Intermediate Problem Set

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Intermediate Problem Set

Post by dbhguru » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:48 pm

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Attached is the latest intermediate problem sets for National Cadre apprentices. The list has been expanded to 25 problems with attendant solutions and comments. We will eventually have solved problem sets for all three dimensions. I expect the total will be around 75 to 80. If we add volume, the number will probably grow to over 100. This may sound excessive, but we want to cover the field. The days of trees being mis-measured by tens of feet making it into the National Register are over.

Bob
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Re: Intermediate Problem Set

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:47 pm

Bob- Great job on all of the different problems. You always amaze me with your mathematics. If you cover volume will crown spread volume be included such as in the case for a Live Oak? The current system does not favour the broad crowns of trees such as the Live Oak and a few others. But that's another set of problems altogether. Man I'm glad I didn't take your math classes. LOL Laughing out Loud Larry

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Re: Intermediate Problem Set

Post by dbhguru » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:53 pm

Larry,

Both trunk and crown volume are definites for the future. Working out the problem sets will be a challenge, though. We're okay on trunk volume, but crown volume is another matter.

Ah, you would have aced my classes. Guaranteed.

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Re: Intermediate Problem Set

Post by edfrank » Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:06 am

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Re: Intermediate Problem Set

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:33 am

Ed- Hahahah that's to funny! You hit the nail on the head on that one!!! Larry

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Re: Intermediate Problem Set

Post by dbhguru » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:06 pm

Ed,

Good one! I may not be quite so preoccupied with math as that, but ya gotta admit that circles, ellipses, parabolas, hyperbolas, etc. do simulate parts of the human anatomy. Never thought in my early college days to ask a buxom young lady of interest to me if she considered herself to be more of a parabola or some other curve form. Ah, the missed opportunities of youth.

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Re: Intermediate Problem Set

Post by Don » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:19 am

Bob-
Good thing you didn't...you could have ended up with a truncated cone...
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Re: Intermediate Problem Set

Post by sradivoy » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:12 pm

dbhguru wrote:Ed,

... but ya gotta admit that circles, ellipses, parabolas, hyperbolas, etc. do simulate parts of the human anatomy.

Bob
They can also stimulate certain parts of human anatomy such as the brain of course.

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