hustle and flow
Hustle and Flow.
The article’s problem statement is whether if heat were visible, people would see constant frenzied motion. The type of research used for this problem statement is theoretical research. This type of research involves an approach to research that is nonempirical; the researcher goes through a myriad of related research articles such as published academic journals. On the other hand, a combination of quantitative as well as meta-analysis methodologies was used to draw up conclusions. Quantitative is a method that needs data that is quantifiable that involve statistical and numerical explanations. This method has clearly been utilized based on the countless examples of data of this nature used such as the author’s use of the highest ever recorded air temperature that was 136 degrees. Use of meta-analysis is evidenced through the use of various academic journals and studies to show the impact of those studies on the problems statement. The conclusion of the paper’s research was that if heat was visible to the human eye, one would see everything in constant motion; from the backyard sparrow to the stove-top burner.
The article had some strengths; some of these strengths will be outlined in this section. First, the actual content in this article was coherent and well organized. As such, the reader can read and understand the article with ease. The subject matter in the article is also pertinent and relevant to the research statement and goes a long way to building up on the statement. A strong point in the paper its use of data to show the movement of heat across the world through water bodies and air. The author’s explanation of the Hadley cell circulation was also thorough and easy to understand for all types of readers. A reader does not need to be a thermodynamic specialist to be able to grasp most of the information in this paper. The author’s primary argument and conclusion are also clearly stated and are supported by analysis and evidence.
On the other hand, a weakness in this article is the fact that the author does not cite the sources he/she used during analysis. The author uses a lot of sources that were obtained from books and academic journals and did not include in-text or work cited the page in the paper. An example is a statement about the fact that the earth’s overall temperature has increased by about 0.8 degrees over the last fifty years. This statement needs to be cited. Another weakness of the author’s article is that the article seems highly summarized. Consequently, the reader is bombarded with a lot of information that have not been elaborated in detail.
In my opinion, the paper was strong it utilizes some thermodynamic proof of the heat movement and defines most of the important dynamic terms in the paper. Moreover, the author first starts by describing how heat is a term that is used to refer to the movement of energy. Heat is the term that most people who lack thermodynamic knowledge might be lead to believe to mean the ‘temperature’ of a body. Therefore, highlighting the difference between these two terms was vital to the reader’s understanding of the article. The author then goes ahead to utilize factual thermodynamic data to arrive at the conclusion. Accordingly, the paper is strong.