Swimmers Swimmers lack a fixed point in the water from which to push. In moving the body forward, the swimmer also moves water backwards. The water acquires a kinetic energy change. Thus, propulsion in swimming involves two forms of power output: 1) to move the body forward by overcoming drag, and 2) that imparted to the "compression" of the water that is moved backwards. If gravitational and hydrostatic forces are ignored (the velocities occurring in the vertical direction are rather small), tw
An Essay Study of Poetry and A Poet\'s Ability to Forsee The Future The world is changing and evolving at an astounding rate. Within the last one hundred years, the Western community has seen advances in technology and medicine that has improved the lifestyles and longevity of almost every individual. Within the last two hundred years, we have seen two World Wars, and countless disputes over false borders created by colonialists, slavery, and every horrid form of human suffering imaginable! Huma
Propaganda What is propaganda? In the dictionary, propaganda is defined as, “ ideas, doctrines, or allegations so spread: now often used disparagingly to connote deception or distortion.”(Webster’s 1078) This is just the basic definition, but what is propaganda is still being debated. Some say that all pervasive communication is propaganda, while others states only dishonest messages should be considered propaganda. These definitions all agree on one thing, the spreading of information in order
Necrotizing Fasciitis Necrotizing Fasciitis, this is the kind of bacteria you read about in sci-fi books and horror stories. Its been named “the flesh eating bacteria” by the media. It is as bad as it sounds. It can cause such damage to the body that amputation is necessary or it can kill a person. This report will examine a few main areas of interest about this horrid, pestilence called Necrotizing Fasciitis. Such areas will include some background of it, misdiagnosis of this bacterium, any cur
Tourette Syndrome When Josh was only 7 years old, he began doing strange things such as twitching his nose for minutes on end and stamping his foot constantly. He was never able to sit still in class and made several rude noises that disrupted his daily life. Months later, he began jumping up, swooping down, and touching the ground over and over again. One day his teacher finally called his parents in one day and told them of a student she once had that had Tourette Syndrome, a disorder Josh\'s
The Planet Our world is 30% land and 70% water. It consists of five different land masses. Each piece of land is inhabited by a different creature. Kate Land is inhabited by the Bizo\'s, Anderland is the home of the Breeders, the Creepers live in Bogle Land, Sutherland belongs to Furby\'s, and Twin Falls to the Glow Worms. Each piece of land is very much different from the other. Although they all seem to have very warm weather. Kate Land Kate Land is a very beautiful land. The weather is tropic
Anton Tchekhov T.J. Elward 4th Hour World Lit Mr. Corcoran 1/7/99 The Cherry Orchard by: Anton Tchekhov Information About the Author Anton Tchekhov is one of the few big time authors who not only wrote but also practiced medicine. By using his compassionate and objective skills as that of a doctor his works became famous. He was able then to establish himself as one of the great figures in Russian Realism. Anton was the son of a serf who had bought his freedom. He was born in a small town called
Mercury The transition metals as a whole are a rather non-reactive group. This group includes some of the most widely used and most precious elements in the world. It includes the elements gold, silver, copper, iron, aluminum, nickel and many others. These elements can be helpful to mankind in many ways. Iron, no doubt, is one of history and today’s most useful substances. Copper has been money, water pipes, jewelry, and has some useful alloys. Gold, history’s most known symbol for money and val
Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder that is characterized by a variety of symptoms and the disorganization of feeling and thought. It is an incurable disease whose causes are unknown, yet whose effects are mind and body crippling. (Young, 1988, p.13-14) This topic was chosen because it is interesting to study a disorder that worldwide, is viewed as a classic example of madness and insanity. Another reason of interest is because unlike many illnesses, schizophrenia doesn’t have
The Scarlet Letter The Puritan time was a period in our history that was much different than our present day lifestyle. There were much harsher consequences for being sinful than there are today. I read the book The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The time period that this book takes place was during the Puritan times, in a small village near Boston, Massachusetts. The time period in which this novel takes place is very important for the reader to be aware of. It is necessary because of t
Definitions and Examples of Poetry Words Imagery: figurative language. Example: It was a dark, cloudy day. Metaphor: one thing is spoken as if it were another. Example: The entire world is a stage. Onomatopoeia: words for imitating sounds. Example: smack, bang, pow, etc. Personification: giving human traits to things that do not normally possess them. Example: The tree talked to me. Realism: the picturing of people and things as they really are. Example: The Adventurers of Huckleberry Finn is re
What is a Labor Union? People who had no power in American society - workers and their families - production workers and office workers and those who roamed from job to job, young and old, skilled and unskilled, men and women, immigrants and native-born blacks and whites, created the UAW. "There are few times when the average person had so much impact on history and American society as when these workers and their families united nation-wide to create unions like the UAW" (Brigham, Online). The
Euthanasia A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly because they feel that as a democratic country, we as free individuals, have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not it is our right to determine when to terminate someone\'s life. The stronger and more widely held opinion is against Euthanasia primarily because society feels that it is god\'s task to determine when one of his creations time has come, and we as human beings are in no position to behave as god and
Sun Yat-sen: The Western Influence on His Ideas May 2, 1998 Sun Yat-sen was one of the originators of the Chinese revolution. He had goals and ideas that he thought would bring about a better China. These ideas, though, were not commonplace in the East. Sun’s time spent in America helped him come up with Western ideas and principles that he thought would improve the state of his country, China. When Sun Yat-sen was twelve he, along with his brother Ah-mei, left China and went to Honolulu (Buck 1
Abortion In America, we perform abortions, execute murderers and draft men so they may die for their own country. But if we mention the subject of euthanasia, people start to have their own opinion as to whether it is legal or illegal? Should the patient have the right to decide on his/her illness? There is a document that an individual can fill out in which decisions can be made in advance regarding his/her health care. There are many people that would debate both sides of this issue. Dr. Chris
Conflict in Eudora Welty\'s "A Worn Path" English In Eudora Welty’s "A Worn Path" the conflict was not apparent at the very beginning. What was a poor, elderly sick woman doing gallivanting in the forest during the dead of winter? The reason became clear towards the conclusion of the story as the action revealed that the conflict was obtaining the necessary medicine for her grandson. When this conflict became obvious, another question came to mind. What kind of society did this woman live in tha
Gastroenterologists Gastroenterologists are medical specialists with extensive training in diseases of the digestive tract, are equipped to answer your questions, to perform tests in making a diagnosis and to prescribe the best course of treatment to help you feel better. People with complicated conditions often benefit from being treated by a specialist who has handled a large number of similar cases. They are physicians who specializes in disorders and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract.
Evolution Introduction: Charles Darwin’s brethren could easily include Karl Marx, Da Vinci and Jesus Christ.. What he wrote in the Origin of the Species shook human belief to the core. He took the commonly accepted idea of where we came from, and smashed it to bits. In exploring two of his most famous theories, Evolution and Natural Selection, we can see why they have effected and changed human thought and belief to such a degree. Definitions: Natural Selection: a process occurring in nature whi
Cross-Cultural Comparison of Physical Fitness A cross-sectional study of 12 schools, one primary and one secondary, revealed the coronary risk of youths in Singapore. These studies were taken from each of the six geographical regions of Singapore. Children enter Primary School at approximately age six, and secondary school at approximately age twelve. To get a more evenly distributed age and gender sample, four additional schools were also added. The ethnic groups of the entire group consisted o
American Health Care System Question#4 A) The social concern confronting the American Health Care system that I elect to discuss is the current state of elderly Medicare HMO Participants. Medicare is a federally funded program the provides Health Insurance to thirty-four million elderly Americans and an additional five million disabled people. As part of The 1997 Balanced budget Act the system received a major overhaul do to several realizations. The first being that the aging population is incr
Marijuana Marijuana needs to be legal for medical purposes nation wide. Marijuana can be used to relieve pain and cure some illness there is no alternative for. Many patients around the nation of all different races and backgrounds suffer everyday from some illness that was either gave to them bye another human or caused by false DNA reproduction. These illnesses can be stopped or relived by one simple drug grown naturally from our earth’s own surface, this drug is marijuana, AKA cannabis. It is
A Study in Scarlet A Study in Scarlet was written in 1887 by Sir Arthur Doyle. It was a mysterious case of love, murder, and revenge. Mr. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson used the science of deduction to solve this mysterious case and catch the killer. The first section of the book took place in 1878 in London, England. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson shared an apartment together on 221b Baker street. The first murder was held in Lauriston Gardens. The second murder took place in Hallidays Pri
BUSINESS ETHICS Ethics to me means having and using ones morals to do the right thing. Ethics is so important in business because it gives a company credibility. When a company has credibility the consumers trust the company and will tend to buy from the company more regularly. Many employers want guidelines to help them in their decision making process, so experts came up with some approaches. They are the Utilitarian Approach, The Rights Approach, and The Common-Good Approach. Corporate Social
Tourist Industry Table of Contents Page 1.Introduction 2 2.Central Reservation Systems 4 3.Global Distribution Systems 4 4.Internet Bookings 6 5.Conclusion 8 6.References 9 7.Bibliography 10 1.Introduction The last thirty years mankind has experienced a tremendous evolution in the technological field. On our way to the 21st century people have achieved innumerous things and all are based on the technological evolution which is applied in every aspect of the life; Telecommunications are improved,
Women of the Civil War Many people overlook the role of women in war. It is said even by women that the men go off to fight, and the women stay home and wait. Well here is a paper about women who didn’t sit home and wait for their husbands, brothers, fathers, sons, and sweethearts to come back. They did something to help their country when it needed it most. Women Who Fought As many as 400 women from the North and South disguised themselves as men and enlisted in the army. Amy Clarke volunteered
Marijuana The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare both sides of the issue of legalizing marijuana. We have two factions fighting each other; one those who are pro-marijuana and those who are anti-marijuana. These two factions have been fighting on this issue on the halls of justice for years. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician\'s Association for AIDS Care, National Lymphoma Foundation argue that marijuana should be legalized in order to treat terminally
Animal Research Animal research takes place everyday to improve human life. Scientists conduct tests on animals so the people of the world can live a better life; some of these test hurt the animals and sometimes the animal doesn\'t get hurt, but no matter what happens to the animal, the research was worth it. If the tested animals are put to use in a way that the human life is going to benefit, then the scientist has done his job. Scientists that conduct these tests are qualified doctors who ha
Silver I chose to learn about silver for my element project. It is a common element used for many different things. In my report I will tell you what silver is used for, the boiling temperature, the history, atomic number, some physical properties, and much more. So keep reading to find out more about silver. Silver has many physical properties. Silver is beautiful, soft, white metal. It was one of the first metals used by human beings since 4000 B. C. Silver is used to make beautiful objects in
Immigration & Americas Future Immigration The world has gone through a revolution and it has changed a lot. We have cut the death rates around the world with modern medicine and new farming methods. For example, we sprayed to destroy mosquitoes in Sri Lanka in the 1950s. In one year, the average life of everyone in Sri Lanka was extended by eight years because the number of people dying from malaria suddenly declined. This was a great human achievement. But we cut the death rate without cutting
Catatonic Schizophrenics Michael W., a 29 year-old married male, was brought to the hospital emergency room after refusing to eat or speak for four days. An interveiw with with family members revealed theat Mr. W. had had such episodes before, but they had never lasted this long. In addition, he had periods in which he was suspicious of everyone in his family and claimed they were trying to poison him. During these periods, he accused his wife of infidelity and became extremely agitated and host
Benjamin Franklin-Scientist and Inventor American Studies May 20, 1996 Benjamin Franklin has influenced American technology, and indirectly, lifestyles by using his proficiencies and intelligence to conduct numerous experiments, arrive at theories, and produce several inventions. Franklin\'s scientific and analytical mind enabled him to generate many long lasting achievements which contributed to the development and refinement of modern technology. Few national heroes, including George Washingto
The White Flag Bob Jones Miss Hanson English, Period 2 March 29, 1999 It was a usual summer day, as I woke up and ran to the bathroom. Then I went downstairs and grabbed a bowl of cereal and the remote control. I ate my peaches n\' cream oatmeal while watching my favorite television show, Rainbow Brite. Wow! She had to be the bravest girl ever, and she was my childhood hero. Ding-dong, the door bell rang. As I ran to get the door I suddenly felt myself falling down on my face. As I face planted
Forensics In this paper I will debating and discussing the distinct topics/ideas that go along with genetic engineering in forensics. First I will agitate the basics of forensics and forensic science is and what some of its uses are. Then I will discuss benefits , risks, ethical concerns with genetic engineering in forensics. Forensic science in its broadest definition is the application of science to law. Forensic science offers the knowledge and technology of science for the definition and enf
Advances in Medicine and Electricity It was a Saturday afternoon, and I was sitting in the living room recliner watching my normal morning cartoons while eating my bowl of Lucky Charms. All of a sudden, a newsflash appeared on my screen. A newscaster appeared and stated in a serious voice, "We interrupt this program for an important announcement. It has been discovered that a large meteor is traveling at a fast pace towards the Earth and has been calculated to hit the Earth at approximately 12:0
The Mayan civilization The Mayan civilization lasted roughly 3,000 years. The Mayan history is divided into three time periods. The first time period is called the Preclassic period, from 2,000 BC to 250 AD. During this period we saw the birth and the rise of Mayas. The second time period is called the Classic period, form 250 AD to 900 AD. During this period the Mayan culture flourished. The Classic period was the Mayans Golden Age that lasted for more than 600 years. Architecture, Science, and
IS PROZAC SAFE? Depression is decrease in functional activity, reduction in power, activity, or a deep dejection of spirit characterized by withdrawal (Funk and Wagnalls Dictionary, 359). It breaks lives apart. Depression hurts the person who is depressed and also the people who love them. When a person is clinically depressed, one thing that can happen is the level of serotonin, a brain chemical, may drop. People may have trouble sleeping, feel unusually sad or irritable, find it hard to concen
Bi-polar Disorder 12/2/98 Intro to psychology Research paper The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and
Huckleberry Finn CHAPTER 1 - In the opening paragraph, Huck introduces himself to us as the narrator of the story. He talks to us in a relaxed, matter-of-fact tone that makes him sound friendly, honest, and maybe a little less respectful than he should be. He does, after all, come close to calling Mark Twain a liar. Try to imagine Twain writing that paragraph, in which he has a fictional character accuse him of "stretching the truth" in an earlier book. Twain seems to be sharing a joke with you,
The American Health Care System The American Health Care system has prided itself on providing high quality services to the citizens who normally cannot afford them. This system has been in place for years and until now it did a fairly decent job. The problem today is money; the cost of hospital services and doctor fees are rising faster than ever before. The government has been trying to come up with a new plan these past few years even though there has been strong opposition against a new Heal
Antibiotic Resistance In Bacteria For about 50 years, antibiotics have been the answer to many bacterial infections. Antibiotics are chemical substances that are secreted by living things. Doctors prescribed these medicines to cure many diseases. During World War II, it treated one of the biggest killers during wartime - infected wounds. It was the beginning of the antibiotic era. But just when antibiotics were being mass produced, bacteria started to evolve and became resistant to these medicin
THE AMERICAN INDIAN When Europeans came to this land, there were many nations already here. On the western coasts were the Kalapooian, Chinookan, and Hokan who fished. The great forests in the east had for years given life to the Mohawks. On the southwest plains, the Sioux, Pawnee, and Cheyenne lived in harmony with their "little brother," the buffalo. What are now deserts were once the farms and holy lands of the Hopi and the Navaho. In the South lived the Creek, Pensacola, and Natchez. Today,
Pythagoras Pythagoras (fl. 530 BCE) must have been one of the world\'s greatest men, but he wrote nothing, and it is hard to say how much of the doctrine we know as Pythagorean is due to the founder of the society and how much is later development. It is also hard to say how much of what we are told about the life of Pythagoras is trustworthy; for a mass of legend gathered around his name at an early date. Sometimes he is represented as a man of science, and sometimes as a preacher of mystic doc
Ether Kunal Patel U.S. History I Mrs. Farrington The discovery of ether was the greatest American discovery because it helped many to overcome the pain of surgery and helped to form the Theory of Relativity. Without ether, surgery could be one of the most feared things in the world for it would be extremely painful without any type of anesthetic and we may have not known as much as we do about physics today. The substance ether itself was originally discovered somewhere in the 4th century B.C. b
The Affects of the Holocaust The Holocaust was a tragic point in history which many people believe never happened. Others who survived it thought it should never have been. Not only did this affect the people who lived through it, it also affected everyone who was connected to those fortunate individuals who survived. The survivors were lucky to have made it but there are times when their memories and flashbacks have made them wish they were the ones who died instead of living with the horrible
Stanford University I. Introduction A. Stanford was founded by Leland Stanford B. My purpose is to persuade you that Stanford University is the best institution in the nation. C. Stanford is the best university in the United States due to: 1. Its reputation for one of the best educational programs in the nation. 2. Its top of the line students 3. Its award winning facility 4. Its tradition in sports and student activities II. Body A. Stanford has a reputation for having one of the best education
Radioactive Materials Here\'s just a sampling of radioactive materials...and the many ways they improve lives. Americium -241: Used in many smoke detectors for homes and measure levels of toxic lead in dried paint ensure uniform thickness in rolling processes like steel and paper production...and to help determine where oil wells should be drilled. Cadmium -109: Used to analyze metal alloys for checking stock, sorting scrap. Calcium - 47: Important aid to biomedical re
DIABETES Diabetes is a chronic, genetically determined, debilitating disease that effects every organ system. There are two major types of diabetes: Type I and Type II. Type I or insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), is caused by the autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas and is usually, but not always, diagnosed in childhood. People with type I diabetes must take insulin shots in order to survive. Type II diabetes or non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (
Nurses University of Central Oklahoma Department of Nursing Nurse’s Attitudes Toward Do Not Resuscitate Orders In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Nursing 4522 Nursing Research II Presented to Allen Nottingham, R.N., B.S. By Meggin Bean Jessica Brownell Shannon Genzer Leslie Looman Shanna McIntosh April 20, 1998 TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………1 Background…………………………………………………………1 Theoretical Framework……………………………………………. 4 Problem Statement………………………………………………… 5 Stat
Creatine: Miracle Supplement or Dangerous Drug Shawn, an 18 year old football player, is looking though a Sports Illustrated at next year’s college recruiting list, hoping that he might see his name in one of the top spots. He is turning the pages when he sees a picture of Brady Anderson, shirtless. Shawn was thinking if he could grow muscles that big, he would be a top recruit for sure. If only there was some kind of pill he could take to make him that big, he would have no more worries. There
Sigmund Freud Known as the "father of psychology," Freud developed many of the first theories of modern physiology. His ideas and concepts will continue to be studied through the years. He put forth many new concepts about sexuality, consciousness, unconsciousness and instincts. He spent his whole life devoted to discovering the secrets of the human nature. Personally I think this guy was weird. Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1856 in Freiburg. The town of Freiburg later became Pribor and was e