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Critical analysis on "A good man is hard to find"

- Religious Symbolism in “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” This paper will present a rhetorical context for the use of violence in the short story, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” as she presented in her essay “The Element of Suspense.” The form of classical tragedy in this story will also be analyzed from the critical theories of Aristotle and Longinus. Tolstoy will be used to examine the use Christian symbolism. Nietzsche will provide a more well-rounded universal conclusion to the uses of tragedy and spiritual elements in this classic story....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Preventive Measures Not Taken by US Before World War I

- Preventive Measures Not Taken by US Before World War I World War I was a war of great magnitude and importance. Wilson's goals for World War I to be the war to end all wars and to make the world safe from democracy were never accomplished. German submarine warfare and freedom of the seas brought the United States into the war. It could've been prevented if we would've not allowed the German submarine problem to get out of control and ended it when it began. To prepare better for the war the United States should have drafted all males and females between the ages of eighteen and forty-five....   [tags: Papers]

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Exploring Why Some Hazards Are Easier to Predict Than Others

- Exploring Why Some Hazards Are Easier to Predict Than Others For my essay I will looking at different case studies and reasons why it appears that some hazards are easier to predict then others. There were 497 reported natural hazards that took a significant human toll - between 1974 and 1978. The last five years have seen 1,897 of them, a nearly three fold increase. Between 1974 and 1978, 195 million people were killed by such disasters or needed emergency aid; there were 1.5 billion such victims in the past five years....   [tags: Papers]

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Economic Analysis of the Tourism Industry in Hong Kong

- Economic Analysis of the Tourism Industry in Hong Kong Executive Summary Tourism is a crucial industry for Hong Kong. The Government has worked together with industry players to enable Hong Kong to preserve its competitive edge as one of the most popular tourist destinations and venue for hosting international conferences. This includes developing multi-faceted tourist attractions, relaxing of controls over entry of visitors and upgrading service quality and standards in Hong Kong....   [tags: Papers]

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traglear King Lear as an Arthur Miller Tragedy

- King Lear as an Arthur Miller Tragedy        If we seek to justify Shakespeare's King Lear as a tragedy by applying Arthur Miller's theory of tragedy and the tragic hero, then we might find Lear is not a great tragedy, and the character Lear is hardly passable for a tragic hero. However, if we take Aristotle's theory of tragedy to examine this play, it would fit much more neatly and easily. This is not because Aristotle prescribes using nobility for the subject of a tragedy, but, more importantly, because he emphasizes the purpose of tragedy -- to arouse pity and fear in the audience, and thus purge them of such emotions....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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Toumai, The Oldest Relative of the Human Race

- Toumai, The Oldest Relative of the Human Race Discoveries relating to the human lineage are extremely exciting and often baffling. This is the case with the recent discovery of what seems to be the oldest member of the human family. A skull found in northern Chad in 2001, has been deemed the earliest relative to the human ever found. Nicknamed Toumai, and discovered by Michel Brunet and his paleontology team, this new category of human has been given the scientific name, Sahelanthropus tchaensis....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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Cultural Impact of the Railway of Victorian England

- Introduction At the beginning of the industrial revolution in England during the mid-nineteenth century, the railroad was the most innovative mode of transportation known. The British Rail system was a forerunner in railroad technology, uses, and underground engineering. Though the rail system was extremely slow at first and prohibitively expensive to build and run, the British were not to be dissuaded in their pursuit of non-animal driven transportation. The most advanced mode of transportation prior to the introduction of the rail system was the horse drawn omnibus on a track, called a tram....   [tags: European Europe History]

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Analysis of Greek Tragedy Using the Aristotilean Model

- Greek tragedies, written in ancient times, are still a standard for tragedies written today. Contrary to diminishing in value over time, these tragedies have become cherished pieces of work in the sophisticated literate culture of today. However, one can not delve into these precious works of beautiful literary verse without first having background knowledge of the context they were written, and of the structure they follow. There are several terms, as well as an analysis of tragedies by Aristotle, a philosopher who experienced them firsthand....   [tags: World Literature]

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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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East of Eden Essay: Steinbeck vs. Christ

- East of Eden: Steinbeck vs. Christ In the novel, East of Eden, John Steinbeck proposes the idea that man has much more control over his own destiny than many chose to believe-a conclusion reached from Steinbeck's own interpretation of the story of Cain and Able wherein God neither instructs Cain to master the sin which is crouching at his door, nor predicts that Cain will master it, but rather gives Cain the ability to choose. Taking the text out of context, Steinbeck uses it to convey the message that a man's destiny is up to himself and that the ability to choose to do what is right and wrong is as much a curse as it is a blessing....   [tags: East Eden Essays]

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Electoral Thresholds and the Representation of Women

- Electoral Thresholds and the Representation of Women There are large cross-national differences in the percentage of women in legislatures. Institutional arrangement is a considerable explanatory factor in the disparity in women’s representation, and many mechanisms have been implemented to increase parity. Within PR systems, electoral systems are a way to try to increase the representation of women. Previous studies have linked thresholds to increased party magnitude and in turn to increased women’s representation, but there have not been extensive studies to directly link thresholds to women’s representation....   [tags: Government Leadership Papers]

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Hamlet and Macbeth Analyzed as Aristotelian Tragedies

- Aristotle’s Poetics is considered the guide to a well written tragedy; his methods have been used for centuries. Aristotle defines a tragedy as “an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude… in the form of an action, not of narrative; through pity and fear effecting the proper purgation of these emotions” (House, 82). The philosopher believes the plot to be the most vital aspect of a tragedy, thus all other parts such as character, diction, and thought stem from the plot....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Free World Must Never Forget D-Day

- “On the evening of June 6, 1944, over five thousand ships carrying 150,000 soldiers, the greatest armada ever assembled, left southern England for the invasion f Normandy. In the morning, across the English Channel, a great battle would begin for the liberation of Europe.” --New York Times [Document I] In the spring of 1943 the American ships began to arrive in great numbers in England. Some troops had seen combat in North Africa and Sicily, but most were untested, fresh from the training camps of North America....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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Outlines of the Theory of Choice

- Outlines of the Theory of Choice There are two distinctions of orientation or of intention of a subject toward any phenomenon: "to" or "from" it, attraction or repulsion, acceptance or rejection. The +/- acceptability or pleasantness/unpleasantness of a phenomenon to a subject is the term indicating his or her +/- orientation to the perceived phenomenon. There are six components of the stream of human consciousness: contact senses (smell, taste, tactile senses), distant senses (auditory, visual) and emotions....   [tags: Psychology Philosophy Essays]

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Degradation of the Human Gene Pool

- "We [the human race]|do not have much time to prove that we are not the product of a lethal mutation" "I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race." The genetic catastrophe consists of four major genetic "epidemics" - those of cancer, vascular disease, musculoskeletal disease, and behavioral disease. There are identified approximately 250 common genetic diseases, and approximately 7,000 "rare" genetic diseases. The list of genetic damage is growing daily....   [tags: Genetic Degradation]

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The Course of The Great Depression

- The Course of The Great Depression The October 1987 collapse in stock prices conjured visions of 1929 and the Great Depression. Focus on this period is natural because the 32 percent decline in stock values between the market closes of October 13 and 19, 1987, was of the magnitude of--indeed, it actually exceeded--the October 1929 debacle. Focus on this period is also appropriate because, despite all that has been learned since to help assure economic stability, we cannot be completely confident that history will not repeat itself....   [tags: Great Depression American History Economy Essays]

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Effects of Strength Training on Strength

- Effects of Strength Training on Strength The effect of resistance training volume on strength and muscle thickness was investigated by Starkey et al. (1) at the University of Florida center for exercise science. The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of different volumes of high-intensity resistance training on isometric torque and muscle thickness. Fifty-nine subjects initially participated in the study: 48 subjects (21 males, 27 females) completed the study. The subjects were all healthy untrained volunteers (age range 18-50 yr) who did not participate in any other form of training....   [tags: Papers]

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Business Writing AOL TIme Warner Merger

- Business Writing AOL TIme Warner Merger The bottom-line to all the hype and talk about the AOL/Time Warner merger is that "Everyone" is running scared. Because, with the merging of companies that control massive amounts of access to the public, and hardware to get their product into your house, there is less and less choices for the American public. And there is even less chance for a smaller company to compete with the "Mega-Media" companies that have been formed in the wake of the telecommunications bill which allows broadcast, cable, and telephone companies to enter each other's markets, deregulate rates, and permit companies to have much larger monopolies....   [tags: Papers]

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History, Theory, and Applications of Capacitors

- Static electricity was discovered in 600 B.C., but it was not until the mid 1700's when energy storage properties were discovered. 'With the discovery of the first Leyden jar, it was referred to as a condenser because electricity was thought of as a fluid which could condense. The Lehden jar is a glass partially filled with water that has a wire inserted through the top of an insulating stopper (cork). When the wire is charged by static electricity, it holds the charge until the wire comes into contact with a conductor which will discharge the glass....   [tags: capacitor electronics]

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Lift and the Physics of Flight

- Since the beginning of recorded history, humans have always had a fascination with flight. Now that we live in a world where boarding an airplane and flying across the country – or even the world - is simply a part of everyday life, the wonder of flight has diminished for many. Despite this, physics students from all around continue to delight in the many physical forces that play a part in keeping these huge objects (like jumbo jets) from falling out of the sky. The common explanation given to those curious about how an airplane wing produces lift uses the Bernoulli Principle....   [tags: physics lift plane airplane]

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Railroad Transportation Within The United States

- The magnitude of the railroad industry and the vital part it plays in the economic and social life of this nation appear as the two most interesting and impressive phases arising out of a study of the growth and development of transportation. The inability of the railroads and the public to get along together amicably furnishes another interesting and possibly no less important phase. The importance of the railroads can be better grasped if their magnitude is appreciated. For instance, the federal government spends annually for interest, debt retirement, expansion, administration, and operation a shade under four billion dollars....   [tags: Trains Railroad Transportation]

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Rolling Element Bearings In Electric Motors

- Rolling-element bearings in electric motors support and locate the rotor, maintain a small and consistent air gap between the rotor and stator, and transfer loads from the shaft to the motor frame. The correct bearings for an application let a motor run efficiently across its design speed range, minimize friction and power loss, produce little noise, and have a long service life. On the other hand, bearings can be quickly ruined when a motor is used improperly. For example, the deep-groove ball bearings optimized for in-line couplers can overload if motors fitted with them drive a belt pulley....   [tags: Technical Auto Motor Process]

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Aristotle, Antigone and Billy Budd

- Aristotle, Antigone and Billy Budd In Poetics, Aristotle explains tragedy as a kind of imitation of a certain magnitude, using direct action instead of narration to achieve its desired affect. It is of an extremely serious nature. Tragedy is also complete, with a structure that unifies all of its parts. It is meant to produce a catharsis of the audience, meant to produce the emotions of pity and fear and to purge them of these emotions and helping them better understand the ways of the gods and men....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Problem of Global Warming

- The Problem of Global Warming In June of 1988, James Hansen, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), informed a Senate committee that, "the greenhouse effect has been detected and is changing our climate now." With this statement, he launched the ongoing international debate on the magnitude of global warming and its "potential to adversely affect the Earth's environment."1 Unfortunately, since this announcement, the world has not yet become fully mobilized to act on this problem....   [tags: Greenhouse Effect Climate Change]

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Lyotard on the Kantian Sublime

- Lyotard on the Kantian Sublime ABSTRACT: In this essay I explicate J.F. Lyotard's reading of the Kantian sublime as presented in Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime (1994) and in "Answering the Question: What is Postmodernism" (1984). Lessons articulates the context in which critical thought situates itself as a zone of virtually infinite creative capacity, undetermined by principles but in search of them; "Answering the Question" explores how the virtually infinite creative capacity of thought manifests in the avant-gardes....   [tags: Sublime Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Science of Volcanic Activity Prediction

- Science of Volcanic Activity Prediction Since the dawn of history, volcanoes have been an awe inspiring feature of the earth that has frightened and intrigued mankind. Volcanoes have taken the lives of over 250,000 people in the last three hundred years and changed the lives of millions of others, but up until recently humans have had very little understanding of the volcanic processes that presage an eruption. The advent and implementation of new technologies and scientific methods has allowed us to begin to comprehend the inner workings of one of nature's most powerful forces....   [tags: Nature Volcanoe Volcanoes Papers]

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The Ethics Concerning Space Debris

- The Ethics Concerning Space Debris In more than 40 years of space activities some 3800 launches led to about 25000 observable space objects larger than 10 cm of which 8300 were still in orbit by September 1997. Only 6% of the catalogued orbit population are operational spacecraft, while 50% is said to be due to "decommissioned satellites," spent upper stages, and objects such as launch adapter and lens covers, which are mission related. The other 44% is originating from 140 on-orbit fragmentations....   [tags: Outerspace Essays]

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Noahs Ark vs. Gilgamesh Epic

- Noahs Ark vs. Gilgamesh Epic      The Gilgamesh Epic is an ancient Mesopotamian story about life and the suffering one must endure while alive. Included in the story, is a tale of a great flood that covered the earth, killing all but a select few of it’s inhabitants. This story of a great flood is common to most people, and has affected history in several ways. It’s presence in the Gilgamesh Epic has caused many people to search for evidence that a great flood actually happened. It has also caused several other religions and cultures to take the same basic story, claiming it for their own....   [tags: Religion Religious Epic Gilgamesh Flood Essays]

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Terrorists Attack: a Media Analysis

- Terrorists Attack!. February 26, 1993, the day that terrorists made the biggest attack on American soil to that point. It was early afternoon on a Friday, 12:18 pm to be exact, a car bomb ripped through the guts of the now infamous North World Trade Center twin tower. It happened very quickly, and without warning, normal people were simply going about their daily business, when all of a sudden, the building shook, the power went out, and smoke began to fill all 110 floors of the towers. Many wondered what had happened, had a plane struck the building, was it an earthquake....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Physics of a Plane Crash

- There is an old saying that any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. There is a lot of truth to this statement, especially if you are the one walking away. Here are the stories of two such landings that I am personally familiar with. Since they are both very similar in nature, they will be discussed simultaneously in the pages to follow. N9KF was a Model 1 Kitfox. It was built and flown by my father. The Kitfox is an experimental, homebuilt kit plane. Every plane, like every person, has a story....   [tags: physics airplane landing land]

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Volcanic Emissions and Global Cooling

- Volcanic Emissions As volcanoes erupt, they blast huge clouds into the atmosphere. These clouds are made up of particles and gases that were previously trapped in the geosphere, including sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, chlorine, argon, carbon monoxide, and water vapor. Millions of tons of harmful sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide gas can reach the stratosphere from a major volcano. While all these gases play a small part in volcanic-induced climate change, carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide are by far the largest contributors to global cooling....   [tags: Global Warming Climate Change]

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Data Analysis And Experimental Uncertainty

- Types of Uncertainty There are two basic kinds of uncertainties, systematic and random uncertainties. Systematic un- certainties are those due to faults in the measuring instrument or in the techniques used in the experiment. Here are some examples of systematic uncertainty: • If you measure the length of a table with a steel tape which has a kink in it, you will obtain a value which will appear to be too large by an amount equal to the loss in length resulting from the kink. On the other hand, a calibration error in the steel tape itselfâ€"an incorrect spacing of the markingsâ€"will produce a bias in one direction....   [tags: Physics]

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America Must Regulate Nanotechnology

- America Must Regulate Nanotechnology Definition of Nanotechnology Nanotechnology involves the “art of purposefully manipulating materials on at atomic scale or molecular scale”[1] (also referred to as “nanoscale”), as compared to processes governed by the laws of physics that carry out naturally occurring actions, such as chemical reactions and changes in state. At the nanoscale level, the laws of quantum mechanics take over, pushing aside what most are familiar with via Newtonian mechanics. Because of the fundamental shift in how work is done, nanotechnology has the potential to affect and change everything in existence....   [tags: Technology Physics Mechanics Science Essays]

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Claude Monet: Grainstack (Sunset)

- Claude Monet: Grainstack (Sunset) Claude Monet's Grainstack (Sunset) is the painting I chose from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Monet was an impressionist painter in France, and did most of his work at his home at Giverny. Impressionism got its name from a painting that Monet painted, Impression Sunrise. Impressionist paintings are put into a category based on characteristics such as light that draws attention to objects, rough textures, and visual pleasure that the viewer receives upon looking at the paintings....   [tags: essays papers]

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Urbanization and Human Influence

- Urbanization and Human Influence It is estimated that by the year 2000, half the world population will live in urban environments (Porter and Brown, 1996). The US Bureau of the Census defines an area as being urbanized if a central city and its closely settled surrounding territory are of a certain size with 50,000 people and density of at least 1,000 people per square mile (Knox, 1994). A component of the definition denotes that human influence is a main aspect of urbanized areas in the process of urbanization....   [tags: Environmental Geology Essays]

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Sintering in Fluidized Bed

- Sintering in Fluidized Bed Processes for cleaner and more efficient energy generation from feed stocks such as coals, lignites, peats, and waste liquors use fluidized beds that are operated at high temperatures and pressures. These processes involve systems that are multi-phase and have complex chemical reactions. Research work has tackled a number of aspects, including mechanical engineering aspects of the reactors, reaction chemistry and products, characterization and physical properties of the ash, fouling by ash deposits and the phenomenon of defluidization by agglomeration or sintering of the ash particles....   [tags: essays papers]

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Achievments of Louis IX

- The historian Frederick William Maitland was fond of reminding the scholars of his generation to "think the thoughts of medieval men as they thought them" . To assess the achievements of Louis IX we must try to think his thoughts. We cannot make assessments based on what we perceive to be achievements in this age, as this will invariably lead us to false conclusions. From a detached perspective Louis was a golden king. His administration was second to none. His reputation internationally was unexcelled both in his role as arbiter for other countries, peacemaker in his own and, as William Chester Jordan remarked on his securing of the Languedoc "his rapid assimilation of this regi...   [tags: European History]

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Financial and Monetary Economics

- Financial and Monetary Economics ‘‘Should we consider the Stock Market an efficient market.’’ In theory the Stock Market is said to be efficient as stock prices should follow a random walk, which, means that stock price changes should be random and unpredictable, If stock prices were predictable then this would prove that the stock market is inefficient as this implies that all available information was not already impounded in stock prices. Hence the notion that stock prices reflect all available information is known as the efficient market hypothesis (EMH)....   [tags: Papers]

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Physics of Rail Guns

- The concept of a rail gun is simple: two parallel bars connected to a power source produce an electric field. This electric field can be used to propel a projectile along the bars. If enough amperage is provided, the projectile can achieve velocities of up to 4 km/s. The U.S. Army has been interested in the potential of electromagnetic guns for quite some time. In 1988 the University of Texas Center for Electromagnetics began work on a 9 MJ range gun, which would be designed to launch 2-4 kg projectiles at velocities of up to 4 km/s....   [tags: physics weapon weapons rail gun]

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Time Domain Reflectometry TDR

- Some Definitions about TDR In copper cabling, TDR can measure cable length and locate specific areas of impedance mismatch by transmitting a fast rise-time pulse down the cable under test and then monitoring the cable for constant voltage in order to detect any reflections of the transmitted pulse. Any anomalies in the cable that change the capacitance, inductance, or resistance will result in measurable differences in impedance. Think of impedance mismatches as disruptions in the flow or back-pressure that alter the actual time for propagating the pulse vs....   [tags: Networks Telecommunications]

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Teen Suicide

- In today’s society, teenagers are faced with problems on a daily basis. When they are unable to deal with those daily hassles, serious problems can develop within the teen that can ultimately lead to resulting effects including depression or even suicide. Suicide in teens is one of the most traumatic and problematic issues that we face today in not only adults but many adolescents as well. Today suicide is one of the top causes for death in teenagers, out shadowed only by homicides and accidents....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]

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Cost Allocation

- Cost allocation is the process of identifying, aggregating, and assigning of cost to various separate activities. There is no overly precise method of charging cost to objects, hence resulting to approximate methods being used to do so. Amongst the approximation basis used includes square footage, headcount, cost of assets employed, and electricity usage amongst others. The main aim of cost allocation is to spread cost in the fairest possible method and also to impact the behavior pattern of the cost....   [tags: Economics]

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Measurement Scales

- Most people have been asked to participate in a survey or questionnaire at some point in their lives. The question was probably in the form of a scale that the research team setup in the questionnaire. Scales help researchers by giving respondents a way of conveying their thoughts and feelings in a subjective and measurable way. The survey or questionnaire is a tool for the researcher to capture the respondent’s thoughts and feelings. Each scale has different characteristics, depending on the answers to be measured....   [tags: Marketing, Statistics]

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The Party

- Throughout the 20th century the greatest killer that was known was Hitler, he was the epitome of evil. He was to blame for the millions of lives lost in the Holocaust and the Second World War. Though this was true, there was always one person that was just as devastating to the European population, that man was Joseph Stalin. His iron fist that ruled Eastern Europe and the USSR, was soaked in blood, the blood of the very people he was to protect for the tyranny of Capitalism. In Bukharin’s letter to Stalin as well as the novel by Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon, and the grime reality of the Stalin era USSR were brought into perspective....   [tags: Stalin, Russia, Hitler]

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Deforestation and Biodiversity

- Deforestation, defined by biologist Charles Southwick as "the destruction of forests; may involve clear-cutting or selective logging" (p. 365), is a predominantly human-driven process that is dramatically altering ecosystems worldwide. "Clear-cutting" involves the indiscriminant removal of every single plant and tree species from within a selected area. The other major process of deforestation, "selective logging," focuses removal efforts on only specific, predetermined tree species within a chosen area....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Geographic Greece

- Geographic Themes of Greece LOCATION o Absolute - Latitude: 3900 North - Longitude: 2200 East of the prime meridian Relative Location o Spatial: - borders the countries Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Borders the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea Relative Location o Direction and Distance - 6241 miles NE of Dallas, Texas - 324 miles S of Sofia, Bulgaria - 457 miles SSW of Bucharest, Romania - 646 miles ESE of Rome, Italy Size: Greece = Alabama Mercator Map of Greece ca....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Microfluidic Systems

- Microfluidic Systems The ready market availability of porous membranes with cylindrical pores of 15-200 nm and a thickness of 6-10 ìm facilitates the development of three dimensional analytical unit operation devices on an attaLiter scale. By employing these membranes as gates at the interface of two crossed microfluidic channels, the rate and direction of the fluid exchange can be controlled with electrical potential, polarity, solution ionic strength or diameter of the nanocapillary1. The microfluidic channels, fabricated by soft lithography, have been used for a decade....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Carl Friedrich Gauss

- Carl Friedrich Gauss Gauss, Carl Friedrich (1777-1855). The German scientist and mathematician Gauss is frequently he was called the founder of modern mathematics. His work is astronomy and physics is nearly as significant as that in mathematics. Gauss was born on April 30, 1777 in Brunswick (now it is Western Germany). Many biographists think that he got his good health from his father. Gauss said about himself that, he could count before he can talk. When Gauss was 7 years old he went to school....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Earthquake of 1987

- I. Introduction Earthquakes in California are certainly not a surprise. What is a surprise is their unpredictability and randomness. Geologists say there is roughly a 50 percent chance that a magnitude 8 or more quake will hit the Los Angeles area sometime over the next 30 years. And, over the past twenty years, the Los Angeles area has witnessed several earthquakes, and in particular, two that were quite devastating; the 1971 San Fernando earthquake, and the January 17, 1994, Northridge Earthquake....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Financial Services Report

- Financial Services Industry Report In order to succeed in the global market, it is imperative to know the various global financial institutions and the sources of funds for international operations. This paper will identify the role of financial institutions in the global economy and explore changes this industry will be experiencing during the next decade. In addition, this paper will demonstrate the impact these changes will have on Campbell Soup Company. Financial institutions have the ability to serve as agents for its clients providing financial services....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Eskimo Pie Corporation

- Eskimo Pie Corporation Introduction      Reynolds Metals is the majority owner of the ice scream company Eskimo Pie Corporation and has decided to sell this company. Nestle Foods provided the highest offer of $61 Million. Due to delays of the Nestlé’s purchase, Reynolds Metals has take into consideration the IPO proposal of David Clark, president of Eskimo Pie Corporation, rather than selling the company to Nestle Foods (Case Study, 2001).      This analysis will identify the current value of the company at a stand-alone value and explain why Nestle Food would want to buy this company and the synergies involved for their reasoning....   [tags: Business Management Essays]

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Mount St. Helens

- Mount St. Helens Mount St. Helens is an active stratovalcano in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located 96 miles south of Seattle and 53 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. The mountain is part of the Cascade Range. It is most famous for a catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980. That eruption was the most deadly and economically destructive volcanic eruption in the history of the United States. 57 people were killed, and 200 homes, 47 bridges, 15 miles (24 km) of railways and 185 miles (300 km) of highway were destroyed....   [tags: Nature Volcanoes Eruptions Essays]

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- Squats Versus Lunge The purpose of my project grade sheet is to get a better understanding of the movement I chose which was squats versus lunges. The body of my research paper will give the reader a better understanding of the following for my specific movement. Anatomy: The origin and insertions that are involved include the Glutes- gluteus medius, gluteus maximus, Hamstrings- lliotibial band, biceps femoris, semitendinosus, adductor magnus, gracilis, semimembranosus. Calves- Gastrocnemius, soleus, peroneus brevis, flexor hallucis longus....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Increasing Population Uncertainty

- Increasing Population Uncertainty Carrying capacity is defined as the number of individuals of a certain species that can be sustained indefinitely in a particular area. The Earth’s capacity to support people is determined both by natural constraints and by human choices concerning economics, environment, culture (including values and politics), and demography. Human carrying capacity is more difficult to estimate than some of the standard demographic indicators, like expectation of life or the total fertility rate, because human carrying capacity depends on populations and activities around the world....   [tags: Papers]

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Fantasy vs. Reality

- Fantasy vs. Reality Silently, my senses begin to abandon their rationale…who is to say then what is real. The world that we live in, the reality, which we are a part of, is small and thus limited. That is why, in his infinite capacity for potential improvement, man created fantasy. Fantasy is BIG. To a certain extent it is more imaginative, more exciting, and more fun. Fantasy is like a lake where man throws all his ideas and dreams, and then he dives on in from the springboard of imagination....   [tags: Papers]

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International Criminal Court

- International Criminal Court Allegations of war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity have undoubtedly received unprecedented press coverage in recent years – more than at any time since Nuremberg. This is not because the incidences of such barbarities have increased, but simply because those crimes are brought to us more rapidly these days by the electronic media. Since the early 1990’s the international community has witnessed of a variety of criminal tribunals that were meant to promote peace-making and political transition in situations of gross violations of human rights and armed conflict among ethnical or religious groups....   [tags: United Nations Papers]

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Comparing Two Earthquakes

- Comparing Two Earthquakes In 1989 an earthquake hit San Francisco, on the west coast of USA, killing around 200 people. Twelve years later an earthquake hit Gujarat, in India. This time it killed approximately 30,000 people. In this report I will be comparing the two earthquakes, giving reasons why the Gujarat earthquake was so much more deadly than the one in San Francisco. An earthquake is a movement or tremor in the earths crust. Earthquakes happen all the time, but some are so weak that they cannot be felt....   [tags: Papers]

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Lake-Effect Snow Storms

- Early this February the states surrounding the great lakes in the northeast were pounded by lake-effect snow storms. Some areas saw more than four feet of snow. These states are accustomed to lake-effect snow storms, but it has been some time since they last saw one of this magnitude. Some areas saw up to 140 inches in less than twelve days. The storm was accountable for 35 deaths. (msn.com 2007) States on the lee, or down wind, sides of the great lakes receive lake-effect snow every year. For some cities this can push the average snowfall up to 400 inches....   [tags: Great Lakes]

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Physics of Magnets

- Magnets are one of the fundamental items in physics. This page is designed in order to provide a general overview of magnets and their uses as well as an in depth look into certain aspects of magnetism. We all know certain situations where magnets are used, hanging things on a refrigerator for example. But other applications are much more useful in our society. They are used in all kinds of speakers, and in many computer parts including hard drives and floppy drives ( for recording and reading purposes)....   [tags: physics science magnet]

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Physics of Volcanoes

- Volcanoes are one of natures most interesting and dangerous phenomenons. The way volcanoes operate can be understood, on a basic level, by just some simple physics and chemistry, this paper will investigate and explain some of the basic physics that govern the behavior of volcanoes. Magma is composed of three main components * viscous silicate melt * crystals * volatiles (gases) The way that these three components interact is one of the main focuses of petrologists and volcanologists....   [tags: physics volcano volcanic eruption]

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Physics of Tsunamis

- Tsunamis are waves, or series of waves, created by a disturbance in the ocean. Most of the time this disturbance is by an earthquake but can be from meteorites, landslides, or even explosions. They are sometimes known as tidal waves but this is a misnomer because tsunamis have nothing to do with tides. While tsunamis are feared particularly in light of the December 26th tsunami, the physics behind them is fascinating. One the largest tsunamis in recent history was the Cascadia tsunami in 1700. This occured when two continental plates (stretching from Vancouver to California) slipped causing a 9.0 magnitude earthquake....   [tags: physics tsunami]

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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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Earthquakes

- 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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Asian Crisis

- The beginning of the Asian financial crisis can be traced back to 2 July 1997. That was the day the Thai Government announced a managed float of the Baht and called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for 'technical assistance'. That day the Baht fell around 20 per cent against the $US. This became the trigger for the Asian currency crisis. Within the week the Philippines and Malaysian Governments were heavily intervening to defend their currencies. While Indonesia intervened and also allowed the currency to move in a widened trading range a sort of a float but with a floor below which the monetary authority acts to defend the currency against further falls....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Teen Drinking

- The article "Alcohol Abuse is a Serious Problem for Teenagers," was written by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The article states, "Nearly four million young people suffer from alcohol dependence," and the average age at which children begin to drink is as early as 13. The article goes on to say that the number of children who experiment with alcohol has been rising steadily over the years. The article points out the unfortunate effects of drinking which range from an array of physical illnesses like liver problems and cancer....   [tags: Current Events]

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Hurricane Andrew

- Hurricane Andrew Synoptic description of the disaster : On August 24th, 1992 in the state of Florida, complete destruction was the end result of Hurricane Andrew. A Hurricane that began in the Atlantic ocean at 20mph. That is almost twice the strength that normal hurricanes begin at. The peak strength of Hurricane Andrew was so strong that devices were not able to measure the winds. An approximation of the force of the winds was said to be up to 200mph. Andrew destroyed about 28,000 homes, damaged 100,000 homes and left 250,000 people homeless along with 30 billion dollars in damage and almost 30 deaths....   [tags: Papers]

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- Aristotle According to Aristotle, a tragedy is “an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action, not of narrative; with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions”(Nahm 7). Aristotle categorizes the six basic parts of any tragedy as plot, characters, thought, diction, spectacle and melody....   [tags: essays papers]

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Force

- 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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Kinematics

- Background Information: This experiment deals with motion. This study of motion is called Kinematics. Kinematics studies the possible motions. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/318099/kinematics). Kinematics is used to show the displacement of an object, the rate an object is moving (velocity), and the change in velocity (acceleration). This is graphed against time individually to determine if the motion is uniform or nonuniform and if the acceleration is uniform or nonuniform. Uniform motion is when an object has a constant speed and direction....   [tags: Research Analysis]

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Astronomy

- 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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EarthQuakes

- Earthquakes Earthquakes, one of the most destructive natural phenomena, consist of rapid vibrations of rock near the earth's surface. Because of their unpredictable occurrence and enormous capacity of destruction, they have brought fear to mankind since ancient times. A single shock usually lasts no more than a few seconds, but a series of smaller quakes may last for as long as five minutes. The quake felt on the surface is always the result, not the cause of some underground geologic process, and in many cases the damage done is immense....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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- EARTHQUAKES Objective: To define and discuss earthquakes and its effects. Earthquakes are a major catastrophe and can be a big threat to human lives. To understand earthquakes you must have a clear definition, know its mechanisms, be able to recognize the size and dynamics and understand its effects: I. Definition of Earthquake a. Earthquake b. Tsunamis c. Landslides d. Volcanoes II. Mechanism a. Faults b. Seismic Waves c. Aftershocks III. Size a. Strength b. Classification of Seismic Waves 1....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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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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- 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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- cloning Abstract As bioethics Leon R. Kass points out in his essay The Wisdom of Repugnance, those who defend human cloning regard themselves mainly as friends of freedom: the freedom of individuals to reproduce, the freedom of scientists and inventors to discover and devise and to foster ‘progress’ in genetic knowledge and technique." Kass goes on to stress that in fact, a "right to reproduce" has always been a peculiar and problematic notion. Rights generally belong to individuals, but this is a right which (before cloning) no one can exercise alone....   [tags: essays papers]

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- Effects of Terrorism Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. --FBI Definition On Tuesday September 11th, 2001 our Nation was forever changed. Following the single largest terrorist attack ever experienced by this country, thousands are dead or missing, tens of thousands of people in this country know someone who was killed or injured, and many more have witnessed or heard about the attack through the media....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Neuromancer

- Neuromancer-Creative Writing No one ever really thought that Skymat would ever end up looking the way it did, or run the way it is run. In the early 21st century the Ceo of Microtel and the Owners of Cybertech Inc., and Logics Inc branded together to start a colony of Americas most aristocratic citizens and put them somewhere. That somewhere took 4 years to decide and only after hundreds and hundreds of hours on consultation and thought, did Jean Marque Luquette of Logics decide that it could be done in the sky of our Earth....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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Ultracapacitors

- Ultracapacitors are capacitors that can store so much charge that they are beginning to blur the functional distinction between the capacitor and the battery. Indeed, some of the most impressive ultracapacitors are rated at 5000 farads and are sized just bigger than a half-liter soda bottle. Ultracapacitors have just recently started to show up in products as alternatives to batteries. Theoretically, ultracapacitors have many benefits that make them a potential replacement for batteries. For instance, ultracapacitors can put out much more power for a given weight, can be charged in seconds instead of hours, and can function at more extreme temperatures....   [tags: ultracapacitor capacitor]

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- E-Business 1- Abstract 2- About E-Business 3- Advantages and Disadvantages 4- The impact if e-business on a typical business 5- What a company must do to transform its strategy when it decides to transform into e-business 6- Conclusion 7- References Abstract There is a misconception that e-Business simply means buying and selling products and services over the Internet. The broader view of e-Business focuses on the key processes that directly enhance revenue — namely, customer acquisition and retention through sales, marketing and service (Siebel, 2004)....   [tags: E-commerce internet business]

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