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Bio Inspired Design
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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.

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Architecture and Design
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Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr.ir. P. Breedveld
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Biology 2e
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Biology 2e is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes various types of practice and homework questions that help students understand—and apply—key concepts. The 2nd edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Art and illustrations have been substantially improved, and the textbook features additional assessments and related resources.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
03/07/2018
Biology 2e, Biological Diversity, Introduction to Animal Diversity, The Evolutionary History of the Animal Kingdom
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe the features that characterized the earliest animals and approximately when they appeared on earth
Explain the significance of the Cambrian period for animal evolution and the changes in animal diversity that took place during that time
Describe some of the unresolved questions surrounding the Cambrian explosion
Discuss the implications of mass animal extinctions that have occurred in evolutionary history

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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Biology 2e, Evolutionary Processes, Evolution and the Origin of Species, Formation of New Species
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Define species and describe how scientists identify species as different
Describe genetic variables that lead to speciation
Identify prezygotic and postzygotic reproductive barriers
Explain allopatric and sympatric speciation
Describe adaptive radiation

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Biology 2e, Evolutionary Processes, Evolution and the Origin of Species, Reconnection and Speciation Rates
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe pathways of species evolution in hybrid zones
Explain the two major theories on rates of speciation

Subject:
Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Biology 2e, Evolutionary Processes, Evolution and the Origin of Species, Understanding Evolution
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe how scientists developed the present-day theory of evolution
Define adaptation
Explain convergent and divergent evolution
Describe homologous and vestigial structures
Discuss misconceptions about the theory of evolution

Subject:
Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
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OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Biology 2e, Evolutionary Processes, Phylogenies and the History of Life, Organizing Life on Earth
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Discuss the need for a comprehensive classification system
List the different levels of the taxonomic classification system
Describe how systematics and taxonomy relate to phylogeny
Discuss a phylogenetic tree's components and purpose

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Biology 2e, Evolutionary Processes, Phylogenies and the History of Life, Perspectives on the Phylogenetic Tree
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe horizontal gene transfer
Illustrate how prokaryotes and eukaryotes transfer genes horizontally
Identify the web and ring models of phylogenetic relationships and describe how they differ from the original phylogenetic tree concept

Subject:
Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Biology 2e, Preface, Preface
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Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Biology 2e, The Chemistry of Life, The Study of Life, Themes and Concepts of Biology
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Identify and describe the properties of life
Describe the levels of organization among living things
Recognize and interpret a phylogenetic tree
List examples of different subdisciplines in biology

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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Biology I
Read the Fine Print
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An introduction to biology intended for non-science majors.  Focus areas include chemical foundations, cell structure and division, genetics, and evolution.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
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Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Author:
David Fernandez
Leslie Orzetti
Paula Rodgers
Date Added:
04/25/2019