Essays Tagged: "s center"

Biography of the great mathematican Eratosthenes.

EratosthenesEratosthenes was born in Cyrene. There he read about a vertical well near Syene. At noon once ... was born in Cyrene. There he read about a vertical well near Syene. At noon once a year, the well was totally lit up by the sun's rays. He measured the angle of it's shadow by placing a post on the sh ... the angle of it's shadow by placing a post on the shadow at that time and date. He finally made an assumption that the Earth is round and that the sun's rays are parallel. Eratosthenes remembered from ...

(1 pages) 39 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Alexander Technique and Pregnancy.

Pregnancy and the Alexander TechniqueThe Alexander Technique can be useful throughout not only the pregnancy and delivery of the child, but also after the baby is born. ... hout not only the pregnancy and delivery of the child, but also after the baby is born. The mother is experiencing drastic changes in her body. Her center of gravity is shifted as the baby grows large ... g drastic changes in her body. Her center of gravity is shifted as the baby grows larger; her body is called upon to work harder than it ever has before during delivery, and caring for a rapidly growi ...

(4 pages) 52 0 2.6 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

What is a black hole?

What is a black hole?A black hole is a region of space that has so much mass concentrated in it that there ... gion of space that has so much mass concentrated in it that there is no way for a nearby object to escape its gravitational pull.If you threw the rock straight up in the air hard enough, you could mak ... pull.If you threw the rock straight up in the air hard enough, you could make it escape the planet's gravity entirely. It would keep on rising forever. The speed with which you need to throw the rock ...

(3 pages) 89 2 3.9 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Write an essay to discuss Kohlberg's stages of moral development

Working as a developmental psychologist then turning his interest to the field of moraleducation, Lawrence Ko ... urning his interest to the field of moraleducation, Lawrence Kohlberg became to be well known for his theory of moral development. His theory spurred the interest of the psychological community on mor ... is theory spurred the interest of the psychological community on moral development (Nucci, 2002). His ideas were influenced by Jean Piaget, John Dewey, and James Mark Baldwin. He argued that experienc ...

(5 pages) 257 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Choose Three Careers in Geology, and explain what they do.

The three careers I chose were geophysics, hydrogeology and volcanology. The average yearly pay for a geophysicist w ... ydrogeology and volcanology. The average yearly pay for a geophysicist would be about $72,500 dollars. The average wage of a hydrogeologist would be about $58,900 dollars a year. The average pay of a ... age wage of a hydrogeologist would be about $58,900 dollars a year. The average pay of a volcanologist would be about $64,400 dollars a year. If one were to work in any of these three categories, the ...

(2 pages) 32 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

Essay on the idea of marginality expressed by Bell Hooks

From its humble beginnings in 1776, the United States has been a bright beacon of equality, whose light has ... s in 1776, the United States has been a bright beacon of equality, whose light has attracted millions of immigrants from all parts of the world. Yet, this heavily sought equality is still a fleeting i ... sought equality is still a fleeting ideal, an ideal not enjoyed by a portion of our population. These people, whose numbers have been displaced, oppressed, and dominated, represent the margins of our ...

(4 pages) 43 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Finland Travel Guide

Finnish CultureLarge families were quite normal in the old Finnish agrarian society, with several generat ... e quite normal in the old Finnish agrarian society, with several generations often living under the same roof. Even in the first half of this century it was still common that a son brought his wife ho ... the first half of this century it was still common that a son brought his wife home to live with his parents. As the economy diversified, more and more people changed over to new occupations and left ...

(4 pages) 35 0 4.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Planet Earth (SCI350 Astronomy)

Planet EarthWelcome to planet Earth. Although Earth's basic structure is similar to several other planets, Earth is the only planet that is able to sust ... r to several other planets, Earth is the only planet that is able to sustain life. Actually, Earth is unique and special in many ways. Why does Earth, the third rock from the Sun, have the unique abil ... does Earth, the third rock from the Sun, have the unique ability to allow humankind to thrive on its surface? What makes this revolving ball capable of providing an atmosphere so conducive to humanki ...

(3 pages) 101 0 5.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Sally Ride: Space Explorer

Sally Ride was the first women in space. She is an accomplished student and author. Also has been on ... the first women in space. She is an accomplished student and author. Also has been on several flights to the moon, is respected as an astronaut, and professor. As you, can see she is many things and i ... n, is respected as an astronaut, and professor. As you, can see she is many things and id very successful.Ride was interested in science all the way from child hood and continued in science. Ride wasb ...

(2 pages) 14 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

Untitled

Where Ceramics Once Thrived by Charles Luce Watching a skilled ceramics artist shape a creation on the wheel is a ... g a skilled ceramics artist shape a creation on the wheel is a thrilling experience. Under her or his hands, a spinning blob of mud grows into a work of art. It's not unusual, after witnessing such a ... ng blob of mud grows into a work of art. It's not unusual, after witnessing such a display of virtuosity, for the audience to realize that the ware on their own kitchen shelves pales by comparison. So ...

(5 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Concern For Self-exclusion

Concern for Self-exclusion A well-known reporter for The Times Educational Supplement, Elaine Williams s ... well-known reporter for The Times Educational Supplement, Elaine Williams speaks of the concern and stability for young girls enrolled in school. In her article "Girls who give up", Williams reveals p ... ng girls enrolled in school. In her article "Girls who give up", Williams reveals personal encounters of exclusion from girls who attend pupil referral units. Through stereotyping, escaping peer probl ...

(2 pages) 399 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Antibiotics

Is Overuse of Antibiotic harmful? I believe that taking overuse of antibiotic is harmful, if you take ... overuse of antibiotic is harmful, if you take it a lot, what could happen to you. My topic is about the overuse of antibiotic. It's about people that take overuse of antibiotic, what it does t ... veruse of antibiotic. It's about people that take overuse of antibiotic, what it does to them, because it's really harmful. I choose my position is that I think it's harmful, which it is. I choose tho ...

(2 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Humanities : Good Deeds Gone Wrong

Human beings have the natural tendency to seek reciprocity when serving others. No matter how selfless the act, ... reciprocity when serving others. No matter how selfless the act, humans hold a glimmer of hope that something will come their way in the future. Therefore, I believe humans not so much see it as an ob ... eir way in the future. Therefore, I believe humans not so much see it as an obligation rather a bonus for them to serve others in their own community. The thinking is, if we serve others in our own co ...

(2 pages) 19 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Sex Discrimination

For centuries, worldly cultures have considered women to be the lesser, subservient sex. In the United States, w ... ltures have considered women to be the lesser, subservient sex. In the United States, when women first gained the right to vote with the 19th Amendment, they paraded signs that said ?Emancipation.? Al ... nt, they paraded signs that said ?Emancipation.? Along with the right to vote, the 19th Amendment was also a giant step in women?s liberation, and they saw this as a ?freedom,? of sorts, from the chai ...

(8 pages) 49 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Compare SUVs : Pontiac Aztec vs. Ford Escape

I did not have the keys to my Pontiac Aztek, so I decided to drive my sister's new Ford Escape to the grocery store. As I ... , so I decided to drive my sister's new Ford Escape to the grocery store. As I drove, I noted a few similarities, aside from the obvious four wheels and a steering wheel. These two vehicles are equipp ... m the obvious four wheels and a steering wheel. These two vehicles are equipped with anti-lock brakes and both are four-wheel drive. The fuel consumption of both is about the same during city driving. ...

(3 pages) 1566 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Robert E. Lee

Above all other Confederate generals, the most well known was Robert E. Lee. Lee was considered by most to be the most significant indi ... s considered by most to be the most significant individual in the entire Confederate Army, and he was a military genius. His military prowess was well known throughout the Civil War and was proven tim ... itary prowess was well known throughout the Civil War and was proven time after time again during his battle against the Union. Even though Lee sometimes made mistakes, he was, even then, able to adju ...

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Stop the abuse

The story of the life and death of a 6 year old girl by the name of Elisa made headlines in 1995. Her mo ... he life and death of a 6 year old girl by the name of Elisa made headlines in 1995. Her mother had used her head as a floor mop, and sexually abused her. A parent’s responsibility is to protect a ... abused her. A parent’s responsibility is to protect and care for their children. However that is not always the case. Child maltreatment whether abuse or just neglect is the leading cause of deat ...

(4 pages) 21 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Chicago Proposal

Executive Summary:When someone mentions the city of Chicago one of the first things that comes to mind is the ... someone mentions the city of Chicago one of the first things that comes to mind is the Sears Tower. Since the time that it was built, this superstructure has served the city as one of its greatest sym ... was built, this superstructure has served the city as one of its greatest symbols. Through rain or shine, the Sears Tower stands tall and proud integrating itself into everyday life. The Sears Tower, ...

(4 pages) 16 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

It talks about Galileo Galilei's life...

Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei, an Italian astronomer and physicist (February 15, 1564-January 8, 1642), has been called the founder of modern e ... d physicist (February 15, 1564-January 8, 1642), has been called the founder of modern experimental science. If it were not for his persistent questioning regarding the concept of the Ptolemaic geocen ... it were not for his persistent questioning regarding the concept of the Ptolemaic geocentric universe, his refinement of the telescope that he used to confirm his theory of a heliocentric universe, a ...

(4 pages) 0 0 0.0 Mar/2013

Subjects: Science Essays