GLG410--Computers in Earth and Space Exploration

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Lecture 4

Three earth science problems to solve with a spreadsheet

I have chosen 3 earth science problems for you to explore using a spreadsheet. They are bit trickier than they may seem at first, but they represent what I consider to be everyday kinds of work that I do with a spreadsheet. The three problems are presented as word problems mostly and your challenge is to implement them in Excel. Make sure you understand the earth science problem first on paper before you touch the computer!

These three problems will be due on September 8, 2011 at the beginning of the class posted as a page with links to the Excel files on your website. The assignments should be turned in as well formatted and labeled spreadsheets as links from your assignments page web site. Remember that you can link to a file like a spreadsheet using the standard HTML link tag:

     <a href="filename.xls">filename.xls (or whatever you want the link text to say)</a>

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