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# Subject: Geoscience

# Quantitative Skills

- Algebra 34 matches
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- Estimation 62 matches
- Fourier Series, Spectral Analysis 1 match
- Fractions and Ratios 11 matches
- Gathering Data 6 matches
- Geometry and Trigonometry 46 matches
- Graphs 86 matches
- Logarithms/Exponential Functions 34 matches
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Results 41 - 50 of **250 matches**

The Floating Lithosphere - Isostasy part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

Students are asked to numerically and then analytically determine the relations governing the depth of compensation.

Question of the Day: ANWR Drilling Policy part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Question of the Day developed by William Prothero, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Students analyze the interplay between science and politics on the issue of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Percentage of Copper in Ore part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Question Suppose that you are building a new house. It will take about 90 kg (198 pounds) of copper to do the electrical wiring. In order to get the copper in the first place, someone needs to mine solid rock that ...

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Depth of Buried Metamorphic Rock part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Question In many high-grade metamorphic belts around the world, rocks were buried 20-30 km beneath the surface during deformation and metamorphism. How deep is that relative to the cruising altitude of a typical ...

The Metrical Mastrix in Teaching Mineralogy part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Mineralogy:Activities

G. V. Gibbs

The calculation of the d-spacings, the angles between planes and zones, the bond lengths and angles and other important geometric relationships for a mineral can be a tedious task for the student and the ...

Matlab Module to Delineate Zones of Contribution part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Hydrogeology:Activities

Roseanna Neupauer, University of Colorado at Boulder

This module includes two Matlab routines to delineate zones of contribution. Students can vary aquifer parameters and stresses and observe the effects on the zone of contribution.

A Case Study: Geology, Remediation, Investigation at a RR Repair Shop Brownfield Site, St. Paul, Minnesota part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection

Kate Kleiter

A case-study approach can be used to introduce students to the work that geologists do as environmental consultants. Data used by environmental consultants for a Brownfield site that is currently undergoing ...

Three-Point Problem by Simultaneous Linear Equations part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

William Frangos, James Madison University

Students are introduced to the use of linear algebra in an intuitive and accessible way, through classroom activity and homework set. The familiar three-point problem is cast in terms of three dimensional analytic geometry, fostering understanding of mathematical models for simple geometric forms.

Continental Crust Mass Balance Calculation part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

A quantitative skills-intensive exercise using data from the Mineral Mountains, Utah, to calculate mass balance and to address the "space problem" involved with emplacing plutons into the crust.

Viscosity of the Mantle: Constraints from Post-glacial Rebound part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

David Kohlstedt, University of Minnesota

This laboratory experiment emphasizes the exponential nature of post-glacial rebound and reinforces the relationship between the rate of rebound and the viscosity of the mantle.