Write and Respond 2: Anthropogenic Climate Change (Maggie Cochran)

Before taking Math 033, I had no idea what anthropogenic climate change was. I understood that humans have had a serious impact on climate change, but I did not realize there was a specific term for it or intense studies … Continue reading

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CO2 Emissions Are Rising Again: Why?

Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich begin their article for the New York Times, “CO2 Emissions Were Flat for Three Years. Now They’re Rising Again” with stating the alarming fact that scientists predict that industrial emissions of carbon dioxide are projected … Continue reading

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Write and Respond 1: Plastic vs Aluminum Bottles

Write and Respond 1: The Battle of Plastic Bottles vs Aluminum Nowadays, people are quick to purchase plastic water bottles for the convenience. They’re cheap, accessible, and easy. Once you’re done, you simply recycle it (hopefully), and move on with … Continue reading

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As Seas Warm, Whales Face New Dangers

In Karen Weintraub’s article for the New York Times, As Seas Warm, Whales Face New Dangers, she discusses the drastic impacts warming waters have on aquatic life, specifically whales. She explains how in Mount Desert Rock, ME researchers check for … Continue reading

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Maggie Cochran: 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 … Continue reading

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Maggie Cochran’s Introductory Post

Hi everyone! My name is Maggie Cochran and I am a freshman from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I took this math course because my major is currently undecided, but I am hoping to study in the Global Studies department, and I know … Continue reading

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