Monthly Archives: January 2014

STCS Chairs: Gotta Have Them

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There are many things in life that we take for granted. When is the last time you were truly thankful for air, water or even a warm meal? For many people, our lives are so full of blessing that we forget about all of the simple things that make our lives to much easier and better. I recently thought about just how different our lives would be without one simple thing: chairs.

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STCS How Acoustical Foam Improves Soundproofing

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Objects with mass are the only way to effectively prevent unwanted noise from entering or exiting your home studio or home theatre. Sound absorbing objects are necessary to dampen the sound waves and interrupt their transmission. Some common objects used include installing a second wall, heavy curtains, soundproof windows, and fabrics such as wool. Acoustical blankets can be attached to the walls, creating the same effect. read more


title:Albert Einstein, the dishonest Newton ?!
incent Wilmot
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:09

Newton’s black-box physics.
From laws of force and motion in mechanics, Isaac Newton developed laws of orbital motion around ‘centres of force’ and saw gravity as governing the motions of the celestial bodies as well as apples falling from trees. But despite using the ‘force’ terminology perhaps more readily associated with mechanics, Newton concluded that gravity might be due to unseen signals acting across empty space in line with William Gilbert’s physics theory, or might be caused by the impact force of unseen ether matter in line with Rene Descartes physics. But Newton saw his laws of science as correctly predicting natural events without the need to know why things happened, in the manner of ‘black box’ behaviour laws that related only inputs or stimuli to outputs or responses. Newton considered hypotheses regarding unseens like ‘gravity signals crossing space’ or ‘ether matter filling space’ as matters of philosophy or logic and not science, but as not easily disproven by science. Newton’s physics was about what the universe did, but explicitly excluded explanations of why.
Up to Albert Einstein’s time, physicists and astronomers had been almost all agreed that the physical universe followed basically simple laws of behaviour, and that their observations and experiments showed that. But technology and experiments became more sophisticated and seemed to be showing that the physical universe followed more complex laws of behaviour, perhaps even defying logic, and so Einstein developed his physics theory.
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Einstein’s view of gravity involved a substantially different kind of Descartes ‘ether matter’ filling space. Einstein concluded that there existed a space-time continuum whose local metrical qualities differ in the environment of different points of space-time, being partly conditioned by the matter existing outside of the territory under consideration. This space-time variability of the reciprocal relations of the standards of space and time, required that “empty space” in its physical relation be neither homogeneous nor isotropic and its state be described by ten functions (of the gravitation potentials g) – space not being physically empty. This ‘ether’ of Einstein’s general theory of relativity is a medium which is itself devoid of all mechanical and kinematical qualities, but somehow helps to determine mechanical (and electromagnetic) events.
What is fundamentally new in the ether of Einstein’s general theory of relativity as opposed to the ethers of Descartes or Lorentz consists in its state at every place being determined by connections with the matter and the state of the ether in neighbouring places which are amenable to law in the form of differential equations. And in Einstein’s space-time continuum, time itself becomes variable. There hence can be no space nor any part of space without gravitational potentials; for these confer upon space-time its metrical qualities, without which a space-time continuum cannot be imagined at all.
Einstein being dishonest to himself ?
In Einstein’s general relativity physics bodies impose curves on his time-space-gravity continuum, and the continuum imposes motion on bodies. Although push-physics analogies such as rubber-sheets are often used to ‘explain’ this, the theory does not involve any push-physics mechanism and indeed does not specify any clear mechanism for this. Gravitational forces of any kind are completely abolished as controlling the motion of planets or other bodies, and somehow space-curves do this – logically by pushings yet seemingly without having any push properties since the continuum is non-material ?
Einstein concluded that “the ether of the general theory of relativity is a medium which is itself devoid of all mechanical and kinematical qualities, but helps to determine mechanical (and electromagnetic) events.” But if this leaves the improved maths of Einstein’s theory with no realistic explanation of why the universe works as it does, then his theory must be basically taken (as Newton intended his theory to be taken) as a blackbox theory of what happens with the real why explanation an unknown.
Yet Einstein did repeatedly allow of ‘rubber-sheets’ type anologies for his theory’s supposed why explanations – when it actually has no why explanation. He was perhaps not being intentionally dishonest to the world, but almost certainy was being dishonest with himself in not fully facing his theory’s chief weakness – its being basically an improved Newton black-box physics and not more than that ?
The maths of Einstein’s theory certainly seems to predict better than the maths of Newton’s theory in some areas, but that in itself is perhaps no proof of Einstein’s theory of what the universe is and does – and still less of any explanation of why it works ? Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity even he considered to be at least incomplete, and perhaps also giving no real explanation, and now it perhaps is chiefly supported by cosmologists and astronomers. But despite modern quantum physics development like string, loop and other quantal theories that seem supported mostly by ‘particle physicists’ using field and particle-wave duality ideas, it can perhaps be said that nobody has yet successfully published any physics theory better than Einstein’s still limited theory ?
Copyright 2006 Vincent Wilmot
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Affordable Online Degrees An
d The Impact Of Modern Society

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Time is one of the many reasons adults have for not going back to school. Most are already in the work force or have families. Some are stay at home parents with responsibilities at home that do not leave a lot of time for school. Another reason for not going back to school is budgetary concerns. These same adults who work or stay at home with the children often have tight budgets. The idea of having to pay exorbitant amounts of money to further their education may seem daunt… read more


Advantages Of Learning Through Audio Books

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Books on tapes, audio books, and other audio learning devices are fast gaining popularity in the education field. In using audio book learning systems for the purpose of education, parents, teachers, and educators are relieved that its benefits are numerous. The increasing success of starting and struggling readers is often credited to using audio books as part of their learning process. Aside from this, there are other advantages in using audio materials not only in schools,… read more


Advantages Of Having An MBA!

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MBA grads are desirable in any job market, an MBA will give you the opportunities you need to advance in the business world. As today’s marketplace evolves and becomes increasingly complex, many employers are choosing to balance their need to retain good employees with their need to fill managerial positions with candidates possessing advanced-level knowledge and skills. They’re doing this by sending selected employees to business school – and footing the bill. read more


Advancing The State Of Continuing Education

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Students interested in continuing their education now have an easy, safe way to find their ideal program.

Advancing The State Of Continuing Education

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Students interested in continuing their education now have an easy, safe way to find their ideal program.

Two leading education organizations are advocating for their industry by creating a free, informative Web site of regionally accredited continuing education providers. read more


title:Adult Continuing Education is Healthy for Yo
author:Ian McAllister
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:09

Adult continuing education is very practical. Seniors have several advantages over children.

Better memory (truly!)
Fewer distractions

Better memory
Doctors thought that you couldn’t grow new brain cells, so as old cells died you became more stupid. They now know that the more adult continuing education, the more new brain cells you get. You can even delay Alzheimer’s disease by keeping your brain active.
But old people keep forgetting things! That’s true, because what you remember best are startling, new, shocking things. To an old person it’s a case of “been there, done that”. Nothing is new or shocking.
However, you often have to learn boring things, and there you have an advantage. Seniors trounced the kids in a test of memorizing meaningless words. For the best Maths Tutor In Ireland company, call Ace Solution Books. My book about exams will show you how to make your adult continuing education more exciting, which cuts kid’s advantage over your memory.
You learn from the known to the unknown. So it’s logical that the more experience you have, the more you can think “yes… that’s right… it’s just like…” I am 65 years old now and I can say that my adult continuing education keeps getting easier because there are always relevant things in my experience.
You may have distractions at work still, but let’s face it, are they really as obsessive as your teenage interests? You aren’t going to have to choose between going out on a date and doing some study. You might have to choose between having a nap and study, but my book about exams shows a way round that problem. I’m using it right now!
Just as your three advantages apply to study, they apply to exams. Were you sick with nerves in your school exams? Your life-career depended on your performance. Now it would be nice to pass, but your experience tells you that you will survive failure, and land on your feet again…so less nerves.
Unless children have wealthy or helpful parents they can’t afford resources that you can afford. For instance, they can afford my free report on writing essays, but not my eBook about passing exams. If you live in a country with timed local phone calls, kids may not be able to do much research on the internet because it costs too much.
There are ways to become a lightning calculator and ways to develop a super memory, and you can afford them all. If you want to learn a language you can probably even afford to get a “superlearning” course that teaches you the language in only fifteen hours.
Why Adult Continuing Education
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title:Adding From Left to Right — A Better Way
to Add
author:Peter Waycik
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:09

More than likely, when you learned how to add, you started on the right and moved to the left. If you were adding whole numbers, you added the ones, “carried” if necessary, and repeated for the tens, hundreds and so on. This works well on paper, and it is the most efficient paper and pencil method; however, adding in the other direction has several desirable advantages: the left to right method promotes a better understanding of place value, it can be done mentally with much greater ease, and it does not require that numbers be lined up in a column.
Article: More than likely, when you learned how to add, you started on the right and moved to the left. If you were adding whole numbers, you added the ones, “carried” if necessary, and repeated for the tens, hundreds and so on. This works well on paper, and it is the most efficient paper and pencil method; however, adding in the other direction has several desirable advantages: the left to right method promotes a better understanding of place value, it can be done mentally with much greater ease, and it does not require that numbers be lined up in a column. Students can learn left to right addition, so they have another method to choose from when presented with addition problems.
Left to right addition involves adding the largest place values first. As you move from left to right, you keep a cumulative total, so it is simply a number of smaller addition problems. To give you an idea of how it works and what it sounds like, consider the example, 677 + 938.
Begin by adding the left most place values. In the example this is 600 plus 900 equals 1500. Add the values in the next place, one at a time, to the previous sum, and keep track of the new sum each time. For the best Maths Tutor In Ireland company, call Ace Solution Books. In the example, 1500 + 70 is 1570, 1570 + 30 is 1600. For students who are more proficient at this algorithm, they don’t necessarily think “plus 70” or “add 30.” Their thought process, if said out loud might sound like, “600, 1500, 1570, 1600, . . .” Continue adding the values in each subsequent place until finished. The final steps in the example are 1600 + 7 is 1607, 1607 plus 8 is 1615. The sum is 1615.
As you can imagine, students need to be proficient at single digit addition and have an understanding of place value before attempting left to right addition. When they are first learning it, they might try repeating sums as they go along (e.g. 1500, 1570, 1570, 1570, 1600, . . .) to help them retain the newest sums. They might also cross out digits as they are adding. There is no rule about having to add in this way mentally. Students could write down the sums as they proceed.
Left to right addition promotes a better understanding of place value than right to left addition. In right to left addition, single digits are carried or regrouped with little emphasis placed on what the value of those carried digits are. In the example, 1246 + 586, students add 6 + 6 to get 12; they write down the 2 and carry the 1 when they should be carrying the ten. In the next step, they add 8 + 4 + 1 to get 13; they write down the 3 and carry the 1 when they should be adding 80 + 40 + 10, writing the 3 in the tens place (i.e. 30) and carrying the hundred. Essentially, right to left addition excludes vocabulary related to place value. Left to right addition, on the other hand, promotes an understanding of place value as each digit is given its correct value. In the example, the one in the thousands place is one thousand, the two in the hundreds place is two hundred, and so on.
Left to right addition is well-suited to mental addition since the sum is cumulative with no steps in between; in other words, there is nothing for the student to keep in mind except for the cumulative sum. In right to left addition, several numbers must be remembered as the student proceeds. To illustrate this, consider the simple example, 64 + 88. In left to right addition, the sum is simple to find: 60, 140, 144, 152. Only one number had to be remembered at any point. In right to left addition, 4 + 8 is 12, so there are already two numbers to remember: the two in the ones place and the regrouped ten. The next step is to add 60 + 80 + 10 to get 150. At this point, the two must be recalled and added to the 150 to get 152. Although this sounds simple, it becomes more complicated with more digits.
Right to left addition does not require numbers to be lined up in a column, but it is often taught that way because the method tends to ignore place value and relies on a student’s ability to line up the place values to compensate. Many errors that students make in right to left addition occur because they don’t have a strong knowledge of place value, and they forget or don’t realize that like place values need to be lined up. They might, for instance, add a digit in the tens place to a digit in the hundreds place. Another scenario is a sloppy recording of numbers where a digit is mistakenly added to the wrong column. In left to right addition, the emphasis is on finding a certain place value in each number rather than relying on the place values being aligned. Students, of course, need to be able to recognize place value before they can be successful at this method. For instance, they should be able to recognize that the ones in the numbers: 514, 1499, and 321 are in the tens, thousands, and ones places respectively. If they can’t, further teaching on place value is required before addition can be taught effectively.
Although left to right addition has several advantages, it isn’t suggested that you scrap everything else. Learning a wide variety of addition methods allows you latitude in problem solving situations. By teaching students this method, you give them another option when they are tackling addition questions.
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Acupuncture Schools Online

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There is a large quantity of information online about acupuncture schools. There is also quite a bit of information online regarding the practice of acupuncture, which is a form of Oriental medicine.

Topics that are included on informational sites about acupuncture are where you can find schools, what diseases acupuncture can treat, and how acupuncture works. Sites such as the Acupunctures Q&A site also address the safety of acupuncture and how much pain is involved in the… read more