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Period 14 Exercise Answers E.1 A procedure that may be used to determine whether or not a system is sensitive is to observe two models of the system with very similar initial conditions. The system is sensitive if which of the following is TRUE? a) Both models behave identically after some time. b) Both models behave very differently after some time. c) Both models have many moving parts. d) Both models behave predictably. e) The system can be simulated by a computer program. E.1 = b
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E.2 Which of the following statements regarding computer simulations is TRUE? a) Computer simulations are unbiased. b) Computer simulations can handle fewer calculations than a human could. c) Computer simulations are more complicated than the actual situation. d) Computer simulations can be used to model situations that have many parts to them. e) Computer simulations can always be used to make very accurate predictions. E.2 = d
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E.3 How well a computer simulation can predict the future behavior of a physical system can depend on
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Unformatted text preview: a) the reliability of the data describing the system. b) whether the system can be represented by a mathematical model. c) whether the physical system can be described well by a finite number of variables. d) how well the model of the system represents the system. e) ALL of the above factors can influence the accuracy of the simulation. E.3 = e E.4 In the computer game “Balance of the Planet,” which of the following is NOT a likely result of increasing the pesticide tax? a) the use of pesticides increases b) the use of pesticides decreases c) water quality improves d) crop yields decrease e) world starvation increases E.4 = a E.5 In the computer game “Balance of the Planet,” what is likely to happen if the beef tax is decreased? a) more beef is consumed b) world starvation decreases c) world starvation increases d) Both a) and b) are correct. e) Both a) and c) are correct. E.5 = e Period 14 Answers E.1 = a E.2 = d E.3 = e E.4 = c E.5 = e...
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