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all ap environmental science math formulas

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what is population density?

population / area

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what is the rule of 70?

70 / growth rate %

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3

what is population growth rate (%)?

[(births - deaths) / (immigrants - emigrants)] x 100

denominator can also just be “# of people”

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4

what is rate of change?

(new- old) / new time - old time [basically just AROC]

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what is percent change?

[(old - new) / old] x 100

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6

what is the 10% rule?

states that only 10% of energy moves up the trophic level

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what is net primary productivity (NPP)?

gross primary productivity - respiration

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what is gross primary productivity (GPP)?

rate of photosynthesis by plants

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9

what is fuel efficiency?

distance traveled / unit of fuel consumed

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what is dimensional analysis?

quantity1 * conversion factor/quantity2 = result

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what is half life?

A = Pe^{rt }or t_{1/2 }= ln(2)/x

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12

what is LD_{50}?

Dose/Weight

the bigger the dose, the safer the chemical

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what is lethal dose?

mass x LD_{50}

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