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From Algorithms to Z-Scores: Probabilistic and Statistical Modeling in Computer Science
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The materials here form a textbook for a course in mathematical probability and statistics for computer science students. Computer science examples are used throughout, in areas such as: computer networks; data and text mining; computer security; remote sensing; computer performance evaluation; software engineering; data management; etc.

Subject:
Computer Science
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
U.C. Davis
Author:
Norm Matloff
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Lectures on Differential Equations
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The notes give an elementary introduction to differential equations. The emphasis is on oscillatory systems with applications to mechanics.

Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
U.C. Davis
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Craig A. Tracy
Date Added:
11/29/2011
The Roots of Energy Efficiency: A Brave New Source - Physicists Discover Energy Efficiency
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A convergence of factors contributed to a stable per capita energy demand over the past 30 years in California, as compared to dramatic increases nationwide. What does the future hold? (55 minutes)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Davis
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
12/23/2012
The Roots of Energy Efficiency: Affecting End User Behavior to Achieve Efficiency
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Examine how consumer behavior is changing in response to new products and services enabled by smart technologies and what additional measures are needed to facilitate consumer acceptance and response, to engage businesses and drive the necessary commercial transactions for widespread acceptance of smart energy technology. (59 minutes)

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Davis
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
03/12/2012
The Roots of Energy Efficiency: History of the Compact Fluorescent Light -  The WorldŐs Poster Child for Energy Efficiency
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Michael Siminovitch, Director of the California Lighting Technology Center, presents the interesting history of the compact fluorescent light. The discussion that follows includes Tim Tutt of the California Energy Commission and Michael Neils, of M. Neils Engineering. (83 minutes)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Davis
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
03/12/2012
The Roots of Energy Efficiency: How California Created Energy Efficiency Policy for Itself and the World
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In 1974, the California Legislature adopted the Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act. That ambitious statute created the California Energy Commission and, in the process, fundamentally re-ordered this stateŐs paradigm for developing energy policy. (76 minutes)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Davis
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
12/16/2012
The Roots of Energy Efficiency: How Utilities Learned to Profit from Selling Less of Their Products
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Thirty years ago California's per capita energy use flat-lined. Can we dramatically reduce our energy consumption to address climate change? Will economic factors propel or destroy our momentum? And, will the nation and the world follow California's lead? (74 minutes)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Davis
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
12/30/2012
The Roots of Energy Efficiency: If SUVs Were as Efficient as Refrigerators, America Would be Exporting Oil
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David Goldstein of the Natural Resources Defense Council takes a look at the energy use of new appliances like refrigerators compared to the continued energy inefficiency of SUVs. Goldstein is a MacArthur fellow and the author of Saving Energy Growing Jobs. The discussion includes David Greene of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (56 minutes)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Davis
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
03/12/2012
The Roots of Energy Efficiency: Smart Energy and the State of Energy Efficiency
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Are smart meters and smart appliances at the consumer level and smart installations at the commercial level making an impact on statewide consumption? Learn what the rollout of smart energy infrastructure in California is showing us and the vision for leveraging these investments to achieve deep energy savings. (56 minutes)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Davis
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
03/12/2012
The Roots of Energy Efficiency: The Convergence of Smart Energy Technology and Policy
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Will smart energy technology enable the state to meet its policy goals for reducing electricity use, peak load, carbon emissions and consumer energy costs? Discover what technical advances and policy decisions must be made to truly capitalize on the energy savings that smart infrastructure can deliver. (57 minutes)

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Davis
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
03/12/2012
The Roots of Energy Efficiency: Windows as Oil Wells
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Stephen Selkowitz of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory leads a group of architects, engineers and scientists who are studying all aspects of the thermal and daylighting performance of glazing materials and window systems. Learn how these windows may be incorporated into the energy efficiencies of buildings. John Mahoney of Chevron Energy Solutions contributes to the discussion. (79 minutes)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Davis
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
03/12/2012
Theoretical Chemistry
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The advent of computers has revolutionized the approach toward understanding chemistry at a fundamental level far beyond what is capable with traditional pen and paper. Advanced Theoretical chemistry spans a wide range of theoretical and computational methods applied to chemical and biological systems including the development and application of quantum chemical and molecular mechanics simulation methods to diverse topics such as dynamic processes involved in the formation of nanomaterials; structures, dynamics and transport of ions through biological membranes; basic processes of electron-driven chemistry; biological electron and proton transfer processes; bonding and electronic structures of unusual inorganic and organic molecules; mechanisms of organic and organometallic reactions; and rational drug design.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
U.C. Davis
Provider Set:
ChemWiki
Date Added:
05/12/2016
Virtual DNA Fingerprinting Laboratory
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This is an open licensed game where students are placed in a virtual laboratory where they must utilize molecular biology techniques to solve a forensic mystery. Over the course of seven episodes, students collect evidence, extract DNA, perform a southern blot, use PCR, and finally solve the crime. Usage of the software is free and educators are welcome to install the disks on multiple machines.

Subject:
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Game
Simulation
Provider:
U.C. Davis
Author:
Partnership for Biotechnology and Genomics Education
Date Added:
06/13/2012
Virtual Plant Biotechnology and Genomics Laboratory
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Virtual Plant Biotechnology and Genomics Laboratory immerses students in five different scenarios. In each case, students research and isolate a gene of interest, transform a virtual plant, and explore the controversial issues surrounding transgenic crops. In addition to gaining familiarity with equipment and techniques in the virtual lab, students are provided with topical readings, and background information. Use the Downloads "Currently Available Software" to download the games.

Subject:
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Game
Simulation
Provider:
U.C. Davis
Author:
Partnership for Biotechnology and Genomics Education
Date Added:
06/13/2012
World Economic History – Pre-History to Industrial Revolution
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This course detials the nature and development of economies from pre-history to the Industrial Revolution. It explains how this was dramatically different from modern economies. Finally it considers what caused the Industrial Revolution, why it was in Europe, and why it was delayed till 1800.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
U.C. Davis
Author:
Gregory Clark
Date Added:
12/31/2012