# Philosophy 1: What is Art?Philosophy 1: What is Art?

**PHILOSOPHY**

**Philosophy 1: What is Art?Philosophy 1: What is Art?**

The philosophical definition of art is a subject of controversy. Traditionally, though, art should have properties of representation, expression, and formality. What this means is that in order to…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**Will legal documents prepared abroad be an advantage in an American court or not?My question is…**

From a business perspective, legal documents prepared abroad will be an advantage assuming, of course, that they are (a) cheaper than those produced here (which is the whole point of outsourcing…

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**THE KITE RUNNER**

**In the Kite Runner how does Amir’s relationship with the past contribute to the meaning of the…**

In many ways, one could argue that Amir’s relationship with the past is what makes up the entire novel and is driving the action. As Amir recounts his entire life was based around trying to deal…

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**POLITICAL SCIENCE**

**What are some examples of legislation/laws that the Green Party of the United States would pass…**

The Green Party has an agenda that reaches well beyond simply advocating for the environment. Here are some examples of laws that they say (go to their website to see more) they would like to…

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**THE PIANO LESSON**

**Why is it important that the piano is a musical instrument?**

This is an interesting point of discussion. On one hand, the piano represents a particular level of talent and focus required to play it. This is seen in Berniece. While she no longer wishes to…

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**DEATH OF A SALESMAN**

**What is the catharsis in Death of a Salesman?**

In Arthur Miller’s play, Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman, the main character, has for years been living among the illusions of the past. He thinks the world should be as it was, never changing as,…

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**SCIENCE**

**What is the centripetal force and speed of?A car drives around a circle with a radius of 100 m on…**

When the car is negotiating the curve, the car has a centripetal force directed towards the centre of the curvature. The radius of curvature is given to be 100m. The centripetal force if give by Fc…

**HISTORY**

**Discuss the causes of the Scientific Revolution in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth…**

There are two categories of causes that were most important in bringing about the Scientific Revolution. They are A) changes in thinking and B) changes in technology. The changes in thinking came…

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**ARTS**

**What are some primary characteristics of Nonwestern music?**

There are, of course, many kinds of music from nonwestern cultures. They do not all share any particular characteristics — they can differ from Western music in many ways. Perhaps the most…

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**ESSAY LAB**

**I need help creating a piece of description writing documenting “Life After People”. Descriptive…**

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**THE GREAT GATSBY**

**What is revealed about Gatsby in the flashback about “James Gatz” in Chapters 5 and 6 of The…**

Several elements are revealed about Gatsby in the detailing of his former life. The most pressing of which is that Gatsby is an embodiment of the American ideal of being able to create one’s own…

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**THE GLASS MENAGERIE**

**How does religion relate to the major theme of the play The Glass Menagerie?**

As an Expressionistic play, The Glass Menagerie is replete with symbolism and imagery. Much of this imagery, such as the religious imagery, serves to underscore the theme of Appearance vs….

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**MACBETH**

**In Macbeth, suggest a quote that proves why Macduff doesn’t see Macbeth crowned.**

He’s beginning to have doubts about the way that MacBeth became king. Also, he’s still in mourning, and I think he’s not really in favor of Macbeth becoming the king.

**A TIME TO KILL**

**In A Time to Kill, when a Memphis TV crew requests to be allowed to film the hearing, what does…**

The brief answer to this is that Judge Willard Bullard does not allow the Memphis TV crew to film the preliminary hearing. Bullard actually goes a bit beyond just refusing to allow them to film…

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**PHYSICS**

**Prove that a projectile launched at 45 degrees would travel the farthest.**

If a projectile is launched at an angle L to the horizontal, its initial velocity V can be divided into a component along the x-axis denoted by Vx and a component along the y-axis denoted by Vy….

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**THE SCARLET LETTER**

**What favor does Chillingworth think he is doing for Dimmesdale?**

In Chapter 9, Chillingworth becomes the “medical adviser” to Dimmesdale. This is an ironic relationship, of course, because the audience knows (or will soon know) that the cause of Dimmesdale’s…

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**UNCLE TOM’S CABIN**

**In Uncle Tom’s Cabin, how is the novel an example of American slavery and freedom, focusing on…**

The subtitle of Stowe’s work as, “Life Among the Lowly” might help to bring out how the book depicts a life of enslavement and its pursuit of freedom. Stowe’s depiction of Tom is one in which…

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**HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS**

**In “Hills Like White Elephants,” how does Hemingway use simple, direct language to create a…**

You have identified a key aspect to Hemmingway’s tone in writing that is very distinctive. Certainly his detached tone is incredibly important in this story, as part of its sheer brilliance is the…

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**WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE**

**Should we still be reading Shakespeare? If so, why?**

I think it’s still important to know Shakespeare’s plays because they are part of our cultural legacy. When people have some knowledge of lots of Shakespeare’s plays, it binds us together….

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**THE REVOLT OF ‘MOTHER’**

**How does Freeman reveal Mother’s character through description and figurative language in the…**

A simile is used to describe Mother. Figurative language is a comparison. Figurative language is used to describe Motherâ€™s newfound strength. When the minister comes, she holds her ground. She…

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**SPEECH AND DRAMA TEACHERS**

**Why should communicators take an audience-centered approach to communication?**

Developing a rapport with the audience is seen as a vital component in any communication, especially more so with public speaking. In taking an audience- centered approach to communication, there…

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**THE RAVEN**

**What is the speaker feeling and doing at the beginning of “The Raven”?**

According to the various famous verses from the poem that, to this day, many can say with their eyes closed: Once upon a midnight dreary While I pondered, weak and weary Upon many and…

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**CINEMA**

**What might economic determinist/Marxist theory say about The Breakfast Club?**

There are some interesting elements to Marxist thought that could be seen in Hughes’ work. The most striking would be in the first half of the film. The clique and social stratification that…

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**MATH**

**How much time will be required by 1 single large pipe to fill the pool in the following case?…**

I take that all the small pipes and all the large pipes fill at the same rate. Now 4 small pipes fill the pool in 16 minutes, so 1 small pipe will take 16*4 = 64 minutes to fill the pool. When 4…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**How would criminal justice function differently if defendants had no right to a trial by jury of…**

In a system without jury trials, it would be more difficult for defendants to be acquitted of the charges against them. This is because the system would be more of a closed system, an insiders’…

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**THE GIFT OF THE MAGI**

**In the story The Gift of the Magi how does O. Henry uses irony to develop the theme of the story?**

In the story The Gift of the Magi O. Henry uses irony to develop the theme of the story by presenting us with two characters who are described as “silly” or “foolish”, because they are young, in…

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**MATH**

**What is the increasing linear function if f(f(x))=4x+3 ?**

Since given that f(x) is a linear function, then we will assume that: f(x) = ax+ b Then, f(f(x)) = a(ax+b) + b ==> f(f(x))= (a^2) x + (ab + b) = 4x+3. Now we will compare both sides. ==>…

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**MATH**

**Solve in [0,2pi] arcsin2x = -1/2**

arcsin2x= -1/2 We will use the trigonometric identities to find arcsin2x. We know that if sin(a) = -1/2 , then a = pi/6 in the third and fourth quadrants because the sine is negative, Then, we know…

**MATH**

**Determine the real numbers a, c if the points (1;2) and (0;3) are on the graph of f(x)=ax^2+x+c.**

We are given that the points (1,2) and (0, 3) are on the graph of f(x)=ax^2+x+c. We can write the following equations: 3 = a*0 + 0 + c = c and 2 = a +1 +c = a + c + 1 Now from the first equation…

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**MATH**

**Given the functions f(x) = x^2 – 3x + 2 and g(x) = 2x-1, find x if fog(x) = 0.**

I assume the functions are as follows: f(x) = x^2-3x+2 and g(x) = 2x-1. Now we need to find x for fog (x) = 0 f(g(x)) = f(2x-1) = (2x -1)^2 – 3(2x – 1) + 2 =0 => 4x^2 + 1- 4x – 6x + 3 + 2 =0…

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**BUSINESS**

**What are the new trends in advertisement?**

Online advertising become more and more popular while PR ranks second as it is quite efficent.The traditional marketing measure such as press or newspaper are loosing their market…

**MATH**

We have to find x using the equation (x+1)^1/2 = 5 – x (x+1)^1/2 = 5 – x square both the sides x+1 = 5^2 + x^2 – 10x => x + 1 = 25 + x^2 – 10x => x^2 – 11x + 24 = 0 => x^2 – 8x – 3x + 24 =…

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**MATH**

**What is a if the equation has real roots? ax^2+(3a-1)x+a+3=0**

What is a if the equation has real roots? ax^2+(3a-1)x+a+3=0. The discriminant of Ax^2+Bx+C = B^2-4AC. If the discriminant is positive then Ax^2+Bx+c = 0 has real roots. So the discriminant of the…

**HISTORY**

**What was Austria’s ultimatum to Serbia ? (WWI)**

An ultimatum is a “do this, or else” sort of a statement that one country makes to another. In this case, Austria-Hungary was telling Serbia that Austria would go to war unless Serbia did a number…

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**THE SCARLET LETTER**

**How and what does Pearl play with? What does this say about her awareness and maturity?Any…**

In Chapter 6, Pearl is three years old. It is in this chapter that the details of who she is and how she plays are outlined. In the same way that her mother is shunned socially, little Pearl is…

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**MATH**

Find x, log5 x+logx 5 =5/2. log5 x + logx 5 = 5/2. log5 x + 1/log5 x = 5/2 (log5 x)^2 + 1= (5/2)(log5 x) => 2 (log5 x)^2 + 2 = (5)( log5 x). => 2log(5 x)^2 – 5 (log5 x) +2 = 0. Is…

**THINGS FALL APART**

**In Things Fall Apart, what is the purpose and message of Okonwo’s suicide?**

One way of approaching this question is to consider what Okonkwo might represent or symbolise. Throughout his life he takes upon himself the role of the preserver of the tribal heritage and…

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**MATH**

We’ll re-write the equation, moving the terms in x to the left side and the terms without x, to the right side. lg(x+1) – lg9 = 1 – lgx lg(x+1) + lgx = 1 + lg9 We’ll re-write 1 as lg 10 lg(x+1) +…

**SCIENCE**

**with the industrial reactions ‘Haber Process’ and ‘Contact Process’ , talk about all the ways…**

In a chemical process along with the main reaction many side reactions are also taking place. Due to side reactions raw materials are converted to products which are not required. Hence due to side…

**MATH**

**Solve the system x+y=5 x^2+y^2=13**

This is a symmetric system and we’ll use the sum and the product to solve it. We’ll note x+y = S and xy = P. x^2 + y^2 = (x+y)^2 – 2xy x^2 + y^2 = S^2 – 2P We’ll re-write the system in S and P. S =…

**MATH**

**What is x if (log2 x)^2+log2 (4x)=4?**

First, we’ll use the product rule of logarithms and we’ll re-write the term log2 (4x). log2 (4x) = log2 4 + log2 x log2 (4x) = log2 2^2 + log2 x We’ll apply the power rule of logarithms: log2 (4x)…

**MATH**

**x1 and x2 are the solutions of x^2+5x-7=0. Prove that x1^3+x2^3 is an integer.**

We know that the roots of an equation, substituted in the equtaion, they verify it. We’ll substitute x1 and x2 in the original equation: x1^2 + 5×1 – 7 = 0 (1) x2^2 + 5×2 – 7 = 0 (2) We’ll add…

**MATH**

**Given z=(-1+i*square root3)/2 demonstrate that z^2=z^-1**

We know that z^-1 represents the conjugate of the complex number z. If z = x + i*y, then z^-1 = x – i*y We’ll raise to square the given z: z^2 =(-1+i*sqrt3)^2/4 We’ll expand the square: z^2 = (1 -…

**MATH**

**Verify if f(x)=ln[(1-x)/(1+x)] is odd.**

For a function to be odd, the rule states that: f(-x) = – f(x) We’ll substitute x by -x in the given expression of f(x): f(-x) = ln[(1+x)/(1-x)] ln[(1+x)/(1-x)] = ln [1/(1-x)/(1+x)] We’ll apply…

**MATH**

**Verify if sin15=(6^1/2-2^1/2)/4.**

We’ll consider that 15 is the half of 30 degrees. We’ll write the formula for the sine of the half angle: sin (a/2) = sqrt [(1-cos a)/2] We’ll put a = 30 and we’ll get; sin (30/2) = sqrt [(1-cos…

**MATH**

**Given that a+b = pi/2, prove that sin 2a+sin 2b=2cos(a-b)?**

We have a + b = pi/2 => a = pi/2 – b => 2a = pi – 2b Now sin 2a + sin 2b => sin 2a + sin (pi – 2b) As sin ( pi – x) = sin x => sin 2a + sin 2b => 2 sin a cos a + 2 sin b cos b…

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**HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS**

**How can I analyze Hemingway’s story “Hills Like White Elephants” using Freud’s theories from…**

This complex question can get only the briefest answer in this format but it will guide you to further thought and investigation. Freud’s letter to Wilhelm Fliess, dated Vienna, November 14, 1897,…

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**ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND**

**How is their realism in this book? If there is realism, what lines in the book show it?I’m…**

Realism in English literature equals to Victorian era. Many authors in Victorian era (Bronte sisters for example) used fantastic elements in their works and they still belong to realism. Alice is…

**IMMANUEL KANT**

**What is a Kantian moral agent?**

In the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, a moral agent is a being that is in control of its own choices. It is something that is autonomous (at least with regard to its moral choices) — nothing can…

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**PHYSICS**

**What is the velocity in the following case? A person moves 10 miles towards the north and takes…**

The formula for velocity is displacement / time. Now the person travels 10 miles towards the north and 5 miles towards the east. The displacement of the person from the starting time is given by…

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