How do we know how old rocks are? - Coggle Diagram
How do we know how old rocks are?
Debugging/Testing: We can tell from the way layers of rock are arranged what got there first, and how it formed. Some things like faults can shift the position of the rock without changing the order in which it was laid. Aquifers are ignored from this layer.
Ordering: Variables are named before they are called, and must go before the functions and after the code repository where they are from. However, functions can be called to calculate values before it is their turn in the list without ruining said list. Comments are ignored by the computer. This is similar to how a fault can change the vertical order of the rock without us misinterpreting it as a separate layer.
The formation of rocks and their layers tells a lot about the way the world was formed. Aging these rocks helps us guess how things happened at certain times in the past. For example, finding sedimentary rock that is a certain age can show that an ocean may have been there at a certain time. Without dating processes, we are not sure of anything.
Computers get confused easily so it is important to know that the code we have written works before we implement it There are really only two processes to test for this: Ordering, and debugging/early testing. Without these processes we can't be sure if the final product will work as intended.
In conclusion, the processes we use to date rocks can tell us a lot about our world through simple processes and rules, as most scientific principles do.
(Including computer science)
There is a process for everything, and these processes tell us a lot about the way the world worked long before humans. However, there must be a way to follow the process in reverse to tell how it all started. This is why it is important to know how to age rocks.
Rock Ages, Rock Cross-sections, Glowing elements.
How computers run code.
Variables are names assigned to a value. For example pinappleBelongsOnPizza = false or DaysInYear = 365
Functions are processes that can be called into use by statements these often include variables. Functions can be called at any time by lines above them, and are usually not part of the statement chain of events
Statements are ordered processes these include introducing variables and functions as well as using pre coded commands.
We can use a constant rate at which radioactive materials decay to know when the material was formed. The only way to tell how fast it is decaying is to test it while it is happening, this may take time to test, and said tests can be used to find how far the rock is into the process.
The only way we can truly tell how the computer will read the code is to test it to see if we get the results we want. Much like the radiometric dating of rocks, the only way we can test it is by seeing the process happen live as time goes by.