Lecture 1 Notes: Introductions to Course
Develop model to evaluate impact of source size and microbial degradation rates on timedependent concentrations of chlorinated hydrocarbons (TCE and daughter products). System
is open - flowing
Lecture 7 Notes: Heat Discharge
Develop a model to determine how heat discharges from a power plant affect temperature in a
1. Define open system (stream reach with mass inflows and outflows). Specify steady-state
Lecture 6 Notes: Balanced Energy Equations
Extend house energy model to account for radiation to and from roof. Review effect of building
materials on energy loss.
1. Revise system definition to include two parts: 1) interior
Lecture 5 Notes: Energy Balence
Develop a model to determine how construction materials affect inside temperature and heat loss
in a small house.
1. Define system, identify unknown (interior temperature Ti )
2. Write energy b
Lecture 3 Notes: Nutrient Enrichment
Develop a model to track nitrogen mass in dissolved, phytoplankton, and zooplankton
compartments. Assess impact of nutrient enrichment.
1. Define system, compartments, fluxes. Identify unk
Lecture 4 Notes: Networking
Develop a model to compute atmospheric (CO) emissions rates from vehicles on a road network
1. Formulate mathematical description of system (road network: nodes, directed links, paths).
2. Select v
Lecture 8 Notes: Random Particle Displacement
Develop a model to examine spatial variations in the concentration of a chemical plume emitted
from a line source (e.g. vehicles traveling on a road).
1. Generalize bulk system co
Lecture 10 Notes: Economic Resources
Develop a model/optimization procedure to determine the most economically productive way to
allocate limited resources (land and water) for a farm growing 2 crops.
1. Formulate allocation
Lecture 9 Notes: Allocation Equations
Determine the economic benefits of installing more energy efficient windows in the small
house analyzed in Problem Set 3.
1. Use the model of Problem Set 3 to determine the heating fuel c
Lecture 2 Notes: Pesticide Impact
Develop alternative models to examine impacts of pesticide on a pest (prey) population and on a
predator that feeds on the pest population. Consider implications of different model assumptions.