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SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
Mass balance
1

Introduction, basic concepts

Modeling: Everglades

Problem set 1 out: irrigation/salination
2

Mass conservation

Modeling: Everglades

3

Chemical kinetics

Modeling: dechlorination

4

Population modeling

Modeling: pesticide impact

Problem set 1 in

Problem set 2 out: competition/harvesting

5

Closed cycles

Modeling: nutrient enrichment

Paper assignment out
6

Networks

Modeling: traffic

7

Networks

Modeling: vehicle emissions

Paper proposal in
Energy balance
8

Basic thermodynamic concepts

Modeling: building energy

Problem set 2 in

Problem set 3 out: building energy

9

First law, heat capacity, conduction and convection

Modeling: building energy

Paper topics finalized
10

Radiative energy transfer

Modeling: building energy

11

Open system thermodynamics

Modeling: heat discharge to a stream

Exam 1
Mass and energy transport
12

Mass transport: advection, diffusion

Modeling: air quality

Problem set 3 in

Problem set 4 out: MATLAB® practice

13

Mass transport: spatial moments

Modeling: air quality

14

Mass transport: concentrations

Modeling: air quality

Problem set 4 in

Problem set 5 out: air quality

Resource economics and life cycle analysis
15

Present value, discounting

Modeling: building energy revisited

16

Optimization problems, resource allocation

Modeling: crop irrigation

17

Derived demand

Modeling: crop irrigation

Draft paper in
18 MATLAB optimization tutorial

Problem set 5 in

Problem set 6 out: resource allocation

19

Derived supply, equilibrium analysis

Modeling: groundwater supply

20

Multiple objectives, Pareto optimality

Modeling: revenue vs. environmental quality

Draft paper returned
21

Life cycle analysis

Modeling: life cycle example

Problem set 6 in
22

Life cycle analysis (cont.)

Modeling: life cycle example

Exam 2
23 Student presentations
24 Student presentations (cont.) Final paper due