Your rationale discusses the structure of your degree program and how it fulfills your educational and professional goals. A faculty assessment committee will review the degree program, and your rationale essay is critical to their review. The committee will want to know why you selected your concentration and how specific courses relate to that concentration. In addition, the committee will want to know how general education courses in science, math, social sciences, and the humanities are important to your intellectual growth.

Most rationales range from 3 to 6 pages, though there is no specific limit. Keep in mind that the faculty want to learn about you as an individual, and what is important to you, in terms of your education. Please note: this rationale is part of your record – focus on aspects that are relevant to your education.

To assist you in preparing your rationale, use the guidelines below—a list of main points for you to consider. Some may be ignored but points 3, 4, and 5 should be addressed:

1. What aspects of your family and educational background or work experience relate to your studies at Empire State College?
2. What attracted you to this program as opposed to other alternatives you might have considered to earn a college degree?
3. What are your professional or career goals?

4. What is your concentration? Why is it important to your goals? How do your Empire State College courses build on prior college studies? Discuss those courses that are of particular interest or importance to you.

5. How is your general learning important to your education? Did you learn things that will facilitate your functioning more effectively in a global...

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Q2) Given a rational number -5/9. This rational number can also be known as
a) A natural number (b) a rational number
(c) a whole number (d) a real number
Q3) The square root of which number is rational
a) 7 (b) 1.96 (c) 0.04 (d) 13
Q4) 2 - √7 is
a) A rational number (b) an irrational number
(c) a real number (d) a natural number
Q5) To rationalize the denominator of the expression 1 , we multiply and divide by
√7 - √6
a) √7 + √6 (b) √6 (c) √7 × √6 (d) √7
Q6) (125)-1/3 can be written as
a) 5 (b) -5 (c) 1/5 (d) none of these
Q7) Every point on the number line
a) can be associated with a rational number
b) can be associated with an irrational number
c) can be associated with a natural number
d) can be associated with a real number
Q8) If z2 = 0.04, then z represents a ____________ number.
Q9) The number of irrational numbers between 15 and 18 is infinite. True or False
Q10) Multiply 5√2 by 17
Q11) Give an example each of two irrational numbers, whose Sum, Difference, Product and Quotient
is...

...RATIONAL NUMBERS
In mathematics, a rational number is any number that can be expressed as the quotient or fraction p/q of two integers, with the denominator q not equal to zero. Since q may be equal to 1, every integer is a rational number. The set of all rational numbers is usually denoted by a boldface Q it was thus named in 1895 byPeano after quoziente, Italian for "quotient".
The decimal expansion of a rational number always either terminates after a finite number of digits or begins to repeat the same finite sequence of digits over and over. Moreover, any repeating or terminating decimal represents a rational number. These statements hold true not just for base 10, but also for binary, hexadecimal, or any other integer base.
A real number that is not rational is called irrational. Irrational numbers include √2, π, and e. The decimal expansion of an irrational number continues forever without repeating. Since the set of rational numbers is countable, and the set of real numbers is uncountable, almost all real numbers are irrational.
The rational numbers can be formally defined as the equivalence classes of the quotient set is the set of all ordered pairs(m,n) where m and n are integers, n is not 0 (n ≠ 0), and "~" is the equivalence relation defined by (m1,n1) ~ (m2,n2) if, and only if, m1n2 − m2n1 = 0.
In abstract algebra, the...

...Is Witchcraft Rational?
Human nature has always instigated us to try and look for explanations for what happens around us. Psychology looks for the explanations for human behavior, meteorology looks for explanations for weather and the police now look for scientific explanations to solve a crime. The means we have today to investigate cause and effect are different from how they were even a decade ago let alone in the ancient civilizations when witchcraft and magic supposedly originated, not to mention that there are still tribes and peoples who live by the old traditions.
People who strongly believe in witchcraft will explain any negative events saying that witchcraft was at play, that someone was bewitched or cursed. Such is the case of the Azande tribe in north central Africa although their idea of what witchcraft is is somewhat different from what we understand by the word. For the Azande witchcraft is a substance that is inherited in one's belly that is fairly autonomous that performs bad magic on the person's enemies without the carrier's knowledge (1). Due to our skepticism of such beliefs we might be compelled to challenges such them by asking questions such as "what if someone does not have enemies but bad things still happened to him?" and an answer to that question would have to be a tricky one if you try to answer it with today's scientific knowledge or with our society's beliefs. The point is that ultimately most of the bad things that...

...Differentiate between Rational and Adaptive Expectations and clearly explain their role in focusing on future macro-economic variables
1. Rational Expectations
The theory of rational expectations was first proposed by John F. Muth of Indiana University in the early 1960s. He used the term to describe the many economic situations in which the outcome depends partly on what people expect to happen.
Rational expectations theory is an assumption in a model that the agent under study uses a forecasting mechanism that is as good as is possible given the stochastic (random) processes and information available to the agent. Rational expectations is thus a theory used to model the determination of expectations of future events by economic agents and it defines these kinds of expectations as being identical to the best guess of the future (the optimal forecast) that uses all available information. The theory makes the assumption that people do not keep making the same mistakes over and over again when predicting future events and that deviations form foresight are only random.
In an economic model, this is typically modelled by assuming that the expected value of a variable is equal to the expected value predicted by the model.
Example.
Suppose P is the equilibrium price in a simple market determined by the forces of supply and demand. Then, the theory of rational expectations says that actual...

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1.
2. A rational appeal in advertising ( refers cognitive strategy) means more emphasis is placed on providing factual information and specific details about product benefits. For example:
Generic messages
Preemptive messages
Unique selling propositions
The hyperbole
Good example was DLR , their messages have been very product focused, typified by ads for speed of recovery, get you home services, helpfulness of their staff and a range of ancillary products such as car finance, legal and advisory services.
Customers tend to put more time and effort into making informed decisions when purchases are more involving. Big ticket items, those intended for long-term use, and other products of personal importance are all more involving than routine, everyday items like shampoo and milk. A December 2010 article from marketing agency DMN3 indicated that rational appeals typically have more influence on big ticket purchases. Companies still use emotion in messages, but customers need to see more facts and sound, logical reasons to buy when they put more time into their decisions.
However, the perceived benefits of motor organization membership have changed. Factors concerning reassurance have become more important while economic factors have become less important.
Basically, they changed their strategy from rational to emotional. ????
During the 1990s, the promotional emphasis of the main motoring organizations changed from one that...

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SCIENCE :
Lesson-1 Lesson-3 : : Crop production and management Synthetic fibres and plastics. Worksheet - 1
SOCIAL STUDIES :
History Geography Civics Lesson-1 Lesson-1 Lesson-1 : : : How, When and Where Resources The Indian Constitution
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English
1. Read any one book by any of your favourite authors and write the review of the book under the following heads :a) Name of the book and the author. b) Main Characters. c) Write the character of the person you like the most. d) Write the story of the book in short. Read English newspaper daily and write four (4) words with their meanings and use them in your sentences. Make a thin notebook for the H.W. (I & II) Practice L-1 (Grammar Tree) Revise all work done in notebooks & books.
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Science
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...Introduction
This paper has the intention to explain what Rational Unified Process (RUP) is like an IBM product and a CASE tool. After is explained what phases it has, what are the most common extensions thus what are its workflows more used. The Rational Unified Process (RUP) is a software design method created by the Rational Software Corporation and now is part of IBM developer software. This paper describes how to deploy software effectively. The Rational Unified Process (RUP) use commercially proven techniques, and is a heavy weight process, and hence particularly applicable to larger software development teams working on large projects.
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rational Unified Process (RUP) is an object-oriented and Web-enabled program development methodology. RUP would be taken like an online mentor that provides guidelines, templates, and examples for all aspects and stages of program development. RUP is a comprehensive software engineering tool that combine the procedural aspects of development (such as defined stages, techniques, and practices) with other components of development (such as documents, models, manuals, code, and so on) within a unifying framework.
The RUP defines the following guidelines and templates for team members to follow during a product's lifecycle:
Develop Software Iteratively
Given the time, it takes to develop large sophisticated...

...Rational Unified Process (RUP) is a package distributed by IBM. The Rational Unified Process (RUP) is an iterative software development process framework created by the Rational Software Corporation, a division of IBM. RUP is not a single concrete prescriptive process, but rather an adaptable process framework, which is tailored by the development organizations and software project teams that will select the elements of the process that are appropriate for their needs. The product includes a hyperlinked knowledge base with sample artifacts and detailed descriptions for many different types of activities. RUP is included in the IBM Rational Method Composer (RMC) product which allows customization of the process. RUP is based on a set of building blocks, or content elements, describing what is to be produced, the necessary skills required and the step-by-step explanation describing how specific development goals are to be achieved. The main building blocks, or content elements, are:
Roles (who) – A Role defines a set of related skills, competencies, and responsibilities.
Work Products (what) – A Work Product represents something resulting from a task, including all the documents and models produced while working through the process.
Tasks (how) – A Task describes a unit of work assigned to a Role that provides a meaningful result.
Within each iteration, the tasks are categorized into nine disciplines: six...