A freshman seminar gives students experience in geological and geophysical research using MATLAB
|22 Mar 2011||MathWorks Classroom Resources Team||
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||Linda Webb||
In the freshman seminar Earth’s Changing Surface and Climate, students become scientists the minute they walk into the lab.