Chapter 17 to potential problems

 In the final project, our purpose is to apply what we have learned in the past seven weeks plus the basic idea of conformal mapping in Chapter 17 to potential problems. This will lead to boundary value problems and many engineering applications in electrostatics, heat flow, and fluid flow which are covered in sections 18.2, 18.3, and 18.4. You will need to choose a problem to discuss from either of these sections and write a 3 – 5 pages report in addressing the specifics of the problem and solve it. You may also choose a problem in the problem sets 18.2, 18.3, and 18.4. After you choose the specific problem for your final project, you need to contact me in advance to get my permission for the problem to be considered as your final project. After obtaining my permission, you will then write your report and submit it in the assignment area. Feel free to contact me with any questions. 

Your Marketing Plan

Overview

For this assignment, you will document your hypothetical company’s background information and mission statement, your company’s short-term and long-term goals, an environmental analysis, and a SWOT analysis.

Note: You should make all assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Instructions

Create the first part of your marketing plan in 8–12 pages:

  • Write an introduction to your company. Describe your hypothetical company, its location, the product it makes or the service it provides, and introduce the contents of your marketing plan.
  • Develop your company’s mission statement.
  • Decide the main goals that you would like to achieve within the next year (short term) and the main goals that you would like to achieve within the next 5 years (long term). Determine the most appropriate ways to measure both short- and long-term goals.
    • Note: Consider the following metrics: tracking downloads of website content; website visitors; increases in market share; customer value; new product or service adoption rates; retention; rate of growth compared to competition; and the market, margin, and customer engagement.
  • Develop an environmental analysis that includes competitive, economic, political, legal, technological, and sociocultural forces.
  • Develop both a SWOT analysis and needs analysis for your product or service. Each analysis should examine three strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for your company.
  • Use at least three academic resources as quantitative marketing research to determine the feasibility of your product or service. These resources should be industry specific and relate to your chosen product or service.
  • Use the Part A Marketing Plan Template [DOCX] to complete the assignment.
  • The Part A Mission Statement and SWOT Analysis Sample [PDF] containing examples has been provided for your reference.

Part B Of A Statistics Project

  • Hypotheses testing: Show your hypothesis test and discuss any conclusions they suggest
    • State the hypotheses you will test and formally write them in proper notation
    • Give the results (reject, fail to reject) and explain what that means in a practical way.
  • Conclusion:
    • Discuss the weaknesses of your study.
    • To what population do you feel comfortable extrapolating your results? Why?
    • Give suggestions for further work in the area of your topic. Be sure to reference the situation as you discuss your conclusion. (this is a great time to seek out similar published research on your topic, is yours in line with those results? If not why do you think that is?
    • Explain what leads you to the conclusion(s) that you have drawn. 
    • What would you change if you started this project again? What considerations would you include?  Include any areas of caution that a reader or user of your work should be aware of as they make decisions.  Was the sample random, was the sample large enough, etc?
  • References in APA format.

Deliverable 4 – Comparative Analysis

Scenario

You are the risk manager for a local, long-term care facility. Part of your role is to develop processes that fosters an environment that prioritizes patient safety. Conduct a comparative analysis of two of the most widely published briefs from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in recent years – To Err is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm. According to the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering Medicine (2018), To Err is Human illuminated how tens of thousands of Americans die each year from medical errors and effectively put the issue of patient safety and quality on the radar screen of public and private policymakers. The Quality Chasm report described broader quality issues and defines six aims—care should be safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable—and 10 rules for care delivery redesign.

Instructions

In a comparative analysis, discuss the significance of each report on recent quality initiatives implemented by entities such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Joint Commission. Your comparative analysis should also contain an examination of the quantitative data collection methods used in each report. Make a recommendation based on your analysis on how your organization and similar organizations can utilize the findings from the reports to assist in continuous quality improvement of operations and the achievement of organizational goals.

Rubric:

Discusses the significance of each report on recent quality initiatives implemented by multiple entities with well-integrated, strong supporting information.

Comparative analysis examines the quantitative data collection methods used in each report in strong detail and supporting information.

Evaluates how organizations can utilize the findings from the reports to assist in continuous quality improvement of operations and the achievement of organizational goals with well-integrated, strong supporting information.

The Role Of Territory Management

 Overview

In this discussion, we will examine the role of territory management.

Instructions

Prepare a response for Parts 1 and 2.

Part 1:  A sales territory is a geographic area where a specific number of present and potential prospects and customers can be called on conveniently. Effective territory management involves two major steps. What are they?  

Part 2: Research online for a Territory Manager position in the industry of your product.  In your own words, what is the job description, and what does the position involve?  Would you accept this position, why or why not?  Supply a link to the job advertisement.

Discussion: Review Of Current Healthcare Issues

If you were to ask 10 people what they believe to be the most significant issue facing healthcare today, you might get 10 different answers. Escalating costs? Regulation? Technology disruption?

These and many other topics are worthy of discussion. Not surprisingly, much has been said in the research, within the profession, and in the news about these topics. Whether they are issues of finance, quality, workload, or outcomes, there is no shortage of changes to be addressed.

In this Discussion, you examine a national healthcare issue and consider how that issue may impact your work setting. You also analyze how your organization has responded to this issue.

To Prepare:

Review the Resources and select one current national healthcare issue/stressor to focus on.

Reflect on the current national healthcare issue/stressor you selected and think about how this issue/stressor may be addressed in your work setting.

By Day 3 of Week 1

Post a description of the national healthcare issue/stressor you selected for analysis, and explain how the healthcare issue/stressor may impact your work setting. Then, describe how your health system work setting has responded to the healthcare issue/stressor, including a description of what changes may have been implemented. Be specific and provide examples.

By Day 6 of Week 1

Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days who chose a different national healthcare issue/stressor than you selected. Explain how their chosen national healthcare issue/stressor may also impact your work setting and what (if anything) is being done to address the national healthcare issue/stressor.

Marketing Discussion Questions

Discussion Question 1

Using a personal example, explain how brand loyalty has relaxed your standards when it comes to claim-belief discrepancy. Explain the example and the ultimate outcome – did you purchase the new product from your favorite brand? Why or why not? 

Provide your explanations and definitions in detail and be precise. Comment on your findings. Provide references for content when necessary. Provide your work in detail and explain in your own words. Support your statements with peer-reviewed in-text citation(s) and reference(s).

Discussion Question 2

Welcome to week 12 of your course. This discussion question will help you prepare for your CLA2 paper and final CLA2 PPP. Read the CLA2 assignment listed in week 16 of the course. Then, please provide an outline that itemizes the concepts that you will include in your CLA2 paper and final PPP. 

Please be sure to include concepts learned in the course and any information from your CLA1 paper if applicable. 

The Controversy: Does fracking contribute to global warming?

What is the position in each passage?What evidence or reasons are given in support of each position?Which position is more convincing and why?Do no additional research on the topics other than using a dictionary. [NEW] The Controversy:  

The Controversy:  Does fracking contribute to global warming?

 Passage 1.  Pro:  from “Fracking Contributes to Global Warming” by Louis W. Allstadt  

 The fracking that’s going on right now is the real wake-up call on just what extreme lengths are required to pull oil or gas out of the ground now that most of the conventional reservoirs have been exploited—at least those that are easy to access. 

 First of all you have to look at what is conventional oil and gas. That was pretty much anything that was produced until around 2000. It’s basically a process of drilling down through a cap rock, an impervious rock that has trapped oil and gas beneath it. And once you’re into that reservoir—which is really not a void, it’s porous rock—the natural pressure of the gas will push up the gas and oil.
 

 Now what’s happened is that the prospect of finding more of those conventional reservoirs, particularly on land and in the places that have been heavily explored like the US and Europe and the Middle East just is very, very small. And the companies have pretty much acknowledged that. All of them talk about the need to go to either nonconventional shale or tight sand drilling or to go into deeper and deeper waters or to go into really hostile Arctic regions and possibly Antarctic regions. 

  Both the horizontal drilling and fracturing have been around for a long time. The industry will tell you this over and over again—they’ve been around for 60 years, things like that. That is correct. What’s different is the volume of fracking fluids and the volume of flowback that occurs in these wells. It is 50 to 100 times more than what was used in the conventional wells. 

 The other [difference] is that the rock above the target zone is not necessarily impervious the way it was in the conventional wells. And to me that last point is at least as big as the volume. The industry will tell you that the mile or two between the zone that’s being fracked is not going to let anything come up. 

 But there are already cases where the methane gas has made it up into the aquifers and atmosphere. Sometimes through old well bores, sometimes through natural fissures in the rock. What we don’t know is just how much gas is going to come up over time. It’s a point most people haven’t gotten. It’s not just what’s happening today. We’re opening up channels for the gas to creep up to the surface and into the atmosphere. And methane is a much more potent greenhouse gas in the short term—less than 100 years—than carbon dioxide. 

 Source CitationAllstadt, Louis W. “Fracking Contributes to Global Warming.” Natural Gas, edited by Dedria Bryfonski, Greenhaven Press, 2015. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Accessed 12 Dec. 2016. Originally published as “Former Mobil VP Warns of Fracking and Climate Change,” Truthout.org, 19 July 2013. 

 Passage 2.  Con:  from “Fracking Does Not Contribute to Global Warming” by Coral Davenport 

 A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes that hydraulic fracturing—the controversial technique behind the nation’s recent oil and gas boom—doesn’t appear to contribute significantly to global warming, as many environmental groups have warned. It’s great news for oil and gas companies such as ExxonMobil, Shell, and Chevron, which have relied on breakthroughs in so-called fracking technology to cheaply unlock vast new reserves of domestic oil and natural gas that had been trapped underground in shale rock formations. 

 “It’s very good news,” said Richard Keil, a spokesman for ExxonMobil, of the study. “This is a groundbreaking survey. It’s the most extensive one that’s been done yet, and it serves to add important new evidence that hydraulic fracturing does not contribute to climate change—it does not contribute methane emissions at levels higher than those set by the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA].”The study concluded that the majority of hydraulically fractured natural gas wells have surface equipment that reduces on-the-ground methane emissions by 99 percent, although it also found that elsewhere on fracking rigs, some valves do allow methane to escape at levels 30 percent higher than those set by EPA. Overall, however, the study concludes that total methane emissions from fracking are about 10 percent lower than levels set by EPA. 

The $2.3 million studies was conducted by scientists at the University of Texas, with funding provided by nine energy companies, including ExxonMobil, and one environmental group, the Environmental Defense Fund. A spokesman for the University of Texas said that while the companies contributed money to the study, they had no input on the research or results, which were subject to independent peer review before being published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious scientific journals. University of Texas researchers say their yearlong study, which involved measuring methane emissions from 190 natural gas production sites in the Gulf coast, mid-continent, Rocky Mountains, and Appalachia, is far more comprehensive than [other studies], which relied on existing data rather than new fieldwork.

 Source CitationDavenport, Coral. “Fracking Does Not Contribute to Global Warming.” Natural Gas, edited by Dedria Bryfonski, Greenhaven Press, 2015. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Accessed 12 Dec. 2016. Originally published as “New Study Says Fracking Doesn’t Contribute to Global Warming,” National Journal, 16 Sept. 2013. 

scope of practice

 Review the scope of practice for the advanced practice nurse in New York. How does it compare to Florida?

Response must be at least 500 words in current APA format. Must be grammatically correct and include at least 2 academic sources that aren’t more then five years old.

giftedness by drawing

Define giftedness by drawing on one or more theories or models AND justify services. It should be approx. 10-15 pages, formatted in APA style, and include eight or more citations.

To be included:

What is Gifted – to include the various views on giftedness

Why Gifted Services are Necessary – based on various ideas on giftedness and the models which address giftedness; characteristics of the gifted; and any other support you’ve acquired for this course and/or any other course you’ve taken on gifted. 

Theorists/models: