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RM 9 - To d a y s O u t l i n e Administrative stuff...

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Today’s Outline Administrative stuff Inquiry II Scientific Literature: components of a paper Scale and Offset Experimental design Administrative stuff Read Feynman! Visit stream labs Any problems, email the RE with a copy to me, or just email me. More than half of the lab notebooks still outside WEL 3.153 Read and learn from our comments before submitting inquiry II If you got a strike, contact me to fix it. When you email with questions about your inquiry Summarize your experiment so I know what you are doing Copy your email to your TA and mentor. They are more likely to answer you quickly. When you submit your inquiry in your lab notebook, we expect all previous inquiries to be there also. Read the handout on report format carefully, taking note of what should be in each section. Experimental sections should be complete enough that it is clear what you have done, but should not be written out in a step-by-step numbered procedure. Write it as a paragraph. Go look at a scientific paper to see what their procedure sections look like. You need to not only give your results, but discuss them. One sentence is not enough. Make sure you state in your conclusions what you found (i.e., either the values of the factors for your optimized state, or your fitted function, including optimized coefficients). Make sure you do the underlined things in your assignment. Inquiry II Helpful Hints 1 2 3
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Include a 3D plot of your optimization (see online lecture notes for how to do this) or a plot showing your fitted function. If you create a subjective scale, describe the criteria you used to determine what rating to give. Don’t forget to state what optimization/fitting method you used and how that method works Recall that if you have simplex problems, you may have initial points in a straight line initial points too close together and too close to the maximum (factor of two can be varied - try 1.5) SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE BACK TO THE SCIENCE ARTICLE WE LOOKED AT IN LECTURE TWO... The Deepwater Horizon blowout is the largest offshore oil spill in history. We present results from a subsurface hydrocarbon survey using an autonomous underwater vehicle and a ship-cabled sampler. Our findings indicate the presence of a continuous plume over 35 km in length, at approximately 1100 m depth that persisted for months without substantial biodegradation. Samples collected from within the plume reveal monoaromatic petroleum hydrocarbon concentrations in excess of 50 μg L –1 . These data indicate that monoaromatic input to this plume was at least 5500 kg day –1 , which is more than double the total source rate of all natural seeps of the monoaromatic petroleum hydrocarbons in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
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