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  • Georges Lemaynetre: Father Of The Big Bang Theory

    Objective Description In the year 2000, the American Museum of Natural History posted an essay as an online resource, Profile: Georges Lemaître, Father of the Big Bang. An excerpt from Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge. It was edited by Steven Soter and Neil deGrasse Tyson. The profile begins with a simple explanation of the expanding universe and how Georges Lemaître published his mathematical findings that today we know as the Big Bang theory. Soter and deGrasse Tyson provide some of Lemaître’s life details. He was a Belgian cosmologist and a Catholic priest. He served in World War 1 as an artillery officer. They do not however provide any information about his family. This essay does not reveal what his parents did for living or what type of childhood he had or if he had any siblings. Lemaître was ordained as an abbé in 1923 after the World War 1. He studied with “the distinguished English astronomer Arthur Eddington […]” in 1924. He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a physics Ph.D. After which, beginning in 1925 he taught at the Catholic University of Louvain near Brussels. In 1960 Lemaître began serving as Pontifical Academy of Sciences President. Science and his religion were equally important to him until his death in 1966. The essay goes on to briefly discuss Edwin Hubble and his contribution to validating Lemaître’s theory of the expanding universe. Also mentioned are other well-known cosmologists: Einstein, Willem de…

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  • RSI Model Summary

    It will be calculated by the budgeted hours against the actual time taken to perform a given task. This will look at the team productivity and efficiency. Through using this metric therefore, the provide a greater insight which will help the new company to make better decisions in hiring new staff for example the assistant principal. The assessment of the metric will be through tracking the job done by each employee per year. The performance will therefore be assessed through conducting team…

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  • Proximity Portion Of Nonverbal Communication

    If you are closer than that to me, I am going to feel very uncomfortable until you move. I believe it is only ever okay to share your personal space if you are good friends or dating that person. I have been asked to make a short list of my personal proximity rules. I had no trouble listing off five different personal proximity rules, but once I went back and reread them, I almost sounded crazy/snobby to myself. Number one on my list is if there are other seats in the room, don’t sit right next…

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  • International Prototype Kilogram Essay

    The current standard for the kilogram is the International Prototype Kilogram. The International Prototype Kilogram, also known as Le Grand K, is a platinum-iridium bar made in the 1880’s. This official Kilogram is kept in a vault in Paris under two glass domes. The reason it is under 2 glass domes it to prevent dust from obstructing from the weight of the Kilogram. However according to Sandia National Laboratories, a government organization under the Department of Energy, “Of the seven units of…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Paranoia

    However, some aspects of everyday life are not what you would expect from a nation of such importance. Firstly, the US customary units of measure, derived from the ancient imperial units, are still in use today in the US, Liberia and Burma. This non-coherent system of measures is difficult, even for the people raised in the country itself. My brother Victor Salas, 13, explains that although he was taught the imperial system at school, he would rather use the metric system, for its simplicity and…

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  • Tablemate Case Summary

    the product is essential in providing both staff and the residents a solution that helps them in their daily tasks. The metrics used to evaluate the objectives is a point system, from 1 – 10(1 being the worst and 10 being the best). 10 points would be an ideal weight (less than 12-lbs.) such that the staff can carry it with ease as well as it would maintain its structural rigidity when being used. 1 point would be the worst case (greater than 40-lbs), to heavy and not portable. Table mate would…

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  • French Engineering During The Renaissance

    evolved to become more complicated and more precise. One of the many inventions that the French engineers came up with was the metric system, which is a way to measure things instead of using the king’s arm to measure a yard. This system was put in place in order to help with the measurements that were need to building a house or bridge. It was no longer good for people to be guessing on the right length or height for something because that was not efficient and would eventually lead to the…

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  • Income Inequality Literature Review

    Income Gap Inequality: A Dividing Problem - Literature Review Introduction Income inequality is a pressing issue for many economists, researchers, and politicians. The gap between the top 1% and the other 99% of Americans has increased for the past three decades (DeSilver; Cobb; Milanovic; Hatch, Ribgy; Jacobs, Dirlam; Cooper, Palumbo, Lutz). Income inequality is defined as the uneven distribution of income in the population, and the gap between the wealthy and everyone else (Priester,…

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  • Education Is The Primary Cause Of The Wealth Gap

    We are divided. As much as we strive to become one, there are puzzle pieces that will always come together to remind us that we are not. The gap between the upper-income brackets and the middle-income brackets are as far apart as ever. The Pew Research report shows us, “In 2013, the median wealth of the nation’s upper-income families ($639,400) was nearly seven times the median wealth of middle-income families ($96,500), the widest wealth gap seen in 30 years when the Federal Reserve began…

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  • Pheddo: The Affinity Argument In The Phaedo

    [Step 1] In the Phaedo, Socrates makes an argument that the soul must be immortal (78b-84b). This argument is referred to as the Affinity Argument. It begins at 78b in the Phaedo, when Socrates asks to which class of things the soul belongs. What Socrates means by the “soul” is the self; the mind (Phaedo 65c & 66e). What Socrates means by “class” is class of existence. This is best illustrated in another of Plato’s accounts of Socrates, The Republic, where his standard of measurement of…

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