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The Silver Bridge Disaster: Eyebars in suspension

The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make 40 years? Part 1: Eyebars in suspension

Audio
5 mins

Science, Maths & Technology 

The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains

The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make 40 years? Part 2: Stresses and strains

Audio
10 mins

Science, Maths & Technology 

The Silver Bridge Disaster: The collapse

The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make 40 years? Part 3: The collapse

Audio
10 mins
OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC video icon

Nature & Environment 

OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans

Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from 2017. Together, we've explored the universe, our planet - and the depths of London, metaphorical and actual.

Video
25 mins

Science, Maths & Technology 

Why has Donald Trump set his sights on the Moon?

The President has instructed NASA to build a camp on the Moon. It might be a better idea than trying to get straight to Mars, as this New Scientist short, sharp, science video explains.

Video
5 mins

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Open University programmes on TV, radio and online

Here's a guide to TV and radio programmes co-produced by The OU and the BBC - and a guide to what you can watch or listen to now on iPlayer.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

The Hunt

This lavish co-production from the OU and the BBC gets close to tales of survival. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the series explores the dynamic relationship between predator and their prey. Watch clips from each episode and explore the science behind the stories.

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Introduction to algebra free course icon Level 1 icon

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Introduction to algebra

This free course is an introduction to algebra which builds on the idea of using letters to represent numbers. Section 1 looks at finding, simplifying and using formulas and includes useful tips on learning algebra. Section 2 introduces some of the terminology used in algebra and techniques such as evaluating and checking equivalence of expressions, identifying terms in an expression and collecting like terms. Section 3 looks at how to simplify terms and introduces index notation and multiplying powers. Section 4 looks at the use of brackets in algebra and section 5 covers solving, checking and using simple linear equations.

Free course
16 hrs
Introduction to algebra Ebook icon

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Introduction to algebra

This free course is an introduction to algebra which builds on the idea of using letters to represent numbers. Section 1 looks at finding, simplifying and using formulas and includes useful tips on learning algebra. Section 2 introduces some of the terminology used in algebra and techniques such as evaluating and checking equivalence of expressions, identifying terms in an expression and collecting like terms. Section 3 looks at how to simplify terms and introduces index notation and multiplying powers. Section 4 looks at the use of brackets in algebra and section 5 covers solving, checking and using simple linear equations.

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Introduction to algebra

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Finding creativity in orbit?

Has space tourist Trevor Beattie got it wrong by suggesting that it's time to send creative people to space?

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Nature & Environment 

Blue Planet II

Sir David Attenborough presents Blue Planet II.

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Digital forensics

Digital evidence features in just about every part of our personal and business lives. Legal and business decisions hinge on having timely data about what people have actually done. This free course, Digital forensics, is an introduction to computer forensics and investigation, and provides a taster in understanding how to conduct investigations to correctly gather, analyse and present digital evidence to both business and legal audiences. It also outlines the tools to locate and analyse digital evidence on a variety of devices, how to keep up to date with changing technologies, and laws and regulations in digital forensics.

Free course
8 hrs
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