Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. If you continue browsing the site, you agree to the use of cookies on this website. See our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.
Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. If you continue browsing the site, you agree to the use of cookies on this website. See our Privacy Policy and User Agreement for details.
Published on
This presentation, accessible to the general public and specifically designed for students of sustainability, explores the dramatic growth of the human sphere on planet Earth with its limited resources, and presents the mathematical tools for understanding the exponential function.
The lecture is accompanied by the article "Exponential Growth, Doubling Time, and the Rule of 70" (http://www.slideshare.net/amenning/exponential-growthmath) and a collection of practice problems and case studies (http://www.slideshare.net/amenning/exponential-growth-casestudies).
The presentation "The Human Population Challenge" is suitable as a follow-up lecture.