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W & R 2: Sustainability

Before taking math 33, I was never forced to acknowledge the issue of sustainability. Since being in this class, my eyes have really been opened up to the magnitude, relevance, and prevalence of this issue. Throughout this class, we have … Continue reading

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In the News 2-Tailgate Ambassadors Tackle Recycling at Penn State

  This article, published on a Penn State news website, describes the club called Tailgate Ambassadors and their role every game day. The article goes on to describe the club and how they actively promote proper recycling and sustainability techniques … Continue reading

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Plastic vs Reusable Water Bottles

In the United States, approximately 42.6 billion plastic water bottles are purchased each year. Have you ever thought about how much money you have spent on these plastic water bottles? In total, American citizens will spend around $11.8 billion on … Continue reading

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In the News: From Heat Waves to Hurricanes: What We Know About Extreme Weather and Climate Change

This article that was published in the New York Times describes how the recent weather events such as hurricanes and heat waves have effected the United States in various ways. The article states how these recent events have raised the … Continue reading

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JoLynn Harper: Math Quiz

\(x^3-3x^2-10x=0\) \((1+r)^n\) \((5.7\times 10^ {-8}) \times (1.6\times 10^{12}) = 9.12\times 10^{4}\) \(\pi L(1-\alpha) R^2 = 4\pi\sigma T^4 R^2\) \(12\text { km} \times [\frac{0.6\text{mile}}{1\text{km}}]\approx 7.12\text {mile}       \)\[12\text { km} \times [\frac{0.6\text{mile}}{1\text{km}}]\approx 7.12\text {mile}       \] \(4,173,445,346.50 … Continue reading

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Introductory Blogpost-JoLynn Harper

Hi everyone! My name is JoLynn and I’m from Harrisburg, PA. I decided to take this class because I think it will be an interesting way to learn more about our environment and how math is involved. This semester, I … Continue reading

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