Lecture Notes

This section includes handouts summarizing the lectures; note that many of the handouts span two lecture sessions.


SES # LECTURE NOTES
Mass balance
1

Introduction, basic concepts (PDF)

Modeling: Everglades

2

Mass conservation

Modeling: Everglades

3

Chemical kinetics (PDF)

Modeling: dechlorination

4

Population modeling (PDF)

Modeling: pesticide impact

5

Closed cycles (PDF)

Modeling: nutrient enrichment

6

Networks (PDF)

Modeling: traffic

7

Networks

Modeling: vehicle emissions

Energy balance
8

Basic thermodynamic concepts (PDF)

Modeling: building energy

9

First law, heat capacity, conduction and convection

Modeling: building energy

10

Radiative energy transfer (PDF)

Modeling: building energy

11

Open system thermodynamics (PDF)

Modeling: heat discharge to a stream

Mass and energy transport
12

Mass transport: advection, diffusion (PDF)

Modeling: air quality

13

Mass transport: spatial moments

Modeling: air quality

14

Mass transport: concentrations

Modeling: air quality

Resource economics and life cycle analysis
15

Present value, discounting (PDF)

Modeling: building energy revisited

16

Optimization problems, resource allocation (PDF)

Modeling: crop irrigation

17

Derived demand

Modeling: crop irrigation

18 MATLAB optimization tutorial
19

Derived supply, equilibrium analysis (PDF)

Modeling: groundwater supply

20

Multiple objectives, Pareto optimality (PDF)

Modeling: revenue vs. environmental quality

21

Life cycle analysis (PDF)

Modeling: life cycle example

22

Life cycle analysis (cont.)

Modeling: life cycle example

23 Student presentations
24 Student presentations (cont.)