Author Archives: Colin Morrissey Murphy

Write and Respond 2: Colin Murphy

During this course, we have been made aware of several issues related to our environment and sustainability, as well as how to look at them from a mathematical perspective. One of the major issues we have studied is recycling, as … Continue reading

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In the News Post #2: Pollution is more deadly than smoking and obesity

According to a recent article  from Business Insider, people are at greater risk of death from pollution than from other hazardous phenomena, including smoking, obesity, and malnutrition. There have been several explanations for why pollution kills so many people, including extreme … Continue reading

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Write and Respond 1: Electric Cars

Over the last decade, electric cars have become a popular alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles. Electric cars do not produce as much exhaust as gasoline-powered cars, exhaust which pollutes the atmosphere and is an adverse effect on the environment. More people … Continue reading

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Air Pollution is Bad for Kidneys

A recent study relayed in an article on Futurity has found that air pollution can be a cause of kidney disease. Researchers compiled data based on new cases of kidney disease and found that nearly 45,000 cases, plus 2,500 instances … Continue reading

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Math Test: Colin Murphy

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

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Introductory Blogpost: Colin Murphy

Hi everybody! I’m Colin Murphy and I’m a sophomore studying French Education. I decided to take this class because it sounded interesting (and also because I needed the math credits). When I realized we would be learning about sustainability for … Continue reading

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