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Hasan Ibn Al Sulaym The Optics Scholar

- Hasan Ibn Al Haytham: the optics scholar In Islamic Golden Age, the time where the Islamic civilization advanced, during this period, Engineers, Scientists, and Merchants of the Islamic world contributed significantly to different fields such as Art, Agriculture, Economy, Literature, Navigation, Philosophy, Science, Technology, and Astronomy. At that time born a brilliant child in 965 AD, south of Iraq, Basra called Abu Ali Muhammad Al-Hasan Ibn Al-Hasan Ibn Al-Haytham, known as Hasan Ibn Haytham....   [tags: Book of Optics, Light, Alhazen]

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Fiber Optics

- Fiber Optics What are Fiber Optics. Fiber optics are thin transparent fibers of glass or plastic enclosed by a material of a lower index of refraction and that transmit light throughout their length by internal reflections. Real fiber optic cables are made out of very pure glass, glass so pure that if it were miles thick, light would still be able to pass through. The fiber optic strand, although thin in diameter, is stretched to miles in length. Therefore only the purest of glass would be efficient and useful for sending light signals....   [tags: Fiber Optics Technology Electronics Essays]

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A Career as a Photonics or Optics Specialist

- Photonics / Optics Specialist Often overlooked, light plays a big factor in everyday life; it is the key to survival. Light is used for everything from cellular respiration to the lasers in DVD players. Photonics and optics both involve the study of light. Photonics is the study of how light can be used to transfer information. Meanwhile, optics focuses mainly on the way light affects and is affected by other things. An optics or photonics specialist is the name given to someone who has expertise in these fields....   [tags: education, light, job]

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The Use of Fiber Optics in Communications

- The Use of Fiber Optics in Communications The field of communications is one in which the technologies are changing on an almost daily basis. Numerous different technologies have been pursued over the past few years; each designed to essentially accomplish several basic purposes in terms of community service. Three of the most actively pursued application include interactive distance learning, video conferencing, and entertainment. While it is the first two, video conferencing and interactive distance learning, which would serve to the best advantage in terms of education and business; it is the last, entertainment which has the most appeal to the largest number of people....   [tags: Papers]

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An Introduction To Fiber Optics Technology

- An Introduction to Fiber Optics Technology Throughout time, speed and efficiency in the telecommunications industry has progressed at a rapid pace due to fiber optic technology. In 1979, AT&T revolutionized the telecommunications industry by producing a medium for data transmission which used light, called fiber optic cable. This medium created a bandwidth of 44.736 Mbps and could multiplex 672 trunk circuits onto one fiber (Cole, 2000). However, this invention was only the beginning of a great addition to telecommunications, one that would change the industry forever....   [tags: Technology]

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Telecommunication Trends - Fiber Optics

- FIBER OPTICS IN OUR SCHOOLS Fiber optic refers to the medium and the technology associated with the transmission of information as light impulses along a glass or plastic wire or fiber, about the thickness of a human hair. Fiber optic wire carries much more information than conventional copper wire, and is far less subject to electromagnetic interference. A single glass fiber can carry the equivalent of 100 channels of television or 100,000 telephone calls, with even more capacity possible by encasing many fibers within one cable....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fiber Optics: Meeting Today's Data Transmission Requirements

- Today’s data transmission requirements are high. Fiber optics, a technology used directly and indirectly in common items such as cell phones and other common and unexpected ways, is made of basic materials, but its uses are seemingly endless. Manufacturers have several different methods of manufacturing and testing optical fibers. Commercial quality fibers are made from quartz, but refined to make the flexible fibers that are used. Sending light through the fiber and checking the quality of the signal is one way to test optical fibers....   [tags: communication and computer technology]

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Physics of Fiber Optics

- History Of all the pioneers of this industry, none stand out as the primary leader of discovery or development. This competitive environment was an integral part of this field's progress. Not all discoveries were harbored as proprietary. There was a great deal of information that flowed amongst the leading scientists developing this technology. Here are some of the key players and some of their contributions: Claude Chappe, French Engineer invented the Optical Telegraph, which used a series of semaphores mounted on towers to relay messages between towers Alexander Graham Bell,patented an optical telephone system in 1880....   [tags: physics light fiber optic wire]

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Fiber optics

- Fiber optics Thesis: Some of the important features of the fiber optics that we are interested are discussed below. Now a days we are using copper wires as they are the most cost effective and reliable interconnect in parallel machines. However as machines grow more powerful, wire density becomes critical making fiber possible alternatives because of their small wire size. Fiber optics are used mainly to use effectively its high bandwidth. On a single fiber lots of information/data can be transmitted concurrently and in parallel....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Fiber Optics

- Fiber Optics Assignment Many modern medical materials and equipment work on a principle which is beyond the capacity of human transducers. Comment and discuss the working principles of an endoscope, uteroscope or a rectoscope showing the illuminating path, the image path, transmission path and the liquid transfer or operating instrument ducts, showing the position of suitable valves. This will therefore explain how light travels through an optical fibre and show how such fibres are used in medicinal equipment either to transmit light or to bring back images from within a patient....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fibre Optics

- Like a lot inventions in the past two centuries, modern fibre optic cable was created for military uses. The manager for Copper Cable and Wire at the US Army Signal Corps was getting more displeased with the amount of signal loss that was due to copper cable. Like any person high of rank in the Army, he decided to take his trouble out on someone lower then him. In this case it was a man named Sam DiVita. DiVita wanted to use light transmitted via glass fibre to send signals from point to point, however, given that glass was a brittle substance, any fibres that he could produce would break easily....   [tags: Computers]

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Fiber Optics

- Fiber Optics Fiber optics is a cable that is quickly replacing out-dated copper wires. Fiber optics is based on a concept known as total internal reflection. It can transmit video, sound, or data in either analog or digital form . Compared to copper wires it can transmit thousands of times more data. Some of its general uses are telecommunications, computing, and medicine. The very first “fiber” was made in 1870 by the British physicist John Tyndal. In this experiment that he showed to the Royal Society he placed a powerful waterproof lamp inside a tank of water, which had closed pipes coming out the sides....   [tags: Technology Research Essays]

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Atmospheric Optics

- Atmospheric Optics Light is all around us, from both natural and artificial sources, during the day and the night. We think we understand it, and that what we see by it is an exact representation of what we are looking at. However we can be mistaken; the setting sun seen on the horizon has in fact already dropped below the horizon. Twinkling stars are also an effect of this same process, called refraction. Light passing through a medium such as air or water can be absorbed and scattered by the molecules in the medium or refracted by changes in air density....   [tags: Math Mathematics]

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CILOP: Clustering Based Method for Class Imbalance Learning Using Optics

- CHAPTER 3 CILOP: CLUSTERING BASED METHOD FOR CLASS IMBALANCE LEARNING USING OPTICS The present chapter proposes a novel approach that is Clustering based Class Imbalance Learning using OPTICS [49] method for improvement of class imbalance learning. The content of this chapter is published in “International Journal of Computer Applications”, Page No: 33-42, Volume 51-No 16, August 2012, K.Nageswara Rao , T.Venkateawara Rao and D.Rajya Lakshmi, “A Novel Class Imbalance Learning using Ordering Points Clustering”....   [tags: database, framework, algorithm, subset]

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Johannes Kepler’s Three Laws of Planetary Motion

- Johannes Kepler was one of the most significant scientists of the Scientific Revolution in the middle ages. Kepler was an astronomer and mathematician who was born in Germany. He showed all the planet’s orbit the sun, and not the sun orbiting the earth. Kepler formed three laws, in which he defines the governing motion of the planets. He was dedicated passionately to circles. Kepler also became the founder of modern optics. His work in developing the Planetary Laws of Motion supersede all discoveries in celestial mechanics....   [tags: planets, motion,optics, laws]

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Process and Implementation: Optical Flow

- Process and Implementation Optical Flow First, I needed to investigate methods to compute optical flow. From the description in the paper, it seemed as if they were using the Lucas-Kanade method. This method assumes that optical flow is constant in a small window. It is a highly used method of computing optical flow and is found in several libraries. The library I utilized was created by Piotr Dollar, from the University of California, San Diego (1). This toolbox also implements a cross-correlation method of computing optical flow, as well as the Horn & Schunck method....   [tags: Optics]

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The Beer Lambert Law

- Introduction When white light passes through a prism, it forms a continuous spectrum of colors found in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The color of the compound is a blend of wavelengths that are transmitted and not absorbed by the sample. Beer- Lambert’s Law is applied in order determine the concentration of a colored species in solution. The concentration of the colored species is directly proportional to it absorbance at a wavelength. A= εbc which A is the absorbance, ε is the molar absorptivity, b is the cell path length in cm, and c is the concentration of colored species it makes a straight line where y=mx+b (Patterson 2)....   [tags: optics, light spectrum]

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What is an Inteferometer

- A Michelson Interferometer is a device used to measure the speed of light in precise optical measurements. It does this by splitting light into two or more beams that recombine and interfere with each other causing the interference fringes. The interferometer basically consists of a light source, a beamsplitter, and two (or more) mirrors to reflect the light. The interference pattern for a Michelson interferometer is circular-- that is, it produces concentric circles of light and dark "fringes"....   [tags: physics light optics]

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Optics

- Aim: To examine characteristics of a converging lens and the images they create. Also to examine the focal length and how the focus point may be found and developing rules for locating an image via ray drawings and the intersection of rays. Chromatic aberration will also be explored and why it happens. Theory: Both lenses and mirrors have a principle axis, yet a lens has two focal points as opposed to a mirror that has only one. When considering converging lenses, the primary focal point (PF) can be found on the opposite side of the lens in regards to the light....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Newton 's Telescope Project Report

- Newton’s Telescope Project Report Introduction One of the outcomes of the Newton’s work was the development of the reflecting telescopes. In essence, the earliest telescopes such as the one used by Galileo consisted of the glass lenses mounted in a tube (Jenny, et al. 12). Further, Newton discovered that when light passed through a lens, the different colors were refracted by differing amounts. In solving this problem of the chromatic aberration, Newton designed a telescope that used mirrors, rather than lenses, to bring the light to a focus....   [tags: Optics, Lens, Geometrical optics, Focal length]

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Analyzing Jeol 100cx Transmission Electron Microscopy

- Objective: The Lab #3 is to help students familiar with rotation alignment in JEOL 100CX transmission electron microscopy. It is crucial to know the relative alignment of the image and diffraction pattern so that we can determine characteristics of the material. Procedures: 1) Turn on and align the microscope following the alignment procedure outlined in the accompanying handout. In this laboratory we will use a Cu grid supporter carbon holy film with MoO3 crystals evaporated onto it. MoO3 is a pseudo-orthorhombic structure with a = 0.3966 nm, b=1.3848 nm and c=0.3696 nm....   [tags: Optics, Lens, Electron, Diffraction]

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The Theory Of Eo Polymer Based Travelling Wave Mmi

- Adopted from Zhang, Hosseini, Lin, Subbaraman and Chen a. 2- Domain YFDC modulator that is EO polymer based, with lumped element driving electrode. b. EO polymer based travelling wave MMI fed 2 domain directional coupler modulator. The solid red lines and the dashed green lines the area covered by EO polymer that is pooled in opposite directions. c. EO polymer refilled silicon PCW MZI modulator. d. MZI polymer modulator fabricated by UV imprinting and inkjet prints. Silicon/polymer hybrid photonic crystal waveguide modulator with low switching voltage Hybrid silicon and electro-absorption (EO) polymer photonic devices benefit from the large EO coefficient of polymer and compact size made po...   [tags: Optical fiber, Refractive index, Optics]

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The Effect Of Light On Human Perception

- Our perception of the world is dependent on our senses and response to stimulus. Sensation is the process of absorbing energy from a physical stimulus in the environment and converting this energy into neural impulses and sending them to the brain. The brain then interprets and organises this sensory information resulting in our subjective conscious experience or perception. (Lefton & Brannon 2003) The five human sensory organs receive the stimulus which determines our perception. Arguably the most important of these senses is vision....   [tags: Light, Color, Book of Optics, Eye]

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The Physics Of Thin Lenses

- Theory: The purpose of this experiment was to demonstrate and better understand thin lenses. The two types of thin lenses are concave where the lens curves in and convex when the lens curves out. There are three characteristics of thin lenses, which include; a chef ray, which goes through the center of the lens and does not deviate, the parallel ray that shines parallel to the lens and is refracted through the focal point on the opposite side, lastly there is the focal ray, which shines through the focal point that is on the same side of the lens as the object and at the middle of the lens is refracted parallel to the lens....   [tags: Optics, Lens, Focal length, Convex]

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Basic Telescope Physical and Optical Characteristics

- Here you will find a variety of information on the optical characteristics of various types of telescopes as well as some of the basic underlying physics behind them. This includes some information that pertains to the preformance degredation of a telescope optical system (for instance, vignetting and air turbulance) and a few concepts of mirror design (the parabolic shape and over/under correction of the primary mirror). I'd recommend starting with the "Optical Paths" section so you can familiarize yourself with some of the basic types and concepts of several of the widely used telescope designs before reading the other sections....   [tags: physics telescope optics]

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New Jersey Institute Of Technology

- New Jersey Institute of Technology Fiber Optics Reema Panjawani Fnu Saba IT120 – 001 Joan Kettering November 11, 2014 Introduction: As time is passing by we are coming across new technologies. One of these technologies is fiber optics. Fiber optics is a networking term that comes from optical fibers which is a fiber made from glass that transmits light. It is one type of cabling/medium that supports high bandwidth thus giving high speed. Fiber optics has proved to be a blessing for telephone companies when they were running out of business due to cable communication....   [tags: Optical fiber, Refractive index]

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Methods Of Data Transmission On Internet

- Technology There are four methods of data transmission on Internet: DSL, cable, wireless (wireless), and fiber optics. DSL is an existing copper wire of a phone line to deliver high speed internet access. Cable is to utilize a coaxial cable that connects to a television set. WIFI represents wireless that are used for Internet connection without wire. Fiber optic offers many advantages over conventional copper cable lines. It is able to transmit data much faster over greater distances and because the cable is smaller in diameter and weighs less, it makes an ideal alternative for a wide variety of cabling solutions....   [tags: Optical fiber, Fiber-optic communication, Cable]

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Personal Statement for Optical System Designing

- ... The physics lab experience in the university fascinates me,specifically optics lab, How the vision systems works; how LASERS works; how light rays carry information and finally, the Telescopes.I enjoy studying physics, especially Optics, because unknowingly, I do feel very comfortable when I deal with light related concepts.My life changed again just a few weeks before completion of my bachelor program when my college principal,Dr.P.Kesavarao,told me that he had applied to entrance exams for two graduate optics programs.(at National Instutute of Technology Warangal and Central University of Hyderabad) on behalf of me....   [tags: education, accomplishments, mentors]

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Islamic Contributions to Medicine: The Making to a Scientific Culture

- During the Middle Ages of Islamic history, eighth century and running until the twelfth century, a change in the way of spiritual thinking and flexible control in government allowed for a responsive advancement in the arts and sciences. Muslim scholars continued the intellectual traditions of the Greeks within the framework of the Islamic religion. “The positive influence of the Islamic faith which fosters learning and knowledge and this greatly contributed to the blossoming of a culture of free inquiry and rational scientific thinking....   [tags: muslim scholars, medicine]

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Development Of Science And Medicine During The Middle Ages

- Despite the hardships during the Middle Ages science had many advancements during this time period. The development of science and medicine during this time period had huge impacts in our world today. The Middle ages begin after the fall of the Roman Empire and is divided into three periods; the Early Middle Ages, the High Middle Ages, and the Late Middle Ages. The Roman Empire lasted for five hundred and seven years. In 410 AD, the Visigoths, a Germanic barbarian tribe, invaded the city. They gained possession of treasures, killed and enslaved many Romans and destroyed many buildings....   [tags: Middle Ages, Periodization, Europe]

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The Revolutionary Visionary Of The Renaissance Era

- Leonardo Da Vinci, the revolutionary visionary of the Renaissance era. As the first Renaissance Man, he explored a multitude of interests and subjects. Those subjects and his love for learning made him the man we admire today. Like he once said, “Learning never exhausts the mind.” We see him as a scientist, an inventor, and an artist who can be accounted for many of our modern day inventions. His research included human and plant life, different art techniques, flying, and building new machines....   [tags: Leonardo da Vinci, Vitruvian Man, Polymath]

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Fiber Optic Technology

- From the beginning, efficiency and speed in the telecommunications industry has advanced at a fast pace owing to fiber optic technology. In 1979, AT&T filled the telecommunications industry with revolutionary ideas by developing a mode for data transmission using a light, called fiber optic cable. This mode produced a bandwidth of 44.736 Mbps and could multiplex 672 trunk circuits on one fiber alone (Cole, M. 2000). However, this development was merely the start of a huge extension to telecommunications, something that would transform the industry constantly....   [tags: Technology ]

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Science In The Islamic Empire

- Science sees itself implemented in two distinct yet intertwined ways in society. Natural philosophy is science for understanding of nature, where as instrumentality is employing the practicality of science and mastery over matter for the benefit of society. The Islamic Empire saw itself at frontline of science for around 500 years. The science of the Islamic Empire was characterized by both the employment of the practicality of knowledge from translating the texts of other societies along with advancements in natural philosophy....   [tags: Islamic History]

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Sir Isaac Newton 's Life

- Sir Isaac Newton was a profound scientist born on Christmas day of 1642 who has made various contributions in the fields of physics and mathematics. Newton was born in Woolsthorpe, England to Hannah Ayscough Newton. A few years after Newton was born his mother re-married which led to her moving away, leaving young Newton to be raised by his grandmother. As a child Newton would not often play with his classmates however he was able to entertain himself and others with a few ideas that he would introduce to his classmates such as paper kites and paper lanterns....   [tags: Isaac Newton, Scientific method]

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The Contributions of Isaac Newton

- Isaac Newton was an English Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Philosopher, Alchemist and a Theologian. He can be seen as one of the most influential men in history, as well as one of the greatest scientists ever lived, for all of his contributions, discoveries and hard work. He was very influential in the Sciences, many are tied together with one another; he also made a great contribution to Astronomy. Isaac Newton was born January 4, 1963 in Woolsthrope, Lincolnshire. He died March 31, 1727 in London....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Essays]

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Christianity And The Scientific Revolution

- Christianity and The Scientific Revolution: The Big Bang of Christianity The Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution had a large impact on Christianity and the development of society. Although the Christian worldview may have prompted the seeking of knowledge which led to the Scientific Revolution, many discoveries and ideas from scientists over time changed the way people thought about the world around them. Early scientists, with Christian worldviews only sought to further their knowledge of the world....   [tags: Isaac Newton, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler]

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The Contributions of Isaac Newton

- Sir Isaac Newton was a well educated person. He wrote on many topics including math, science, religion, and even philosophy. He also held many high ranking positions such as a member of the Royal Society and being the Master of the Mint. Information about his life and achievements will be discussed in the following paragraphs, along with how the achievements relate to the humanities base theme of faith and reason. Sir Isaac Newton was born on Christmas Day in 1642. This is the same year that the great astronomer and scientist, Galileo, died....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Essays]

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Sir Isaac Newton

- Isaac Newton may have been the greatest and most influential scientist and mathematician in history, but he would not appreciate that title.  For Newton didn’t invent calculus and create the basis for modern physics under pressure and for a purpose, he was, as he said “only like a boy playing on the sea shore” (Gleick 4).  Newton, for most of his life, was quiet and kept his work to himself.  He suffered a rather formalistic childhood without a father; his mother married a rich man who wanted a wife, but not a stepson (9)....   [tags: Biography, Newton, Principa]

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Contributions to Science of Sir Isaac Newton

- Sir Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642 in Woolsthorpe, near Grantham in Lincolnshire, England. Newton is clearly the most influential scientist who ever lived. His accomplishments in mathematics, optics, and physics laid the foundations for modern science and revolutionized the world. Newton studied at Cambridge and was professor there from 1669 to 1701, succeeding his teacher Isaac Barrow as Lucasian professor of mathematics. His most important discoveries were made during the two-year period from 1664 to 1666, when the university was closed and he retired to his hometown of Woolsthorpe....   [tags: Contributions of Isaac Newton]

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The Effect Of Optical Fiber On Modern Business And Society

- The world today is a place of constant and rapid communication. Technology has vastly improved the ways that people distribute ideas and information, as well as the speed at which they do so. At this point, this speed and efficiency is necessary to modern business and society, and the market to provide such services is notably profitable. Optical fibers have been long time sources of data transmission that have helped the information age take off. Low loss silica fibers as a broadband medium for voice, video, and traffic, are in fact critical for the current ability to communicate globally....   [tags: Optical fiber, Refractive index, Attenuation]

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Using A Thousand Words Minimum For An Essay On Networking

- I was told to write about a thousand words minimum for an essay on networking. So that 's exactly what I intend on doing. My networking topic is going to be none other than Fiber optic cables. The thing that we call a fiber optic cable, oh what could it be. Is it light within cladding, sending forth memory. No tis not. It 's much more sophisticated in a sort. Such as its distance it travels, and lack of a port. The cable shines brightly to transmit data away. All with the click of a button, and it will flash away....   [tags: Optical fiber, Fiber-optic communication, Laser]

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Accurately Predicting the Focal Length For Four Lens Systems

- Abstract: We attempted to accurately predict the focal length for four lens systems: a 100 mm lens, a 200 mm lens, a compound lens system, and an unknown lens. This was done by using an optics track with a mounted light and displayed image, and measurement of the location of image in full focus after movement of a white display plate set up after the lens system. The best value of f100 was determined to be from unweighted computations, with a value of f100=(0.096±0.0004) m, with a percent error of 3.6%, a fractional error of 0.4%, and a discrepancy of 9.1σ....   [tags: Research Analysis]

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The Role of Entanglement in Quantum Information Processing

- Entanglement plays an important role in Quantum Information Processing. It has wide applications in areas of Quantum cryptography, secure communications, teleportation and so on. All these protocols involve muti party entanglement which requires locally producing the entanglement and then distributing it to different parties. These multiparticle entanglement can be of various types depending upon its number of qubits. Interestingly upon distribution the states will interact with the environment and become mixed state or less entangled pure state....   [tags: cryptography, secure communication, teleportation]

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Sir Isaac Newton: Brilliant Mathematician and Scientist

- S ir Isaac Newton was an English physicist and a mathematician who was also one of the greatest scientists that ever lived. In the branch of physics, he discovered the three laws of motion and was the first person to explain gravitation, defining the nature of mass, force, weight and acceleration. To truly understand Sir Isaac Newton we must first look back at his childhood. Newton was born in the country of Lincolnshire, England on January 4th, 1643 according to modern reckoning. His father died just months before he was even born and when he was only three years old, his mother had left him in the care of his grandmother....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Essays]

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X-ray Absorption and X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy

- ... X-Ray Fluorescence Microscopy (XFM): The basic principle behind the X-ray Fluorescence microscopy (XFM) is the exposure of X-ray beam on the sample. The technique is employed to establish the elemental concentrations for wide range of samples in multiple locations of cells and tissue samples. It has excellent sensitivity for the detection of trace elements. This technique is enabling to image the whole cell along with the quantification of elements on the per cell basis. This is because of the large penetration depth of the hard X-rays used....   [tags: relativistic electrons in accelerators]

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Physics of MiniDisk Players

- Introduction: In 1986, designers at Sony began the quest to develop a sound medium that combined the benefits of the compact disc, such as sound quality and track accessibility, with the recordability of the cassette tape, in a player with unprecedented portability. They gave engineers the task of creating what would later be called the Minidisc, a wallet sized unit that could record, play, and store music on cartridge enclosed discs. Engineers integrated several technologies to produce the Minidisc, all utilizing the laws of physics....   [tags: physics electronics minidisk]

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Sir Isaac Newton Biography

- Revered as one of the greatest names in the history of human thought. Isaac Newton was a philosopher, mathematician and scientist. He was perhaps the most talented greatest mathematician of his generation and look at as the most influential theorist in the history of science. His studies and finding on gravitation and optics puts him elite group of scientists the world has ever seen. Not to mention he also created calculus we all love and hate today. Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1645 in Woolsthopre, Lincolnshire, England....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Bio]

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Sir Isaac Newton's Life

- Sir Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642, In England on The Woolsthorpe Manor. He was born prematurely and was a small child. His mother said that he was so small he could have fit inside a quart pot. Sir Isaac Newton was born three months after the death of his father. When Sir Isaac Newton was three, his mother remarried to The Reverend Barnabus Smith. Sir Isaac Newton was left in the care of his maternal grandmother. From the age of twelve until he was seventeen he was educated at The King's School, Grantham....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Bio]

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Sir Isaac Newton's Role in the Enlightenment

- Isaac Newton had a huge impact on the Enlightenment, he influenced it scientifically in many ways and he influenced faith and reason in a tremendous way. He was known more for his scientific achievements then his religious works.His background and education affected when he made these great achievements. Isaac Newton born on December 25,1642 in Woolsthorpe, England grew up, he was the most important physicist and mathematician of all time.1 Newton attended Cambridge where he studied mathematics....   [tags: Contributions of Isaac Newton]

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Bradford Museum of Film and Photography

- Bradford Museum of Film and Photography Our physics group went on a trip to the Bradford Museum of Film and Photography to find out more about physics. We went to find out about new ideas of physics and also to reinforce ideas we had already covered in class. The areas of physics we were going to focus on was the use of light and lenses and the way they are used in everyday products. At the museum we visited an area called The Magic Factory, which was all to do with the ideas and applications of physics....   [tags: Papers]

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SWOT Analysis of Optical Fiber Corporation

- Optical Fiber Corporation SWOT ANALYSIS Environment Fiber optics is a new technology that uses rays of light instead of electricity to transmit information over optical fibers at very high speeds. The optical fibers are usually thin strands of glass that are combined into cables and used to send information and computer data in the form of pulses of light. The optical fibers provide much clearer transmission than conventional copper cable and satellite links. The world market for optical fiber continues to grow rapidly, with shipments increasing 14 percent from an estimated 7.0 million kilometers of fiber in 1990 to approximately 8.0 million in 1991....   [tags: Business, Case Study, solution]

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Fiber Optic Communication

- Fiber optic communication has become necessary have to most of the big multinational companies and government agencies. Heavy investments have taken place in regards to this particular type of communication. Form the developed countries to the developing countries fiber optic communication has become the preferred means of data transmission. The following report will look at Fiber optics and fiber optic communications critically. The history of the fiber optics will be liked into as well as the basic fiber optic communication system....   [tags: data transmission, efficiency, information]

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The Contributions of Isaac Newton

- Sir Isaac Newton was considered one of the greatest scientists that ever lived. Along with his important discoveries, he figured out the exact laws of nature that made the Earth orbit the sun, the moon move around the Earth and how the tides ebb and flow. Another discovery was what creates the colors of a rainbow. Sir Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642 in Woolsthrope, Lincolnshire. When Galileo Galilei died, Newton would soon pick up his ideas of mathematical science of motion and finish what Galileo had started....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Essays]

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Increasing the Safety of Pedestrains

- Objectives · To increase the safety of the pedestrian. · To increase the drivers awareness of pedestrians on the road · To increase pedestrian safety if the car hits the pedestrian. · To increase drivers safety on accident with pedestrian. Concept Using a scan and process independent computer, this system is designed increase pedestrian safety, by indicating to the driver the presence of a pedestrian by an outlined transparent image projected unto the screen. It detects pedestrian, position, distance from car, light conditions and stopping distance -taking speed and weather condition from the already present car systems....   [tags: Papers]

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Biological Techniques: Optogenetics

- Optogenetics is a relatively new area of technology, first being described in 2005 [1, 2]. This technology has quickly advanced since it was first mentioned and continues to advance at a rapid pace [1]. Despite being a new technology, it is seen as having opened up new areas of biology to investigation [2]. Optogenetics combines different technological aspects from the areas of optics, genetics and bioengineering to allow for all new ways to investigate intact neural circuits [3]. Through optics, this technology allows for the study of certain neurons in an area without compromising neurons surround them and does so “at high temporal and spatial resolution” [1]....   [tags: use of light to control cells in living tissue]

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Computers in Homeland Security

- Computers in Homeland Security The DHS, Department of Homeland Security, uses a color coded system for informing the general public of what state of readiness the country should be in, in case of a terrorists threat. The system they use is a five color system, with each color representing a different step in readiness. Green means low risk of terrorist attacks, blue is Guarded, or general risk of a terrorist attack, yellow means elevated, or significant risk of a terrorist attack....   [tags: Department of Homeland Security Technology]

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The Contributions of Isaac Newton

- Sir Isaac Newton is considered by many people to be the greatest scientist that ever lived. He made key fundamental contributions to mathematics and physics. His revolutionary advances in math, optics, physics, and astronomy are bases for the principles we use today. A little known fact about Newton's legacy is that if you look in an encyclopedia of science, it will reveal at least 2 to 3 times more references to Newton than any other individual scientist. Newton was born on Christmas Day, 1642 in Woolsthorpe, England....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Essays]

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Hubble Space Telescope with Emphasis on Instrumentation and Scientific Discoveries

- Introduction The Hubble Space Telescope was a technological marvel that produced images of space from a far distant. NASA launched it to space on April 24, 1990 providing scientists over fifteen years of knowledge, discoveries, and images. The idea of a space telescope came from Lyman Spitzer (1914-1997), a professor and research at Yale University, who argued a telescope from space, will provide “great advantages over ground-based observatories.” The construction of the Hubble Space Telescope would take enormous amount of money, time, and labor but will provide unparallel results compare to observatories from Earth....   [tags: technological marvels, astronomy]

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The Past and Future of Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)

- Synchronous Optical Network or better known as SONET has been around for about two decades, however the design and development of SONET dates all the back to the early 1980’s. It was introduced as a much needed update to the tried and true T1 technology that was developed in the early 1960’s. Although T1 was ahead of its time in the 1960’s, giving users the ability to transmit voice and eventually data and video traffic at speeds of 1.544Mbps, it was quickly becoming a technology that needed an update....   [tags: SONET Essays]

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How The Invention of the Camera Changed the World

- ... As a child, Eastmen bought and collected photography equipment as a hobby. Soon Eastmen was in business, and he began to prepare dry-plates for professional photographers in the New York area (Cox). Eastmen introduced the Kodak camera in 1888. The camera came with pre-loaded film and an option of a film development service. The company’s slogan became “You push the button, we do the rest!” Ten years later, Eastmen came up with the Brownie. While the Kodak camera was $15, the Brownie was a portable, $1 or less, camera just five inches long and three inches high....   [tags: capturing a moment in time]

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Great Minds Think Alike: Physicists that Changed the World

- If the subject of physics and all discoveries pertaining to it were condensed into one book, that book would have thousands of authors. Few of those contributors, however, could match the brilliance or importance of Sir Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke. Without these men, we would not understand concepts such as gravity or cellular structure, and without such discoveries, we would not have made the advancements we have today. Isaac Newton was born in 1642 to a family of farmers. In 1661 Newton had the opportunity to attend Trinity University....   [tags: Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke]

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The Infinite Stupidity of Humans and the Universe

- “Only two things are infinite; the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former” Albert Einstein. The career of astrophysics is a complex one, because of the kind of research that is involved. The research will describe the career of astrophysics, what is required to become a successful astrophysicists and the impact this career has on society. The study of astronomy and physics begins with the ancient Greeks. Their view was that the Earth was the center of the universe. It wasn’t until the Renaissance when a few in western civilization, ever thought that the sun might be the center of planetary motion....   [tags: career in astrophysics, astronomy, science]

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The Various Types of and Uses for Endoscopes

- ... Uses An endoscope can be integrated with surgical instruments; it can send pulses or heat and electricity and obliterate small tumors or gall stones. Endoscopes have their own names according to their application, such as: • Bronchoscopes - they examine the air passages and the lungs. • Colonoscopes - they examine the colon. • Gastroscopes - they examine the small intestine, stomach and esophagus (throat). • Arthroscopes - they examine the joints. • Hysteroscopes - they examine a woman's uterus....   [tags: healthcare, surgery, images]

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Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy by Isaac Newton

- Isaac Newton was born in Woolsthrope Manor in Lincolnshire, England on January 4, 1643 to his mother Hanna Ayscough and his father Isaac Newton. Newton was the only son of a local prosperous farmer who died just three months before his son’s birth. Newton was born prematurely and was extremely tiny and weak. When Newton was three years old his mother Hanna had remarried and went to live with her new husband, the Reverend Barnabas Smith. Hanna had left Newton in the care of his maternal grandmother Margery Ayscough....   [tags: principles of motion, biography]

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Carl Poltras On The Controlled Flow Of Light

- Carl Poltras talked to us about Nanophotonics. Photonics is the science based on the controlled flow of light, light is used in circuitry to do work; this is analogous to electricity in electronics. Photonics is carried out by carefully constructed waveguides made out of silicon and an etching method that boxes Si inside some other material, light is the coupled to optical fibers where it can then be transmitted. Successfully coupling light poses a significant challenge due to the size difference in the wave guide and fiber....   [tags: Venture capital, Private equity]

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The Nsa 3600 Has A Multi Core Design

- The NSA 3600 has a multi-core design to confirm deep-packet inspection with scaling for future growth (“SonicWall NSA 3600”, n.d). The firewall lowers the cost of ownership with easy development, configuration, and maintenance that helps achieve deep security within the university. In order for the university to provide internet to the campus, the university must have a router that delivers cutting edge routing. The university is suggested to obtain a Cisco ASR10001 Router priced at $6,499.00 (See Table 1)....   [tags: Ethernet, Category 5 cable, Category 6 cable]

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Sir Isaac Newton: Taking a Step Forward

- The day Galileo had slipped from our world Sir Isaac Newton had life breathed into him. Sir Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642, at Woolsthorpe. Before he was born his father died, so he was brought up with the scent and presence of his mother, Hannah. Despite this at the age of three his mother married someone else and abandoned him in the care of his grandmother, devastating him and rocking his foundation. He received the basic local education, or elementary, until he was twelve, then he proceeded to attend the King's School in Grantham....   [tags: notorious men in science, phycisists]

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The History and Development of Sliced Bread

- ... He presented the slicer to many bakers, but they believed the machine would fail because there was no mechanism in place to prevent the bread from becoming stale. Rohwedder formed Mac-Roh Sales & Manufacturing Company to sell the machine to individual bakers and corporations. Around the time Rohwedder depleted his monetary supply, he met with a friend named M. Frank Bench who owned the Chillicothe Baking Company. Bench was the first to employ Rohwedder’s machine to produce sliced bread. The two subsequently decided to market the bread under the name Sliced Kleen Maid Bread....   [tags: revolutionizing the American way, toasters]

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The Importance of Corrosion Monitoring Technology

- I. WHY CORROSION MONITORING Corrosion cost the process industries an estimated $300 billion dollars a year in lost production, equipment failure, and fines for environmental and safety violations (Avery, 2008). Losses in money, time and equipment made it important to study the corrosion and look for ways to stop it or control it. But since corrosion is a natural problem, it means that we can't totally stop it from happening, but we can try to control it. This fact led to the technology of corrosion monitoring which on the other hand started to undergo development by taking different approaches, considerations and ideas to control the corrosion problem....   [tags: Environment, Environmental]

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The Life of Sir Isaac Newton

- Sir Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton’s life follows the quote, “Good is the enemy of great,”-Jim Collins. Isaac Newton started from ground zero and decided to work his way up in life to being good at anything he wanted to. During a period of 1669 to 1687, Sir Isaac departed on the most prolific period of his lifetime which changed his thought process to being great. His last period and longest period of his life was the expansion to a new position and the continuation of being great. Sir Isaac’s life defined the ideas of how someone can have a poor start in life and recover....   [tags: solar system, gravity, cambridge, ]

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A Plea for Applied Science

- It is often remarked that spring is the most delightful of seasons, but this is a sore done boon as our appreciation should truly lie under the harvest moon. Just as Mother Nature requires the rest of winter and the ripening of fall for the budding of spring, science requires practical applications on which to build pure theories. Through her application, science more truthfully reveals her mysteries. It is not necessary to look forward to see the outcomes of science as they are upon us now. In physics, the advent of electricity has been awarded with the blossoming of an incandescent light bulb....   [tags: Science]

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Flash Drivers and Optical storage

- Flash Drives and Optical Storage Bill Gates once said, “I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.” Flash drives and optical storage is not something people think about on a daily basis. What most people don’t realize is that a lot of times a person uses their laptop, their optical drive is helping them out tremendously. Or the report that was started at work and wasn’t finished is probably going to be brought home to finish on a flash drive....   [tags: CD, DVD, USB]

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The Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera

- Technology and Innovation Management CASE STUDY OF A SIGNIFCANT INNOVATION : THE POLAROID SX-70 LAND CAMERA Introduction Today, the possibility of taking pictures and instantly sharing them with other people is a given. But that was not always the case. In the 1970’s, photography was a discipline reserved for professionals. Cameras cost a lot, and film negatives had to be sent to photo laboratories in order to be developed and printed. Enters the Polaroid SX-70. First introduced in 1972, the Polaroid SX-70 Land camera, first instant camera entirely designed for the average consumer, is one of the most revolutionary technology innovations of the 20th century....   [tags: Technology, Innovation, Management, Case Study]

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Science Of The Middle Ages

- Science in the Middle Ages 400-1400 The Middle Age was a time where scientific knowledge became lost or forgotten due to the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 AD. This led Europe into a Dark Age where technology led science, an age of faith had arisen, and scientific incentives were few. However, due to Muslim preservation of ancient writings, scientific advances and instruction did occur although few. Muslims maintained the ancient science of Aristotle, Ptolemy, Galen, Etc. by translating them to Arabic and creating libraries throughout the Middle East....   [tags: Middle Ages, Dark Ages, Renaissance]

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Career as Line Installers

- Synopsis:- • Introduction • Tasks • Qualification • Other necessary skills • Work Place • Job Opportunities • Remuneration • Job Progress • Employment forecast Introduction:- Career as line installer and repairers is a challenging career, as the line installers and repairers need to work in all the seasons, irrespective of the weather conditions. The line installers and repairers are often called as line erectors. The main job of the line installers and repairers is to fix the telecommunication and electrical lines and cables that are used for transmission of data, voice, audio and graphics....   [tags: Job Description]

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Components of Fiber Optic Cable and How a Fiber Optic System Works

- Components of Fiber Optic Cable and How a Fiber Optic System Works The world of fiber optic technology seems to be new. While in actuality it dates back to the 1800's. It was primitive but it was a form of fiber optic. In this paper I will be telling you what a fiber optic cable is made of, how a fiber optic system works and a history of fiber optics from the 1800's to today. Lets take a look at the optical fibers, what these fiber do is carry the light which is transmitted to the destination....   [tags: Papers]

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Life and Work of Leonardo da Vinci

- Life and Work of Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci had a powerful mind and was a very curious and daring boy. Leonardo was so curious about flying, he jumped off a barn with wings that he made by himself. Leonardo loved nature and exploring. He would also like to draw geometrical shapes. Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 in Vinci, Italy. Vinci was a farming community with hillsides, growing grapes, fruit trees and olives. His mother was a peasant woman and his father was a notary. He was often alone, exploring and experimenting in the hills and other areas of his home....   [tags: Leonardo da Vinci Painter Sculptor Art Essays]

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The Contributions of Isaac Newton

- Sir Isaac Newton was a profound mathematician and physicist, one of the primary scientificintellects of all time. For almost 300 years, Newton has been known as the leader in scientific achievements of modern physical science as well as mathematical research. Dedicated to learning and experimenting, Newton also plunged into chemistry, early history of Western Civilization and theology, and a concentration of special studies in forms and dimensions, which also included Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Essays]

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Biography of Sir Isaac Newton

- Isaac Newton's life can be divided into three quite distinct periods. The first is his boyhood days from 1643 up to his appointment to a chair in 1669. The second period from 1669 to 1687 which was the highly productive period in which he was a professor at Cambridge University. The third period (nearly as long as the other two combined) saw Newton as a highly paid government official in London with little further interest in mathematical research. Isaac Newton was born in the manor house of WoolsThorpe, near Grantham in Lincolnshire....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Biography]

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The Contributions of Isaac Newton

- Newton, Sir Isaac (1642-1727), mathematician and physicist, one of the foremost scientific intellects of all time. Born at Woolsthorpe, near Grantham in Lincolnshire, where he attended school, he entered Cambridge University in 1661; he was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 1667, and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in 1669. He remained at the university, lecturing in most years, until 1696. Of these Cambridge years, in which Newton was at the height of his creative power, he singled out 1665-1666 (spent largely in Lincolnshire because of plague in Cambridge) as "the prime of my age for invention"....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Essays]

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