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8/29/16 15 min of lab first day--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 18:13, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Note to self: Original progress report was incorrectly graded by me due to confusion as to format. This effort is at least a 100% --Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 14:36, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

10/13/16 Nuclear Lab[edit]

With some online research, it seems that nuclear breeders would be more dangerous than the natural ability to increase weapon grade uranium. This is true because using breeders take less time to create weapon grade atoms than the natural way of increasing uranium that is done over many years.

Helpful Links:

  1. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-fast-breeder-react/
  2. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2011-03-27/news/29194838_1_reactors-liquid-sodium-coolant
  3. http://atomicinsights.com/russia-continues-sustained-fast-breeder-reactor-effort/

11/4/16 Reflection based on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-I6XTVZXww[edit]

The mathematics portrayed in the video may seem correct, but they left out a very important variable. That important variable is infinity. I am surprised that one can leave out such a large variable and still believe that the mathematical equation is correct. I will agree though, that the way the professor in the video solved the equations put many viewers in a position where it is easy to be tricked. With the equations he used and the way the he solved them, it certainly seems possible that -(1/12) is correct. The issue is that it may have been correct with the numbers he used, while dismissing the extremely large numbers that infinity includes, but it is not correct when actually factoring infinity into he equations. Just like we talked with the economy professor during class today, it all depends all the numbers you use and how you use them (like mean, median and mode).

Conversion of MS Word Files to Wikitext[edit]

Guy showed me how to use:

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As I discussed with you, I am presenting student essays to the Wikiversity world by uploading them to my page and collaborating with other students who are in the same class as I am (PHY1050). As I have been encouraged to collaborate with other students, I am able to teach others the basic format of Wikipedia/University/Miraheze, which will hopefully encourage them to continue to use Wikipedia/University/Miraheze throughout their academic careers and when they go out into the working field as well!

The following essay was written and edited by user:17huberk, has received an "A" within the course Great Books: Literature here at the Lake Campus, and is in basic MLA format:[edit]

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Karlee Huber

Professor Christine Junker

Great Books Literature

14 October 2016

    The book Housekeeping is a very “quiet” and “thick” text.  Meaning, many different scenes and problems occur throughout the plot, but it is all explained by the narrator, Ruth, in a very understated manner.  She has little to no emotion attached to what is occurring in her life, thus her words and the descriptions of what her life consists of is extremely dull and melancholy, even though her life is actually filled with many tragic incidents.  The text as a whole was quite challenging because of Ruth’s emotionless tone, so I really had to focus on each passage carefully in order to reveal what was happening in Ruth’s life.
    A specific passage that I found much more difficult than many of the others was the paragraph on page 292 that begins with the sentence: “Sylvie did not want to lose me.”  Many of statements in this paragraph are contradictory to one another.  As stated before, Ruth said “Sylvie did not want to lose me.”  But in this same paragraph on page 292, Ruth also said that “[s]he [Sylvie] did not wish to remember me.”  After first reading this, I was disoriented.  In my initial thought process, I thought that these two desires could not possibly coexist within the same time period.  It did not make sense that Ruth would believe that her aunt Sylvie did not want to lose her and, at the same time, believe that Sylvie did not want to remember her.   
       As I found this passage difficult to understand, I decided that I had to try a different method of reading.  My first action in my attempt to understand the words of Ruth was to reread the passage over a couple of times and to slow down my reading pace.  By doing this, I was able to focus more carefully on each individual word.  This method made me realize that I did not truly know the definitions of all of the words.  Such words include: miscible and ungainly.  I have heard and even used the words before, but had not encountered them in this specific context.  Ruth used these words as a way to describe herself and how Sylvie wished to view and not to view Ruth.  So I decided to look up the words in the dictionary.  Miscible, by definition, means “capable of being mixed” and ungainly means “not graceful; awkward; unwieldy; clumsy” as found on dictionary.com.  Therefore, when Ruth said, “she [Sylvie] did not wish me to turn subtle and miscible,” she was more deeply explaining that Sylvie did not want Ruth to become totally invisible to her.  Also, when Ruth said, “[s]he much preferred my simple, ordinary presence, silent and ungainly though I might be,” Ruth was making a point that although Sylvie did not want to Ruth to disappear, Sylvie also did not want to be bothered by Ruth.  After understanding the definitions of words within the context they were in, I realized that it is possible for Sylvie to not want to lose Ruth while also not want to remember her because that is exactly how Sylvie is.  She is not fond of having connections or being tied down to a specific place, but she also made a connection with Ruth.  Even though she is not accustomed to keeping connections with a person she saw her sister within Ruth, so Ruth became Sylvie's one exception.  Sylvie did not understand the connection that she made with Ruth, or at least was not accustomed to such a connection, so it was hard for Ruth understand as well.  That is why Ruth’s description of the way Sylvie felt about Ruth was wordy and difficult to explain.
         I did not understand what Ruth meant by Sylvie not wanting to lose her while also not wanted to remember her because I could not relate to such an issue, which is the problem!  I was not supposed to relate to them.  The relationship between Ruth and Sylvie is very rare and unheard of.  This book was not written on a belief that the majority of readers would be able to connect with the characters on a personal level because there is not an emotional basis that invites a reader to do so.  We, as readers, are supposed to take Ruth, Sylvie, and all the other characters and their lives and simply let them be who they are.  When I was able to step back and release my expectation of personal connection with the characters and plot, I was able to better understand the text as a whole and solely focus on what is happening in their lives, without being distracted with the struggle to make personal connections.

The following essay was written and edited by user:Cantelli25 for a Wright State Lake Campus Economics Course:[edit]

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Medicare and Medicaid

Quintin Cantelli

Economics 12:00 – 12:55

October 19, 2016

Established in 1964, Medicare and Medicaid have brought a sense of help to people in America. Medicaid and Medicare are two of the most enduring social programs in United States history, providing different services to different groups of people. The eligibility rules for Medicaid have been criticized as confusing. Medicare and Medicaid share many similarities and have many differences in terms of the populations that are eligible for benefits; the general benefits or services covered; and how the programs are funded and administered. Furthermore, a closer inspection of Medicare reveals both strengths and flaws in the program. This is a federal program that provides healthcare for all those who are 65 years and older. Anyone 65 and older who qualifies for Social Security is automatically eligible for Medicare.

Medicare became fully established in 1967, part of President Johnsons programs to better society. Medicare has been known to have a higher cost only because elderly are susceptible to have more costly illness or injury. Medicare is one of the main sources of funding for those people that have no money or very small amount of money.

People over 65 have a poverty rate that is typically 2-3 percent lower than the rest of the nation because the price is so high. This causes Medicaid to have a significantly lower cost than Medicare.

Medicaid was developed almost simultaneously to Medicare. In the 1950s, the federal government created a welfare program for people who were poor and a category for those with permanent disabilities. Like Medicare, Medicaid became law in 1965. Since its entry, many states have chosen to provide services under Medicaid that go beyond federal guidelines. This choice has led to the growth of Medicaid and its increased importance in the health care field.