21_Midterm_Review - CEE 597 Midterm Review So, what did we...

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6 March 2008 Jery Stedinger Midterm 1 CEE 597 Midterm Review So, what did we learn?
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6 March 2008 Jery Stedinger Midterm 2 The Engineer of 2020 Visions of Engineering in the New Century National Academy of Engineering, © 2004 From Conclusions of Chapter 1 The engineer of 2020 will be faced with myriad challenges, creating offensive and defensive solutions at the macro- and microscales in preparation for possible dramatic changes in the world. Engineers will be expected to anticipate and prepare for potential catastrophes as biological terrorism; water and food contamination; infrastructure damage to roads, bridges, building, and the electricity grid; and communications breakdown in the Internet, telephony, raidio, and television. Engineers will be asked to create solutions that minimize the risk of computer failure and at the same time prepare backup solutions that enable rapid recovery, reconstruction and deployment….
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6 March 2008 Jery Stedinger Midterm 3 Midterm Exam Thursday, March 7, 2008 7:30 - 9:00 pm, Hollister 110/B-14 OPEN BOOK --- OPEN NOTES Old Midterms on the web site.
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6 March 2008 Jery Stedinger Midterm 4 Reality Check You have lots of old exams and learning objectives. If they are not consistent, please let me  know. Limited time on exams (90 mins) places constraints on  complexity of questions that can be asked.  In later life, one will want to address much more complex  problems, and will have more time and resources.
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6 March 2008 Jery Stedinger Midterm 5 Topics for Midterm Concepts of probability and definitions of risk    Measures of risk,  Criteria, and their strengths/weaknesses    Historical death statistics:  what we die of Fly vs drive risk analysis: modeling  and presentation of risk
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0.1 1.0 10.0 100.0 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 Trip Distance (miles) k=0 k=1 k=2 k=3 0.8 fatalities/billion miles
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6 March 2008 Jery Stedinger Midterm 7 Lessons - Fly vs Drive 1. Linear and multiplicative models can interpret historical data. 2. A model with independent multiplicative effects can predict  accident rates for different drivers. 3. Don't believe everything you read. Disraeli: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, dam lies, and statistics.”
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6 March 2008 Jery Stedinger Midterm 8 Dimensions of Risk Potency:  How much needed to kill me? if exposed do you catch it? (Jumping off a building versus unprotect sex with HIV+ person.) Rate of Action: How fast does it kill you? (AIDS potent,  but slow.) Exposure:  How many people are exposed? How much reaches me? Total Social Impact:  Total Deaths Relative Social Impact: % deaths
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6 March 2008 Jery Stedinger Midterm 9 Alternative Measures of Risk Criterion Points Out Ignores Total US deaths/year  total social impact exposure % US deaths/year  relative social impact exposure        importance relative  to what else is happening Deaths/100,000 potency: death rate exposure;   other risks
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