Env science 2 - nd Env.Science:2 Class 22:04...

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Env. Science: 2 nd  Class 22:04 Environmental Science Study of what leads to environmental problems, and how they can be solved Group of linked social and physical sciences Attempts to explain life is sustained Systems theory : An interdisciplinary field of science that studies the complex systems in nature  and society  o A set or collection of objects that work together and relate to produce an  outcome o Automobile Example (inputs-fuel, oxygen, oil, water, tires, resources,  payments; outputs-exhaust gases, heat energy, mechanical motion, oil  waste, used tires, scrap metal and plastic) Open System: Inputs- energy and matter Outputs- energy and matter Energy and matter conversions and storage in the middle between inputs and  outputs Ecosystem model: inputs are sun shining on the soil, water, wave energy, wind 
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course ENVIRONMEN 2 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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Env science 2 - nd Env.Science:2 Class 22:04...

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