Homework 4 – Construction and Water Management 80 points total Refer to Lecture 6a – Construction Part I, 6b – Construction Part II, and Chapter 6 in your textbook. 1. What is the difference between an owner, a design professional, and a constructor? (6 points) 2. Briefly explain the process of ‘Design-bid-build’ construction. How is it different than a ‘design-build’ type of project? (6 points) 3. Describe, in at least one sentence, the main function of the following construction equipment (2 points each): a. Crane b. Skidsteer c. Excavator d. Backhoe e. Grader f. Pile driver 4. What are 5 major components of a construction staging plan? (5 points) 5. What are 5 administrative controls used for environmental management on a construction site? (For example: protecting native plants) (5 points) 6. Explain the major differences between scaffolding, falsework, and formwork. (6 points) Refer to Lecture 7a, slides 11, 12, & 13 and pages 165-166 in your textbook for background information on using the Rational Method for flowrate calculations. 7. The Bush library park is planted with native grasses and is 15 acres in size. Assume the drainage system was designed to handle a 1-hour storm of 100-year-storm magnitude. The intensity data for different storm events for Dallas County can be found in this document, on page 6: http://iswm.nctcog.org/Documents/archives/site_development_manual/Appendices.pdf a. What is the expected flowrate for the native park area, calculated using the Rational Method? The runoff coefficient for the park can be approximated as 0.10. (6 points) b. What would be the design flowrate if they had paved over the area to create a large parking lot, instead of the park? Assume the runoff coefficient of concrete to be 0.92. (6 points) 8. Refer to page 94 in your textbook. What are four common urban stormwater pollutants and their possible sources? What are the possible impacts from each pollutant to receiving waters? (12 points) Refer to slides 6, 7, and 8 of Lecture 7b, and your in-class assignment for the following question. 9. What is the horizontal pressure force from water stored behind a dam wall if the dam is filled to capacity at 425ft? How high up from the bottom of the dam does the force act? (10 points) Read the following article and answer the question below: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/06/060609-gorges-dam_2.html 10. What are three negative environmental, social, or political impacts in China from the Three Gorges Dam? What are three positive impacts? (6 points)

Homework 4 – Construction and Water Management 80 points total Refer to Lecture 6a – Construction Part I, 6b – Construction Part II, and Chapter 6 in your textbook. 1. What is the difference between an owner, a design professional, and a constructor? (6 points) 2. Briefly explain the process of ‘Design-bid-build’ construction. How is it different than a ‘design-build’ type of project? (6 points) 3. Describe, in at least one sentence, the main function of the following construction equipment (2 points each): a. Crane b. Skidsteer c. Excavator d. Backhoe e. Grader f. Pile driver 4. What are 5 major components of a construction staging plan? (5 points) 5. What are 5 administrative controls used for environmental management on a construction site? (For example: protecting native plants) (5 points) 6. Explain the major differences between scaffolding, falsework, and formwork. (6 points) Refer to Lecture 7a, slides 11, 12, & 13 and pages 165-166 in your textbook for background information on using the Rational Method for flowrate calculations. 7. The Bush library park is planted with native grasses and is 15 acres in size. Assume the drainage system was designed to handle a 1-hour storm of 100-year-storm magnitude. The intensity data for different storm events for Dallas County can be found in this document, on page 6: http://iswm.nctcog.org/Documents/archives/site_development_manual/Appendices.pdf a. What is the expected flowrate for the native park area, calculated using the Rational Method? The runoff coefficient for the park can be approximated as 0.10. (6 points) b. What would be the design flowrate if they had paved over the area to create a large parking lot, instead of the park? Assume the runoff coefficient of concrete to be 0.92. (6 points) 8. Refer to page 94 in your textbook. What are four common urban stormwater pollutants and their possible sources? What are the possible impacts from each pollutant to receiving waters? (12 points) Refer to slides 6, 7, and 8 of Lecture 7b, and your in-class assignment for the following question. 9. What is the horizontal pressure force from water stored behind a dam wall if the dam is filled to capacity at 425ft? How high up from the bottom of the dam does the force act? (10 points) Read the following article and answer the question below: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/06/060609-gorges-dam_2.html 10. What are three negative environmental, social, or political impacts in China from the Three Gorges Dam? What are three positive impacts? (6 points)

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In Chapter 3 it is mentioned “…the software can dynamically assert truth statements in the form of queries against previously unknown schema types.” Locate this text in the chapter and answer the following questions: a) What do the authors refer to with the above statement? b) How would one form SQL queries on the fly (i.e., without “hard-coding” them) on previously unknown schemas?

In Chapter 3 it is mentioned “…the software can dynamically assert truth statements in the form of queries against previously unknown schema types.” Locate this text in the chapter and answer the following questions: a) What do the authors refer to with the above statement? b) How would one form SQL queries on the fly (i.e., without “hard-coding” them) on previously unknown schemas?

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Assignment 2 – Summary/Response – 150 points For your second essay assignment, you will summarize and then respond/react to an article from the book They Say I Say. Choose either Don’t Blame the Eater (462), Should Everyone go to College? (208), I Had A Nice Time With You Tonight. On The App (393) or What Are You Buying When You Buy Organic? (428). Steps in writing this essay: 1. Give the essay a title that lets the reader know a little about the essay. Think about what your main point is and try to show that idea in your title. Center the title. Make it the same size and font as the rest of your essay. 2. For your first paragraph, write a summary of the article. This will be your introduction. The first sentence of your essay should include the author’s name, the title of the article, and the main point of the article. 3. At the end of the summary, add a thesis stating your overall reaction to the article. 4. For the body, each paragraph needs a topic sentence stating one of your main points that support your thesis. Your supporting sentences in each paragraph should provide specific reasons and examples of why you agree or disagree with the author. Occasionally refer to the author’s ideas since your essay is a response to his or her ideas. When referring to the author’s ideas, use both paraphrases and quotes. 5. For your conclusion, restate your position and your reasons for taking that position. The following sentences should become more general so that the reader can see the “bigger picture” of why taking your position is important. 6. Add a Reference page with the article cited in APA format. Formatting: • use APA formatting for in-text citations and the Reference page • double space • one-inch margins • use Times New Roman, Cambria, or Calibri • use 12-point font • the essay needs to be between 1,000 to 1,500 words, not including the Reference page Tentative schedule: • Thursday, Sept. 24 – Writing Workshop • Tuesday, Sept. 29 – Autobiography Review/ Peer Review (Bring TWO copies of your essay to class) • Thursday, Oct. 1 – Timed Autobiography • Tuesday, Oct. 6 – Conferences with Joshua • Sunday, Oct. 11 – Instructor draft due at 11:59 p.m. on Bb under Assignments   Scoring Rubric for Assignment 2: Summary/Response Essay Name:____________________________ Summary of article _____ /15 – Is the summary objective and comprehensive? – Does it include the main points and leave out minor details? – Does it include the author and title of article? Thesis statement _____ /10 – Does the thesis capture the main point/purpose of the entire paper? Response _____ /40 – Does the student take a clear position regarding the article? – Is the argument logical, well developed, and convincing? – Is there a personal anecdote that supports the student’s thesis? – Does the student explain how the anecdote relates to the article and to the thesis? – Is the anecdote developed? References to article _____ /35 – Is the article referenced multiple times to link the student’s argument and anecdote to the article? – Do the references to the article support the student’s argument or are they random? Organization _____ /15 – Does each paragraph flow well to the next? – Are transitional phrases used? – Does the organization of the paragraphs make sense? – Does the organization of sentences within each paragraph make sense? – Do paragraphs have a topic sentence? Presentation _____ /25 – Is the essay free of grammatical, mechanical, and spelling errors? – Is the idea in each sentence clear? – Are there a variety of sentence structures and varied, sophisticated vocabulary? – Does the student follow formatting guidelines? Citations _____ /10 – Are in-text citations used for paraphrases and quotes? – Are quotes used properly? – Is there a Reference page that is formatted correctly? Total points: _____ /150

Assignment 2 – Summary/Response – 150 points For your second essay assignment, you will summarize and then respond/react to an article from the book They Say I Say. Choose either Don’t Blame the Eater (462), Should Everyone go to College? (208), I Had A Nice Time With You Tonight. On The App (393) or What Are You Buying When You Buy Organic? (428). Steps in writing this essay: 1. Give the essay a title that lets the reader know a little about the essay. Think about what your main point is and try to show that idea in your title. Center the title. Make it the same size and font as the rest of your essay. 2. For your first paragraph, write a summary of the article. This will be your introduction. The first sentence of your essay should include the author’s name, the title of the article, and the main point of the article. 3. At the end of the summary, add a thesis stating your overall reaction to the article. 4. For the body, each paragraph needs a topic sentence stating one of your main points that support your thesis. Your supporting sentences in each paragraph should provide specific reasons and examples of why you agree or disagree with the author. Occasionally refer to the author’s ideas since your essay is a response to his or her ideas. When referring to the author’s ideas, use both paraphrases and quotes. 5. For your conclusion, restate your position and your reasons for taking that position. The following sentences should become more general so that the reader can see the “bigger picture” of why taking your position is important. 6. Add a Reference page with the article cited in APA format. Formatting: • use APA formatting for in-text citations and the Reference page • double space • one-inch margins • use Times New Roman, Cambria, or Calibri • use 12-point font • the essay needs to be between 1,000 to 1,500 words, not including the Reference page Tentative schedule: • Thursday, Sept. 24 – Writing Workshop • Tuesday, Sept. 29 – Autobiography Review/ Peer Review (Bring TWO copies of your essay to class) • Thursday, Oct. 1 – Timed Autobiography • Tuesday, Oct. 6 – Conferences with Joshua • Sunday, Oct. 11 – Instructor draft due at 11:59 p.m. on Bb under Assignments   Scoring Rubric for Assignment 2: Summary/Response Essay Name:____________________________ Summary of article _____ /15 – Is the summary objective and comprehensive? – Does it include the main points and leave out minor details? – Does it include the author and title of article? Thesis statement _____ /10 – Does the thesis capture the main point/purpose of the entire paper? Response _____ /40 – Does the student take a clear position regarding the article? – Is the argument logical, well developed, and convincing? – Is there a personal anecdote that supports the student’s thesis? – Does the student explain how the anecdote relates to the article and to the thesis? – Is the anecdote developed? References to article _____ /35 – Is the article referenced multiple times to link the student’s argument and anecdote to the article? – Do the references to the article support the student’s argument or are they random? Organization _____ /15 – Does each paragraph flow well to the next? – Are transitional phrases used? – Does the organization of the paragraphs make sense? – Does the organization of sentences within each paragraph make sense? – Do paragraphs have a topic sentence? Presentation _____ /25 – Is the essay free of grammatical, mechanical, and spelling errors? – Is the idea in each sentence clear? – Are there a variety of sentence structures and varied, sophisticated vocabulary? – Does the student follow formatting guidelines? Citations _____ /10 – Are in-text citations used for paraphrases and quotes? – Are quotes used properly? – Is there a Reference page that is formatted correctly? Total points: _____ /150

What was valuable about today’s learning encounter and why was it of value to you? write example from your experience?

What was valuable about today’s learning encounter and why was it of value to you? write example from your experience?

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The next two questions refer to this situation: A rectangular loop with sides of length a= 1.50 cm and b= 4.00 cm is placed near a wire that carries a current that varies as a function of time: i(t)=3.90+1.22t2 where the current is in Amperes and the time is in seconds. The distance from the straight wire to the closest side of the loop is d= 0.350 centimeters. What is the magnetic flux through the loop at time t= 0.80 seconds? (Define positive flux into the page.)

The next two questions refer to this situation: A rectangular loop with sides of length a= 1.50 cm and b= 4.00 cm is placed near a wire that carries a current that varies as a function of time: i(t)=3.90+1.22t2 where the current is in Amperes and the time is in seconds. The distance from the straight wire to the closest side of the loop is d= 0.350 centimeters. What is the magnetic flux through the loop at time t= 0.80 seconds? (Define positive flux into the page.)

 
Refer to this summary equation of photosynthesis to complete the sentences about chemical bonds and reactions. 6 CO2 + 6 H2O C6H12O6 + 6 O2 Drag the terms on the left to the appropriate blanks on the right to complete the sentences. Not all terms will be used.

Refer to this summary equation of photosynthesis to complete the sentences about chemical bonds and reactions. 6 CO2 + 6 H2O C6H12O6 + 6 O2 Drag the terms on the left to the appropriate blanks on the right to complete the sentences. Not all terms will be used.

Refer to this summary equation of photosynthesis to complete the … Read More...