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  • Icy bodies: Europa and elsewhere 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    The new discipline of astrobiology – that is, the science of searching for extraterrestrial life – is not only rapdly growing, but has also captured the public imagination. This unit examines the emergence of icy satellites ...

  • Ideas and methods in condensed matter theory 

    Damle, K. (Kedar) (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2014-02)
    Modules / Lectures : Overview of Course ; Conceptual overview and Linear Response ; Quantum antiferromagnets: Path integral description and introduction ; Many-body formalism and introduction to strongly correlated ...

  • The impact that climate change can have on plant growth and agricultural systems 

    Ferris, R. (Rachel) (LabSpace, 2014-08)
    This short introduction discusses how elevated CO2 together with increases in drought and high temperature may impact upon the growth and development of plants, particularly with reference to some agricultural systems.

  • Imported Plant Diseases 

    Gilligan, C. (Chris) (Gresham College, 2014-03)
    The current threat of ash dieback and the devastation to the countryside caused by Dutch elm disease in the 1960's and 70's will be familiar to many. Other less well known diseases continue to threaten crops in the developed ...

  • Industrial Chemistry 

    Njenga, H. N. (Helen N.) (African Virtual University (AVU), 2010)
    This module starts by defining industrial chemistry and then gives a view of the chemical industry, its position in the general economy, and its classification in terms of the chemical processes that characterize it. To ...

  • Information Competencies for Chemistry Undergraduates 

    Unknown author (Wikibooks, 2014-03)
    Introduction; Big Picture: The Library And Scientific Literature; Chemical Literature; Properties, Spectra, Crystallographic, And Safety Information; Scientific Communication And Ethical Conduct;

  • Inheritance of Characters 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Genes are units of inheritance that contribute to a person’s behaviour and health. In this unit you will learn what genes, DNA and chromosomes are and how they combine to make the human genome. You will also learn how the ...

  • Inorganic Chemistry 

    Kowenje, C. (Chrispin) (African Virtual University (AVU), 2010)
    The course commences with a critical look at the Periodic table of elements and why they are classified as such. The table makes it easier to comprehend, early enough, the concepts and facts of chemistry of elements. The ...

  • Intermediate Physics 

    Buffler, A. (Andy) (University of Cape Town, 2010)
    VECTOR FIELDS IN PHYSICS: Vector calculus; div, grad, curl; line-, surface- and volume integrals; Gauss' Theorem; Stokes' Theorem; simple applications to fluid dynamics and electromagnetism STATISTICAL MODELLING OF RADIATION ...

  • International Environmental Justice and the Climate Change Challenge 

    Lawhon, M. (Mary); Ziervogel, G. (Gina) (University of Cape Town, 2013-04)
    The course work provided here is one of 3 modules including 1) the global economic environment, 2) regional dynamics of development, and 3) the North-South debates on environmental problems. This module falls under the ...

  • Intracellular transport 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    The cytoskeleton is of fundamental importance to a cell, and the development of different elements of the cytoskeleton were key steps in the evolution of eukaryotic cells. The cytoskeleton controls cell shape and allows ...

  • Introducing Environmental Decision Making 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Many of the decisions we make have implications for our environment, particularly those concerning natural resources and wastes. Taking account of environmental factors in decision making can be both complex and challenging. ...

  • Introducing the environment: ecology and ecosystems 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    What is ecology and why is it important to our understanding of the world around us? This unit looks at how we can study ecosystems to explore the effect that humans are having on the environment.

  • Introduction to active galaxies 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    The field of active galaxies is recognised as one of increasing importance. But how do we know there are different kinds of galaxy? What are active galaxies? How are they powered? This unit examines the different types of ...

  • Introduction to Agriculture in Small States 

    Not available (Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC), 2010-03)
    Upon completion of the “Introduction to Agriculture Course”, you will be able to: 1. Explain the importance of agriculture to small states. 2. Demonstrate an appreciation of the relevance of agriculture to food security. 3. ...

  • Introduction to Analytical Chemistry 

    Indim, D. (Diana) (Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 2014)
    This video covers an introduction to analytical chemistry and teaches students techniques in chemical analysis and expression of concentrations.

  • Introduction to animal physiology 

    Not available (LabSpace, 2014-07)
    Physiological integration; Environmental physiology; Size and action; Animal performance;

  • Introduction to Applied Math and Physics 

    Kurniawan, O. (Oka) (Digipen Institute of Technology - Singapore, 2013-04)
    - 1. Introduction: The Nature of Science and Physics - 2. Kinematics - 3. Two-Dimensional Kinematics ...

  • Introduction to Atmospheric Science 

    Balaji, C. (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2015-02)
    Following is a summary of this 42 module course: Introduction: The components of the climate system- oceans, cryosphere, terrestrial biosphere, earth’s crust and mantle, Role of various components in climate, Hydrological ...

  • An Introduction to Biological Systematics 

    not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-03)
    This free course, An introduction to biological systematics, is concerned with macroevolution the patterns and processes of evolution above the species level. A crucial consideration in macroevolutionary studies is that ...