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A Retrieved ReformationO. Henry shows that the triggering factor in Jimmy Valentine's reformation was that he fell in love at first sight with a beautiful smalltown girl named Annabel Adams. Jimmy Valentine looked...

HistoryMedieval bowyers, or fletchers, were very important members of society. At a time when warfare was the norm, bow and arrows were in high demand. The Medieval fletcher would wake up before dawn to...

The Adventure of the Speckled BandThe author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle sets up the story in such a way that the conflict becomes one between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Grimesby Roylott. When Roylott is killed by his own snake at the end...

The Merchant of VeniceShylock's tirade against Antonio is found in Act One, Scene Three. Bassanio has just spoken to Shylock about the loan Antonio had asked him to make, using his good name and status as a trader as a...

LiteratureThe title of author Thomas Dyja's book The Third Coast consists of an informal term used to speak of any coastal region other than the West Coast and East Coast of the United States. Since coastal...

To Build a FireThe natural setting of the brutal arctic conditions of the Klondike, conditions which are indifferent to the presence of a man, express Naturalism, a literary movement among novelists who viewed...

ScienceHello! A weight, by the definition, is the pressure force on a base. When a body floats in a liquid (and doesn't touch a bottom), two forces acting on it: the gravity force downwards and the...

The TempestThe Tempest opens aboard a ship in the midst of a terrible storm. Shakespeare must have enjoyed simulating a storm at sea on his stage. It makes a great attentiongrabber. The stage directions...

HistoryThe monetary system under the Articles of Confederation was not a solid one economically. Under the Articles of Confederation, both the state governments and the federal government printed paper...

The Doll's HouseIn Mansfield's "The Doll's House," the Burnell children are not allowed to associate with the Kelvey girls. The Burnell girls are members of the upperclass and a family friend (Mrs. Hay) has sent...

Wuthering HeightsThe roots of ambition in Wuthering Heights are present in both Heathcliff and Catherine. Heathcliff, who is taken off the street by Mr. Earnshaw, is mistreated by everyone in the family except his...

MacbethThe play can be understood as a study of human behavior and character. Through his plays, Shakespeare implies that human nature is more complex and that human character is a mixture of...

The RavenHow do poetic devices and figurative language efftect the reader's understanding of Gothic themes...To state that Edgar A. Poe was very fond of the Gothic mode may sound like a commonplace, since there are myriad of scholarly studies in the subject. What is not so often acknowledged is the fact...

ScienceCirrus clouds form at altitudes of about 6000m (20,000 ft) or more, heights where water droplets freeze form to ice crystals. These clouds are typically formed at the head (or leading edge) of a...

HistoryThe Progressives’ views on regulating business were that government should regulate business so that businesses could not abuse the people. They felt that businesses used their economic power to...

HistoryPatriots, or "Whigs" were angry at Great Britain because they felt that Parliament, with the approval of King George and his ministers, was violating their rights as English subjects. They believed...

HistoryThe reason the Third Estate paid all the taxes under the Bourbon monarchy in France is that the kingdom had an inefficient, outdated tax system. Nobles and clergy received many privileges, one of...

LiteratureThis story was first published in 1951. Only six years ago, the world had witnessed the most devastating attack of two atom bombs on two cities of Japan. Following the deadliest Second World War,...

MacbethFirst of all, he demonstrates his arrogance by demanding that the witches answer his questions. One might think Macbeth would express some humility or even cautiousness before these supernatural...

The Canterbury TalesIrony is, generally, the difference between what you expect to happen and what really happens. In the case of Chaucer's "The Pardoner's Tale," from The Canterbury Tales, dramatic irony is used....

ScienceSpecific heat and latent heat are intensive material properties. Intensive properties are properties of a material which don't vary depending on the amount of mass present. For example, if a block...

A Christmas CarolWhen does Scrooge realize that he was supposed to learn a lesson from the past in A Christmas Carol?Scrooge is told by Marley that the ghosts will lead to his reclamation, and he is reflective several times during the visits to his past. Jacob Marley tells Scrooge that he has arranged a visit by...

The GiverJonas rarely dreams as an indication of how he is different from others in the community. When Jonas has the dream about Fiona they do not discuss it in detail because all that matters to them is...

HistoryAt the end of World War I, the Versailles Treaty was the peace treaty that dictated the peace terms to the Central Powers. It was very harsh on the Central Powers and, in particular, on Germany....

The Masque of the Red DeathWhen the striking of the great ebony clock announces midnight, the revelers halt and there is "an uneasy cessation of all things as before," signifying the guests' recognition of the force of time...

BusinessIn my view, it does not make sense for employers to be allowed to file grievances, at least if we are talking about grievances filed against workers or the union. This is because the employers...

Everyday UseDee has gone out into the world and become successful. We don't exactly know what all she has succeeded at, but we do know she has had a very good education that her mother has paid for at great...

Of Mice and MenBoth Lennie and George are wearing clothing appropriate for traveling ranch workers: denim, black hats, and blankets to sleep on  wherever they happen to rest. The physical descriptions of each...

LiteratureAll segregation, whether it is residential, social, educational, financial or political, always causes those who are set apart from having equal opportunities and advantages in society. For Walter...

The Healers[First, please note that I have corrected the misspelled character name from “Araba Jessiwa” to Araba Jesiwa.] Literary techniques in the subject of Literature are many and varied because they...

LiteratureKill Shakespeare is a 12issue comic book series created by Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col with the purpose of helping a large audience better appreciate Shakespeare and to learn more about...

To Kill a MockingbirdSheriff Tate’s expression of “let the dead bury the dead” is another way of saying “put this matter to rest.” In hopes of returning Maycomb back to its normal, everyday routine, Sheriff...

MathWe have to be careful here because of absolute value sign. We need to know where the function under absolute value changes sign (in the interval of integration), which is at `x=pi` in this case....

MathHello! Find the indefinite integral: `int((sqrt(y)y)/y^2)dy=int(y^(3/2)1/y)dy=(2)*y^((1)/(2))ln(y).` Then substitute y from 1 to 4: `(2*4^(1/2)ln(4))(2)=1ln(4)+2=1ln(4) approx 0.386.`

MathHello! First find the indefinite integral, `int(x/(2)2/x)dx=int(x/2)dxint(2/x)dx=(x^2)/42ln(x).` Then substitute x from 1 to 2: `(2^2/42ln(2))(1^2/42ln(1))=12ln(2)1/4=3/42ln(2) approx...

MathYou need to evaluate the integral, hence, you need to use the fundamental theorem of calculus, such that: `int_a^b f(x)dx = F(b)  F(a)` `int_0^1(5x  5^x)dx = int_0^1(5x)dx  int_0^1 5^x dx`...

MathYou need to evaluate the integral, hence, you need to use the fundamental theorem of calculus, such that: `int_a^b f(x)dx = F(b)  F(a)` `int_0^1(x^10 + 10^x)dx = int_0^1(x^10)dx + int_0^1 10^x...

MathYou need to evaluate the definite integral using the fundamental theorem of calculus, such that: `int_a^b f(u) du = F(b)  F(a)` `int_(pi/4)^(pi/3) csc^2 theta d theta = int_(pi/4)^(pi/3) 1/(sin^2...

MathYou need to evaluate the definite integral using the fundamental theorem of calculus, such that:` int_a^b f(x)dx = F(b)  F(a)` `int_0^(pi/4)(1+cos^2 theta)/(cos^2 theta) d theta =...

MathBefore evaluating this integral, simplify the expression in the integral using trigonometric identities. The following Pythagorean identity will be useful: `tan^2(theta) + 1 = sec^2(theta)` Start...

MathWe will make substitution `x=t^6.` Therefore, the differential is `dx=6t^5dt` and the new bounds of integration are `t_1=root(6)(1)=1` and `t_2=root(6)(64)=2.` `int_1^64(1+root(3)(x))/sqrt x...

MathHello! Consider the denominator first: `sinh(x)+cosh(x)=(e^xe^(x))/(2) +(e^x+e^(x))/(2)=e^x.` Therefore the integrand is equal to `2` and the integral is 2*(10(10))=40.

MathHello! This integral is a table one, `int(dr)/(sqrt(1r^2))=arcsin(r)+C.` ` ` Therefore the definite integral is equal to `arcsin(sqrt(3)/2)arcsin(0)=pi/30=pi/3 approx 1.047.` =arcsin(r)+C.

MathYou need to evaluate the definite integral using the fundamental theorem of calculus, such that: `int_a^b f(x)dx = F(b)  F(a)` You need to expand the cube such that: `(x1)^3 = x^3  1  3x(x1)...

MathHello! `(t^21)/(t^41)=1/(t^2+1).` Therefore indefinite integral is `arctan(t)(+C).` Substitute t from 0 to `1/sqrt(3)` and obtain `arctan(1/sqrt(3))arctan(0)=pi/60=pi/6 approx 0.524.`

MathWe have to be careful because of the absolute value. We need to know where the function under absolute values is positive and when it is negative in the given interval. It is also a good idea to...

MathHello! Consider two intervals: (1, 0) and (0, 2) to simplify x: `int_(1)^2(x2x)dx=int_(1)^0(x2x)dx+int_0^2(x2x)dx=` `=int_(1)^0(x+2x)dx+int_0^2(x2x)dx=`...

MathYou need to find the indefinite integral, hence, you need to remember that `sec t = 1/(cos t)` , such that: `int (sec t)(sec t + tan t) dt = int (1/(cos t))(1 + sin t)/(cos t) dt` `int (sec t)(sec...

MathYou need to find the indefinite integral, hence, you need to remember that `1 + tan^2 x = 1/(cos^2 x) = (tan x)'.` `int (1 + tan^2 x )dx = int (tan x)' dx = tan x + c` Hence, evaluating the...

MathYou need to find the indefinite integral, hence, you need to remember that sin `2x = 2sin x*cos x` , such that: `int (sin 2x)(sin x) dx = int (2sin x*cos x)/(sin x) dx ` `int (sin 2x)(sin x) dx =...