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Microeconomics Term Paper

… Microeconomics

The following is the complete elasticity chart. There were a couple of blanks where the denominator was zero that did not yield a usable result:

Price

Demand

Total Revenue

% Price

% Quant

Elasticity

#DIV/0!

#DIV/0!

Exercise

1a) If the initial price is $400, then demand is 10000 - (400)(10) = 6000. If the price is $500, then the demand is 10000 -- (500)(10) = 5000. The elasticity between these two prices is as follows:

% change in demand / % change in price

The change in demand is (4000-5000)/(5000) = -20%

The change in price is (500-400)/400 = 25%

The elasticity between $400 and $500 therefore is -20/25 = -0.8

The concept is elasticity reflects the degree to which the demand for a good is affected by the price of a good. To calculate elasticity, you need a change in price and a change in demand. When the price changes, elasticity tells us how much demand for that good is expected to change. In this case, every additional dollar is price will result…… [read more]


Accuracy on Semiboost Are Noticeably Higher Discussion Chapter

… ¶ … accuracy on SemiBoost are noticeably higher than any other method with more than one value being above 96 including two values over 97 and a third that was over 98. There was a range of about 2 for the accuracy overall on SemiBoost.

SemTra has nothing above 96 while PGM has nothing above 95. BGCM and ORTSC are all 92's and 93's. As for standard deviations, Semi-Boost ranges from 0 to 2 on the SD range while SemTra does much the same thing except for a few values above 2.

PGM ranges from 2 to 5 as does BGCM with the largest BGCM value being a smidge over five standard deviations. ORTSC ranges from 3 to 6 standard deviations. In short, as the table progresses from left to right, the accuracy values go down and the standard deviations tend to go up.

The standard deviations rise in number as one goes from left to right in the table but the actual width of the range of the values varies little overall, almost always being roughly 2 standard deviations for each set.

In a similar way, the accuracy figures do the opposite as they tend to go down as one goes from left to right. The Semi-Boost figures are all 95+ but none of the ORTSC figures are…… [read more]


Une Histoire Franaise Creative Writing

… Une Histoire Francaise

Je me presente. Je suis une americaine qui an immigre a Paris. Je suis ici depuis deux mois parce que j'ai decide de faire un semestre d'etudes a l'universite ici. J'ai etudie francais au lycee et aussi a l'universite, mais je vois maintenant que je n'etais pas preparee pour la vie en France. Je vais vous expliquer ma vie quotidienne et a quel point cela est different de ma vie aux Etats-Unis.

Je partage un petit apartement avec deux amies de l'universite, qui sont americaines comme moi. L'apartement tient trois petites chambres et seulement une salle de bain. Ce qui est bizarre est le fait que il n'y a qu'une seule WC! Quand je vivais aux Etats-Unis je vivais avec deux amies aussi mais nous avions trois WC aussi. Le pire c'est quand nous reveillons le matin et tous les trois nous essayons de nous doucher mais il y a quelqu'un d'autre dans la douche!

Apres, je vais a l'universite. Le voyage est beaucoup plus court que ce que je fais aux Etats-Unis. Je prends le metro et non-ma voiture. Il me faut 15 minutes pour arriver a mes classes. En arrivant je vois toujours le concierge, qui est tres sympathique. Nous n'avons pas de concierge a l'universite chez moi.

Les classes ici sont les plus petites que j'ai jamais vues. Chaque classe a seulement 15 personnes. Le fait d'avoir tellement peu d'etudiants veut dire que nous sommes obliges de parler et de participer beaucoup tous les jours. Il faut que je fasse beaucoup…… [read more]


Calculated F-Measures, All of the Transformation Methods Discussion Chapter

… ¶ … calculated f-measures, all of the transformation methods improved the performance of most classification methods, though in many cases performance did not vary considerably between untransformed (i.e. original) and transformed data or between the varied transformations and classification methods that were applied to the various data sets. There are certain notable exceptions, in particular data sets for which specific classification systems seemed wholly unsuited regardless of any transformation method applied, and also a few cases in which a transformation method greatly improved the performance of a classification method. The NTP2 data set and the DARPA data set both resulted in lower overall performance across transformation and classification methods, yet there is a substantial spread in the performance of transformation and classification methods.

For the NTP2 data set, the MLP classification system was the strongest performer overall, and performance was significantly improved for several classification systems through use of the PPFSCADA transformation method -- in the case of the SVM classification method, performance was almost doubled following this transformation. The PPFSCADA transformation method generally had greatest positive impact on performance across data sets and transformation methods, though it actually greatly reduced performance when the 7NN classification method was applied to the NTP2 data set. Performance on the DAPRA set was somewhat higher on average than the NTP2 data set, though the MLP classification method showed especially poor performance with this…… [read more]


Frog Boiling Attack Limitations of Secure Network Coordinate Systems Term Paper

… ¶ … frog-boiling attack studied and carried out by Chan-Tin, et al. (2011). The goal of the attack is to infiltrate a network coordinate system without knowledge of the system and without disrupting the system to the point that the… [read more]


Solve the Following Quadratic Equation Term Paper

… Also, P represents the monthly profit in dollars of the small business where x is the number of awards designed in that month.

a) If is charged $60 for a design fee, and the monthly studio rent is $1,500; write an equation for the profit, P, in terms of x. Type x-squared as x^2

P (x) = -.4x2 + 60x- 1500

b) How much is the profit when 50 award designs are sold in a month? Answer: Show your work here:

P (x) = -.4x2 + 60x- 1500

P (50) = -.4(50)2 + (60* 50)- 1500 = -8,500

c) & d) How many award designs must be sold in order to maximize the profit?

Show your work algebraically. Trial and error is not an appropriate method of solution -- use methods taught in class.

To solve this, I could solve for the vertex, or I could use a graph. I have included the graph below. Solving for the vertex, h is x, which is the number of units sold, and k is P (x), which is th profit.

c) h = -b/2a= -60/(2*-.4)= 75 units

d) k= (4ac-b2)/4a = [(4*-.4*-1500) -- (-602)]/(4*-.4) = 750 maximum profit

c)

d) Answer: Show your work here:

4) Graph the equation on the graph by completing the table and plotting the points. You may use Excel or another web-based graphing utility.

a)

y = x2 -- 4x

x y

-1

5

0

0

1

-3

2

-4

3

-3

4

0

5

5

y = x2 -- 4x

x= -1, y = (-1)2 -- 4(-1), y= 5

x=0, y = 02 -- 4(0)= 0

x=1, y = (1)2 -- 4(1)= -3

x=2, y = (2)2 -- 4(2)= -4

x=3, y = (3)2 -- 4(3)= -3

x=4, y = (4)2 --…… [read more]


Introductory Algebra Discussion Chapter

… ¶ … Algebra

Many times when purchasing a service there are choices to make. This man is totally confused and frustrated about his options.

One example is phone service:

A telephone company has a choice of two plans. Plan A - $30 per month and $.05 per phone call and Plan B - $20 per month and $.10 per phone call. Which is the best plan for you?

By the end of this discussion, you will have demonstrated your ability to:

Explain two possible plans that provide the same service

The first plan is saying that there is a fixed cost at $30 per month and then there is a variable cost associated with it which is $0.05 cents per phone call- this is a variable cost because it is dependent on how many phone calls are actually made. The second plan is saying there is a fixed cost of $20 per month and then the variable cost associated with this is $0.10 per call- this is a variable cost and is directly dependent on how many calls are actually made by the user.

Create…… [read more]


Time Series Analysis Stationarity Chapter

… ¶ … Malicious network intrusion is typically associated with specific data trends and data alerts through which network attacks can be detected and mitigated. The evaluation of those data to illuminate identifiable trends relies on sequential observation at regular time intervals. This time-series-process approach to data analysis can apply either to single-series (i.e. univariate) observations or to multiple-series (i.e. multivariate) observations.

Stationery time series analysis is particularly useful in predictive modeling, but requires statistical uniformity of the observations (i.e. random variables) over time. Time series analysis is dependent on constant variance about a fixed mean. Moreover, that mean must be a constant and not a function of time shift, making it "weakly stationary."

Time series analyses that satisfy the applicable criteria allow IT security to detect and identify the nature and significance of non-randomness in data. Time series modeling exploits data trends in the past to formulate predictive models of future behavior. In principle, this is made possible by permitting the dependent variables to reflect past data and past independent-variable…… [read more]


Survey of Mos-Gated Thyristors Term Paper

… ¶ … MOS-Gated Thyristors

Power semiconductor switches have been widely applied in power electronics. However their low usage in pulse power circuitry is due the apprehension that small scale pulse operations might lead to early breakdown. Thyristors have proven to… [read more]


Moi, Tituba SORCIERE - NOIRE De Salem Resume Et Book Review

… Moi, Tituba Sorciere…Noire de Salem; Resume et Analyse

La nouvelle francaise intitulee "Moi, Tituba Sorciere…Noire de Salem" est une histoire comme il y en a deja beaucoup trop. L'action se deroule a une epoque ou les personnes de couleur etaient percues de maniere negative et, plus souvent qu'autrement, utilises en esclavage. Cette epoque du passee a vu beaucoup d'horreur et de violence; cette nouvelle decrit les inhumanites du temps tout en offrant un point de vue romanesque aux lecteurs.

Resume

L'histoire se deroule au 17 eme siecle et debute a la Barbade. La Barbade est une des petites iles des Antilles et est tres connue pour son implication avec l'esclavage des personnes de couleur noire. Cela etant dit, Tituba est une jeune esclave originelle de cet endroit et ne connait vraiment rien de mieux que sa situation presente. Tituba est presentee comme etant une jeune fille ne recevant pas beaucoup d'affection maternelle. En effet, sa mere Abena a donne naissance a Tituba suite a un viol subit sur un bateau anglais. Abena reste donc partialement froide a l'egard de Tituba, comme ci celle-ci n'etait pas la bienvenue dans sa vie. L'amant d'Abena, Yao, semble etre une figure paternelle acceptable pour Tituba qui trouve un certain reconfort aupres de lui, a defaut de trouver ce reconfort aupres de sa mere.

Abena aussi est une esclave, comme la majorite des femmes noires de l'epoque. Un jour, alors que son maitre blanc tenta de se forcer sur elle, Abena lui infligea une blessure; le maitre, hors de lui, ordonna de pendre Abena. Comme s'il ne fut pas suffisant pour Tituba de perdre sa mere, Yao commit un suicide peu de temps apres, attriste par la mort de sa bien-aimee.

Entre alors Man Yaya, une vieille dame qui eduque Tituba sur les secrets et particularites de la guerison et des plantes. Tituba et Man Yaya vivent une vie spirituelle riche, communiquant avec les morts, jusqu'au deces de Man Yaya. Tituba, seule une fois de plus, se retire dans les bois et se construit un abri pour vivre librement. Cette liberte ne fut que de courte duree car Tituba decida de retourner a l'esclavage par amour pour John Indien, un autre esclave au service d'une dame nommee Susanna Endicott. Comme le mot circule que Tituba fut elevee par une sorciere, Man Yaya, Endicott humilie Tituba a plusieurs reprises et la menace, poussant Tituba a souhaiter la mort de sa maitresse. Par un coup de chance pour Tituba, Endicott tombe gravement malade et, dans l'incapacite d'ordonner son couple d'esclaves, vent John…… [read more]


Theory Case Study

… ¶ … Theory

A set can be defined as a collection of distinct objects. A subset is a smaller set that lies at least partially within the larger set. Thus if Set a = { 1, 2, 3 } then a subset would be { 2, 3 }.

A proper subset is one that is entirely contained within the set. The above example has subset B. that is a proper subset of Set a.

The complement of a set is that which lies outside of the set. In the example above, the complement of Set B. In a would be { 1 }.

Unions are made when two or more sets are taken together and includes all things that are in all of the union sets combined. If Set a = {1, 2} and Set B = {2, 3} then the union of sets a and B. would be { 1, 2, 3}

The intersection is comprised of all things that…… [read more]


Project Management the First Activity Scheduled Case Study

… Project Management

The first activity scheduled is activity 2, because it has the minimum slack. Then activity 1 is scheduled. Activity 3 is delayed one period, which reduces slack to zero. From this, activity 5 will also be delayed one period, reducing slack to zero. The remainder of the activities will be scheduled in order, subject to delays.

Therefore, the order in which the activities are scheduled is now 2,1,3,4,5,6.

The activities that are critical are those in which there is the least, or negative, slack. The critical activities therefore are 2,3,5,6.

The slack for activity 1 is now 0. The slack for activity 4 is now 2. The slack for activity 5 is now 0.

Period

Activity

Changes

0-1

Schedule Activity 2 as per minimum slack rule

0-1

Schedule Activity 1

0-1

Delay activity 3 ES to period 1, reduce slack to 0

0-1

Delay activity 5 ES to period 6, reduce slack to 0

1-2

Delay activity 3 ES to period 2, reduce slack to -1

1-2

Delay activity 5 ES to period 7, reduce slack to -1

1-2

Delay activity 6 ES to period 11, reduce slack to -1

2-3

Delay activity 3 ES to period 3, reduce slack to -2

2-3

Delay activity 5 ES to period 8, reduce slack to -2

2-3

Delay activity 6 ES to period 12, reduce slack to -2

3-4

Schedule activity 3…… [read more]


Limiting a Researcher's View Term Paper

… Contrast this with the quasi-experimental design, which has significant difficulties with internal validity. A quasi-experimental design "is one that looks a bit like an experimental design but lacks the key ingredient -- random assignment" (Trochim, 2008, 210).

Why would a researcher, who values internal validity, then choose a quasi-experimental design, that specifically lacks in internal validity? The reason is that experimental designs are not always the most effective. They're subject to social threats of internal validity, and have difficulties with external validity (Trochim, 2008, 188). An experimental design is "intrusive and difficult to carry out in most real-world contexts," and is basically an "artificial situation" created to "assess [a] causal relationship with high-internal validity." Resultingly, there are difficulties in generalizing the findings to the real world.

Alternatively, certain types of quasi-experimental designs are some "of the most intuitively sensible designs around" (Trochim, 2008, 210). This is because random selection is often not logical or possible. For example, say we wanted to understand the effects of a certain type of treatment on both developmentally disabled adults and adults that were not developmentally disabled. Random selection, or an experimental design, would be impossible here, because we already have our two groups; they're dictated by the difference.

The basic reasons one might choose an experimental design or a quasi-experimental design has to do with, I think, resources, and what exactly is being tested. I feel that there is no design that is "better" or "worse" -- applying those labels would not make any sense at all here, because every experiment has a different aim. What is good for one experiment may be bad for another. The most important thing, I feel, is…… [read more]


Measures -- Central Tendency and Variability Decision-Making Research Proposal

… Measures -- Central Tendency & Variability

Decision-making using measures of central tendency and variability

In order to determine which group of workers would have higher levels of manual dexterity, and would therefore have a lower chance of breaking significant inventory, measures of central tendency and variability would help the decision-maker come up with the most efficient solution to this problem.

Running the data for the two groups below, the following were the calculated measures of central tendency (mean and median) and variability (variance and standard deviation):

Group a

Group B

MEAN

MEDIAN

VARIANCE

STD DEV

Looking at the measures of central tendency, the values for mean are the same for both groups. Thus, it is important to compare the two groups based on the second measure of central tendency, which is the median. Comparing the two groups, Group B. has a higher median, which is also true when the median value is compared against the mean. This indicates that most likely, the distribution of scores is negatively skewed, which means that the frequency for workers increases as the level of manual dexterity also increases. This gives the decision-maker a good basis for choosing Group B. over a, but to ensure that the decision-maker has indeed made the correct choice, it is important to look at the variability of the scores within each…… [read more]


Temperance Dr. Stockmann Faces a Series Essay

… Temperance

Dr. Stockmann faces a series of dilemmas in the play An Enemy of the People. He discovers that the tannery is polluting the baths on which the townspeople have built their hopes. There is little equivocation on his part as to whether or not reveal this, demonstrating that he has little sense of dilemma with respect to this truth. The relevant authorities and indeed the townspeople as a whole disagree with his assessment, since the revelation makes the townspeople the losers instead of what would end up being hapless tourists.

Stockmann's dilemma then shifts towards going along with the will of the masses or facing ostracism. He ultimately chooses the latter, becoming something of a martyr to this cause. Temperance in this situation would have been to back down in the face of the town's resistance to his revelation and proposed solution. Dr. Stockmann, however, finds that he has already chosen the path of temperance only to see it fail. In the face of this failure, he can no longer remain civil about the matter.

The play ends with Dr. Stockmann's statement that "the strongest man in the world is he who stands alone." This clearly…… [read more]


Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Essay

… ¶ … Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

To make the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you will need one jar of peanut butter -- creamy or crunchy, depending on your preference (as a snack, I prefer the creamy, but for meals the crunchy gives the sandwich a more substantial feel), as well as one jar of strawberry (yes, strawberry only) jelly, two slices of white bread (crusts on), and a standard butter knife.

Start by placing the two slice of bread side-by-side on a plate, counter, or other surface in front of you. Sandwich making without a surface is possible by shifting the various jars and slice of bread around n your hands and under your arms (when not in use), but this should only be attempted by those already proficient in the basic procedure. So, with the bread in front of you, rounded sides furthest away, begin by opening the jar of peanut butter and using the knife to withdraw at least enough…… [read more]


Philosophy First of All, Because Knaves Essay

… Philosophy

First of all, because knaves always lie, the words of the always-truthful oracle must be consulted first. It says that if there is one knight, there are at least two knights, and if Sam is a knight, then Alice is a knave or Bob is a knight. The oracle states that if there is one knight, at least one of the two must be a knight. The oracle also says that of Sam is the knight, either Alice is a knave or Bob is a knight.

Now the words of the knights and knaves must be consulted. Bob says that "Either Sam or Alice is a knave!" So, from what Bob says: if Bob is a knight and knights always have a partner, either Sam is a knight or Alice is a knight. But Alice said that at least one of them is a knight, and if Alice was a knave, that would have to be a lie. So this means that if Bob is a knight, Sam is the knave and Alice is also a knight.

If Alice is a knave, then all of them would have to be knaves, to make her statement false. Bob said that either Sam or Alice are knaves, so he could be a knave, as if they were all knaves, that would make his statement false as well. Sam cannot be a knight because to make the oracle correct if Sam is a knight than Alice is a knave or Bob is a knight, so then all three must be knights. But Bob said that either Alice…… [read more]


Appearance and Reality in Shakespeare's Hamlet Essay

… Appearance and Reality in Shakespeare's Hamlet

One example we see of reality vs. The imagined is when Hamlet first encounters the ghost. This scene is powerful because it sets the mood for the rest of the play. He cannot decide if the ghost is really the ghost of his father or something worse. He calls the ghost a "goblin damned" (I.iv.44) but then later, he comes to the conclusion that the ghost might not be evil after all and calls it, "King, father, Royal Dane" (Shakespeare I.iv.50). Another scene where things are not quite what they seem to be is when Hamlet feigns his madness when he is around Polonius and Polonius comments that Hamlet is not himself. (I.iii.124) the appearance of madness can also bee seen in the following scene when Hamlet is with Ophelia. Here, his is faking his madness that he crushes Ophelia. He certainly doe not seem like the man that was once in love with her. He admits to loving "her once" (III.i.125) and then he…… [read more]


Lady Macbeth William Shakespeare's Play Term Paper

… ¶ … Lady Macbeth

William Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, illustrates how we all need somebody to help us along the way to becoming who we are. Macbeth was no doubt a successful man but he would never have become the man he did without Lady Macbeth. Whether or not he ever knew it, Macbeth needed Lady Macbeth to accomplish the things he did. She supported him and his ideas, provided strength and urgency when necessary, and essentially made him the man he became through careful and calculated manipulation. Lady Macbeth was the spine Macbeth needed in times of weakness and his love proved to be a blind spot where his wife was concerned.

Macbeth was a good man but he did not have what it took to be king. His wife knew this and was prepared to do what she had to in order to help him reach their shared goal - the crown. She also knew that it was highly unlikely that a "good guy" would make it to the throne. Wayne Booth claims that Lady Macbeth "fears his human kindness" (Booth 194). Lady Macbeth wanted nothing to stand in their way. She tells her husband:

Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be What thou art promis'd. Yet do I fear thy nature;

It is too full o' the milk of human kindness

To catch the nearest way; thou wouldst be great,

Art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it; what thou wouldst highly,

That thou wouldst holily; wouldst not play false,

And yet wouldst wrongly win; thou 'dst have, great Glamis,

That which cries, 'Thus thou must do, if thou have it. (Shakespeare I.iv.16-24)

This statement allows us to see two things about their relationship. First, we see how in tune to his Macbeth's psychological composition. Second, we see how she knows she has control over him.

From this we can understand how Lady Macbeth is very aware of Macbeth's psychological composition and is completely confident in herself to influence him.

Stephen Greenblatt maintains that spousal intimacy in Macbeth is "terrifying" (Greenblatt 138). Lady Macbeth uses her "sexual taunt" (138) to get her husband to do what she wants him to do. She plays on Macbeth's "innermost fears and desires" (139). What is remarkable about their relationship, he continues, is the "extent to which they inhabit each other's minds" (139). Harold Bloom agrees with this assessment noting that lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to "self-abandonment" (Bloom 532). Indeed, she knows how to get what she wants and has no reservations in talking him into doing something he might not otherwise do. In other words, she uses love for her gain.

It is also obvious that she…… [read more]


Editing Veterans With Stress Thesis

… ¶ … PTSD is a known disease worldwide. Unfortunately, a lot of people do not really know much information about it.That is why a lot of people or businesses don't hire veterans because of the negative perception about them.

As… [read more]


Analyzing Col Billy Jack Carter Award Resume

… Col Billy Jack Carter Award

As we are all aware, the Colonel Billy Jack Carter Award is conferred on the person deemed to have contributed most significantly to the protection of Air Force resources or employees in the course of the current Fiscal Year (i.e., from 1st October, 2015 to 30th September, 2016). This award is granted for a particular contribution, event, or act. 377th Security Police Squadron was being headed by Colonel Billy Jack Carter. This squadron made a name for itself in the 1968 Tet Offensive at South Vietnam's Tan Son Nhut Air Base. The Colonel was the nation's first ever career security policeman to be granted the position of Air Force Security Police Director. For the current Fiscal Year (i.e., 2016), let me briefly cite a candidate, Master Sergeant Blasengame's accomplishments and contributions.

Master Sergeant Blasengame was responsible for directing Intelligence and Anti- Terrorism for a total of five Geographic Separate Units. The Master Sergeant played an instrumental role in the fortification and securing of a 1.3- billion- dollars' worth asset covering 4,500 acres of land. He successfully analyzed and derived strategic insights within the United States Air Force Combat Support Wing's Intelligence Fusion Cell information, in collaboration with the U.S. President, Defense Department, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) teams and Department of State. Furthermore, he excellently managed Anti- terror mitigation action via the 350- million- dollar MILCON (Military Construction) venture, for the EIC (European Infrastructure Consolidation). Master Sergeant Blasengame demonstrated his superior networking capability in collaboration with law enforcement officials of the host country, Defense Ministry, and Department of State, for securing a total of 4,300 personnel (total assets worth 450 million dollars).

Master Sergeant Blasengame's responsibilities include coordinating among 8 separate Law Enforcement Organizations. He took a vow to defend the region he is in charge of from attacks like those that occurred in France and Belgium and to date, he has remained successful. The Master Sergeant has protected 1.3 billion dollars' worth of resources with no fatalities. He has been assigned the responsibility of controlling teams such as Ministry of Defense Police and Security Force; overseeing Anti- Terrorism action; and managing a fourth of Europe -- United States Communications (his up- time record is 99.7%). Master Sergeant Blasengame's team has also been awarded the NCOQ (Non- Commission Officer of the Quarter) and Team of Quarter awards. For the current Fiscal Year, he has acted in the capacity of Parish Advisory Council President, strengthened community relations, and led twenty-five events, handling a $65,000 budget. His educational qualification includes a Management Degree (91.6% GPA (grade point average)) from the Michigan State University and Villanova's Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.…… [read more]


Middle East Economy and Politics Essay

… ¶ … MENA region is home to some of the richest and poorest countries in the world. For example, per capita GNI of Qatar is $80,440. For a poor country like Yemen, the per capita GNI is $1,070. One of… [read more]


Discussion About Codes of Ethics Essay

… USAF Ethics Policy

There are a number of advantages of having a written ethics policy. The first is that it provides guidance for a variety of different stakeholders. For the people internal to the organization, the ethics policy frames the… [read more]


Value of Organizational Culture in the Military Essay

… ¶ … appointed deputy brigade commander of the 56th ABCT, I am presented with a number of challenges that need to be met in order to reform the brigade. The most important challenge to this reform that I have identified… [read more]


Army Culture and Hr Essay

… Profession of Arms

A process that produces uniquely expert work which is not routine or repetitive is referred to as a profession. In order to put their expertise to use in the best interest of the society, professionals require to continuously develop their expertise. Providing security to the society which that it cannot provide for itself is the primary expectation from the army as a profession. However, to enable the army to function properly and efficiently, the professional leaders in the army need to create a balance between a number of elements in the army. This paper examines the how army culture impacts the performance of the army and how the HR Sergeant of the army as professional influences in the functioning of the army and how a critical role is played by HR Sergeant in the overall well-being and thus the functionality of the army as a profession of arms.

What it means to be a Profession/al

A profession is a process that produces uniquely expert work which is not routine or repetitive. Work professionals strive to attain effectiveness instead of pure efficiency. Examples of professionals are seen in the fields of medicine, law, theology and the military. Years of study and practice are needed by professionals before they can become experts at what they do.

Thus, professionals require to continuously develop their expertise and then put the expertise to use in the best interest of eh society. Many view professionals as mere servants of the clients.

As a professional, the military is expected to provide security to the society that it cannot provide for itself. Without this security, the society would not be able to survive. Military professionals also need to use their expertise in the manner that conforms to the values held by the Nation and the society at large.

Thus, the American army as a profession of arms can be said to be comprised of men who are experts and certified for application of that expertise in land combat power and serve under civilian authority. The army as a profession is responsible for defending the Constitution as well as the rights and the interests of the people of American.

The Balancing Role of the Profession's Leaders

Army's professional leaders need to balance the four fields of expertise of the Army with the present and the potential future environment of operation. If this balance…… [read more]


Analyzing Key Concepts of Leadeship in the Military Research Paper

… Leadership in the Military

For any organization, it has been observed that certain individual characteristics, including a person's demographics, skills, capabilities, and behavioral characteristics, govern how effective he/she will be as a leader (Dereu, Nahrgang, Wellman, & Humphrey, 2011). In… [read more]


How Military Logic Is Translated Into Policy Research Paper

… ¶ … end state for Somalia is to have a rebuilt country that is politically, economically and socially stable with strong centralized offices of government and peaceful and harmonious relationships with regional leaders. This means that the terroristic threat of… [read more]


Women Should Be in Combat Roles Research Paper

… Women in Defined Combat Roles

One of the more significant debates in the U.S. military is the role of women in combat. Specifically, the question has been asked if women should have defined combat roles. For as long as can… [read more]


Structural Analysis Scenario Objective Professional Writing

… Structural Analysis



Scenario



Objective of this project is to design an internal working structure a-B-C-D-E-F to support extractor fans as well as other equipment. The structure inside the building is a brickwork at 10… [read more]


White Walls Crept Up Poem

… She made soup. He didn't even write me back.

I checked. At the top there, it says "messages," and I checked again and again. Nothing there, like my walls. Bare and bland, I hate them so I envision what I would do if they were not as white as they are.

Would I prefer that they were bare but red, black, green, or purple?

I try to imagine my cream colored satin sheets against each color in turn, and they all look better than white. Having never painted walls,

I laugh inwardly at the sad, sad state of affairs my lovestruck mind has melted into. The pug is soft, his fur is blending with the satin sheets. If he were here, his skin would be warm against mine and the pug would have two people in his bed to love.

The tear, the one that always resides behind my eyes, it appears. Once the tear appears, it is impossible to put it back.

It stays, like I wish he stayed, but he didn't and now I'm here, with the white walls growing and expanding in their infinite emptiness. They will get dirty and stained. And I will watch them every morning mock my emptiness. The next tear has arrived with a shallowness of breath that catches the attention of the pug.

The pug leaps off the bed and out of the room, because he is hungry. So…… [read more]


Mat Meth Materials and Methods Further Elucidation Lab Report

… Mat Meth

Materials & Methods

Further Elucidation of Lipids and Their Chemical Properties

A test tube was labeled "L+" and filled halfway with water. Ten drops of vegetable oil were added to the tube. A test tube labeled "L-" was similarly filled halfway with water, and ten additional drops of water were added. Both test tubes were shaken so as to thoroughly mix the contents, and five drops of Sudan IV solution were added to each tube. Both tubes were then placed in a test tube rack to rest for five minutes before each was removed and again shaken to mix the contents. After this second mixing, a dropper full of detergent water was added to the test tube labeled "L+" and shaken vigorously to mix this emulsifier into the solution. The contents of the tube were carefully observed with the naked eye and results recorded.

: Identification of Macromolecules in Everyday Items

A test tube was labeled "RS+" and two ml of glucose solution were added to the tube, while a test tube labeled "RS-" received two ml of water. Two ml of Benedict's reagent were then added to each tube and the tubes were gently shaken to mix the solution. A beaker of water was set to heat on a hotplate at 100 degrees Celsius, and after shaking the two test tubes were placed in this beaker of water, still on the hotplate, for three minutes before being removed and placed in test tube racks. Two ml of starch solution were added to a test tube labeled "S+," and two ml of water were added to a test tube labeled "S-." A dropper full of iodine was added to each test tube; tubes were then gently shaken and placed in a test tube rack. Two final test tubes were labeled "P+" and "P-," with the "P+" tube receiving two ml of egg albumin and the "P-" tube receiving two ml of water. Two ml of Biuret reagent…… [read more]


Mango Poem Harvest Abroad Essay

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He'd often explained

Pounding his chest

I being younger

And adventurous as well

Would follow my father

Wherever they'd sell

But even the Alphonso

He always explained

Was not the same thing

His expression was pained

The taste is just different

It just isn't as good

There was only one mango

That our family should

Let into its home

Adorn its from door

Slice into chutney

Or panna to pour

It was late afternoon

Almost dinner hour

We'd left the market dejected

When my father smelled the flower

It tickled his nose

Wafted through the breeze

We wandered round a corner

To a grove of hidden trees

Fathered round the trunk

Freshly fallen down

Plump, pristine Alphonsos

Littered all the ground

My father's eye's alight

He sliced the layer of skin

Then bit in with his eyes closed

And felt he was back home with his…… [read more]


Othello Iago Chapter

… Shakespeare implies possible reasons: one certainly being the fact that Cassio is more likeable, agreeable, and easier to get along with than Iago. After the first scene of the play, it is hard to imagine anyone wanting to serve with Iago, or have him as a right-hand man. After all, he is not only disagreeable and egotistical in character, but he also lies and backstabs ruthlessly. Cassio is easily to more trustworthy and reliable of the two candidates for Othello's lieutanant. The honesty and integrity of Iago is certainly called into question by the end of the first scene of the play, as the audience sees how conniving and deceitful the ensign can be. He talks behind peoples' backs, especially that of the boss he claims to have wanted to serve with. Of Othello, Iago states, "I do hate him as I do hell-pains / Yet for necessity of present life, / I must show out a flag and sign of love," (I, i,167-169). Iago compulsively lies to get what he wants or just to hurt people; and he destroys reputations out of malicious spite. There is also never an ounce of remorse in Iago, either. When the truth erupts at the end of the play, Iago has the audacity to accuse Emilia of being "mad," not him, and twist it around so that Emelia looks like a fool (V, ii,227). Iago has become morally corrupt prior to the start of the play -- if he ever had moral scruples to begin with.

Iago cultivates a deep-rooted hatred for Othello that propels his actions and the plot of the play. He covers Othello with racist slurs, calling him a "Barbary horse," for instance (I, i, 122). With unrestrained hatred, Iago unleashes a chain of unfortunate events that result in several deaths. In addition to destroying and indirectly murdering Othello and Desdemona, Iago also humiliates, manipulates, uses, and lies to his wife. When she finds out what wicked schemes Iago has wrought, Emilia cries, "You told a lie, an odious, damned lie; / Upon my soul, a lie, a wicked lie!" (V, ii,212-213). He loves not Emilia, either, calling her a "mistress" rather than his wife and finally calling her a "villainous whore" (V, ii,215; 267).

Therefore, nothing can engender sympathy for Iago. His actions are completely unjustified and wholly evil. Iago is an ultimate villain, someone with an inhumane and pathologically corrupt soul. He might have been wronged, and slighted, but it is questionable whether Iago ever felt genuinely hurt or sad. Iago never experiences human emotions like sorrow; his repertoire includes hatred, vengefulness, and anger. He never did seem to have loved Desdemona -- perhaps he only wanted to win her as a trophy or use her to further his career goals. Iago also does not care about serving Othello with shared political goals and visions. Instead, Iago only cares about his own power and prestige.

Works Cited

Shakespeare, William. Othello. Retrieved online: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/othello/full.html… [read more]

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