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## The Decipherment of Linear A and Linear B

- In 1886 an archeologists named Arthur Evans discovered an ancient stone that was engraved with mysterious writings. Through continuous investigation and research Evans made a connection between the mysterious writing system and the Aegean empire of the ancient Minoans. Later Evans discovered another unique form of writing that was very similar to the first one he discovered. Evans called these forms of writing Linear A and Linear B. Linear A and B is a form of writing systems that were used by ancient Crete....   [tags: form of writing used in ancient Crete]

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## Introduction to Linear Motion Graphs

- Introduction to linear motion graphs The change of location of an object along a straight line and can be described using a single spatial dimension is called linear motion. It can be uniform or non-uniform, that is, constant velocity or variable velocity. The motion of particle can be described in terms of X with time T. A very good example for linear motion is a ball throwing down and up straightly. Plotting of graphs under linear motion is called Linear motion graphs. Here we study about two types of graphs as displacement-time graph and velocity-time graph....   [tags: Math]

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## Linear Algebra in Computer Science

- Linear algebra is a useful tool with many applications within the computer science field. This paper will cover the various applications of linear algebra in computer science including: internet search, graphics, speech recognition,and artificial intelligence. A major focus of linear algebra in computer science is internet searches, which involves finding techniques for effectively storing and searching through information. In the year 2000 there was an estimated 2.5 billion web pages on the internet, with a growth rate of 7.3 million per day....   [tags: search engines, internet, graphics]

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## Sequential and Simultaneous Linear Menus

- The user’s cognitive construction of a chore exemplify a set of probability as to what will be the result as well as what will lead to the result. With this in mind, we can see that menus structure or arrangement tend to focus on the user’s cognitive construction. Take for instance, when a person go the grocery store and when checking out and making payment for the item buy, the person will either pay in cash or use credit or debit card. Once the person decides to pay with the credit or debit card, after swiping the card in most cases the machine will ask if the person will be paying with debit or credit....   [tags: Finance, Credit Cards, ATM, Cash]

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## Linear Feedback Shift Registers

- Abstract: Linear Feedback Shift Registers (LFSRs) are considered powerful methods for generating pseudo-random bits in cryptography algorithm applications. In this paper it is shown that the linear dependencies in the generated random bit sequences can be controlled by adding a chaotic logistic map to the LFSR’s systems. The structure of the LFSR’s output sequence in combination with a chaotic map is analyzed and proved to have at least as much uniformity than the corresponding set for the linear components individually....   [tags: Computers, Cryptography]

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## Linear Equation Lesson Plan

- Linear Equation Lesson Plan Linear equations are used in everyday life without much thought. However, when students are first learning to set up and solve a linear equations, it seems to be a difficult task for most. There are three main formulas a student needs to keep in mind when solving a linear equation. Beyond the formulas, the most important aspect of a linear equation is the slope. In the State of West Virginia, Math 1, which is usually comprised of ninth graders, is where these standards are taught and learned....   [tags: math, home entertainment, Dish Network®.]

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## Financial Instruments: Classification of Derivatives

- ... Derivatives Designed by Greek Philosophers: In history trace of derivatives can be found in Aristotle’s Politics. Aristotle tells the story of Thales (mathematician and philosopher) lived from 625 to 550 BC in Miletus (city of Ancient Greece). Thales predicted in wintertime an unusually massive olive crop. He seized the opportunity to negotiate with the owners the right but not the obligation to hire the entire crop in that region for the next autumn....   [tags: linear, non linear derivatives]

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## Linear technology Products

-   Part I Linear Technology supplies products across various industries, allowing them sustain a vast amount of customers (Appendix 1). In terms of their financials, Linear went public on the NASDAQ in 1986. Shortly after their company announced its IPO, Paul Coghlan was announced as the company’s CFO. Linear has shown good performance with stable margins and strong growth. However during 2002 a decline in demand for its products hurt Linear’s net income and sales, forcing them to change their fixed to variable cost ratio by re-structuring their compensation strategy and rewarding their employees through profit sharing (stock options)....   [tags: Industries, Customers, Finances, Businessess]

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## Linear Time Structure of the Western World

- Thanks to the linear time structure of the western world, time is no longer infinite. People of our culture constantly have to stress over rushing to arrive at an appointment on time, turning in an assignment by a particular day, or having a prepared meal on the table at 5 o’clock on the dot. As days are filled with schedules dictated by time, the time itself just seems to slip away. This passing of linear time creates the worry that life is too short and this generates the concern about death, especially about what happens when one dies....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Circular Time]

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## Linear Prediction Analysis and Spectrographic Depiction

- In general, recent studies make use of two methods for estimating formant patterns of vowel sounds: Linear prediction analysis (LP analysis, or synonymously, linear predictive coding [LPC]), and spectrographic depiction. Moreover, many studies link these two methods together, that is, calculation of numerical values of frequencies, bandwidths, and amplitudes of the formants is carried out by LP analysis, and these values are crosschecked by visual inspection of the related spectrogram. LP analysis relies on the source-filter theory of speech production....   [tags: methods for estimating format patterns]

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## Speed Control of Linear Induction Motor

- ... Advantages of Energy Saving As outlined in 2, the MTR is approaching the problem of energy costs mainly through energy conservation and greater energy efficiency. With the possibility of energy saving in mind, advantages of this approach will be discussed.   One advantage emerges Due to planned expansion of the transit system, it is not expected that overall consumption of electricity by the Commission will reduce in the long term. Essentially, by taking only a conservative energy use approach, the system’s energy use grows with its size, regardless of how conservative or efficient the system may be....   [tags: speed, energy, control, function]

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## The Application of Linear Algebra in Our Daily Life

- Eigenvalues and eigenvectors is one of the important topics in linear algebra. The purpose of this assignment is to study the application of eigenvalues and eigenvectors in our daily life. They are widely applicable in physical sciences and hence play a prominent role in the study of ordinary differential equations. Therefore, this assignment will provide explanations on how eigenvalues and eigenvectors will be functional in a prey-predator system. This will include background, history of the concept and explanation on what is meant by eigenvalues, eigenvectors and prey-predator system....   [tags: eigenvalues, eigenvectors,prey-predator system]

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## The Transformation of CO2 to Linear Hydrocarbons Through Electrochemical Reduction

- 1. Introduction Due to the demand for petroleum products, the uncertainty of fossil fuel resources reported recently [6] and the greenhouse gas concern are the basis for this paper. The transformation of CO2 to linear hydrocarbons through electrochemical reduction was reported in [2,8,9]. C2H4 being of high yield but only on a small-scale. But by mathematical derivation of k = dM/nF and k = A ∙ e-Ea/RT presented in this paper which are formulated for the industrial production of the feed stock C2H4 for catalytic trimerization to 1-hexene for the cyclization to, C6H6, for the synthesis of 2-O-acetylsalicylic acid....   [tags: Chemistry]

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- To sustain the modern civilization, all applications which is made by the increased use of modern electronics switches, and rapid growth of industries in which uses loads which is purely non-linear load leads to the power quality disturbance in to the utility system which leads to presence of harmonics in the power grid. When the harmonic currents flow in the power Grid, they can instigate problems such as Voltage distortion, PF correction capacitor parallel resonances, Power transformer heating and overload, Electric meter errors, Power cable failures, Telephone and communication line interference, Reduced Motor efficiency by the additional motor stator and rotor heating, Pulsating mechani...   [tags: electronics, voltage, power]

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## Linear and Non-linear Quantitative Structure – Activity Relationship Models on Indole Substitution Patterns as Inhibitors of HIV-1 Attachment

- This study was performed to develop a quantitative structure–activity relationship (QSAR) model of the biological activity of indole glyoxamide derivatives as an inhibitor of the interaction between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) glycoprotein gp120 and host cell CD4 receptors. In present study, forty different compounds were selected as a sample set. Combinations of multiple linear regressions (MLR), genetic algorithms (GA) and artificial neural networks (ANN) were then utilized to construct the QSAR models....   [tags: Medical Research]

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## Linear Programming

- Linear Programming Part A Introduction “Linear programming was developed by George B. Dantzig in 1947 as a technique for planning the diversified activities of the U.S Air Force.” Linear programming is a powerful mathematical technique that can be used to deal with the problem of allocating limited facilities and resources among many alternative uses in order to find out the optimal benefits. The main objective of the linear programming problem in management is to maximize profit or minimize cost....   [tags: Computer Science]

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## Linear Programming

- The development of linear programming has been ranked among the most important scientific advances of the mid 20th century. Its impact since the 1950’s has been extraordinary. Today it is a standard tool used by some companies (around 56%) of even moderate size. Linear programming uses a mathematical model to describe the problem of concern. Linear programming involves the planning of activities to obtain an optimal result, i.e., a result that reaches the specified goal best (according to the mathematical model) among all feasible alternatives....   [tags: Computer Programming]

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## The Principles of Non-linear Digital Editing

- The Principles of Non-linear Digital Editing In this report I am going to be explaining the principles of non-linear digital editing, including information on the history of editing, and the purpose of editing using software. I will also be explaining the advantages and disadvantages of digital editing and what should be expected from a well-editing video. The very first films were not edited at all, they consisted of one single shot and they were usually very short. An example of this was a French film from 1898 called 'L'Arrosseur Arrosséé which was a very short comedy which lasted 1 minute....   [tags: Papers]

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## Current Technology on Winding Linear Generators

- Current Technology on Winding Linear Generators Abstract This paper is an overview of the materials and winding technology that is currently used on today’s linear generators. It contains information on the types of wire used as well as the epoxy used to hold the coil windings in place. Furthermore, it contains information on the possible orientations that the coils can have with respect to the permanent magnets. Introduction Linear generators/motors have been around since the early 1900’s with one of the first written references being in regard to Birkeland’s Cannon, then described as a tubular motor but is more accurately described as a reluctance motor....   [tags: Physics Electrical]

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## The Role of Science in Technology, and The Localization of Science-Technology Linkages

- 1. Interpretations Of The Technological Change A definition of Science is the knowledge of nature that can be replicated and tested because it is published. In addition it is usually applied in universities and some firms. It utilizes ceteris paribus and the findings can be generalized. On the other hand technology is the non-codified application of knowledge and therefore difficult to reproduce or imitate. Connections between science and technology (S&T henceforth) have baffled many historians and economists....   [tags: linear model, government, society]

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## Scribal Education and Literacy in Ancient Israel

- ... This is where her research conflicts with other evidence of literacy. “Although she mentions complex interplays between orality and literacy that produced the Bible, she emphasizes the oral dimension and downplays the fact that the Bible is, in the end, a written text.” (Schniedewind 328) Schniedewind also discusses that while Niditch did recognize archaeological evidence like Judean seals as proof of literacy she claims that because they are often made by professionals, this is proof that orality was essentially the mainstream in Israel and that very few people wrote....   [tags: development of linear alphabet]

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## The Spread of Humanistic Ideals in Art

- Pope Sixtus IV commissioned Perugino, along with others, to illustrate the walls of the Sistine Chapel. Perugino chose a depiction from Matthew 16 of the Christian Bible. In this chapter, Peter the Apostle confesses that Jesus is Lord and Son of God. For this confession, Jesus blesses Peter and gives him the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven. Perugino illustrates this by showing Jesus handing the key to the kneeling St. Peter while the Apostles, among others, congregate around them. Two temples are shown on either side of the central building....   [tags: realist, linear, renaissance]

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## Algorithms in Engineering Control Systems

- Increasing requirements for design of system with increased fault tolerance is the current trend in design of control systems. Since the majority of real control systems are non- linear, algorithms dealing with a class of non-linear systems use the approach of Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy models. These algorithms deals with fault diagnosis, reconfiguration of the system and solve problems related to the constraints of the system and the time delay that occurs in complex control systems. All real systems in nature, such as physical, biological and engineering systems, are susceptible to defects of its compo- nents....   [tags: Automation, Linear, Engineer]

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## Linear Quadratic Optimal Control System Design Using Evolutionary Algorithms

- Selecting appropriate weighting matrices for desired Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR) controller design using evolutionary algorithms is presented in this paper. Obviously, it is not easy to determine the appropriate weighting matrices for an optimal control system and a suitable systematic method is not presented for this goal. In other words, there isn’t direct relationship between weighting matrices and control system characteristics and selecting these matrices is done using by trial and error based on designer’s experience....   [tags: Mathematics]

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## Micronutrient Enriched, LNS to Enhance Linear Growth: A Randomised Controlled Trial

- Infants aged 6 months invited to participate in the study were blocked randomized such that 106 were placed in the control (LNS) arm and 102 were placed in the intervention (LNS+MN) arm. The baseline anthropometry and micronutrient characteristics were similar across groups (Table 2). Prevalence of underweight was 3% and 3.1%, stunting was 7.1% and 6.8%, and wasting was between 3.0 and 3.8% in the LNS and LNS+MN groups, respectively. Iron deficiency anemia was 19.9% in LNS group and 19.3% in the LNS+MN group....   [tags: lns, micronutrients, zinc]

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## Application of Linear Techniques to Project Plan and Scheduling for Highway Construction

- INTRODUCTION Highway construction scheduling and planning is a complex process. For any person involved in Highway construction project, the intimate knowledge of construction methods, materials, equipment, and historical production rates is a very important factor. My personal knowledge and experience has helped me in planning several projects for construction of highways. I have realized that good scheduling of projects takes into account the economies that can be realized by conducting multiple activities concurrently....   [tags: Urban Development ]

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## Test-data compression using statistical coding and linear decompressors

- Owing to the fact that testers such as ATE have limited memory, speed and I/O channels, and the amount of test data that is processed in and out of ATE is directly proportional to the cost of operation. In practice, the test data bandwidth comes as a bottleneck in speeding up testing to cut test time. Test data compression reduces the amount of data stored on the tester and more importantly, given the test data bandwidth, reduces the test time. Our goal is to summarize recent trends in test compression especially statistical coding and LFSR reseeding....   [tags: Research Analysis]

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## Artificial Neural Network for non-Linear Dynamic Process of a Cyclone Scrubber

- INTRODUCTION The development of a low cost process for removal of acid gases and solid particles in flue gases from incinerators is desirable. A cyclone scrubber is one of the processes, which can absorb the gases, separate particles, and decrease the gas temperature simultaneously. For understanding the phenomena of gas absorption and particle separation simultaneously in a cyclone scrubber, it is very important to understand the gas absorption and the particle separation exclusively. This paper studied the absorption phenomena of gas-liquid in a cyclone scrubber....   [tags: Three, Layer, Experiment]

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## Using OLS Linear Regression Analysis Estimates two Models

- The OLS linear regression analysis is a crucial statistics tool to estimate the relationship between variables. Usually, the estimator indicates the causality between one variable and the other (A Sykes, 1993) (e.g the product price and its demand quantity). This report will analyzes the product ‘Supa-clean’, a new cleaning agent in Cleano-max PLC, though two model: a demand function and a multivariate demand function. After analysing the estimator, the weakness and the room of improvement of this statistics tool will be discussed....   [tags: supa clean, cleano max plc, demand function]

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## Tunneling Operation Risks Rating Using Linear Assignment Method

- Increasing number of important risk factors associated with a project increases the importance and complexity of rating operations in the risk management process. Linear assignment is a multi-criteria decision making method, and takes advantages of both hard and soft skills for more realistic rating of several factors, which is an important feature of this method. Therefore, in this study, we have used the risk factors of Golab water tunnel to demonstrate the capability of this method. For this purpose, using group decision making procedure and weighted sum, we have dealt with risk classification by linear assignment method to collect and aggregate the expert opinions....   [tags: water tunnel of Golab]

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- ABSTRACT This paper describes the actions taken to optimize the execution time of an attitude controller of a quadrotor. An examination of the linear quadratic regulator (LQR) control method reveals the opportunity to reproduce its functionality through polynomial estimation. The optimized method is deployed to a National Instruments sbRIO 9632 embedded control and acquisition board where it decreases execution time by a factor of ten while still operating within 2.5x10-5radians of the original control method....   [tags: Mathematics]

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## A Pragmatic Approach for Comparative Analysis of Linear and Rotary Generators

- A Pragmatic Approach for Comparative Analysis of Linear and Rotary Generators ABSTRACT This paper identifies the need for consolidating analysis techniques for the purpose of designing linear electrical generation systems. Additionally, it identifies a need for concise system development tools that help designers make practical comparisons between linear and rotary machines. INTRODUCTION The basic principles for converting mechanical energy to electrical energy have been known for over a century....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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## The Rigidness of the Higher Educational System

- In today's society, the higher education system has been a very controversial topic for many years. There are many problems that people have with the higher education system in America. People have questioned its tactics and debated the pros and cons of the higher education system. One of the many problems that higher education presents is that learning is linear. Many educators do not go into further detail with their lesson. "Most teachers and professors in colleges have a set plan, and this is what makes higher education rigid"(Ruytenbeek, 2013)....   [tags: linear, equally, teacher focused, expensive]

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## One Hundred Years of Solitude: Linear and Circular Time

- One Hundred Years of Solitude: Linear and Circular Time Cien Anos de Soledad Style in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude is closely linked to myth. Marquez chooses magic realism over the literal, thereby placing the novel's emphasis on the surreal. To complement this style, time in One Hundred Years of Solitude is also mythical, simultaneously incorporating circular and linear structure (McMurray 76). Most novels are structured linearly. Events occur chronologically, and one can map the novel's exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement....   [tags: One Hundred Years of Solitude]

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## Lab Report Coefficient of Linear Expansion of a Metal

- Lab Report Coefficient of Linear Expansion of a Metal Introduction Most solid materials expand upon heating and contract when cooled because it undergoes a change in the energy state of its molecules or atoms. According to the atomic perspective, the average vibrational amplitude of an atom increases as the temperature rises. Each material has a property called ¡§coefficient of linear expansion¡¨ that is indicative of the extent to which a material expands upon heating or contracts when cooling....   [tags: Papers]

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## Magnetic Levitation and Propulsion through Synchronous Linear Motors

- Magnetic Levitation and Propulsion through Synchronous Linear Motors MagLev technology is entirely different from any form of transportation in operation today, but the basic principles that lie at the foundation are not beyond the understanding of the beginning electricity and magnetism student. It is in the application of these principles to design and optimize an actual train that things get hairy. The basic idea has been researched since the mid-sixties, but it is only now that economically feasible prototypes are being built and governments are seriously looking towards magnets to propel us into the next century....   [tags: Papers]

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## Constant Coefficients Linear Prediction for Lossless Compression of Ultraspectral Sounder Data using a Graphics Processing Unit

- The amount of data generated by ultraspectral sounders is so large that considerable savings in data storage and transmission bandwidth can be achieved using data compression. Due to the large amount of data, the data compression time is of importance. Increasing programmability of commodity Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) allows their usage as General Purpose computation on Graphical Processing Units (GPGPU). GPUs offer potential for considerable increase in computation speed in applications that are data parallel....   [tags: Information Technology]

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## Constant Coefficients Linear Prediction for Lossless Compression of Ultraspectral Sounder Data using a Graphics Processing Unit

- We used NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT graphics card as a test platform for our GPU/CUDA experiments. The card consists of 64 scalar processor cores and 512 MB of Graphics Double Data Rate 3 (GDDR3) memory space. The processor cores are divided among eight multiprocessor (MP) each having eight cores, a multi-threaded instruction unit, and 16 kB shared memory space accessible by the cores deployed at the MP. The key facts of the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT -card are presented in Table 1. A schematic visualization of the memory configuration of the GeForce 9600 GT is presented on the right hand side of Figure 3....   [tags: Computer Science]

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## Arts Classes Should Be Mandatory for Schools.

- “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” -Pablo Picasso. This quote is pretty straightforward. It says how all children are artists and how they grow older are not an artist anymore. A child’s drawing can tell so much about what they are thinking and feeling about their surroundings. They see things differently from adults and teens because when they are drawing or doing some sort of art they are not told that it is a “bad picture” or what ever they are doing is “not right.” They don’t have a limit upon their thoughts and ideas, but when they grow up, they do....   [tags: artistic and creative skills, non-linear ways]

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## Pattern of Urban Development along the Expressway

- 3. LITERATURE STUDY 3.1. Historical context At the end of the 1950’s and during the 1960’s and 1970’s the idea of corridor development, both planned and unplanned, was actively studied and discussed among spatial planners, designers and scientists (e.g. by C.F.G. Whebell, George R. Collins, C. Doxiadis). Many of these practitioners and scholars also encountered the difficulty of visualising the dynamics of corridors and often referred to (earlier) schemes and designs of linear cities. A study on both the definition and visualisation of corridors in this time-period may contribute to the discussion on corridor development and urban networks....   [tags: corridor development, urban planning]

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## Ocean Wave Energy: Converting the Ocean's Energy to Electrical Power

- This report breaks down and compares key aspects of three separate ocean wave power generators: permanent-magnet tubular linear generators, hybrid air-wave turbine generators and wave tunnel generators. Each individual generator type is to be described and analyzed on topics such as a general background on design and functionality, applicable locations, costs and efficiency using research and diagrams to support explanations where necessary. Though these forms of power generation are not effective enough to serve as a substitute for fossil fuels entirely, they are capable of reducing human reliance on strictly fossil fuels and are thus a worthy subject to invest research into....   [tags: Ocean Wave Power, Generators]

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## Hitting a Baseball: Is It the Hardest Thing to Do in All of Sports?

- ... The two main hitting styles are linear and rotational hitting. From 1920 to 1975, rotational hitting was mainly used. It was very popular back then because it allowed small players to hit the ball farther than normal. After that in the 70s and 80s, linear hitting came into play. In this time period many teams switched to Astroturf. This allowed the ball to roll two times faster in the outfield. Many players then focused using their hands to direct the ball into the gaps of the infield and outfield....   [tags: homeruns, mechanics in swinging the bat]

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## Geometry in Art

- Geometry in Art Most of the art that we see today uses some form of geometry. Sometimes we can visually see the shapes and other times we can’t. If we didn’t have geometry the art of today would be flat and scattered, making it unpleasing to look at. Due to the great works of Brunelleschi and Leonardo da Vinci the concepts of linear perspective and geometry were brought into art and resulted in geometry continuing in our art today. Filippo Brunelleschi was a “trained goldsmith who, in 1420, changed the course of the artistic renaissance in Florence in two large ways” (“BRUNELLESCHI and the Re-Discovery of Linear Perspective”)....   [tags: Filippo Brunelleschi, Art Analysis]

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## Math and Graph Models Behind the Olympic Paul Vault Jump

- Introduction Every 4 years, the Olympic games is a major event around the world. International athletes come together to represent their own country at a sport. A gold medal is given to the winner of each game. This math internal assessment aims to consider the trends of the wining men gold medalist’s pole vault height from 1932 to 2008, and predicting 1940 and 1944 record, when the Olympic games were not held due to the world war. Data – Height Record 1932-2008 The table below shows the men pole vault gold medalists at various Olympic games between 1932 and 2008....   [tags: math and calculations project]

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## Memento Written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan

- ... Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, Web.] Hence, the fabula is the chronological way that the story happened whereas, the syuzhet is the way it was unraveled in the film, in a non-chronological manner. This has a huge impact on the direction that the plot progresses in. It also provides the writer/director of the film with a lot of freedom because there are no rules that they have to abide when creating the non-linear plot. Non-linear narrative also creates more prominence on the characters than linear as it is up to them to help the viewers understand the story which means they need to make the viewers engage and connect with them....   [tags: movie analysis, visual culture]

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## What is a Polynomial Regression?

- What Is Polynomial Regression A polynomial is a mathematical expression that is a sum of more than one monomial (Wikipedia). A monomial can be a constant, or a variable (also called indeterminate). In a monomial, the coefficients should be involved with only the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and non-negative integer exponents (Wikipedia). For example, X2+5X-7 is a polynomial, and it is a quadratic one. Polynomial regression is the regression technique that tries to figure out the polynomial that fits the relationship of one dependent variable (Y) and one or more independent variables (X1, X2…)....   [tags: mathematics, variable, equation]

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## The History of Film

- A major change that has occurred in the development of film is the linearity of narrative. The history of film spans over one hundred years ago, with classical narrative emerging in Hollywood around the nineteen thirties. The classical narrative period had a strong emphasis on linearity and coherence, where characters where goal centred and consistent in personality and action. In the nineteen sixties a change began to emerge in Hollywood, with Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960) breaking the editing rules, and narrative coherence, with the introduction of jump cuts....   [tags: Informative, Film]

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## Putting Together an Online Presentation that Isn't Boring

- ... PowerPoint presentation is used to tell a linear story or a story using slides as it begins at point A progressing through events until it reaches the story’s peak or point B; and also allows the integration of images, text, videos, animations, and sounds. A Prezi presentation is used to tell a non-linear story or a story with multiple paths from point A to point B and instead of using slides Prezi provides an unlimited canvas on which to layout ideas and can also integrate images, text, videos, animations, and sounds....   [tags: presentation tools, Prezi, Power Point]

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## Mean Integral and General Projection Functions

- Projection functions are specific types of geometric feature-based approaches that are used in finding intensity variation in an image and extracting the feature vectors. Geng et al. [23] used the variance projection function for iris localization. Despite the wide application of VPF and MIPF (Mean Integral Projection Function), both have their limitations. MIPF will fail when vertical and horizontal summations of the elements in searching area are unchanged, while VPF will fail in case of the same variance and different mean of the elements....   [tags: Applied Mathematics]

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## Risk Taking Behaviour in Adolescence

- Adolescence is a venerable and unstable time of adjustment in which a child transcends into adulthood (Casey, 2008). During adolescence there are examinable changes in various areas of life. These changes occur physically as the adolescent goes through puberty, as well as psychological changes where high emotional reactivity emerges, and social development is at its height (Casey, 2008). Adolescents are more likely than adults or children to engage in risky behaviour that can subsequently lead to death or illness by drunk driving, carrying weapons, using illegal drugs, and engaging in unprotected sex, which in turn can lead to STD’s and teenage pregnancies (Eaton, 2006)....   [tags: Adolescent Behavior]

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## Facial Feature Localizer

- Abstract. This paper describes a facial feature localizer framework that is capable of processing images rapidly while achieving high detection rates. There are three key contributions. The first is the introduction of a new vector space for image representation. Due to this definition, an m×n image consists of m vectors in an n-dimensional space. The second is proving that an image consists of observations set from similar distribution. The third contribution is proposing a one-to-one linear transform called the “Linear Principal Transform”, which allows extracting all features of image rapidly and efficiently....   [tags: Image Representation]

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## Face Recognition System

- A face recognition system aims to determine the identity of a face image with the assistance of a stored database of faces labeled with people’s identities. It is widely considered as one of the most promising biometric techniques, and has attracted much attention in the area of pattern recognition and machine learning. Numerous methods have been proposed in the last decades and they are briefly summarized in surveys of this area [1-3]. These face recognition algorithms generally consist of two steps [4]: 1) feature extraction; and 2) classification....   [tags: Technology ]

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## The Different Messages from the Last Suppers

- Dierec Bouts, a Netherlandish painter, and Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance painter, are both known for their paintings of The Last Supper. While both versions of the last supper center around the same biblical event, the artists used techniques such as linear perspective, detail, and shapes to create different messages; one involving the whole idea of Christianity and the other narrowly focusing on biblical story and the sin involved When comparing linear perspective in the two Last Supper’s, da Vinci’s mastery of the technique plays a more pivotal role in creating his message....   [tags: Dierec Bouts, leonardo da vinci]

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## Circularity and Linearity: Interweaving Fates in 100 Years of Solitude

- 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marques is a novel which revolves around the establishing, flourishing and eventual destruction of the village of Macondo. The novel also focuses on Macondo’s founding family, the Buendias, who stumbled upon the land after their patriarch, Jose Arcadio, felt forced to leave their native village. The novel serves as a representation of early post-colonialist Colombia, which is the author’s native country. Among other literary elements such as magical realism and contrasting tragic and comedic effects, Marquez flawlessly incorporates the usage of linear and circular time-plot perspectives in a binary approach in order to produce both a sense of stasis an...   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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## Giovanni di Paolo' Art: Transitioning from Medieval to Renaissance

- Artistic styles are constantly changing. Incidentally, most famous artists tend to be masters of a specific style of art. Every period of art is influenced by the former periods, creating a blurred line where the periods end and beginning. The artists who work in between two distinct periods create a noteworthy blend of both styles. One such artist, Giovanni di Paolo, worked with influences from both the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Medieval and Renaissance art are completely different styles, but Paolo worked to create his own style that fused the two....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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- Introduction for operations research test online help: Online is used to gather number of information about any topics. It also provides teaching method for the students. Operations research (O.R.) is one of the important techniques of applied mathematics. Operational research is used to improve the decision making for any problems. Operational research is said to be operations research. It provides power for making more effective decision and produces more productive systems. In the below, we will analyze about the topic of operations research test online help....   [tags: Math]

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## History and Classfication of Derivatives

- ... In 1865: forward contracts become Standardize. In 1874: Chicago Produce Exchange was created. In 1919: CPE becomes the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. In 1925: First futures clearinghouse was created. In 1922: Futures Act for Grains. In 1936: Options on futures are banned. In 1955: Corn Products Refining Company decision made by the Supreme Court. Modern brief history of derivatives in the US: In 1972: International Monetary Market (IMM) for trading currency futures was created. In 1975: first interest rate futures contract create by CBOT....   [tags: international monetary market, credit]

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## Introduction to Operations Research Test

- Introduction to Operations Research test Operations Research or Operational Research is a wide area of applied mathematics that uses mathematical modeling, statistical analysis and mathematical operations(analytical methods) to find the optimal or nearly optimal solution to the complex problems of decision-making. Operations Research concerned with finding the maximum and minimum cost in an organization. This contains number of activities for coordinating and controlling the organization....   [tags: Math]

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## Artificial Neural Networks Report

- ... And gave guidelines about how to choose a learning rate. If we choose a learning rate that is too large, it may moves too far in the “correct” direction, resulting in overshooting or minimum in the error surface, it takes longer to train, which effect the accuracy (will be poor in that case).By decreasing the learning rate, the training speed and accuracy will be improved, but if we use a too small learning rate it is a waste of time and computational resources. Their approach is explained as following steps: Step1.Train the neural network for one epoch using different orders magnitude of learning rates (e.g., 100 down to .00001) , So we can find a learning rate L with the smallest tota...   [tags: artificial intelligence]

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## Hypertext as a Rhizome

- Hypertext as a Rhizome Hypertext is an innovative writing form that has been applied to many different facets of the internet. It provides flexibility for both authors and readers because of the way ideas are linked to one another. One of the most experimental forms is the hypertext novel. Until recently, readers were limited to only linear text. The introduction of hypertext allows for non-linear forms of text, which allow readers to move from one point in the text to another simply by clicking a link....   [tags: Literature Literary Essays]

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## Expansion and Contraction of Materials

- Expansion and Contraction of Materials When most materials are heated they expand and this increase their volume. One example of expansion is the fitting of the starter ring gear to the flywheel. The gear is heated until it expands sufficiently to pass over the rim of the flywheel, and when it is cool the gear tries to return to its original size, this gripping the flywheel with considerable force. All metals do not expand equally when heated through the same range of temperature, e.g. aluminium alloy expands more than cast iron; copper and brass expand more than mild steel....   [tags: Papers]

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## The Chippendale Chair

- In " Circles and Lines " historian John Demos writes about the shape of life across the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries covering a traditional, a transition and a more modern time period. Demos traces change through these time periods and asserts the use of a mid 18th century Philadelphia Chippendale chair to demonstrate the transition of American life from circular to linear. According to Demos, the consumer revolution offered choices for those who could afford the Philadelphia Chippendale chair....   [tags: American History]

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## Effects of LNG- Tank Sloshing on the Global Motions of LNG Carriers

- Introduction Figure 1. Schematic configuration of two- dimensional wave sloshing Sloshing has been very important for many years and widely studied in many of the engineering areas. Wave sloshing can be described as motion of the wave in a subjected area. More specifically, wave sloshing is the change of wave height and its frequency with time. Wave sloshing could be very dangerous for ship containers during navigation because sloshing may cause serious damages on container walls and sometimes even hull structures, eventually affecting vessel's motion, especially for offshore supply vessels which transport natural gas (LNG carriers)....   [tags: conceptual analysis, wave sloshing, engineering]

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## Communication Security: The Degree of Security of a Scrambling Algorithm

- A Communication scheme is said to be secure if it is capable to protect the data from any kind of eavesdropping. Scrambling is a technique which is used to obscure the content of transmission and is mainly employed in data hiding, water marking and encryption applications for providing information security against illegal surveillance and wire tapping. In the time domain scrambling process, a segment of time domain samples are taken and scrambles them into a different segment of samples. This scrambled data is transmitted and at the receiving end it is descrambled into its original form....   [tags: ]

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## Electro-Active Polymers in Finite Deformation - Characterization and Analysis

- Abstract This work deals with electroactive polymers (EAP), materials that can undergo large deformations when subjected to electric field. This property attracted in the last decade the academic and the industrial communities, who try to utilize these materials as actuators and sensors. Electroactive materials are elastic, can undergo large deformations and possess fast response time. However, their wide-spread use was hindered by their limitations: the need for large electric field, small forces and low energy density....   [tags: Engineering]

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## The Saddest Music in the World: A Surreal Melodrama

- Canadian filmmaker and cinephile, Guy Maddin once said, “I do feel a bit like Dracula in Winnipeg. I’m safe, but can travel abroad and suck up all sorts of ideas from other filmmakers… Then I can come back here and hoard these tropes and cinematic devices.” Here, Maddin addresses his filmmaking saying that he takes aspects from different film styles and appropriates them into his own work. In The Saddest Music in the World (2003), Maddin uses a combination of French Surrealist filmmaking and classical American Hollywood cinema, specifically melodrama, to create his own style....   [tags: Cinema]

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## Comparison of The Shining and Maus I

- The Shining is a 1977 horror novel by Stephen King that is based on events at the Overlook Hotel where the Torrance family is snowed in for the winter which leads to some unfortunate events. Maus I: a Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History is a 1986 graphic novel by Art Spiegelman about the story of his father during the Holocaust. Both of these novels are good stories that are filled with episodes and events that are demonstrated differently. Although the plots of The Shining and Maus 1 bear some minor similarities, the difference between them are more clear, which includes whether the plot is linear and sequential, and the use of stream of consciousness, foreshadowing, and flashbacks....   [tags: Novel Analysis, Horror Novel, Holocaust]

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## Football Helmets Are Insufficient to Stop Concussions

- ... In a study from ESPN’s Sports Science it is shown that an NFL special teams collision that lasts .015 second and create up to a hundred and ninety Gs of force. While the amount of g-force is high, the short time period lowers the chance of blacking out. When the brain accelerates like that it hits the skull and creates waves that travel through the grey matter and has the potential to damage the white matter. Lately there have been many retired football players have been diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy(CTE) which is a disease that destroys the neurons of the brain and is traced back to concussions....   [tags: Concussion Epideimc, sports injuries]

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## An Inside Look at Superconducting Qubits

- ... JOSEPHSON EFFECT 3 Where IJ : supercurrent, Io : critical current, h 2e φo = Where, φo is the quanta of flux. δ = φL − φR Voltage across the junction, V = φo dδ 2π dt Equation of the circuit, 2π dIJ = Io cos(δ)V dt φ Equations resembles an equation of an inductor, LJ = φo 2πIo cos(δ) cos(δ) represents non linear inductance, larger for δ → π 3π 2 <δ < 2 At zero bias, LJo = φo 2πIo Energy stored in the circuit UJ = = −Io IJ V dt φo cos(δ) 2π π 2 and negative for 4 CHAPTER 1. SUPERCONDUCTING QUBITS Using Josephson junction for qubits: Josephson junctions are non linear and have almost zero dissipation at ultralow temperature thus increas- ing coherence time....   [tags: quantum computation]

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## Technology Used in Documentary Production

- Technology Used in Documentary Production Cameras There are three basic types of camera: * Film camera (35mm, 16mm, 8mm); * Analogue video camera (Betacam Sp, U-Matic) - these became widely available in the 1970s; * Digital video camera CDv, Mini Dv, Digi-Beta)- these became widely available in 1995 and are now nearly all broadcast quality. The advantages of the video camera: Cost: * The film camera retails from approximately £10,000; the analogue video camera from £8,000 and broadcast quality digital video camera from just £1000; * The average cost of 35mm film stock for a 90-minute documentary would be around £5...   [tags: Papers]

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## The Digestion of Dietary Fiber

- Dietary fibre is widely distributed in plants and consumed as food which are not fully or rapidly digested or absorbed in upper gastrointestinal tract (Schultz, 2011). They are chemically consisting of cellulose, noncellulosic polysaccharides, and lignin. Cellulose is a non-soluble crystalline linear polymer with up to 10,000 of 1-4 β glucose units (Kay, 1982) and it serves as functional fibre when added to food (Gropper, Smith & Groff, 2009). Foods contain high cellulose include bran, nuts, apples, root vegetables and cabbages (Gropper, Smith & Groff, 2009)....   [tags: metabolism, cellulose, starch]

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## The Holy Trinity: Masaccio

- Innovators can be found in all fields of work, whether it is Albert Einstein in physics, Isaac Newton in mathematics, or Masaccio in early Renaissance painting. Even though these individuals labored in different fields, the influences of their work on later generations were equally great. Masaccio was able to build upon the works of proto-Renaissance painters such as Giotto, to further develop the mathematical technique of linear perspective to open a window into the world for his viewers. His innovative style can be found in most of his work, such as “The Tribute Money” found inside the Brancacci chapel, but the best example of his style is found not far from the Brancacci chapel in Florenc...   [tags: Art]

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## Multiple Access Relay Network

- We consider a multiple access relay network where each source transmit channel coded packets, relay decode the transmitted packet, generate network coded parity symbol, and retransmit it. We assume the relay has multiple antennas, so relay to destination link is MIMO channel. We consider two MIMO transmission mode at the relay, spatial multiplexing (SM) and beamforming as transmit diversity (TD), and assume that the relay use different network coding scheme depending on the MIMO transmission mode....   [tags: Technology, Network]

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## Multiple Access Relay Channel

- In wireless networks we have high and time varying packet losses due to the effect of fading. One way to provide communication without effect of fading is to introduce channel coding and network coding in the system operation. Channel coding (redundant symbols/ bits at the physical layer) is to add redundant information into inside the packet to recover errors in the original information. Network coding (redundant packets at the network layer) is to add redundant information across multiple packets....   [tags: Replay Selection Schemes, Wireless Networks]

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## Renaissance Artists: Fillipo Brunelleschi

- Art and The Artist: A Renaissance Research Paper Was Filippo Brunelleschi a true Renaissance artist. Perhaps but one thing that Filippo is best known for is his work on the Cathedral of Santa de Fiore in Florence Italy. It all started in his earlier years when Filippo started his apprenticeship with goldsmithing. Filippo went to Arte Della Seta. Where he became a guild goldsmith. In 1401 Brunelleschi compete against his rival Lorenzo Ghiberti. Brunelleschi and Lorenzo were to make two separate bronze doors....   [tags: renaissance, artist, archetecture]

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## Teaching and Learning 'Rate of Change' (Slope) in Senior Secondary Schools in Australia

- ... The interesting aspect of this research project was that one teacher did not use the tried and true rise over run teaching strategy and instead thought of slope (rate of change) as a repeated additive structure. In demonstrating this, she used Cuisenaire Rods to show the change and this resulted in a richer experience for the students. Of interest is the fact that this study was for elementary school teachers in the USA. In the Australian Curriculum context, this would definitely be an interesting and valid universal design for learning (UDL, n.d.) tool to use for certain diverse learners....   [tags: differentiated learning environments]

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## Return to Curiosity: Privileging Wonder over Rationalism in Museum Displays and Learning

- ... (Robinson, 2008) Although it is unclear whether the decline in divergent thinking over the course of childhood is directly caused by present education systems, it is clear that most learning energy is directed towards linear and rational forms of thinking. In Resonance and Wonder, Stephen Greenblatt describes the museum as a repository for traces of culture and talks about the resonance of objects. He writes: By resonance I mean the power of the object displayed to reach out beyond its formal boundaries to a larger world, to evoke in the viewer the complex, dynamic cultural forces from which it has emerged and for which as metaphor or more simply synecdoche it may be taken by a viewer t...   [tags: museum organization, contextualization]

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## Calculation of Phase Angle Diversity for Time-Varying Harmonic Currents from Grid Measurement

- 1. Introduction Number and variety of non-linear devices and installations used by residential and commercial customers are increasing continuously. Therefore the effect of harmonics in the network is more and more considered in both the planning and the operation of distribution systems. This analysis is not always easy, because multiple factors influence the emission and propagation of harmonics through the network, like the network impedance, the voltage distortion and the time-variation of number and type of connected equipment....   [tags: harmonics, network, voltage, distortion]

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## Magic Realism in Marquez´s Un Señor Muy Viejo con Alas Enormes

- Gabriel García Márquez, 1982 Nobel Laureate, is well known for using el realismo magical, magical realism, in his novels and short stories. In García Márquez’s cuento “Un Señor Muy Viejo con Alas Enormes,” García Márquez tactfully conflates fairytale and folklore with el realismo magical. García Márquez couples his mastery of magical realism with satire to construct a comprehensive narrative that unites the supernatural with the mundane. García Márquez’s not only criticizes the Catholic Church and the fickleness of human nature, but he also subliminally relates his themes—suffering is impartial, religion is faulty by practice, and filial piety—through the third-person omniscient narration of...   [tags: folklore, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, irony, fairytale]

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## Effect of Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements on Child Growth in Senegal

- The objective was to test the hypothesis that a lipid-based nutritional supplement enriched with micronutrients (LNS+MN) would enhance linear growth in rural African young children compared to a paste without micronutrients (LNS). Methods: Senegalese children (n=208) were enrolled at 6 months and assigned to one of the two arms (LNS+MN or LNS) of the double-blind randomized trial. Caregivers were asked to give a 20g daily dose of supplement (108kcal) to their child for a 12-month period. The primary outcome was length....   [tags: child growth, nutritional supplements, senegal]

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