Laurentian University ENGR 1056: Applied Mechanics I 2015{2016 Assignment #2 Instructions: Complete all the questions. Show your work as marks are given for process. Submit your assignment as a single PDF le to the appropriate dropbox on D2L. You may use the photocopiers in the library as scanners if you do not have access to a scanner. Ensure that the scans are readable. Late assignments will NOT be accepted. Due: Tues. Sept. 29, 2015, 8:30am 2-1. Assuming that: A = 5i ? 3j + 2k B = ?2i + 2k then calculate the following and report your answers to 3 signi cant gures: (a) eA; (b) A  B; (c) B  A; and, (d) the component of A parallel to B. 2-2. Do question 2.159 from your text. Report your answers to four signi cant digits. 2-3. You are given the following directions: start at point A, walk north 5 ft to point B, turn 30 degrees to your right, walk forward for 8 ft to point C, turn 15 degrees to your right, walk forward x ft to point D. If the distance directly from A to D is 16 ft, what is the value of x? What is the angle  between AB and AD? Include a diagram of your route. Label your diagram with points A to D and the angle . Report you answers to 3 signi cant digits. 2-4. Do question 2.165 from your text. Report your answers in newtons to four signi - cant gures. W. Brent Lievers 2015-09-21 Page 1 of 1

Laurentian University ENGR 1056: Applied Mechanics I 2015{2016 Assignment #2 Instructions: Complete all the questions. Show your work as marks are given for process. Submit your assignment as a single PDF le to the appropriate dropbox on D2L. You may use the photocopiers in the library as scanners if you do not have access to a scanner. Ensure that the scans are readable. Late assignments will NOT be accepted. Due: Tues. Sept. 29, 2015, 8:30am 2-1. Assuming that: A = 5i ? 3j + 2k B = ?2i + 2k then calculate the following and report your answers to 3 signi cant gures: (a) eA; (b) A  B; (c) B  A; and, (d) the component of A parallel to B. 2-2. Do question 2.159 from your text. Report your answers to four signi cant digits. 2-3. You are given the following directions: start at point A, walk north 5 ft to point B, turn 30 degrees to your right, walk forward for 8 ft to point C, turn 15 degrees to your right, walk forward x ft to point D. If the distance directly from A to D is 16 ft, what is the value of x? What is the angle  between AB and AD? Include a diagram of your route. Label your diagram with points A to D and the angle . Report you answers to 3 signi cant digits. 2-4. Do question 2.165 from your text. Report your answers in newtons to four signi - cant gures. W. Brent Lievers 2015-09-21 Page 1 of 1

Here are the take-home questions based on the story “Nachman from Los Angeles.” You will need to look up most of the answers to these questions. After you have answered the questions, at the end of your paper, list the resources you used to find the answers to these questions. The quiz is due by Tuesday, Sept. 29th. Upload it into the Grades section. Don’t worry if the cloud says it is plagiarized. It will look that way because you are using resources. Questions Inspired by “Nachman from Los Angeles” 1 What is Metaphysics ? 2 What kinds of questions do metaphysicians try to answer? 3 Who is Bergson ? 4 What are some topics that Bergson is famous for? 5 Who is Galois? 6 What is Galois famous for? 7 Who is Zeno? 8 Name an idea that Zeno is famous for? 9 What is academic honesty? What is plagiarism?

Here are the take-home questions based on the story “Nachman from Los Angeles.” You will need to look up most of the answers to these questions. After you have answered the questions, at the end of your paper, list the resources you used to find the answers to these questions. The quiz is due by Tuesday, Sept. 29th. Upload it into the Grades section. Don’t worry if the cloud says it is plagiarized. It will look that way because you are using resources. Questions Inspired by “Nachman from Los Angeles” 1 What is Metaphysics ? 2 What kinds of questions do metaphysicians try to answer? 3 Who is Bergson ? 4 What are some topics that Bergson is famous for? 5 Who is Galois? 6 What is Galois famous for? 7 Who is Zeno? 8 Name an idea that Zeno is famous for? 9 What is academic honesty? What is plagiarism?

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

After reading the supplement article on Business Analytics linked to the week 1 schedule, write an essay on how business analytics impacts you today, or its potential role in your chosen career path. Do research for your paper, or interview someone who works in your area. The goals of this paper are two-fold: (1) focus on high quality writing, using the COBE Writing Styles Guide for writing help and citations. (2) consider the importance of BI from a personal/work/career perspective.

After reading the supplement article on Business Analytics linked to the week 1 schedule, write an essay on how business analytics impacts you today, or its potential role in your chosen career path. Do research for your paper, or interview someone who works in your area. The goals of this paper are two-fold: (1) focus on high quality writing, using the COBE Writing Styles Guide for writing help and citations. (2) consider the importance of BI from a personal/work/career perspective.

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Fact Debate Brief Introduction Crime doesn’t pay; it should be punished. Even since childhood, a slap on the hand has prevented possible criminals from ever committing the same offense; whether it was successful or not depended on how much that child wanted that cookie. While a slap on the wrist might or might not be an effective deterrent, the same can be said about the death penalty. Every day, somewhere in the world, a criminal is stopped permanently from committing any future costs, but this is by the means of the death. While effective in stopping one person permanently, it does nothing about the crime world as a whole. While it is necessary to end the career of a criminal, no matter what his or her crime is, we must not end it by taking a life. Through this paper, the death penalty will be proven ineffective at deterring crime by use of other environmental factors. Definition: The death penalty is defined as the universal punishment of death as legally applied by a fair court system. It is important for it to be a fair legal system, as not to confuse it with genocide, mob mentality, or any other ruling without trial. Claim 1: Use of the death penalty is in decline Ground 1: According to the book The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective by Roger Hood and Carolyn Hoyle, published Dec. 8th, 2014, the Oxford professors in criminology say “As in most of the rest of the world, the death penalty in the US is in decline and distributed unevenly in frequency of use” even addressing that, as of April 2014, 18 states no longer have a death penalty, and even Oregon and Washington are considering removing their death penalty laws. Furthermore, in 2013, only 9 of these states still retaining the death penalty actually executed someone. Warrant 1: The death penalty can be reinstated at any time, but so far, it hasn’t been. At the same time, more states consider getting rid of it altogether. Therefore, it becomes clear that even states don’t want to be involved with this process showing that this is a disliked process. Claim 2: Even states with death penalty in effect still have high crime rates. Ground 2: With the reports gathered from fbi.gov, lawstreetmedia.com, a website based around political expertise and research determined the ranking of each state based on violent crime, published September 12th, 2014. Of the top ten most violent states, only three of which had the death penalty instituted (Maryland #9, New Mexico #4, Alaska #3). The other seven still had the system in place, and, despite it, still have a high amount of violent crime. On the opposite end of the spectrum, at the bottom ten most violent states, four of which, including the bottom-most states, do not have the death penalty in place. Warrant 2: With this ranking, it literally proves that the death penalty does not deter crime, or that there is a correlation between having the death penalty and having a decrease in the crime rate. Therefore, the idea of death penalty deterring crime is a null term in the sense that there is no, or a flawed connection. Claim 3: Violent crime is decreasing (but not because if the death penalty) Ground 3 A: According to an article published by The Economist, dated July 23rd, 2013, the rate of violent crime is in fact decreasing, but not because of the death penalty, but rather, because we have more police. From 1995 to 2010, policing has increased one-fifth, and with it, a decline in crime rate. In fact, in cities such as Detroit where policing has been cut, an opposite effect, an increase in crime, has been reported. Ground 3 B: An article from the Wall Street Journal, dated May 28th, 2011, also cites a decline in violent, only this time, citing the reason as a correlation with poverty levels. In 2009, at the start of the housing crisis, crime rates also dropped noticeably. Oddly enough, this article points out the belief that unemployment is often associated with crime; instead, the evidence presented is environmental in nature. Warrant 3: Crime rate isn’t deterred by death penalty, but rather, our surroundings. Seeing as how conditions have improved, so has the state of peace. Therefore, it becomes clear that the death penalty is ineffective at deterring crime because other key factors present more possibility for improvement of society. Claim 4: The death penalty is a historically flawed system. Ground 4A: According to the book The Death Penalty: Constitutional Issues, Commentaries, and Case Briefs by Scott Vollum, published in 2005, addresses how the case of the death penalty emerged to where it is today. While the book is now a decade old, it is used for historical context, particularly, in describing the first execution that took place in 1608. While it is true that most of these executions weren’t as well-grounded as the modern ones that take place now, they still had no effect in deterring crime. Why? Because even after America was established and more sane, the death penalty still had to be used because criminals still had violent behaviors. Ground 4B: According to data from Mother Jones, published May 17th, 2013, the reason why the crime rate was so high in the past could possibly be due to yet another environmental factor (affected by change over time), exposure to lead. Since the removal of lead from paint started over a hundred years ago, there has been a decline in homicide. Why is this important? Lead poisoning in child’s brain, if not lethal, can affect development and lead to mental disability, lower IQ, and lack of reasoning. Warrant 4: By examining history as a whole, there is a greater correlation between other factors that have resulted in a decline in violent crime. The decline in the crime rate has been an ongoing process, but has shown a faster decline due to other environmental factors, rather than the instatement of the death penalty. Claim 5: The world’s violent crime rate is changing, but not due to the death penalty. Ground 5A: According to article published by Amnesty USA in March of 2014, the number of executions under the death penalty reported in 2013 had increased by 15%. However, the rate of violent crime in the world has decreased significantly in the last decade. But, Latvia, for example, has permanently banned the death penalty since 2012. In 2014, the country was viewed overall as safe and low in violent crime rate. Ground 5B: However, while it is true that there is a decline in violent crime rate worldwide, The World Bank, April 17, 2013, reports that the rate of global poverty is decreasing. In a similar vein to the US, because wealth is being distributed better and conditions are improving overall, there is a steady decline in crime rate. Warrant 5: By examining the world as a whole, it becomes clear that it doesn’t matter if the death penalty is in place, violent crime will still exist. However, mirroring the US, as simple conditions improve, so does lifestyle. The death penalty does not deter crime in the world, rather a better quality of life is responsible for that. Works Cited “Death Sentences and Executions 2013.” Amnesty International USA. Amnesty USA, 26 Mar. 2014. Web. 15 Mar. 2015. <http://www.amnestyusa.org/research/reports/death-sentences-and-executions-2013>. D. K. “Why Is Crime Falling?” The Economist. The Economist Newspaper, 23 July 2013. Web. 12 Mar. 2015. <http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2013/07/economist-explains-16>. Drum, Kevin. “The US Murder Rate Is on Track to Be Lowest in a Century.”Mother Jones. Mother Jones, 17 May 2013. Web. 13 Mar. 2015. <http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/05/us-murder-rate-track-be-lowest-century>. Hood, Roger, and Carolyn Hoyle. The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2002. 45. Print. Rizzo, Kevin. “Slideshow: America’s Safest and Most Dangerous States 2014.”Law Street Media. Law Street TM, 12 Sept. 2014. Web. 12 Mar. 2015. <http://lawstreetmedia.com/blogs/crime/safest-and-most-dangerous-states-2014/#slideshow>. Vollum, Scott. The Death Penalty: Constitutional Issues, Commentaries, and Case Briefs. Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2005. 2. Print. Theis, David. “Remarkable Declines in Global Poverty, But Major Challenges Remain.” The World Bank. The World Bank, 17 Apr. 2013. Web. 15 Mar. 2015. <http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2013/04/17/remarkable-declines-in-global-poverty-but-major-challenges-remain>. Wilson, James Q. “Hard Times, Fewer Crimes.” WSJ. The Wall Street Journal, 28 May 2011. Web. 13 Mar. 2015. <http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304066504576345553135009870>.

Fact Debate Brief Introduction Crime doesn’t pay; it should be punished. Even since childhood, a slap on the hand has prevented possible criminals from ever committing the same offense; whether it was successful or not depended on how much that child wanted that cookie. While a slap on the wrist might or might not be an effective deterrent, the same can be said about the death penalty. Every day, somewhere in the world, a criminal is stopped permanently from committing any future costs, but this is by the means of the death. While effective in stopping one person permanently, it does nothing about the crime world as a whole. While it is necessary to end the career of a criminal, no matter what his or her crime is, we must not end it by taking a life. Through this paper, the death penalty will be proven ineffective at deterring crime by use of other environmental factors. Definition: The death penalty is defined as the universal punishment of death as legally applied by a fair court system. It is important for it to be a fair legal system, as not to confuse it with genocide, mob mentality, or any other ruling without trial. Claim 1: Use of the death penalty is in decline Ground 1: According to the book The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective by Roger Hood and Carolyn Hoyle, published Dec. 8th, 2014, the Oxford professors in criminology say “As in most of the rest of the world, the death penalty in the US is in decline and distributed unevenly in frequency of use” even addressing that, as of April 2014, 18 states no longer have a death penalty, and even Oregon and Washington are considering removing their death penalty laws. Furthermore, in 2013, only 9 of these states still retaining the death penalty actually executed someone. Warrant 1: The death penalty can be reinstated at any time, but so far, it hasn’t been. At the same time, more states consider getting rid of it altogether. Therefore, it becomes clear that even states don’t want to be involved with this process showing that this is a disliked process. Claim 2: Even states with death penalty in effect still have high crime rates. Ground 2: With the reports gathered from fbi.gov, lawstreetmedia.com, a website based around political expertise and research determined the ranking of each state based on violent crime, published September 12th, 2014. Of the top ten most violent states, only three of which had the death penalty instituted (Maryland #9, New Mexico #4, Alaska #3). The other seven still had the system in place, and, despite it, still have a high amount of violent crime. On the opposite end of the spectrum, at the bottom ten most violent states, four of which, including the bottom-most states, do not have the death penalty in place. Warrant 2: With this ranking, it literally proves that the death penalty does not deter crime, or that there is a correlation between having the death penalty and having a decrease in the crime rate. Therefore, the idea of death penalty deterring crime is a null term in the sense that there is no, or a flawed connection. Claim 3: Violent crime is decreasing (but not because if the death penalty) Ground 3 A: According to an article published by The Economist, dated July 23rd, 2013, the rate of violent crime is in fact decreasing, but not because of the death penalty, but rather, because we have more police. From 1995 to 2010, policing has increased one-fifth, and with it, a decline in crime rate. In fact, in cities such as Detroit where policing has been cut, an opposite effect, an increase in crime, has been reported. Ground 3 B: An article from the Wall Street Journal, dated May 28th, 2011, also cites a decline in violent, only this time, citing the reason as a correlation with poverty levels. In 2009, at the start of the housing crisis, crime rates also dropped noticeably. Oddly enough, this article points out the belief that unemployment is often associated with crime; instead, the evidence presented is environmental in nature. Warrant 3: Crime rate isn’t deterred by death penalty, but rather, our surroundings. Seeing as how conditions have improved, so has the state of peace. Therefore, it becomes clear that the death penalty is ineffective at deterring crime because other key factors present more possibility for improvement of society. Claim 4: The death penalty is a historically flawed system. Ground 4A: According to the book The Death Penalty: Constitutional Issues, Commentaries, and Case Briefs by Scott Vollum, published in 2005, addresses how the case of the death penalty emerged to where it is today. While the book is now a decade old, it is used for historical context, particularly, in describing the first execution that took place in 1608. While it is true that most of these executions weren’t as well-grounded as the modern ones that take place now, they still had no effect in deterring crime. Why? Because even after America was established and more sane, the death penalty still had to be used because criminals still had violent behaviors. Ground 4B: According to data from Mother Jones, published May 17th, 2013, the reason why the crime rate was so high in the past could possibly be due to yet another environmental factor (affected by change over time), exposure to lead. Since the removal of lead from paint started over a hundred years ago, there has been a decline in homicide. Why is this important? Lead poisoning in child’s brain, if not lethal, can affect development and lead to mental disability, lower IQ, and lack of reasoning. Warrant 4: By examining history as a whole, there is a greater correlation between other factors that have resulted in a decline in violent crime. The decline in the crime rate has been an ongoing process, but has shown a faster decline due to other environmental factors, rather than the instatement of the death penalty. Claim 5: The world’s violent crime rate is changing, but not due to the death penalty. Ground 5A: According to article published by Amnesty USA in March of 2014, the number of executions under the death penalty reported in 2013 had increased by 15%. However, the rate of violent crime in the world has decreased significantly in the last decade. But, Latvia, for example, has permanently banned the death penalty since 2012. In 2014, the country was viewed overall as safe and low in violent crime rate. Ground 5B: However, while it is true that there is a decline in violent crime rate worldwide, The World Bank, April 17, 2013, reports that the rate of global poverty is decreasing. In a similar vein to the US, because wealth is being distributed better and conditions are improving overall, there is a steady decline in crime rate. Warrant 5: By examining the world as a whole, it becomes clear that it doesn’t matter if the death penalty is in place, violent crime will still exist. However, mirroring the US, as simple conditions improve, so does lifestyle. The death penalty does not deter crime in the world, rather a better quality of life is responsible for that. Works Cited “Death Sentences and Executions 2013.” Amnesty International USA. Amnesty USA, 26 Mar. 2014. Web. 15 Mar. 2015. . D. K. “Why Is Crime Falling?” The Economist. The Economist Newspaper, 23 July 2013. Web. 12 Mar. 2015. . Drum, Kevin. “The US Murder Rate Is on Track to Be Lowest in a Century.”Mother Jones. Mother Jones, 17 May 2013. Web. 13 Mar. 2015. . Hood, Roger, and Carolyn Hoyle. The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2002. 45. Print. Rizzo, Kevin. “Slideshow: America’s Safest and Most Dangerous States 2014.”Law Street Media. Law Street TM, 12 Sept. 2014. Web. 12 Mar. 2015. . Vollum, Scott. The Death Penalty: Constitutional Issues, Commentaries, and Case Briefs. Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2005. 2. Print. Theis, David. “Remarkable Declines in Global Poverty, But Major Challenges Remain.” The World Bank. The World Bank, 17 Apr. 2013. Web. 15 Mar. 2015. . Wilson, James Q. “Hard Times, Fewer Crimes.” WSJ. The Wall Street Journal, 28 May 2011. Web. 13 Mar. 2015. .

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