


Area of Application: Chemistry
Mathematical Level: Calculus I or II
Purpose: To investigate the question "Where is the ozone layer?" by examining the change in photon flux (a measure of sunlight intensity) as a function of altitude.
Prerequisites: The model results from the solution to a first order separable differential equation. First and second derivatives are used to determine the location of most rapid change in photon flux. A computer algebra system or graphing calculator is strongly recommended for the numerical and graphical analysis of the model.



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