Searching for information

This week you will be using your choice of search engine to look up the following information. The purpose of this weeks homework is to illustrate that we live in an age of abundant information that is readily available to us through the internet. Information is everywhere, but knowledge is scarce. Answer the following questions and submit them in a text file.


  1. What is the atomic number of gold?
  2. How do you implement subtotal in excel?
  3. What is "constructive ambiguity" and who coined the term?
  4. How does one implement page numbering in Word but skip the first page?
  5. Who coined the term 'meme' and what is it's meaning?
  6. What purpose does a primary key serve in a database table?
  7. Which philosopher's ideas are embodied by the phrase "will to meaning" and who coined the phrase?
  8. What is a query in access?
  9. Who predicted the existance of gravitational waves a century before they were detected?
  10. What is a "relationship" when talking about a database?

Hint: You might have to read up on some background information about the question before answering. Also when searching for the answers do not just type in the question. Uses key words pertaining to the question or topic of the question to narrow down search results.

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Homework 13, 123, Samantha Spade

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Remove your USB drive and take the drive with you when you leave. This should be the last action when you leave the lab every time. The lab computers are wiped clean every night and all data stored on them is deleted. USB drives left plugged into the computer usually find a new owner.