Use a computer to print out a very large copy of Pascals triangle, but with a twist. Instead of printing the number, print a dot if the number is odd and leave the location blank if the number is even. Produce at least 64 rows. Note that the computer doesnt actually need to compute the entries in Pascals triangle; it needs only to calculate their parity. (Explain.) What do you see?
Geol 270 Environmental Geology Reading Assignment #1 The Last Extinction: Megabeasts’ Sudden Death Watch the PBS video, The Last Extinction, and answer the following questions. The link to the video is posted on ilearn. To receive credit, turn in the assignment via ilearn . See course schedule for due date. Prepare to have an in-class discussion about these questions and the video. If it’s helpful, list any questions or comments that you would like to discuss in-class. 1. What is the black matt and what does it signify The black matt is considered to be an extinction boundary formed by decayed plants and algae creating a dark layer of rock, located in a riverbed in Southern Arizona near the Mexican border. 2. What is the significance of detecting iridium below the black matt Iridium, one of the rarest elements in the earth’s crust, is also present in cosmic material. If there is any evidence present within a particular layer it provides suspect, “Was there a cosmic event” the detection of iridium below the layer of black matt is significant in the sense of understanding the generations of animals on earth suffered and were destroyed by a cosmic disaster. 3. What is the name of the prehistoric human hunters The prehistoric human hunters were known as the Clovis, who was also questioned to be an alternate cause of the extinction of animals within North America. The Clovis people have appeared to have arrived before the black ma