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mathematics Fibonacci born in 1175 AD, one of the greatest European mathematicians was born. His birth name was Leonardo Pisano. Pisano is Italian for the city of Pisa, which is where Leonardo was born. Leonardo wanted to carry his family name so he called himself Fibonacci, which is pronounced fib-on-arch-ee. Guglielmo Bonnacio was Leonardo\'s father. Fibonacci is a nickname, which comes from filius Bonacci, meaning son of Bonacci. However, occasionally Leonardo would us Bigollo as his last nam
Maxine Hong Kingston Maxine Hong Kingston (27 October 1940-) Pin-chia Feng National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan See also the Kingston entry in DLB Yearbook: 1980. BOOKS: The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (New York: Knopf, 1976; London: John Lane, 1977); China Men (New York: Knopf, 1980); Hawaii One Summer: 1978 (San Francisco: Meadow Press, 1987); Through the Black Curtain (Berkeley: Friends of the Bancroft Library, University of California, 1987); Tripmaster Monkey: His Fa
MCM The Count of Monte Cristo Theme: The Count of Monte Cristo is a very powerful book. So powerful in fact, that was controversial when it was first released. The Catholic church in France condemned it because of its powerful message it presented the reader. This theme was one of revenge and vengeance. Monte Cristo had two goals- to reward those who were kind to him and his aging father, and to punish those responsible for his imprisonment and suffering. For the latter, he plans slow and painfu
me1 Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Galileo Galilei was born near Pisa, Italy, on February 15, 1564 (Drake). Galileo was the first child of Vincezio Galiei, a merchant and a musician (Jaki 289). In 1574, Galileo’s family moved from Pisa to Florence, where Galileo started his formal education (Jaki 289). Seven years latter, in 1581, Galileo entered the University of Pisa as a medical student (Drake). In 1583, home on vacation from medical school, Galileo began to study mathematics and physical scienc
metaphysics Metaphysics “All men by nature desire to know”(p.51). So does Aristotle begin The Metaphysics, a book, or rather a collection of lectures. It is the book of the greatest importance for an understanding of the philosophy of Aristotle, and has had a tremendous influence on the European thought. The word Metaphysics derives from the Greek meta ta physika (“after the things of nature”). In medieval and modern philosophy metaphysics has also been taken to mean the study of things transcen
Middle Ages The Christian Crusades Positively Impacted the East and the West Even though countless numbers of people died during the Christian Crusades, there were many positive effects for both the East and the West. After the Crusades halted, various trade routes opened up between Eastern and Western cities. Also, the Muslims developed new military strategies and techniques during the fights with the Europeans, and they united themselves against one cause, producing a stronger religious nation
middle ages1 The Christian Crusades Positively Impacted the East and the West Even though countless numbers of people died during the Christian Crusades, there were many positive effects for both the East and the West. After the Crusades halted, various trade routes opened up between Eastern and Western cities. Also, the Muslims developed new military strategies and techniques during the fights with the Europeans, and they united themselves against one cause, producing a stronger religious natio
Middle Ages The Christian Crusades Positively Impacted the East and the West Even though countless numbers of people died during the Christian Crusades, there were many positive effects for both the East and the West. After the Crusades halted, various trade routes opened up between Eastern and Western cities. Also, the Muslims developed new military strategies and techniques during the fights with the Europeans, and they united themselves against one cause, producing a stronger religious nation
Mystery of the pyramids Egyptian Pyramids When most people think of Ancient Egypt they think of Pyramids. To construct such great monuments required a mastery of architecture, social organization, and art that few cultures of that period could achieve. The oldest pyramid, the Step-Pyramids, grow out of the abilities of two men, King Djoser and Imhotep. Djoser, the second king of 3rd dynasty, was the first king to have hired an architect, Imhotep, to design a tomb (Time-Life Books, 74). Imhotep w
NIXON RICHARD M. NIXON. The first president of the United States to resign from office was Richard M. Nixon. Before his mid-term retirement in 1974, he had been only the second president to face impeachment. In 1968, in a political comeback unprecedented in American history, Nixon was elected the 37th president of the United States. This victory followed two major political defeats. In his first bid for the presidency in 1960, the Democratic candidate, John F. Kennedy, defeated him. Two years la
Nostradamus Nostradamus For four centuries Nostradamus\'s prophecies have inspired fear and controversy. His followers say he predicted the French Revolution, the birth and rise of Hitler, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Did he, as his believers claim, predict some of history\'s most monumental events - from the Great Fire of London to the launch disaster of the space shuttle Challenger? Nostradamus was typical of the Renaissance time period. He made many prophecies and was a major con
olympics INTRODUCTION Today, the Olympic Games are the world\'s largest pageant of athletic skill and competitive spirit. They are also displays of nationalism, commerce, and politics. These two opposing elements of the Olympics are not a modern invention. The conflict between the Olympic movement\'s high ideals and the commercialism or political acts which accompany the Game. Olympic Games The ancient Olympics were rather different from the modern Games. There were fewer events and only free me
Our conceptualization of the solar system The human conceptualization of the solar system dates back to the beginning of time. The early Egyptians worshipped the sun as a source of life and then the area called space was becoming a curiosity to humans. Throughout history, our knowledge of the solar system has increased and there is still much to learn. Through the research and studies of Brahmagupta, Ptolemy, Kepler, Brahe, Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, and Einstein. With this knowledge, laws and
Our Tax System Needs Changing Our current tax system is complex, costly, and unfair. Surely, America can do better for our children than redistribution and regulation. Our nation is over four trillion dollars in debt. It is time to act instead of letting lawyers and politicians play with our money. A flat tax plan is a simple solution to remedy the stagnant apathy our nation has been so accustomed to for the last seventy years. A flat tax would make calculating and collecting tax simple. Accordi
Pascal Blaise Pascal, Blaise 1. Dates Born: Clermont-Ferrand, 19 June 1623 Died: Paris, 19 August 1662 Dateinfo: Dates Certain Lifespan: 39 2. Father Occupation: Government Official Pascal\'s ancestors were rich merchants that attained the highest ranks of the burgess class. His father, Etienne, was a royal tax officer and a member of the petit noblesse. Although there is no explicit word about the financial status of the father, that ancestry of rich merchants, together with all the circumstanc
pascals life Magnetischer Verein and its journal were conceived, and the atlas of geomagnetism was published. From 1850 onwards Gauss\'s work was that of nearly all practical nature. He disputed over a modified Foucalt pendulum in 1854, and was also able to attend the opening of the new railway link between Hanover and Gottingen, but this outing proved to be his last. The health of Carl Gauss deteriorated slowly and he died in his sleep early in the morning of February 23, 1855. Carl Gauss\'s in
Patton George S. Patton, Jr.” His parents were George Patton and Ruth Wilson; he comes from a long line of military background. His father was the son of a civil war vet and his father was in many American wars before him. George Jr. had a lot of military blood running through him and it was just waiting to get out of him and be put in effect. He grew up on a farm in Pasedena. While on the farm he learned how to fish and hunt and how to become a survivalist. On the farm his father read to him wh
philosophy of PE Philosophy of Physical Education A good quality Physical Education person should facilitate the process of people becoming physically active and live a longer and healthy life. Physical educators come in many different forms like, teachers, coaches, and even trainers for a gym. Physical education has had many different kinds of educators in its time, but the one that impressed me the most was Dr. Hetherington. Dr. Hetherington was the father of modern physical education. His phi
plato2 Plato Throughout history there have been many philosophers that have made great impacts on the students for many years. One philosopher in particular that has made a tremendous impact on the youth of the world is a man named Plato. Plato is one of the world’s most famous writers, and is still being taught to this day. People ask why this man is so important and why he should be still studied today when he is something of the past; well I will help them see in my paper just why he is so im
population1 Population, term referring to the total human inhabitants of a specified area, such as a city, country, or continent, at a given time. Population study as a discipline is known as demography. It is concerned with the size, composition, and distribution of populations; their patterns of change over time through births, deaths, and migration; and the determinants and consequences of such changes. Population studies yield knowledge important for planning, particularly by governments, in
Probabilty Probability Probability is the branch of mathematics that deals with measuring or determining the likelihood that an event or experiment will have a particular outcome. Probability is based on the study of permutations and combinations and is also necessary for statistics.17th-century French mathematicians Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat is usually given credit to the development of probability, but mathematicians as early as Gerolamo Cardano had made important contributions to its
Rene Descartes René Descartes Born: March 31, 1596 in France Died: February 11, 1650 in Sweden This one thing [analytic geometry] is of the highest order of excellence, marked by the sensuous simplicity of the half dozen or so greatest contributions of all time to mathematics. Descartes remade geometry and made modern geometry possible. (E. T. Bell) Rene Descartes was the third child of a well off noble family. His mother died a few days after his birth, and he was a frail child. Because of this
Research Methods Portfolio PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO CONTENTS WHAT IS REEARCH? .............................................1 RESEARCH APPROACHES * Surveys .........................................................3 * Case Studies ..................................................5 * Experiment ....................................................6 * Action research .............................................7 * Ethnography ..................................................9 RESEARCH TECHNIQUES * Q
Robert Hooke Robert Hooke ICEMANBM260 Robert Hooke was and English scientist born in 1635 and died in the year of 1703. Robert Hooke was born in the town of Freshwater, which is located in the Isle of Write. Hooke was born to a minister named John Hooke. Robert received a great deal of education that did not take place in the classroom. He studied with the portraitist Sir Peter Lely (in his youth). He was educated at the University of Oxford. Then after college he was an assistant of Robert Boyl
scholarship essays Did life esist on mars? When will the moon be colonized? these are just some of the questions that wander through my mind all day. fascinated by the secrets of the univese, i yearn to uncover mysteries. in order to blast open all the closed gates between knowledge and myself, i need the powerful tools of education. After i graduated from high school, i paln to attend a college or university that has strong mathematics and science, taking college-level math and physics clas
School Uniforms2 Ever since Adam and Eve discovered the shame of sex, clothing has become an important part of human society. It creates confidence, controversy, creativity, individuality, diversity, currency, and express religious identity. Too much of it (clothing) may proclaim mystery and complexity, while little of it may encourage an erotic character. An individual’s attire has always played an important role in America’s society as well. On many occasions, a person can be evaluated both po
Science The Glorious Entertainment Science: The Glorious Entertainment By: Jacques Barzun In his work, Science: The Glorious Entertainment, Jacques Barzun claims that science has become a producer of distress and disturbance, while its technology has created a sense of human helplessness as we attempt to control nature and the world around us. Barzun claims that man observes science as the only reliable source of explanation on this earth, yet as we continue to learn more and more, we are brough
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social studies Social studies is defined by the Board of Director of the National Council for the social studies as, the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities,
Sociocultural Learning At the beginning of this semester, I went into a classroom without the intentions of it having any impact of my life. What I did not know was that this course held not only a vision for the future but also answers to my past. Growing up, I was influenced by a society that was inhabited almost entirely by whites. For that reason only, I have been completely unaware of any bias or unfair treatment to minority and female students. Because of this upbringing, I found many inci
Sociocultural Learning1 At the beginning of this semester, I went into a classroom without the intentions of it having any impact of my life. What I did not know was that this course held not only a vision for the future but also answers to my past. Growing up, I was influenced by a society that was inhabited almost entirely by whites. For that reason only, I have been completely unaware of any bias or unfair treatment to minority and female students. Because of this upbringing, I found many inc
spring moon Jamie Burton Period 1 Calculus To Use Calculus, or Not to Use Calculus? That is the Question In the past, if you have studied Algebra and Trigonometry, then your knowledge has prepared you to master the next step: calculus. Calculus is complicated, but not quite as bad as everyone thinks. It is the study of changing quantities. Take for example, the curve as a path of a rocket. A tangent line at any point on the orbit displays the direction that the rocket is flying at that point. If
Stephen whawking Stephen W. Hawking Stephen W. Hawking has a mind set that is beyond today\'s general way thinking. His attempts to identify a grand unification theory that unites everything we know about the physical world and science far exceeds any realm of thinking that has ever graced this earth. Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England. He spent most of his childhood in and around London, and was always a bit of a self-educator. He was interested in the stars, and his family
Stress in College students Stress in College Students Abstract College students all stress out about one situation/life generality or another. Some of these situations/life generalities are individuation, computer anxiety, ethnic and gender roles in student-athletes, and mathematics anxiety. Introduction There have been many studies looking at stress in college students. At one time or another, college students are forced to deal with a stressful situation. Stress, in this paper, is defined as “
summary of brian b Uniting a country is a difficult task. This is clearly displayed in Morgan Llywelyn’s novel, Brian Boru- Emperor of the Irish. This novel is the journey of a young boy to manhood; however, it is solidified by his constant battle to unite all of the people of Ireland under one king. It begins when Brian is a boy known as Brian mac Kennedy. His father is the leader of the Dalcassian tribe. Brian had many brothers but his favorite was Mahon, his oldest brother. As a child Brian l
Superstrings String theory is one of the most exciting and profound developments in modern theoretical physics. Unfortunately it is a highly technical subject that can only be well understood using the tools of Quantum Field Theory. It also doesn\'t hurt to know some mathematics like Group Theory, Differential Geometry, and Algebraic Geometry. Needless to say this is prohibitive for most people who are far too busy doing other things. String theory is to be a theory of quantum gravity, then the
Thales of Miletus A brief history The first thing I would like to say before I start this paper on Thales is that when dealing with ancient Greek mathemetitions, any facts you may uncover are really just educated guesses. The reason for this is, because all records back then were kept on cuneiform tablets. These tablets just did not hold up well over time, and were destroyed before anyone could really make a lasting, permanent record of his life and studies. (2) With this being said, let me sh
The Collapse of Affirmative Action THE COLLAPSE OF AFFRIMATIVE ACTION The phrase affirmative action was first used in a racial discrimination context in Executive Order No. 10,925 issued by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. This executive order indicated that federal contractors should take affirmative action to ensure that job applicants and employees are treated without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin. The civil rights legislation of the 1960s followed in the same v
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The Future of Computers and People People always tend to seek the easy way out looking for something that would make their lives easier. Machines and tools have given us the ability to do more in less time giving us, at the same time, more comfort. As the technology advances, computers become faster and more powerful. These new machines enable us to do more in less time making our lives easier. The increased use of computers in the future, however, might have negative results and impact on our l
The Islam Religion Islam is a religion that is still very much alive today. A man named Mohammed offered Arabs the religion of Islam. Mohammed was born in about 570 A.D. in Mecca. He became known for honesty and good business sense when he was a teenager. He married a woman by the name of Khadija who was a widow that ran her own business. He often meditated in a cave outside Mecca and rejected the many gods of the tribal religion. At the age of 40 he believed he saw the angel Gabriel. He said Ga
The Jokes at the Expense of Minorites The jokes at the expense of minorities. The handicapped, mentally slow, and any minority have long been the punch line in jokes. This is wrong in all respects. It desecrates the value of a human life and demoralizes the people engaged in the joke. Many variables can account for these degrading jokes which may include fear of change, fear of learning, fear of tolerance, and a fear of accepting responsibility. I have watched from several perspectives the way a
The Scientific Revolution1 During the Scientific Revolution scientists such as Galileo, Copernicus, Descartes and Bacon wrestled with questions about God, human aptitude, and the possibilities of understanding the world. Eventually, the implications of the new scientific findings began to affect the way people thought and behaved throughout Europe. Society began to question the authority of traditional knowledge about the universe. This in turn, allowed them to question traditional views of the
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Written by C.S. Lewis Illustrated by Pauline Banes Dedicated to Geoffrey Barfield 1952 The story begins in the bedroom of Eustace Clarence Scrubb..he disliked his cousins, the Pevensies: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. He was small of stature, but somewhat of a bully. The Pevensies had come to stay with him and his family, which they did not want to do, as they dislike Scrubb as well. Edmund and Lucy were sharing some memories of their adventures in Narnia in a roo
theory of reinforcement REINFORCEMENT THEORY The one theory of influence almost everyone knows about is this one. And if you know only one approach, this can be good candidate. It works in a variety of situations, it can be simply applied, and it has just a few basic ideas. In fact, reinforcement theory boils down to a Main Point: Consequences influence behavior. Think about that for a moment. Consequences influence behavior. It means that people do things because they know other things will fol
There is Always Room for Pie There Is Always Room For Pie Throughout my life my parents have always taught me that a child is a product of its environment. As time has passed and I have grown older and observed the people around me I have seen this fact become more evident. I believe that no one person can mimic another’s actions or behaviors so precisely that they become identical. A person’s personality seems to be an infinitely large empty pie plate. The actions or behaviors that people portr
Thomas Edison1 Thomas Alva Edison Thomas Alva Edison was one of the greatest inventors. He was a smart man. Thomas invented many things such as the light bulb and phonograph. Without the light bulb we would still be using candles and lanterns like they did many years ago. Although Thomas was deaf he worked hard and never gave up. Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. He had many family members. He had a father named Samuel Odgen Edison and a mother named Nancy Elliott
time travel A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME The book A Brief History of Time (1988) by Stephen Hawking is a one of a kind introduction to today’s physics. It recently became a record standing over a hundred weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List and about 237 weeks in The London Sunday Times best-seller list. The book has been translated in forty languages and has reached international popularity in many countries. Its author, Stephen William Hawking (1942), is one of the brightest scientist of our
time travel1 A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME The book A Brief History of Time (1988) by Stephen Hawking is a one of a kind introduction to today’s physics. It recently became a record standing over a hundred weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List and about 237 weeks in The London Sunday Times best-seller list. The book has been translated in forty languages and has reached international popularity in many countries. Its author, Stephen William Hawking (1942), is one of the brightest scientist of ou
transfer Procedures for Transferring to a University in the United States There are several steps that a prospective international student should follow in order to transfer to study at a university in the United States. These steps that are outlined below will normally take about one year to complete, particularly if application is also being made for scholarship support. If the student has financial support and a very strong academic record, this time may be shortened considerably depending up