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Topic: Concentration

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  Tools for Improving Concentration Quickly and Easily
My mind used to be so restless that I couldn't concentrate for more than a few minutes at a time before I got distracted.
By now I had not only found where concentration was located in the brain, I discovered that exercising your executive function and attentional control center directly is the most natural and quickest way to improve focus and concentration.
Concentrate at will and examine in depth any given topic, even in extremely distracting situations for extended periods of time and with less effort.
www.improving-concentration.com   (1707 words)

  Concentration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Often in informal, non-technical language, concentration is described in a qualitative way, through the use of adjectives such as "dilute" or "weak" for solutions of relatively low concentration and of others like "concentrated" or "strong" for solutions of relatively high concentration.
The difference between formal and molar concentrations is that the formal concentration indicates moles of the original chemical formula in solution, without regard for the species that actually exist in solution.
This works fine for gas concentrations (e.g., ppmv of carbon dioxide in the ambient air) but, for concentrations of non-gaseous substances such as aerosols, cloud droplets, and particulate matter in the ambient air, the concentrations are commonly expressed as μg/m³ or mg/m³ (e.g., μg or mg of particulates per cubic metre of ambient air).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Concentration   (2347 words)

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Concentration is a measure of the amount of one specified element or component in a compound or mixture.
For example, a 1.0 liter solution containing 5.0 moless of a solute would have a concentration of 5.0 M. Although molarity is the most common method of specifying concentration, it is dependent on temperature and pressure (due to change in volume).
Thus, the molar concentration of the substance is required, as molarity takes into account the atomic mass of the substance.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/c/co/concentration.html   (302 words)

 Internment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An internment camp or concentration camp is a large detention center created for political opponents, enemy aliens, specific ethnic or religious groups, civilians of a critical war-zone, or other groups of people, often during a war.
The term concentration camp lost some of its original meaning after Nazi concentration camps were discovered, and has ever since been understood to refer to a place of mistreatment, starvation, forced labour, and murder.
Since the nature of Germany's so-called "concentration camps" (Konzentrationslager, abbreviated KZ) became known, the term is sometimes used as propaganda, with greater or lesser justification, to imply that a camp is designed to exterminate, rather than merely to concentrate, its inmates.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Concentration_camp   (694 words)

During concentration, the various rays of the mind are collected and focussed on the object of concentration.
The vital point in concentration is to bring the mind to the same point or object again by limiting its movements in a small circle in the beginning.
Concentration bestows serenity or calmness of mind, inner spiritual strength, patience, great capacity to turn out tremendous work, alacrity, acumen, agility, beautiful complexion, sweet voice, brilliant eyes, powerful voice and speech, power to influence others and attract people, cheerfulness, joy, bliss of soul, supreme peace.
www.dlshq.org /teachings/concentration.htm   (1891 words)

Concentration is measured by how long the individual can maintain this attention and by how resilient he or she is against negative attention breaking/wearing forces or situations.
As children age, their length of concentration increases and they are able to deal with more, and greater, distractions.
When the ball changes hands the level of concentration might not change because the game doesn't "stop," there is no break in the mental intensity.
www.bettersoccermorefun.com /dwtext/concentr.htm   (871 words)

 Concentration — Sri Chinmoy
Concentration is the commander who orders the dispersed consciousness to come to attention.
Concentration and absolute firmness are not only inseparable but also interdependent divine warriors.
Concentration is always strict with the student; meditation is strict at times.
www.srichinmoy.org /spirituality/concentration_meditation_contemplation/concentration   (168 words)

 Environmental Protection Agency > Basic Concepts in Environmental Sciences > Module 4 > Concentration
The concentrations of pollutants in solvents are usually low and are often expressed as parts per million (ppm) or milligrams per liter (mg/L).
Liquid concentrations are often expressed as a ratio of masses as shown in Equation 1.
The concentrations of the pollutants in liquids are often expressed on a parts per million (ppm) basis.
www.epa.gov /eogapti1/module4/concent4/concent4.htm   (939 words)

 Concentration :: d20srd.org
Such actions include casting a spell, concentrating on an active spell, directing a spell, using a spell-like ability, or using a skill that would provoke an attack of opportunity.
Making a Concentration check doesn’t take an action; it is either a free action (when attempted reactively) or part of another action (when attempted actively).
If the Concentration check fails, the related action also automatically fails (with any appropriate ramifications), and the action is wasted, just as if your concentration had been disrupted by a distraction.
www.d20srd.org /srd/skills/concentration.htm   (774 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for concentration camp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
At 16 he was imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, where his family perished.
He was imprisoned in the Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps during the Nazi occupation of Austria.
Veteran: Witnessing horrors of concentration camp worst part sister Helen Martin of Starbuck, Minn.; and his sister-in-law Ethel Borchard, who calls the...
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/03028.html   (549 words)

 Concentration - A Practical Course- with a Supplement on Meditation - by Ernest Wood
This concentration means the firm fixing of the mind on one single point, without wandering and, without yielding to any distractions caused by external objects, by the activity of the senses, or by that of the mind itself.
Concentrate “as before on a cat, or some other pleasing object.; Do not try to think only of the cat, but deliberately send your thought out along the arrows one after another with the instruction to look there and return to the center.
Thus in concentration we have to put aside our likes and dislikes, and especially so in meditation, because we want the truth, which can only be seen in a calm appraisal beyond the turbulence of liking and disliking.
www.theosophical.ca /ConcentrationEW.htm   (14622 words)

 The Developement of Right Concentration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Concentrating the mind and bringing it in requires effort, but the mind cannot be forced.
When the meditator concentrates at the center of the uggaha-nimitta until it becomes very clear, bright and still, he or she will become able to enlarge or reduce it.
When your mind is perfectly concentrated at its most refined and purest state, the center expands and you can see your own refined human body (manussakaya) at the center of the sphere within your crude human body.
www.concentration.org /_concentration2.html   (2919 words)

 The effect of concentration on rates of reaction
In a few cases, increasing the concentration of one of the reactants may have little noticeable effect of the rate.
Increasing the concentration of the solution even more can't have any effect because the catalyst is already working at its maximum capacity.
If you lowered its concentration enough, you will eventually reduce the rate of the second reaction to the point where it is similar to the rate of the first.
www.chemguide.co.uk /physical/basicrates/concentration.html   (1014 words)

 Concentration difficulty - WrongDiagnosis.com
Difficulty with concentration is a symptom that can arise from both physical and psychological or emotional problems.
Concentration symptoms may or may not be associated with memory symptoms such as forgetfulness.
The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /sym/concentration_difficulty.htm   (565 words)

 HighBeam Research: Library Search: Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The significance of the threshold and turbidity concentrations...
Concentrations of B vitamins and homocysteine in children...
The trend of aggregate concentration in the United...
www.highbeam.com /library/search.asp?FN=SS&search_newspapers=on&search_magazines=on&q=concentration&refid=ency_botnm   (944 words)

 Concentration Camps
Its leaders were sent to concentration camps and the organization was put under the control of the Nazi Party.
Hitler was aware that people have a great fear of the unknown, and if prisoners were released, they were warned that if they told anyone of their experiences they would be sent back to the camp.
Inmates wore serial numbers and coloured patches to identify their categories: red for political prisoners, blue for those who were foreigners, violet for religious fundamentalists, green for criminals, fl for those considered to be anti-social and pink for homosexuals.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /GERconcentration.htm   (3273 words)

Concentration has been defined as "the ability to direct one's thinking in whatever direction one would intend".
To concentrate, we have to learn a skill, and as with any skill this means practice repeated day after day until we achieve enough improvement to feel that we can concentrate when we need to.
The main barriers to concentrating are boredom, anxiety and day-dreaming.
www.counselling.cam.ac.uk /concen.html   (2057 words)

 Concentration leads to Absorption
It is some of these processes of cognition, (perception, thinking, reasoning and memory) that we are attempting to bring to cessation, while maintaining only the awareness component of cognition for enlightenment (nibbana) to arise.
The Sati suttas are a series of concentration exercises that lead to the development of awareness (Sati), which leads to absorption (jhana), which leads to cessation (nibbana).
With the stilling of applied and sustained {concentration (vitakka and vicára)}, one enters and remains in the second jhana: joy and ecstasy born of tranquillity, unification of awareness free from directed applied and sustained {concentration (vitakka and vicára)} -- internal assurance.
www.greatwesternvehicle.org /concentration.htm   (996 words)

 The MSDS HyperGlossary: Concentration Units
The concentration of a chemical substance expresses the amount of a substance present in a mixture.
A solution with a concentration of 1 ppm has 1 gram of substance for every million grams of solution.
Therefore, something that has a concentration of 300 ppm could also be said to have a concentration of (300 ppm)/(10,000 ppm/percent) = 0.03% percent by mass.
www.ilpi.com /msds/ref/concentration.html   (1059 words)

When people say that they can't concentrate, it usually means that they cannot stay focussed on one thing for as long as they would like.
Lack of concentration is one of the frequent complaints among students.
During the day, when your concentration is distracted by thoughts or worries, tell yourself to think about it at your special time.
www.kent.ac.uk /uelt/learning/online/concentration.html   (2430 words)

If you were to look on a bottle of a concentrated acid or base solution the concentration expressed as a weigh/weight percent.
Molality is often used as the concentration unit involved in calculations dealing with colligative properties, such as freezing point depression, boiling point elevation and osmotic pressure.
Suppose you are given a concentrated solution of HCl which is known to be 37.0% HCl and has a solution density of 1.19 g/mL.
www.towson.edu /~ladon/concas.html   (821 words)

 Regent College Prospective Students :: Program Concentrations
The Missions and Evangelism concentration promotes this vision of mission within an educational community that is missiological in intent (in all the disciplines), international in composition and located in the multi-cultural environment of Vancouver and its place in the Pacific Rim.
A concentration in Biblical Studies is available for MCS students who want to develop a biblical perspective which involves both the Old and the New Testament.
In this concentration, two years of both languages are required, and language study at the advanced level or within the context of advanced exegetical courses is recommended.
www.regent-college.edu /prospectus/programs/concentrations.html   (1419 words)

 Right Concentration
Right Concentration is the last of the eight path factors in the Noble Eightfold Path, and belongs to the concentration division of the path.
There is the case where a monk — quite withdrawn from sensuality, withdrawn from unskillful (mental) qualities — enters and remains in the first jhana: rapture and pleasure born from withdrawal, accompanied by directed thought and evaluation.
There is the case where a monk — quite withdrawn from sensuality, withdrawn from unskillful qualities — enters and remains in the first jhana: rapture and pleasure born from withdrawal, accompanied by directed thought and evaluation.
www.accesstoinsight.org /ptf/dhamma/sacca/sacca4/samma-samadhi/index.html   (747 words)

 Attention and Concentration
Most cannot concentrate ~to be able to concentrate, to focus one's attention, concentration and even merely paying basic attention to focus on ordinary things is regarded as the greatest power -concentration and attention, concentrating and focusing, has been described as the power which if one possessed would make all other known power insignificant to one..
Exercises to improve focus of attention, and re-focus of attention, concentration, are easy, effective in a healthy body (nerve cells affect mental functions and vitamins B1 and B12 help -whole grains, nuts, milk help better focus of attention and concentration).
Another attention and concentration exercise is studying carefully for a few minutes a picture or postcard of something unfamiliar to one (this must never be the picture of a person, nor a place where may have been or can be expected to be a person, nor animal ~it must be an unfamiliar scene -e.g.
www.geocities.com /cncntrtn/index.html   (430 words)

 Right Concentration: Insight Meditation and Concentration
But what I want to talk about today is Right Concentration in the area of meditation: in other words, Right Meditation, both in the area of tranquility meditation and in the area of insight meditation.
So when you're practicing concentration you have to exercise restraint, you have to be careful that the mind doesn't get scattered about.
Thus, for our Right Concentration to be complete, we're taught not to get carried away with the sense of pleasure it brings.
www.siamese-dream.com /reference/bt_concentration.html   (2424 words)

 Spectrophotometry: Effect of Analyte Concentration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In this exercise, the role of the analyte concentration is examined.
Each simulation will be performed using a different concentration to isolate the effect of the concentration on the absorption of light.
For each concentration, perform the simulation to determine the intensity of light that reaches the detector.
www.chm.davidson.edu /ChemistryApplets/spectrophotometry/EffectOfConcentration.html   (251 words)

 Environmental Law School, Schools, Program, Institute, Top
Capital's Environmental Law concentration is directed by Professor Dennis Hirsch who is a 1991 graduate of Yale Law School and an expert on the Clean Air Act and on environmental policy innovation.
Capital's concentration in Environmental Law is a comprehensive program that exposes students to coursework in air, water, hazardous waste and land use law and policy.
Students must also maintain a 2.8 GPA in the courses taken to satisfy the concentration and fulfill their upper-class writing requirement by a course in the program or with an approved independent study.
www.law.capital.edu /academic/envcon.asp   (367 words)

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