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  • even time function fmax upperlimit on frequency df freq step assume even time spacing dt t 2 t 1 initialize frequency counter and freq vector n 1 f 0 df fmax initialize transform vector G zeros size f generate integral

    Original URL path: http://www.nuceng.ca/ep3w4/evenft.m (2014-10-09)
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  • Generic Sub-page
    failing to complete the course then an incomplete can be assigned If an incomplete is given then the professor has for Term 2 courses until July 23 to supply a grade for this student or an automatic F will be put on the students record If the assigned work is subsequently handed in by the deadline the student does not have to re register or pay for the course again

    Original URL path: http://www.nuceng.ca/teach/teach101/teach101.htm (2014-10-09)
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    even the poorest student can enjoy the feeling of success the excitement of success and the subsequent praise Kids love the process and respond in amazing ways The subject of math happens to lend itself to this process but there is no reason why this process cannot be applied to other subjects and to higher levels We as educators especially at the higher levels tend to leave out steps for the student to fill in This is warranted at the higher levels but the method is prone to creating uncrossable barriers for even the best students from time to time We as educators could take a page from the JUMP book we need to be able to diagnose when a student is stuck at a step and we need to be able to break down the step into sub steps so that the problem concept can be grasped Some professors balk at such spoon feeding I prefer to think of it as a temporary helping hand If I have a broken leg I need a crutch for a short time not a kick in the pants The JUMP program has shown that students following the small step process learn to make conceptual leaps as a result So there should be little fear that the short term nurturing will lead to a long term dependency Experience has been quite the opposite I am a nuclear engineering professor at McMaster with a passion for mathematics not to be confused with exceptional ability But like most profs in Engineering and Science I bemoan the lack of mathematical ability I see in many of our students I believe that the main problem is that somewhere early on they stumbled on the math concepts and fell off the path To recover they would have to go back to that spot and retrace the correct path Not many university students are willing to do that I also see the lack of ability to think in mathematical terms as a great barrier to making intelligent decisions in the day to day be it carpentry shopping understanding facts and issues in politics making environmental choices and so on I believe it to be a problem at least on par with illiteracy How can we sustain a working democracy when people are not empowered to think properly I had the pleasure of attending a training session on the program on 2005 02 23 and to meet John Katie and Laura So often in life we in the first class cabins of this planet earth wish we could do more to help those less fortunate than us We can give money to favourite charities and hope that it reaches the intended audience But we are left still wonting Yes support Ryan s Well Foster Parent Plan and the host of other good causes But here is an initiative right here at home that can correct a huge local flaw that will in turn unleash the potential of empowered people This

    Original URL path: http://www.nuceng.ca/teach/jumpforall.htm (2014-10-09)
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    the mind to facilitate manipulation An idea is a model We lump concepts to build up a hierarchy of concepts to form more complex layered models What are the barriers to modelling Perhaps it is a lack of confidence or the simple inability to see a path forward There is a natural reluctance to not start until you can see the whole solution To counter this as educators perhaps we

    Original URL path: http://www.nuceng.ca/teach/modelling.htm (2014-10-09)
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  • DISTED
    webdialogs com who offers a Skype plug in called Unyte www unyte net that permits desktop sharing It too is free for the base software that permits others to see your desktop It is easy to setup and use If I wish to collaborate with a student colleague or anyone at a distance I call the person via Skype and invite him or her via a Chat message to view my desktop The person simply clicks on the link in the chat message and within a few seconds the person sees my desktop in a browser window on his or her local machine I can control what parts of the desktop the remote person sees For a nominal cost Unyte permits the user to control my application Any application a Word document a Powerpoint presentation an image a movie a whiteboard whatever is sharable Collaborative writing anyone Additional seats are inexpensive of the order of 20 seat year Want a video link Want someone to join in on a group discussion No sweat Webcams web cameras are inexpensive devices that you can add to your computer Open a webcam window on your desktop and you will see whatever the camera is pointing at Share that window via Unyte and now the colleague can see your face or a do hickey that you are working on or whatever Use a set of speakers and an area microphone instead of a headset and the group at either end of the conversation can see hear and speak Few to few collaborations are now dirt cheap Couple this with an internet equipped classroom or boardroom and you can see and hear the possibilities Will it replace face to face meetings No But many of our meetings don t need the intimacy of face to

    Original URL path: http://www.nuceng.ca/teach/disted.htm (2014-10-09)
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    is difficult to redress in a collegial system You cannot speak of oceans to well frogs Notions A possible research funding model The average research in the university is well average Not every professor can achieve research greatness or aspires to for that matter Yet out of the crowd the superstars emerge and it is pre emptive to pre determine those superstars Suppose that a base level of operating funds were supplied to all researchers to keep them in business The superstars are additionally funded as they emerge Perhaps with a base level of assured funding profs can focus on achieving a more meaningful balance of teaching and research that rejects the publish or perish syndrome and the hyperbole that it fosters in favour of the advancement of higher learning on issues that really matter Personally I think society would benefit more from the better usage of existing knowledge that it would the creation of more knowledge We seem to be information rich and wisdom poor Selected Reading Cindy Robinson UpFront Higher learning An examination of specialized research versus university teaching Carleton University Magazine Online www magazine carleton ca Fall 2003 Also captured in pdf format pdf 94kb Richard M

    Original URL path: http://www.nuceng.ca/teach/teach-research.htm (2014-10-09)
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  • Fable
    doesn t matter it may not be a bad event on the contrary I think it can be a good one One night the old man heard some noise of horses and got up to see To his surprise he saw another beautiful horse as well as his own It was clear that his horse had brought a companion home Hearing the news the neighbors all came to say congratulation on his good luck At the greetings however the old man was very calm and thoughtful He added It is true that I got a new horse for nothing but it is hard to say whether it is good or bad It may be an unlucky thing What he said was testified right The son of the old man was very fond of the horse brought home and one day when he was riding the horse he fell down from the horseback and terribly hurt in his left leg Since then he was never able to walk freely Nothing serious the old man said perhaps it is going to be good A year later many of the youth there were recruited to fight in a war and most of them

    Original URL path: http://www.nuceng.ca/teach/chinesefable.htm (2014-10-09)
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  • Nuclear Info Web Ring
    by WebRing This site is a member of WebRing To browse visit Here Enter Bill Garland s Nuclear Engineering site This is a site for students and others interested in Nuclear Engineering as it relates to the program in the

    Original URL path: http://www.nuceng.ca/nukeinfo_ring.htm (2014-10-09)
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