The Use of Electricity and Magnetism in Transportation

The Use of Electricity and Magnetism in Transportation

The Use of Electricity and Magnetism in Transportation Introduction The use of electricity and magnetism in our future transportation has formed a subject of debate and research for many decades. As early as 1840s, the first linear motors were developed. A breakthrough in this technology was achieved in 1935 when the first practical linear motors were developed in Germany (Kirkland, 2007). Linear motors are important in enhancing magnetic levitation in modern high speed trains or what is referred to as Maglev trains. This essay will first analyze how the Maglev trains work and then explore how the concept can be applied for future transportation not only in trains but also in road systems. Magnetic levitation has generated a lot of interest among many countries. In this system, electromagnets are used to create strong magnetic fields. The strong magnetic fields levitate the maglev trains above the track. This is in accordance to the magnetic principle which states that the like poles of a magnet repel...
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Product positioning map and analysis: Cost and customer service- Southwest airlines case study Part 3

Product positioning map and analysis: Cost and customer service- Southwest airlines case study Part 3

Product positioning map and analysis: Cost and customer service Southwest Airlines prides itself as a low cost carrier. From the product positioning map above, it is possible to identify that the airline positions itself as a non-frill carrier and thus lowest flight costs in the industry. The airline provides point-to-point flights to customers, delivering customers to various destinations in a convenient and faster way (‘Southwest,’ 2015). The no-frill service has been essential in filling a market niche that existed in the U.S. airline industry. Point-to-point service has enabled the airline to record the highest turnover rates of flight services, thus saving the airline costs. The airline uses one type of fleet – the Boeing 736 which significantly reduces operational costs. For instance, the airline does not need to train pilots and mechanics to handle different types of fleet (‘Southwest,’ 2015). Part 1 : Strategic Management: Southwest Airlines Case Study According to recent rankings, Southwest Airlines has risen in terms of quality of customer service,...
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REFLECTIVE ESSAY ON MY WRITING CAREER     

REFLECTIVE ESSAY ON MY WRITING CAREER     

Name   Course   Institution REFLECTIVE ESSAY ON MY WRITING CAREER When I stepped into class the first time, I had no idea of what wanted to become, and had little zeal in life; just living each day as it was. After taking the English courses, I started to develop a great and unmatched passion for the subject. Often, I would find my mind engrossed deeply with another writer’s mind as I flipped the pages of a book, trying to figure out the true meaning or the true intentions of the author. It was then that I realized about what I intend to do in future. Read also : Synthesis Essay on Social Media Although I had been good in writing since junior years, I never realized it could hold the key to unlocking doors to my future success. To me, writing was for the rich and famous – the kind we are accustomed to on popular newspapers and magazines. As I took more interest in the English...
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Strategic management: Southwest airlines case study Part 2

Strategic management: Southwest airlines case study Part 2

Strategic management: Southwest airlines case study Current strategy (Including current use of technology) Southwest Airlines’ dominance in the airline industry is largely attributed to its competitive fair prices, which are the lowest in the industry. Southwest Airlines operates as a Low Cost Carrier (LCC). The airline charges fares which are 30% as low compared to majority of its competitors. The company employs a number of strategies in order to achieve the low cost leadership. To start with, the airline does not offer meals but only some snacks and an assortment of drinks such as coffee, cold drinks and juices on all flights. However, customers are allowed to carry meals onboard. The airline provides passengers with only one class of ticket; hence there are no first class seats, thus passengers pick any available seats. However, the airline has introduced ‘A-List’ seating for select members (Hill, Jones, and Schilling, 2014). Southwest Airlines provides point-to-point flights thereby eliminating the need for connection flights. This saves...
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Strategic Management: Southwest Airlines Case Study Part  1

Strategic Management: Southwest Airlines Case Study Part 1

Name   Course   Institution Strategic Management: Southwest Airlines Case Study Southwest Airlines Company is a Dallas-based passenger airline that concentrates its operations in the United States, with only a few destinations in the international markets (six destinations in the international market). The company was founded in 1967. Currently, its customer base has grown to over 20 million customers a year. According to a report from Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the company is currently the second largest domestic carrier in the United States, having transported over 8.569 million customers in 2014 (Smallen, 2014). Southwest Airlines came second to Delta Airlines, which recorded 8.850 million customers in 2014. Other close competitors such as American Airlines and the United Airlines recorded 7.104 million and 6.755 million passengers respectively in the same year. These figures reveal the high level of competition in the domestic market. Southwest Airlines’ dominance in the domestic market is driven by customer-focused strategic management practices. The company differentiates itself from competitors by offering top notch customer...
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EFE and CPM Matrix for Disney Parks and Resorts

EFE and CPM Matrix for Disney Parks and Resorts

Name   Institution EFE and CPM Matrix for Disney Parks and Resorts An External Factor Evaluation (EFE) table is important in the critical analysis and evaluation of the various competitive and external factors that affect a particular business. In line with this, the Competitive Profile Matrix (CPM) is also prepared as a way of comparing a business’s performance with that of other rival businesses. An External Factor Evaluation (EFE) for Disney Park Key external factors Weight (0.0-1.0) Rating (1-4) Weighted Score Opportunities 1.      Prospect to expand worldwide through establishment of resorts and parks 0.10 4 0.40 2.      Increase in the number of media networks such as satellite and cable operators hence Disney may reap higher profits. 0.09 3 0.27 3.      Potential to build more theme parks that will bring additional income. 0.1 4 0.4 4.      Opportunity to invest in new openings such as travel business. 0.08 4 0.32 5.      New streams of incomes from targeting new consumer groups. 0.08 3 0.24 Threats 1.      Economic slowdown leading to reduced visits. 0.08 3 0.24 2.      Shift in consumer behavior, for example consumers currently prefer streaming online instead of buying hardcopy DVDs. 0.1 2 0.2 3.      Vulnerability to piracy and violation of intellectual...
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Nutrition in a Pregnant Woman

Nutrition in a Pregnant Woman

Name   Institution   Nutrition in pregnant women Condition: Maternal diabetes Maternal diabetes is one of the common disorders that afflict women during the term of their pregnancy. Anthropometric measurements are indentified as crucial in ensuring the healthy growth of the fetus. These measurements enable physicians to assess the nutritional status of women at various stages of their pregnancy. Anthropometric measurements are not only useful in promoting women’s heath during pregnancy, but also prevent premature death of fetus and promote its health. Case study Anthropometric assessment The following anthropometric measurements will be applicable in the case of a pregnant woman. The woman is 35 years old, of an African-American descent. IBW for females = 100 pounds for 5 feet plus 5 pounds per inch above 5 feet. Add 10% for large frame. Subtract 10% for small frame. Percent of IBW = (Current weight/ideal weight) x 100. The individual under the study was over 5 feet, with a height of 64”. 100 + (5 x 4) = 120 10% of 120 = 12 120 – 12 =...
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Conduction, Convection and Radiation

Conduction, Convection and Radiation

Name Professor Institution Course Date Conduction, Convection and Radiation Heat is a form of thermal energy that can be transferred from one point to another. Heat transfer takes place through conduction, convection and radiation. Heat generally flows from a hot object to a colder one. This process continues until the two regions with temperature differences achieve a thermal equilibrium, and as long as the external source of heat is removed (Sundén, 2012). All metals are good conductors of heat. On the other hand, gases and non-metals fall into the category of poor heat conductors. These are also referred to as insulators. Heat conduction involves heat transfer within the object itself, while radiation may involve flow of heat between objects that are separated spatially. Heat transfer through convection occurs through a material carrier that facilitates flow of heat energy.  This paper will analyze in detail the above mentioned heat transfer mechanisms, giving relevant examples. Conduction According to Baukal (2012), heat conduction is the flow of thermal energy between objects...
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Use of Physics in Daily Activities

Use of Physics in Daily Activities

Name   Institution   Use of Physics in Daily Activities Physics can generally be defined as a science that involves the study of forces and their interaction with the environment. Precisely, physics is the study of matter, energy, time and space, and how they interact with each other. Physics assumes the existence of four basic units which include: length, mass, electric current and time. These quantities are measured in terms of the metre, kilogram, second and Ampere respectively. According to physics, the four basic units are used to explain all other physical quantities.  Physics is used to explain how things move, and to analyze the forces that hold them together and/or forces that make them move. As such, it is hard to imagine modern life without application of physics in the daily activities. This paper will analyze the use of physics in daily activities, giving simple activities where physics is applied on a routine basis. Communication Physics is greatly used in communication. Communication may be carried out...
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Accountability and Leaders

Accountability and Leaders

Questions This paper answers the following questions what is accountability? how to be accountable? who is accountable for accountability? what happens if a leader loses accountability   Accountability and Leaders Student’s Name Institution’s Name Date     Accountability and Leaders A sense of accountability in leadership demonstrates leaders’ high ability to be responsible and committed to the set goals and objectives in an organization, team or group. Accountability in leadership refers to recognized responsibilities for policies made, decision made, judgments, actions taken and products produced or purchased. Accountability plays a great role in building trust between the leader and the followers or leaders and stakeholders in any organization. It is therefore highly important for any leader to show a high sense of accountability to be able to gain respect and trust to those looking upon them for fulfillment of group or organizational goals and objectives. What is Accountability? Accountability refers to the element of being responsible for own action and being able to offer a convincing reason for it. Accountability is the duty of a person...
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