TOWS Matrix
Weaknesses 1. 1. Less Funding 2. 2. Higher Tuition 3. 3. Class Size 4. 4. Non-specialized 5. Curriculum 5. Foreign TA’s SO Strategies WO Strategies 1. Develop a hotel lab 1. Use funding to hire more experience (O2, O3, O4, S4, professors (), )4, W3, W5) S1) Strengths Reputation PSHRS Multiple Campuses Experienced Faculty Café Laura Lab

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Opportunities Hospitality is Worldwide Field State Funding Location Opportunity for Expansion Demand for Hospitality Employees Threats Country at War Government Poor State of Economy Other Schools Location

ST Strategies 1. Use PSHRS network to find jobs for graduates (S1, S2, T3) 2. Enhance operations of Café Laura to compete with other schools and increase marketing to attract more students to the program (S1, S5, T4)

WT Strategies 1. Reduce tuition (T3, T4, W1, W2)

Space Matrix Financial Strength Alumni monetary support Student orgs bring in funds Financial growth of dept. from Café Laura Ratings 5.0 2.0 4.0 11.0

Average = 3.67 Environmental Stability Courses need to be updated periodically to keep up with current trends and remain competitive Repetitive material in classes wastes time Graduate students do not provide the expertise that professors do Need more learning in hospitality fields other than just hotels and restaurants Ratings -2.0

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Average = -2.5 Industry Strength Hands-on experience prepares students for careers Experience faculty provide students with a high quality education Reputation of PSU PSHRS gives students a vast network of mentors

Ratings 5.0 3.0 4.0 6.0 18.0

Average = 4.5 Competitive Advantage Café Laura lab provides a unique & unmatched learning environment Vast PSHRS network Unmatched reputation of PSU Ratings -2.0 -5.0 -2.0 -9.0

Average = -3.0 x-axis: y-axis: CA ave. + IS ave. = 1.5 ES ave. + FS ave.= 1.17

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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...

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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...

...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...

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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...

...same argument as 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...

...be seen depicted throughout history in sci-fi movies. In the particular movie entitled, The Matrix, directed and written by brothers Laurence and Andrew Wachowski in 1999. This film shows a new form of technology, not only in through the plot but also its special affects and symbols. The upcoming millennium also marked a perfect time to release such a complex film for the public viewing pleasures. The Matrix takes place nearly century ahead in the future. The human...

...Eigenvectors and eigenvalues of a matrix
The eigenvectors of a square matrix are the non-zero vectors which, after being multiplied by the matrix, remain proportional to the original vector, i.e. any vector that satisfies the equation:
where is the matrix in question, is the eigenvector and is the associated eigenvalue.
As will become clear later on, eigenvectors are not unique in the sense that any eigenvector can be...

...What is it?
The Pugh Matrix was developed by Stuart Pugh who was a professor and head of the design division at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
It is also called a variety of names including Pugh method, Pugh analysis, decision matrix method, decision matrix, decision grid, selection grid, selection matrix, problem matrix, problem selection matrix, problem selection grid, solution...