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    13 Jun 2018

  • The civil engineer's fear of the penalty shoot-out: Predicting the World Cup

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jun 2018
    Civil Engineering uses a lot of predictions; World Cups generate a lot of predictions. Charles MacRobert brings the two worlds together.
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    Why is snow so hard to predict?

    By Peter Clark

    Much of the country is bracing for The Beast From The East, and a battering from heavy snow. But equally, it might...

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    26 Feb 2018

  • Why is snow so hard to predict?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Feb 2018
    Much of the country is bracing for The Beast From The East, and a battering from heavy snow. But equally, it might not happen - New York famously faced a...
  • Perceptions of corruption

    By Dr Susan Fawssett

    Economic injustice takes many forms. Watch this video to find out just how widespread it is and how we can combat it...

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    13 Feb 2018

  • Perceptions of corruption

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2018
    Economic injustice takes many forms. Watch this video to find out just how widespread it is and how we can combat it 
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    The Story Of Maths

    Marcus DuSautoy explores the long, surprising history of humankind's relationship with numbers.

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    29 Jan 2018

  • The Story Of Maths

    Introductory level Updated 29 Jan 2018
    Marcus DuSautoy explores the long, surprising history of humankind's relationship with numbers.
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    Just six numbers

    By The OpenLearn team, Martin Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow

    To Professor Sir Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, the essential nature of the cosmos and the evolution of the...

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    29 Jan 2018

  • Just six numbers

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Jan 2018
    To Professor Sir Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, the essential nature of the cosmos and the evolution of the entire world have been determined by just six...
  • Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

    This documentary from the BBC explores the eccentric life of Ada Lovelace, the world's first programmer, the 'Enchantress of Numbers'

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  • Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

    Introductory level Updated 29 Jan 2018
    This documentary from the BBC explores the eccentric life of Ada Lovelace, the world's first programmer, the 'Enchantress of Numbers'
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    27 Jan 2018

  • Queen (and Slave) Of The Sciences

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Jan 2018
    Katie Chicot explains why numbers make the world go round.
  • How have family budgets changed in sixty years?

    By Joanna Bulman

    The government has been gathering data about household outgoings for six decades. It tracks social and structural...

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    22 Jan 2018

  • How have family budgets changed in sixty years?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jan 2018
    The government has been gathering data about household outgoings for six decades. It tracks social and structural changes  over those times, says the...
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    16 Jan 2018

  • How much money does the UK really contribute to the European Union?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Jan 2018
    You've seen the bus. You've heard the arguments. But what does the Office For National Statistics say about the UK's actual net contribution to the EU budget?
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    Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list

    Blue chat for a blue day: collecting some thoughts on the marketing wheeze that is Blue Monday.

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    12 Jan 2018

  • Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jan 2018
    Blue chat for a blue day: collecting some thoughts on the marketing wheeze that is Blue Monday.

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  • Modelling events in time

    This free course develops ideas about probability and random processes. Sections 1 and 2 introduce the fundamental ideas of random processes...

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    This free course develops ideas about probability and random processes. Sections 1...
  • Kinematics of fluids

    This free course examines the basic kinematics of two-dimensional fluid flows. Section 1 introduces the differential equations for pathlines and...

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  • Kinematics of fluids

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    This free course examines the basic kinematics of two-dimensional fluid flows....
  • Linear programming – the basic ideas

    This free course examines the formulation and solution of small linear programming problems. Section 1 deals with the formulation of linear...

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  • Linear programming – the basic ideas

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    This free course examines the formulation and solution of small linear programming...
  • Introduction to the calculus of variations

    This free course concerns the calculus of variations. Section 1 introduces some key ingredients by solving a seemingly simple problem – finding the...

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  • Introduction to the calculus of variations

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    This free course concerns the calculus of variations. Section 1 introduces some...
  • Point estimation

    This free course looks at point estimation, that is, the estimation of the value of the parameter of a statistical model by a single number, a...

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    This free course looks at point estimation, that is, the estimation of the value...
  • Univariate continuous distribution theory

    This free course looks at a number of the basic properties of statistical models. Section 1 is concerned with the distributions of continuous...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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  • Univariate continuous distribution theory

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    This free course looks at a number of the basic properties of statistical models....
  • Metric spaces and continuity

    This free course contains an introduction to metric spaces and continuity. The key idea is to use three particular properties of the Euclidean...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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  • Metric spaces and continuity

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    This free course contains an introduction to metric spaces and continuity. The key...
  • Rings and polynomials

    This free course contains an introduction to rings and polynomials. We see that polynomial rings have many properties in common with the integers;...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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  • Rings and polynomials

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    This free course contains an introduction to rings and polynomials. We see that...
  • Group theory

    This free course consolidates and builds on group theory studied at OU level 2 or equivalent. Section 1 describes how to construct a group called...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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  • Group theory

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    This free course consolidates and builds on group theory studied at OU level 2 or...
  • Number theory

    This free course is an introduction to Number Theory. Section 1 provides a brief introduction to the kinds of problem that arise in Number Theory....

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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  • Number theory

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    Number theory
    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 17 May 2018
    This free course is an introduction to Number Theory. Section 1 provides a brief...