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Hurricane: El Niño

- El Nino may be returning to affect weather worldwide Waters in the tropical Pacific Ocean are warming, a change that could mean a return of the El Nino, a climate phenomenon that can affect weather worldwide. The warming was reported Thursday by the federal Climate Prediction Center, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The agency said El Nino (pronounced El NEEN-yo) could occur by early spring, but any impact on the United States would be unlikely before late summer, continuing through fall and into next winter....   [tags: weather and natural disasters]

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- I intend to look at all the different aspects of children in what would typicaly be called a disfunctional family. There have been many studies on this fact. It has been shown time and time again that children that do not come from stable environments are far more likely to be delinquents. I will refrence several of these studies, such as the studies done in Rochester, Denver and Pittsburgh. This research shows many different ways that emotional family transitions affect childhood behavior. The magnitude of difference between youth with no family transitions and those with many family transitions is amazing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free Essays on Terrorism: Bomb The Bastards Back to the Stone Age

- Bomb The Bastards Back to the Stone Age The terrorists groups Hamas and al-Qaida have their foundations in Islam. Both of these organizations have interpreted the teachings of Islam in a violent manner. Al-Qaida calls for the founding of a "pan-Islamic Caliphate" to overthrow and expel Westerners". Hamas views any attempts at peace as turning over control to "non-believers", and they refuse to take part in any efforts for peace. Bill Clinton's previous inaction on embassy bombings and terrorists' threats has never prevented further violent action by either one of these groups....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Lab Report

- Hypothesis: I can successfully add vectors. Introduction: A vector is a quantity that has magnitude (speed, force, and/or length) and direction. For example, if a person is traveling East at 60 mph, then s/he is traveling in the direction East and at a magnitude of 60 mph. A scalar is a quantity with only a magnitude. Common scalars include currency, mass, time, and acceleration. It wouldn’t make sense to say the sweater costs $38.00 southwest, so we leave off the direction. The magnitude symbol ( ), an arrow, can express direction by its angle on a coordinate plane and its length, which is usually offered....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Magnetic Anisotropy Of Fine Particles

- "Magnetic Anisotropy Of Fine Particles" In nature, single domain particles are magnetized to saturation, where the magnetization has an easy axis, or several easy axes, along which it prefers to lie. In this case the total internal energy is minimum. Rotation of the magnetization vector away from the easy axis is possible only by applying an external magnetic field. This phenomenon is called magnetic anisotropy. Thus, the term magnetic anisotropy describe the dependence of the internal energy on the direction of magnetization of the particle....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Geographic Hazards of Earthquakes

- Geographic Hazards of Earthquakes Many geographic and environmental hazards constantly affect and alter the world in which we live. One of the most unpredictable natural disasters to occur is an earthquake. According to Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, an earthquake is "a shaking or trembling of the earth that is volcanic or tectonic in origin." However, the physical causes, economic and social effects, and costs go far beyond just that dictionary definition. A phenomenon known as tectonic forces is generally what causes an earthquake....   [tags: Papers]

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Understanding the Holocaust

- Understanding the Holocaust When trying to understand an event such as the Holocaust there is no substitute for first hand experience. However, because we cannot relive the Holocaust, we must attempt to gain an understanding of this tragic event through other means. In JS 211, sources such as books, movies, and even Holocaust survivors themselves, can help us learn what happened in the to those targeted by the Nazis in World War Two. Each of the many resources available to us can provide information on what the Holocaust was in terms of facts and statistics, and probably as effectively as being there could....   [tags: Papers]

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Physics of How Tires Throw Rocks

- Many of us have gotten rock chips, but how many of us understand how those pesky rocks hit our windshield. A common misconception is that the car in front of us throws rocks "backward" and hits the following car's windshield. A rolling tire cannot throw a rock backwards. A tire is a rolling object, thus every point along the tire is moving forwards. There is no force going in a backwards direction. Only direction part of a rolling object can go is a combination of up or down, and forward. The velocity of the rock at any given point can be determined by adding it's translational velocity at the center of mass (the orange arrow) with it's rotational velocity....   [tags: physics tire rock]

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Legends Of Seismology

- Legends in Our Time Seismologists… Scientists and Mathematicians Beno Gutenberg was the foremost observational seismologist of the twentieth century. He combined exquisite analysis of seismic records with powerful analytical, interpretive, and modeling skills to contribute many important discoveries of the structure of the solid Earth and its atmosphere. Perhaps his best known contribution was the precise location of the core of the Earth and the identification of its elastic properties. Other major contributions include the travel-time curves; the discovery of very long-period seismic waves with large amplitudes that circle the Earth; the identification of differences in crustal struc...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Fukuoka Earthquake in Japan

- The quake, which measured a preliminary magnitude of 7.0, brought railways across most of the region to a halt, crippled essential utilities and disrupted telephone services. In the city of Fukuoka, Mitsue Itoyama, 75, who was trapped by a collapsing wall later died in a hospital. Two other women, aged 56 and 83, were unconscious and in critical condition. More than 400 people received treatment at hospitals in Fukuoka Prefecture alone, including at least 15 with fractures and other serious injuries....   [tags: essays research papers]

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AASB Accounting

- Apply AASB 1001 to Report: The Financial Report 2004 of Coles Myer Ltd has proven that the company has obliged the Standard of AASB 1001 Accounting Policies. The report has satisfied relevance by Relevant financial information assisting users in making and evaluating decisions about the allocation of scarce resources(Statement of Financial Position-profit or loss). It assists them in making predictions about future situations and in forming expectations, or it plays a confirmatory role in respect of their past evaluations Financial information may be relevant because of its nature, itsnature and magnitude, or because of its magnitude in relation to its nature....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Law and Economic Literature

- Law and economic literature on insider trading can be categorized into two categories- agency theories and market theories of insider trading. Agency theories of insider trading deal with the impact of insider trading on firm-level efficiency and corporate value (Jensen and Meckling, 1976). On other hand, Market theories of insider trading analyze the implication of insider trading on market performance (Bhattacharya and Daouk, 2000) e.g. the cost of capital, liquidity and market efficacy etc., for example, Manna (1966) suggests that the insider trading allows stock markets to be more efficiency....   [tags: Economic Environment, Trading Regulations]

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Addition of Vectors

- Introduction: Addition of vectors: Let [vecOA] = [veca] and [vecAB] = [vecb] The [vecOB] represents the addition of [veca] and [vecb] We mention that [vecOB] = [vecOA] + [vecAB] [vecOB] = [vecOA] + [vecAB] = [veca] + [vecb] Subtraction of vectors: If [veca] and [vecb] are two vectors, then the subtraction of [vecb] from [veca] is defined as the vector sum of [veca] and − [vecb] and is denoted by [veca] − [vecb] . [veca] − [vecb] = [veca] + ( − [vecb)] Properties of Addition and Subtraction of Vectors: Space: An amount having only magnitude is called a scalar....   [tags: Math]

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Hertzsprung-russell Diagram

- The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram or, the H-R Diagram for short, is a graph which plots stars according to their temperature and absolute magnitude. This graph reveals a pattern, which in fact is quite interesting. The H-R Diagram is named for the two astronomers, Ejnar Hertzsprung and Henry Russell, who discovered this pattern of stars. These two astronomers independently discovered that comparing magnitudes and spectral class (color) of stars yielded a lot of information about them. One key purpose of the H-R diagram is to show the relationship between temperature and absolute magnitude of stars....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

- The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is set in ‘fair Verona’ and is about ‘a pair of star-crossed lovers’ from ‘two house holds both a like in dignity’ fall in love. Their ‘death marked love’ is tainted from the start as their families have an ‘ancient grudge’ which only ‘with their death bury their parents strife’. There are several reasons why people may believe that this could only happen in a patriarchal society, but in my opinion the principles are still the same today....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays]

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- We have to know what earthquakes are in order for us to be prepared against them. Earthquakes are tremors that move the earth. They can create a lot of damage. Earthquakes have happened around the world. What causes earthquakes to happen. How do we protect ourselves against the powerful earthquakes. Earthquakes can cause a lot of damage to homes and places so it is important to know where it has happened. Also what causes them and how do we protect ourselves against earthquakes. To begin with earthquakes can happen around the world....   [tags: Natural Disasters]

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Ratio of Charge to Mass for the Electron

- Ratio of Charge to Mass for the Electron Introduction: The object of this lab was to determine the measure of the ratio of an electron to its mass. This is done by accelerating a stream of electrons through a measured potential difference. The stream of electrons moves through a uniform magnetic field. It is perpendicular to the velocity of the electrons. The path of the electrons is circular because of this fact. The ratio of e/m can be found by the relationships between the measured accelerating potential difference, the diameter of the circular path described by the electron, and the magnetic flux density....   [tags: Papers]

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Making an Object Buoyant by Adding Extra Volume to Displace the Water Necessary

- Lab Report Making an Object Buoyant by Adding Extra Volume to Displace the Water Necessary Ships do not sink because of displacement; the ship moves more water than the ship actually weighs. Archimedes Principle: Any object wholly or partly immersed in a fluid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object. Density is mass of a unit volume of a material substance, expressed as kilograms per cubic meter in MKS or SI units. Density offers a convenient means of obtaining the mass of a body from its volume or vice versa; the mass is equal to the volume multiplied by the density, while the volume is equal to the mass divided by the density....   [tags: Lab Report]

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What is Exposure Assessment?

- Exposure assessment is the process of estimating or measuring the magnitude, frequency and duration of exposure to an agent, along with the number and characteristics of the population exposed”. (US EPA) Results of exposure assessment help industrial hygienists understand exposure level of workers and design the required control measures to protect workers. Also, it could be used for exposure-response in epidemiologic study. Exposure assessment involves industrial hygiene sampling and analysis and estimating true level of occupational exposure....   [tags: Occupational Exposure, Logarithms]

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The Gradient and Directional Derivative

- Introduction: Gradient: In vector calculus, the gradient is considered as vector field in a function.It points to the points in the route of the maximum rate of increase of the scalar field. Its magnitude is the maximum rate of modify. Directional derivative: Directional derivative represents the instantaneous rate of modification of the function. It generalizes the view of a partial derivative. Gradient: The gradient is defined for the function f(x,y) is as gradf(x,y)= [gradf(x,y)] = [(delf)/(delx)] i + [(delf)/(dely)] j This can be calculated by putting the vector operator r to the f(x,y) which is scalar function....   [tags: Mathematics]

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Book Review of School Leadership that Works by Marzano

- Change is a double-edged sword (Fullan, 2001). Change is a word that might inspire or put fear into people. Leadership is challenging when it comes to dealing with change and how individuals react within the organization to the change. Marzano, McNulty, and Waters (2005) discuss two orders of change in their book School Leadership that Works; first and second. Fullan (2001) also adds to the discussion in his book Leading in a Culture of Change, with regard to understanding change. In Change Leadership, Keagan and Wagner (2006) discuss many factors of change and the systematic approach to change....   [tags: Book Review ]

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Forecasting Earthquakes and Volcano Eruptions

- There are many pro’s for attempting to forecast an earthquake or volcano. Forecasting an earthquake or eruption saves lives and property, mainly by preparation, as there is no way to prevent these events with today technology. On February 4th 1975 in Haicheng China there was a magnitude 7.5 earthquake. Over a period of months there were changes in elevation in land, ground water and unusual animal behavior which are all precursors to an earthquake. Days before the 7.5 magnitude earthquake there were foreshocks that triggered an eviction warning that effectively saved over 150,000 lives or injuries....   [tags: preparation, prevent, technology, disaster]

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Sagitta, a Constellation

- Sagitta, which means “the arrow” in Latin, is a constellation that can be found from all places on Earth, excluding the Antarctic Circle, at approximately +90° and -70°. It is located in the fourth quadrant of the northern hemisphere, inside the Milky Way, and can best be seen in the months of August and September at approximately 9:00 PM. Sagitta was first discovered by the renowned Greek astronomer, Ptolemy, in the second century. It is considered “ancient,” for it is one of the oldest recognized constellations....   [tags: Greek, Mythology, Arrow]

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Delphinus: A Constellation

- While looking in the sky at night, you try to point out the different constellation you see. Most people know the major constellations, but many do not know about the constellation Delphinus. There are many scientific and literary explanations for the constellation Delphinus. There are two known myths about delphinus. The first is about Arion. Arion was a known poet and musician. He was born on the island of Lesbos. He was known for playing the lyre. This made him famous during the seventh century B.C....   [tags: Astronomy, Mythology, Science]

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Are We on the Cusp of the Sixth Mass Extinction Event?

- As titled: Are We On The Cusp Of The Sixth Mass Extinction Event. Yes, we are indeed, as we, here defined as all the lives on the Earth at the moment. Mass extinction is times when the Earth loses more than three-quarters of its species in a geologically short interval (Barnosky et al., 2011). In addition, according to the Oxford Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences edited by Michael Allaby (2013), mass extinction is defined as the Earth has been taken place environmental catastrophe, removes many groups from environment from record and not replaced, and ecosystems collapse....   [tags: environmental catastrophe, Geology]

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Fighting the Vietnam War and Communism

- Fighting the Vietnam War dramatically changed the lives of everyone even remotely involved, especially the brave individuals actually fighting amidst the terror. One of the first things concerned when reading these war stories was the detail given in each case. Quotes and other specific pieces of information are given in each occurrence yet these stories were collected in 1981, over ten years following the brutal war. This definitely shows the magnitude of the war’s impact on these servicemen....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Poetics Summary

- The Poetics- Aristotle Tragedy- the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself; in language with pleasurable accessories, each kind brought in separately in parts of the work; in a dramatic, not in a narrative form; with incidents arousing pity and fear; where with to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions. I. Discussion of Tragedy A. Six parts to a tragedy: 1. fable/plot- the combination of incidents, or things done in the story 2. characters- they’re what make us ascribe certain moral qualirties to the agents (actors) 3....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Earthquakes the Destructive Natural Phenomena

- Earthquakes the Destructive Natural Phenomena An earthquake, one of the most destructive natural phenomena, consists of rapid vibrations of rock near the surface of the earth. It is the most terrifying of all natural phenomena and has brought fear since ancient times because of its sudden unpredictable occurrence and enormous capacity of destruction. A single shock usually last no more than a few seconds, although several quakes may last for as much as a couple of minutes. The quake as felt on the surface is always the result never the cause of some geologic process although the damage done may be immense....   [tags: Papers]

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The Dual-Process View of Nonassociative Learning

- ... They then gave a single stimulus to the tail of the Aplysia. To evaluate the onset of dishabituation, the experimenters used two groups, one group receiving the tail stimulus and the other group receiving no tail stimulus after habituation. The group receiving no tail stimulus was classified as the recovery group while the group receiving the stimulus was labeled the dishabituation group. The stimulus was given 90 seconds, ten minutes, and 20 minutes after the water-jet stimuli. The dishabituation group responded with greater magnitude after 90 seconds....   [tags: habituation, sensitization, stimulus]

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E Corporate Intelligence And Ethical Support

- Even though there are unspecified categories of diverse that give the impression to be of assistance, readings concentrate on culture and sexual category that have established that mutually positive and negative conclusions, proposing that assured circumstances may perhaps temperate these conclusions. Even though to date, the utmost researchers take a chance as to whatever these setting influences may be. As an outcome, advice-givers and overseers are pertain to diversity and they have required to be governed by fundamentally on more or less on procedures of e corporate intelligence and ethical support for the fundamental standards so that they can develop around why and in what way their co...   [tags: Ethnic group, Polyethnicity, Culture]

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The Relationship Between Oda / Gdp And Gdp

- I have attached six growth-regression tables (table 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) in appendix. In table 3, aid is measured, as a ratio of GDP and aid is addressed through “ODA net”. At first, I have not controlled for any other variables and just detected the relationship between aid and growth. The relationship between ODA/GDP and GDP per capita growth is positive, though it is not significant. In the second step, I have included initial GDP per capita, savings and population growth as prescribed in Solow growth model....   [tags: Economic growth, Gross domestic product]

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Earthquake in Japan

- The death toll climbs to over 10,000 and is still rising (Branigan 2). The disaster in Japan began without warning on Friday March 11, 2011 at 2:46pm with a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, the strongest ever recorded in the country (Fackler 3). A massive thirty-three foot high tsunami, generated by the earthquake, swept over lands in northern Japan, taking objects and debris with it. To make matters worse, the tsunami caused the cooling systems at several nuclear power plants to fail. The disaster in Japan was a tragic event, and it had a plethora of causes and effects....   [tags: Natural Disasters, Tsunami]

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A Study on Earthquakes

- 1. Calculate the total amount of energy released in the two-week period by adding up the energies for all the earthquakes you recorded. (You've got a lot of numbers to add up, so use a calculator.) The combined energies of the earthquakes measured 1,328.4 mass of TNT. 2. The plates in southern California are moving at a relatively steady rate. Because of this, some estimates say that a magnitude 7.0 quake must happen every 200 years there. In terms of metric tons of TNT, how much energy is this....   [tags: energy, magnitude, plates]

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The Earthquake Of Chile From 1962

- Before I begin talking about earthquakes I should explain how earthquakes begin and their results. The movement of the earth plates are the ones that causes earthquakes. It occurs when plates meet along plate boundaries. When they move towards each other, one of the plates can be pushed down the bottom of the other plate, into the mantle. This is consider the subduction zone. When the plates gets stuck, it causes a lot of pressure on the surrounding rocks. The pressure will released and produce shock waves, they are called seismic waves and in other words, this will be called an earthquake....   [tags: Plate tectonics, Earthquake, Subduction, Earth]

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Alpha and Beta Centauri

- Hadar, also known as Beta Centauri, is the 10th brightest stars (11th as viewed from Earth). Hadar is a blue-white super giant in the constellation Centaurus (Cen). In about 4,000 years, the motion of Alpha Centauri, who’s proper name is Rigel Kentaurus, will carry it close enough to Hadar that they will appear to be a magnificent double star. Because of the distance away from Earth that Alpha and Beta Centauri are (approximately 90 parsecs), they will be an optical double. As they sit today, the two stars look like a pair of eyes, the right one being Hadar and the left being Rigel Kentaurus....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Illinois Geological Hazards

- The state of Illinois is at risk from two major seismic zones, the New Madrid Seismic Zone, and the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone. The New Marid Seismic Zone is located in the Central Mississippi Valley and includes portions of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The Wabash Valley Zone is located between southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana. The earliest report of an earthquake in Illinois is in the year of 1795 at Kaskaskia. This particular phenomenon only lasted for a minute and a half....   [tags: earthquakes, magnitude, zone, seismic]

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The Science of Spin: Spin on Baseball

- The direction of baseballs after they are thrown is caused by spin on the ball. Spin is defined as rotations around the axis of the baseball. Major league pitchers have clocked the spin on their pitches at 1500rpm so when a baseball is spinning through the air the threads on the ball cause a self-made “air pocket” that causes changes in direction. This is known as the Magnus affect. The spin on a baseball is defined as a vector that points on the axis’s rotation. And the magnitude of this spin vector is the number of revolutions per/sec, this is known as an angular velocity vector (Horney, A., Lowry, T., Schwenker, E., & wray, E....   [tags: speed, pitcher, curveball]

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The Earhtquake that Devasted Japan in 2011

- The earthquake that devastated Japan on Friday, March 11, 2011 was one of the worst disasters to occur in twenty-first century. Not only did the earthquake itself affect the nation, but it also suffered through the following tsunami that occurred afterwards. Though earthquakes are pretty hard to predict, Japan is normally pretty savvy when preparing for the worst for these tectonic storms. Japan is certainly no stranger to earthquakes, as it experiences upwards of 1,500 of them every year (Israel)....   [tags: great kanto earthquake, tsunami]

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The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe

- Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” reveals a character so devoid of human compassion and sheer ruthlessness it is difficult to see beyond the mask of insanity to any other characteristic. Montresor, the story’s narrator, attempts to elicit compassion or at best justification for the murder he is about to commit due to dubious injuries. This plot sets a disturbing dark tone for the story, but also illuminates the meticulous commitment to detail of an extremely intelligent mind....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado, Fiction]

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Religious Artists: Tintoretto´s Life

- Tintoretto's Life Tintoretto, a working independent professional artist that was known for his captivating religious paintings. His art was very fond of in the 16th century and will be remembered for many years to come. Tintoretto resided from Venice,Italy around 1518. Not much is known of tintoretto early life he wasn't really recorded then, but we do know the little things. Tintoretto is actually a nickname given to the artist ,his actual name was Jacopo Robusti. He took the name Tintoretto after his father, which had a profession at being a dyer....   [tags: artist, painting, renessaince]

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Proportions Of Numbers And Magnitudes

- Proportions of Numbers and Magnitudes In the Elements, Euclid devotes a book to magnitudes (Five), and he devotes a book to numbers (Seven). Both magnitudes and numbers represent quantity, however; magnitude is continuous while number is discrete. That is, numbers are composed of units which can be used to divide the whole, while magnitudes can not be distinguished as parts from a whole, therefore; numbers can be more accurately compared because there is a standard unit representing one of something....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Acupunture and Meformine to Treat Diabetes

- Objective: To analyze the difference of blood glucose level in intervention of acupuncture combine with Metformin 500mg tablet and intervention of just Metformin 500mg tablet in Diabetes Mellitus type 2. Methods: A randomised controlled trial with six weeks follow up were done. This research was randomized pre-post test. Total of 85 people patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 come as acupuncture patients in “Rungkut” private clinic Surabaya, Indonesia, from January 2013 to January 2014. After screening 73 subjects who had met the inclusion criteria were invited to participate in the study....   [tags: glucose, indonesia, research]

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The Physics Of An Earthquake

- Earthquakes are vibrations produced in the earth's outer layer, or crust, when forces pushing on a mass of rock overcome the friction holding the rock in place and blocks of rock slip against each other. The vibrations can range from barely noticeable to verry destructive. There are six types of shock waves. Two are classified as body waves which means they travel through the earth's interior and the other four are surface waves. The waves are changed by the rock types or formations they hit. Primary or compressional waves (P waves) send particles moveing back and forth in the same direction as the waves are traveling, secondary or transverse shear waves (S waves) send vibrations perpendicu...   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Force Force, commonly, a “push” or “pull,” more properly defined in physics as a quantity that changes the motion, size, or shape of a body. Force is a vector quantity, having both magnitude and direction. The magnitude of a force is measured in units such as the pound, dyne, and Newton, depending upon the system of measurement being used. Unbalanced force acting on a body free to move will change the motion of the body. The quantity of motion of a body is measured by its momentum, the product of its mass and its velocity....   [tags: Papers]

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Environmental Impact Assessment: Identifying the Environmental Effects of a Project

- ... Impact significance determination is prediction of impact magnitude (Thompson, 1990). It is considering impact characteristics such as magnitude, duration, frequency, spatial distribution, reversibility, likelihood) (Beanlands & Duinker, 1983). According to Canter & Canty (1993), impact significance determination has conceptual relationship with screening and scoping. Screening and scoping are performed before a project implementation to check whether environmental impact study is needed or not but in this study the impacts significance determining is performed during the production process of the factory to decide further monitoring and controlling direction on the significant impacts....   [tags: data, local communities, factories]

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Determining The Attainment Of Ideal Performance Of The System

- dwell on the factors that preclude the attainment of ideal-performance of the system. Analysis based on the combined first and second law of thermodynamics commonly known as availability analysis or exergy analysis is particularly suited for achieving more efficient resource use since it enables the locations, types and true magnitudes of waste and loss to be determined. This information is quite helpful for the design of thermal systems, for directing the efforts to reduce the sources of inefficiency in the existing systems and evaluate system economics....   [tags: Internal combustion engine, Diesel engine]

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Current Events

- Though I wasted two hours time watching a stupid movie named ‘Reality Bites,’ a directorial debut of Ben Stiller I found consolation through a soundtrack by The Knack ‘My Sharona’ song. What a waste of death it has been for the late Inxs singer Michael Hutchence for I can’t remember any noteworthy and listen worthy songs of theirs beyond a few and one such song is ‘Beautiful Girl.’ Europe’s biggest and more serious health challenge is mental and neurological disorders, finds a recent study. More than 160 million, around 38.2 per cent of the EU population suffer from some form of mental and neurological disorder....   [tags: Overview, Global]

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Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

- 1. Ground shaking intensity is defined as the severity of ground motion, i.e. displacement, during an earthquake and is assessed using the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI). This scale is a good indicator on the effects and earthquake has on the environment and its population. It is based on three features:  People’s perception  Building performance  Changes in the natural environment The MMI is often associated to Peak Ground Acceleration (PGA), which is used to quantify the severity of ground shaking as shown in Table 1....   [tags: Ground Shaking Intensity, Ground Motion]

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Measurement Scales Paper

- Measurement Scales Paper Measurement in Analysis can take on many forms, but in this case, these come in the form of questionnaires. A questionnaire when not done correctly may not be able to obtain the information in which the corporation may be seeking. There are in general four categories that these fall into. Categorically, these include Nominal, Ordinal, Interval and Ratio Numbers. The essential goal of this author is to explain to the utmost of authority of how these fit into questionnaires....   [tags: Mathematics ]

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The Symbolism of Blood in Macbeth

- The seventeenth-century play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, employs blood as a powerful symbol to amplify the tragic nature of the work. Prior to, and immediately following Duncan’s death, blood magnifies the treachery of Macbeth’s murderous act. Throughout the play, blood constantly reminds the audience of the ruthless means the Macbeths implement to gain the crown. In the culmination of the play, blood symbolizes the irreconcilable guilt that will haunt the Macbeths for the duration of their lives....   [tags: Shakespeare plays, literary analysis]

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Master Harold And The Boys by Athol Fugard

- The play Master Harold and the Boys by Athol Fugard takes place in a small Tea House in Port Elizabeth in South Africa. The play starts off with Sam and Willie, two black servants at the restaurant cleaning and talking about a ballroom dance tournament coming up. Hally, a teenage white boy whose parents own the restaurant walks in after coming from school and begins to have a conversation with Sam and Willie. In the period of only an hour and a half or so, Sam, Willie, and Hally give a small glimpse of a very big problem....   [tags: Athol Fugard Master Harold ]

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Euclid and the Birth of Euclidean Geometry

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- The mathematical notion of infinity can be conceptualized in many different ways. First, as counting by hundreds for the rest of our lives, an endless quantity. It can also be thought of as digging a whole in hell for eternity, negative infinity. The concept I will explore, however, is infinitely smaller quantities, through radioactive decay Infinity is by definition an indefinitely large quantity. It is hard to grasp the magnitude of such an idea. When we examine infinity further by setting up one-to-one correspondence’s between sets we see a few peculiarities....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Orbits with Gravity Lab Software

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Earthquakes Between Earthquakes And Earthquakes

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Test Answers to an Advanced Mathematics and Earth Science Test

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Microfluidic Systems

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Athol Fugard's drama, Master Harold

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Newton's First Law

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Human Neurons And Its Effects On The Membrane

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Canadian Attitudes Towards the Afghanistan War

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Probabilistic Seismic Risk For Buildings And Other Structures

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Importance Of Numerical Estimation Of The National Council Of Teachers Of Mathematics

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The Earthquake That Struck Northern California Cities

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Understanding and Preparation of Earthquake

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Questions On Accounting Information And Capital Markets

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How the Government Failed the Victims of Hurricane Katrina

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San Francisco Earthquake Of 1906

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A Brief Note On The Magnitude Of Nursing

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Description Of An Area Source

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- One thing us as humans have never been able to fully understand is astronomy. Always having an unexplained mystery, astronomy also has served as a way to keep time and predict the future. The word “astronomy” is defined as the study of heavenly bodies, meaning anything in the sky such as stars, galaxies, comets, planets, nebulae, and so on. Many people, if not everyone, is amazed by the night sky on a clear, moonless night. Astronomy dates back to ancient times when peoples such as the Babylonians, Egyptians, and Chinese kept written records of astronomical events and occurrences....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Deskewing Using Binary and Grayscale Images

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The Fall of Biodiversity

- In the early mornings, animals of all different species can be seen roaming around any normal suburban back yard. The common animals that can be observed are rabbits, squirrels, birds and many more. What if they slowly started to disappear never to be seen again. This is the sad truth that is starting to unfold on planet earth. Earth is currently undergoing one of the largest mass extinctions in the history books. Why is this not being placed on the front page of every newspaper. The answer to that question is time....   [tags: habitat destruction, mining technology]

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Interocular Transfer of the Motion After-Effect

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