Comparison Matrix Paper
Tia Robinson
Grand Canyon University
RES 811
April 25, 2012

Comparison Matrix Paper
In the comparison matrix chart three different empirical research articles were used and compared. The first article, by Wright and Pandey. Transformational Leadership in the Public Sector: Does Structure Matter?, Emery and Barker, The Effect of Transactional and Transformational Leadership Styles on Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction of Customer Contact Personnel, and last The Mother Co-parent Relationship and Youth Adjustment: A Study on African American Single Mother Families by Shook, Jones, Forehand, Dorsey and Brody. Wright and Pandey article one, was based on transformational leadership. In this article the public’s organization performance is based on the higher levels of transformational leadership qualities (Wright and Pandey 2010). In article two the research indicates that there are some similarity about transformational leadership but also compares transactional leadership styles with managers and the satisfaction of customer contact personnel. The article compares the two leadership styles and uses data to present the results of personnel performance and job satisfaction based on transformational and transactional leadership styles (Emery and Barker, 2007). In the third article the relationship and youth adjustment of African American Single mother families are being examined. This study focuses on the association between confliction and supportive aspects of the relationships that single mothers have with their non-malarial co parents with and emphasis on negative and positive outcomes among 260 African American youth from single mother homes (Shook, Jones, Forehand, Dorsey, and Brodey, 2010). Each article presents supported questions. The author in article one raise the question of transformational leadership in the public sector: Does structure Matter? (Wright and Pandey, 2010). In...

...In mathematics, a matrix (plural matrices) is a rectangular array of numbers, symbols, or expressions, arranged in rows and columns.[1][2] The individual items in a matrix are called its elements or entries. An example of a matrix with 2 rows and 3 columns is
Matrices of the same size can be added or subtracted element by element. But the rule for matrix multiplication is that two matrices can be multiplied only when the number of columns in the first equals the number of rows in the second. A major application of matrices is to represent linear transformations, that is, generalizations of linear functions such as f(x) = 4x. For example, the rotation of vectors in three dimensional space is a linear transformation. If R is a rotation matrix and v is a column vector (a matrix with only one column) describing the position of a point in space, the product Rv is a column vector describing the position of that point after a rotation. The product of two matrices is a matrix that represents the composition of two linear transformations. Another application of matrices is in the solution of a system of linear equations. If the matrix is square, it is possible to deduce some of its properties by computing its determinant. For example, a square matrix has an inverse if and only if its determinant is not zero. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors provide insight...

...Coherence, unity, adequate development
Comparison strategy
Use of either the block or alternating pattern to compare two items/concepts/ideas
Topic:
Choose one of the following topics:
Two sportscasters (or news commentators or talk show hosts)
The physical or mental demands of two jobs
Male and female styles of conversation
Online and traditional shopping
Something natural and something artificial
The playing styles of two NBA, NFL or WNBA superstars
Two web servers such as AOL and Yahoo
A high-pressure and a no-pressure salesperson
Online and traditional dating
The business, residential, or slum districts of two cities or a wealthy and a working-class residential district in the same city
A favorite social spot during the day and during the evening
Conventional and digital photography
The effectiveness of two pieces of writing
Traditional and extreme sport
Two techniques for doing something in your field
Two musical groups
Two managers (or styles of managing)
Relaxed vs. strict parenting
Two products being considered for purchase
Two video games
Once you’ve chosen a topic, make an outline for you to follow. Remember to compare the two items on THREE (3) points.
Rewrite the thesis statement to reflect the 3 necessary elements.
No outside sources should be used for this essay.
Requirements:
APA style paper layout: typed, double-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font
Make your title more compelling than...

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After obtaining knowledge from the Matrix, Plato's Allegory of the Cave or The Republic and the first Mediation from Descartes, I see that there are a few likenesses and contrasts. I would need to say that The Matrix and Plato's hole purposeful tale were more comparable because the individuals included in both stories, they existed in this present reality where they were being cheated about what the fact of the matter was. In the Matrix, once Neo saw this present reality and that all that he thought was true was really a hallucination, is very much alike to the shadows on the dividers of the surrender that the prisoners saw in Plato's Allegory of the hole. In both stories, both characters could encounter reality as well as the phony world and was given opportunity to see reality and were confounded. Nonetheless, the detainee in Plato's story in the wake of picking up this new information let others in servitude know of his recently discovered learning however felt that the first truth was less demanding to with the exception to. Then again Neo in The Matrix chose he needed to realize what the right truth was. Both characters were intrigued by figure out reality however they recognized reality in an unexpected way. Plato thought it was fundamental for the affixed man in the Allegory of the Cave required to escape from the hole to look for reality. Socrates portrays a gathering of individuals who have lived...

...Postmodernism in The Matrix
Postmodern writing evolved around WWII in response to Modernism that dominated the 19th c. The two writing styles share many characteristics, but the defeated modernist wallows in his realizations whereas the postmodernist offers a light or hope in conclusion. There is still a sense of foreboding for the postmodernist concerning science and technology. However, they are able to forge past their distrust, accept it as a logical progression, and begin to embrace some elements of advancement. Postmodernists have also lost faith in transcendence and spirituality, but to counter this loss they search and find hope in mystical forces or worldly treasures. Objective reality doesn’t exist for them either, but this is offset by acceptance. Postmodern thinkers are resigned to the fact that not all people will see things the same way. Postmodernists feeling of deception posed by our cultural belief system is coupled with a commitment to understanding the lie, its origin, and believing this effort will lead us closer to the truth. There is also a strong commitment and faith in eventual political change within postmodern thought. Evidence of these postmodern characteristics is overwhelming in the contemporary science fiction film trilogy The Matrix.
Uncovering an example of loss of faith in cultural belief system is evident within the first hour of the series. The lead character Neo feels that something isn’t quite...

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Plato, Descartes, and The Matrix
Anthony Albizu
Phil 201
Liberty University
Coming to the realization that your entire life is all an illusion would be frightening, painful, and hard to believe. This is the main concept of the movie, The Matrix. The main character, Neo, is told that the world he has been living in is nothing more than a simulation controlled by a computer program. After being told this information, Neo, being apprehensive at first, has to then decide what he will do; accept it and help expose it or dismiss it and go on living an illusion. One can’t help but notice the similarities between the story of The Matrix and the classic writings of ancient philosophers Rene Descartes and Plato.
Plato’s writing “The Allegory of the Cave” has undeniable similarities to the ideas of The Matrix. The prisoners of the cave in Plato’s writing live in seclusion their whole lives and are not permitted to see anything other than the shadows on the cave wall. The shadows on the wall are what the prisoners perceive as their reality. Likewise, in The Matrix the world is being controlled by a computer program and the world they perceive as real is whatever the computer gives them. Therefore, the people living in The Matrix are prisoners of their version of the “cave”. Another comparison between “Allegory of the Cave” and The Matrix is the...

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Arduino 56x8 scrolling LED Matrix
Scrolls any message on up to seven (or more?) 8x8 LED matrices.
Adjust the bitmap array below to however many matrices you want to use.
You can start with as few as two.
The circuit:
* 1 8-bit shift register (SN74HC595) to drive the rows of all displays.
* N power 8-bit shift registers (TPIC6C595) to drive the columns (1 chip per display)
* N 8x8 LED matrix display (rows=Anodes, cold=cathodes)
* N * 8 470ohm resistors, one for each column of each display
* 1 10K resistor
* A big breadboard, or several small ones
* Lots and lots of wires. AT LEAST 16 wires for each display.
* If you plan on driving more than 8 displays, you should add 8 transistors to drive the rows because
potentially you would be lighting up the whole row at one time (56 LEDs at once in my case, 8*n in your case)
Wiring tips:
* Key to success is to put the chips on the left and/or right of the matrix rather than above or below.
This would allow you to run wires above and below the matrix without covering any of them.
* I used several power bus breadboard strips above and below the matrix so all row wires never has to cross the matrix.
* Wire up each matrix one at a time, turning on the Ardunio to verify your work before proceeding to the next matrix.
Correcting your work after you have 32 wires over it is very difficult.
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...above, we see that: 5000(0.3) + 10, 000(0.8) = The number of people who don’t ride the bus next year. = b2 This system of equations is equivalent to the matrix equation: M x = b where 0.7 0.2 0.3 0.8 5000 10, 000 b1 b2
M= 5500
,x =
and b =
. For computing the result after 2 years, we just use the same matrix M , however we use b 9500 in place of x. Thus the distribution after 2 years is M b = M 2 x. In fact, after n years, the distribution is given by M n x. The forgoing example is an example of a Markov process. Now for some formal deﬁnitions: Deﬁnition 1. A stochastic process is a sequence of events in which the outcome at any stage depends on some probability. Deﬁnition 2. A Markov process is a stochastic process with the following properties: (a.) The number of possible outcomes or states is ﬁnite. (b.) The outcome at any stage depends only on the outcome of the previous stage. (c.) The probabilities are constant over time. If x0 is a vector which represents the initial state of a system, then there is a matrix M such that the state of the system after one iteration is given by the vector M x0 . Thus we get a chain of state vectors: x0 , M x0 , M 2 x0 , . . . where the state of the system after n iterations is given by M n x0 . Such a chain is called a Markov chain and the matrix M is called a transition matrix. The state vectors can be of one of two types: an absolute vector or a...

...enough comparison in the world, Schools compares our result to place us in a particular class.
But normally we are quite silent about this matter probably because we feel dissapointed with the unwelcome comparison.And so we refuse to speak up and defend ourselves, but inside we are silently fuming over the unkind remarks.
There is No Need To Compare
Personally, I believe that there is NO NEED for any comparison because each and every one of us are all UNIQUE in our own ways.
Some people may be gifted at being academically brilliant while others are more gifted by working with their hands and producing great pieces of art!
But unfortunately, many of us do not understand this concept and still compare over the silliest things.
For instance, every Chinese New Year, my aunt would compare me and her daughter, who is the same age as I am.
Every year without fail, she would line me up with her daughter back to back and compare our height!
And she will only be satisfied if her daughter is taller than me.
But the secret is, shhh.. I will hunch my shoulders a little lower just to make myself shorter . I am actually one inch taller than her only.
I still do not comprehend why people feel that it's necassary to show and tell people how much better they are than others. I feel that it only shows how insecure they really are
The Comparison Trap
But little do we know that when someone else compares us with them,...