UWO, SS 325
Excerpt: ... Stats325a Coverage of Exam 2 N.B. You are not allowed to borrow calculators from your seatmates. So, remember to bring your own. Also, only non-programmable calculators are permitted. GENERAL GUIDELINES: 1. The second midterm on Thursday (08 November 2007, 09:30-10:50HRS) will cover the following materials given in the lecture: - Classification of MC states - Limiting probabilities - Gamblers ruin problem - Mean time spent in transient states - Branching processes - Time-reversible MCs - Exponential distributions (definition, certain properties discussed in the lecture, convolution of exponential RVs, Gamma function, Gamma distribution, beta function) - Hypoexponential and coaxian RVs - Poisson process (counting process, the small o notation, definition of Poisson process) Note that there is an implicit assumption that you should know as well materials covered in the Midterm Exam I. For example, a question may involve a step requiring you to use the CK equation. However, more emphasis will be given to ...
UVA, AAS 102
Excerpt: ... UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA AAS 102: CULTURAL CROSS-CURRENTS IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA Assignment #1: CRITICAL REVIEW Due Date: February 13th, 2001 In the past three weeks, we have had a series of lectures built upon a sequence of texts designed to introduce us to the intellectual and political history of African American Studies. In this assignment, I would like you to select any one of the texts that we have read so far and do a critical review of it. In doing the critical review, you will be guided by the following questions: What is the main thesis of the text? What is the core argument that the author deploys to support the main thesis? What subsidiary arguments are there to further support the author's point of view? What explicit assumptions does the author say are at the bottom of her arguments? What implicit assumption s can you identify in the text but which the author has not made explicit? How well do you think that the author's argument(s) support the thesis of the text? If you think that the auth ...
Rose-Hulman, ES 201
Excerpt: ... the gravity on the moon is 1/6 the value on earth. (Many times this is stated as "The acceleration of gravity on the moon is 1/6 the value on earth.") Determine the mass of the rocks collected on the moon, in lbm and in slugs. Determine the mass and the weight of the rocks back on earth, in lbm and lbf, respectively. A newspaper report from a later moon landing reports that the astronauts collected "200 pounds of rocks." What if any additional information would you need to actually specify the amount of rocks they brought back? (Be careful of making implicit assumption s.) Problem 3.3 The units for a physical quantity can often seem to be at odds with the description used for them. A good example is the common units for "energy per unit mass." Showing all the steps, develop and verify the following conversion factor: 1 ftlbf/lbm = 32.174 ft2/s2 Note that both ftlbf/lbm and ft2/s2 are correct units for [energy]/[mass]. [Hint: It is frequently necessary to break a secondary unit down into its primary units ...
CSU Sacramento, EDTE 284
Excerpt: ... t? Related to your area of interest? Assumptions Explicit assumptions? Implicit assumption s Similar to yours? Critically Analyzing the Literature Delimitations How was the study narrowed? Which considerations are relevant to your study? Definitions Key concepts & terms? Critically Analyzing the Literature Method research design? population & sample? measurement? procedures? Findings make sense? what do they say about your area of interest? Discussion Presented clearly? Meaningful interpretations? Implications discussed? Suggestions or recommendations? Limits to practical application? Conclusion What did you learn? Re-state your new knowledge Organizing the Literature Search: the Tree Diagram subtopic subtopic subtopic subtopic subtopic subtopic subtopic Topic Tree Diagram Example Home-school communication Homework assistance Academic achievement volunteerism Parent involvement barriers Involvement in decision making Home visits Teachers' beliefs Tree to Outline Format: Home Visits I. H ...
Cal Poly, CS 996
Excerpt: ... r, in your report you must first explain the methodology in detail and format the reports accordingly.) 1. Bird's Eye View. To begin with, you need to have a clear "big picture." Understand the need for routing protocols, where the protocols fit in a network, and their importance. Find out the alternatives to OSPF and how OSPF differs from them. 2. Design Details. Go through RFC 2328 and understand the design details of OSPF as specified in the standard. Throughout various phases of the design process many assumptions are made. You must understand the preconditions and postconditions proposed in the standard for the proper operations of OSPF. You may want to investigate the following (as usual, incomplete) list of items: Draw a functional diagram of OSPF For each component in the diagram identify the preconditions and postconditions Note any explicit or implicit assumption s made by the RFC 3. Verification of Implementation. Go through an implementation of OSPF of your choice and assert that the assumpti ...
ASU, MAT 494
Excerpt: ... eproduction as they age. Difficult approach for long-lived or mobile species Implicit ASSUMPTION S: No yearly variation in vital rates Stable age distribution Survivorship curve for cheetahs 1.0000 Survivorship 0.1000 0.0100 0 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 Age (months) Fertility (maternity, mx) is the average number of offspring produced by individuals in each age class (or average number of daughters per female in each age class) Note that this is not equivalent to the Fecundity values that we use in the Leslie matrix, which depend on fertility plus survival rates. Several useful life-history values can be calculated from the survivorship schedule (lx) and fertility schedule (mx) 1. Net reproductive rate is the expected number of offspring produced by an individual over its lifetime. 2. Generation time (T=TG) is a measure of the average age of reproduction. 3. Instantaneous/intrinsic growth rate (r) A good approximation is given by An exact measure can be found by finding the val ...
Georgia Tech, CS 6455
Excerpt: ... Naturalistic Inquiry and Requirements Engineering: Reconciling Their Theoretical Foundations Colin Potts, Wendy C. Newstetter College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology {potts,wendy}@cc.gatech.edu Abstract A growing awareness of the need to take into account social and contextual factors requirements engineering (RE) has led to expanded use of naturalistic inquiry (NI) methods, such as ethnography, for capturing relevant data. There is little debate about the potential value of NI to the development of systems; however, most previous discussions have emphasized practical techniques and benefits. Less attention has been given to the ontological and epistemological commitments that a naturalistic research paradigm assume and the extent to which these assumptions conflict with those that pervade RE practice. In this paper we present the axioms that NI. In each case we address both the points of agreement and tension that arise when these axioms are compared with the implicit assumption s upon which RE ...
Minnesota, IMA 2000
Excerpt: ... Implicit Assumption s in the Application of Gott's Formula Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications University of Minnesota Minneapolis Minnesota 55455 Kevin R. Anderson January 24, 2000 A method has been recently suggested 1] for building con dence intervals for the time remaining in an epoch using for data only the length of time since the beginning of the epoch. This method, here-to-fore referred to as \Gott's Formula", depends on the \Copernican principle in time", and is an extremely clever and powerful idea. Its power lies in the fact that it does not depend on particular aspects of the system being studied, but only on the fact that we cannot be assumed to occupy any particular place in the epoch. This generality has lead to its being applied to a wide variety of systems, from the age of the universe, and the length of human existence 1], to the duration of Broadway plays 2] and the period for which a political party will hold power 3]. In this letter I show that there is a wide class of natural ...
UMass (Amherst), CC 239
Excerpt: ... Introduction to Environmental Economics Lecture 1 Objectives of the Course Lecture 1 P Aquaint students with economic tools P Use economic tools to evaluate options P Look at Canadian and World issues Grading Lecture 1 P Homework (5 @ 5% each) 25% P Midterms (2 @ 20% each) 40% P Final (as scheduled) 35% Student Code of Conduct Lecture 1 P No hats P No talking P Eating allowed if it doesn't interfere P Cell phones off Why Worry Lecture 1 P Concern about sustaining life P Desire to use environmental amenities Models Lecture 1 P Used through out the course P Characterizations of reality < Political Cartoon < Road map P Rigourous analysis of problems P Potential to mislead us P Explicit vs implicit assumption s Pessimistic Model of the Future Lecture 1 P Limits to Growth and Limits to Growth Revisited P Uses system dynamics < Feedback loops Positive Negative < Exponential growth < Constraints Conclusions from the Pessimistic Model Lecture 1 P Overshoot and collapse P Initially resource limi ...
Stanford, EEAP 248
Excerpt: ... Fundamentals of Noise Processes EE/AP 248 , Fall 2008 Instructor: Professor Yoshihisa Yamamoto Please address homework questions to Kristiaan De Greve (kdegreve@stanford.edu). Problem Set 6 Due date: December 10, 2008 In conclusion of this course, I would like you to read a paper, and make its short summary (about 2 pages) including your comment on that research. You can choose any paper that you believe is related to this course. Actually, diversity of the topics based on your interest would be appreciated! Please be sure to clearly state what is meant by noise for the system you are studying, and try to relate to course topics when appropriate. You do not have to prove your mathematical prowess in e.g. rederiving the formulas of the particular paper, but you should make sure to clearly understand the physics and concepts behind it (including, but not restricted to, any implicit assumption s made, range of validity of the results, etc.) and to show that in your report. If you have no specific preference, you ...
TCU, BJONES 20263
Excerpt: ... pp-lecture The PowerPoint slides in this folder are designed to be used to support lectures on the textbook contents. They include the text figures plus bulleted lists and other slides that reflect the narrative. Some instructors choose to post the ...
, INTL 230
Excerpt: ... Principle actors in International relations States. A state is composed of (a) a defined territory demarcated by specific boundaries, (b) a defined population residing in that territory, (c) an integrated set of institutions that is capable of making and enforcing laws over this population (internal sovereignty), and (d) the recognition by other dates of the sovereignty of that state (external sovereignty). Criticism of the Idealist Approach to IR Empirical Failing: The collapse of the post-WWI world oder invoked criticism of both the content of the approach and of its application Theoretical Criticism: This approach rests on a number of implicit assumption that are not Normative Criticism ...
Illinois Tech, MATH 149
Excerpt: ... <STUDYGUIDES08C.TXT> {5-9-2008} Math 149 Spring 2008 Final Study Guide, Part III - Chapter 6 Concept Check, p. 378: 1,2,3,4,5 Exercises: 1-6, 7-11, 12-16 Chapter 9 Concept Check, p. 598: 1 Exercises: 1, 3a, 7 ...