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Power: A Deciding Factor in History - In the dictionary power is defined in many ways there is no set defined statement what power is or is supposed to be. Power can make or break a person or even a nation. Power is, “A measure of an entity's ability to control the environment around itself, including the behavior of other entities” (Wikipedia) which i find to be the most accurate definition. I conclude that this is what power is; it is a controlling factor in everyone’s life whether it be power over that person or over someone else, this definition makes the most sense to me....   [tags: Power, ] 488 words
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Inflation and Absolute Power - Throughout the years the government has gained complete control over money and its development. The government wanted control because it believes that it is easier to acquire monetary assets if they have the control over all money and, at the same time, eliminate the middle-man of trade. With the ever growing population the government came up with a way to counterfeit money to keep up with the demand of money. This counterfeiting of money created inflation. Inflation happens when there is more and more money being created, this lessens the value of each individual dollar....   [tags: power] 712 words
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Organizational Politics – Power and Dependency - There are two parts of this topic that is discussed. The first are the five bases of power used normally in Organizational Politics. There are two categories that split into two, Formal and Personal Power. So what are these five bases of power and which category is the best one. We will look at these powers and will be comparing them to our scenarios. The second part will cover the relationship between dependency and power. We will then look at our scenarios for examples of these relationships. Two Social psychologist, French and Raven, had developed the five bases of power....   [tags: Formal Power, Personal Power]
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Personal Power and Negotiations - Negotiations as we are learning, are a part of daily life and the ability to negotiate effectively, regardless of the subject matter, is an imperative aspect of personal and professional success. Delving more deeply into the topic of negotiation it is recognized that all parties involved in said negotiations are going to bring to the table a certain type of personal power and adjusting negotiations as a reflection of such is equally as important to the negotiation process as the negotiation style(s) we choose to utilize....   [tags: network power, interpersonal power]
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The Power of Water - ... As fuel cells are created with better heat management and insulation, their temperatures can be controlled, increasing the efficiency of future designs of fuel cells. Regardless, because of how light it is, there is not much hydrogen gas available that can be gathered, so it has to be manufactured. There are two techniques that can be used to produce hydrogen, Electrolysis and the steam-methane process. With electrolysis an electric current is passed through ionized water. This creates bubbles of hydrogen and oxygen....   [tags: hydrogen power, fossil fuel]
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The Influence of Power in Macbeth - In The Tragedy of Macbeth, the most prevailing theme is the shift in power in the relationships of the central character. The main character of the play, Macbeth, experiences a shift in control of his relationships as he gains more power. Duncan is the most unlikely character to be killed because of his personality, but because he is the King of Scotland, Macbeth loathes him. In the play there is very interaction between Macbeth and Duncan, showing the little time in which Macbeth gets more power....   [tags: Corruption of Power]
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The Progress of Commercial Nuclear Power - As begins every typical paper written on the progress of commercial nuclear power, a bit of history related to the nuclear power industry is custom. Beginning with the Generation I reactors (early prototype reactors), such as Shippingport, Fermi I and Magnox, which lead us to Generation II reactors (commercial power reactors), such as the more commonly known light water reactors; pressurized water reactors (PWR) and boiling water reactors (BWR). Other General II reactors include the CANada Deuterium Uranium reactor (CANDU), advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR), and the voda voda energo reactor (VVER)....   [tags: nuclear power, power industry, terrapower] 1056 words
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Model of Power within Organizations - Introduction To explain the statement: 'Power does not flow to unknown people in the organization', I will give an overview of the Model of Power in Organizations according to Mc Shane and Von Glinow, which includes a definition of the meaning of power, the different sources of power, and the contingencies that need to exist before sources of power will translate into actual power. Finally, I will provide a conclusion and recommendation. The Sources and Contingencies of Power in Organizations McShane and Von Glinow define Power as “the capacity of a person, team, or organization to influence others” (300)....   [tags: Legitimate Power, Reward, Coercive Power] 860 words
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The Concept of Power - The concept of power is present within various realms of all organizations. Power, however, is not something that should necessarily be looked at negatively. There are justifiable types of power that may be important to criminal justice organizations. The main role of power in criminal justice administration should be to gain compliance from subordinates of all types, and turn that power over time into acceptable forms of authority (Stojkovic et al., 2008). It is for this reason that power is an important attribute in criminal justice agencies....   [tags: Politics, Criminal Justice, Power, Authority] 1239 words
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An Endeavor for Power - A desire for power is born within each and every human being and it is the Struggle for Power that becomes paramount in everyday life. The novel, Lord of the Flies is about a group of boys who are stranded on an island. They try to create order with the use of a democracy, but it turns into chaos as the boys fight among themselves. Firstly, the story demonstrates that leaders need to be aware of the needs and values of its community. Secondly, it displays that good leaders are respectful. Lastly, the theme is evident through how bad leaders can be disrespectful....   [tags: Desire, Struggle for Power, Human Nature]
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Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant - March 11, 2011 marked the date in which the northern region of Japan, Tohoku, experienced a dreadful environmental tragedy that altered the lives of many Japanese people. A massive earthquake and tsunami triggered widespread and irrevocable damage to not only the Tohoku region and communities living there, but also to the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant ensuing the uncontrolled release of radiation into the environment. Due to this nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, many people have begun to question the plausibility of nuclear safety and the possibility of reliable government information....   [tags: Nuclear Power] 2165 words
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Power’s Tug-a-War - Power is distributed in different ways throughout society, especially in the binary relationships of ethnicity, race, religion, sex and particularly age. The duality involving the conflicting vantage points of childhood and adulthood are vast and biased towards the higher power. This power struggle is evident in every day situations all around the world whether it be in a family dynamic with a parent and child or school systems via teacher and student or more violent as in war ridden cultures. Children become second class citizens and their ideas and opinions become repressed in their own society....   [tags: Power] 964 words
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Community Power and Participatory Decision-Making - Attempts to define power have been traditionalistic, contentious and mundane despite the concept’s widespread use. Two salient features were presented for the controversial assumptions in defining power: power as domination and power as empowerment. In seeking to comprehensively reconcile the “contestedness” about power, Steven Lukes (2005) observes that how we conceive of power makes a difference to how we think and act in general especially in social contexts. The views of power can be a personal process where the interviews and the focus group served as helping the participants grapple with the controversy and discomfort surrounding the concept....   [tags: Power in Business] 2295 words
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The Power of Books in The Book Thief - ... In my essay I will talk about how books have the power to save, the power to destroy, and how book can affect others. Books have the power to save a lot of things. It mostly depends on the words inside of them. Like Death said in The Book Thief, “I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.” Death says this after he reads the book thief’s book. He was wondering how something so ugly and hideous (He rescued it from the garbage carrier) could have such an amazing words inside them....   [tags: bully, read, power, destroy] 608 words
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The Chicano and The Black Power Movements - The 1960’s comprised of many different movements that sought the same goal of achieving equality, equality in means of: political, economical, and social equality. Two similar movements emerged during this era that shared the same ideologies: the Chicano and the Black Power Movement. Both shared a similar ideology that outlined their movement, which was the call for self-determination. The similar experiences that they had undergone such as the maltreatment and the abuse of power that enacted was enacted by the dominant Anglo race helped to shape these ideologies....   [tags: Chicano, Black Power]
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Political Power in The House of the Scorpion - ... Furthermore, in America there were 2 recent laws waiting to be passed and 1 is still being discussed. The first law requires all citizens to have a passport in order to pass the border, even when driving into Mexico or Canada. Obtaining a passport, however, is neither free nor guaranteed.You must apply, pay an exorbitant amount of fees, and wait for weeks for the passport to be verified and returned. The second law that is still pending, states that recently, the State Department quietly proposed a new questionnaire as a part of the of the passport application criteria....   [tags: power, government, regression, corruption] 1059 words
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The Power of One and Pocahontas - Post-Colonialism Reflective Essay The historical attempts of Europeans to claim lands that are not their own and forcibly take them from previous owners have created a repeated scenario of fierce conflict between the colonizers and the colonized. This scenario is seen so often in history that it has become a sort of universal theme, a fact not missed by writers and filmmakers. In both The Power of One and Pocahontas, the colonization of an existing culture creates tension between the colonizers and the colonized....   [tags: cultures, The Power of One, Pocahontas] 891 words
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Research on the Power of Authority - ... Plays, films and songs have been based on the experiments, and well known authors such as Doris Lessing and Arthur Koestler have written about them at length. Within academic social psychology, it would be difficult to overestimate their impact. In social psychology textbooks, a significant study is usually described in just a couple of sentences, or at most a paragraph, but the obedience experiments nearly always receive pages of coverage.The obedience studies indelibly changed our understanding of the Holocaust....   [tags: orders, power, obey] 764 words
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War and the Centralization of Power - ... A new monetary system was created, and tax resources before undreamed of were resorted to, at first timorously, in the end with a rigor that hardly knew bounds” (Taussig 161). The federal government used three ways to finance the war effort, borrow, tax, and print money, sometimes skirting the bounds of constitutionality and ultimately setting precedence for our modern government. To finance a believed short term war, on 17 July 1861, Congress authorizes a $250 million national loan (Weisman 35)....   [tags: government expansion of power]
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Death and the Maiden, and Power - ... Also, one main thing that affects women in Death and the Maiden and in Punishment is the way their country runs the government. Death and the Maiden takes places in Chile; in Chile the government was run by military dictatorship, but years later it became a democratic state(Gascoigne). Even though Chile became a democratic state, women did not have the power or control to do what pleased them. For example, in Death and the Maiden, Gerardo is telling Paulina to take Roberto to court, but in Paulina case regarding Roberto she is and outsider when it comes to law knows they judges will not do anything and knowing Roberto will not go to jail if taken with the judges, she just wants him to c...   [tags: power, control, character analysis] 820 words
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Wind-Power: An Alternative to Hydroelectricity - ... When comparing the cost of wind-power to that of hydroelectric power, wind-power is more affordable. Wind-power comes in at only $0.01/KWh, while Hydroelectric power is $0.03/KWh. Also, wind-power generates relatively no greenhouse gases, and is expected to leave no by-products while Hydroelectric plants produce high doses of Methane (“Hydroelectric Energy”, 1) Wind-power also falls short to Hydroelectric power as well. The Energy and fuel for wind-power may be cheap, but the turbines are extremely expensive to build....   [tags: energy, wind, power]
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Relationship Between Dependency and Power - The following essay is a discussion on the five power bases (which are coercive, reward, legitimate, expert, and referent), and the relationship between dependency and power. For each one of the power bases and the aforementioned relationship I will develop a thesis. The setting with which the theses are to be mined is a theoretical scenario where there is a company that creates marketing programs for the real estate industry: this company will be identified henceforth as Company A. Within Company A there are three employees; Employee 1 has worked in the marketing department for 12 yrs, Employee 2 is the only certified public accountant (CPA) in the accounting department, Employee 3 works i...   [tags: The Five Power Bases] 967 words
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How Power Corrupts in Macbeth - “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” (John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton) It is in human nature that the more power one desires the more corrupt actions one must do to attain it. In Shakespeare’s tragedy of Macbeth, a Scottish noble's craving for power leads him to do terrible deeds that leads to his demise. Shakespeare shows that power corrupts by using Macbeth who corrupts under the thought of have power over others. Macbeth becomes corrupt under the thought of becoming king and gaining almost complete control over the people that he rules....   [tags: Macbeth, power, Shakespeare, ]
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Hydrogen as a Power Source - ... Now hydrogen power is being used to power these material handlers. BMW has been implementing a new fuel platform to power the plants material handling equipment. Hydrogen fuel cells are being used to power forklifts, tuggers, and stackers. Briggs Hamilton, BMW’s environmental services manager says “This project actually avoids 1.8 million kilowatt hours per year of electricity consumption (otherwise needed) to charge batteries…. If you don’t buy that electricity, you avoid about 1,200 tons per year of CO2 emissions....   [tags: power generators, industrial revolution] 632 words
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The Sky is the Limit For Wind Power - Owen Paterson said “The relationship between renewable energy sources and the communities we expect to host them must be appropriate and sustainable and, above all, acceptable to local people.” For that reason, environmentalists have long assumed that wind power is a much more efficient and sustainable way to generate electricity. However, non-supporters of wind power state otherwise because there are a few negative outcomes to using wind power. Ultimately, when it came to the nature of wind power the basic assumption was that it is beneficial to the environment and communities....   [tags: Renewable Energy Sources, Wind Power]
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The Black Power Movement - The fight for equality has been fought for many years throughout American History and fought by multiple ethnicities. For African Americans this fight was not only fought to gain equal civil rights but also to allow a change at achieving the American dream. While the United States was faced with the Civil Rights Movements a silent storm brewed and from this storm emerged a social movement that shook the ground of the Civil Right Movement, giving way to a new movement that brought with it new powers and new fears....   [tags: Black Power Essays]
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The Effects Of Power On Responsibility - The Effects of Power on Responsibility Power and responsibility have a complex relationship that is connected by factors such as a person’s morals and ethics, personality, and under what conditions the person was raised. In a world where power can be found in many forms and in many places, the use and abuse of power can be seen regularly. Power is not just being the CEO of a fortune five-hundred company, or being an elected political representative, the manager of Taco Bell has power, as well as parents as they raise their children....   [tags: Ethics Morals Power Decision Making] 1611 words
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Political Power of Roman - On ancient Greece, Plato (427-347 BC), Xenophon (c. 430-354 BC), and Aristotle ("Father of Political Science") (384-322 BC) conducted an analysis of the political system in the philosophical works such as The Republic and Laws by Plato, and the Politics and the Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle. The analysis of historical records beyond those found in the works of earlier historians such as Herodotus and Thucydides. On ancient Roman, renowned historians such as Polybius, Livy and Plutarch documented how the early emergence of the Roman Republic, the organizations that exist in the Roman Republic, as well as the history of other nations during the height of the Roman imperial power....   [tags: power, nature, state, revolution] 1628 words
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The Power of Sustainability in Countries - ... This also led to a dependency on oil as the primary income of Venezuela’s economy. The oil industry in the world began to have a great boom in other countries especially in the Middle East too and the burden fee of imports in United States of America made an aftereffect that was a decline on the price of oil which affected the country enormously in the 1950’s. It is within this occurrence that the world’s main oil exporting countries, mostly due to the insurgency of the Venezuelan government to withstand with this problem that the decision was clear in founding an Organization for Exporting Countries with Middle Eastern countries....   [tags: development, ecology, resources, oil, power] 1033 words
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Analysis of Smart Power Control System - Power saving has been a big concern and has acquired an even more worrying avatar in recent years. In this paper, energy management technique based on set of sensors is presented that can be adapted according to the behavior of the habitant. The purpose this paper is to design a bidirectional visitor counter along with RF based power saving system. The system consists of a programmable microcontroller along with motion sensors to detect human presence. Here we describe an RF based power system using AVR microcontroller....   [tags: power saving,avr microcontroller, power control]
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The Dual Nature of Power - ... Some look at the horrors committed by human being in the past and conclude that we have degenerated far below the common animal. Others point to the great achievements off science and art, along with the selfless aid granted to the helpless, from American ghettos to war-torn countries, and insist that we are progressing toward a perfect utopia. What they both fail to see is that this power can be used to accomplish wonderful deeds or destroy all that truly matters. The dark use of this power can be seen in all the wars, the crime, and the corruption that has plagued mankind since before recorded history....   [tags: power, abuse, wars, crimes, properly] 639 words
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The Illusion of Escape Illustrated in Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory - Plato, the great philosopher, once said, “No one can escape his destiny” (“Destiny Quotes”). No matter how hard a person might try to escape a boundary, be it real or of the mind, they cannot evade the inevitable. In author Graham Greene’s novel, The Power and the Glory, the efforts to escape mentally, geographically, and physically are shown to make an impact on an individual’s life. Greene implies that though the rewards of escape can be seen as an attainable goal, the efforts are futile, almost always ending in failure because of uncontrollable boundaries....   [tags: The Power and the Glory] 1118 words
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The Effects of Nuclear Power and Fossil Fuels - ... However, consider that, fossil fuels are much more frequently used and currently provide triple the amount of energy. Both nuclear and fossil fueled power plants require immense funds to manufacture, run, and maintain. It costs billions of dollars to build a nuclear power plant. After construction, to keep the plant operational, it costs forty million dollars to replace one-third of the core, every eighteen months (Nuclear Energy Institute, n.d.). The waste management of a single plant can cost between 300 and 500 million dollars, which includes storage and radioactive treatment (Nuclear Energy Institute, n.d.)....   [tags: power, production, cost, pollution] 706 words
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The Negative Effects of Nuclear Power Plants - ... Nuclear power plants need to many precautions. If we switched our dependency on these plants we would be able to live a much more healthier and safer life. We can switch to green alternatives which are much less harmful for both our planet and ourselves. There are many green alternatives which can fit into any type of surroundings. For example you would not put hydro pumps in a desert, but you might put solar panels to be able to collect the most energy possible with the least effort. Green energy includes; solar power, wind power, hydropower, biomass, biofuel, and geothermal energy....   [tags: radioactive, energy, power] 726 words
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Black Power as Interpreted by Stokely Carmichael - Black Power, the seemingly omnipresent term that is ever-so-often referenced when one deals with the topic of Black equality in the U.S. While progress, or at least the illusion of progress, has occurred over the past century, many of the issues that continue to plague the Black (as well as other minority) communities have yet to be truly addressed. The dark cloud of rampant individual racism may have passed from a general perspective, but many sociologists, including Stokely Carmichael; the author of “Black Power: the Politics of Liberation in America”, have and continue to argue that the oppressive hand of “institutional racism” still holds down the Black community from making any true pro...   [tags: Black Power Movement Essays] 1714 words
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Analysis of Macbeth and His Struggle for Power - In William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, there is a constant struggle for power by Macbeth that leads to many problems, not only for himself, but for the very nature of Scotland as well. While examining the play Macbeth, we will prove how Macbeth’s ambition for power will affect the natural order of the world and show how he is an unjust ruler. In the beginning of the play Macbeth, Macbeth was viewed as a righteous and brave man; and had helped his cousin the king in stopping a rebellious thane. In the next scene Macbeth and Banquo meet three witches that foretell Macbeth’s future by saying “All hail Macbeth....   [tags: duncan, macbeth's power, shakespeare]
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Power and Authority Shape Spoken Language - Authority is ‘the power to require and receive submission (The Pocket English Dictionary); authority is used in many conversations every day and without authority power could not be exerted easily. Power, meaning ‘a position of control, authority or influence over others’ (The Pocket English Dictionary) and is usually used to gain control or influence. As well as everyday situations in many transcripts power and authority are shown by demonstrating different techniques, therefore I will scrutinise these and their uses in two transcripts....   [tags: Interviews, Power, Authority]
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White Male Power vs the Other - Abstract Thomas King’s story, “‘You’ll Never Believe What Happened’ Is Always a Great Way To Start”, " Race, Class and Gender in Asian America" by Yen Le Espiritu and " Zebra: Growing up Black and White in Canada" by Lawrence Hill all illustrate how people of minority deal with their intersectionality of gender, race and ethnicity and their limitations that the dominant ideology of the west puts on them. Introduction Since the beginning of time stories were a major influence in the ways generations would pass down knowledge to the younger generations....   [tags: Race, The Power of an Illusion]
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Nuclear Power: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive - The energy industry is beginning to change. In today’s modern world, governments across the globe are shifting their focuses from traditional sources of power, like the burning coal and oil, to the more complex and scientific nuclear power supply. This relatively new system uses powerful fuel sources and produces little to no emissions while outputting enough energy to fulfill the world’s power needs (Community Science, n.d.). But while nuclear power seems to be a perfect energy source, no power production system is without faults, and nuclear reactors are no exception, with their flaws manifesting in the form of safety....   [tags: Nuclear Power Essays]
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Nuclear Power Plants and Earthquakes: Fukushima - Nuclear Chemistry Project - Fukushima There are too few precautions that are taken when considering Nuclear Power plants and the dangers involved. People trust the regulations too easily. Some systems fail; there needs to be more safety features and backup systems/plans that are checked more regularly. Nuclear power is made by a nucleus absorbing a neutron. It then splits into nuclei that are lighter than the original nucleus. This process emits large amounts of energy in the form of heat. Fuel rods are long slender rods of zirconium that provides the reactor with fuel....   [tags: nuclear power, Tsunami, Japan]
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How Wind Power Works - ... This process converts the kinetic energy of the wind into mechanical en0ergy of the rotor blades. The shaft that is connected to the generator is turning as the rotor blade turns. The generator converts the mechanical energy of the shaft converted into electricity (How Wind Turbines Generate Electricity). Cost of set up Setting up windmill power plant requires scale. For very large scale, for instance to set up and install a 2 Megawatts power plant will only cost US$1,000 per kilowatt. To set up a small scale residential unit can cost from US$ 5,000 to US$ 80,000 per kilowatt....   [tags: renewable sources of energy, eolic power] 1024 words
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Optimal Power Flow - ... Proper control of voltage and reactive power is necessary to regulate the system voltage as well as reduce the real power loss and also maintaining the system security. The purpose of reactive power and voltage control in power system is to identify the control variables which minimize the given objective functions. This goal is achieved by the proper setting of control variables such as magnitude of generator voltages, transformer tap settings and switchable VAR sources. Research efforts have been made in understanding the phenomenon associated with the voltage instabilityRajagopalan et al....   [tags: management of power systems] 3197 words
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Power, Authority and The State - Waking up on the typical Monday morning, I feel groggy and confused. What day is today. I think it over and realize it is the dreaded Monday. Wishing it was still Sunday, I slowly get up and, like a snail, complete my morning routine. On my way to Hunter, everything is the usual–waiting for the suddenly delayed train, rushing through the massive horde of people trying to transfer trains, and finally arriving at school along with hundreds of others. I notice that the train station has set up a table lined with police officers checking passengers’ “suspicious” bags....   [tags: power, legal, traditional, charismatic, Max Weber]
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Power Relations Exposed in Truth and Power - Power Relations Exposed in Truth and Power In "Truth and Power" Michel Foucault revisits the major theoretical trends and questions of his career. He is a thinker who knows no bounds of subject or field. His ideas stretch from literature to science, from psychology to labor. He deals in a currency that is accepted everywhere: truth and power. Foucault spends much of his career tracing the threads of truth and power as they intertwine with the history of human experience. He especially loves to study asylums and prisons because they are close to an encapsulated power structure....   [tags: Truth and Power Essays] 1363 words
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Gender and Power in the Salem Witch Trials - In his view, the girls were “under an evil hand” (Godbeer 2). Thus the quote from local Salem Village physician William Griggs in January of 1692, to start what became known as The Salem Witch Hunt and Trials. At the end of the seventeenth-century, the small village of Salem Massachusetts was predominantly Puritan and governed by Puritan laws. The Puritans were educated, middle class folk who were able to pay for themselves and their family’s way across the Atlantic. The Puritans were mainly artisans and middling farmers by trade and in the wake of the reformation of the Church of England, left for the colonies to better devout themselves to God because they saw the Church of England as a c...   [tags: American History, Witchcraft, Gender, Power]
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Animal Farm: Innocents or Lying for Power - ... He has 2 quotes “ I will work harder” and “Napoleon is always right”. He adopted these quotes at the beginning of the rebellion and while the execution were happening. There are many more characters in this book but they are lower characters meaning they have short role as an animal. Next I will discuss what the animals want .The first thing the animals wanted was to take over the farm because the farmer wasn't taking care of them. After they did this they had other plans of what they wanted....   [tags: tyrants, realistic, behavior, power, lying] 865 words
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Empress Lü: Power-Hungry or Protective? - No other woman in the Early Han held the same amount of influence as Empress Lü throughout her various titles as Empress, Empress Dowager, and then Grand Empress Dowager. Stories recounting her manipulative nature paint a picture of a scheming empress using her imperial power to bestow favors and political positions to her own clan. This essay argues that Empress Lü used the lack of precedence for her position as Empress Dowager to manipulate court officials into granting power to her clan, which caused political unrest late in her life and resulted in the destruction of the Lü clan....   [tags: imperial power, gaozu, ancient china]
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Merits and Demerits of Various Techniques Used for Power Management - ... The advantage of this technique is actual server which consumes more energy is in sleep mode most of the time but having network presence. The other approach targets the idle periods of the server. Though the amount of time the server is at idle stage is very small, it is significant. This PowerNap is an approach where there are only two states for a server, one is high power high efficient and the another is low power state which near zero power consumption, eliminating intermediate power loss....   [tags: electricity, power, efficiency, solutions]
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The Definition of Power - The Definition of Power      Power is many things. It is the ability to control people in their sayings and/or actions. It is the ability to get whatever you want. Power is a necessary component in any society, otherwise all pandemonium would break loose; leaders must be established. But, when taken to an extreme, power is not good, and pandemonium will break loose.      As Lord Acton said, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." A good example of this is Adolph Hitler in Nazi Germany....   [tags: Definition Essays Power Authority] 640 words
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The Nature of Power - The Nature of Power In 1948, the OECD was formed by several European nations in what would become the first step toward the formation of the European Union. The creation of the EU was revolutionary in that nations gave up unprecedented amounts of their sovereignty, resulting in such acts as voluntarily subjecting themselves to monitoring of war materials (coal and steel) and culminating in the institution of the Euro and integration of European economies and societies, and politics. The success of the EU in the last few years is amazing not just because of its economic achievements, but because it signifies the first successful surrender of nationalism and the transfer of loyalty to a regi...   [tags: Power Society Nationalism Essays]
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