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 
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