Experiment Design

Suppose a university teacher wants to know whether or not requiring attendance improves student learning. How could she find out? Describe an experiment that an instructor might actually use.
Review the experiments posted by your classmates. Evaluate the pros and cons of their proposals, and when applicable, suggest improvements or ask follow-up questions.

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Java Coding Problem

  1. Write a program given a number in any base (base 2 to base 16) and rounds that number to a

specified place. Rounding up occurs when the digit to the right of the rounding place divided by the

number’s base is 0.5 or more. For example, 0.12468 rounded to 3 places is 0.125 because 6 divided by

8 is greater than 0.5; when rounded to 2 places, it’s 0.13 because 4 divided by 8 is 0.5; and it’s 0.1

when rounded to 1 place because 2 divided by 8 is less than 0.5. Input from the keyboard three (3)

values: a number, the base of that number, and the number of places to be rounded. Assume the

numbers entered will have at least one digit to the right of the place to be rounded and at least one digit

to the left of the decimal point. Also, assume the rounding place will never be 0 (round a whole

number). For each input, output to the screen the number rounded to the given number of places. Do

not output any digits beyond the rounded place. Finally, ask the user if he/she wishes to run the

program again (check case). Refer to the sample output below.

Sample Run:

Enter the value: 0.11101

Enter the base of the number: 2

Number of decimal places to round: 4

The resulting value: 0.1111

Run again (Y/N): y

Enter the value: 35.4321

Enter the base of the number: 7

Number of decimal places to round: 3

The resulting value: 35.432

Run again (Y/N): N

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The Cinematography of Breaking Bad

W​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​rite a 1,575 word essay researching and explaining the works of a particular cinematographer, or a specific cinematography technique, or the cinematography of a particular film or TV show. Some imagery can be used in this essay, but these will not count towards the final word count and should be mainly used for context. Please list a minimum of 4x references (this list will not count towards final word count) and submit the final essay as a .pdf file or similar. (For my essay the set topic will be the cinematography of Breaking Bad, and only below 25% is​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​ allowed for plagiarism). Final essays will be assessed on the following: Technical; is the research correct and objective? Are subjective opinions in the research clearly presented as such? Are technical terms used correctly? Comprehension; has the student demonstrated a clear understanding of the cinematographic techniques they describe? Spelling and Grammar; using Australian spellings and correct essay formatting. References; complete and a correctly formatted reference list. * Word counts should be within 10% of the listed amount​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​.

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Design training for caregivers who are working with a minority group

design training for caregivers who are working with a minority group. Follow the instructions below to complete the assignment.

Select a minority group.
Consider the different aspects of the culture relevant to the care of children.
Develop a training agenda or checklist to prepare caregivers for caring for a child from that group.

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Identify Patterns

Introducing Art Media
In this assignment, you will be focusing on the use of expressive line by one of our chapter artists.
Before beginning this assignment, reintroduce yourself to the following url…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz_zwsgjRbw (Links to an external site.)
Minimize Video
Showcasing Henri Matisse’s painting The Red Studio. The imagery of this painting depicts the interior of Matisse’s studio with a display of art objects created
with an array of media, such as bronze sculptures, oil paintings, and plaster casts. The history of media used to create art is the history of various
technologies employed by artists. These technologies have helped artists both to achieve the ends they desire more readily and to discover new modes of
creation and expression. A medium is both the specific material, and the process through which a given work of art is made.
Discuss the decisions an artist contemplates as they choose a medium for an idea or select a medium as their signature method of creating.
What objects in the room appear to be unrelated?
What commonalities are there among artifacts in the room that may at first appeared unrelated?
What types of solutions did Matisse employ to bring unity to the overall painting both in related and nonrelated subject matter?
*While answering 1 -4 above as part of your 300 word essay, also be sure to include art terminology from this chapter and the previous chapters. When art
terms are used, please be sure to underline the art term.

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The construction of On the Waterfront

This is a topic for those interested in cinematic art. Write an essay on the construction of On the Waterfront, the choices made by its director regarding, for
example, cinematography (e.g., camera angles, cross-cutting, long-shots, close-ups, etc.), lighting, the blocking of scenes (who is where and why), the
disposition and use of props as visual symbols, the integration of Bernstein’s music, why and where the acting strikes you as particularly effective. You might
want to consider the distinguished and influential place of this film in American film history, or you might choose to focus on a few crucial scenes. I’d still like
this paper to include some account of the moral force of the film, without which it would not have had the influence it clearly has enjoyed; but the emphasis
here would be on how this force is generated by the filmmaker’s art.

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The Templo Mayor

View the stone works by the Aztecs in your textbook and read the article cited below from Archaeology Magazine by Roger Atwood on the Templo Mayor and discuss the style of Aztec art, its lack of realism (or idealization for that matter, unlike the Greeks), and its monstrous appearance, particularly with the Coatlicue statue which shocked Spaniards, who then reburied the statue.

Atwood, R. (2014, June 9). Templo Mayor – Archaeology Magazine. Templo Mayor – Archaeology Magazine. Retrieved from http://archaeology.org/issues/143-features/mexico-city//2206-under-mexico-city-templo-mayor

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Facility Design

Create a Facility Design Instructions

Create a facility design within an operations management environment.
Design is an important aspect in business. As applied to operations management, this is primarily product design and service design, and in a supporting role, facility design.
In this assessment, you will apply critical thinking to the application of design to operations management in an informative essay in which you specifically address the topics listed below.
You can select an operations management environment of your own choosing, however ensure it is realistic and real world applicable, reflecting good judgment, business sense, and critical thinking skills. Consider the following topic and follow the instructions below; remembering to complete all elements of your assessment:
Facility Design
Create a facility design within an operations management environment, using real world research to support your work. At the beginning of your paper, introduce your planned work, to include a description of the elements of the facility design, that you selected to focus on, and how you plan to apply it to a real world scenario.

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Hemingway Corporation manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment

  1. Hemingway Corporation manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives in the United States. The company is considering expanding its operations worldwide to boost its income and cash flows. The expansion project will require the company to raise $100 million capital to finance the project. Mike Schenk, MBA has been hired to assist the company with the preparation of financial statement analysis and to suggest actions needed to raise the needed funds. Schenk is directed to send copies of the financial statement analysis to management of the company, potential lenders, and strategic investors. The balance sheet and income statement for the company are shown below.

Balance Sheet (Millions of Dollars)
2019 2020 2021Est.
Cash and equivalents 62 52 52
Short-term investments 102 12 52
Accounts receivable 402 522 532
Inventories 640 840 680
Total current assets 1,206 1,426 1,316
Net fixed assets 2,920 3,520 3,720
Total assets 4,126 4,946 5,036
Liabilities and equity
Accounts payable 330 430 365
Notes payable 182 252 120
Accruals 200 240 272
Total current liabilities 712 922 757
Long-term bonds 800 1,100 1,100
Total liabilities 1,512 2,022 1,857
Common stock (100,000 shares) 1,000 1,000 1,000
Retained earnings 1,650 1,924 2,216
Total common equity 2,650 2,924 3,216
Total liabilities and equity 4,126 4,946 5,036

Income Statement (millions of Dollars)
2019 2020 2021Est.
Net sales 6,500 7,000 7,600
Cost of goods sold 4,400 4,800 5,320
Depreciation 292 322 372
Other operating expenses 360 400 410
Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) 1,448 1,478 1,498
Less interest 68 108 100
Pre-Tax earnings 1,380 1,370 1,398
Taxes (25%) 345 343 350
Net Income 1,035 1,028 1,049

Industry average for selected ratios
Profit margin 16.0% Inventory turnover 6.0
Operating profit margin 22.0% Fixed assets turnover 2.3
Basic Earning power 35.5% Total assets turnover 1.6
ROA 25.6% Current 2
ROE 36.5% Quick 0.85
P/E ratio 9.4 Debt ratio 30.0%

  1. The financial ratio analysis of the company is being conducted for management, equity investors, and long-term potential creditors. Explain the primary emphasis of each of these groups in evaluating the ratios.
  2. Calculate the following profitability ratios for Hemingway Corporation for 2020:
    i. Operating profit margin
    ii. Return on assets (ROA)
    iii. Return on equity (ROE)
    iv. Basic Earning Power (BEP)
  3. Calculate the following asset management ratios for Hemingway Corporation for 2020:
    i. total assets turnover
    ii. Fixed assets turnover
    iii. Inventory turnover
  4. Calculate the following liquidity and debt management ratios for Hemingway Corporation in 2020:
    i. Current ratio
    ii. Quick ratio
    iii. Debt ratio
  5. Explain trend analysis. Calculate the projected profitability ratios for Hemingway Corporation for 2021.
  6. Using the trend analysis indicate whether the financial performance of Hemingway Corporation has improved or worsened over the years.
  7. Explain benchmarking. Indicate whether the asset management ratios of the company have improved or worsened relative to the industry.
  8. Mike Schenk is using the extended Dupont equation to predict the Return on Equity (ROE) for Hemingway Corporation for 2022. He forecasts the following ratios for 2022.

Profit margin 16.0%
Total assets turnover 1.6
Equity multiplier 1.7

Calculate the Return on Equity (ROE) for Hemingway Corporation for 2022.

  1. Mike Schenk explains to the CEO that although financial ratio provides useful information concerning the company’s operation, it has limitations that necessitate care and judgment. Identify four limitations of ratio analysis that Mike is addressing.
  2. In the report sent to investors and credit lenders, Mike indicated that financial statement analysis goes beyond comparing ratios, and that qualitative factors must be considered as well. Identify five such qualitative factors that the users of the financial statement should consider when evaluating the company’s future financial performance.
    Submit your answers in a Word document.

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The Power of Good Design and ten principles noted for good design

Review The Power of Good Design and select three of the ten principles noted for good design. Next in R, utilize these three principles in a problem that you will solve. First note the problem to solve, the dataset (where the information was pulled from), and what methods you are going to take to solve the problem. Ensure the problem is simple enough to complete within a two-page document. For example, I need to purchase a house and want to know what my options are given x amount of dollars and x location based on a sample of data from Zillow within each location.
Ensure there is data visualization in the homework and note how it relates to the three principles selected

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