A Difficult Equation Charles Hsueh Difficulties should be seen as challenges to strive towards, hoping that one day; one can defend, control and solve the unsolvable equation. Permanent sickness may be an everlasting nightmare as it can affect patients in many ways yet losing hope should never be on the list. Similarly in an encouraging film, “A beautiful mind”, inspired by true events of the main character, John Nash who is unfortunately a victim trapped in the darkness and cannot escape from its claw. The story starts before his psychotic break, where he uses his unbelievable talent in mathematics and understanding to its fullest. Not long after, Nash becomes hallucinated with imaginary peers who give out negative advices such as being a spy and kill his own wife for him to follow. As the Movie concludes, he represented the symbol of hope that seems to never give up even to a point where the disease cannot be fixed and instead he controlled it. This proves that even in the darkest times there will still be an answer to every equation. It is just in a matter of time. The film is in some ways, quite fascinating as it gives those who feel rejected from the society a sense of similarity and belonging through the effects of brilliance, illness and its illusions thus breaking all the barriers that prevent unity of all individuals. To begin with, the film introduced brilliance of one whose thoughts and actions are different, thus it changes the society’s view on that particular. It is evident in the film that Nash has an outstanding talent and proved it by completing a remarkably high accomplishment in Howard without even attending a single class. He believes that classes can only destroy one’s creativity like a box full of conventions. Outside of the box, he walks yet only finds himself humiliated by surrounding peers. Similarly in nowadays, when one is unique or in another words, different among others, they find themselves either bullied or isolated away from society. Special education, also known as Spec Ed is one of the best examples of isolation. It proves how cruel society is, simply by separating them from the “normal” students. What the education systems are not realizing is that, separating them from the others will not benefit them but instead, harming their own futures as it may be greatly challenged with their abilities and unique qualities. They are simply blessed with unique purposes, nothing makes them different. It is not anymore a race or a sex problem, but instead throwing ugly apples out of the stock like they are utterly useless. We need to be united as one. Brilliance can also be dangerous alright, yet it does not give us the right to choose the paths for them. Believe it or not, special education classes also consists students that are so different to a point where they are abnormally intelligent in which makes “normal” an incapable choice for them. Just like Nash who is “the chosen one” that is forced to work in the pentagon as a code breaker. On the other hand, does he benefit? Aside from money, no he does not. In fact, he has no other choice but to follow what the society desires and if Nash disagrees, there would be consequences of him meeting death at his door due to the fact that the government will never risk having a brilliant man out there who is not on their side. This isn’t an illusion. It is the reality and the fate of those who are born with extraordinary abilities, in this case, brilliance. To conclude, the film, “A beautiful mind” relates those who are born with non- ordinary talents to be felt, cherished and most importantly, appreciated like they are no differ. Secondly, the film relates those who are currently ill with courage of never giving up and it thus creates a reminder of sickness being a breakable wall from unity with their loved ones. With a showcase of Schizophrenia, the name of the darkness who John is diagnosed, it shows that even…
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Sample Exercise：The decomposition of N2O5 proceeds according to the equation：
4NO2(g) + O2(g)
If the rate of decomposition of N2O5 at a particular instant in a reaction vessel is 4.2×10−7
mol · dm−3 · s−1，what is the rate of appearance of (a) NO2； (b) O2?
1 d[N 2 O5 ]
d[NO 2 ]
Lesson Summary(graphing systems)
A system of equations is defined as two or more equations that use the same variables. The solution to these equations, if one exists, is the point(s) of intersection between the lines.
To find the solution to a system of two equations by graphing:
Put the equations in slope-intercept form, if necessary.
Graph both equations on the same coordinate plane.
Plot the y-intercept
From the y-intercept, use the slope to find a second point on the line. Remember…
“The Cold Equations”
Question: Who should be blamed for the deaths of the miners/surveyors and the riots on frontier planet?
Marilyn Lee Cross John Barton The Company
Broke the law
Signs said “keep out”
Delayed Barton’s missions
Destroyed company property
Persuaded him to dump
medicine…jeopardized the lives of
Doesn’t care about others…is selfcentered
Goes on to the ship even though
she knows she shouldn’t (thought
there would be a fine which shows
that she knew she didn’t…
Solving Equations and Inequalities
One of the main goals in this course is to help students develop techniques for solving a wide variety of equations and inequalities, which in turn can be used to model real-life situations. This module will focus specifically on linear equations and inequalities.
An equation can be written in many different ways and still be the same equation. For example:
3x + y = 4 original equation
y = −3x…
Improved communication technique is of vital importance in many aspects of personal life, business, and even the future of the whole world. Based on personal experience and knowledge of social sciences (esp. psychology), the authors introduce a series of methods and techniques to help readers understand the mechanisms of communication and learn how to improve its efficiency.
The book starts by sorting out three conversations: The “What Happened”, Feelings, and Identity…
Chemical Reactions and Equations
The “Chemical Reactions and Equations” lab was to observe physical and chemical properties associated with chemical reactions, to make note of/document the evidence of the chemical reaction, to practice balancing equations, to predict the products that form from a reaction, and to have an understanding; did the elements bond, break apart, or did they switch partners in the reaction (determine what happened to the reactant/s as they formed new product/s)…
Paul Krugman, "Ricardo's Difficult Idea" RICARDO'S DIFFICULT IDEA The title of this paper is a play on that of an admirable recent book by the philosopher Daniel Dennett, Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life (1995). Dennett's book is an examination of the reasons why so many intellectuals remain hostile to the idea of evolution through natural selection -- an idea that seems simple and compelling to those who understand it, but about which intelligent people somehow…
to consider before purchasing the DVD movie club?
This problem is a perfect example of a system of linear equations. As you learned from your reading assignment in the textbook, a system of linear equations is when you have two or more related equations (the variables in each equation represents the same type of quantity). You also learned from your reading that a system of two equations may have one solution, no solution, or infinitely many solutions.
In my DVD movie club example, the solution…
reaction is performed. Most
often an increase in the concentration of the reactants also increases the rate of reaction. Likewise an increase in temperature will increase the rate of the reaction in accordance with the activation energy (Arrhenius Equation). In this lab we will examine both factors to determine the order of a reaction and the activation energy.
The Rate Law and Order of Reaction
Since the reaction rate is often dependent on the concentrations of the reactants the rate law is…