What is Works: Definition and 447 Discussions

Microsoft Works was a productivity software suite developed by Microsoft and sold from 1987 to 2009. Its core functionality included a word processor, a spreadsheet and a database management system. Later versions had a calendar application and a dictionary while older releases included a terminal emulator. Works was available as a standalone program, and as part of a namesake home productivity suite. Because of its low cost ($40 retail, or as low as $2 OEM), companies frequently pre-installed Works on their low-cost machines. Works was smaller, less expensive, and had fewer features than Microsoft Office and other major office suites available at the time.

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  1. Natanis_Likens

    Exploring the Works of Physicist Norma G. Sanchez & Star Analysis

    There's a some things I've been wanting to look into for a while now I just don't know where to access that kind of information. 1. I'm interested in any information/journals concerning Physicist Norma G. Sanchez (I might be wrong on her title, please correct me if I am) work on a unifying...
  2. apostolosdt

    Stephen Wolfram explains how ChatGPT works

    Have you come across this writing by Wolfram on how ChatGPT works? https://writings.stephenwolfram.com/2023/02/what-is-chatgpt-doing-and-why-does-it-work/ Lengthy but interesting. There is also a video by Wolfram on the same topic...
  3. L

    B I don't understand exactly how the propagation of light works

    Hello, people say that light has properties of particles and waves. Ok, but how exactly? We have the principle of rectilinear propagation of light as a law on Physics. Light would be a particle that propagates in a direct line pointed to all directions with origin on the source of light. The...
  4. S

    B Is there any practical proof that quantum entanglement really works?

    What i mean if we change state/spin at one end it will immediately effect the other. Can we see that live using two camera which may be 10 meter apart so that minium time delay. Is there any video proof exist such kind?
  5. shivajikobardan

    Comp Sci Please give me an example of how any indexing works in big data search

    [Mentor Note -- PF thread and MHB threads merged together below due to MHB forum merger with PF] I have to learn in context of lucene, but firstly, I want to learn the example indexing in general. Sth like this-: And I am not getting any google books and pdfs to learn about these topics. I...
  6. jtbell

    New cross-platform password-less authentication system in the works

    How Apple, Google, and Microsoft will kill passwords and phishing in one stroke (Ars Technica) The key acronym is FIDO (Fast IDentity Online). As I understand it, basically, you authenticate yourself to a website or service on your phone using a fingerprint or facial recognition as can already...
  7. K

    I Clarification on how bra ket works here

    "## \left[-\frac{\hbar^{2}}{2 m} \frac{\partial^{2}}{\partial x^{2}}+V(x)\right]\langle x \mid E\rangle=E\langle x \mid E\rangle## is often referred to as the time-independent Schrödinger equation in position space. This equation also results from projecting the energy eigenvalue equation...
  8. shivajikobardan

    MHB How does nested for loop works, can you explain with dry run?

    Here is the code that I am talking about-: n=int(input("Enter a number")) for num in range(2,n+1): for i in range(2,num): if(num%i==0): break else: print(num,end="") If I give n=5 output should be 2,3,5. Here is my dry run. Everything is fine except for 2...
  9. N

    B Vector of forces (question about how a scale works)

    so my question is a little dumb, if an object on a scale has a weight that points downwards and the scale exert normal force on the object upwards cancelling the forces acted on the object then what does the scale read? also the action-reaction pair to the normal force is supposed to be the...
  10. Purpleshinyrock

    Help me understand how this breadboard works?

    Hello. I am trying to replicate my first lab class and I was having troule the whole time , the teacher has to attend to other students i ended up not understanding fully what i needed to do. questions I have: what wires connect on the v(multimeter )and (A )multimeter with the resistance .Heres...
  11. A

    B It works but why? (Matching experimental data to a random equation)

    Hey guys, I've about a week left to submit my final paper for my trade degree in transportation. The paper is about an analysis of potential implementation of an electric car for direct deliveries in my area where I live. In part of it, I try to analyze how many possible trips a car like...
  12. K

    How Perfume Works: A Mysterious Phenomenon

    When we put on perfume for a small amount, the smell could last for a few hours, or at least, an hour, I am wondering why it can last this long? If perfume is in liquid form, we shouldn't be able to detect it because liquid won't go into our nose. If it's in gaseous form, it should be quickly...
  13. F

    Bitcoin: how it really works....

    Hello everyone, I am determined to clearly understand bitcoin. This is what I know so along with my dilemmas: Bitcoins are a virtual currency with encryption. The exchange of bitcoins is decentralized in the sense that there is/are no institutions like banks that validate the exchange of...
  14. T

    Key fob only works on battery and not power supply. What?

    Yesterday the batteries died on my key fob and I didn't have the appropriate batteries to replace them. I thought I could use my power supply to operate the key fob to open the car door but it did not work. I thought that it may be caused by a noisy power supply at the higher frequency range of...
  15. F

    Help understanding how my "magic" siphon works....

    I have a fish tank into which is flowing a steady stream of water at around 2L/H. I set up a submerged pump controlled by a float switch to remove water at the same rate as it was coming in and so maintain a constant water level. The pumped water is discarded to a drain via a 6mm flexible tube...
  16. .Scott

    COVID A Health check App sensitive to asymptomatic COVID may be in the works

    https://www.embs.org/ojemb/articles/covid-19-artificial-intelligence-diagnosis-using-only-cough-recordings/ A study has been posted in Engineering in Medicine and Biology (article) that describes the methods and results from an MIT algorithm as applied to asymptomatic COVID-19. Per the...
  17. R

    Explaining how a Vortex Tube works

    I have an interesting(IMHO) approach to explaining how the vortex tube works. There are a few explanations on wiki, but not a simple and convincing final one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vortex_tube Normally a vortex tube, that runs well, howls very loud. It is a kind of aerodynamically...
  18. murshid_islam

    B A question about one of Archimedes' works

    I was reading "Significant Figures: The Lives and Work of Great Mathematicians" by Ian Stewart. The following is an excerpt from its chapter on Archimedes: So, the first one was that he proved the surface area of a sphere ##= 4\pi r^2##. The second one is the result that the volume of a sphere...
  19. F

    Why Wheels Roll: Exploring the Mechanics of Motion

    Hello, The invention of the wheel changed the world. I imagine pulling a cart with square shaped wheels and how difficult and bumpy it would be.The wheel is essentially a circle, a polygon with infinite small sides while the square has only four sides. I guess that, at both end of the spectrum...
  20. M

    How the action-reaction principle works in the case of a screw fastener and a nut?

    A screw fastener advances into a nut. Assuming there are no frictional forces (or negligible): a) Is the action force tangential to the male helical thread (screw) and the reaction tangential (in opposite direction to action) to the female helical thread (nut) b) or does the action-reaction...
  21. F

    If a mosquito zapper works as a capacitor

    If so how does the electric field around look like?
  22. A

    Will "centrifugal propulsion" works?

    image veichle with 4 wheels ,beams rotate about point " A",each weight can slide radialy on own "beam" ,so weights rotate in cirlce but with different tangential velocity .Different tangential velocity produce greater "centrifugal force" in one part of circle ,so weight "push" at veichle...
  23. S

    Testing whether VLC works on DVDs from various regions

    Are there video files that I can download to test whether my configuration of VLC (on Linux, Fedora) will be able to play DVDs from various regions? Or must I have physical DVDs to test this?
  24. P

    How would you build a solar stove that works at night & the next morning?

    Hey everyone, I just came across a competition that was run nearly 10 years ago and I was just wondering if anyone here has any interesting ideas on how it could be done. These were the criteria: Store 4kWhr for 18 hours. Temperature for cooking at least 200C. Powered by sunlight. Locally...
  25. henriquevpp

    Why this Simple Watt Meter for a 220 Volt Circuit works?

    Hello guys! I'm just a begginer student. I found this circuit of a wattmeter that works only with resistors. Can someone explain to me how the 33k resistor give a voltage of 1 mV to 1 Watt? I did not understand why these resistor values has been chosen and why the it measures only in the 33k...
  26. Wrichik Basu

    Electronics How to test whether the circuit board in a UPS still works?

    This UPS has been lying in the house for around seven years. We detached it from our desktop when it failed to provide backup. Six years back, I opened it up and found a swollen battery. At that point of time, I did not have any testing equipment, nor did I have any knowledge of electronics. So...
  27. nohappy

    The Venturi Effect cannot explain how an eductor works

    I've google all the keywords like "eductor", "ejector", "Venturi pump". All of them are the mechanism or applications that utilize "Venturi Effect". All of them are trying to explain the "suction effect" by saying that restriction area makes the fluid's velocity higher and hence lower pressure...
  28. K

    I How it's known that the variational principle works for relativity

    This question is actually about relativity and quantum field theories. I have the impression that we just use the variational principle, and given the right lagrangian, they lead to equations that we know, are correct. That seems to me a good reason for "believing" that the variationa principle...
  29. T

    Particle in a well, can someone explain how this step works

    Homework Statement:: A particle with mass m is effected by potential V(x) = ∞ when x<0, -V0 when 0<x<a, 0 when x>a A) Set up a relation from which the energy for bounded states can de determined B) For which values V0 does the particle have only one bounded state? Homework Equations...
  30. T

    Low level hand held lazer therapy for hair works?

    Hi, does low level hand held laser therapy work for stimulating the hair follicles, scalp and improve your hair’s appearance with a couple of fifteen minute sessions per week? if yes how much do they cost?
  31. haushofer

    I How a mirror works: condensed matter explanation

    Dear all, in the context of my teaching I was wondering what exactly the explanation is of how a mirror works at the atomic level. Apparently, the fact that reflecting materials are often also good conductors and hence big energy bands helps reflecting the photons. Does someone know a nice set...
  32. mktsgm

    Medical How the love hormone Oxytocin works

    Oxytocin is called the love hormone. It regulates and influences one's emotion such that the person (with oxytocin) may fall in love. But there are some unanswered questions. Does the partner with whom one is falling in love, also should have oxytocin secreted? If there are many people in a...
  33. Z

    Understanding Ecube Routing: XOR Logic Explained | 001 & 010 Destination

    Hi, I can’t understand the concept of Ecube routing. Our src = 001 & dest = 010. XOR of 001 and 010 = 011. So why are we going to 000 instead of 011. Zulfi.
  34. A

    Transformer N1V1=N2V2 works only one freq

    Hi all, Recently, I have been playing around with the Pasco Transformer Demo set of SF-8616. I have been trying to verify the transformer relationship where the "2"s mean secondary and "1's" mean primary. However, no matter what configuration I try, this relationship holds at a single...
  35. C

    Medical How Anesthesia Works on the Brain

    https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/20421/20190418/scientists-discovered-where-anesthesia-works-on-the-brain.htm?fbclid=IwAR3K6nkqpsFpHa27b-fulBZup2xO8FjmuZpHlMQ7lIyDJhgeNoZJvO1gliI In a new study published online in Neuron, scientists believe they have discovered the part of the answer. A...
  36. BillTre

    Is the New Mini-MRI Safe and Ethical for Use in Medical Diagnosis?

    Here is a Science mag news article on cheaper and more portable MRI for brain scanning. Compared to current machines, it is much smaller (~400 Kg) and cheaper ("if market demand can bring down the cost of a key component, he thinks it could eventually cost $200,000 or less, versus millions of...
  37. J

    A physics perspective needed on how the Mitochondria machine works

    I purposely added this post to the general physics thread rather than the biology thread because the solution is probably not in biology. Basically my PhD is in mitochondrial biology. Mitochondria are the energy producing organelles in the body which make energy by adding a chemical bond...
  38. D

    How do I tell if the Wien bridge oscillator I built works

    I built a wien bridge oscillator. But how do I tell if it works? I am very new to building circuits. I recently Starting making circuits on a breadboard. I have not taken any Electronics class. I am trying to learn how to do this.
  39. A

    Questions about how an inductor works

    Hi all I am confused with the inductor working, I want to understand it in very much detail. Pl see the following image, First Thing : Here we have an initially uncharged inductor L in fig 1 with a switch S and a const. voltage source of voltage V. Now in fig 2 let the switch is closed at...
  40. akkex

    How Does a DAC Converter Work?

    Hi guys! I´m doing a project of electronics if anyone can help me to realize it or to see the theory questions i can try to do it. 1. Homework Statement Problem one (figure 1) 1)Two DACs are connected in the manner indicated in figure 1: a)Deduce Vo based on Vb and B (t). b)For what values...
  41. H

    Which powers works on bead on a string?

    Homework Statement I know that a bead is threaded on an metal sring (no T), and the bead is not moving/ The metal string moves in circular motion at a slope of 60 degrees. The string moves one spin in one second/ which powers works on the bead? Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution
  42. G

    How a TFP (Thin Flim Polarizer) works?

    Hello. I've been really curious about how TFP (Thin Flim Polarizer) works. I've searched TFP information through the Internet which tells that TFP utilizes Brewster's angle. This explains how the P-polarization transmits TFP with 100 % transmission, but I don't know how the S-polarization is...
  43. D

    AC production production -- I need to describe how it works

    Homework Statement provide a detailed review on how alternating current is produced and the relation that determins movement and current flow direction. Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution I know the basics of how AC is produced- AC is produced from an alternater (type of generator)...
  44. Akash Pratap Singh

    Keeping track of different mathematical works

    I just like to read and know, and still, I realize that there have been so many works in mathematics and so much to study which I don't even know of. Is there any way I can keep a track of different mathematical works so that I can read them. For example, it was not very late when I came to know...
  45. W

    Inserting Missing Data into Adventure Works 2014

    Hi All, Somehow the copy of AdventureWorks2014 I downloaded ( saved and restored) is missing the data, i.e., it contains the schema : tables, indexes, etc. , but many tables are missing the actual data. I have not done any delete/truncate/drop operations, so this may have been a problem with my...
  46. M

    Camera Lens works as a Polarizer or not?

    I read maxwell says electric field polarizes the dielectrics. Does it mean above effect used at photographic camera lens design to make that lens sometimes works like polarizer filter ? Mustafa Umut Sarac Istanbul
  47. L

    AC magnetic field and how an electric motor works....

    does the magnetic field created by AC alternate? reverse poles? if so why does a motor rotate the same way every time? does it alternate in three phase as well? thanks, if you want to direct me to literature i would appreciate that, what i have in my motors book talks about the hand rule for...
  48. A

    Bridge Rectifiers: How Do They Work?

    Ok so I've been reading a book on electronics and I got to a section that talks about full-wave bridge rectifiers. This is the diagram the author gives: In this diagram he says the D2 and D4 diode are forward biased. But, doesn't the current flow through D2, goes through the resistor, and then...