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Illustrating Hillslope Diffusion with Physical and Numerical Models part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Gregory Hancock, College of William and Mary
This problem illustrates how numerical theories are developed, how we might test this theory with an analog model, and how numerical models are constructed and the limitations of numerical modeling.

Applications of Vector Operators for Surface Atmospheric/Oceanic Processes part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
David Smith, United States Naval Academy
This lab exercise provides students with activities utilizing vector operations within the context of the atmospheric and oceanic environments.

Modeling: (1) Revenue Neutral Carbon Taxes; (2) Accelerated atmospheric C02 concentrations part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Martin Walter
Design a revenue neutral carbon tax and a plan for implementation; together with a model for what happens if we do not institute such a tax-system.

Understanding Mortgage Payments part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Jody Murphy
Spreadsheets across the Curriculum module. Students build Excel spreadsheets to calculate monthly mortgage payments and evaluate how much of their payment is applied to the principle and interest.

The Manning Equation part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Paul Butler
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum Module. Students build spreadsheets to estimate discharge for a culvert using the Manning equation, and to estimate culvert size, given a specified discharge.

How Much Water Is In Crater Lake? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Geology of National Parks:Examples
Heather Lehto, Department of Geology, University of South Florida
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students calculate an answer from a bathymetric map by summing volumes of vertical prisms.

Calzones vs. Mini-Pizzas -- A Linear Programming Problem part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
J. M. Pogodzinski
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to find the combination of mini-pizzas and calzones that maximizes revenue given constraints on labor time and baking time.

Radioactive Decay and Popping Popcorn -- Understanding the Rate Law part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Christina StringerâUniversity of South Florida, Tampa FL 33620
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to forward model an example of exponential decay and interpret the meaning of the decay constant.

Maximize the Volume of a Box: Exploring Polynomial Functions part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Nasser Dastrange
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to find the maximum volume of an open-top box by cut-and-folding a sheet of cardboard.

Introducing Endangered Birds to Ulva, NZ -- Modeling exponential and logistic growth of the yellowhead population part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Ben Steele, Colby-Sawyer College
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to model the growth in population of a species of birds introduced to an isolated island in New Zealand.



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