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  • Scattering and tunnelling 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Scattering is fundamental to almost everything we know about the world, such as why the sky is blue. Tunnelling is entirely quantum-mechanical and gives rise to such phenomena as nuclear fusion in stars. Examples and ...

  • Science and Wild Fashion - Animal Identification by Appearance 

    Neary, T. (Tim); Bussiere, E. (Elsa) (University of Cape Town, 2014-03)
    Elsa Bussiere discusses tracking animal population density, movement and habitation patterns via the use of non-invasive techniques such as camera traps and the statistical models that have been developed to analyse the ...

  • The science behind wheeled sports 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2013-07)
    This unit focuses on cycling and wheelchair racing: what we might collectively call 'wheeled sports'. The Scientific concepts such as force, acceleration and speed are also useful for understanding these sports. However, ...

  • The science of evolution 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    This unit debates the issues surrounding the science of evolution and religion.

  • Science promotion 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    This unit will look at how public engagement in science and technology might be achieved through science promotion. Science promotion and public involvement in policy making can require both formal and informal objectives: ...

  • Scorpions and Spiders 

    Neary, T. (Tim); Engelbrecht, I. (Ian) (University of Cape Town, 2014-03)
    Ian Engelbrecht discusses scorpions in Southern Africa. Southern Africa has the most diverse population of scorpions in the world, with 150 described species, with an estimated 400 species within the region, ranging from ...

  • Sea water, maritime transportation and environment 

    Canle, M. (Moisés); Santaballa, J. A. (J. Arturo) (Jorum, 2013-08)
    These files outline a general introduction to a joint view of maritime transportation of chemicals, chemistry and the environment. They include study material and self evaluation tests, which could be covered in 5 hours. ...

  • Seals and Sharks 

    o' Riain, J. (Justin) (University of Cape Town, 2014-03)
    Justin o' Riain discusses shark and seal interactions in the False Bay/Seal Island area, focusing on predator-prey interactions and predation behaviour. Additional topics discussed are the seals' response to aggressive ...

  • Seeing our World Through Science 

    Sithaldeen, R. (Riashna); Jarrett, T. (Thomas) (University of Cape Town, 2013)
    We live in a time of exciting discoveries and developments in the field of science, allowing us to 'see' more than ever before, including 'seeing' into the past, the present and the future. For anyone who wants to learn ...

  • Seeing our world through science 

    Sithaldeen, R. (Riashna); Jarrett, T. (Thomas) (University of Cape Town, 2014-03)
    The first lecture will explore where and when modern humans arose, what they were like and the techniques that allow archaeologists and palaeoanthropologists to understand the emergence of modern humanity. The second lecture ...

  • Seeing the Light 

    not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-03)
    This free course, Seeing the light, will teach you about how the Sun affects your home, both in terms of light and warmth and the energy it generates. You will learn about how it can affect your health and wellbeing, and ...

  • Selected Topics in Co-ordination Chemistry 

    Bhatt, V. D. (Vasishta D.) (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2014-02)
    Modules / Lectures : METAL CARBONYLS ; METAL NITROSYLS ; ISOMERISM ; THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS ; REACTIONS IN OCTAHEDRAL COMPLEXES ; REACTIONS IN SQUARE PLANAR COMPLEXES ;

  • Selected Topics in Mathematical Physics 

    Balakrishnan, V. (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2014-06)
    Modules / Lectures : Analytic functions of a complex variable ; Calculus of residues ; Linear response; dispersion relations ; Analytic continuation and the gamma function ; Möbius transformations ; Multivalued ...

  • Semiconductor Optoelectronics 

    Shenoy, M. R. (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2014-02)
    Modules / Lectures : Semiconductor Physics for Optoelectronics ; Light Emission & Absorption, Amplification & Modulation in Semiconductors ; Semiconductor Light Sources ; Semiconductor Photodetectors ; Epilogue ;

  • Sensory Systems 

    Haslwanter, T. (Thomas); Slater, A. G. (Aleksander George); Sliwa, P. J. (Piotr Jozef); Cheng, Q. (Qian); Wettstein, S. (Salomon); Simmler, P. (Philipp); Gander, R. (Renate); Lee, G. (Gerick); Michel, G. (Gabriela); O'Connor, P. (Peter); Biyani, N. (Nikhil); Buerki, M. (Mathias); Sun, J. (Jianwen); Göldi, M. (Maurice); Jativa, S. (Sofia); Diether, S. (Salomon); Moncada-Torres, A. (Arturo); Goolaub, D. S. (Datta Singh) (Wikibooks, 2014-03)
    Introduction; Simulating Neural Systems; Visual System; Auditory System; Vestibular System; Somatosensory System; Olfactory System; Gustatory System; Sensory Systems in Non-primates;

  • Separation, Electroanalytical and Spectrochemical Techniques 

    Makokha, V. (Vincent) (African Virtual University (AVU), 2010)
    This module consists of three interrelated subject areas; Separation Techniques and Chromatographic Techniques, Electro analytical Techniques and Spectroscopic Methods. The module will be taught in six learning units ...

  • Sexuality, parenthood and population 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Sexuality and parenthood encompass some of the most ordinary and yet most profound experiences that life has to offer. In this unit, we look at how attitudes to parenthood and sexuality and the links between the two have ...

  • SKA and Meerkat: Major Milestones in Radio Astronomy 

    Van der Heyden, K. (Kurt) (University of Cape Town, 2012)
    Presented by: Dr Kurt van der Heyden, Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town. This audio lecture will be of interest to astronomy enthusiasts and the general public who wish to learn more about radio astronomy ...

  • Social issues and GM crops 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    The genetic manipulation of plants and animals and their use in agriculture is one of the most controversial scientific developments of recent times. This unt takes a look at the 'science behind the headlines' and the ...

  • SoilWeb 

    Unknown author (University of British Columbia, 2011)
    The SoilWeb200 learning resource provides students with a graphical, interactive, and text web-based information to assist them in learning the connections among a large number of concepts and to relate them to various ...