Pythagorean Theorem

Geometry is a very broad field of mathematics composed of a wide range of tools that can be used for problem solving. In this module, you are going to research three examples of the implementation of geometry that would employ the use of the Pythagorean Theorem as a problem-solving tool.

The examples you find can come from several different fields of study and applications such as construction, city planning, highway maintenance, art, architecture, and communications, to name a few. The examples you find must clearly demonstrate the use of the Pythagorean Theorem as a tool. Your textbook—Chapter 10, “Modeling with Geometry”—would be a good reference to consult for some examples illustrating the use of the Pythagorean Theorem in applied situations.

For each example you share in your post, address the following:

  • Demonstrate the use of the Pythagorean Theorem in the solution of this problem.
  • How is the Pythagorean Theorem applied to help solve this problem in this application?
  • Why would the Pythagorean Theorem be applied instead of employing some other mathematical tool?
  • What tools, unique to this application, would be necessary to get the measurements needed to apply the Pythagorean Theorem?
  • Are there other geometrical concepts that are necessary to know in order to solve this problem?
  • Are there any modern tools that help solve this kind of problem that either provide a work around, or that rely heavily upon, the Pythagorean Theorem?

When constructing your response, consider the theories, examples, and concepts discussed in your readings this module, and refer to them to support your conclusions.

Write your initial response in a minimum of 200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

creating mind maps

complete mind map of chapters 44 and 45.  Be sure to include the all the rules, exceptions or defenses.

business law book 12th edition

 

You will be creating mind maps for this task.  There are two free programs you may use:  Fremind and Imindmap.  I believe Imindmap downloads with extra features that are free for 7 days and then you must pay, but the basic program is FREE.  It is just the bells and whistles that are only provided free for seven days.  You will find more information on mind maps below. \

Link to program: http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page#Download_and_install

Link to Imindmap:  http://www.thinkbuzan.com/us/?utm_nooverride=1&gclid=CJiA65Ce9asCFUKo4AodgwsjtQ

Here are some links to articles and tutorials about mindmapping:

Corporate Strategy tool:  http://www.mindmap.com/

Wikipedia article:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map

Link to Imindmap Tutorial:  http://www.thinkbuzan.com/us/support/tutorials

Link to YouTube Tutorial for FreeMind:    http://youtu.be/DsiwD4NMR68.

I have provided an example below. It is an incomplete mindmap.  There are two views of it:  one closed and the other partially open, so that you can see how you can keep adding issues and rules.

 

Closed Negotiable Instruments Mindmap (Note:  the mindmap is not complete)

PARTIALLY OPEN MINDMAP

 

Environmental problems caused by such extensive plastic bag use.

In 2012, Americans alone produced over 250 million tons of garbage. One large component of this waste consisted of oil based plastic bags, which are utilized excessively by grocers, restaurants, and stores nationwide. In order to reduce this source of waste, many countries are banning plastic bags or taxing customers for their use. Using at least two scholarly or reputable resources and your textbook, discuss at least two environmental problems caused by such extensive plastic bag use. If you were in charge, what plan might you propose to reduce or eliminate their use? Discuss the economic impacts of implementing your plan versus the financial impacts of making no change in our current use.

Discussion Assignment Assignment 1: Alcohol Regulation: Does It Work?

Unit 4: Module 4 – M4 Assignment 1 Discussion

Discussion Assignment Assignment 1: Alcohol Regulation: Does It Work?

By Saturday, April 5, 2014, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, April 9, 2014, review and comment on at least one peer’s response that is different from yours. In your response, ask a question,

provide a statement of clarification, provide a point of view with rationale, challenge a point of discussion, or draw a relationship between one or more points of the discussion.

Arrow Use the Respond link to post responses and materials that pertain to this assignment. Use the Respond link beneath any existing postings to respond to them.

Assignment 1: Alcohol Regulation: Does It Work? Alcohol has been used for many centuries and early forms of mead date back to at least 8000 BC. Throughout time, alcohol has had many purposes, including disinfection, religious rituals, and medical treatments. Today, alcohol is the most widely used drug in the world.

Review the history of alcohol legislation presented in your readings for Module 1.

Answer the following:

What are the pros and cons of making alcohol illegal today? What other option can you suggest to regulate alcohol consumption apart from legislation? Give reasons for your response citing research.

Write your initial response in 150–200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

different monitoring, management and implementation tools.

The training is done. The organization has been officially trained as to how performance improvement will be implemented. All groups within the entire organization are keyed into the Vision, Purpose, Mission, and Goals of The Green Organization. All groups, all teams, and all employees are working in a singular focus to executing the chosen strategy that will carry their group and the organization forward as a competitive leader in their chosen industry.

Training and consulting is more than holding several one day seminars and executing the commands sent down from on high. The executive leadership understands the value of the initial training. The initial training is meaningless without feedback and follow up. As you have seriously invested over the last 6 months implementing this training and building relationships. You are keenly aware of the idiosyncrasies of individuals, offices, groups, and cultures within the workplace settings. The results are just starting to come in. They are quite favorable. As an overview the different groups report an 8.25% increase in revenue and sales, while reporting an average 9% decrease in overhead.

The executive leadership is looking to take performance over the top. They have turned to you to give this movement inertia to move better, faster, stronger, while staying focused on the goal and implementing the vision, strategy, and plans set forth over the past 6 months. You must now design, develop, and present a follow up plan to strengthen and continue the performance improvement across the organization.

Consider this:

◦    Choose one group and two different offices (use your imagination). The two offices will have different needs and approaches.

◦    Design, develop, and present the second phase performance improvement plan using performance tools.

◦    Explain how these two offices will require different monitoring, management and implementation tools.

 

Explain how assessment and evaluation of performance improvement will occur and be addressed in these two offices.

Passion for the Outdoors and for People

At least 4 sentences minimum per question. No max. If using outside source must provide link. No internet plagarism!

CASE APPLICATION 1 Passion for the Outdoors and for People

At its headquarters in Ventura, California, Patagonia’s office space feels more like a national park lodge than the main office of a $400 million retailer.100 It has a Douglas fir staircase and a portrait of Yosemite’s El Capitan. The company’s café serves organic food and drinks. There’s an infant and toddler child-care room for employees’ children. An easy one-block walk from the Pacific Ocean, employees’ surfboards are lined up by the cafeteria, ready at a moment’s notice to catch some waves. (Current wave reports are noted on a whiteboard in the lobby.) After surfing or jogging or biking, employees can freshen up in the showers in the restrooms. And no one has a private office. If an employee doesn’t want to be disturbed, he or she wears headphones. Visitors are evident by the business attire they wear. The company encourages celebrations to boost employee morale. For instance, at the Reno store, the “Fun Patrol” organizes parties throughout the year.

Attracting people who share its strong passion for the outdoors and the environment, Patagonia motivates its loyal employees by giving them responsibility for the outcomes of their work and a high level of task significance that their work is meaningful because it contributes to the purpose of protecting and preserving the environment.

Source: Rich Reid/Glow Images

Patagonia has long been recognized as a great workplace for mothers. And it’s also earned a reputation for loyal employees, something that many retailers struggle with. Its combined voluntary and involuntary turnover in its retail stores was around 25 percent, while it was only 7 percent at headquarters. (The industry average for retail is around 44 percent.) Patagonia’s CEO Casey Sheahan says the company’s culture, camaraderie, and way of doing business is very meaningful to employees and they know that “what they do each day is contributing toward a higher purpose—protecting and preserving the areas that most of them love spending time in.” Managers are coached to define expectations, communicate deadlines, and then let employees figure out the best way to meet those.

Founded by Yvon Chouinard (his profile as a Leader Who Made a Difference can be found on p. 134), Patagonia’s first and strongest passion is for the outdoors and the environment. And that attracts employees who are also passionate about those things. But Patagonia’s executives do realize that they are first and foremost a business and, even though they’re committed to doing the right thing, the company needs to remain profitable to be able to continue to do the things it’s passionate about. But that hasn’t seemed to be an issue since the recession in the early 1990s when the company had to make its only large-scale layoffs in its history.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

1.What would it be like to work at Patagonia? (Hint: Go to Patagonia’s Web site and find the section on jobs.) What’s your assessment of the company’s work environment?

2.Using what you’ve learned from studying the various motivation theories, what does Patagonia’s situation tell you about employee motivation?

3.What do you think might be Patagonia’s biggest challenge in keeping employees motivated?

4.If you were managing a team of Patagonia employees in the retail stores, how would you keep them motivated?

 

Grading Rubric for Week 6 Case Study: Patagonia Case Study (page 531)

This case is worth 80 points. Please name your paper, “LastName FirstName”.

global audiences around a technology, which could be about technology adoption, upgrade, legacy, impact to a business or community

Number of Pages: 1 (Double Spaced)

Writing Style: APA

Number of sources: 1

Identify two articles that deal with communicating with global audiences around a technology, which could be about technology adoption, upgrade, legacy, impact to a business or community, et cetera. It is recommended that one search term be a leading technology company, such as IBM, HP, Google, Oracle, et cetera, in order to find relevant articles.For this discussion, you are to select one of the two articles.Your choice should be predicated on its usefulness to your current or future work situation. Evaluate this article as follows: its objective and conclusion as it applies to your current or future business environment. Prepare a communication, translated for a global business audience, that includes why they need to know this information. Use your business-technology glossary and the Communications Process Model found in the Course Resources to craft this communication.

why an empty gasoline drum can be more dangerous than a full one.

1..

Explain why an empty gasoline drum can be more dangerous than a full one. Why is a drum of carbon disulfide more likely to ignite than a drum containing gasoline?

Your response should be at least 250 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

2.

Explain the differences between Class A, B, and C explosives.

Your response should be at least 250 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

3.

Discuss the procedures you would establish in order to conduct arc welding in a permit-required confined space. Be specific, and provide examples in your response.

Your response should be at least 250 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Explain OSHA requirements for administrative controls, hearing protection and hearing testing, and conservation programs.

Your response should be at least 250 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

4.

Explain OSHA requirements for administrative controls, hearing protection and hearing testing, and conservation programs.

Your response should be at least 250 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

subject and book to citied

 

Asfahl, C. R., & Rieske, D. W. (2010). Industrial safety and health management (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall