Beatty Lecture

Captain Beatty gives several reasons as to the current state of society and why books are being destroyed. One of his main reasons had to do with how certain books would offend people. “Colored people don’t like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don’t feel good about Uncle Tom’s cabin. Burn it. Some one’s written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping.” P. 57, this quote shows how they found that no matter the book someone would find it offensive, whether it be a whole race that is offended or just a small group of people. Another reason that Beatty tells Montag is how there are less smart people coming out of school and more people who are athletic, this is happening so much that the word intellectual is considered offensive to some. Beatty also talks about how people who don’t know much in society are happy which means majority of people in society are blissfully ignorant. “You ask why to a lot of things and you wind up very unhappy indeed, if you keep at it. The poor girl’s better off dead.” P 58, this quote shows how Beatty and most likely most of society feels about things, they believe that knowing about things and having knowledge is bad because it can lead to feeling unhappy about life. Entertainment is also cut down and shortened so that people in this society can enjoy it a lot quicker which shows their constant need to fill and emptiness by quickly getting to the climax of movies or programs and results in a very bland life. Beatty gave many reasons as to the current state of society such as books being offensive, people being smart and knowing things makes them unhappy, and the society’s constant need for entertainment.

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Are writers and artists as important to society as scientists and engineers?

Personally I don’t think that writers and artists are as important to society as scientists and engineers because without writers and artists we would still be alive but the world would be dull, but without scientists and engineers we would live in a very primitive world and have no medicine or technology but we would have books and entertainment. I think that scientists and engineers are more important because they allow society to evolve and get better by creating better medicine and inventing better technology as well as creating ways to travel such as cars, airplanes, or boats. From my experience it seems like it would be nicer to live in a world where engineers and scientists exist without artists and writers because then we would still have medicine and an ability to grow as society even if there is no entertainment instead of living in a world with artists and writers but no scientists and engineers because even if there was entertainment I don’t think the quality of life would be very high if there was no medicine or ways to cure diseases.

Exploring Quadratic Functions

  1. Find and write the definition of a quadratic function in words you understand. (use your textbook, google, etc)

Quadratic functions are curves called a parabola, which is a U shape that can face any direction.

  1. Give an example of a quadratic function and give an example of a function that is NOT a quadratic.
  2. y = 1x^2+2x+4 is a quadratic function. Y= 2x + 4 is not
  3. Go to desmos.com and type in the following function:
    1. Desmos will give you the option of adding “sliders” for or all. Click all. This will allow you to change the values of  to see how the graph changes.
    2. Start with slider values . Describe any symmetry you notice.

The line is identical on both sides of the y axis

  1. Keep b = c = 0. Change the value of :
      1. Does the graph open up or open down?
      2. Does the graph have a maximum point or minimum point?
      1. Does the graph open up or open down?
      2. Does the graph have a maximum point or minimum point?
      1. Is the graph narrow or wide?
      1. Is the graph narrow or wide
      2. a) i) Opens down. ii) No. B) Opens up. ii) No C) Graph is wide. D) Graph is narrow.
    1. We call the maximum or minimum point of a quadratic function the vertex. Complete the following statements:
      1. When is Positive (positive/negative), the vertex is a Minimum  (maximum/minimum)
      2. When is Negative (positive/negative), the vertex is a Maximum  (maximum/minimum)
    2. Let and Use the slider to change the value of Describe how the graph changes as changes.  Y value of the vertex

Roots are the solutions to the quadratic equation.  The roots are found by looking at where the curve crosses the x axis (x-intercepts).

Adjust the sliders for a, b and c so you can get a curve that just touches the x axis (y=0).

 

Equation: y = 4x^2

 

This quadratic equation has ONE solution.

 

Adjust the sliders so you can get the roots of 0 and -1

 

Equation:  y = 3.4x^2 + 3.4x

 

This quadratic equation has TWO solution

  1. Find and write the definition of a quadratic function in words you understand. (use your textbook, google, etc)

Quadratic functions are curves called a parabola, which is a U shape that can face any direction.

  1. Give an example of a quadratic function and give an example of a function that is NOT a quadratic.
  2. y = 1x^2+2x+4 is a quadratic function. Y= 2x + 4 is not
  3. Go to desmos.com and type in the following function:
    1. Desmos will give you the option of adding “sliders” for or all. Click all. This will allow you to change the values of  to see how the graph changes.
    2. Start with slider values . Describe any symmetry you notice.

The line is identical on both sides of the y axis

  1. Keep b = c = 0. Change the value of :
      1. Does the graph open up or open down?
      2. Does the graph have a maximum point or minimum point?
      1. Does the graph open up or open down?
      2. Does the graph have a maximum point or minimum point?
      1. Is the graph narrow or wide?
      1. Is the graph narrow or wide
      2. a) i) Opens down. ii) No. B) Opens up. ii) No C) Graph is wide. D) Graph is narrow.
    1. We call the maximum or minimum point of a quadratic function the vertex. Complete the following statements:
      1. When is Positive (positive/negative), the vertex is a Minimum  (maximum/minimum)
      2. When is Negative (positive/negative), the vertex is a Maximum  (maximum/minimum)
    2. Let and Use the slider to change the value of Describe how the graph changes as changes.  Y value of the vertex

Roots are the solutions to the quadratic equation.  The roots are found by looking at where the curve crosses the x axis (x-intercepts).

Adjust the sliders for a, b and c so you can get a curve that just touches the x axis (y=0).

 

Equation: y = 4x^2

 

This quadratic equation has ONE solution.

 

Adjust the sliders so you can get the roots of 0 and -1

 

Equation:  y = 3.4x^2 + 3.4x

 

This quadratic equation has TWO solutions.

 

Adjust the sliders so that the curve does NOT cross the x-axis.

 

Equation:  y = x^2 + x + 1.4

 

When the curve does NOT cross the x-axis, there are NO REAL solutions for this equation.

 

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Adjust the sliders so that the curve does NOT cross the x-axis.

 

Equation:  y = x^2 + x + 1.4

 

When the curve does NOT cross the x-axis, there are NO REAL solutions for this equation.