The course treats the following topics: - Relevant physical oceanography - Elements of marine geology (seafloor topography, acoustical properties of sediments and rocks) - Underwater sound propagation (ray acoustics, ocean noise) - Interaction of sound with the seafloor (reflection, scattering) - Principles of sonar (beamforming) - Underwater acoustic mapping systems (single beam echo sounding, multi-beam echo sounding, sidescan sonar) - Data analysis (refraction corrections, digital terrain modelling) - Applications (hydrographic survey planning and navigation, coastal engineering) - Current and future developments.
This course will focus for a large part on MOSFET and CMOS, but also on heterojunction BJT, and photonic devices.First non-ideal characteristics of MOSFETs will be discussed, like channel-length modulation and short-channel effects. We will also pay attention to threshold voltage modification by varying the dopant concentration. Further, MOS scaling will be discussed. A combination of an n-channel and p-channel MOSFET is used for CMOS devices that form the basis for current digital technology. The operation of a CMOS inverter will be explained. We will explain in more detail how the transfer characteristics relate to the CMOS design.
Lecture slides and assignments for a second semester course in Java. Topics include: wrapper classes, String methods, advanced classes methods, inheritance, file input/output, exceptions and recursion.
This course is about the electronic properties of materials and contains lectures about scattering, transport in metals, phonons and superconductivity.
Our human society consists of many intertwined Large Scale Socio-Technical Systems (LSSTS), such as infrastructures, industrial networks, the financial systems etc. Environmental pressures created by these systems on EarthŰŞs carrying capacity are leading to exhaustion of natural resources, loss of habitats and biodiversity, and are causing a resource and climate crisis. To avoid this sustainability crisis, we urgently need to transform our production and consumption patterns. Given that we, as inhabitants of this planet, are part of a complex and integrated global system, where and how should we begin this transformation? And how can we also ensure that our transformation efforts will lead to a sustainable world? LSSTS and the ecosystems that they are embedded in are known to be Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS). According to John Holland CAS are "...a dynamic network of many agents (which may represent cells, species, individuals, firms, nations) acting in parallel, constantly acting and reacting to what the other agents are doing. The control of a CAS tends to be highly dispersed and decentralized. If there is to be any coherent behavior in the system, it will have to to arise from competition and cooperation among the agents themselves. The overall behavior of the system is the result of a huge number of decisions made every moment" by many individual agents. Understanding Complex Adaptive Systems requires tools that themselves are complex to create and understand. Shalizi defines Agent Based Modeling as "An agent is a persistent thing which has some state we find worth representing, and which interacts with other agents, mutually modifying each otherŰŞs states. The components of an agent-based model are a collection of agents and their states, the rules governing the interactions of the agents and the environment within which they live." This course will explore the theory of CAS and their main properties. It will also teach you how to work with Agent Based Models in order to model and understand CAS.
This course treats various methods to design and analyze datastructures and algorithms for a wide range of problems. The most important new datastructure treated is the graph, and the general methods introduced are: greedy algorithms, divide and conquer, dynamic programming and network flow algorithms. These general methods are explained by a number of concrete examples, such as simple scheduling algorithms, Dijkstra, Ford-Fulkerson, minimum spanning tree, closest-pair-of-points, knapsack, and Bellman-Ford. Throughout this course there is significant attention to proving the correctness of the discussed algorithms. All material for this course is in English. The recorded lectures, however, are in Dutch.
An introductory course in analog circuit synthesis for microelectronic designers. Topics include: Review of analog design basics; linear and non-linear analog building blocks: harmonic oscillators, (static and dynamic) translinear circuits, wideband amplifiers, filters; physical layout for robust analog circuits; design of voltage sources ranging from simple voltage dividers to high-performance bandgaps, and current source implementations from a single resistor to high-quality references based on negative-feedback structures.
This lesson explores the similarities between how a human being moves/walks and how a robot moves. This allows students to see the human body as a system, i.e., from the perspective of an engineer. It shows how movement results from (i) decision making, i.e., deciding to walk and move, and (ii) implementing the decision by conveying the decision to the muscle (human) or motor (robot).
This is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. The course includes a brief study of art history and in depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative process and thought. Visual and performing arts are part of the Humanities: academic disciplines that study the human condition and, in addition to the arts, include languages, literature, law, history and religion. This course will teach students to develop a five-step system for understanding visual art in all forms based on description, analysis, meaning, context and judgment.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl
The course Bio-Inspired Design gives an overview of non-conventional mechanical approaches in nature and shows how this knowledge can lead to more creativity in mechanical design and to better (simpler, smaller, more robust) solutions than with conventional technology. The course discusses a large number of biological organisms with smart constructions, unusual mechanisms or clever sensing and processing methods and presents a number of technical examples and designs of bio-inspired instruments and machines.
This course presents a design philosophy and a design approach, dedicated to rehabilitation technology. This field was selected because of human-machine interaction is inherent and vital. Illustrative examples will be discussed by their entire design process
Design and construction of breakwaters and closure dams in estuaries and rivers. Functional requirements, determination of boundary conditions, spatial and constructional design and construction aspects of breakwaters and dams consisting of rock, sand and caissons.
This textbook was written to meet the needs of a twenty-first century student. It takes a systematic approach to helping students learn how to think and centers on a structured process termed the PUPP Model (Plan, Understand, Perform, and Present). This process is found throughout the text and in every guided example to help students develop a step-by-step problem-solving approach.
This textbook simplifies and integrates annuity types and variable calculations, utilizes relevant algebraic symbols, and is integrated with the Texas Instruments BAII+ calculator. It also contains structured exercises, annotated and detailed formulas, and relevant personal and professional applications in discussion, guided examples, case studies, and even homework questions.
Calculus: Early Transcendentals, originally by D. Guichard, has been redesigned by the Lyryx editorial team. Substantial portions of the content, examples, and diagrams have been redeveloped, with additional contributions provided by experienced and practicing instructors. This approachable text provides a comprehensive understanding of the necessary techniques and concepts of the typical Calculus course sequence, and is suitable for the standard Calculus I, II and III courses.
To practice and develop an understanding of topics, this text offers a range of problems, from routine to challenging, with selected solutions. As this is an open text, instructors and students are encouraged to interact with the textbook through annotating, revising, and reusing to your advantage. Suggestions for contributions to this growing textbook are welcome.
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This contemporary calculus course is the third in a three-part sequence. In this course students continue to explore the concepts, applications, and techniques of Calculus - the mathematics of change. Calculus has wide-spread application in science, economics and engineering, and is a foundation college course for further work in these areas. This is a required class for most science and mathematics majors.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl
This contemporary calculus course is the second in a three-part sequence. In this course students continue to explore the concepts, applications, and techniques of Calculus - the mathematics of change. Calculus has wide-spread application in science, economics and engineering, and is a foundation college course for further work in these areas. This is a required class for most science and mathematics majors.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl
This course is an introduction to contemporary calculus and is the first of a three-part sequence. In this course students explore the concepts, applications, and techniques of Calculus - the mathematics of change. Calculus has wide-spread application in science, economics and engineering, and is a foundation college course for further work in these areas. This is a required class for most science and mathematics majors.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl
Tijdens de cursus Caleidoscoop worden verschillende aspecten belicht waarmee de eerstejaarsstudenten worden voorzien van basisvaardigheden en basiskennis die noodzakelijk zijn voor het succesvol volgen van een studie in de wiskunde.
Based on working on exercises on project decision making and planning, the specific context of working abroad in general and in developing countries in particular is illustrated, with regard to socio-cultural aspects, planning and financing of projects, roles of (consulting) engineers and contractors, local materials, techniques and knowledge and environmental issues.
Unit Overview/Summary - FOCUS: SummaryThe bundle organizes performance expectations around the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals and the places they live. Instruction developed from this bundle should always maintain the three-dimensional nature of the standards but recognize that instruction is not limited to the practices and concepts directly linked with any of the bundle performance expectations.Connections between unit Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) The concept that all animals need food and plants need water and light (LS1.C as in K-LS1-1) connects to the idea that living things need water, air, and resources from the land, and they live in places that have the things they need (ESS3.A as in K-ESS3-1). These ideas also connect to the concept that plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs (K-ESS2-2). The concept that humans use natural resources for everything they do (ESS3.A as in K-ESS3-1) connects to the idea that the things people do to live comfortably can affect the world around them, but they can make choices that reduce their impacts on the land, water, air, and other living things (ESS3.C as in K-ESS2-2 and K-ESS3-3)Weather—which is the combination of sunlight, wind, snow or rain, and temperature in a particular region at a particular time (ESS2.D as in K-ESS2-1) —connects to the idea that living things need water (ESS3.A as in K-ESS3-1) and the idea that plants need light (LS1.C as in K-LS1-1). Also, the concept of the needs of living things connects to weather through making observation to notice and describe patterns as: observations can be used to describe the patterns of what plants and animals need (K-LS1-1) and observations and measurements of weather conditions can be used to describe and record the weather and to notice patterns over time (ESS2.D as in K-ESS2-1). The concepts of weather and patterns of weather (ESS2.D as in K-ESS2-1) also connect to the idea that some kinds of severe weather are more likely than others in a given region (ESS3.B as in K-ESS3-2).The idea that a situation that people want to change or create can be approached as a problem to be solved through engineering (ETS1.A, K-2-ETS1-1) could connect to several concepts such as plants need water and light to live and grow (LS1.C as in K-LS1-1), humans use natural resources for everything they do (ESS3.A as in K-ESS3-1), or that people can make choices that reduce their impacts on the land, water, air, and other living things (ESS3.C as in K-ESS3-3). These connections could be made through tasks such as designing a solution to the problem of plants in a garden not getting enough water or sunlight or identifying ways to reduce their class’s impact on the local water system. Alternatively, students could be challenged with a different design task involving creating products out of natural resources that are abundant in their area. In both tasks, students need an opportunity to reflect on the situation to be changed and that it can be approached as a problem to be solved through engineering.Unit Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs)Instruction leading to this bundle of PEs will help students build toward proficiency in elements of the practices of asking questions and defining problems (K-ESS3-2 and K-2-ETS1-1); developing and using models (K-ESS3-1); analyzing and interpreting data (K-LS1-1 and K-ESS2-1); engaging in argument from evidence (K-ESS2-2); and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating Information (K-ESS3-2 and K-ESS3-3). Many other practice elements can be used in instruction.Unit Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs)Instruction leading to this bundle of PEs will help students build toward proficiency in elements of the concepts of Cause and Effect (K-ESS3-2 and K-ESS3-3); and Patterns (K-LS1-1 and K-ESS2-1); Systems and System Models (K-ESS2-2 and K-ESS3-1). Many other crosscutting concepts elements can be used in instruction. All instruction should be three-dimensional.