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Computational Geology

Computational Geology is a regular column in the Journal of Geoscience Education that aims to promote the use of mathematics in the undergraduate geoscience curriculum. The column is written by H.L. Vacher of the Department of Geology at the University of South Florida who was the recipient of the 2004 Neil Miner award of the NAGT.

The main part of each installment is a discussion of some mathematical issue in a geologic context. The set provides a resource of topic-specific outside readings for geology courses with quantitative content.



CG-1, Significant figures (Acrobat (PDF) 33kB Jun7 05)
JGE, v. 46, n. 3, p. 292-295, May, 1998 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html #v46p292


CG-2, Speaking logarithmically (Acrobat (PDF) 69kB Jun7 05)
JGE, v. 46, n. 4, p. 383-388, September, 1998 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html #v46p383


CG-3, Progressing geometrically (Acrobat (PDF) 125kB Jun7 05)
JGE, v. 46, n. 5, p. 500-506, November, 1998 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html #v46p500


CG-4, Mapping with vectors (Acrobat (PDF) 135kB Jun7 05)
JGE, v. 47, n. 1, p. 64-70, 1999, January, 1999 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html #v46p64


CG-5, If geology, then calculus (Acrobat (PDF) 656kB Jun7 05)
JGE, v. 47, n. 2, p. 166-175, March, 1999 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html #v47p166


CG-6, Solving problems (Acrobat (PDF) 98kB Jun7 05)
JGE, v. 47, n. 3, p. 280-288, May, 1999 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html #v47p280


CG-7, The algebra of unit conversions (Acrobat (PDF) 115kB Jun7 05)
JGE, v. 47, n. 4, p. 376-383, September, 1999 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html #v47p376


CG-8, The power function (Acrobat (PDF) 133kB Jun7 05)
JGE, v. 47, n. 5, p. 473-481, November, 1999 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html #v47p473


CG-9, The exponential function (Acrobat (PDF) 138kB Jun7 05)
JGE, v. 48, n. 1, p. 70-76, January, 2000 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html #v48p70


CG-10, The algebra of deduction (Acrobat (PDF) 79kB Jun7 05)
JGE, v. 48, n. 2, p. 229-238, March, 2000 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html #v48p229


CG-11, Uniformitarianism and the inverse problem (Acrobat (PDF) 93kB Jun7 05)
JGE, v. 48, n. 3, p. 373-380, May, 2000 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html#v48p373


CG-12, Cramer's Rule and the Three-Point Problem (Acrobat (PDF) 276kB Jun30 05)
JGE, v. 48, n. 4, p. 522-532, September, 2000 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html#v48p522


CG-14, The Vector Cross-Product and the Three-Point Problem (Acrobat (PDF) 260kB Jul7 05)
JGE, v. 49, n.1, p. 72-82, January, 2001 (edits, June2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html#v49p72


CG-15, More Mapping with Vectors (Acrobat (PDF) 245kB Jul7 05)
JGE, v. 49, n. 3, p. 193-204, March, 2001 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html


CG-16, The Taylor Series and Error Propagation (Acrobat (PDF) 252kB Jun30 05)
JGE, v. 49, n.3, p. 305-313, May, 2001 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article:http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html#v49p358


CG-17, The Total Differential and Error Propagation (Acrobat (PDF) 277kB Jun30 05)
JGE, v. 49, n. 4, p. 386-396, September, 2001 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html#v49p386


CG-18, Definition and the Concept of Set (Acrobat (PDF) 197kB Jun14 05)
JGE, v. 49, n. 5, p. 470-479, November, 2001 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html#v49p470


CG-19, Classification and the Combination of Sets (Acrobat (PDF) 181kB Jun14 05)
JGE, v. 50, n. 1, p. 89-99, January, 2002 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html#v50p89


CG-20, Rocks at the Intersection (Acrobat (PDF) 91kB Jun14 05)
JGE, v. 50, n. 2, p. 201-208, March, 2002 (edits, June 2005)
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html#v50p201


CG-29, Quantitative Literacy: Spreadsheets, Range Charts and Triangular Plots (Acrobat (PDF) 2.2MB Jul13 05)
JGE, v. 53, n. 3, May, 2005, p. 324-333
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html#v53p324


CG-30, Archimedes Bath - A Better Story (Acrobat (PDF) 1.7MB Jul13 05)
JGE, v. 53, n. 3, May 2005, p. 334-338
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html#v53p334


CG-31, Visualizing averages - The 60% Relative Depth Rule for Stream Velocity (Acrobat (PDF) 166kB Aug23 05)
JGE, v. 53, n. 4, September 2005, p. 478-481
URL for this article: http://serc.carleton.edu/nagt/jge/columns/compgeo.html#v53p478


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