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  • Significant Figures

    There are known numerical values that are not subject to fractional error, and therefore do not affect the number of significant figures in a calculation. These are called “exact numbers.” Some examples include: 1 foot = 12 inches, 100 years in a century, 2.54 cm in an inch. Therefore, if a number is considered exact, it does not affect the accuracy of a calculation. When taking significant figures into account for a problem, exact numbers will not affect them either. When performing a measurement on a digital instrument, read and record all of the numbers as displayed, including zeros after the decimal point. But on a scaled instrument, estimate one more figure than you can actually read from the scale. This accounts for the inaccuracies and errors that occur naturally. Accuracy is “a measure of the deviation of the measured value from the true or accepted value.” Precision is “a measure of the agreement of experimental measurements with each other.” Significant figures relate to precision rather than accuracy. The more precisely a measurement is performed, the more significant digits one can have. If given a measured value, assume that the number of digits given reflect the precision of the measurement. When given a value, the answer cannot be more precise than the data that is…

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  • Vyse Autumn Leaves Analysis

    The Flower Girl. As with many of Vyse’s figures, names were often changed. The autumnal sprays in the basket, may have been the cause of the re-naming the figure Autumn Leaves. This is a quintessential Vyse figure, illustrating the reality of the social background from which the flower selling women sprang. The outdoor life in all weathers doubtlessly gave the women, their ruddy and weathered features, so unlike the pale creamy complexions of their Vyse counterparts. Moreover, Vyse is saying to…

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  • African Sculpture Analysis

    African sculpture is most often figurative, representing the human form. It is primarily fashioned from wood. The African sculpture can be described as monumental, meaning that the figure or form is not separated from the wood in which it is carved, which gives is a feel of heavy permanence. These aspects are visible in the African sculpture, Figure of Bena, Mboi, Yunger people in Nigeria 14th-16th century, Nigeria, Eastern Gongola Valley, and Figure of the Jukan people 19th-early 20th century,…

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  • Mary Anointing Jesus Analysis

    Yet upon a second more detailed examination, traditional elements of composition began to appear. In the center of the piece, there is an identifiable pyramidal structure of the figures, with the reclining nude upon the boot at the base, the three figures, Mary, Jesus, and the contemplative apostle in the back, making up the body of the pyramid, and sun-ring at the top. Vanity and lust fall below qualities of compassion and wisdom, which ultimately is under godliness and piety. Another…

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  • An Analysis Of Junot Diaz's Drown

    role in how the main character would struggle to find who he was as a person and what kind of potential he obtained emotionally as well as educationally. Between his father, mother, and closest the protagonist had no one to express himself to. The main character recollects “He handed me a gift, a book, and after he was gone i threw it away, didn’t even bother to open it…” (Diaz 433). He was so jealous of Beto that he chose to leave him in the past and not open his gift that he felt was to…

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  • What Do You Do T. Mbeki Analysis

    Next to her face is a green colored fist with red triangular shapes pointing outward that demonstrate impact. The woman has tears flowing down her cheeks, which is likely in response to the punch on her face. These figures come with the caption ‘mothers abuse’ written to describe the scenario. The top center has the topic of the artwork written on it: ‘What do you do T Mbeki?’ and below this is a woman whose arms are raised toward that caption. This woman could be a representation of the artist…

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  • Analysis Of Kate Chopin's The Revolt Of Mother And The Story Of An Hour

    stories have diverse responses to their circumstances. One battles the confinements without holding back, procuring her opportunity, while alternate adopts an inactive strategy and is just liberated through the passing of her significant other. In Kate Chopin 's "The Story of…

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  • Integrating Stages In Relationships

    The integrating stage, to me, is more for people who are deeply in love. Although a lot of things turned into ours instead of mine they were not as significant as cars and apartments. People of the older age are more serious in relationships rather than younger people who are just infatuated with the idea of dating someone. Therefore, the way we integrated was much less simple than someone who is close to engagement or marriage. We started planning birthdays, Christmas, New year’s, and…

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  • Thomas Merton's Strain Theory In The Criminal Justice System

    constantly feeling strained whether it is from their studies or their social life, college kids always feel strained. Due to this constant strain on students, studies have shown that an increase in strain leads to an increase in violence amongst their significant others. There are factor that play in a college students life that forces them to take their anger out on their partners and cause harm to them. The factors that play an important role in this violence is a feeling of strain throughout…

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  • Technology's Positive Effects On Personal And Professional Relationships

    sitting together, staring at their cell phones, all the while not saying a word to or having any physical interaction with each other. The result of this large problem in our society is that there is less personal and physical interaction between people. Technology and social media play a part in every aspect of human life, ranging from professional relationships to personal ones, and effecting both types in beneficial and detrimental ways. Prospective employers could notice a less professional…

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