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What if we looked at Parkinson's as an neurological electrical problem? Brain researcher Eleftheria Pissadaki and her team study dopamine neurons, the neurons that selectively die during Parkinson's. They discovered that the bigger a neuron is, the more vulnerable it becomes because it simply requires more energy. This new insight is reframing the disease  and by "finding the fuse box for each neuron" and figuring out how much energy it needs, may help us neuroprotect our brain cells.
 Subjects:
 Health Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics
 Keywords:
 Brain  Diseases  Research Brain  Mathematical models
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Irina Kareva translates biology into mathematics and vice versa. She writes mathematical models that describe the dynamics of cancer, with the goal of developing new drugs that target tumors. "The power and beauty of mathematical modeling lies in the fact that it makes you formalize, in a very rigorous way, what we think we know," Kareva says. "It can help guide us to where we should keep looking, and where there may be a dead end." It all comes down to asking the right question and translating it to the right equation, and back.
 Subjects:
 Health Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics
 Keywords:
 Cancer  Mathematical models Cancer cells  Mathematical models
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During the Cold War, Soviet educators were tasked with raising citizens who could outinnovate and outbuild their American counterparts. One of their primary tools for doing so? Math. Educator Masha Gershman describes how the adaptive, highly social Soviet approach to teaching math can be deployed to prep new generations for an evershifting future.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
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 Mathematics  Study teaching
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Mohamad Jebara loves mathematics  but he's concerned that too many students grow up thinking that this beautiful, rewarding subject is difficult and boring. His company is experimenting with a bold idea: paying students for completing weekly math homework. He explores the ethics of this model and how it's helping students  and why learning math is crucial in the era of fake news.
 Subjects:
 Mathematics and Statistics
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 Mathematics  Study teaching
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Physics doesn't just happen in a fancy lab  it happens when you push a piece of buttered toast off the table or drop a couple of raisins in a fizzy drink or watch a coffee spill dry. Become a more interesting dinner guest as physicist Helen Czerski presents various concepts in physics you can become familiar with using everyday things found in your kitchen.
 Subjects:
 Physics
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 Physics  Popular works
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As quantum computing matures, it's going to bring unimaginable increases in computational power along with it  and the systems we use to protect our data (and our democratic processes) will become even more vulnerable. But there's still time to plan against the impending data apocalypse, says encryption expert Vikram Sharma. Learn more about how he's fighting quantum with quantum: designing security devices and programs that use the power of quantum physics to defend against the most sophisticated attacks.
 Subjects:
 Electronic and Information Engineering, Physics, and Computing
 Keywords:
 Quantum computing Data encryption (Computer science)
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Jakob Magolan is here to change your perception of organic chemistry. In an accessible talk packed with striking graphics, he teaches us the basics while breaking the stereotype that organic chemistry is something to be afraid of.
 Subjects:
 Chemistry
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 Chemistry Organic
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The concepts behind linear regression, fitting a line to data with least squares and Rsquared, are pretty darn simple, so let's get down to it
 Course related:
 BRE366 Analytical Skills and Methods (Quantitative Research Methods)
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 Mathematics and Statistics
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 Regression analysis R (Computer program language)
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"Combinatorics provides an introduction to enumeration, graph theory, and design theory. It is aimed at upperlevel undergraduate students and the exercises expect some mathematical sophistication, including a reasonable ability to construct proofs. The text is designed to be used in an undergraduate course, but could be suitable for independent study by a student with some mathematical background and understanding of proofs. It does not assume any background knowledge of combinatorics"BC Campus website.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
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 Combinatorial analysis  Textbooks
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"Calculus arose as a tool for solving practical scientific problems through the centuries. However, it is often taught as a technical subject with rules and formulas (and occasionally theorems), devoid of its connection to applications. In this textbook, the applications form an important focal point, with emphasis on life sciences. This places the techniques and concepts into practical context, as well as motivating quantitative approaches to biology taught to undergraduates. While many of the examples have a biological flavour, the level of biology needed to understand those examples is kept at a minimum. The problems are motivated with enough detail to follow the assumptions, but are simplified for the purpose of pedagogy"BC Campus website.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
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 Life sciences Differential calculus Textbooks
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 ebook

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"The first edition of this textbook, called Open Genetics, was produced in January 2009 as an instructional material for students in Biology 207 at the University of Alberta. Since then, the book has been built upon and redesigned by numerous adapting authors. Open Genetics Lectures (OGL) is an alternative approach to an open source textbook with much of its content being derived from the original Open Genetics textbook. The 13 chapters in OG were cut up and distributed into 41 shorter chapters that parallel the current lecture topics in BIOL 207 (Molecular Genetics and Heredity) at the University of Alberta. More text content, figures, and chapterend questions were added in this revision"BC Campus website.
 Subjects:
 Biology
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 Molecular genetics Textbooks
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"This is a calculusbased book meant for the first semester of a first year survey course taken by engineering and physical science majors. It has a traditional order of topics whereby force is discussed before energy. It is divided into 17 chapters that cover a review of high school physics, scaling and estimation, vectors, velocity, acceleration, forces, circular motion, gravity, conservation of energy, work, conservation of momentum and angular momentum, vibrations, and resonance. A treatment of relativity is interspersed with the Newtonian mechanics, in optional sections"BC Campus website.

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Section III Wave Motion 3.1.2 Properties of Waves Diffraction
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 AP10006 Physics II
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 Physics
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 Physical sciences Soundwaves Diffraction
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Take a look inside the optical bench of an Ocean Optics miniature spectrometer. In spectroscopy, photons encounter many components and undergo a variety of processes before registering as a spectrum. Let's see what happens to these photons once they enter the spectrometer!
 Course related:
 HTI24004 Clinical Laboratory instrumentation
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 Medical Laboratory Science
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 Spectrometer
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This video introduces the 2D materials; photonics & plasmonics in metallic graphene; semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) with large bandgap; and bridging the gap black phosphorus for nanophotonics.
 Course related:
 AP618 Science and Technology of Micro and Nano systems
 Subjects:
 Nanotechnology
 Keywords:
 Nanophotonics Twodimensional materials
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This book consists of ten weeks of material given as a course on ordinary differential equations (ODEs) for second year mathematics majors at the University of Bristol. It is the first course devoted solely to differential equations that these students will take. This book consists of 10 chapters, and the course is 12 weeks long. Each chapter is covered in a week, and in the remaining two weeks I summarize the entire course, answer lots of questions, and prepare the students for the exam. I do not cover the material in the appendices in the lectures. Some of it is basic material that the students have already seen that I include for completeness and other topics are "tasters" for more advanced material that students will encounter in later courses or in their project work. Students are very curious about the notion of chaos, and I have included some material in an appendix on that concept. The focus in that appendix is only to connect it with ideas that have been developed in this course related to ODEs and to prepare them for more advanced courses in dynamical systems and ergodic theory that are available in their third and fourth years.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
 Keywords:
 Differential equations Textbooks Differential equations Partial
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This book describes how Earth's climate is changing, how it has been changing in the recent geological past and how it may change in the future. It covers the physical sciences that build the foundations of our current understanding of global climate change such as radiation, Earth's energy balance, the greenhouse effect and the carbon cycle. Both natural and human causes for climate change are discussed. Impacts of climate change on natural and human systems are summarized. Ethical and economical aspects of humancaused climate change and solutions are presented.
 Subjects:
 Environmental Sciences
 Keywords:
 Climatology Textbooks Climatic changes
 Resource Type:
 ebook

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In this textbook the focus will be on the bacteria and archaea (traditionally known as the “prokaryotes,”) and the viruses and other acellular agents.
 Subjects:
 Biology
 Keywords:
 Microbiology Textbooks
 Resource Type:
 ebook

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The pedagogical approach is anchored in formal definitions/proof of security, but in a way that I believe is more accessible than what is "traditional" in crypto. All security definitions are written in a unified and simplified "gamebased" style. For an example of what security definitions look like in this style, see the index of security definitions (which will make more sense after reading chapters 2 & 4).
 Subjects:
 Mathematics and Statistics
 Keywords:
 Textbooks Cryptography
 Resource Type:
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A Primer for Computational Biology aims to provide life scientists and students the skills necessary for research in a datarich world. The text covers accessing and using remote servers via the commandline, writing programs and pipelines for data analysis, and provides useful vocabulary for interdisciplinary work. The book is broken into three parts: Introduction to Unix/Linux: The commandline is the “natural environment” of scientific computing, and this part covers a wide range of topics, including logging in, working with files and directories, installing programs and writing scripts, and the powerful “pipe” operator for file and data manipulation. Programming in Python: Python is both a premier language for learning and a common choice in scientific software development. This part covers the basic concepts in programming (data types, ifstatements and loops, functions) via examples of DNAsequence analysis. This part also covers more complex subjects in software development such as objects and classes, modules, and APIs. Programming in R: The R language specializes in statistical data analysis, and is also quite useful for visualizing large datasets. This third part covers the basics of R as a programming language (data types, ifstatements, functions, loops and when to use them) as well as techniques for largescale, multitest analyses. Other topics include S3 classes and data visualization with ggplot2.
 Subjects:
 Biology
 Keywords:
 Computational biology Textbooks
 Resource Type:
 ebook
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