Calculations Essays

  • Understanding Health Risk Calculations

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    Understanding Health Risk Calculations Health risks are all around us. They are present all the time, even when we sleep. Understanding our chances of being affected by one risk or another is a little like understanding our chances of winning the lottery. Numbers are often used to describe both our health risks and our chances or probability of winning the lottery, but this is where the similarity ends. When you buy a lottery ticket, your chances of winning depend on the number of possible

  • Hades And Water Calculations

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    There are too many people, the water looks like there is sewage being dumped nearby, the rocks I am standing on are beyond uncomfortable and dangerous. Take me back to the beaches I’m used to and love. Calculations of today’s weather proves that today is the best day to come out and enjoy the nice, warm sand and water. On top of that, there are not too many people here today. Just enough space for me and my floaty to go floating in the water. I run fast to

  • Automotive Technician Interview

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    or just occasionally? He indicated that math is applied every day and they could not to the job without it. They use measurement almost every hour of the day, with math calculations being very important as well. As he elaborated, the sizes of fasteners holding things together are a measurement, the correct size wrench

  • Growth Dynamics Of E. Coli In Varying Concentrations Of Nutrient Broth

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    of the drug/antibiotic chloramphenicol. A variety of OD readings were taken and calculations made to determine the number of cells present after a given time. Then two graphs were plotted, Number of cells per unit volume versus Time in minutes and Log of the number of cells per unit volume versus Time growth curve. The final cell concentration for the control was 619,500 cells/mL. Four media, after calculations, produced fewer cells than that of the control, these were: Chloramphenicol producing

  • The End Of The World

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    the world of Armageddon. It is almost inevitable that the world and the human race end someday, but just how soon? Millennialists, people who believe that the world is going to end on a set date saying that the date will be May 5, 2000. If their calculations are right, then we only have 6 years to live. "Millennialisim has been present in just about every generation since the birth of Christ--and just about every crop of millennialists has been disappointed" 300 years ago, Nostradamas predicted all

  • Physics of a Rocket's Trajectory

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    any type of engine, the rocket is propelled forward. There are many forces that a rocket must overcome, especially during liftoff.� Newton�s second law says that force is equal to mass times acceleration (F=ma).� However, for a rocket the calculations are not that simple because the rocket�s mass is always changing as it burns up fuel.� So, we have to replace a new term with F, leading to �where is a term for the thrust of the rocket and it is defined by R, the fuel consumption rate, and

  • Business Worth: How Do You Calculate Goodwill?

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    or methods of goodwill valuation. Once the value of goodwill is established, this amount is listed as an asset, aside from the tangible assets, in the business’ balance sheet. Below are some popular methods of calculating goodwill. Goodwill Calculation: How to Calculate Goodwill 1. Net Asset Method Add up the fair market value of all tangible assets of the business and subtract this value from the sale value to determine the value of goodwill. Goodwill = Purchase Price – Value of Net Assets

  • Benjamin Banneker

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    age of twenty-one, his abilities were finally utilized. He met a man named Josef Levi who showed him a pocket watch. Banneker was so fascinated that Levi gave him the watch. He studied how it worked, drew a picture of it, and made mathematical calculations for the parts. He worked on building the clock for two years. In 1753, it was completed. It was made of wood and he had carved the gears by hand. This was the first clock built in the United States. For more than forty years, the clock struck every

  • Intel Knows Best? A Major Marketing Mistake

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    for not going public was that most people would never encounter any problems with the chip. Intel said that a spreadsheet user doing random calculations would only have a problem every 27,000 years, therefore they saw no reason to replace all of the defective chips. However if a user possessed a defective chip and could convince Intel that his or her calculations were particularly vulnerable to the flaw in the defective chip then Intel it would supply those people with a new chip. This attitude of 'father

  • CFC (Chlorofluorocarbons)

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    blowing agents for plastics and foam cups. Thus CFCs became used all over the world and its business got bigger and bigger until late in 1973. Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina, two distinguished chemists, came up with a surprising result in his calculations concerning the CFCs and ozone layer. CFCs are basically inactive in the troposphere(around the altitude of 50,000 feet) so it would gradually drift upward until they reached the mid-stratosphere.(about 100,000 feet) At this point CFCs would be

  • Estimation of Population Parameters

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    the Central Limit Theorem to be in effect, so that the distribution of its mean is Normal and predictions can be made about it, even though the distribution of the parent population of smarties is unknown and not necessarily Normal. What Calculations will be Made Using the Data n The mean, standard deviation and variance of the sample. n These will be used to estimate the variance and standard deviation

  • Economy Shipping Company

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    powered boat. The analysis assumed no operating cost in 1950. Although ESC was presumably still in service during this analysis, the costs associated with the project evaluation were not accounted for until 1951. It was also implicit in the NPV calculations that any upgrade required subsequent to 1950 could be performed without any interruption to the daily operations and were performed at the beginning of the year. Therefore, the stoker upgrade and the engine replacements were considered on Jan

  • How does the Relative Molecular Mass change in heat combustion of an alcohol?

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    exothermic reaction. If the opposite were true, it would be an endothermic reaction. It is never possible to calculate exact energy change by experimentation due to inaccuracies and energy waste, so we use bond energy calculations give the exact theoretical energy change. Bond energy calculations show that the higher the RMM the more energy will be produced for the same weight of fuel (RMM is the sum of the atomic masses of every atom in the molecule). This is because as the RMM increases there are more

  • Science

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    to make it balance. •     Take found torque and calculate mass to be placed at the 15 cm mark in order to balance the meter stick. •     Hang weights to meter stick at the 15 cm location until the meter stick acquires equilibrium to prove your calculations. Procedure: (Lab part C) •     Suspend a meter stick with string placed at the 65 cm point. •     Hang 100 grams of weight at the 45 cm mark, and 500 grams at the 90 cm mark on the meter stick. •     Hang 200 grams of weight between 0

  • Car Life Cycle Cost Essay

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    worthy to replace a damaged motor with a new one to save energy and improve reliability. Repair / Replace Decision Tree Motor Efficiency For LCC Comparison: For life cycle cost calculation of an induction motors, Efficiency of the motors is an important factor. The

  • The History of Computing

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    World’s economy desperately depends on them to function. But computers have not always been so royal. The first machine to be classified as a computer used no circuitry of any kind, but was consistent entirely of gears and rods that made simple calculations in mathematics. As computers progressed in complexity and became more modern, society utilized them in nearly every way possible. They now are incorporated into every aspect of human life, especially for recreation and general home usage. It

  • Role of Religion in Determining the Earth's Shape

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    Role of Religion in Determining the Earth's Shape The Greek geographers of the later Roman period developed systematic calculations for the mapping and shaping of the earth. However, what would come to replace these systematic calculations? Why were the ideologies of a flat earth accepted and why were those of a spherical earth ridiculed? The answer to this question is very simple and can be answered by one clear and concise word: Religion. "Thus saith the Lord God; This is Jerusalem:

  • The Development of Personal Computers

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    traced back to 3000 BC. This device is known as the abacus. Although ancient, the abacus is not archaic. It is still used in math education and in some businesses for making quick calculations (Long and Long 33C). This ancient device represents how far into history the desire of humans to use a machine for calculations goes. Another early relative of the computer was created in the seventeenth century by Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician (Long and Long 33C). Pascal was born in Clermont-Ferrand

  • Math Research Paper

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    Math Research Paper Since the 1980’s calculator use in the classroom has been a huge controversy between educators (Golden, 2000). It is becoming increasingly common to use calculators in the classroom on a regular basis. Some states allow students to use calculators on standardized tests and as part of the regular curriculum (Dion, 2001). Because we live in such a technologically changing world, hand held calculators have been far surpassed and can be purchased for as low as $4.00 each. This

  • Carl Gauss

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    alphabet. Carl then set to teaching himself how to read by sounding out the combinations of the letters. Around the time that Carl was teaching himself to read aloud, he also taught himself the meanings of number symbols and learned to do arithmetical calculations. When Carl Gauss reached the age of seven, he began elementary school. His potential for brilliance was recognized immediately. Gauss's teacher Herr Buttner, had assigned the class a difficult problem of addition in which the students were to