Warm Up Exercise, December 13 & 14, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1 Arthur C. Clarke2 is credited with the quote, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”3  Explain what you think he meant.  Do you think he was correct?  Explain why or why not.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

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  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view
  2. Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (1917 – 2008) was a British author, inventor and futurist, famous for his short stories and novels, among them 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
  3. Profiles of the Future (revised edition, 1973)

Warm Up Exercise, December 11 & 12 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1 Some of the examples given for gears include devices such as mechanical alarm clocks and hand cranked drills.  Would you expect gears to be more or less important now that so many of the devices we use today are either electronic and/or computer controlled?

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

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  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view

Warm Up Exercise, December 7 and 10, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1 President Franklin D. Roosevelt called December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy.”  What was he talking about?  Do you agree with him?  Explain why or why not.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

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  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view

Warm Up Exercise, December 5 and 6, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1 Some people say the wheel is the most important invention in history. Explain why this claim is true or false. In what way would the modern world be different if we didn’t have the wheel?

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

CLICK HERE only if you have been specifically told to do the supplement for this date

  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view