This is a follow-on for the Coursera class Principles of Functional Programming in Scala, which so far had more than 100’000 inscriptions over two iterations of the course, with some of the highest completion rates of any massive open online course worldwide.
The impact of economic forces in our lives is sizable and pervasive. For this reason, it is impossible to understand the social and economic forces shaping our lives without a good understanding of basic economic principles. This course provides a quantitative and model-based introduction to such principles, and teaches how to apply them to make sense of a wide range of real world problems. Examples of applications include predicting the impact of technological changes in market prices, calculating the optimal gasoline tax, and measuring the value of new products.
Design is full of unspoken rules and obscure theories that, when applied, can dramatically improve one's own design. For the first time, we are documenting them all in one place. Universal Principles of Design, based on William Lidwell's award-wining books, illustrates one design principle a week, ranging from the tried and true (the 80/20 rule) to concepts that you may not have ever heard in a design context (Ockham's razor or crowd intelligence.) These principles are critical to successful design—no matter what the discipline. Anyone who creates, designs, engineers, or illustrates will learn invaluable lessons that will take their work to the next level.
Simply Ball with Pilates Principles is an excellent introduction to a series of highly effective exercises that can add a new dimension to your fitness routine. Jennifer Pohlman and Rodney Searle, both experienced instructors in the Pilates Method, have designed a unique program that combines exercise ball with movements based on Pilates. The exercises strengthen the abdominal. back and pelvic muscles. They also improve muscle flexibility and endurance and help develop a strong, subtle physique. Simply Ball with Pilates Principles focuses on body alignment, balanced strength and movement control. It is perfect for those who seek to improve their total body fitness and enhance their overall sense of well being.