Thursday, February 13, 2020
Financial Decision Making - Essay Example The company can also increase or improve on its sales so that however much the payments are, the receipts will still be more in order to for the company to meet its current liabilities. In case of surplus, the company can plough back the surplus into investment and in order to increase future sales hence better future receipts. Net Present Value is the difference between the present value of the cash inflows and the present value of the net outflows. Project cash flows are discounted using an appropriate rate which is the minimum rate of return required by the investor. In the case of these two projects; Alpha and Beta projects, the discounting rate is 10% which is used to calculate the discounting factors with the formula 1/(1 + r)n where r is the discounting rate and n is the number of years. The appropriate cash flows are the after tax cash flows, therefore the net cash flows should be estimated on the after tax basis. However, in these projects, there was no tax involved and no p roject had a residual value after the completion period of 5 years. Computation of cash flows requires a special treatment of non-cash expenses such as depreciation though in these projects, there is no depreciation considered. However, in case of depreciation, it has an indirect effect on the cash flow since it is a tax deduction expense. The general criteria for Net Present Value is that the project with a negative net present value should be undertaken since it increases the wealth of the shareholders and a project.
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Electronics - Coursework Example The gain of an amplifier is usually given in decibels or its unit less if the input and output variables are the same (all current, voltage or power. The power gain of an amplifier depends on the sources and load resistances used and its voltage gain. The amplifier should be linear in most cases hence its gain should be constant. Electronic amplifiers find their applications in Radios, Television Transmitters, Receivers, and high-fidelity stereo equipments, Microcomputers, and other electronic digital equipments. The 1MÃ¯ â" and 10kÃ¯ â" potentiometer/decade boxes were used to set VCE and VBE to the values shown in table 1 to give the input characteristics of the BJT. The voltages across RB were measured and recorded for all measurements of VCE and VBE. The 10kÃ¯ â" potentiometer/decade box was s3et to its maximum value so that the output characteristics could be determined. The 1MÃ¯ â" potentiometer/decade box was adjusted to set Ib to 10Ã¯ A, and the desired values of RB were calculated using the measured values of RB. the value of 10kÃ¯ â" potentiometer/decade box was adjusted for all values of VCE in table 2 of the results analysis while Ib was kept constant. The voltage across the 100Ã¯ â" resistor was measured and recorded for each combination of VCE and IB. In common emitter configuration, the input is connected between the base and the emitter while the output is taken between collector and emitter. The emitter is the common terminal as shown in the above figure. Emitt er base voltage is the input voltage, base current flows in the circuit and then the in the output resister, hence there will be high power and voltage gains and its output and input voltage ratio is moderate hence this configuration is commonly used. Increasing the supply voltage causes the base current to be lower for a given value of base-emitter voltage; this implies that higher values of supply voltage leads to greater collector-base junction reverse bias, hence greater depletion region
Friday, January 24, 2020
Transformations in Ovid's Metamorphosis Transformations from one shape or form into another are the central theme in Ovid's Metamorphoses. The popularity and timelessness of this work stems from the manner of story telling. Ovid takes stories relevant to his culture and time period, and weaves them together into one work with a connecting theme of transformation throughout. The thread of humor that runs through Metamorphoses is consistent with the satire and commentary of the work. The theme is presented in the opening lines of Metamorphoses, where the poet invokes the gods, who are responsible for the changes, to look favorably on his efforts to compose. The changes are of many kinds: from human to animal, animal to human, thing to human, human to thing. Some changes are reversed: human to animal to human. Sometimes the transformations are partial, and physical features and personal qualities of the earlier being are preserved in mutated form. In the story of Daphne and Apollo, the chief agent of transformation is love, represented by Venus and her youthful and mischievous son, Cupid. When the god Apollo brags to Cupid of his great might exemplified by his defeat of the python, Cupid humbles him by reducing the great god to a shameless lover with his gold-tipped arrow of love. A transformation of sorts takes place when the Cupid's arrow strikes Apollo. Apollo transforms from a bragging God who claims superiority over Cupid by saying, 'You be content with your torch to excite love, whatever that may be, and do not aspire to praises that are my prerogative,';(p. 41) to a man possessed by desire. Despite his powers of strength and domination, the God of War is humbled by Love. A lesson is being taught to Apollo by Cupid. A weakness is spotlighted and exposed, and the role of Apollo is almost completely reversed. He is transformed from a figurehead of power to a crazed lover with no power over his love. Just after shooting Apollo, Cupid strikes Daphne with a blunt, lead-tipped arrow intended to put love to flight. The first transformation of Daphne occurs at this point. Not by her own choice but brought upon by the arrow, Daphne no longer is interested by the prospect of love. Although no physical changes take place, the character is obviously different than previous to being struck. At this point, Daphne and Apollo have both been transformed to t... ...ses may be read and interpreted separately, taken together rather than apart, the stories can be more effectively linked. The use of repetition throughout the work and constant symbolism in each tale help connect the stories. The entire work is in poetic form, and the literary techniques used are consistent with the time period. Common symbols are used throughout. A common motif is the stretching out of arms preceding metamorphosis. Also, the imagery of hunting coincides with that of sexual passion. Daphne is a huntress and is associated strongly with the forest and nature. It is fitting then that she is the character pursued by Apollo. The vocabulary of hunger and thirst, or devouring and drinking are associated with acts of violence. The constant repetition and the imagery in Metamorphoses are key to interpreting what Ovid is trying to convey to the reader. The power of change is the central issue in each story and in all the stories combined. Change as a vehicle of escape, pun ishment, or any means to an end is apparent in virtually every story in the book. Works Cited Mandelbaum, Allen, trans. The Metamorphoses of Ovid. By Ovid. San Diego: Harcourt Brace & company, 2008.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
The Government is extremely concerned over the relationship between teenagers and drugs and, thinking of a way to reduce the number of dangerous accidents and deaths, have distributed booklets, leaflets, posters, television advertisements and even a web page to try and educate teenagers today about the risks involved when taking drugs. What these various sources of media have been doing is informing and helping the teenage society with the dangers that can take place when we come into contact with drugs. The GovernmentÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬ËTalk To FrankÃ¢â¬â¢sÃ¢â¬â¢ scheme must be analysed in its effectiveness and whether teenagers have been confiding in Frank or if it is just a corporate initiative set up by men in suits so they do not lose their job. Two different sources of drug information, Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢ and Ã¢â¬ËDrugs: The FactsÃ¢â¬â¢ need to be analysed and compared to see whether they will actually have any effect on teenagers today. So why has the Government invested so much money, time and effort on Ã¢â¬ËTalk To FrankÃ¢â¬â¢? They must want results in return for all their hard work. What every Government promises is a better future and what makes a better future? Less drug addicts and drug-related crimes and more money that they can spend on beneficial public services. And what is the solution to get rid of all the future drug addicts: better drug awareness in youths. What sets Ã¢â¬ËTalk To FrankÃ¢â¬â¢ apart from all the other drug awareness booklets and leaflets is its quality of writing and ability to communicate to the average teenager through colourful pictures and information that does not bore. It is factors similar these that can change a teenagerÃ¢â¬â¢s mind concerning drugs in a second and stop them becoming addicted to drugs in the future. So what the Government is doing is both beneficial to teens and themselves because they are doing all they can do to get the point across to teens while at the same time, saving enough money when printing the booklets and leaflets. The economic cost of printing all these colourful leaflets is far cheaper than having to pay for all our mistakes in the future with rehab institutions and all the rehabilitation that follows. The target audience for Talk To Frank is teenagers, but why them? Why not young adults or pre-teen children? The reason that they have picked that specific group is because they are, apparently, at the perfect age. Not too old that the campaign is there too late or may have already tried drugs and not too young that they will not understand what half of it is giving reference to. Another very valid reason that teenagers are the targeted age group is because they are the biggest market consumers. They buy the most magazines, They have films made just for them and what do they do more than anything else? They watch TV of course and are susceptible to all the advertisements that play during the breaks. The Government cleverly spotted this decades ago and have since been doing all they can to get their products on the market. The teenage market cannot escape it, they thought, we will even bombard them with drug prevention leaflets at school. Fortunately for both them and teenagers alike, the GovernmentÃ¢â¬â¢s tactic is working, but how? What self respecting teenager would wilfully choose to read a magazine warning them not to take drugs over the more entertainment-based ones. How does the Government manage to get their media products to so many children up and down the country? Quite simply, because they know what makes a teenage magazine sell. They then used all the desirable factors to produce something they hoped would encourage teenagers to say Ã¢â¬Å"noÃ¢â¬ . Their tactic worked. Of course, if every teenager in the country had read a Ã¢â¬ËTalk To FrankÃ¢â¬â¢ product, they would be world famous. So why does not every teenager know what Ã¢â¬ËTalk To FrankÃ¢â¬â¢sÃ¢â¬â¢ aim is? The reason is, and the Government knows this too, that you cannot put all teenagers into one category. There are polar opposites in the teenage world and if you appeal greatly to one kind, you are completely isolating the others. If they decided to use a certain type of language they could well be appealing to a certain teenager but might confuse another. This makes you wonder if Ã¢â¬ËTalk To FrankÃ¢â¬â¢ is really the best solution and if there was the perfect piece of awareness out there, what would life be like? But in order to get the teenagers of Britain to read Ã¢â¬ËTalk To FrankÃ¢â¬â¢, the front cover must be attractive and engaging enough for the teenager to actually pick it up. The background of one of the main drug information pieces is Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢. The front cover denotes a faded woolly jumper fabric, in a range of dark distorted colours. The main colour, purple, completely dominates the background. Purple connotes being lost or in a state of confusion. The background is connoting a drug trip and the fact that they have used purple is a way of saying that you are confused with the subject of drugs or you do not know who to turn to. Right in the centre there are the words, in very large bubble typography, Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢ with Ã¢â¬ËFacts About DrugsÃ¢â¬â¢ written beneath this. The words are all written in white which connotes purity and clarity or maybe even an answer or solution. Around these words there are a series of sixteen small pictures drawn in a circle. Each of these represent a different drug, and this is where the use of generic features from teenage magazines has been introduced. We call this Ã¢â¬ËtastersÃ¢â¬â¢, where the magazine is giving you a little look at what is going to be inside. Tasters are more commonly used in teenage magazines to give the target audience an idea of what is going to be on the inside of the magazine. It very cleverly wants the reader to read on without giving away everything on the front cover. The same idea has been used with Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢, because these pictures are giving you a little example of what they are going to be talking about within in the booklet. They do not tell you what drug each of the pictures represent, making you want to know what each of them represents so you read the booklet. They have used modern methods of attracting teenagers to the booklet. The phrase Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢ is old slang which means to get drugs but now it means to lay down the facts and get straight to the point. This is extremely clever because it is trying to appeal to both types of people, ones that know the old slang and the others, who know it as it is used today. Similarly, the first and most noticeable aspect of the front cover of Ã¢â¬ËDrugs: The FactsÃ¢â¬â¢ is the background which is also purple, reminiscent of the Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢. So again, this connotes that there might be confusion about drugs and that this magazine is going to give you all the answers. The main title tells you from the beginning exactly what this booklet is going to be talking about. Exactly in the vein of Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢, the booklet has used generic features from teenage magazines to draw teenagers in and to get them to read this booklet. One of the tasters that is on the front cover of Ã¢â¬ËDrugs: The FactsÃ¢â¬â¢ says Ã¢â¬ËProblem PageÃ¢â¬â¢. A problem page is one of the main generic features of a teenage magazine; the fact that they are even considering the main generic features of a teenage magazine is showing how much they want them to read their booklet. They have used teenage slang to suggest that their booklet is laid back and relaxed, almost as if they have copied all the elements that made Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢ such a success. On the central layout of the front cover, there is an open eye. This could connote that this booklet is going to open you eyes to the problems regarding drugs and how to avoid them. Because their marketing campaign is so similar to Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢, it still is able to catch a teenagerÃ¢â¬â¢s eye but at the same time comes across somewhat younger, to appeal more to the pre-teen market. Not all teenagers will be drawn in by the style that has been used, such as pictures resembling cartoons and slanting words, and this could cost Ã¢â¬ËDrugs: The FactsÃ¢â¬â¢ when it comes to desirability. Of course, it would be pointless to judge whether the GovernmentÃ¢â¬â¢s campaign had been working just by looking at the magazineÃ¢â¬â¢s cover so, in order to get a more detailed analysis, we have to look at the features inside. In Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢, there is a feature called Ã¢â¬ËDilemmaÃ¢â¬â¢ and it is a completely typical generic feature of a teenage magazine, it also allows us to see what the Government thinks is a good way to entice teenagers to their booklet. Ã¢â¬ËDilemmaÃ¢â¬â¢ is a prime example of what the Government thinks of teenagers. They are not going to use characters in a storyboard that are too out of place, otherwise they will not find it believable, ignore the message and turn to the next feature. What the storyboard focuses in on is a teenager called Steve who is preparing to go to a party. His mate offers him some speed so that he will learn to relax. Just to make sure they have not lost the teenagers so early on, they number the pictures. Of course, nothing bad can ever happen in a teenage magazine storyboard so Steve ends up rejecting his mateÃ¢â¬â¢s offer of speed and has a really great party! Everybody wins and the reader has learnt a valuable lesson. As odd as this may sound, it is far more effective at getting the message across than if Steve took the speed and ended up in hospital for the night because it leaves the user feeling positive. What happens when not-so positive features are used? The teenager might not understand the plot because it is so different from typical teenage magazines used today and, consequently, not take everything in? This is quite untrue and a similar feature used in Ã¢â¬ËDrugs: The FactsÃ¢â¬â¢ has no title, no colourful storyboard and no cheesy 1960Ã¢â¬â¢s-style language. What the teenager does get, however is a hard-hitting real life story on the subject of one teenagerÃ¢â¬â¢s encounter with lighter refills. At the top of the page, and the first feature that catches your eye is the text Ã¢â¬ËMy friend could have diedÃ¢â¬ ¦ Ã¢â¬Ë, with the continuation marks implying that you have to read the main text beneath it to understand the full picture. The main text is the teenager speaking in his own words, detailing his own experiences, not what the editor has put in place inside speech bubbles. The teenager is identified as Chris, fourteen, from Leeds, not Mr. Steve One-name. Chris goes on to say that he and some mates began to start sniffing lighter refills at the park, but when one of the gang fell to the floor and escaped death thanks to a passer by, they all stopped sniffing. What makes this so engaging is its subject matter, the fact that something bad happened to a real person, as if it could happen to the teenager reading. We know that the target audience is teenagers but we have not checked to see whether they are portrayed in the magazine appropriately. If we browse through both Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢ and Ã¢â¬ËDrugs: The FactsÃ¢â¬â¢, it would be an unpleasant surprise if anyone thought that the way that they are portrayed is the normal way that teenagers dress, talk and behave. Lets say that a booklet has passed the first hurdle of being aesthetically pleasing to the teenager, can they possibly represent teenagers in a well enough manner to make them listen to what the booklet or leaflet has to say? In the majority of the cases it is another teenager speaking to them. Even if it is the editor of the magazine who is speaking on behalf of the characters, the clothes that the characters wear and their average lifestyle must reflect reality. No teenager wears faded down pastel coloured t-shirts tucked into beige khakis with a pair of large, brown boots to top it off. The Government must think that teenagers have the I. Q of a peanut if they are not able to take in large chunks of information and instead, have to be fed small bits that include a great number of slang words, most of which date back to when teenagers were not even alive. All of the work and effort that the Ã¢â¬ËTalk to FrankÃ¢â¬â¢ campaign has done on both Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢ and Ã¢â¬ËDrugs: The FactsÃ¢â¬â¢ would all be for nothing if it did not do what it is trying to achieve, which is to get teenagers to read their booklets. They want them to learn more on drugs, so that they are able to make their own decision when it comes to taking drugs. I believe that the front cover of Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢ is far better in its presentational devices and attracting a teenagerÃ¢â¬â¢s attention than Ã¢â¬ËDrugs: The FactsÃ¢â¬â¢. This is because of the tasters, as well as the rather interesting font, used on the front cover of Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢ that immediately get you interacting with the booklet from the word go. This use of immediate interaction makes the booklet considerably more appealing and so a larger majority of teenagers are going to pick it up and continue reading it. I think that the main problem with the Ã¢â¬ËDrugs: The FactsÃ¢â¬â¢ booklet is that there is too much happening on such a small page and therefore is less appealing. I think they should have done something closer to Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢ where it is nice, plain and simple. On the other hand, the contents of Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢ can, at times, seem too simple to keep teenagers interested, they give you a few stories and a few problems and expect you to love it so much that you continue reading. All the Government would need to do is to combine some of the contents that are in Ã¢â¬ËDrugs: The FactsÃ¢â¬â¢ such as the questionnaire that tells you what kind of person you are, and the various other quizzes with the method of presenting their information on drugs with the front cover of Ã¢â¬ËThe ScoreÃ¢â¬â¢ and they would have a far better booklet. Both booklets seem to miss the mark with what a teenager is looking for in a magazine. However, and this is generally the same with most other magazines similar to them, both manage to show the pressure that teenagers are under and all the possible factors that makes it worse. It clearly and repeatedly says that drugs are not a means of escape from all of this and at the ends of both booklets is the Talk To Frank help line which, and I quote, Ã¢â¬Å"offers free and confidential advice about any drugs issue, whether itÃ¢â¬â¢s info youÃ¢â¬â¢re after, advice or just a chat. You can also find out about the services available in your area. Lines are open 24 hours a day. Ã¢â¬ I wondered whether what it was stating was actually true, that they offer friendly advice. I talked to a friend who had phoned up the Talk To Frank help line a few months ago to try and find some answers. He told me that they offered advice, even to the questions that every parent dreads to hear. Does Frank really talk to Teenagers? Yes, and their help line is 0800 77 66 00.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
God is defined as Ã¢â¬Å"the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universeÃ¢â¬ (Ã¢â¬Å"GodÃ¢â¬ ). I find it highly unlikely that God exists because if God is perfect in power and perfect in goodness then why are so many human attributes given to god: A perfect being would be one without emotions such as anger, hate, jealousy, sadness, and happiness to influence their decisions (Ã¢â¬Å"GodÃ¢â¬ ). I believe it stems from peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s innate sense to belong and be loved due to the evolution of society. Therefore, humans attempt to explain the unexplainable (the creation of the universe) by creating a deity which is not only all powerful but human-like as well because humans realize they are the most complex beings whileÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Richard Swinburne gives a theodicy in favor of the plausible existence of God by giving explanations as to why God would allow evil to exist in an excerpt from his book, Why God Allows Evil. While he makes a compelling case by using the Ã¢â¬Å"free will defenseÃ¢â¬ which states Ã¢â¬Å"The free-will defense claims that it is a great good that humans have a certain sort of free will which I shall call free and responsible choice..Ã¢â¬ (Swinburne 107). While effective, Swinburne makes several assumptions that can corrode his argument. One primary example is SwinburneÃ¢â¬â¢s theory that free will was given to us by God when its possible humans are naturally born with free will (Swinburne 107). Another assumption Swinburne makes is that Ã¢â¬Å"Ã¢â¬ ¦God will seek to give deeper good thingsÃ¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ (Swinburne 106). SwinburneÃ¢â¬â¢s point that evil is a natural possibility from possessing free will is completely logical, but Swinburne postulates that it is good to be responsible for others; that great good isnÃ¢â¬â¢t possible without evil; and that suffering for a greater good even if it is forced is a privilege (Swinburne 107-108). 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Monday, December 30, 2019
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The Life of Gerald Gilliam in Song G Eazy, or Girard Earl Gilliam was born May 24th 1989 and is a producer and hip hop recording artist. When he was in first grade his parents split up and he moved with his mother to North Oakland. When he was 12 years his mother started seeing another women named Melissa Mills. Although he was initially embarrassed, Gillum eventually began to enjoy MillsÃ¢â¬â¢ company. However, Gilliam s life soon took a tragic turn when he came home after school and found Mills dead from an overdose of. This experience became the foundation of his song Ã¢â¬Å"Everything Will Be OkayÃ¢â¬ and was the catalyst for a lifelong tendency of Gilliam s to base his music off his real life experiences. A particularly good example of this isÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Another great example of Gilliam s use of imagery is the repeated chorus Ã¢â¬Å"Swimming in moneyÃ¢â¬ . ( Owens.) With this line Gilliam to is not only appealing to the current popular rap culture, which is predominantly made up of son gs talking about money and the subsequent use of it, but is also mocking said culture, himself included. Gilliam almost appears to be at loss for what he should do with this money, as he comments on Which automatically makes your mind think of a bathtub full of money or cash. But what I really think he s saying is that he has so much money he doesn t know what to do with it, evidenced by the lines Ã¢â¬Å"They all take the money for granted. But don t want to work for it tell me now, isn t it funny? NahÃ¢â¬ . ( Owens.) A final great example of imagery is when Gilliam raps about Ã¢â¬Å"Having dreams that IÃ¢â¬â¢m folding cakeÃ¢â¬ , ( Owens.) a scenario that could take many forms. Although initially many people would hear as a relatively straightforward idea, Gilliam wanting cake, there is a much deeper meaning behind this line. Gilliam grew up poor, and as shown in the famous (yet misquoted) line by Marie Antoinette, cake is oftentimes seen as a delicacy afforded to only the r ich. This line in particular sets up the main theme of Ã¢â¬Å"Me, Myself and IÃ¢â¬ , which is Gallium s determination to make it on his own. Gilliam really hits on this theme during the chorus, where he repeats the line Ã¢â¬Å"Solo ride until I die, cause I got me for lifeÃ¢â¬ ( Owens.) , hitting home his this
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