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Write and Respond #2

At the beginning of the semester, I believed in climate change but was not fully aware of how serious it is or the ways people are trying to prevent it from getting worse. Between the lessons taught in class and … Continue reading

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Climate Change Caused by Humans

In the article “Federal Agencies Deliver Blunt Report on Human-Caused Climate Change”, a recent report by the federally funded U.S. Global Change Research Program is summarized which contradicts what President Trump and his administration support. The report claims that the … Continue reading

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Phantom Devices

With all the technology and modern advances available in our society today, it is no surprise that “phantom” or “vampire” devices are a supposed issue. These are technological devices that still use energy while being plugged in but not used. … Continue reading

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Evaporation as Source of Renewable Energy

A new possible renewable energy source has been discovered by a biophysicist at Columbia University. Ozgur Sahin has been studying evaporation and its link to electric generation. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about his recent work. … Continue reading

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Erin Sheffer: Math Quiz

\(x^3-3x^2-10x = 0 \) \((1+r)^n \) \((5.7\times 10^{-8})\times (1.6\times 10^{12}) = 9.12\times 10^4 \) \( \pi L (1- \alpha) R^2 = 4\pi\sigma T^4 R^2 \) \( 12\text{km}\times\frac{0.6\text{mile}}{1\text{km}}\approx 7.2\text{mile} \) \[12\text {km}\times\frac{0.6\text{mile}}{1\text{km}}\approx 7.2\text{mile} \] \( 4173445346.50\approx 4200000000=4.2\times 10^9 \) \[ 50\text{m}\times\frac{3.4\times … Continue reading

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Introduction Post

Hi, my name is Erin Sheffer, and I’m from Clarion, Pennsylvania. I’m a psychology major and junior here at State. I chose Math 33 because I needed one more GQ but also because it covers topics that are applicable to … Continue reading

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