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Description

This course provides a review of physical, chemical, ecological, and economic principles used to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment.

Mass balance concepts are applied to ecology, chemical kinetics, hydrology, and transportation; energy balance concepts are applied to building design, ecology, and climate change; and economic and life cycle concepts are applied to resource evaluation and engineering design. Numerical models are used to integrate concepts and to assess environmental impacts of human activities. Problem sets involve development of MATLAB® models for particular engineering applications. Some experience with computer programming is helpful but not essential.

Course Curriculum

    • Introduction, basic concepts Unlimited
    • Chemical kinetics Unlimited
    • Population modeling Unlimited
    • Closed cycles Unlimited
    • Networks Unlimited
    • Basic thermodynamic concepts Unlimited
    • Radiative energy transfer Unlimited
    • Open system thermodynamics Unlimited
    • Mass transport: advection, diffusion Unlimited
    • Present value, discounting Unlimited
    • Optimization problems, resource allocation Unlimited
    • Derived supply, equilibrium analysis Unlimited
    • Multiple objectives, Pareto optimality Unlimited
    • Life cycle analysis Unlimited

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