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Maths in Work: Temperature Changes


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Created on 19 May 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 02 February 2011 by ncetm_administrator

 
Title Temperature Changes
Organisation National Centre for Atomspheric Sciences (NCAS) - Matt Hobby
 
Overview
Matt Hobby works for the National Centre for Atmospheric Science. His role is to design and develop instrumentation and to build prototypes. One of the devices he deals with is a thermistor linked to a computer that logs temperature change prior to a convection (thunder) storm, to help weather forecasting. The resistance of the thermistor varies with the temperature according to a natural logarithmic relationship known as the Steinhart-Hart Equation. The data can then be used to plot a graph. The mathematics he uses involves formulae, equations, the representation and interpretation of data, and computer modelling.
 
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Keywords

Equations, Formulae, Graphs
 
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