This course outline examines topics of importance to educators participating in instructional design projects. Topics include needs assessment, adult learning principles, learning objectives, instructional strategies, assessment, implementation and evaluation. Learners will develop a course using media and open educational resources while observing copyright and plagiarism guidelines.

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Lana Penny
Date Added:
02/12/2013
Knitting in Schools
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The series of knitting lessons that follow can be adapted for students from about third or fourth grade all the way through high school, and will fully engage students of widely varying abilities.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Cat Bordhi
Date Added:
06/19/2012
LSAT solutions
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Annotated solutions to LSAT sections from 10 More Actual, Official LSAT Prep Tests. Covers analytical reasoning (logic games) sections and reading comprehension sections.

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Arts and Humanities
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
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Individual Authors
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
James Campbell Martin
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Logic for Computer Science: Foundations of Automatic Theorem Proving
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This book is intended as an introduction to mathematical logic, with an emphasis on proof theory and procedures for constructing formal proofs of formulae algorithmically. This book is designed primarily for computer scientists, and more generally, for mathematically inclined readers interested in the formalization of proofs, and the foundations of automatic theorem-proving. The book is self contained, and the level corresponds to senior undergraduates and first year graduate students. However, there is enough material for at least a two semester course, and some Chapters (Chapters 6,7,9,10) contain material which could form the basis of seminars. It would be helpful, but not indispensable, if the reader has had an undergraduate-level course in set theory and/or modern algebra.

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Computer Science
Material Type:
Textbook
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Individual Authors
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Jean Gallier
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Niki de Saint Phalle - "Heart Project with Mosaic"
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Students create a mixed-media work of art using drawing materials and mosaics inspired by artist Niki de Saint Phalle. The content of the work will focus on self-expression. Concepts will include positive/negative space, contrast, and self-expression.

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Arts and Humanities
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Leah Padow
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Our Rights Of The Child Scrapbook
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Respecting a child's race, colour, gender, religion, political view, nationality, origin of birth. What does this have to do with the students in my classroom or children all over the world? Ethics and social responsibility in the classroom are invited in this unit of study.Have your students ever thought about looking at an idea through different lenses? What about thinking about one item in different ways? Through the thinking, writing, speaking exercises the students will examine the Declaration of the Rights of The Child and will create a scrapbook weaving multiple genres.

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Arts and Humanities
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
03/07/2012
Paper-prototype socially responsive games with verbs
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This is the recipe for workshop, where participants hack the rules of existing videogames in response to topical issues, and prototype new games that are vessels of alternative values and messages.

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Arts and Humanities
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Individual Authors
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Matteo Menapace
Paolo Pedercini
Una Lee
Date Added:
11/27/2012
Photosynthesis
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A learning module on photosynthesis enhanced with colorful graphics, questions for review, and additional links.

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Life Science
Biology
Botany
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Individual Authors
NSDL Staff
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Individual Authors
NSDL Science Refreshers
Author:
M. J. Farabee
Date Added:
11/06/2007
Quantum Microeconomics
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The "quantum" of economics is the optimizing individual. All of economics ultimately boils down to the behavior of such individuals. Microeconomics studies their basic actions and interactions: individual markets, supply and demand, the impact of taxes, monopoly, etc. Macroeconomics then lumps together these individual markets to study national and international issues. In structure this book—which covers only microeconomics—is not unlike a hiking trip. We start out by putting our boots on and getting our gear together: in Part I we study the optimizing individual. Then we set out on our path and immediately find ourselves hacking through some pretty thick jungle: even simple interactions between just two people (Part II) can be very complicated! As we add even more people (in studying auctions, for example), things get even more complicated, and the jungle gets even thicker. Then a miracle occurs: we add even more people, and a complex situation suddenly becomes simple. After hacking through thick jungle, we find ourselves in a beautiful clearing: competitive markets (Part III) are remarkably easy to analyze and understand.

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Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Individual Authors
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Yoram Bauman
Date Added:
02/16/2011