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Calculus for journalism
#NICAR14
@dataeditor
Journalists
can't
do
math
@!$%
THAT
.
This is not a talk about calculus
(sort of)
math = creative
Calculus = change
Compounding interest
Simple equations for yearly compounding interest
Interest can compound
at different rates
yearly
monthly
daily
continuously
Calculus can help
have I scared you yet?
elk riv
er spil
l
Both the company and government agencies gave estimates
i'm not inclined to take
estimates at faCE VALUE
HOW FAST WAS THE CHEMICAL
LEAKING FROM THE TANK?
SPOUTING CYLINDER
TAke it a step further
How much spilled out?
Riemann sums
Journalists
can
do
math
Journalists
should
do
math
Calculus for journalism
#NICAR14
@dataeditor
Calculus for journalism
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