Mathematics

Alice in Wonderland: Enduring, Endearing Nonsense by Andrew Green Did you read and enjoy Lewis Carroll\'s Alice in Wonderland books as a child? Or better still, did you have someone read them to you? Perhaps you discovered them as an adult or, forbid the thought, maybe you haven\'t discovered them at all! Those who have journeyed Through the Looking Glass generally love (or shun) the tales for their unparalleled sense of nonsense . Public interest in the books--from the time they were published
America and the Computer Industry Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the U.S. and one out of every two households (Hall, 156). This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been around for 200
Alice in Wonderland ENDURING, ENDEARING NONSENSE by Andrew Green Did you read and enjoy Lewis Carroll\'s Alice in Wonderland books as a child? Or better still, did you have someone read them to you? Perhaps you discovered them as an adult or, forbid the thought, maybe you haven\'t discovered them at all! Those who have journeyed Through the Looking Glass generally love (or shun) the tales for their unparalleled sense of nonsense . Public interest in the books--from the time they were published m
Alice in Wonderland ENDURING, ENDEARING NONSENSE Did you read and enjoy Lewis Carroll\'s Alice in Wonderland books as a child? Or better still, did you have someone read them to you? Perhaps you discovered them as an adult or, forbid the thought, maybe you haven\'t discovered them at all! Those who have journeyed Through the Looking Glass generally love (or shun) the tales for their unparalleled sense of nonsense . Public interest in the books--from the time they were published more than a centu
Alice In Wonderland Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Did you read and enjoy Lewis Carroll\'s Alice in Wonderland books as a child? Or better still, did you have someone read them to you? Perhaps you discovered them as an adult or, forbid the thought, maybe you haven\'t discovered them at all! Those who have journeyed Through the Looking Glass generally love (or shun) the tales for their unparalleled sense of nonsense . Public interest in the books--from the time they were published more than
Escapism and Virtual Reality ABSTRACT The use of computers in society provides obvious benefits and some drawbacks. \'Virtual Reality\', a new method of interacting with any computer, is presented and its advantages and disadvantages are considered. The human aspect of computing and computers as a form of escapism are developed, with especial reference to possible future technological developments. The consequences of a weakening of the sense of reality based upon the physical world are also con
Becoming a Doctor Doctor A doctor is someone who can help someone else in need. There are many types of doctors, ranging from general pediatricians to specialists. They are respected people and are looked to when something is wrong. Everyone needs a doctor at some point, so doctors are very much in demand. I am interested in this career because I like to help people. Also, it pays well so I can live off the salary. Another reason is because many of my relatives are doctors, nurses, or dentists.
Ancient Egypt Starting about 8,000BC, all of Northern Africa became a drier, more desert-like place. Back then, man lived in nomadic groups of hunters and gatherer. The climate forced man to migrate to more hospitable lands, some migrated to Nile River Valley which is a vast land surrounding the Nile River. There in this land abundant with life, there were plenty of food and water for these people. During the Neolithic Revolution (10,000BC to 3,500BC) man discovered the art of agriculture, this
Carroll\'s Alice in Wonderland by Andrew Green Did you read and enjoy Lewis Carroll\'s Alice in Wonderland books as a child? Or better still, did you have someone read them to you? Perhaps you discovered them as an adult or, forbid the thought, maybe you haven\'t discovered them at all! Those who have journeyed Through the Looking Glass generally love (or shun) the tales for their unparalleled sense of nonsense . Public interest in the books--from the time they were published more than a century
Descartes vs Pascal “Descartes vs. Pascal” For centuries, human beings have been debating over the validity of the use of reason. This is a very, very difficult subject to discuss, as one is forced to study something which is at that moment being used in their study. Two classic thinkers who contrasted on their view of reason were Descartes and Pascal. Though both saw reason as the primary source of knowledge, they disagreed over the competence of human reason. Descartes, the skeptic, said that
Educational Psychology Educational Psychology ? Mr. ? Psychology 16 Oct. 1996 ? Mr. ? Psychology 16 Oct. 1996 Educational Psychology The field of psychology that deals with the ability to solve educational problems and to improve educational situations is the field of educational psychology. Educational psychology is sometimes referred to as an applied field, meaning, one in which the objective is to solve immediate practical problems (James 29). The beginnings of educational psychology were ini
George Washington And Thomas Jefferson George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were two important men who affected our nations independence and the beginning years of our country. They helped form this nation into a free and sovereign country. Yet, they were different in many aspects they shared a few common features. Both Washington and Jefferson grew up in the southern state of Virginia and like most owned land to grow and harvest crops. In growing up they came from two different class levels o
Insurance Career Nature of the Work Insurance agents sell one or more types of insurance, such as life, property, casualty, health, disability, and long-term care (Edwards, 1999, A12). Agents sell insurance policies to individuals and businesses to provide protection against loss or catastrophe. Insurance agents consider the financial status and life situation of their clients, and assist them in selecting their optimal insurance policy. Some policies can be designed to provide retirement income
James Conant James Bryant Conant believed that too many schools, both small and large, were not sufficiently challenging the academically talented. He states that "too many boys were neglecting courses in the humanities in favor of science and mathematics, and too many able girls were avoiding science, math, and foreign languages." His philosophy can be reflected in today\'s society and it has both negative and positive aspects. Many high schools today separate the so called "academically gifted
Langston Hughes History in Langston Hughes\'s "Negro" The topic of Langston Hughes\'s "Negro" deals with an extremely general description of the history of African Americans or blacks from the pre-1922 era until 1922. Hughes lets the reader know about historic experiences of blacks to show us the impact that blacks have had in past eras. He touches on past, historical events, like the days of "Caesar" and the "Belgians...in the Congo" (5 and 15). The murderous oppression that Hughes speaks about
Life Of Arthur Conan Doyle Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a British physician who later devoted his life to writing, has become one of the most popular and widespread authors and creators of all time. Doyle\'s early childhood years to his later years in life have allowed him to observe many sophisticated yet adventurous paths, in which have inspired him greatly to become an influence on spiritualistic views as an author and crusader. His interests and achievements in medi
ABBREVIATION IN ENGLISH An abbreviation is a shorter way to write a word or phrase. People use abbreviations for words that they write a lot. The English language often uses the apostrophe mark \' to show that a word is written in a shorter way, but some abbreviations do not use this mark. Some abbreviations use the period mark, especially the ones that come from the Latin language. Some examples of common English abbreviations are don\'t for do not , shouldn\'t for should not , etc. for et cet
Art Notes Renaissance (1300-1500) § Dimensions of nature § Rebirth § Science - technology § Discoveries beyond Europe § Paint more naturally- using perspective /_ (triangle) § Illusion of space § Art was based on the visual world § Art was based on mathematical physics § Earth was no longer thought to be the centre of the Universe § Metallurgy and exploration of the world § Camera Obscura- image upside-down through light and an aid to painting § Mathematical theories can explain all human experi
Theories Underlying the Constructivist Approach Introduction According to Elliot Eisner: “teaching is an art and the creations of the teacher in producing an engaging stimulating and insightful lesson are the result of using many different skills but these are influenced by qualities and contingencies that are unpredictable’ but all teachers do operate with theory where theory is ‘a general set of ideas through which we make sense of the world” And according to Peel (1967): “psychology may be de
JOSQUIN DESPREZ 1440 - 1521 Desprez was considered one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Josquin Desprez was born in 1440. Desprez was born in an area ruled by a duke. It was named the Duchy of Burgundy in modern day Belgium. He lived mainly in Italy. Desprez died in 1521. Josquin Desprez did a lot of music work. He was involved with church work. Josquin was very religious. Desprez was employed in Milan. He was also a singer at the Papal Chapel in Rome. He was a music te
Question #2 11/18/02 period 1 The word “revolution” normally denotes rapid political change involving large numbers of people. The Scientific Revolution was not rapid, nor did it involve more than a few hundred human beings. It was a complex movement with many false starts and many brilliant people with wrong as well as useful ideas. It was truly revolutionary by the fact that the fields of science such as astronomy and mathematics, were progressing at an amazing rate. Political revolutions, if
Question #4 11/20/02 period 1 With the work of Newton, the natural universe became a realm of law and regularity. Beliefs in spirits and divinities were no longer necessary to explain its operation. Thus, the Scientific Revolution liberated human beings from the fear of a chaotic or haphazard universe. Most of the scientists were very devout people. They saw in the new picture of physical nature a new picture also of God. The Creator of this rational, lawful nature must also be rational. To stud
The French Revolution I. Absolutism A. Absolutism defined 1. In the absolutist state, sovereignty resided in kings--not the nobility or the parliament--who considered themselves responsible to God alone. 2. Absolute kings created new state bureaucracies and standing armies, regulated all the institutions of government, and secured the cooperation of the nobility. a. Some historians deny that absolutism was a stage of development that followed feudalism, but, instead, was administrative monarchy.
Computers Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the US and one out of every two households. This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been around for 2000 years. Since the beginning of time p
Einstein: Visionary Scientist English 10-A 5/12/2003 Einstein: Visionary Scientist is a look into the acclaimed physicists like and work. It tells about Albert, his wife Mileva and some of their troubles. The book was written to show insight into the life of this genius. His work was a great addition to the progressive era, which later lead to the development of the atomic bomb and even now is the basis of much scientific research. This book starts with the younger years of Einstein’s life, whic
The Age of Enlightenment 5/8/04 World History Enlightenment essay The Age of Enlightenment saw many great changes in Western Europe. It was an age of reason and philosophes. During this age, changes the likes of which had not been seen since ancient times took place. Such change affected evert pore of Western European society. Many might argue that the Enlightenment really did not bring any real change, however, there exists and overwhelming amount of facts which prove, without question, that th
History Men M edici, Lorenzo de: From Italy during the Renaissance. The Medici’s riches gained them political control in Florence. They established one of the first public libraries in Europe. The most notable and most generous patron of the Medici family was Lorenzo de Medici, called “Il Magnifico”. Italian Humanist Writers P etrarch, Francesco: (1304 – 1374) From Italy. Known as the “Father of Humanism”. He was the son of a Florentine merchant. As a youth, he followed his father’s wishes and e
Mathematics Throughout the years, the history of mathematics has taken its fair share of changes. It has stretched across the world from the Far East, migrating into the Western Hemisphere. One of the most fundamental and key principles of mathematics has been the quadratic formula. Having been used in several different cultures, the formula has been part of the base of mathematics theory. The general equation has been derived from many different sources, most commonly: ax2 + bx + c = 0, with x
Ancient Greeks and Romans The achievements of the ancient Greek and Romans have influenced our lives more than we could possibly imagine. To this day we still use many ideas and ways of life that they used thousands of years ago. Many of the modern, public, government buildings and monuments reflect the design features of the ancient Greeks and Romans because of their elegance and beauty. Architecture today has been shaped by the ancient Romans and Greeks architectural design features. The way t
We’re Not in the Middle! The Renaissance is known as the period of re-birth. It is the time of new art, new music, and also new science. Through out time the Church and the people have always believed that the sun and all the other planets revolved around the Earth. Any other theory would be considered heresy. One of the greatest discoveries of the renaissance was the heliocentric theory. This theory stated that the sun was the center of the universe. Nicolaus Copernicus created this theory. Wha
Hugh Williamson (1735-1819) North Carolina Hugh Williamson was born of Scotch-Irish decent at West Nottingham, PA.on the 5th of December 1735. At the age of sixteen, he entered the College of Philadelphia and received his degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1757. In 1759 Hugh Williamson became a licensed Presbyterian preacher, but was never ordained. Around that time, he also took a job as professor mathematics at his alma mater. To prosecute his medical studies, Williamson left his native country for
ALBERT EINSTEIN Albert Einstein was born at Ulm,in Wuttemberg, Germany, on March 14,1979.He began his schooling at Luitpold Gymnasium.Later his family moved to swiss and he continued his study there.In 1896 he entered swiss federal polytechnic school in Zurich to be Trained as a teacher inphysics and mathematics. In 1901 he successfully get diploma and Swiss citizenship. On January 6,1903 he married Mileva Maric and got his first son in may 1904 and in July 1910 his second son. In 1905 he Obtain
Albrecht Durer Self Portrait Humanities 2230 August 2,1999 Albrecht Durer Self Portrait Artist: Albrecht Durer Medium: oil on painting Size: 26 1/8 x 19 3/4 inches Date: 1500 Location: Alte Pinakothek, Minich Patron: none mentioned Durer Life and Greatest Work Albrecht Durer was the most famous artist of the Reformation Germany, he was well know for his paintings, drawings, prints, and theoretical writings, all of which had a profound influence on 16th century artists in his own country and in
Throughout the history of ancient Rome and Greece drama remained a reflection of the nature of their contemporary society. “The function of the poet is to imitate, through the media appropriate to the given art (drama), not particular historical events, characters, emotions, but the universal aspects of life impressed on his mind by observations of real life. It is closer to reality than the concrete situation, since the universal is truer than the particular.”–Aristotle. Aristotles poetics. Cha
Pythagoras Not only did this Greek philosopher study mathematics, but also science and religion teacher. Pythagoras, this multi-talented philosopher, was born in 575 B.C. and died in 495 BC) evolved a school of thought that accepted the transmigration of souls and established number as the principle in the universe. Pythagoras created the well-know and popular mathematical formula known as the Pythagorean Theorem. Born on the island of Samos, Pythagoras was the son of Mnesarchus. He fled to sout
Research Project: Careers and Colleges It is difficult for first time job hunters to have realistic ideas about how to profit from their skills. This is why it is important to investigate what career you may be interested in and what colleges will enable you to excell in that career. The profession that I am interested into going into is an elementary school teacher. Fordham University and New York University are two colleges that offer excellent elementary education programs. Throughout this re
Chronology of p Since the beginning of mathematics mathematicians have been reevaluating p to more and more decimal places. It has gone from a whole number to 134,217,700 digits after the decimal. p is the ratio of circumference of a circle to its diameter. In the ancient orient p was frequently taken as 3. Later the Egyptians gave p a vale of (4/3)4=3.1604. But the first scientific attempt to compute p seemed to be that of Archimedes in 240BC. He used polygons to set bounds for p, which he foun
The Life Of Adolf Hitler Block 3 World Cultures ADOLF HITLER 1. THE BEGINNING At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He wa
IS THE CELTIC TIGER A PAPER TIGER? Last year Ireland’s GDP grew faster than anywhere else in the world. In 2001 Ireland remains at the top of the OECD growth league (Economist Intelligence Unit, 2001: 10- 11; OECD, 2001: vi). Nonetheless, though the Irish economy continues to attract the headlines, gone is the euphoric tone of even a year or two ago. Now attention focuses more on plant closures by (mainly U.S.) multinationals and the downward revision of growth forecasts. Economists debate the p
Johnny Got His Gun, Chapter 1 English 10A, 6th Period November 5, 2000 “Chapter 1” of Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo was very confusing. It starts in France with a constant ringing phone that irritates a soldier of WWI. He has flashbacks of his father’s death, senior year, Christ, experiences in the war, childhood Christmas memories, parent’s love for each other, and the old party line. “It [the telephone bell] sounded different from any other telephone bell or any other sound because it ha
Actions Done in Accordance with Duty 5 March 2001 Period 1 Immanuel Kant born in a deeply pietistic Lutheran family in Konigsberg, Germany, lived in that town his entire life and taught at the University of Konigsberg. After his father died, he was compelled to halt his university career and earn his living as a private tutor. In 1755, aided by a friend, he resumed his studies and obtained his doctorate. Thereafter, for 15 years he taught at the university, lecturing first on science and mathema
Mathematics and Literature G1ASOC/G1A2SP-Mathematics and Society * Mathematics and Literature Lewis Carroll: Mathematics in Literature \'Can you do Addition?\' the White Queen asked. \'What\'s one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one?\' \'I don\'t know,\' said Alice. \'I lost count.\' \'She can\'t do Addition.\' The Red Queen interrupted. --Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass. The literary works of Lewis Carroll are littered with references to mathematics, the vas
Isaac Newton The chief figure of the scientific revolution of the 17th century was Sir Isaac Newton. He was considered one of the best scientists of all time. Much of modern science is based on the understanding and use of his laws (Knight 206). Although he is best known for the discovery of the law of universal gravitation, he also laid foundations of calculus, extended the understanding of color and light, and studied the mechanics of planetary motion. No other man has been as influential on o
The biography of the Pythogoreas Pythagoreas was known as the first true mathmsatician. He was famously adored and know for the pathagorean theorem stating that A*+B*=C*(SEE PAGE 3 IN BOOK REPORT). He was also a teacher, a religous man, and a philosopher. Most of the theories and equations he had founded was known by the Babylonians and the Greeks but he was able to prove it in such a way that it is correct and is use to find answers to modern problems to this date. Each number had its own pers
Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development During the past half-century, the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget devised a model describing how humans go about making sense of their world by gathering and organizing information (Piaget, 1954, 1963, 1970a, b). Piaget’s ideas provided an explanation of the development of thinking from infancy to adulthood. According to Piaget (1954), certain ways of thinking that are quite simple for an adult are not so simple for a child. Sometimes all you need to do t
Cultural conflicts and social change in Africa and its Sub-region: conceptualising the possibilities and limitations of conflict management Cultural conflict Conflict is a construct referring to affective aspects of a particular situation, which involves antagonists. My observations have led me to suggest that conflict fits within the following table of emotional and affective states in a society, which can vary from time to time: Feeling/State Interaction Consequences Comfort Discussion Stabili
Descartes’ Argument Intro to Philosophy Mid-Term Paper Following his First Meditation, Descartes commences his next meditation with a rather overwhelming doubt on the certainty of his conclusions from the meditation he has written a day before. He expresses his extensive uneasiness with those new doubts by comparing himself to being tumbled in a deep whirlpool; unable to find grounding nor gasping for air, as if he is drowning in his own convictions. His dilemma began during the First Meditation
Australian Dialect After the discovery of Australia by Britain a few small colonies sprung up. The natives of the land, the Aborigines, were ignored and not thought off as a people. This is similar to the colonization of America. Around 1786, the social state in Britain was becoming unstable. Many prisons were full and the working classes were near revolt. William Pitt, the leader of Britain at the time, saw many eligible storage places in Africa, but decided on the untamed outback of Australia
Charlemagne Charlemagne was born around 742 in Aachen, a city in the Frankish kingdom of Austrasia, located in what is now Germany. His real name was Charles, he wasn\'t called Charlemagne, which is from the Latin Carolus Magnus, until after his death. His father, Pepin or Pippin III, was elected king of the Frankish Empire when Charlemagne was a child. The king was nicknamed Pepin the Short, while his wife, Charlemagne\'s mother Bertrada, was nicknamed Bertha of the Big Foot, or Queen Goosefoot
Albert Einstein’s Life and Contributions to Science Chemistry 6 5/22/03 Scientist Report Albert Einstein is one of the most well known scientists, physicists, and thinkers of all time. Many people regard him as a genius. His intelligence can be explained by his childhood, but can be proved by his contributions to the field of physics. Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany. He was raised by his father, Hermann, and his mother, Paulina Koch, as a Jewish child. His good f