Climate Math

From the February 2016 issue

The Mathematics of Climate Change Answers: Arctic ice in September 1988 was 7.5 million square kilometers; in 1998, 6.5 million km2; and in 2008, 4.65 million km2. The units are in square kilometers measured in millions. The overall trend in the amount of sea ice was to decrease. The line of best fit is given by y = -0.091t + 190.12. The slope of this line is m = -0.0921. The units are million km2 per year. Each year, the amount of sea ice in Read more

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President’s Column

President’s Column

From the February 2016 issue

President Cassidy writes about the power of small liberal arts colleges to offer exceptional and unexpected opportunities to faculty and students to explore new questions and to build new knowledge across fields of study.

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