eBookISBN:  9781470457105 
Product Code:  CLRM/22.E 
List Price:  $60.00 
MAA Member Price:  $45.00 
AMS Member Price:  $45.00 
eBook ISBN:  9781470457105 
Product Code:  CLRM/22.E 
List Price:  $60.00 
MAA Member Price:  $45.00 
AMS Member Price:  $45.00 

Book DetailsClassroom Resource MaterialsVolume: 22; 2003; 268 pp
Environmental Mathematics seeks to marry the most pressing challenge of our time with the most powerful technology of our time  mathematics. This book does this at an elementary level and demonstrates a wide variety of significant environmental applications that can be explored without resorting to calculus. Environmental Mathematics in the Classroom includes several chapters accessible enough to be a text in a general education course or to enrich an elementary algebra course. Groundlevel ozone, pollution and water use, preservation of whales, mathematical economics, the movement of clouds over a mountain range, at least one population model, and a smorgasbord of 'newspaper mathematics' can be studied at this level and would form a stimulating course. It would prepare future teachers not only to learn basic mathematics, but to understand how they can integrate it into other topics that will intrigue students.

Table of Contents

Articles

Barry Schiller  Environmental News Teaches Mathematics

Iris B. Fetta  Using RealWorld Data to Understand Environmental Challenges

Christopher Schaufele and Nancy Zumoff  The Price of Power

Charles R. Hadlock  Using Math in Environmental Detective Work

James V. Rauff  Modeling Groundlevel Ozone with Basic Algebra

Julian Fleron and Donald Hoagland  Miracles and Mathematical Biology: The Case of the White Buffalo

Martin E. Walter  Introduction to the Mathematics of Populations, Invasions, and Infections

Mohammad Moazzam and Richard H. Schwartz  Boom! Mathematical Models for Population Growth

William D. Stone  Age Structured Population Models

Ginger Holmes Rowell  Environmental Economics

Donald E. Miller and Joanne E. Snow  Some Mathematics of Oil Spills

Yves Nievergelt  Geometry Measures Tank Capacity and Avoids Oil Spills

Robert S. Cole and Robert M. Tardiff  Lead Poisoning in Humans

Michael E. Folkoff, Donald C. Cathcart and Stephen M. Hetzler  How’s the Weather up There: Predicting Weather for Coastal Mountains


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Environmental Mathematics seeks to marry the most pressing challenge of our time with the most powerful technology of our time  mathematics. This book does this at an elementary level and demonstrates a wide variety of significant environmental applications that can be explored without resorting to calculus. Environmental Mathematics in the Classroom includes several chapters accessible enough to be a text in a general education course or to enrich an elementary algebra course. Groundlevel ozone, pollution and water use, preservation of whales, mathematical economics, the movement of clouds over a mountain range, at least one population model, and a smorgasbord of 'newspaper mathematics' can be studied at this level and would form a stimulating course. It would prepare future teachers not only to learn basic mathematics, but to understand how they can integrate it into other topics that will intrigue students.

Articles

Barry Schiller  Environmental News Teaches Mathematics

Iris B. Fetta  Using RealWorld Data to Understand Environmental Challenges

Christopher Schaufele and Nancy Zumoff  The Price of Power

Charles R. Hadlock  Using Math in Environmental Detective Work

James V. Rauff  Modeling Groundlevel Ozone with Basic Algebra

Julian Fleron and Donald Hoagland  Miracles and Mathematical Biology: The Case of the White Buffalo

Martin E. Walter  Introduction to the Mathematics of Populations, Invasions, and Infections

Mohammad Moazzam and Richard H. Schwartz  Boom! Mathematical Models for Population Growth

William D. Stone  Age Structured Population Models

Ginger Holmes Rowell  Environmental Economics

Donald E. Miller and Joanne E. Snow  Some Mathematics of Oil Spills

Yves Nievergelt  Geometry Measures Tank Capacity and Avoids Oil Spills

Robert S. Cole and Robert M. Tardiff  Lead Poisoning in Humans

Michael E. Folkoff, Donald C. Cathcart and Stephen M. Hetzler  How’s the Weather up There: Predicting Weather for Coastal Mountains