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Physics Course 2: Laboratory
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This laboratory course accompanies UCT PHY2014F and PHY2015S, focusing on introducting computational ...

This laboratory course accompanies UCT PHY2014F and PHY2015S, focusing on introducting computational methods in support of the Classical and Quantum Mechanics lectures. UCT PHYLAB2

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Physics
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Lecture Notes
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University of Cape Town
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Author:
Roger Fearick
Stealing Empire: P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion
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Stealing Empire poses the question What possibilities for agency exist in the ...

Stealing Empire poses the question What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation Using the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a point of entry Adam Haupt delves into varied terrain to locate answers in this groundbreaking inquiry He explores arguments about copyright via peertopeer P2P platforms such as Napster free speech struggles debates about access to information and open content licenses and develops a politically incisive analysis of counter discourses produced by South African hip-hop artists From empire stealing through their commodification of countercultures to the stealing empire activities of filesharers culture jammers and hiphop activists this book tells the story of people defining themselves as active creative agents in a consumerist society

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Arts and Humanities
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University of Cape Town
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Adam Haupt
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007
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Word 2007 is a word processor designed by Microsoft. This manual will ...

Word 2007 is a word processor designed by Microsoft. This manual will get you started using the program and covers: Navigating documents and files; Formatting documents; Creating tables; Using graphics; Printing.

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Textbook
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Desiree McKie
Jane Nash
Advanced Microsoft Word 2007 for Thesis Writing
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Word 2007 is a word processor designed by Microsoft This manual will ...

Word 2007 is a word processor designed by Microsoft This manual will show you some more advanced features of the program and is aimed at students preparing to write their thesis. The manual covers: Outlining; Using styles; Creating a table of contents; Defining document sections; Effective use of graphics.

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University of Cape Town
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Author:
Desiree McKie
Jane Nash
South African Child Gauge 2007/2008
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The South African Child Gauge is a special book about children in ...

The South African Child Gauge is a special book about children in South Africa. It is put together every year by the Children's Institute at the University of Cape Town and helps people understand what needs to be done to improve the lives of all children in South Africa. The book is divided into three parts: Children and Law Reform, Children and Social Services, Part Three: Children Count - The Numbers.

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University of Cape Town
Author:
Dutschke, M.
Jamieson, L.
Monson, J.
Proudlock, P.
Smith, C. (Eds.)
South African Child Gauge 2008/2009
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The South African Child Gauge, published yearly by the Children's Institute at ...

The South African Child Gauge, published yearly by the Children's Institute at the University of Cape Town, has three parts: Children and Law Reform, Meaningful Access to Basic Education, and Children Count-The Numbers. Children and Law Reform discusses recent legislative developments affecting children, including commentary on the Child Justice Act, the Criminal Law Sentencing Amendment Act, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, policy developments in education, the Regulations to the Children's Act as amended, the Social Service Professions Bil,l and Regulations to the Social Assistance Act. Meaningful Access to Basic Education presents a series of nine essays that examine children's right to education and what is required to ensure meaningful access to basic education in South Africa. Essays focus on the right to education, meaningful access, budgetary frameworks, and school fee waivers, children who are out of school, the relationship between poverty and exclusion partnerships between schools and communities, and what is required to build a strong foundation in numeracy and literacy. Children Count-The Numbers updates a set of key indicators on childrens socio-economic rights and comments on the extent to which these rights have been realised. The indicators track the demographics of child care arrangements and their access to social assistance, education, healthcare services, housing, water, sanitation and electricity.

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University of Cape Town
Author:
Lake, L.
Pendlebury, S.
Smith, C. (Eds.)
South African Child Gauge 2009/2010
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The South African Child Gauge is produced annually by the Children Institute ...

The South African Child Gauge is produced annually by the Children Institute University of Cape Town to monitor government and civil society progress towards realising the rights of children This issue focuses on child health. The South African Child Gauge is divided into three parts: PART ONE Children and law reform. Part one discusses recent legislative developments affecting child health In this issue there is commentary on the Children's Act the Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Act provincial health legislation Tobacco Products Control Amendment Acts regulations to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and new regulations to the Social Assistance Act. PART TWO: Healthy children From survival to optimal development. Part two presents a series of 12 essays Essays one and two set the scene by examining children's rights to health and the status of child health in South Africa Then come three essays that look at key health challenges and how to address them HIV and TB malnutrition mental health and risk behaviour These are followed by four essays that examine how to strengthen the health care system's response to childhood illness and injury This includes defining a package of basic health care services managing resources and building capacity providing child and family-friendly services and strengthening community based programmes The next essay shows how the roots of childhood illness and injury often lie outside the health care system and calls for concerted action to address the social determinants of health Two further essays point the way forward In the first the Minister of Health describes his vision for child health in South Africa The second draws on the findings presented in the earlier essays to outline recommendations for a system and a society that support child health PART THREE Children Count the numbers Part three updates a set of key indicators on children's socioeconomic rights and provides commentary on the extent to which these rights have been realised The indicators are a special subset selected from the website www.childrencount.ci.org.za

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University of Cape Town
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Author:
Kibel M
Lake L
Pendlebury P
Smith C (eds)
South African Child Gauge 2010/2011
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The South African Child Gauge is a special book about children in ...

The South African Child Gauge is a special book about children in South Africa. It is put together every year by the Childrens' Institute at the University of Cape Town and helps people understand what needs to be done to improve the lives of all children in South Africa. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 looks at laws and policies that affect children, Part 2 takes a closer look at a particular topic such as health or education, Part 3 looks at numbers on children's access to schools, clinics, social grants, and other services. The sixth issue of South African Child Gauge looks at childrens' right to participate and to have a say in decisions that affect them.

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Reading
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University of Cape Town
Author:
Bray, R.
Jamieson, L.
Lake, L.
Pendlebury, S.
Smith, C. (Eds.)
Viviers, A.
Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health (DOH) - Module 3
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This is the third module of a total of 8 modules for ...

This is the third module of a total of 8 modules for a two year part-time flexible distance learning course aimed primarily at medical doctors currently practising occupational health. It includes a residential block release component which consists of between 3 or 4 weeks over the two year cycle for practicum. While the course is aimed primarily at medical doctors currently practicing occupational health, it is also suited to selected graduates with appropriate University qualifications in relevant health sciences, as long as these individuals are currently practicing professionally in an occupational health setting. There are 8 modules and the two included here cover Occupational Hygiene and Epidemiology, and Biostatistics. Each module has a theme around which the inputs are organised. Teaching inputs are intended to be nondidactic and to allow student participation wherever possible. Candidates are expected to undertake substantial homework preparation and activities, as well as sel fdirected learning. They will be expected to read widely and intensively around topics and to provide teaching inputs themselves, either directly or by way of specially structured interactive debates and roleplay simulations. The content of these activities will include critical appra, toxicological, and occupational clinical assignments. Module 3 deals with basic occupational medicine and toxicology, Module 4 covers intermediate occupational medicine and toxicology, and Module 5 is advanced occupational medicine and toxicology.

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Full Course
Unit of Study
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University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
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Author:
Prof Jonny Myers
Prof Mohamed Jeebhay
Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright
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The emergence of the Internet and the digital world has changed the ...

The emergence of the Internet and the digital world has changed the way people access produce and share information and knowledge Yet people in Africa face challenges in accessing scholarly publications journals and learning materials in general At the heart of these challenges and solutions to them is copyright the branch of intellectual property rights that covers written and related works This book gives the reader an understanding of the legal and practical issues posed by copyright for access to learning materials in Africa and identifies the relevant lesson best policies and best practices that would broaden and deepen this access This book is based on the work of the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge ACA2K research network launched in late 2007 as a network of researchers committed to probing the relationship between copyright and learning materials access in eight African countries Egypt Ghana Kenya Morocco Mozambique Senegal South Africa and Uganda

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Law
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Armstrong
de Beer
Kawooya
Prabhala
Schonwetter
"Because the Country Says They Have to Change"
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The shift from apartheid to a constitutional democracy in South Africa brought ...

The shift from apartheid to a constitutional democracy in South Africa brought with it a plethora of questions concerning ideas of nationhood, citizenship, and organisational transformation. Integrally caught up in the revolution, the South African Police Service (SAPS) faces transformative challenges on scales far larger than most other organisations in the country. From being the strong arm of the oppressive elite, it has had to restructure and rearticulate its function, while simultaneously attempting to maintain law and order. Like many other corporations and organisations, the SAPS has engaged in interventions aimed at aiding the fluidity of this process. This report is an analysis of one such intervention. It attempts to ascertain the extent to which members are changing as a result of particular diversity workshops conducted in a region of the Western Cape. The analysis focuses on members at one particular station.

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University of Cape Town
Author:
Andrew
Faull
Biological Monitoring of Workers Exposed to Pesticides: Guidelines for Application in Field Settings
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This guideline was produced for those persons responsible for the maintenance of ...

This guideline was produced for those persons responsible for the maintenance of health and safety measures at agricultural workplaces handling potentially hazardous organophosphate and carbarnate chemicals. It is primarily aimed at professional nursing and other medical staff charged with monitoring workers for pesticide exposure, but will be useful to all personnel involved in workplace health and safety monitoring for pesticide exposure. The guidelines concentrate on monitoring for organophosphate and carabarnate insecticides because the technology is reasonably readily available and the methodology well described. These chemicals are widely used and are the most common cause of acute poisoning by pesticides. The guidelines have also been written bearing in mind the Hazardous Chemical Regulation 556 of 25 August 1995, in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that includes agricultural workplaces, in addition to industry.

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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Professor Leslie London
Black Adam: End of the White Guy?
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This website features video material that can be used by educators and ...

This website features video material that can be used by educators and facilitators to generate discussion of whiteness in Post-Apartheid South Africa and the postcolonial world, in general.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Dominic Wilhelm
Haley McEwen
Melissa Steyn
Chemical Industries Resource Pack
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The Chemical Industries resource pack is a set of curriculum-aligned resources for ...

The Chemical Industries resource pack is a set of curriculum-aligned resources for physical science teachers. It covers the petrochemical, fertiliser, chloralkali, and battery industries, and their links to electrochemistry, chemical equilibrium, and other sections in the science syllabus. The pack contains animations, practical videos, quizzes, worksheets and answers, posters, and a detailed periodic table.

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Chemistry
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University of Cape Town
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UCT Chemical Engineering Schools Project
Classical & Quantum Mechanics (Mainstream Physics)
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This is the second-year second semester mainstream physics course and is also ...

This is the second-year second semester mainstream physics course and is also suitable for mathematicians, astronomers, chemists and computer scientists. CLASSICAL MECHANICS: Review of NewtonŐs laws, constraints, dŐAelmbert principle, Lagrangian formulation of mechanics, conservation laws, applications, central forces, planetary motion, small oscillations, normal co-ordinates. QUANTUM MECHANICS: The basic assumptions of quantum mechanics, solutions of Schrodinger's equation, properties of wave functions and operators, one-dimensional applications, angular momentum in quantum mechanics, three-dimensional applications, the hydrogen atom, approximate methods. UCT PHY2015S

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Lecture Notes
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University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Indresan Govender
Roger Fearick
Cleaner Energy Cooler Climate: Developing Sustainable Energy Solutions for South Africa
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For South Africa, finding a policy approach that balances the increasing demand ...

For South Africa, finding a policy approach that balances the increasing demand for energy with the need for sustainability, equity, and climate change mitigation is a particular challenge. Through energy modelling indicators of sustainable development and policy analysis, Harald Winkler builds a rich and detailed case study illustrating how a development-focused approach to energy and climate policy might work in South Africa. Moreover, with recent recordsetting global crude oil prices, he points out that making energy supply and use more sustainable is a central challenge in South Africa's future development path. An energy researcher, IPCC author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a member of the South African delegation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Winkler offers a nuanced examination of where the synergies and tradeoffs lie, and makes clear the imperative of considering long-term implications when meeting short-term needs.

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Case Study
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University of Cape Town
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Author:
Professor Harald Winkler
Climate change and health in the SADC Region
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The draft review examines the link between climate change and health with ...

The draft review examines the link between climate change and health with special reference to the Southern African region SADC countries It attempts to set the scene for determining pertinent research priorities in the region to contribute to knowledge on the one hand and for identification implementation and evaluation of adaptation interventions that are likely to be appropriate and effective in the region This review has been conducted by Strategic Evaluation Advisory and Development Consulting SEAD a health consultancy together with the COEHR and is part of the Regional Climate Change Programme RCPP led by One World Sustainable Investments

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Reading
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
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A
Chapman
Galloway
J
M
Manyike
Myers
P
T
Tucker
Young