Developed by Andy Rundquist  Published October 3, 2016
DOI: 10.1119/PICUP.Exercise.icethickness
Subject Area  Thermal & Statistical Physics 

Level  Beyond the First Year 
Available Implementation  Mathematica 
Learning Objectives 
Students will be able to
* Obtain data from a public source (**Exercise 1**)
* Derive the differential equation for heat flow through an ice sheet (**Exercise 2**)
* Analytically derive the thickness of ice for a constant temperature difference (**Exercise 3**)
* Learn how to use time series data in a numeric approach to integrating a differential equation (**Exercises 4 and 5**)

Time to Complete  60 min 
These exercises are not tied to a specific programming language. Example implementations are provided under the Code tab, but the Exercises can be implemented in whatever platform you wish to use (e.g., Excel, Python, MATLAB, etc.).
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Andy Rundquist, "Ice thickness," Published in the PICUP Collection, October 2016, https://doi.org/10.1119/PICUP.Exercise.icethickness.
DOI: 10.1119/PICUP.Exercise.icethickness
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