iLumina Digital Library

iLumina contains materials in the following disciplines: chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science. Over half of the materials are supplementary teaching materials like plant images or computer science articles. There are primary teaching materials like demonstrations, animations, tutorials or courses in math, physics and chemistry. The collection is geared towards an undergraduate audience or college-level instructors.

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Accumulation
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Using Maple, Mathmatica, or MatLab, learner should be able to study the process of moving from rate-of-change information to cumulative change; to relate this process to area calculations.

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Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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iLumina
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iLumina Digital Library
Author:
David Smith
Dr. Lawrence Moore
Accumulation
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Using Maple, Mathmatica, or MatLab, learner should be able to study the process of moving from rate-of-change information to cumulative change; to relate this process to area calculations.

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Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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iLumina
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iLumina Digital Library
Author:
David Smith
Dr. Lawrence Moore
Aliasing-Point Sampling Theory
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A qualitative introduction to point sampling theory and how it applies to the problem of aliasing in computer graphics and some solutions to the problem. There are only images and html pages in this section.

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iLumina
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iLumina Digital Library
Author:
Dr. Scott Owen
Aliasing Problems and Anti-Aliasing Techniques
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Discussion of Aliasing that includes basic theory and possible solution. It also includes the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Slide set on Overview of Aliasing by Rosalee Wolfe (1993). There are only images and html pages in this section.

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Full Course
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iLumina
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iLumina Digital Library
Author:
Dr. Scott Owen
Artificial Life in Computer Graphics
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A discussion of the use of artificial life techniques in computer animation. It includes sections on the flocking algorithms of Reynolds, the simulation of the motion of snakes and worms, and the simulation of the behaviors and motion of fish. This section includes html pages, images, and several videos.

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iLumina
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iLumina Digital Library
Author:
Dr. Scott Owen
Camera Animation
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A general discussion of the use of cameras in computer animation. This section includes principles of traditional film techniques and suggestions for the use of a camera during an architectural walkthrough. This section includes html pages, images and one video.

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Full Course
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iLumina
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iLumina Digital Library
Author:
Dr. Scott Owen
Challenges for Service Providers When Importing Metadata in Digital Libraries
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Much of the usefulness of digital libraries lies in their ability to provide services for data from distributed repositories, and many research projects are investigating frameworks for interoperability. In this paper, we report on the experiences and lessons learned by iLumina after importing IMS metadata. iLumina utilizes the IMS metadata specification, which allows for a rich set of metadata (Dublin Core has a simpler metadata scheme that can be mapped onto a subset of the IMS metadata). Our experiences identify questions regarding intellectual property rights for metadata, protocols for enriched metadata, and tips for designing metadata services.

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Computing and Information
Material Type:
Lecture
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iLumina
Provider Set:
iLumina Digital Library
Author:
Dave McArthur
Gary Geisler
Marty McClelland
Ms. Katy Magolan
Ms. Sarah Giersch
Character Animation
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A general discussion of the creation and animation of characters in computer animation. This section includes principles of traditional character animation techniques, such as those developed by the Disney animators, and also human modelling. The section includes html pages, images and several videos.

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Full Course
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iLumina
Provider Set:
iLumina Digital Library
Author:
Dr. Scott Owen
The ChemWiki
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The ChemWiki project is a new approach toward chemistry education where an Open Access textbook environment is constantly being written and re-written partly by students and partly by faculty members resulting in a free Chemistry textbook to supplement or supplant conventional paper-based books. Anyone can view, although a freely available account is required to edit the site modules. The UCD ChemWiki was created and is currently directed by Prof. Delmar Larsen in the Chemistry department at UC Davis.

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Life Science
Chemistry
Physics
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
ComPADRE Digital Library
iLumina
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
iLumina Digital Library
Author:
Delmar Larsen (University of California, Davis;Chemistry)
Dr. Delmar Larsen
Computer Animation
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A general discussion of computer animation. This section includes principles of camera animation, character animation and special effects such as particle systems. There is also a discussion of artificial life techniques such as the flocking algorithm and the graphical simulation of different types of life. This section includes html pages, images and several videos.

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Full Course
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iLumina
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iLumina Digital Library
Author:
Dr. Scott Owen
Contour Plots and Critical Points
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Using Maple or Mathmatica, learner should be able to use contour plots and second-degree Taylor approximations to locate extreme points and saddle points of a function of two variables.

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Activity/Lab
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iLumina
Provider Set:
iLumina Digital Library
Author:
Dr. Lawrence Moore
Determinants
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Using Maple, Mathmatica, or MatLab, the learner should be able to explore the properties of determinants of matrices and to develop an important theoretical formula.

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Activity/Lab
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iLumina
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iLumina Digital Library
Author:
David Smith
Double Integrals I
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Using Maple or Mathmatica, learner should be able to investigate the definition of the double integral and to develop numerical methods for calculating double integrals.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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iLumina
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iLumina Digital Library
Author:
David Smith
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
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Using Maple, Mathmatica, or MatLab, learner should be able to experiment with and explore properties of eigenvalues and eigenvectors and their application to differential equations.

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Activity/Lab
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iLumina
Provider Set:
iLumina Digital Library
Author:
David Smith
EnviroLand
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This software package contains several Visual Basic simulations of wet laboratory experiments for environmental chemistry (i.e. alkalinity, hardness, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, etc.), a theoretical calculation/simulator (pC-pH diagram), and seven pollutant fate and transport simulators. EnviroLand only works on PC machines. Zipped file size: 12 Mb

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Student Guide
Provider:
iLumina
Provider Set:
iLumina Digital Library
Author:
Dr. Frank Dunnivant