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Unformatted text preview: Simulink and Algae BEE 1510: Introduction to Computer Programming Homework Exercise 05 Timothy Lin Cornell University due: November 20, 2008 Executive Summary This exercise was meant to model first order kinetics of the growth of bacteria while maintaining all constraints of lack of space, light, or a specific nutrient. Taking the basic concept of growth from the first laboratory exercise, this entire homework exercise encompassed a natural death rate, limiting factors (i.e. nutrients), shortages in area and limited energy. Problem The problem is how to calculate the population of a group of bacteria while still keeping track of constraints of space, light, and nutrients. Objective This program takes the inputs of growth rate, cell death rate, maximum uptake rate of phosphorous per cell per day, half saturation constant for uptake, minimum phosphorus cell quota and outputs the rate of change in the population, the concentration of phosphorous in the environment, the concentration of limiting nutrient and the change in temperature. The lake surface temperatures are calculated with the inputs of a constant, cosine and sine coefficients,...
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2009 for the course BEE 1510 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '05 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
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