Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling Approach
Introduction to Logarithms
Objectives
Apply logarithms to environmenal issues
1. Complete Question 14 from page 34 of Part Two of Environmental Issues. Hint: Use the
doubling time formula t = ln(2)/r
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
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2008 Power Usage in the City of Berea: an Observation
Acknowledgements:
Dr. Jan Pearce
Veronica Krebs
Alyshia Phillips
Katie Bellnier
Victoria Leibeck
Justin Martin
Brooke Nantz
In this report, we will discuss a few observations made about the power usage
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
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Saxon Brown
MAT 108
November 22, 2009
Report on Lost Energy
Berea Municipal produced a total of 140,322,000 KWH in 2008 and Berea customers
used a total of 135,281,000 KWH in 2008. What happened to the other 5,041,000 KWH of
energy in 2008?
According to D
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling Approach
Exponential Modeling Assignment
Objectives
Gain facility working with exponential models
Gain practice using Excel for creating exponential trendline models
Learn about e, which is the constant called
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
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MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling
Approach
Modeling Assignment 3
Comparing Growth Rates
Objectives
Gain facility working with Excel
Learn about Filldown in Excel
Compare different growth rates.
Complete this assignment individually. You may c
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
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Ideas for October 24th and KEF Fundraiser
Brooke Nantz, Kate Bellnier
Collect sponsorship in exchange for selling goods at event
Local performers with information in between performances
Richmond/EKU affiliates for sponsorship/ more people
Donation cover
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling Approach
Introduction to Logarithms
Objectives
Learn about logarithms
Recall that e is the constant called the "natural exponential base." It is an irrational
number e 2.71828182845904523536
Introduction to Lo
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
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MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling
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Berea Kwh Usage
Objectives
Work in a team on detailed computations related to the electric usage in Berea,
Kentucky
Communicate information about the usuage of power in Berea, KY to nontechnical
peop
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
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MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling
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Midterm Redo
Objectives
Work with others in the course to discuss mathematical concepts
Review what we have learned so far
Complete this assignment individually whil e working in a discussion group
On
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
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MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling
Approach
Modeling Assignment #1
Objectives
Practice review exercises involving percentages, proportions, and ratios.
Because ratios, proportions, and percentages allow us to consider issues for a variety of si
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling
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Linear Modeling using Excel's Trendlines
Objectives
Gain facility working with linear trendline models using Excel
Reflect more on issues related to global warming
Complete this assignment individuall
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling
Approach
Modeling Assignment #1
Objectives
Practice review exercises involving percentages, proportions, and ratios.
Because ratios, proportions, and percentages allow us to consider issues for a variety of si
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling
Approach
Modeling Assignment M2
Objectives
Learn to convert units
Use scientific notation
Learn about the effects of recycling on the greenhouse effect
From our Dire Predictions text, we have learned what a se
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

Fall 2009
MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling
Approach
R1: Introductory Reflective Essay
Have a discussion identifying serious environmental problems
Objectives
Discuss an environmental issue of concern.
Meet and work with others in the class.
Reflect on
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
MAT 108

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MAT 108 Environmental Issues: A Math Modeling Approach
Introduction to Logarithms
Objectives
Work with population density
1. Complete Question 111 from page 37 of Environmental Issues. Hint: Be sure to use
years after 2006.
2. Complete Question 112 from
Environmental Issues: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
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Team Awesome, Green and Green Awesome
In our Environmental Issues class at Berea College, we used various references and
collections of data to provide information about Bereas power usage in 2008. In the following
report should be found some examples of