22 Mar 2011
Description of a Freshman Seminar ("Earth's Changing Surface and Climate") taught by Professors Frederik J. Simons and Adam Maloof of Princeton University.
In the seminar, freshman use MATLAB as a tool for asking and exploring interesting scientific questions:
"Equipped with GPS receivers, two weather stations, a gravimeter, and a total station (an electronic instrument that uses a laser to build 3D maps of the local terrain), students engage in quantitative analysis of observable phenomena such as topography, gravity, and weather. Using MATLAB®, they fit surfaces to the data, perform regressions, plot maps, and find correlations."
20 Oct 2010
In the freshman seminar Earth’s Changing Surface and Climate, students become scientists the minute they walk into the lab.