Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Cultural Landscape

Cultural landscape is the true meaning of all of the provisions to be clear in this paper. The meaning of a term is not theoretical to enclose the same word being distinct; however in this case, all five terms can be summed under the main description of cultural landscape. Given this indecent method of crucial terms, cultural landscape will be definite properly first with the residual terms being clear following. The five terms are cultural region, cultural diffusion, cultural ecology, cultural integration, and cultural landscape.

As it applies to this paper, cultural landscape is the individual geographer’s term for perspective on the position of humans, their income, significant geographic landmarks, socio-economic status, belief systems, and why they evolved to what they are today. There are many other factors that are a part of the explanation of cultural landscape. The focus will be on the aforementioned terms.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Infrared (IR) emission is electromagnetic emission of a wavelength longer than that of noticeable light, but shorter than that of radio waves. The name means "below red" (from the Latin infra, "below"), red being the color of detectable light of longest wavelength. Infrared radiation spans three instructions of magnitude and has wavelengths between about 750 nm and 1 mm.
These divisions are suitable by the different human response to this radiation: near infrared is the area closest in wavelength to the radiation detectable by the human eye, mid and far infrared are gradually further from the visible regime. Other definitions follow different physical mechanisms (emission peaks, vs. bands, water absorption) and the newest follow technical reasons (The common silicon detectors are sensitive to about 1,050 nm, while Inga As sensitivity starts around 950 nm and ends between 1,700 and 2,600 nm, depending on the specific configuration). Unfortunately the international standards for these specifications are not currently obtainable.
The boundary between visible and infrared light is not precisely defined. The human eye is markedly less responsive to light above 700 nm wavelength, so longer frequencies make irrelevant contributions to scenes illuminated by common light sources. But particularly strong light (e.g., from lasers, or from bright daylight with the visible light removed by colored gels [1]) can be detected up to approximately 780 nm, and will be apparent as red light. The onset of infrared is defined (according to different standards) at different values typically between 700 nm and 780 nm.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Ethnic diversity

The Affirmative action can be defined as action taken to compensate for past unfairness in the education of minorities. The present system of affirmative action allows universities to admit applicants from certain ethnic and minority groups with lower credentials. The main aim of affirmative action is to produce a diverse campus population that is comparable to today's society. The use of race as a main factor by which someone is admitted to college in the long run will compromise the quality of the university. By Implicating affirmative action to solve the problem of diversity on today's campuses has lead to the creation of problems. The discrimination which is against Caucasian and Asian American students a long with the toleration of lower quality work produced by African American students and other minority students is an example of the problems caused by the Affirmative Action. Though the affirmative action intends to do good, which lowers the standards by which certain racial groups are admitted to college is not the way to solve the problem of diversity in America's universities. The present condition of America's public schools is directly responsible for the poor academic achievement of minority children.