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  • Quadrivium: Hypatia Of Alexandria

    She had to use the Greek lettering system to solve math problems and correct equations, due to the Arabic numerical system not being introduced at the time. Most of Hypatia’s known mathematics were conducted by using the formulas of x-y=a and x^2-y^2=(x-y) +b, which were referred to as simultaneous pairs. Most of her well known contributions to math were revisions to the work of her male cohorts. Three of her heavily appraised corrections and commentaries were to that of: Ptolemy’s “Almagest”, Apollonius’ review of Conics, and her father Theon’s lessons of the “Euclid Elements”. She even revised her commentary of “The Arithmetica” conducted by…

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  • How Did Hypatia Contribute To Society

    (http://www.smithsonianmag.com/womens-history/hypatia-ancient-alexandrias-great-female-scholar-10942888/?no-ist) Her mathematical work that she's did was an impacted that change math for good she was apart of math where it all began. She was one of the last great thinkers in Alexandria. Her mathematical work was towards “The Conics of Apollonius” which is the concept of parabolas, hyperbolas and ellipses. Everything that Hypatia learned she taught in her mathematics to others. In her own…

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  • Conic Sections Case Study

    Degenerate Cases of Conic Sections: Conics are formed when a plane and a double cone intersect. These intersections can form a variety of conics. These include: circles, parabolas, ellipses and hyperbolas. A circle can be formed from a cone if a plane intersects with the cone at an angle perpendicular to the base of the cone. This circle is also formed by the equation: (x-h)2+ (y-k)2=r2. This equation creates a relation because the collection of points does not pass the vertical line test. To…

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  • The Mexican Life Style Of The Mexican Culture

    Mexico is divided by class , meaning they are divided in sections by how much money they make. This class is rated either low, medium, and high. High class people are rich and really don’t associate with low class because of their reputation. About all the high class people work in office buildings , are actors, or have their own business. The middle class people are more on owning big Acers of land for plantation. They do associate with low class and upper class. For low class people they own a…

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  • David Widdifield: A Short Story

    On April 23, 1985 Lori Greene and David Widdifield were officially husband and wife. On April 25, 1985 David left for basic training. After only two short days the newlyweds were torn apart and thrust into a new way of life. They had no idea how much these fifteen weeks would impact the rest of their lives. They had no idea that this brand new would lead them down a path to a wonderful exciting future. The infantry basic life consists of long days and short nights for new recruits. By 4:00…

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  • The Osage Firebird Analysis

    While reading “The Osage Firebird,” I saw how the structure of the text, led to one another. Meaning, when the author, Sudipta Bardhan, wrote this passage she made it connect really well to each other. While reading the passage, I observed how she did it. She did it by adding one detail in one section, then that one detail becomes the main idea for the next section, or for any section. I saw the connection of each section near the end, since in the beginning of the passage, I didn’t see any. …

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  • Personal Narrative: A Personal Experience Of Flight

    Mid Fall 2012 The plane ride here was a long one. The droning engines of the C-17 went on for hours and pierced through my earplugs. I could only feel overwhelmed and excited by what was happening. I was finally getting sent overseas after four long years of basic training. A few nervous thoughts had passed my mind about what could happen, but was soon drowned out by the engines. The passenger section of the C-17 was nothing like a civilian aircraft. A few rows of seats with our gear packed in…

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  • Housing Choice Voucher Case Study

    The Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8, is influenced by multiple policy actors, various interest groups, and sub-committees. These actors provide the education, research, and support needed to keep the policy flourishing and to also to make sure it is running efficiently. The Section 8 program began in 1974 by the U.S. Government. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is responsible for funding this subsidy program yet there are many aspects that come…

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  • Research Paper On Felons

    activity, or in any other criminal activity that would affect other tenants’ health, safety, or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises will not be accepted for public housing or section 8. Therefore, some paroles that have serious drug felons are left having no governmental assisted housing. As a result, paroles are stuck in finding housing in the privatized housing market, which can more rigorous when it comes to finding acceptance in housing. Many times in the private housing sector…

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  • Jazz Improvisation Ensemble Concert Report

    What was interesting about this piece was the opening and closing vamping sections which allowed for some more room to improvise other than the sections in the middle. The opening vamp featured the electric bass as the driving force improvising on two main elements of walking bass lines and this riff idea that would emerge in the head, and underneath this the electric keyboard played a sparse chordal accompaniment along with the drummer playing a light rock-shuffle groove. The main sections of…

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