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  • Engineering Chemistry I 

    Tembe, B. L.; Sunder, K. M. (K. Mangala) (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2000)
    n this course on Engineering Chemistry 1 you are introduced to the central concepts in physical chemistry which are used not only in understanding the other branches of chemistry, but also useful in getting more detailed ...

  • A Manual of Online Molecular Biology Techniques 

    Rybicki, E. (Ed) (University of Cape Town, 2005)
    This is a collection of tried-and-true technique descriptions used in teaching postgraduate students in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology at UCT.

  • The Theatre of Violence: Narratives of Protagonists in the South African Conflict 

    Foster, D. (Don); Haupt, P. (Paul); de Beer, M. (Marésa) (University of Cape Town, 2005)
    While many accounts have focused on the victims of state repression, this unique volume documents the often contradictory and confusing stories of those who acknowledge having committed some dreadful deeds. Individuals on ...

  • Reading Scientific Images: The iconography of evolution 

    Mason, R. (Richard); Morphet, T. (Tony); Prosalendis, S. (Sandra) (HSRC Press, 2006)
    Visual literacy is the ability to read and understand images. While we are taught to read and write words at school, no focused attention is given to teaching the skills to read images other than as ‘art’ or attractive ...

  • Quantum Field Theory 

    Krasnov, K. (Kirill) (University of Nottingham, 2006)
    This resource consists of a compilation of fourteen lectures in PDF format on the subject of quantum field theory. This module is suitable for 3rd or 4th year undergraduate and postgraduate level learners.

  • Transmission Lines and EM Waves 

    Shevgaonkar, R. K. (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2007)
    1. Applications of Electromagnetic waves 2. Transmission Lines 3. Maxwell’s Equations 4. Uniform Plane Wave 5. Plane Waves at a Media Interface 6. Waveguides ...

  • Water and Waste Water Engineering 

    Murty, B. S.; Venkobachar, C.; Philip, L. (Ligy) (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2007)
    Modules / Lectures : Introduction To Water & Waste Water Engineering ; Water & Waste Water Quality Enhancement ; Water & Waste Water Quantity Estimation ; Water & Waste Water Characteristics ; Water Treatment ...

  • Quantum Physics 

    Balakrishnan, V. (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2008)
    31 Lectures in this course: 1 - Introduction to Quantum Physics; Heisenberg's uncertainty principle (1:00:55) 2 - Introduction to linear vector spaces (1:03:17) 3 - Characteristics of linear vector spaces (1:02:12) 4 ...

  • Introduction to Molecular Virology 

    Rybicki, E. (Ed) (University of Cape Town, 2008-05)
    Virology teaching material used for University of Cape Town Molecular and Cell Biology Department courses. This site provides the basis of material for 7-lecture course in introductory microbiology (MCB2016F) and a ...

  • Fundamentals of Environmental Pollution and Control 

    Bhattacharyya, J. (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2009)
    36 Lectures in this course: 1 - State of the Environment (59:57) - 2 - Environmental Movement (59:56) - 3 - Definitions of Environmental Terms (48:04) - 4 - Water Pollutants (59:55) - 5 - Water Pollutants (Contd...) ...

  • Classical Physics 

    Balakrishnan, V. (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2009)
    Modules / Lectures : Introduction ; Newtonian mechanics ; Dynamics in phase space ; Linear dynamical systems ; Autonomous dynamical systems ; Lagrangian formalism ; Summary of classical electromagnetism ; ...

  • Physics I - Oscillations & Waves 

    Bharadwaj, S. (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2009)
    44 Lectures in this course: 1 - Simple Harmonic Oscillators (53:50) 2 - Damped Oscillator - I (40:39) 3 - Damped Oscillator - II (54:05) 4 - Oscillator With External Forcing - I (58:24) 5 - Oscillator With External ...

  • Macromolecules in Biological System 

    Matos, E. N. (Elias Narciso) (African Virtual University (AVU), 2010)
    The present module 8 (macromolecules in the biological system) is made up of four units they are: Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, and finally practical activities. Each unit states and analyses the basic knowledge about ...

  • Principles of Physics A 

    Buffler, A. (Andy); Morrison, A. (Angus) (University of Cape Town, 2010)
    The first half of this course provides students with the essential tools and skills that are required for dealing successfully with physics at first-year university level. The three broad areas that are covered are (a) ...

  • Matter & Interactions 

    Buffler, A. (Andy); Fearick, R. (Roger); Govender, I. (Indresan); Peshier, A. (Andre) (University of Cape Town, 2010)
    Modern mechanics: Matter and interactions, conservation laws, the momentum principle, atomic nature of matter, conservation of energy, energy in macroscopic systems, energy quantization, multiparticle systems, exploring ...

  • Nuclear Physics 

    Tesfaye, T. (Tilahun) (African Virtual University (AVU), 2010)
    This module (Nuclear Physics) introduces the basic properties of the atomic nucleus nuclear constituents; the binding energy; isotopes; and nuclear models are concepts dealt in the first activity. Most atoms found in ...

  • Organic Chemistry 2 

    Mhehe, G. (George) (African Virtual University (AVU), 2010)
    The module deals wth the concept of aromaticity and aromatic compounds. It discusses the characteristic properties of aromatic compounds that are based on the benzene ring as the structural unit. The major part of this ...

  • Plate Tectonics 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2010)
    After studying this unit you should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of: - the theory of tectonic plates and the different forms of evidence (e.g. palaeontology, palaeomagnetism, continuity of ...

  • Solid State Physics 

    Obwoya, S. K. (Sam K.) (African Virtual University (AVU), 2010)
    Solid state physics forms the backbone of physics. The module has four units: Introduction to solid state physics; Crystal defects and mechanical properties; Thermal and electrical properties; and Band theory & Optical ...

  • Statistical Physics 

    Shewamare, S. (Sisay) (African Virtual University (AVU), 2010)
    The central concepts of this module are the macroscopic systems of particles and macroscopic measurement. The module begins with the study of statistical description of systems with statistical thermodynamics and measuring ...