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More blocks of the correct shape

Before leaving the discussion of the left panel in Image 3 , I will explain the behavior of four additional blocks that are of the correct shape forbeing dropped into the white boxes in the blocks in the rightmost panel. (The remaining blocks beyond those four deal with strings, which I will ignore for now.)

Random numbers

The block labeled pick random 1 to 10 lets you enter other values in place of 1 and 10. Then this block will deliver a random number withinthat range when it is called upon to do so. Random numbers are often used in game programs to simulate the throwing of dice or the spinning of a wheel of fortune.

The modulus

The block labeled mod will produce the modulus of two values when called upon to do so. The modulus of two numbers is the remainder thatresults from dividing one number by another number. You may remember the remainder from when you learned to do long division in elementary school butbefore you learned about decimals.

Various numeric representations

The block labeled sqrt will deliver about a dozen different representations of numeric values, depending on what is selected from thepull-down list. This includes the square root, trigonometric functions, absolute value, etc.

Rounding a number

Finally, the block labeled round will round a decimal number to the nearest whole number.

Drag and drop the plus and minus operators

Image 4 shows the result of dragging the top two green blocks from the Operators toolbox and dropping them into the white boxes in the bottom two orange variable blocks in the rightmost panel of Image 3 .

Image 4. result of dropping addition and subtraction operators into variable blocks.

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Image 4. Result of dropping addition and subtraction operators into variable blocks.

A few more steps are required

If you compare Image 4 with Image 2 , you will see that Image 4 is close to what we need but we aren't quite there yet. In order to causethe bottom two blocks in the rightmost panel in Image 4 to match the bottom two blocks in Image 2 , we need to do the following:

  • Click the orange Data button in the upper left of Image 4 to expose the variables as shown in Image 1 .
  • Drag the blocks for the variables named LeftOperand and RightOperand from the Data toolbox and drop them into the white boxes in the bottom two blocks in Image 4 to make them match the bottom two blocks in Image 2 .

That's the solution. The upper left portion of your Stage area should now look similar to Image 5 . Note however that you may need to use the mouse to arrange the four variables and the button to get your Stage arrangedlike Image 5 .

Image 5. stage area of the finished program.

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Image 5. Stage area of the finished program.

Operation of the program

Once you reach this point, you can click the green flag to initialize all four variables to zero.

Then you can move the sliders back and forth to manually set the values for the variables named LeftOperand and RightOperand .

If you click immediately to the right or left of the thumb on a slider, that will cause the thumb to move a small distance in that direction.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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