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ps2solnsSp06 - %Engineering 6, Spring 2006, Problem 2.1...

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%(Richter scale calculation) %Turn off extra line breaks in display format compact ; %Clear command window and variables clc; clear; %Define reference energy E0 = 10^4.4; %Part (a) %Calculate and display energy for magnitude 6.0 earthquake M = 6; E6 = E0*10^(1.5*M); disp( 'Energy of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake (in joules):' ); disp(E6); disp( ' ' ); %blank line %Calculate and display energy for magnitude 7.0 earthquake M = 7; E7 = E0*10^(1.5*M); disp( 'Energy of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake (in joules):' ); disp(E7); disp( ' ' ); %blank line %Calculate and display energy for magnitude 8.0 earthquake M = 8; E8 = E0*10^(1.5*M); disp( 'Energy of a magnitude 8.0 earthquake (in joules):' ); disp(E8); disp( ' ' ); %blank line %Part (b) %Calculate and display energies in "atomic bomb" units and %"WTC collapse" units A_bomb = 6.3*10^13; %Atomic bomb energy in joules WTC_collapse = 6.8*10^11; %WTC collapse energy in joules E6_bomb = E6/A_bomb; E6_collapse = E6/WTC_collapse; disp( 'A magnitude 6.0 quake is equivalent to this many Hiroshima atomic bombs:' ); disp(E6_bomb); disp( 'A magnitude 6.0 quake is equivalent to this many WTC collapses:' ); disp(E6_collapse); disp( ' ' ); %blank line E7_bomb = E7/A_bomb; E7_collapse = E7/WTC_collapse; disp( 'A magnitude 7.0 quake is equivalent to this many Hiroshima atomic bombs:' ); disp(E7_bomb);
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2011 for the course ENG 006 taught by Professor Lagerstrom during the Spring '06 term at UC Davis.

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ps2solnsSp06 - %Engineering 6, Spring 2006, Problem 2.1...

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