Problem Set 2.2012

Problem Set 2.2012 - Increasing Human Population The Greatest Environmental Problem Fall 2010 Lecture 2 1

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SSC185 Land and Life Problem Set 2 Due February 7, 2012 **** SHOW ALL CALCUALTIONS **** A. Access the internet for “world population” and/or “population clock” through these sites: World http://www.ibiblio.org/lunarbin/worldpop. ..... or. ..... http://tranquileye.com/clock/ US http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html From the World and US population clock…. .record sufficient population growth data and graph these data in Excel similar to that shown below. You will produce 2 graphs (World and US). Your #s on the “y axis” will vary. 1. Calculate World and US population growth rate ( people/minute ). You can use “add trendline” in Excel, then “display equation on graph” (use linear equation). 2. Using this rate, calculate annual growth rate ( people/year ) 3. Using the annual growth rate, estimate World and US population in 2050 4. If population growth rate decreased by 10%, recalculate World and US population in 2050 B.
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course SSC 185 taught by Professor Havlin during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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