Quantities in the Real World

Peter L. Moore

This chapter is part of: Moore P. 2018. Quantitative Problem Solving in Natural Resources

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In this course, we seek to solve practical problems in natural resource management and ecology, but we focus on the use of quantitative tools in service of this objective. Before diving too deeply into problem-solving, we should ensure that we know what is meant by quantities, quantitative tools, and quantitative reasoning. We will also establish a few conventions for how quantities are represented in science and how quantitative information can be most effectively communicated.
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    Oct. 5, 2018 Iowa State University Digital Press 9