Essays Tagged: "proportions"

Proportions of Numbers and Magnitudes

Proportions of Numbers and MagnitudesIn the Elements, Euclid devotes a book to magnitudes (Five), ... 5.        In Book Seven, number replaces magnitude as the substance of ratios and proportions. A number is a multitude composed of units. Definition 20 states that 'Numbers are pro ... arts, of the second that the third is of the fourth.' Thus, there are three instances of numerical proportions:same multiple- 18 : 6 :: 6 : 2same part- 2 : 4 :: 4 : 8same parts- 5 : 6 :: 15 ...

(3 pages) 85 1 4.6 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Autobiographical elements in the works of Edgar Allan Poe

'There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in theproportions' (Biography on Poe 8). Edgar Alan Poe endured a very difficultlife and this is evident i ...

(6 pages) 182 0 4.1 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Tjis essay explains the evolution of the atomic theory and how it has changed over the last cenutry or so.

s time. In thelate seventeen hundreds John Dalton first discovered that elements combinein specific proportions because they are made of individual atoms. Forexample, hydrogen and chlorine always comb ...

(2 pages) 48 1 3.0 Jun/2002

Subjects: Science Essays


specimens which fascinates many people beyond all others. There is nothing too extraordinary in the proportions or appearance of ants, but it is their history and culture that induces a second look. T ...

(12 pages) 49 0 4.2 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Culture and Group Communication

event. The elements that combine to produce a given meaning - events and context - are in different proportions depending on the culture. The cultures of the world can be compared on a scale from high ...

(5 pages) 551 0 3.5 Jun/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

The Classification and Formation of Crystals

e imaginary lines passing through the center of the crystals. Minerals in each system share certain proportions and crystal form and many important optical properties.The six crystal systems are very ...

(2 pages) 41 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The Vitruvian Man. This is the famous artwork done by Leonardo da Vinci with the perfectly propotional man who is able to fit in a circle and a square.

that Leonardo da Vinci drew. This picture, drawn in pen and ink is a man that is made up of perfect proportions. The picture is a man who fits into a circle and a square by moving the positions of his ... is ten book series he is talking about the temples and says that the temples should be based on the proportions of man because the human body is the model of perfection. He continues saying that a man ...

(3 pages) 121 0 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

The reasons why Christmas is overrated, in paragraph format.

brats. Now It's A Wonderful Life, as if it weren't long enough in the first place, now reaches saga proportions while being interrupted every 1.5 minutes by an ad for, most appropriately, Crown Royal ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Chemistry of Beer

istry behind this enjoyed yet [stresses] dangerous intoxicant? Beer consists of three main chemical proportions: barley, hops and yeast [water is excluded]. It is through these three rudiments that an ...

(4 pages) 69 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Community Psychology essay discussing the idea of change and whether or not it is good for people as a whole.

so acute because the tragic evasions and defaults of several centuries have accumulated to disaster proportions". What I think he meant by this is, we learn from our teachers, and we cannot be upset w ...

(4 pages) 127 3 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Sensation and perception.

mixture instead of a subtractive mixture. The three kinds of wavelengths are combined in different proportions to produce almost any colour of lights. So light of other colours is useless to combine ...

(3 pages) 221 0 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Divorce and its effect on family life.

, while its massive effects on women and subsequently family life continues to grow at overwhelming proportions.Divorce is one of the most painful and unwelcome public topics one can address in our mo ...

(9 pages) 584 0 3.9 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Film Noir, a distinctly American genre, but with a French name.

nd massive staircase, and trapped by the heavy doors. The ship is tossed by a storm of supernatural proportions. Only the rats survive the journey. The vampire's death scene finds him enclosed in a sm ...

(7 pages) 195 0 2.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

Distinguish between the law of diminishing returns and returns to scale.

turns to scale.The law of diminishing returns is also called the law of variable proportion, as the proportions of each factor of production employed keep changing as more of one factor is added. In a ...

(3 pages) 24864 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Markets & Exchanges

Is bigger really better?

easingly fat--we reward ourselves with food! The fast food businesses realize this and offer larger proportions for a better value, therefore causing Americans to become obese and unhealthy.In her ess ... t we would rather have too much of something than too little of something. She believes that bigger proportions have caused Americans to become obese (over 30% larger than their ideal body weight) and ...

(3 pages) 61 2 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Influence of Neo-Platonism on Michelangelo throughout his carrer.

erial at hand. Michelangelo was famous for his ability to harmonize the design of a statue with the proportions of the block of marble. Several artists had attempted to carve the block, which eventual ... view of art was further developed by Ghiberti. In his Commentaries, he argued that the mathematical proportions of the human body were the basis of its beauty. Alberti argued that artistic beauty was ...

(7 pages) 48 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Corporate Goverance

report (Orr, 1992) suggested, "Britain's auditors and corporate chiefs faced a collapse of Enronian proportions" a similar argument was made by Peter Waterhouse Coopers (1999, p.32001) claims, "Busine ...

(4 pages) 355 0 2.9 Jan/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Plasma Telivision

reen and blue - which are evenly distributed on the screen. By combining these colours in different proportions, the television can produce the entire colour spectrum. The central element in a fluores ...

(4 pages) 71 1 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

The Truth of the Cafta Treaty. About the Free Trade Agreement between the US and Central America

own Trade Representative sent a letter to Congress. The importance of such agreement is of terrible proportions to the well being of the nations of the region and it is up to this countries to look ou ...

(5 pages) 77 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

An examination of Theodor Adorno's essay # 90 in Minima Moralia.

# 90Capitalism, by the time Thedor Adorno wrote Minima Moralia, had grown in influence and power to proportions unimaginable by even Marx. Adorno wished to demonstrate the omnipresence of Capitalism; ...

(2 pages) 41 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies