Learn about biomedical engineering from top names in the field and how to plot your own educational and career path. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/so-you-want-become-biomedical-engineer-ieeex-biomed01x#! ABOUT THIS COURSE Want to become a biomedical engineer but not sure where to focus or how to get there? This engineering course will give you an overview of this wildly popular and vast field, as you learn about more than two dozen areas of focus and get a peek at some of the cool and exciting advances going on at top institutions. Along the way, you’ll meet more than three dozen biomedical engineers—from top names in the field to those just starting their careers. Through exercises, you’ll get to think like a BME and experience the various areas to see which fits your interests and talents. Finally, once you have a better sense of where you’d like to focus, our educational and career advice will help show you how to get there. While targeted to students exploring a career in biomedical engineering, anyone curious about this fascinating field will find something of interest: from the thinking processes of pilots and baseball batters to an inside view of a beating heart to developments in bionics, exoskeletons, and nanotechnology. Join us on a journey through the world of biomedical engineering. Verified students are eligible to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs), valid toward continuing education requirements for many professional certifications. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN The breadth of the field of biomedical engineering Advances going on in each of the areas of focus How to select an area and degree program How other biomedical engineers got where they are How to chart your own career
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Gain new skills, advance your career, or learn for fun. Learn computer programming, data science, business and management, engineering, language, history, and more with 2000 courses from 140 institutions including Harvard, MIT, Microsoft, Berkeley, and more. Find your online course and join for free at https://www.edx.org.
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Learn fundamental principles of architecture — as an academic subject or a professional career — from a study of history’s important buildings. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/architectural-imagination-harvardx-gsd1x#! ABOUT THIS COURSE Architecture engages a culture’s deepest social values and expresses them in material, aesthetic form. In this course, you will learn how to “read” architecture as a cultural expression as well as a technical achievement. Vivid analyses of exemplary buildings from a wide range of historical contexts, coupled with hands-on exercises in drawing and modeling, bring you close to the work of an actual architect or historian. Architecture is one of the most complexly negotiated and globally recognized cultural practices, both as an academic subject and a professional career. Its production involves all of the technical, aesthetic, political, and economic issues at play within a given society. Over the course of ten modules, we’ll examine some of history’s most important examples that show how architecture engages, mediates, and expresses a culture’s complex aspirations. The first part of the course introduces the idea of the architectural imagination as a faculty that mediates sensuous experience and conceptual understanding. Two examples of the architectural imagination—perspective drawing and architectural typology—are explored through video presentations and hands-on exercises. You will be introduced to some of the challenges involved in writing architectural history, revealing that architecture does not always have a straightforward relationship to its own history. In the second set of modules, we address technology as a component of architecture’s realization and understanding. Architecture is embedded in contexts where technologies and materials of construction—glass and steel, reinforced concrete—are crucial agents of change. But a society’s technology does not determine its architectural forms. You will discover ways that innovative technology can enable and promote new aesthetic experiences, or disrupt age-old traditions. You will witness architecture’s ways of converting brute technical means into meaningful perceptions and textures of daily life. The interactions of architecture and modern technologies changed not only what could be built, but also what kinds of constructions could even be thought of as architecture. The final set of modules confronts architecture’s complex relationship to its social and historical contexts and its audiences, achievements, and aspirations. As a professional practice deeply embedded in society, architecture has social obligations and the aesthetic power to negotiate social change; to carry collective memories; even to express society’s utopian ideals. You will learn about what we call architecture’s power of representation, and see how architecture has a particular capacity to produce collective meaning and memories. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN How to read, analyze, and understand different forms of architectural representation Social and historical contexts behind major works of architecture Basic principles to produce your own architectural drawings and models Pertinent content for academic study or a professional career as an architect
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Learn how to create profound innovation in a time of disruptive change by leading from the emerging future. Enroll at: https://www.edx.org/course/u-lab-transforming-business-society-self-mitx-15-s23x This highly experiential course is based on Theory U, a framework, method, and way of connecting to the more authentic aspects of our self. It introduces the variable of consciousness into management and the social sciences, and proposes that the quality of the results that we create in any kind of social system is a function of the quality of awareness, attention or consciousness that the participants in the system operate from. This approach to leading change is practiced by business, government, and civil society leaders around the world – many of whom you will meet during this course. During these six weeks, we will look at today’s environmental, social, and spiritual-cultural challenges and explore why it is that our societies collectively create results that, individually, nobody wants. We will introduce you to frameworks that enable you to identify the deeper structures and paradigms of thought that give rise to these issues. And we will invite you into a learning environment that is more personal, practical, relational, mindful, collective, and transformative than what you may have experienced in other online courses. Each week, you will: Engage in self-reflection (personal) Go out into the world and apply a specific tool (practical) Meet in a coaching circle with four fellow u.lab participants (relational) Be introduced to a mindfulness practice Join three live streamed classes in which all participants come together to learn in real time (collective) Engage in transformative practices that allow you to connect to your highest future potential Throughout the journey of the lab you will have ample opportunity to deepen your self-knowledge, develop new skills, form new relationships, and prototype the future that you want to create.
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Take this course for free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/les-fondements-de-la-strategie-louvainx-louv10x ↓ More info below. ↓ Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edX Follow on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/edxonline Follow on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/edxonline About this course Quel est le secret d’une entreprise qui réussit mieux qu’une autre ? Comment faire les bons choix stratégiques ? Ce cours proposera des réponses à ces questions au travers de nombreuses études de cas. Il vous fournira des outils et méthodes d’analyse indispensables pour comprendre les atouts ainsi que l’environnement concurrentiel des entreprises. Il s’agit d’une approche originale qui s’adresse à chacun, qu’il soit directeur, cadre, entrepreneur, étudiant ou tout simplement désireux de savoir comment prendre des décisions réfléchies et cohérentes tout en poursuivant un objectif à long terme. Ce cours est construit comme un voyage en 6 escales au pays « stratégie ». Tout comme le stratège, le voyageur doit décider, prévoir et planifier son itinéraire en demeurant flexible. Il doit tenir un cap et connaître sa destination, car comme le disait Sénèque : « il n’est pas de vent favorable à qui ne connaît pas son port ». Why does one company succeed over another? How do you make the right strategic choices while developing your business? This course will provide you with the tools and methods of analysis needed to answer these important questions. Through numerous case studies, you will come to understand both the assets of companies and their competitive environment. This is an original approach, applicable to everyone from students to business executives, but also anyone curious about how to make informed decisions while pursuing well-defined, long-term goals. The course takes a multi-faceted approach. As a strategist, you must decide, predict and plan your route while remaining flexible and open to change. You must stay the course and know your destination because, as the philosopher Seneca once said, “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.”
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Learn the theory and practice of controller design by building and then position-stabilizing a propeller-levitated arm. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-control-system-design-first-mitx-6-302-0x#! ABOUT THIS COURSE Have you wondered about the design strategies behind temperature controllers, quad-copters, or self-balancing scooters? Are you interested in robotics, and have heard of, or tried, “line-following" or “PID control” and want to understand more? Feedback control is a remarkably pervasive engineering principle. Feedback control uses sensor data (e.g. brightness, temperature, or velocity) to adjust or correct actuation (e.g. steering angle, motor acceleration, or heater output), and you use it all the time, like when you steer a bicycle, catch a ball, or stand upright. But even though applications of feedback are very common, the subject is an uncommonly compelling example of mathematical theory guiding practical design. In this engineering course we will introduce you to the theory and practice of feedback control and provide a glimpse into this rich and beautiful subject. Each week we will begin with a mathematical description of a fundamental feedback concept, combined with on-line exercises to test your understanding, and will finish with you designing, implementing, measuring, and analyzing a hardware system, that you build, for controlling a propeller-levitated-arm feedback system. You will not need a background in calculus or software engineering to succeed in this class but you should be familiar with algebra and mechanical forces, have some exposure to complex numbers, and be comfortable with modifying mathematical formulas in short computer programs. This is a lab course, and in order to complete the weekly assignments, you will need to purchase/acquire a list of parts. To make sure you receive your parts before the class begins, you should register promptly, so that you can access the lists of parts and international vendors. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - How to set up a control system and understand and optimize its performance (the Arduino-controlled propeller-levitated arm) - Modeling Feedback Control systems Using Difference Equations - What unstable systems are like, practically and mathematically - How to measure control system performance - How proportional, delta (aka derivative) and summation (aka integral) feedback reduce tracking errors and increase disturbance rejection
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Learning From Data Introductory Machine Learning course covering theory, algorithms and applications. Our focus is on real understanding, not just "knowing." Register for Learning From Data from Caltech at https://www.edx.org/course/caltechx/caltechx-cs1156x-learning-data-2516. About this Course This is an introductory course in machine learning (ML) that covers the basic theory, algorithms, and applications. ML is a key technology in Big Data, and in many financial, medical, commercial, and scientific applications. It enables computational systems to automatically learn how to perform a desired task based on information extracted from the data. ML has become one of the hottest fields of study today, taken up by undergraduate and graduate students from 15 different majors at Caltech. This course balances theory and practice, and covers the mathematical as well as the heuristic aspects. The lectures follow each other in a story-like fashion: What is learning? Can a machine learn? How to do it? How to do it well? Take-home lessons. The topics in the story line are covered by 18 lectures of about 60 minutes each plus Q&A. Lecture 1: The Learning Problem Lecture 2: Is Learning Feasible? Lecture 3: The Linear Model I Lecture 4: Error and Noise Lecture 5: Training versus Testing Lecture 6: Theory of Generalization Lecture 7: The VC Dimension Lecture 8: Bias-Variance Tradeoff Lecture 9: The Linear Model II Lecture 10: Neural Networks Lecture 11: Overfitting Lecture 12: Regularization Lecture 13: Validation Lecture 14: Support Vector Machines Lecture 15: Kernel Methods Lecture 16: Radial Basis Functions Lecture 17: Three Learning Principles Lecture 18: Epilogue
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The Science of Happiness The first MOOC to teach positive psychology. Learn science-based principles and practices for a happy, meaningful life. Register for The Science of Happiness from UC Berkeley at https://www.edx.org/courses. About this Course We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those ideas are based on science. That's where this course comes in. "The Science of Happiness" is the first MOOC to teach the ground-breaking science of positive psychology, which explores the roots of a happy and meaningful life. Students will engage with some of the most provocative and practical lessons from this science, discovering how cutting-edge research can be applied to their own lives. Created by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, the course will zero in on a fundamental finding from positive psychology: that happiness is inextricably linked to having strong social connections and contributing to something bigger than yourself—the greater good. Students will learn about the cross-disciplinary research supporting this view, spanning the fields of psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and beyond. What's more, "The Science of Happiness" will offer students practical strategies for nurturing their own happiness. Research suggests that up to 40 percent of happiness depends on our habits and activities. So each week, students will learn a new research-tested practice that fosters social and emotional well-being—and the course will help them track their progress along the way. The course's co-instructors, Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas, are not only leading authorities on positive psychology but also gifted teachers skilled at making science feel fun and personal. They'll be joined by world-renowned experts discussing themes like empathy, mindfulness, and gratitude—experts including Rick Hanson, Barbara Fredrickson, Paul Ekman, Sonja Lyubomirsky, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. Health professionals who register can earn continuing education units for their participation.
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Take Mastering Quantum Mechanics for free on edX: www.edx.org/course/mastering-quantum-mechanics-mitx-8-05x ↓ More info below. ↓ Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/edx Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/edxonline Follow on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/edxonline A course that develops the tools and the mathematical foundation needed to have a working knowledge of Quantum Mechanics. Register for Mastering Quantum Mechanics from MIT at https://www.edx.org/course/mastering-quantum-mechanics-mitx-8-05x About this Course The course offers a sophisticated view of quantum mechanics and its proper mathematical foundation. It will give you the tools needed to do research in quantum mechanics and to understand many current developments. 8.05 is the second semester of the three-course sequence on undergraduate quantum mechanics at MIT. 8.05 is a signature course in MIT's physics program and a keystone in the education of physics majors. The online course 8.05x will follow the on-campus version and will be equally rigorous. To master this material and to follow the course, you will likely need a time investment of ten to twelve hours a week. There will be weekly homework, one mid-term test, and a final exam. Topics covered Review of wave mechanics. Variational principle. Spin operators and general spin one-half states. Elements of linear algebra: complex vector spaces and linear operators. Hermitian operators and unitary operators. Dirac bra-ket notation. The uncertainty principle and compatible operators. Schrodinger equation as unitary time evolution. The Heisenberg picture of quantum mechanics. Coherent and squeezed states of the harmonic oscillator. Two-state systems. Nuclear magnetic resonance and the ammonia maser. Multiparticle states and tensor products. Entanglement and quantum teleportation. The Einstein, Podolsky, Rosen paradox and Bell inequalities. Identical particles: bosons and fermions. Angular momentum and central potentials. Representations of angular momentum. Hidden symmetries and degeneracies. Addition of angular momentum. Algebraic solution of the hydrogen atom. More on Prerequisites To follow this course you will need some basic familiarity with quantum mechanics. You must have seen the Schrodinger equation and studied its solutions for the square well potential, the harmonic oscillator, and the hydrogen atom. You may have learned this by self-study or by taking an introductory one-quarter or one-semester course on the subject. You must be proficient in calculus and have some knowledge of linear algebra.
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Take Circuits and Electronics free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/circuits-electronics-mitx-6-002x-0 ↓ More info below. ↓ Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/edx Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/edxonline Follow on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/edxonline Learn the fundamentals of electrical circuits and circuit analysis. The course introduces engineering in the context of the lumped circuit abstraction. Topics covered include: resistive elements and networks; independent and dependent sources; switches and MOS transistors; digital abstraction; amplifiers; energy storage elements; dynamics of first- and second-order networks; design in the time and frequency domains; and analog and digital circuits and applications. Design and lab exercises are also significant components of the course. Weekly coursework includes interactive video sequences, readings from the textbook, homework, online laboratories, and optional tutorials. The course will also have a midterm exam and a ﬁnal exam.
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Spaceflight is exciting, and you don’t have to be a “Rocket Scientist” to share in the excitement! 16.00x makes the basics of spaceflight accessible to everyone. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-aerospace-engineering-mitx-16-00x-0 ABOUT THIS COURSE Spaceflight is exciting, and you don’t have to be a “Rocket Scientist” to share in the excitement! 16.00x makes the basics of spaceflight accessible to everyone. Join MIT Professor Jeffrey Hoffman, a former NASA astronaut who made five spaceflights and was the first astronaut to log 1000 hours on the Space Shuttle, as he teaches you the core principles behind space travel and exploration. The course will cover how rockets work, how spacecraft move in orbit, how we create artificial environments inside spacecraft to keep astronauts alive and healthy, what it’s like living in a world without gravity, how the human body adapts to space, and how spacewalks happen, plus more. Many lessons will be illustrated with Professor Hoffman’s own experiences in space. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - The basic principles of how rockets work (rocket science) - How spacecraft move in orbit (orbital mechanics) - What is required to keep astronauts alive and healthy in space (environmental control and life support) - Basic concepts of safety and risk management - The effects of weightlessness on the human body - How to carry out a spacewalk
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An introduction to the fourth industrial revolution, it's major systems and technologies and how new products and services will impact business and society. Take this course for free on edx.org: https://www.edx.org/course/industry-4-0-how-revolutionize-business-hkpolyux-i4-0x
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¡Inscríbete hoy! http://bit.ly/1sMifvl La gestión para resultados en los gobiernos subnacionales de América Latina y el Caribe, su situación actual y sus principales desafíos Matricula ed Introducción a la Gestión para Resultados en el Desarrollo desde El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) a https://www.edx.org/course/idbx/idbx-idb1-0x-introduccion-la-gestion-1615 About this Course ¿Qué se entiende por gestión para resultados en el desarrollo? ¿Cuáles son los componentes del ciclo de gestión pública que aborda la gestión para resultados en el desarrollo? ¿Cuáles son los principales desafíos en América Latina y el Caribe para la implementación de la gestión para resultados en el desarrollo? ¿Cómo favorecer la implementación de la gestión para resultados en el desarrollo en América Latina y el Caribe? Este curso – el primero de una serie de cursos sobre este tema - da respuesta a las anteriores preguntas y, a modo de introducción, brinda el marco conceptual de la gestión para resultados en el desarrollo con énfasis en los gobiernos subnacionales. En los siguientes cursos de esta serie profundizaremos en cada uno de los componentes del ciclo de gestión pública. Los países de América Latina y el Caribe enfrentan considerables desafíos de la gestión pública, tales como el diseño de políticas públicas que tengan en consideración los puntos de vista de los diferentes actores; las demandas ciudadanas y los escasos recursos disponibles; la asignación de los recursos financieros; la calidad de los servicios públicos o el seguimiento y la evaluación de la gestión, entre otros. La gestión para resultados de desarrollo y su enfoque de gerencia contribuye al abordaje de estos desafíos mediante el tratamiento integral de las distintas etapas del ciclo de la gestión pública, el uso de la información para la toma de decisiones y el empleo de múltiples instrumentos y metodologías.
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Take this course for free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/supply-chain-logistics-fundamentals-mitx-ctl-sc1x-0 SC1x is an introduction to the fundamental concepts for logistics and supply chain management from both analytical and practical perspectives. Register for Supply Chain and Logistics Fundamentals from MIT at https://www.edx.org/course/mitx/mitx-ctl-sc1x-supply-chain-logistics-2006 About this Course Companies worldwide are leveraging supply chain management to create and maintain a strategic competitive advantage. This trend, in turn, is fueling a growing demand for supply chain professionals. This course is the first of three in the Supply Chain Management XSeries that is specifically designed to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting field. This first course, CTL.SC1x, provides the foundational skills for supply chain management and logistics. You will learn how to develop and apply analytic tools, approaches, and techniques used in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. We place a strong emphasis on the development and use of fundamental models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra- and inter-company logistics operations. The main topic areas we will focus on are: Demand Forecasting, Planning, and Management, Inventory Planning, Management, and Control, and Transportation Planning, Management, and Execution. While our main objective is to develop and use models to help us analyze these situations, we will make heavy use of examples from industry to provide illustrations of the concepts in practice. This is neither a purely theoretical nor a case study course, but rather an applied analytical course that addresses real problems found in practice. Enroll at https://www.edx.org/course/mitx/mitx-ctl-sc1x-supply-chain-logistics-2006
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Take this course for free on edX: http://bit.ly/2w36McD ↓ More info below. ↓ Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/edx Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/edxonline Follow on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/edxonline The Analytics Edge Through inspiring examples and stories, discover the power of data and use analytics to provide an edge to your career and your life. ABOUT THIS COURSE In the last decade, the amount of data available to organizations has reached unprecedented levels. Data is transforming business, social interactions, and the future of our society. In this course, you will learn how to use data and analytics to give an edge to your career and your life. We will examine real world examples of how analytics have been used to significantly improve a business or industry. These examples include Moneyball, eHarmony, the Framingham Heart Study, Twitter, IBM Watson, and Netflix. Through these examples and many more, we will teach you the following analytics methods: linear regression, logistic regression, trees, text analytics, clustering, visualization, and optimization. We will be using the statistical software R to build models and work with data. The contents of this course are essentially the same as those of the corresponding MIT class (The Analytics Edge). It is a challenging class, but it will enable you to apply analytics to real-world applications. Enroll in The Analytics Edge from MITx at https://www.edx.org/course/analytics-edge-mitx-15-071x-2
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Learn the technologies used to manufacture products we use every day, and the fundamental principles required to take processes to scale Take this course on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/fundamentals-manufacturing-processes-mitx-2-008x About this course Have you wondered how something was manufactured? Do you want to learn what it takes to turn your design into a finished product? This course introduces a wide range of manufacturing processes including machining, injection molding, and 3D printing; and explains the fundamental principles and practices of manufacturing at scale. For each process, 2.008x explains the underlying physical principles, provides several practical examples and demonstrations, and summarizes design for manufacturing principles. Lectures are also included on cost estimation, quality and variation, robotics, and sustainability. Together, this knowledge will enable you to plan a manufacturing process for a multi-part product, make quantitative estimates of cost and throughput, and recognize important constraints and tradeoffs. Whether you may be an engineer, entrepreneur, or from another field—by completing 2.008x you will gain the understanding needed to assess a wide variety of manufacturing techniques, identify potential improvements, and confidently pursue the scale-up of innovative products. What you'll learn Manufacturing processes in detail: machining, injection molding, casting, thermoforming, sheet metal forming, 3D printing, and more Overarching principles: rate, quality, cost, flexibility, sustainability How to apply design for manufacturing principles, plan a multi-step process, and envision an automated manufacturing system for complex products Emerging technologies including robotics, connected machines, and their implications on the future of manufacturing
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Justice Justice is an introduction to moral and political philosophy, including discussion of contemporary dilemmas and controversies. Register for Justice from HarvardX at http://edx.org/courses About this Course Justice is a critical analysis of classical and contemporary theories of justice, including discussion of present-day applications. Topics include affirmative action, income distribution, same-sex marriage, the role of markets, debates about rights (human rights and property rights), arguments for and against equality, dilemmas of loyalty in public and private life. The course invites students to subject their own views on these controversies to critical examination. The principal readings for the course are texts by Aristotle, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, and John Rawls. Other assigned readings include writings by contemporary philosophers, court cases, and articles about political controversies that raise philosophical questions. Closed Captioning is available in Chinese, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.
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Flight Vehicle Aerodynamics Discover the concepts, theories, models, and methods used in the aerodynamic analysis and design of modern aircraft. Register for Flight Vehicle Aerodynamics at http://edx.org/courses. ABOUT THIS COURSE This course covers the physics, concepts, theories, and models underlying the discipline of aerodynamics. A general theme is the technique of velocity field representation and modeling via source and vorticity fields, and via their sheet, filament, or point-singularity idealizations. The intent is to instill an intuitive feel for aerodynamic flowfield behavior, and to provide the basis of aerodynamic force analysis, drag decomposition, flow interference estimation, and many other important applications. A few computational methods are covered, primarily to give additional insight into flow behavior, and to identify the primary aerodynamic forces on maneuvering aircraft. A short overview of flight dynamics is also presented.
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Take your introductory knowledge of Python programming to the next level and learn how to use Python 3 for your research. Take this course free on edX: ABOUT THIS COURSE This course bridges the gap between introductory and advanced courses in Python. While there are many excellent introductory Python courses available, most typically do not go deep enough for you to apply your Python skills to research projects. In this course, after first reviewing the basics of Python 3, we learn about tools commonly used in research settings. Using a combination of a guided introduction and more independent in-depth exploration, you will get to practice your new Python skills with various case studies chosen for their scientific breadth and their coverage of different Python features. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - Python 3 programming basics (a review) - Python tools (e.g., NumPy and SciPy modules) for research applications - How to apply Python research tools in practical settings
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Contracts are a part of our everyday life, arising in collaboration, trust, promise and credit. How are contracts formed? What makes a contract enforceable? What happens when one party breaks a promise? Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/contract-law-trust-promise-contract-harvardx-hls2x-0 ABOUT THIS COURSE Learn about contracts from Harvard Law Professor Charles Fried, one of the world’s leading authorities on contract law. Contracts are promises that the law will enforce. But when will the law refuse to honor a promise? What happens when one party does not hold to their part of the deal? We are exposed to contracts in all areas of our life — agreeing to terms when downloading a new computer program, hiring a contractor to repair a leaking roof, and even ordering a meal at a restaurant. Knowing the principles of contracts is not just a skill needed by lawyers, it illuminates for everyone a crucial institution that we use all the time and generally take for granted. This contract law course, with new materials and updated case examples, is designed to introduce the range of issues that arise when entering and enforcing contracts. It will provide an introduction to what a contract is and also analyze the purpose and significance of contracts. Then, it will discuss the intent to create legal relations, legality and morality, and the distinction between gifts and bargains. The course also investigates common pitfalls: one-sided promises, mistake, fraud, and frustration. With the knowledge of what makes contracts and how they can go wrong, Professor Fried will discuss remedies and specific performance. Finally, Professor Fried will introduce how contracts can create rights for third parties. The course’s instructor, Charles Fried, has been teaching at Harvard Law School for more than 50 years and has written extensively on contracts. Not only is Professor Fried a leading authority on contract law, but he also utilizes a story-telling approach to explaining the topic, which creates a unique and interesting class experience. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - A theoretical background of contracts, trust, and promise - Contracts the government will stand behind and those it won’t - Illusory promises, offer and acceptance - The limitations of contract law - Writing and Interpretation of contracts - Key concepts including mistake, fraud, and frustration; remedies and specific performance; and third parties
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New from Stan Lee, Michael Uslan and the Smithsonian - take this course for free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/rise-superheroes-impact-pop-culture-smithsonianx-popx1-1x The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture EXCLUSIVE! When you complete a verified certificate in this course it will feature original artwork with both Stan Lee’s and Michael Uslan’s signature. About this Course Join the Smithsonian, and comic book industry legend Stan Lee, to explore the history of the comic book and the rise of superheroes. The ancient gods of Egyptian, Greek and Roman myths still exist, but today, they have superpowers, human foibles and secret identities. They come from comic books and graphic novels, and have taken over pop culture on the stage, screen, video games, and animation. From Superman® and Spiderman®, to The Avengers® and The Hulk® and beyond, who are these heroes? And, how have they evolved from folklore and myth, across all cultures and religions? Learn from Smithsonian and industry experts including: Stan Lee, who created the modern superhero template. His early comics featuring Spiderman, Iron Man®, The Hulk, Thor®, and The Avengers led Marvel to success. He continues to reinvent himself to create modern global superheroes and appear in cameos in superhero films and TV, such as Avengers: Age of Ultron. Michael Uslan, executive producer of top grossing, award winning movies, including The Dark Knight series, Lego® Movie, the animated Batman films and Batman® VS Superman. In this course, we explore the following questions: Why did superheroes first arise in 1938 and experience what we refer to as their “Golden Age” during World War II? Why did the superhero genre ebb and flow in popularity over the decades? How have comic books, published weekly since the mid-1930’s, mirrored a changing American society, reflecting our mores, slang, fads, biases and prejudices? Why was the comic book industry nearly shut down in the McCarthy Era of the 1950’s? How did our superheroes become super-villains in the eyes of the government, clergy, educators, and parents of the mid-20th Century? When and how did comic books become acceptable again, and eventually become valid teaching tools in universities and schools? When and how did comic book artwork become accepted as a true American art form as indigenous to this country as jazz? Finally, when and how did comic books become “cool” and the basis for blockbuster movies, hit TV series, top-selling video games, and acclaimed animation, while also impacting fashion and style- and even the moral and ethical codes of children- around the globe?
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Introduction to Probability - The Science of Uncertainty An introduction to probabilistic models, including random processes and the basic elements of statistical inference. Register for Introduction to Probability from MIT at http://edx.org/courses. About this Course The world is full of uncertainty: accidents, storms, unruly financial markets, noisy communications. The world is also full of data. Probabilistic modeling and the related field of statistical inference are the keys to analyzing data and making scientifically sound predictions. Probabilistic models use the language of mathematics. But instead of relying on the traditional "theorem - proof" format, we develop the material in an intuitive -- but still rigorous and mathematically precise -- manner. Furthermore, while the applications are multiple and evident, we emphasize the basic concepts and methodologies that are universally applicable. The course covers all of the basic probability concepts, including: - multiple discrete or continuous random variables, expectations, and conditional distributions - laws of large numbers - the main tools of Bayesian inference methods - an introduction to random processes (Poisson processes and Markov chains) The contents of this course are essentially the same as those of the corresponding MIT class (Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability) -- a course that has been offered and continuously refined over more than 50 years. It is a challenging class, but it will enable you to apply the tools of probability theory to real-world applications or your research. Course Staff: John Tsitsiklis John Tsitsiklis is a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He obtained his PhD from MIT and joined the faculty in 1984. His research focuses on the analysis and control of stochastic systems, including applications in various domains, from computer networks to finance. He has been teaching probability for over 15 years. Patrick Jaillet Patrick Jaillet is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Co-Director of the MIT Operations Research Center. He obtained his PhD in Operations Research at MIT. His research interests deal with optimization and decision making under uncertainty as applied to transportation and the internet economy. Professor Jaillet's teaching includes subjects such as algorithms, optimization, and probability.
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An introduction to the study of bioethics and the application of legal and ethical reasoning. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/bioethics-law-medicine-ethics-harvardx-hls4x#! ABOUT THIS COURSE Bioethics provides an overview of the legal, medical, and ethical questions around reproduction and human genetics and how to apply legal reasoning to these questions. This law course includes interviews with individuals who have used surrogacy and sperm donation, with medical professionals who are experts in current reproductive technologies like In Vitro Fertilization and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, and bioethicists and journalists who study the ownership and use of genetic information within human tissue. Additional Harvard colleagues will also share with you their thoughts on topics such as disability law as it relates to reproductive technology. While the law and ethics surrounding these technologies are a central component to this course, we also show you examples of the deeply personal and human side of these issues. Throughout the course, and with the help of law students, we will discuss leading legal cases in this field, which will illuminate the types of questions the law has struggled with – stretching and evolving over time. From the famous Baby M surrogacy case, to cases on the paternity of sperm donors, to a case related to the ownership of human tissue turned into a commercial product, and others. We will show you the ethical, legal, and rhetorical underpinnings, which have served as the basis for various court decisions over the past 20 or 30 years. We will also explore potential future technologies and their implications for society: genetic enhancements to increase our intelligence, let us live a hundred years longer, or make us immune to diseases – and the possibility of creating animal-human hybrids, for example a mouse with a humanized brain. The content within this course is intended to be instructive, and show how legal reasoning has been applied, or could be applied, to questions related to parenthood, reproduction, and other issues surrounding human genetic material. The material organized within this course should be considered an authoritative overview, but is not intended to serve as medical or legal advice. This course is designed for a diverse audience including, but not limited to, law students, prospective law students, medical professionals, as well as members of the general public interested in questions and topics related to surrogacy, parenthood, genetic and reproductive technology, ownership of genetic material, and more. You do not need any background in law, medicine, philosophy, or really any subject to enjoy this course. This course is meant to be an introduction for anyone interested in these topics. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - How the reproductive technology industry works, and issues raised related to buying and selling human reproductive materials - The law and ethics of surrogacy - Civil lawsuits when things go wrong with reproductive technology: wrongful birth and wrongful life lawsuits - The law and ethics of sperm donation and the legal status of sperm donors - Ethical and legal issues raised by human enhancement - The law and ethics of mixing human and animal genetic material - The ownership of human tissue and its underlying genetic information
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Enroll in this program on edX: https://prod-edx-mktg-edit.edx.org/microsoft-professional-program-data-0 Already considered to be one of the hottest jobs of 2016, the shortage of data scientists continues to grow. For qualified job seekers, this creates a tremendous opportunity. Understanding this, Microsoft has worked closely with leading universities and employers to develop a curriculum that will help prepare the next generation of data scientists. To begin down the path towards an exciting career in data science, our employer-endorsed curriculum gives graduates an advantage over other job seekers by pairing university-caliber hands on labs with highly rated online courses help you develop the skills that employers are asking for. In the following courses, you will apply proven data science methodologies and principles while learning to use a range of common data science technologies to explore, transform, model, and visualize data, and create the next generation of intelligent solution. You'll Learn To - Use Microsoft Excel to explore data - Use Transact-SQL to query a relational database - Create data models and visualize data using Excel or Power BI - Apply statistical methods to data - Use R or Python to explore and transform data - Follow a data science methodology - Create and validate machine learning models with Azure Machine Learning - Write R or Python code to build machine learning models - Apply data science techniques to common scenarios - Implement a machine learning solution for a given data problem
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Leaders of Learning Explore and understand your own theories of learning and leadership. Gain the tools to imagine and build the future of learning. About this Course All of us carry explicit or implicit theories of learning. They manifest themselves in the ways we learn, the ways we teach, and the ways we think about leadership and learning. In Leaders of Learning, you will identify and develop your personal theory of learning, and explore how it fits into the shifting landscape of learning. This isn't just about schools, it's about the broader and bigger world of learning. The education sector is undergoing great transformation, and in the coming decades will continue to change. How we learn, what we learn, where we learn, and why we learn — all these questions will be reexamined. In Leaders of Learning we will explore learning, leadership, organizational structure, and physical design. The only requirements for Leaders of Learning are: an interest in the evolving world of learning; a curiosity about leadership in this new world; a willingness to examine your own beliefs about learning; and an openness to sharing your thoughts with and responding to others
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Earn a MicroMasters credential from MIT’s #1 ranked Supply Chain Management Program to advance your career. Take this MicroMasters Program on edX: http://bit.ly/2cXV3nX Gain expertise in the growing field of Supply Chain Management through an innovative online program consisting of five courses and a final capstone exam. The MicroMasters in Supply Chain from MITx is an advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in Supply Chain Management. It represents the equivalent of 1 semester's worth of coursework at MIT. The MicroMasters Credential will showcase your understanding of supply chain analytics, design, technology, dynamics and end-to-end supply chain management. Build on the credential and take advantage of a great opportunity to be accepted into the #1 ranked supply chain management Masters Degree program for a fraction of the cost.
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Introduction to Public Speaking In this class, we will study the principles of public speaking, and critically examine our own and others' speeches through interactive practice. ABOUT THIS COURSE This course is being offered in an experimental format. Students are welcome to audit the course, and participate in all course activities. Certificates will not be issued. This course is designed to help you become a more effective and confident public speaker. We will demystify the process of writing, practicing, and performing a clear and engaging speech, work through the unique traits of oral versus written communication, and learn how to prepare speeches that are easier to deliver orally and understand aurally. One of the best ways to refine your own speech ability is through a close study of others' speeches. We will have a number of opportunities to examine and discuss sample speeches and speakers. Growing out of our analysis of speakers, we will discuss who you hold up as a model speaker and analyze what makes that speaker effective. We will critically examine our own speeches and the speeches of others. By becoming a student of public speaking, you join a long history of rhetorical study dating back to ancient Greece. By the end of this course, you should be able to: Design and deliver basic arguments clearly. Design and deliver informative presentations clearly. Design and deliver complex arguments persuasively. Speak confidently with appropriate rate, projection, movement, and vocal variety. Evaluate and critique speeches insightfully. This course is being offered in an experimental format. Students are welcome to audit the course, and participate in all course activities. Certificates will not be issued.
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Street-Fighting Math Teaches, as the antidote to rigor mortis, the art of educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving. Register for Street Fighting Math from MIT at http://www.edx.org/courses. About this Course Too much mathematical rigor teaches rigor mortis: the fear of making an unjustified leap even when it lands on a correct result. Instead of paralysis, have courage: Shoot first and ask questions later. Although unwise as public policy, it is a valuable problem-solving philosophy and the theme of this course: how to guess answers without a proof or an exact calculation, in order to develop insight. You will learn this skill by mastering six reasoning tools---dimensional analysis, easy cases, lumping, pictorial reasoning, taking out the big part, and analogy. The applications will include mental calculation, estimating population growth rates, understanding drag without differential equations, singing musical intervals to estimate logarithms, approximating integrals, summing infinite series, and turning differential equations into algebra. Your learning will be supported by regular readings that you discuss with other students, by short tablet videos, by quick problems to help you check your understanding, by weekly homework problems, review and and a final exam. You will work hard, and, by the end of the course, have learned a rough-and-ready approach to using mathematics to understand the world. All required readings are available within the courseware, courtesy of The MIT Press. A print version of the course textbook, Street-Fighting Math, is also available for purchase. The MIT Press is offering enrolled students a special 30% discount on books ordered directly through the publisher's website. To take advantage of this offer, please use promotion code SFM30 at The MIT Press.
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Effective Thinking Through Mathematics Learn tools of effective thinking through puzzles and the world of mathematics around you in this fun and fascinating course. ABOUT THIS COURSE A wondrously romantic belief is that brilliant thinkers magically produce brilliant ideas: Einstein jostles his hair and relativity falls out. We can enjoy these fanciful visions of leaps of genius, but we should not be fooled into believing that they're reality. Brilliant innovators are brilliant because they practice habits of thinking that inevitably carry them step by step to works of genius. No magic and no leaps are involved. Professor Starbird will discuss how habits of effective thinking and creativity can be taught and learned through mathematics. Anyone who practices them will inevitably create new insights, new ideas, and new solutions. Join us for puzzles and discussions prior to the course on Twitter (@StarbirdThink) and Facebook.
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Embedded Systems - Shape The World Build real-world embedded solutions using a bottom-up approach from simple to complex in this hands-on, lab-based course. Register for this course at http://www.edx.org/courses. About this Course How do they do it? If that is your reaction every time you see an electronic gadget you like, then wonder no more. Join us on a journey that will unravel how these electronic gadgets are designed, developed, and built as embedded systems that shape the world. This is a hands-on, learn-by-doing course that shows you how to build solutions to real-world problems using embedded systems. Each student will purchase a Texas Instruments TM4C123 microcontroller kit and a few electronic components. This microcontroller has a state of the art ARM Cortex M4 processor. The course uses a bottom-up approach to problem-solving building gradually from simple interfacing of switches and LEDs to complex concepts like display drivers, digital to analog conversion, generation of sound, analog to digital conversion, graphics, interrupts, and communication. We will present both general principles and practical tips for building circuits and programming the microcontroller in the C programming language. You will develop debugging skills using oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and software instrumentation. Laboratory assignments are first performed in simulation, and then you will build and debug your system on the real microcontroller. At the conclusion of this course you will be able to build your own arcade-style game. We will provide instructions about purchasing the kit and installing required software via the course website. And be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus!
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Learn methods for harnessing and analyzing data to answer questions of cultural, social, economic, and policy interest. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/data-analysis-social-scientists-mitx-14-310x#! ABOUT THIS COURSE This statistics and data analysis course will introduce you to the essential notions of probability and statistics. We will cover techniques in modern data analysis: estimation, regression and econometrics, prediction, experimental design, randomized control trials (and A/B testing), machine learning, and data visualization. We will illustrate these concepts with applications drawn from real world examples and frontier research. Finally, we will provide instruction for how to use the statistical package R and opportunities for students to perform self-directed empirical analyses. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to work with data and communicate data-driven findings effectively. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - Intuition behind probability and statistical analysis - How to summarize and describe data - A basic understanding of various methods of evaluating social programs - How to present results in a compelling and truthful way - Skills and tools for using R for data analysis
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Discover the basic fluid dynamic concepts behind aircraft analysis and design. Sign up for Introduction to Aerodynamics and other edX courses at http://edx.org. About This Course: his is a course about aerodynamics, i.e. the study of the flow of air about a body. In our case, the body will be an airplane, but much of the aerodynamics in this course is relevant to a wide variety of applications from sailboats to automobiles to birds. Students completing 16.101x will gain a conceptual understanding of aerodynamic models used to predict the forces on and performance of aircraft. Topics covered are relevant to the aerodynamic performance of wings and bodies in subsonic, transonic, and supersonic regimes. Specifically, we address subsonic potential flows, including source/vortex panel methods; viscous flows, including laminar and turbulent boundary layers; aerodynamics of airfoils and wings, including thin airfoil theory, lifting line theory, and panel method/interacting boundary layer methods; and supersonic airfoil theory.
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A Global History of Architecture — Part 1 This course is a history of architecture from a global perspective. About this Course How do we understand architecture? One way of answering this question is by looking through the lens of history. This course will examine architecture through time, beginning with First Societies and extending to the 15th century. Though the course is chronological, it is not intended as a linear narrative, but rather aims to provide a more global view, by focusing on different architectural "moments." The lectures will give students the appropriate grounding for understanding a range of buildings and contexts. The material in the lectures will be supplemented by readings from the textbook A Global History of Architecture. Each lecture analyzes a particular architectural transformation arising from a dynamic cultural situation. How did the introduction of iron in the ninth century BCE impact regional politics and the development of architecture? How did new religious formations, such as Buddhism and Hinduism, produce new architectural understandings? What were the architectural consequences of the changing political landscape in northern Italy in the 14th century? How did rock-cut architecture move across space and time from West Asia to India to Africa? How did the emergence of corn impact the rise of religious and temple construction in Mexico? These are typical questions that the lectures will address. All required readings are available within the courseware, courtesy of Wiley. Print or electronic versions of the A Global History of Architecture, Second Edition and Architecture of First Societies are also available for purchase. The course is aimed for a general audience at the undergraduate level with an interest in history. All lectures will be in English.
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Solar Energy Discover the power of solar energy and design a complete photovoltaic system. Register for Solar Energy from TU Delft at https://www.edx.org/course/delftx/delftx-et-3034tu-solar-energy-1996 About this Course This second edition of the course Solar Energy teaches you to design a complete photovoltaic system. It introduces you to the technology that converts solar energy into electricity, heat and solar fuels with a main focus on electricity generation. Photovoltaic (PV) devices are presented as advanced semiconductor devices that deliver electricity directly from sunlight. The emphasis is on understanding the working principle of a solar cell, fabrication of solar cells, PV module construction and the design of a PV system. You will understand the principles of the photovoltaic conversion (the conversion of light into electricity). We will explain the advantages, limitations and challenges of different solar cell technologies, such as crystalline silicon solar cell technology, thin film solar cell technologies and the latest novel solar cell concepts as studied on lab-scale. The course will treat the specifications of solar modules and show you how to design a complete solar system for any particular application. The suitable semiconductor materials, device physics, and fabrication technologies for solar cells are presented. The guidelines for design of a complete solar cell system for household application are explained. Alternative storage approaches through solar fuels or conversion of solar energy into heat will be discussed. The cost aspects, market development, and the application areas of solar cells are presented. After completion of the course, you will be able to: explain the various concepts to convert solar energy in to electricity, heat and solar fuels explain the physical working principles of photovoltaic conversion in solar cells recognize and describe the various solar cell technologies, their current status and future technological challenges analyse the performance of solar cells and modules design a complete photovoltaic system for any particular application on paper The first edition of the Solar Energy course has been awarded the Open MOOC for OpenCourseWare Excellence 2014. Education method The class will consist of a collection of eight to twelve minute lecture videos, exercises, assignments and exams. Specified assignments and the three exams will determine the final grade. The new textbook on “Solar Energy, basics, technology and systems” from the Delft University of Technology will be available for the students on-line and free of charge. Your course staff will encourage and challenge you to learn from, and interact with, your fellow students by helping each other and sharing ideas and best practices, in the course forum. We were happy to see the incredible number of interesting student videos on solar energy systems from all over the world in the previous edition of this course. LICENSE The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Netherlands License.
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Développez vos compétences de manager pour prendre en main votre carrière ! La Louvain School of Management vous aide à vous distinguer: http://bit.ly/2cXRe1R ↓ More info below. ↓ Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edX Follow on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/edxonline Follow on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/edxonline Le MicroMasters vous permettra de développer vos compétences dans trois domaines fondamentaux du management: la stratégie d’entreprise, le marketing et la finance: http://bit.ly/2cXRe1R. En plus, le MicroMasters se concentre sur le développement de votre capacité à négocier (soft skills) ainsi qu’à modéliser et analyser des données (hard skills). En lien avec les missions et valeurs de la Louvain School of Management (« Excellence and ethics in business »), vous apprendrez également à analyser et à stimuler des changements organisationnels visant une meilleure responsabilité sociétale des entreprises (RSE). Cet ensemble de 6 cours vous fera progresser dans des compétences aujourd’hui essentielles à toute personne désireuse d’occuper des fonctions managériales. Vous en sortirez renforcé pour prendre de nouvelles responsabiltiés dans votre entreprise ou pour démarrer votre propre business. Et si vous avez envie d’aller encore plus loin, différents masters vous attendent à Louvain School of Management en Belgique. Les 6 cours du MicroMasters vous permettront de valider jusqu’à 30 crédits en fonction du programme choisi. About MicroMasters: MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career: http://bit.ly/2dpO21N. They provide deep learning in a specific career field and are recognized by employers for their real job relevance. Students may apply to the university offering credit for the MicroMasters certificate and, if accepted, can pursue an accelerated and less expensive Master’s Degree.
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Early Christianity: The Letters of Paul The course "Early Christianity: The Letters of Paul" explores the context of these letters in the Roman Empire and the impact of these powerful texts today. Register for Early Christianity: The Letters of Paul from Harvard University at http://edx.org/courses. About this Course The letters of Paul are the earliest texts in the Christian scriptures, written by a Jew at a time when the word "Christian" hadn't yet been coined. What is the religious and political context into which they emerged? How were they first interpreted? How and why do they make such an enormous impact in Christian communities and in politics today? Archaeological materials and ancient writings will help you to enter the ancient Mediterranean world and to think about religious groups, power, poverty, health, and the lives of elites and slaves in the Roman Empire. We'll explore how immediately controversial these letters were, and how these letters are used today to debate relations between Christians and Jews; issues such as love, law, and grace; and topics such as charismatic Christianity, homosexuality, and women's religious leadership. Whether you've been studying Paul's letters for years or are merely curious about what Christian scriptures are, this course will provide you with information to deepen your understanding of the ancient contexts and present-day controversies about these texts. Course Staff: Laura Nasrallah Laura Nasrallah, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity Nasrallah's research and teaching bring together New Testament and early Christian literature with the archaeological remains of the Mediterranean world. She also investigates how these texts make an impact in religious communities and in politics today. Her books include An Ecstasy of Folly: Prophecy and Authority in Early Christianity, Christian Responses to Roman Art and Architecture: The Second-Century Church Amid the Spaces of Empire, and two co-edited volumes, Prejudice and Christian Beginnings: Investigating Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Early Christian Studies and From Roman to Early Christian Thessalonikē: Studies in Religion and Archaeology. She's currently at work on a commentary on 1 Corinthians and a book titled Archaeology and the Letters of Paul. Her awards include a Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology and a fellowship from the American Association of University Women.
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Top chefs and Harvard researchers explore how everyday cooking and haute cuisine can illuminate basic principles in physics and engineering, and vice versa. Register for Science and Cooking from HarvardX at http://edx.org/courses. About this course: During each week of the course, you will watch as chefs reveal the secrets behind some of their most famous culinary creations — often right in their own restaurants. Inspired by such cooking mastery, the Harvard team will then explain, in simple and sophisticated ways, the science behind the recipe. Topics will include: soft matter materials, such as emulsions, illustrated by aioli; elasticity, exemplified by the done-ness of a steak; and diffusion, revealed by the phenomenon of spherification, the culinary technique pioneered by Ferran Adrià. To help you make the link between cooking and science, an "equation of the week" will capture the core scientific concept being explored. You will also have the opportunity to be an experimental scientist in your very own laboratory — your kitchen. By following along with the engaging recipe of the week, taking measurements, and making observations, you will learn to think both like a cook and a scientist. The lab is also one of the most unique components of this course — after all, in what other science course do you get to eat your lab? Check out all of the courses available at http://edx.org/courses.
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Apply tools of single-variable calculus to create and analyze mathematical models used by real practitioners in social, life, and physical sciences. In this course, we go beyond the calculus textbook, working with practitioners in social, life and physical sciences to understand how calculus and mathematical models play a role in their work. Through a series of case studies, you’ll learn: How standardized test makers use functions to analyze the difficulty of test questions; How economists model interaction of price and demand using rates of change, in a historical case of subway ridership; How an x-ray is different from a CT-scan, and what this has to do with integrals; How biologists use differential equation models to predict when populations will experience dramatic changes, such as extinction or outbreaks; How the Lotka-Volterra predator-prey model was created to answer a biological puzzle; How statisticians use functions to model data, like income distributions, and how integrals measure chance; How Einstein’s Energy Equation, E=mc2 is an approximation to a more complicated equation. With real practitioners as your guide, you’ll explore these situations in a hands-on way: looking at data and graphs, writing equations, doing calculus computations, and making educated guesses and predictions. This course provides a unique supplement to a course in single-variable calculus. Key topics include application of derivatives, integrals and differential equations, mathematical models and parameters. This course is for anyone who has completed or is currently taking a single-variable calculus course (differential and integral), at the high school (AP or IB) or college/university level. You will need to be familiar with the basics of derivatives, integrals, and differential equations, as well as functions involving polynomials, exponentials, and logarithms. This is a course to learn applications of calculus to other fields, and NOT a course to learn the basics of calculus. Whether you’re a student who has just finished an introductory Calculus course or a teacher looking for more authentic examples for your classroom, there is something for you to learn here, and we hope you’ll join us! What you'll learn Authentic examples and case studies of how calculus is applied to problems in other fields How to analyze mathematical models, including variables, constants, and parameters Appreciation for the assumptions and complications that go into modeling real world situations with mathematics
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Take this course for free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/art-structural-engineering-bridges-princetonx-cee262-1x#! ↓ More info below. ↓ Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edX Follow on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/edxonline Follow on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/edxonline About this course In this engineering course you will learn how to analyze bridges from three perspectives: Efficiency = calculations of forces/stresses Economy = evaluation of societal context and cost Elegance = form/appearance based on engineering principles, not decoration With a focus on some significant bridges built since the industrial revolution, the course illustrates how engineering is a creative discipline and can become art. We also show the influence of the economic and social context in bridge design and the interplay between forces and form. This is the first of three courses on the Art of Structural Engineering, each of which are independent of each other. The two other courses will be on tall buildings/towers and vaults.
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Earn a MicroMasters in Artificial Intelligence from Columbia University: http://bit.ly/2cXQsSK ↓ More info below. ↓ Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edX Follow on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/edxonline Follow on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/edxonline Enroll for Free: http://bit.ly/2cXQsSK Gain expertise in one of the most fascinating and fastest growing areas of computer science through an innovative online program that covers fascinating and compelling topics in the field of Artificial Intelligence and its applications. This MicroMasters from Columbia University will give you a rigorous, advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in Artificial Intelligence. The program represents 25% of the coursework toward a Masters degree in Computer Science at Columbia. About MicroMasters: MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career: http://bit.ly/2dpO21N. They provide deep learning in a specific career field and are recognized by employers for their real job relevance. Students may apply to the university offering credit for the MicroMasters certificate and, if accepted, can pursue an accelerated and less expensive Master’s Degree.
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Explore materials from the atomic to the continuum level, and apply your learning to mechanics and engineering problems. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/mechanical-behavior-materials-part-1-mitx-3-032-1x-0 ABOUT THIS COURSE All around us, engineers are creating materials whose properties are exactly tailored to their purpose. This course is the first of three in a series of mechanics courses from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. Taken together, these courses provide similar content to the MIT subject 3.032: Mechanical Behavior of Materials. The 3.032x series provides an introduction to the mechanical behavior of materials, from both the continuum and atomistic points of view. At the continuum level, we learn how forces and displacements translate into stress and strain distributions within the material. At the atomistic level, we learn the mechanisms that control the mechanical properties of materials. Examples are drawn from metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, biomaterials, composites and cellular materials. Part 1 covers stress-strain behavior, topics in linear elasticity and the atomic basis for linear elasticity, and composite materials. Part 2 covers stress transformations, beam bending, column buckling, and cellular materials. Part 3 covers viscoelasticity (behavior intermediate to that of an elastic solid and that of a viscous fluid), plasticity (permanent deformation), creep in crystalline materials (time dependent behavior), brittle fracture (rapid crack propagation) and fatigue (failure due to repeated loading of a material). WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - The behavior of linear elastic materials - The atomic basis for linear elasticity - How to solve mechanics problems relating to stress, strain, and strain energy
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Ce MOOC présente l’œuvre entière d’Oscar Wilde: conférences, poésie, contes, roman, théâtre, essais, De profundis. L’accent est mis sur les relations de Wilde avec la France, sa langue et sa littérature, dont l’écrivain avait une connaissance profonde, et la nature innovante de sa relation au langage et à la littérature. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/oscar-wilde-ecrivain-et-penseur-du-sorbonnex-ll001x Oscar Wilde est l’auteur d’une œuvre abondante qui illustre tous les genres littéraires. Parfois mal compris, sans doute en raison de la confidence qu’il aurait faite à André Gide (« J’ai mis tout mon génie dans ma vie; je n’ai mis que mon talent dans mon œuvre ») dont tout invite à penser qu’elle n’est pas authentique, Wilde, souvent perçu comme un esthète brillant ancré dans son siècle, était au contraire un écrivain innovant qui a bel et bien mis son génie dans son œuvre. Si sa culture était immense, il a su l’utiliser pour créer une œuvre profondément originale qui s’interroge en permanence sur le pouvoir, ou sur l’impuissance, du langage. Wilde avait également une pensée politique qui remettait en cause les présupposés de son temps, et son théâtre, notamment, rend compte de sa capacité à déstabiliser les catégories établies, par exemple celles du « masculin » et du « féminin », avec les implications idéologiques que cela suppose. Ce MOOC s’intéresse aussi, par conséquent, à sa postérité qui montre bien que son œuvre fait sens pour les lecteurs contemporains.
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Debt Sustainability Analysis What are the tools to assess debt sustainability? How can countries effectively manage their sovereign debt? To answer these questions, this course combines theory with hands-on exercises. Register for Debt Sustainability Analysis from the IMF at https://www.edx.org/courses About this Course What causes a country's debt to become unsustainable? How do we assess debt sustainability of public and external debt? How can countries manage their debt portfolio? This five-week online course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of debt sustainability analysis (DSA) and a medium-term debt management strategy framework adopted by the IMF and the World Bank. Specifically, the course will: (i) introduce the main principles of debt sustainability; (ii) cover recently updated DSA frameworks-both for advanced and emerging markets and for low-income countries-with an emphasis on country data; (iii) present a medium-term debt management strategy (MTDS) framework; and (iv) illustrate debt sustainability analysis under uncertainty. Whether you have a professional interest in debt sustainability or debt management or you are simply curious about these issues, we hope that you will join us in this in-depth study of one of the most critical and current issues in economic policy today! Debt Sustainability Analysis is offered by the IMF with financial support from the Government of Belgium.
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Learn about South Korea’s remarkable transformation from a low to high-income, growth economy. Take this course free on edX: https://www.edx.org/course/kee01x-korea-economic-development-wbgx#! ABOUT THIS COURSE South Korea presents a compelling story of economic growth. It’s one of few countries that have made the transition from a resource-poor, low-income nation to a high-income economy in only three decades. It serves as a model for developing countries and in this MOOC you’ll learn, from experts of South Korea’s research and academic institutions, how economic policies and strategies transformed the nation. This economics and finance course examines South Korea’s past developmental experience as well as its current policy and economic strategies for overcoming global and domestic challenges, and for sustaining economic growth into the 21st century. You’ll have an opportunity to consider and discuss institutional and policy lessons that have practical applications to development and economic challenges countries are facing today. The course will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn how South Korea transformed into a high-income, export-driven country with a highly skilled workforce, high-end manufacturing, service and technology sectors, and developed its own ‘smart city’ Songdo, equipped with smart and green technologies. This MOOC will also be of particular interest to policy makers involved in economic development. The course has been developed by the World Bank Group in collaboration with Korea Development Institute, and is taught by prominent representatives of academic and research institutions in South Korea and the United States. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - The factors that contributed to South Korea’s remarkable performance from the 1960s to the 1990s and how policies could be applied to similar effect today - The strategies used to build a system of innovation and innovative capability in science and technology - The forward looking developments promoting diversification into advanced manufacturing, tradable services and digital/green technologies - Current efforts to upgrade skills and productivity of an ageing workforce and the strengthening of a social safety net - The city of Songdo; the effectiveness, scalability and applicability of its green and smart technologies
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