Term Paper Guidelines
For this assignment you will report on a scientific article of your choosing. Your paper should
show that you understand the articles conclusions, the evidence presented in support of those
conclusions, and how the findings bear on t
What is the mass of an electron? How tall is an adult human being? Are left-handed people faster than
right-handed people? Even if you have the appropriate tools (scales, rulers, clocks, etc.) to make
measurements that address such que
Glossary for the article: Turk, D. J. et al. (2002). Mike or me? Self recognition in a
split-brain patient. Nature Neuroscience, 5, 841-842.
corpus callosum structure of the mammalian brain made up of axons going from one
cerebral hemisphere to the other.
Logic of Science Tutorial
Science is frequently invoked in discussions as having established certain truths. A claim that is deemed
scientifically proven, established by science, or a scientific certitude is one that the declarer thinks
no reasonable pers
Calculating with Units Tutorial
1. Units multiply and divide like numbers, but dont combine with the numbers.
2. To combine and cancel units, convert them.
3. Use equalities to convert units.
4. Linear, squared, and cubed units DO NOT have the same conver
Sense of Scale Tutorial
If one were to ask you, as you walk around campus or the city, to identify the heights of the people you
pass, it is quite likely that without aid of measurement or calculation you could estimate how tall each
passerby is to within
Back-of-the-Envelope Calculation Tutorial
How high is Butler Library? Can all Frontiers students fit on one subway train? How much money does
the University receive every year in tuition from Columbia College students?
While one may have the impression th
Jenni Slozsek Chow"
19 faculty representing 8 departments!
27 seminar sections!
Professor of Mathematics and
Professor of Physics"
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences"
Probability is one of the most widely used mathematical tools, employed not only in characterizing the
statistics of experimental results, but in economic predictions, weather forecasts, sports analyses, medical
diagnoses, and politic
Notes on Kellermann et al. (2008). Ecological and Economic Services Provided
by Birds on Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee Farms.
Conservation Biology 22(5), 1177-1185.
Coffee berry borer life cycle:
The coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus
hampei) is a small bla