DATAxls (checked for update)

Assignments

Calculus/Math Skills

Atmosphere: CO2 & Temp (6/11)

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Function Composition, Polynomial Differentiation, Tangent Line Problem

Atmospheric Methane (New 9/11)

(N/A for now)

The curve fitting here is logarithmic.

US Coal Consumption (6/11)

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Linear Differentiation, Solving Equations

World Grain Balance (6/11)

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(Note: The data set is much more robust now, Grain Old is the previous file if you would prefer that.) Polynomial Differentiation, Create Tangent Line and Solve, Max/Min

World Oil Consumption (6/11)

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Polynomial Differentiation, Integration

World Population (9/11)

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Polynomial and Exponential Differentiation, Tangent Line Problem

World and by Country Photovoltaic Energy Production
(9/11) 
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Polynomial/Exponential Differentiation, Quotient (or Product) Rule

Wind Energy by Selected Countries and World
(9/11) 
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Polynomial/Exponential Differentiation, Quotient (or Product) Rule 
U.S. and China CO2 emissions (9/11) 
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Polynomial Differentiation and Integration 
US Vehicles: counts & miles traveled
(11/08) 
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This data can be used for a more advanced modeling projects to study the effect of increased CAFE standards, which could include max/min problems.

Ozone Hole (12/07)

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Polynomial Differentiation. Note: The main point of the exercises here is to see the impact of regulations and how we can make changes so that unwanted extrapolations don't happen.

ALL DATA (9/11)

Instruction for a final Paper based on assignments above

As Above

Historical Whale Oil Harvested and Prices This data is due to Prof Ugo Bardi and there is a citation in the spreadsheet to a related paper.

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The file provided is used as an introduction to curve fitting and provides an opportunity to talk about finite resources and peaking. There are notes in the tex file for instructors.
