Essays Tagged: "tangents"

Sir Issac Newton

th, Newton's first achievement was in mathematics. In 1666, he generalized the methods used to draw tangents to curve and to calculate the area swept by curves. He recognized that the two procedures w ...

(1 pages) 48 1 3.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History


cceleration. A displacement-time graph helps to determine a velocity-time graph by the slope of the tangents. This data can later be used to determine an acceleration-time graph. In a velocity- ...

(1 pages) 37 0 3.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

A Review of the Columbian Exchange

ct matter and does not always provide enough evidence for his claims. In some cases, however, these tangents allowed the reader to better understand the point he was trying to make, but mostly it make ...

(6 pages) 130 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Analasys chapter 1 "catcher in the rye"

fe to his brother D.B.'s life. We can learn from this shift of topic that Holden loves to go off on tangents. I think that the author does this to teach us something about Holden's personality. I thin ...

(2 pages) 14 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Who Do You Love? Comparative Essay on Ch.10 and Ch.11 in The Whole Family a book by 12 authors.

ggy and Harry Goward. There are many occasions when the narrator gets completely off subject. These tangents emphasize the fact that a young boy is narrating this chapter. During an account of a certa ...

(3 pages) 15 0 4.4 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Etymiology of the word CAT.

ine pet that many people have in their homes. However the word cat itself has branched of into many tangents to give us many different meanings of the word. The roots of cat can be found in Latin with ...

(2 pages) 16 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Commentary on Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

eel that this makes him the real writer that literature has been missing. Every one has gone off on tangents in his or her mind about the most absurd things. People tend to be 'paranoid' about many th ...

(3 pages) 22 0 4.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

AOS imaginitive journies

ly in the imaginative sense, is a process by which the traveller encounters a series of challenges, tangents and serendipitous discoveries to arrive finally, at a destination and/or transformation.(Te ...

(6 pages) 42 0 1.7 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Roughing It Review

r lend an entertaining moment. Even though I often wonder about how Twain started speaking of these tangents I thoroughly enjoyed them. It made the book seem less factual and more fictional. I also fe ...

(2 pages) 417 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


7.Calculus was mainly developed to solve two types of problems ¡V the determination of tangents to curves, fig.1, and the calculation of area, fig. 2, especially for irregular shapes. Bot ...

(3 pages) 18 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Grace Hopper biography

rs. Her first assignment with Mark I was to "have the coefficients for the interpolation of the arc tangents completed [in about one week]"… not a problem for Grace. She would then be the third ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Von Koch Investigation

h introduced the construction of the Koch curve on his paper called, "On a continuous curve without tangents, constructible from elementary geometry".In this mathematical task, I am going to investiga ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 Jan/2013

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics