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A.  Solve the block diagram below using Skogestad’s method for approximating transfer functions (FOPTD).  Using Simulink, simulate unit step responses of the original model and the approximate FOPTD model and plot them for purposes of comparison.  Estimate values for any unknown terms if applicable. Comment on the accuracy of the approximate model.

  1. A beaker of water is to be heated using an immersed electrical heater. There is no inflow or outflow.
  1. At time zero, the heater is turned on, using 110 Watts of power that is converted to heat. The following temperature data are collected:

 

Temperature, °C Time, s
24 0
31 500
37 1000
43 1500

 

If the dynamic model is described by

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estimate the term MC using either numerical integration or an analytical solution of Eq. (1).

  1. After the temperature of the fluid reaches 45 °C, the heater is turned off and the fluid is allowed to cool. The following data are collected during the cool-down period.

 

Temperature, °C Time, s
45 0
39 5000
34 15000
31 20000

 

The model for the cool-down period is

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Using the estimated value of MC from part (a), estimate the parameter group UA based on the          ambient temperature . Use numerical or analytical solutions to Eq. (2) to match the predicted value of T vs. the experimental data.

  1. Note that in part (a), the heat loss to the surroundings was ignored. Using the estimated value of UA in (b), modify the model in (a) to include heat loss. Then examine the error in the model with and without ambient heat loss and plot it as a function of time (0≤t≤1500). What do you conclude about the nature of the model?

 

 

 

 

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Discussion 1
Prior to beginning work on this discussion,
• Read Chapter 1 in Applied Psychology in Talent Management.
• Read the articles The Impact of Psychology on Talent Management (Links to an external site.) and Talent Management: The End of the Era or the Dawn of the New Age?
Search the Internet for three examples where applied psychology is used. Reviewing current events is a good place to begin. How does this method of management contribute to organizational goals?
Your initial response should be a minimum of 200 words. Graduate school students learn to assess the perspectives of several scholars. Support your response with at least one scholarly resource in addition to the text.

Discussion 2
Prior to beginning work on this discussion,
• Read Chapter 2 in Applied Psychology in Talent Management.
• Read Chapter 3 in Hiring: A Practical Guide for Selecting the Right People.
• Read the article Discrimination: How and Why Can It Be Legal? (Links to an external site.)
• Watch the Week 1 Discussion video above with Dr. Paula Zobisch, Program Chair of Entrepreneurship.
• View the video Rethinking Talent Management—Interview With Professor Jay Conger (Links to an external site.).
“Discrimination” is a word commonly used without a definite and universal meaning. Within the employment context, however, discrimination is defined as “giving one group an unfair advantage over other members of other groups” (Cascio & Aguinis, 2019, p 18).
Even though a job position may have more applicants than is needed for the job and exclusion is implied, organizations must take care to know and avoid violating federal and state employment laws.
Imagine you are the HR director at ACME Financial Services. The CEO has advised you to only hire Asian males that appear to be between 35 and 50 years of age since many of ACME’s clientele seem to believe this population has great insight into financial matters. As the HR director, you know federal and state laws prohibit such practice.
Identify a specific section in Chapter 2 of your course textbook that assures everyone equal opportunity and how you would respond to the CEO using this section. Include in your discussion an example when exclusion fair employment practice does not violate federal and state fair employment laws.
Your initial response should be a minimum of 200 words. Graduate school students learn to assess the perspectives of several scholars. Support your response with at least one scholarly resource in addition to the text.


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Social Judgement Theory

Social judgment theory is one of the approaches that are essential when establishing a persuasive message. It reveals that a communicator must understand the listener before passing on the information. This paper explores Michael’s reaction towards the investigator based on an excerpt from the Blind Spot movie.

Social judgment theory is based on the anchor point, latitude of acceptance, latitude of rejection, and ego of involvement. Michael’s anchor is about obtaining a new home because he was a homeless person and could suffer. He found a new family that adopted him and has looked for a scholarship for him. The actions of the new family give him joy and satisfaction.

The latitude of acceptance is a continuum in an individual that allows them to receive information quickly. According to Salazar (2017), individuals accept new information that affirms and strengthens their beliefs. For example, Michael is willing to hear the information about moving to Ole Miss because his new family went there and loved the place. He also believes that moving to Ole Miss will help to achieve his dreams of obtaining happiness and joy in his life.

The level of non-commitment is where individuals remain neutral to new information. For example, Michael remains neutral regarding his movement with his new family to Ole Miss. He is not decided whether to reject the invitation or to accept it readily. He will quickly move with them to Ole Miss because he believes that will add value to his life.

New information can fall on the latitude of rejection where an individual does not want to hear about the message. For example, Michael became angry when the investigator explained that he was adopted to be used as an athlete. Michael did not believe in her words because they were far away from his anchor point.

Finally, the reaction of Michael reveals his ego involvement in the issue. His ego involvement is high because he deeply cares about his new relationship with his family. Any new information that is not promoting his decision falls on a low scale of his ego-involvement, and that is why he rejected the investigator’s message.

 

 

Reference

Salazar, L. (2017). Changing resistant audience attitudes using social judgment theory’s “anchor” point perspectives. Communication Teacher31(2), 90-93. https://doi.org/10.1080/17404622.2017.1285412

 

 

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Unit 10: Discussion 1: EMG7035

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Unit 10: Discussion 1: EMG7035

The discussion is about Emergency Management Systems (EMS) that engages a reader to reflect the essential concepts. Resilience is one of the critical concepts that an emergency manager must understand and apply when needed. Forrest and Milliken (2019) point out that government must establish resilience programs and tie them to community members’ needs because that helps overcome disasters’ challenges. Besides, effective communication is one of the tools that emergency managers use to succeed in their tasks (Kimhi, 2016). As a result, emergence managers should use communication theories and strategies to establish resilient communities, which can withstand challenges that face them during a disaster.

Additionally, the discussion introduces a reader to chaos theory and its use in EMS. According to Farazmand (2014), emergence managers and stakeholders should use the chaos theory in their decision-making process because it contributes to their success. For example, chaos theory can help develop new policies that can help the community members overcome the negative impacts during a disaster. There are significant lessons emergency managers can learn from the use of the chaos theory. For instance, the approach can help policymakers change from being reactive to being proactive regarding emergencies. Therefore, chaos theory is an essential concept that emergency managers must embrace because it is used to create new approaches that benefit communities.

Further, emergence managers are supposed to understand the issues regarding team performance. Notably, these managers must equip themselves with methods that can assist them in evaluating team members. According to Henstra (2010), evaluating team members can determine the training, coordination, and equipment needed to achieve a certain goal. Additionally, emergence managers are required to factor in ethical issues that affect their careers. Ethical leadership is based on effective communication and minimizes harm to community members. Therefore, it is vital to incorporate these ideas into an EMS.

 

 

References

Farazmand, A. (Ed.). (2014). Crisis and emergency management: Theory and practice, Second Edition. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Forrest, S., & Milliken, C. (2019). Building resilience to disaster: From advice to action. European Review, 27(1), 17-26. doi:https://dx.doi.org.library.capella.edu/10.1017/S1062798718000

Henstra, D. (2010). Evaluating local government emergency management programs: What framework should public managers adopt? Public Administration Review, 70(2), 236–246. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6210.2010.02130.x

Kimhi, S. (2016). Levels of resilience: Associations among the individual, community, and national resilience. Journal of Health Psychology, 21(2), 164–170. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105314524009

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The Role of Education

The Role of Education

Education is vital in the 21st century, and it is among the elements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The world is struggling to ensure that people obtain an education. This paper discusses the importance of education.

Education enables people to live a happy and stable life. Notably, education creates avenues that allow people to get employment: they must work hard to get jobs in the market. From a career, people obtain the money that sustains them and enables them to get most of the things that make them happy. According to Ilies et al. (2019), individuals with higher education have “Job, financial, and health satisfaction.” Don’t you think that this is a good thing? Therefore, education promises people a happy and stable life.

Additionally, education is an avenue to get more money in society; educated individuals earn higher pay than the uneducated colleague­_ they are respected because of their economic status. Besides, education can enable an individual to rise in employment ranks because of the skills and abilities (leaders are educated individuals in most cases). People have used education credentials to get into leadership positions where they earn more than their colleagues. You must be looking for this! Therefore, everybody should obtain an education because that is the easiest way of getting higher pay.

Finally, education is essential because it brings equality in many areas. For instance, education has helped the world to cross-in the employment gap between men and women. Learned women are getting opportunities to serve in high positions, such as corporate leaders. As a result, women can earn the same amount as their male counterparts because they have essential skills.

In conclusion, education is an essential component of this century. It contributes to happiness and a stable life. Besides, people use education to get higher pay and remove barriers to equality.

References

Ilies, R., Yao, J., Curseu, P. L., & Liang, A. X. (2019). Educated and happy: a four‐year study explains the links between education, job fit, and life satisfaction. Applied Psychology, 68(1), 150-176. https://doi.org/10.1111/apps.12158

 

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Role of Software Technologies in the Real Estate Industry

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Role of Software Technologies in the Real Estate Industry

Software technology is one of the technologies that are changing the real estate business positively. It has connected many people across the globe and brought many ideas to fruition. Notably, the software technologies have improved the leasing and ownership processes that are associated with real estate. This paper discusses the role of software technologies in the real estate business.

Software technologies have helped many real estate managers to solve the problem of transactions. Managing transactions has been one of the challenges in the real estate business, and entrepreneurs have always looked for a solution to the problem (Saull et al., 2020). Software technologies have become handy because they help the managers monitor their business’s specific listings and the commissions they earn. Besides, software technologies have enabled entrepreneurs to overcome the legal challenges associated with this type of business.  Therefore, software technologies help the real estate business stakeholders remain compliant with any legal requirements.

Software technologies are essential in the real estate business because they help the designers establish designs that meet their clients’ expectations. Most real estate entrepreneurs use software to develop buildings that meet the expectations of the customers. As a result, these technologies have made it easier for architectures to incorporate all the features that are appropriate in the real estate business. Therefore, software technologies have contributed to the growth and development of the industry.

Finally, software technologies have improved communication in the real estate business. The real estate agents communicate with clients more often to ensure that their issues are addressed on time. The use of technology software makes it easier for real estate agents to reach out to their clients on time and ensure that their issues are addressed (Roztocki et al., 2019). Therefore, software technologies are essential in the real estate business because they improve communication.

In conclusion, software technologies have contributed to the development and growth of the real estate business. Architectures use software technologies for design purposes. Real estate agents use software technologies to improve communication with clients. Finally, the software technologies are used for transaction purposes.

 

 

References

Roztocki, N., Soja, P., & Weistroffer, H. R. (2019). The role of information and communication technologies in socioeconomic development: Towards a multi-dimensional framework. Information Technology for Development, 25(2), 171-183. https://doi.org/10.1080/02681102.2019.1596654

Saull, A., Baum, A., & Braesemann, F. (2020). Can digital technologies speed up real estate transactions?. Journal of Property Investment & Finance 38(4), 1-18. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JPIF-09-2019-0131/full/html

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Strengths Finder Assessment

The Clifton StrengthFinder is an essential tool because it helps individuals be aware of their strengths and weaknesses. According to Comer, Schweiger, and Shelton (2019), StrengthFinder helps individuals develop strengths that can help them in their professions. This paper discusses my StrengthFinder results.

Description of the Results

StrengthFinder is an essential tool that reveals different themes that an individual possesses. I carried out the survey and obtained five themes that are associated with my personality. The themes include relator, responsibility, activator, restorative, and belief. Relators are individual that values relationships in their lives. The responsibility theme describes individuals who are talented in keeping their commitments regarding what they say. The activator theme describes individuals who strive and ensure that they have turned thoughts into actions. The restorative theme is used to describe individuals who enjoy dealing with and solving problems in their lives. Finally, belief is a theme that best describes individuals with unchanging values. Therefore, these themes best describe my personality and reveal my strengths and weakness.

Description of Core Values

The theme of responsibility reveals that I possess the values of honesty and loyalty. Honesty is one of the values that maintain relationships because people can trust each other. Besides, honesty is the foundation of ethics because it is a virtue that looks at the other individuals in a community. Honesty individuals tend to choose actions that promote the common good in a community so that others can benefit. Honesty is a virtue that enables an individual to handle the situation as it is without hiding anything.

Additionally, loyalty is another essential core value that describes my life. Loyalty is associated with commitment and shared values with other individuals in society. I love sharing with individuals who have the same mindset because that helps us to change thoughts into action. As a result, this core value attracts many people into my inner circle because they can trust me regarding what I say. They also know that I am a committed person who keeps his word always. Therefore, honesty and loyalty are the two core values that best describe my life and contribute to my strengths.

Description of the Strengths

Further, the results pointed out the essential strengths that I possess. Every theme is associated with strengths that allow me to excel in that field. For example, the relator theme points out that I admit my shortcomings when I notice them and ensure that I am honest. I do not pretend when dealing with others. Instead, I speak frankly regarding any issue in a relationship without hiding or pretending. As a result, I strive to give my best in a relationship or when working with team members. Additionally, I am a reliable and dependable person because these are the strengths that make me responsible. People look to my help because I struggle to do things better and more completely than my colleagues. Besides, I am motivated when I help other individuals learn how to do things better to achieve their goals. Therefore, these are some of the strengths that best describe my life.

Description of the Characteristics that I will strengthen

Apart from the strengths discussed above, I have some characteristics that I should work on and improve. For example, I should improve on the rivalries that set-up between others. The rivalries make me take charge of most of the things that I do. As a result, it makes me see others as followers in most cases. I do not feel happy when I become a follower. I feel I should take over leadership and control a group because I am better than them. I should improve on this because it inhibits me from learning from others. Also, the belief theme reveals that I have some unchanging core values. I remain adamant about some changes, and I should work on this because the world is a global village.

In conclusion, the results show that my life’s dominant themes include relator, responsibility, activator, restorative, and belief. The two dominant core values that best describe me are honesty and loyalty. Some of my life’s strengths include admitting shortcomings, speaking frankly regarding issues, reliable, and dependable. Finally, I should improve on rivalries that I set between others and overcome the unchanging beliefs.

 

 

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Comer, R. D., Schweiger, T. A., & Shelton, P. (2019). Impact of students’ strengths, critical thinking skills, and disposition on academic success in the first year of a PharmD program. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 83(1). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6418843/

 

 

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The Application of WH Framework

The Application of WH Framework

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The Application of WH Framework

L’Oreal Stakeholders Ethical Obligations when Making Decisions
Shareholders Maintaining professionalism in every department and ensuring that all employees and customers are treated well.
Managers The managers should offer proper training to their team members because that contributes to performance.
Employees The employees should understand the company policies and carry out activities that help them to achieve their targets.
Customers The customers should present their needs and base them on ethical grounds that an organization can meet because they care for others, such as the employees and shareholders.
Community The company should determine how its actions affect the community members.
Future Generations Ethical decisions consider the impact the current activities will have on future generations.

 

Stakeholders Trzaska and Management Cater to

The customers are the critical stakeholders that Trzaska and management cater to because they buy products from the company. Their demands and interests make the company develop different approaches to carrying out business (Kubasek, Browne, Herron, Dhooge, & Barkacs, 2020). Therefore, they are at the center of every ethical decision regarding the company.

Values the Management Used to Fire Trzaska

The managers used security and efficiency values when deciding to fire Trzaska from the company. Security value reveals that the company was determined to produce enough products to meet the growing demands. The company was also determined to ensure that it was safe from those who could interfere with its business. Additionally, the efficiency values reveal that the company managers were determined to maximize their profits while minimizing costs. As a result, they did not value quality aspects in their decisions. Trzaska insisted on quality, and this brought him into conflict with the company. Therefore, he was fired because he did not deliver what he was told.

Self-Reflection

The WH framework provided essential elements that I used in analyzing the case study. It guided me to determine the stakeholders of the organization and how every decision could affect them. Also, the WH framework directed me to the values that must be included when making ethical decisions.

The WH framework is an essential tool for managers. It helps them to determine all the stakeholders of an organization and how an action in one department could affect them. It also provides the managers with the golden rules that must be followed when making decisions.

The WH framework will help me to make many decisions as a manager. For example, the WH Framework will help me decide how a company should meet customers’ and community members’ needs. It will also assist me in determining employees’ issues such as rewards and terminations.

 

 

Reference

Kubasek, N., Browne, M. N., Herron, D., Dhooge, L., & Barkacs, L. (2020). Dynamic Business Law: The essentials, Fifth Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

 

 

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Couple Therapy and Shame

Couple Therapy and Shame

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Couple Therapy and Shame

Couple therapy is one of the approaches that are used in treating patients with trauma symptoms. Kathy Steele uses the principles of structural theory to evaluate a patient’s dissociation and shame conditions. As a result, she will determine the appropriate mechanism to help a patient recover from trauma. This paper discusses Steele’s approach to treating patients suffering from trauma.

Steele focuses on the mechanisms that are used to identify dissociation in an individual suffering from trauma. Kathy identifies dissociated patients as people who have inner fragmentation. They feel broken and shattered (Codrington, 2017). Besides, she uses leading questions that guide her to arrive at the proper identification of dissociation.

Steele and her colleagues researched and found it was necessary to include some aspects, such as neurobiological elements in couple therapy. As a result, they developed the structural theory that guides them when treating patients who show traumatic symptoms. The focus of the structural theory is on the organization of personality and the self-sense of a patient. As a result, the structural approach helps therapists understand the fragmented parties of a patient and what should be done to assemble them. Therefore, Steele’s success in couple therapy with patients who show trauma symptoms is based on proper evaluation of dissociation elements that determine the right therapy a therapist should apply to a patient.

Steele also acknowledges that shame is a factor that is associated with trauma patients. Therapists must understand the concept of shame in detail because it contributes to a successful couple therapy strategy (Codrington, 2017). She acknowledges that both the therapists and the patient try to avoid shame because of its negative impacts. However, she points out that therapists and patients should not avoid shame. Instead, they should work on it and ensure that they restore the health of the affected.

Steele’s effectiveness in dealing with shame entails acknowledging the pain and conflict shame instills in an individual. She looks for ways to collaborate with the patient, reducing the pain and conflict associated with shame. For instance, she will avoid eye contact with the patient and listen to them to determine how far they are in their problems. As a result, she will decide whether to handle it or leave it for a later stage.

In conclusion, Steele advocates that dissociation and shame are essential when treating patients with a traumatic experience. A therapist must look for finer details to identify dissociation and shame. Therefore, this approach will increase the outcome of the intervention and help patients to recover.

 

 

Reference

Codrington, R. (2017). Trauma, dissociation, and chronic shame: Reflections for couple and family practice: An interview with Kathy Steele. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy 2017, 38, 669–679. DOI: 10.1002/anzf.1275

 

 

 

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Steele’s Approach to the Use of Couple Therapy

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Steele’s Approach to the Use of Couple Therapy

Couple therapy is one of the approaches that are used in treating patients with trauma symptoms. Kathy Steele uses the principles of structural theory to evaluate a patient’s dissociation and shame conditions. As a result, she will determine the appropriate mechanism to help a patient recover from trauma. This paper discusses Steele’s approach to treating patients suffering from trauma.

Steele focuses on the mechanisms that are used to identify dissociation in an individual suffering from trauma. Kathy identifies dissociated patients as people who have inner fragmentation. They feel broken and shattered (Codrington, 2017). Besides, she uses leading questions that guide her to arrive at the proper identification of dissociation.

Steele and her colleagues researched and found it was necessary to include some aspects, such as neurobiological elements in couple therapy. As a result, they developed the structural theory that guides them when treating patients who show traumatic symptoms. The focus of the structural theory is on the organization of personality and the self-sense of a patient. As a result, the structural approach helps therapists understand the fragmented parties of a patient and what should be done to assemble them. Therefore, Steele’s success in couple therapy with patients who show trauma symptoms is based on proper evaluation of dissociation elements that determine the right therapy a therapist should apply to a patient.

Steele also acknowledges that shame is a factor that is associated with trauma patients. Therapists must understand the concept of shame in detail because it contributes to a successful couple therapy strategy (Codrington, 2017). She acknowledges that both the therapists and the patient try to avoid shame because of its negative impacts. However, she points out that therapists and patients should not avoid shame. Instead, they should work on it and ensure that they restore the health of the affected.

Steele’s effectiveness in dealing with shame entails acknowledging the pain and conflict shame instills in an individual. She looks for ways to collaborate with the patient, reducing the pain and conflict associated with shame. For instance, she will avoid eye contact with the patient and listen to them to determine how far they are in their problems. As a result, she will decide whether to handle it or leave it for a later stage.

In conclusion, Steele advocates that dissociation and shame are essential when treating patients with a traumatic experience. A therapist must look for finer details to identify dissociation and shame. Therefore, this approach will increase the outcome of the intervention and help patients to recover.

 

 

Reference

Codrington, R. (2017). Trauma, dissociation, and chronic shame: Reflections for couple and family practice: An interview with Kathy Steele. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy 2017, 38, 669–679. DOI: 10.1002/anzf.1275