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ISBN: 0309078385, 9780309078382
Authors: Committee On Indicators Of Precollege Science, Mathematics Education, National Research Council
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Keywords: preliminary, review, mathematics, science, precollege, education, indicators
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Many studies point to the inadequacy of precollege education in the United States. How can it be improved? The development of effective policy requires information on the condition of education and the ability to measure change. This book lays out a framework for an efficient monitoring system. Key variables include teacher quality and quantity, course content, instructional time and enrollment, a......
Authors: A. F. Brewer, T. O. Ellis, Gabriel F. Groner, D. E. Roseen, W. L. Sibley
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: preliminary, discussion, feasibility, impact, manufacture, product, based, automation, discrete, computer
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Preliminary findings of an investigation of potential technological feasibility and effect of advanced automation and robotics, including several innovative concepts for flexible, programmable automation of manufactured hard goods.Programmable automation is considered for all manufacturing operations, including assembly and testing, for moderately to highly complex products in lots ranging from a ......
Authors: Gabriel F. Groner, R. A. Berman, R. L. Clark, Edward Charles Deland
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: biological, modeling, preliminary, report, system, computer, user, view, interactive, biomod
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An example of the current version of BIOMOD, an interactive computer-graphics system for biological modeling. The example models water and solute distribution between the intravascular and extravascular spaces of the body. BIOMOD operates on a graphic console comprising a CRT screen, RAND Tablet, and keyboard. BIOMOD allows the user to draw block diagrams, handprint or type text, push displayed bu......
Author: Ralph E. Strauch
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: game, theoretic, analysis, defense, slbm, treatment, mobile, preliminary
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A game analysis of the deployment of a defense system against submarine-launched ballistic missiles composed of mobile defense units capable of destroying a nearby submarine and its missiles at the time of launch. The Memorandum assumes that the ocean is divided into zones among which both the attacker and defender deploy forces.......
Author: Harold Sackman
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: computers, volume, complete, results, solving, problem, investigation, real, world, preliminary
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Part of an NSF research project on "Studies in the Psychology of Man-Computer Problem Solving,"this pilot investigation compared problem solving with and without computers, investigated real-world problem solving, and tested the effectiveness of a proposed nine-stage model of real-world problem solving stemming from systems and planning theory.The pilot subjects were 8 RAND professionals and 11 UC......
ISBN: 0309147638, 9780309147637
Authors: Committee On The Initial Assessment Of Readjustment Needs Of Military Personnel, Veterans,, Their Families; Board On The Health Of Selected Populations; Institute Of Medicine
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: veterans, needs, service, members, families, readjustment, assessment, home, iraq, afghanistan, preliminary, returning
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Nearly 1.9 million U.S. troops have been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq since October 2001. Many service members and veterans face serious challenges in readjusting to normal life after returning home.This initial book presents findings on the most critical challenges, and lays out the blueprint for the second phase of the study to determine how best to meet the needs of returning troops and the......
ISBN: 0309102278, 9780309102278
Authors: Committee On Archiving, Accessing Environmental, Geospatial Data At Noaa, National Research Council
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Keywords: data, noaa, interim, report, geospatial, environmental, principles, guidelines, archiving, preliminary
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) collects and manages a wide range of environmental and geospatial data to fulfill its mission requirements--data that stretch from the surface of the sun to the core of the earth, and affect every aspect of society. With limited resources and enormous growth in data volumes, NOAA asked the National Academies for advice on how to archive an......
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