May 23, 2008 lecture by Ben Shneiderman for the Stanford University Human Computer Interaction Seminar (CS547). Science 2.0 focuses on the human-designed world in which the dynamics of trust, privacy, responsibility, and empathy are determinants of success. Advancing Science 2.0 will require a shift in priorities to promote intense collaboration, integrative thinking, teamwork-based education/training, and case study ethnographic research...more
Least-Squares Polynomial Fitting, Norm Of Optimal Residual Versus P, Least-Squares System Identification, Model Order Selection, Cross-Validation, Recursive Least-Squares, Multi-Objective Least-Squares
(May 19, 2010) Professor Robert Sapolsky gives what he calls "one of the most difficult lectures of the course" about chaos and reductionism. He references a book that he assigned to his students. This lecture focuses on reduction science and breaking things down to their component parts in order to understand them best.
Fiorina provides an insightful distinction between leadership and management. She describes leadership as changing the order of things and management as the production of acceptable results within known constraints and conditions.
This video shows how to calculate and classify the critical points of functions of two variables. The ideas involve first and second order derivatives and are seen in university mathematics.
Doppler Effect, Binary Stars, Neutron Stars and Black Holes. Doppler shift is introduced with sound waves, then extended to electromagnetic waves (radiation). The Doppler shift of stellar spectral lines and/or pulsar frequencies provides a measure of the line-of-sight (so-called radial) velocity of the source relative to the observer. Combined with Newton's law of universal gravitation, this can lead to the orbital parameters and the mass ...more
A tutorial on the basics of setting up and evaluating double integrals. We show how to sketch regions of integration, their description, and how to reverse the order of integration.
Mating systems and parental care vary tremendously from species to species. Every species differs in how it protects its young from predators and provides its young with food, if it does so at all. The physical environment as well as behavioral dynamics in intraspecies relationships all influence parental care. Often the mating system, which sex is dominant in mating, and whether fertilization is external or internal will determine much of...more
Nick shows a video of a motion capture technique used in the latest video games. He stresses the need for such innovation in order to compete in a booming market.
Kawasaki shares some of the qualities that he believes entrepreneurs, and everyone else, should have. In order to be a mensch, a person who is widely respected and trusted, one should help those who cannot be helpful in return, do the right thing in the right way, and pay back to society.
Guest Lecturer, Setup of the Ice Cream Store Problem, with Customer, Cashier, Clerk, and Manager Threads, The Different Constraints on the Various Types of Threads, Writing the Main Function, Spawning the Various Threads, Handling the Manager-Clerk Interaction Using the Inspection Struct, Which Uses a Semaphore to Signal to the Manager That the Clerk Is Ready for Inspection, As Well as a Semaphore that Ensures that the Clerk Will Wait for ...more
A basic illustration of how to apply the variation of constants / parameters method to solve second order differential equations.