4.11 Case Study: Flood Watch

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ExamplesCalculate the centroid of the region between the curves f(x) = x^{2} + 2 and g(x) = 2x + 5 for x in the interval [–1, 3].A certain river has rainfall discharge data and rainfall recorded during and after a storm. Find the base flow of the river, the total volume of rainfall discharge, and the lag time between the rainfall event and the rainfall discharge. A flower grows at varying rates, measured at the beginning of each month and halfway through each month, according to a chart. What is the approximate height of the flower after three months? Consider a second flower that requires fertilizer to grow, and compute the lag time between the application of fertilizer and the flower's growth. AppletsFlood WatchVideosSee short videos of worked problems for this section.
QuizExercisesSee Exercises for 4.11 Case Study: Flood Watch (PDF).Work online to solve the exercises for this section, or for any other section of the textbook. 
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