Billions of dollars have been wasted on marketing programs that couldn’t possibly work, no matter how
clever or brilliant. Or how big the budgets.
Many managers assume that a well-designed, well-executed, well-financed marketing program will
work. It’s not necessarily so. And you don’t have to look further than IBM, General Motors, and Sears,Roebuck to find examples
A wave is one of the basic physics phenomena observed by mankind since ancient time. The wave is also one of the most-studied physics phenomena that can be well described by mathematics. The study may be the best illustration of what is “science”, which approximates the laws of nature by using human defined symbols, operators, and languages.
The island of Venice has been sinking perceptibly for centuries, but recent news is that
global warming is likely to accelerate the cataclysm that will take the city below a viable
water level in the lagoon. A possible parallel may be drawn with the unwritten British
constitution that some reformers have long been threatening to abandon, but which
continues to be the basis of a rather unusual system of government, one that is often
visited and sometimes admired by constitutional tourists from other countries.
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Significant and sustained increases in semiconductor productivity, predicted
by Moore’s Law, has ushered a revolution in communications, computing, and
information management.1 This technological revolution is linked to a distinct
rise in the mid 1990s of the long-term growth trajectory of the United States.2
Indeed, U.S. productivity growth has accelerated in recent years, despite a series
of negative economic shocks.
Recent years have brought minority-owned businesses in the United States unprecedented
opportunities—as well as new and significant risks. Civil rights activists have long argued that one
of the principal reasons why Blacks, Hispanics, and other minority groups have difficulty
establishing themselves in business is that they lack access to the sizable orders and subcontracts
that are generated by large companies.
In chapters 2 and 4 we have studied “kinematics” i.e. described the motion of
objects using parameters such as the position vector, velocity and acceleration
without any insights as to what caused the motion. This is the task of chapters
5 and 6 in which the part of mechanics known as “dynamics” will be
developed. In this chapter we will introduce Newton’s three laws of motion
which is at the heart of classical mechanics.
We Americans assume that our economic system will always scamper
to provide us with the products we want. Special orders don’t
upset us! I want my MTV! The truth is more complicated, especially
in our education system, which is paid for by the students
but controlled by the professoriate. Witness the perverse success
of the bloated science textbook.
Newton’s law for translation:
F = m aF in Newtons, m in kg, a in m/s2.
Acceleration a = dv / dt
Kinetic energy E = ½ m v2E in Joules, m in kg, v in m/s
So even though an object wobbles when there is no external force, the angular momentum is conserved: q = I
Key events have effectively accelerated this pace. First, there was the election of the
Obama administration in 2008 on a platform that emphasized healthcare reform. Sec-
ond, there was the contemporaneous global economic meltdown and the subsequent
enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), including the sec-
tion entitled Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health
(HITECH). HDOs, as well as state and federal legislative and regulatory agencies, are
now entrants in an HIT compliance race.
Any physical situation, whether it involves a single object or a complete system, can be described in terms of a number of recognisable properties which the object or system possesses. For example, a moving object could be described in terms of its mass, length, area or volume, velocity and acceleration. Its temperature or electrical properties might also be of interest, while other properties - such as density and viscosity of the medium through which it moves - would also be of importance, since they would affect its motion....
More than ever before, engineers are aware of and concerned with employee safety and health. The
necessity for this involvement was accelerated with the passage of the OSHAct in 1970, but much
of what has occurred since that time would have happened whether or not the OSHAct had become
Korea’s experience also illustrates how good crisis management can accelerate structural adjustment. The Asian financial
crisis of the late 1990s led to significant down-sizing among large firms in Korea. This process was characterized by mass
lay-offs of highly-skilled personnel, and large reductions in corporate R&D spending. The response of the Korean
government, in addition to boosting education expenditure, was to increase its R&D budget, to offset the decline in
corporate R&D spending.