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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.

The Earth's Shells - Thicknesses and Densities part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida
This module explores the combination of densities and shell thicknesses that produce an aggregate density of the Earth of 5.5 g/cm3.

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.

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.

Minimizing Cost while Meeting Nutritional Needs -- An example of linear programming part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Yu-Ju Kuo
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use Excel Solver to find the linear combination of servings of two specified foods that minimize cost while meeting nutritional requirements.

Chaos in Population Dynamics -- Understanding Chaos in the Logistic Model part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
David McAvity
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to explore conditions that lead to chaotic behavior in logistic models of populations that grow discretely.

Archimedes and Pi part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Christina Stringer
Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Activity. Student build spreadsheets that allow them to estimate pi using the same iterative process as Archimedes.

Why Don't I Feel Better Yet? Examining the effect of dose, time interval, and elimination rate on attaining a therapeutic drug level part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
cheryl coolidge
Spreadsheets across the Curriculum module. Students use a spreadsheet to build a two-way table of drug level vs. time and elimination rate with parameters dosage interval and amount.

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.