# lec6 - Estimating the coefficients of linear, exponential,...

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1 Estimating the coefficients tom.h.wilson tom wilson@mail wvu edu of linear, exponential, polynomial, logarithmic, and power law expressions Tom Wilson, Department of Geology and Geography tom.wilson@mail.wvu.edu Department of Geology and Geography West Virginia University Morgantown, WV Show how the computer can be used to estimate the coefficients of various quantitative relationships in Objectives - geology. These include: the linear age-depth relationship discussed by Waltham the exponential porosity depth relationship polynomial relationship between temperature and depth Tom Wilson, Department of Geology and Geography polynomial relationship between temperature and depth and general power law relationships such as the Gutenberg-Richter relation

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2 Problem 2.15 / 0 zZ pp e The rate of accumulation, p, of carbonate sediments on a reef is given approximately by P o is the initial accumulation rate and Z is the depth at which the accumulation rate drops to 0.37 of its initial value mean low water light saturation i n m e t r s 05 01 0 0 production rate in % of maximum 0 Tom Wilson, Department of Geology and Geography base of photic zone in clear water w a d p h 100 Problem 4.7 (Any questions for today?) / 0 x X tt e The thickness of a bottomset bed at the foot of a delta can often be well it d b approximated by Where t is the thickness, x is the distance from the bottomset bed start and t 0 and X are constants. Tom Wilson, Department of Geology and Geography
3 4.7 & 4.10 on due thisThursday. Tom Wilson, Department of Geology and Geography The problem assignment (see last page of exercise), will be due next week. The exercise requires that you derive a relationship for specific frequency magnitude specific frequency magnitude

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