Give an example of a real-world situation where we might need to
know the mean AND standard deviation of a distribution. In other
words, under what circumstances might we be concerned with...
1) the center of the distribution AND
2) the spread of the distribution (i.e., how far away data
points are from the mean)
HINT: When might looking exclusively at the mean be
misleading or uninformative?
Give an example of a situation in which it is important to
create a karyotype for an individual. Explain. (2 points)
Genetically speaking, why is it important not to mate with a
close relative? Explain. (2 points)
Does a karyotype tell all of a person's genetic characteristics?
Explain. (2 points)
Why is a photograph of cells in metaphase utilized when
constructing a karyotype? (2 points)
What does it mean to be a carrier of a genetic defective
characteristic? When might...
1. Give brief answers
(a) Give an example of a process in which a system is not
heated, but its temperature increases. Explain this process on the
basis of the 1st law of thermodynamics.
(b) You brought a cup of hot coffee to a classroom. After a
while, the coffee cooled down to room temperature. How did the
entropy of the coffee change in this process? How did the entropy
of the Universe vary in this process, where the Universe...
Find a real life example of a situation in, which a country held
an election to decide on some public good provision issue. It could
be an on-off decision or it could be about the level/amount of
public good. Explain what the issue was. What was the result of the
election? Your example should also offer details about
characteristics of the society that may have influenced the
election decision (education, culture, income, norms etc.) In other
meaning, explain the factors...