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# Quantitative Skills Show all Quantitative Skills

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## Geometry and Trigonometry

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Westward Ho! How Far is Yonder Mountain part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

PowerPoint module leading students through development of a spreadsheet to calculate the distance of a mountain peak from coplanar vertical angles shot from two points a known distance apart.

Here we see it, but what's beneath? Effective geologic cross-section problem solving part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Rob Benson, Adams State College

Students will use suface observations from a map to locate subsurface features using geologic cross-sections using topographic profiles, surface data, assessment of variables and data quality. Students will produce a standard scientific report describing the nature and conclusions of the project.

Floods on the Minnesota River - Planning for St. Peter part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

James Welsh, Gustavus Adolphus College

In this lab, students make a flood hazard map for the city of St. Peter, MN.

Stokes' Law Exercise for part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Karen Bartels - Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, IL

Students in a lab qualitatively "derive" Stokes' Law by timing the settling of various objects through given fluids.

Density of Rocks - Some Applications part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

This module studies some applications of being able to determine the density of rocks.

Scaling Galileo's Solar System - Locating the Globes part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

In this module, students are asked to produce an angular measure of the planets' position based on their scaled orbital distances and periods. To plot the position of the planet on a campus map, they are also asked to convert polar coordinates to Cartesian coordinates.

Effective Discharge in Fluvial Geomorphology part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Richard Laurence Orndorff, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Geoscience
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Use Statistically and empirically based solution techniques to calculate the effective discharge of a stream.,/p>

Earth's Planetary Density: Constraining What We Think about the Earth's Interior part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to forward calculate the Earth's aggregate density from combinations of densities and thicknesses of the Earth's four shells.

Exercise to Calculate River Discharge part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Nicholas Baer

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use field data from rivers to understand how river discharge is calculated.

How Large is a Ton of Rock? -- Thinking about Rock Density part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to calculate the edge length of cubes and diameter of spheres of various rocks starting with their mineralogic composition.