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1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability, Spring 2007

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dc.contributor.author McLaughlin, Dennis B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Entekhabi, Dara, 1961- en_US
dc.contributor.author Marks, David H. en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-06
dc.identifier 1.020-Spring2007
dc.identifier local: 1.020
dc.identifier local: IMSCP-MD5-d3352b98d692ded2c9f5d0640509e62f
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/52323
dc.description.abstract This course covers the use of ecological and thermodynamic principles to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment.. Topics include conservation and constitutive laws, box models, feedback, thermodynamic concepts, energy in natural and engineered systems, basic transport concepts, life cycle analysis and related economic methods. Topics such as renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, green buildings, and mitigation of climate change are illustrated with quantitative case studies. Case studies are team-oriented and may include numerical simulations and design exercises. Some programming experience is desirable but not a prerequisite. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication are provided. en_US
dc.language en-US en_US
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dc.subject systems en_US
dc.subject conservation laws en_US
dc.subject constitutive laws en_US
dc.subject box models en_US
dc.subject mass conservation en_US
dc.subject perturbation methods en_US
dc.subject thermodymanics en_US
dc.subject heat transfer en_US
dc.subject enthalpy en_US
dc.subject entropy en_US
dc.subject multiphase systems en_US
dc.subject mass and energy balances en_US
dc.subject energy supply options en_US
dc.subject economic value en_US
dc.subject natural resources en_US
dc.subject multiobjective analysis en_US
dc.subject life cycle analysis en_US
dc.subject mass and energy transport en_US
dc.subject green buildings en_US
dc.subject transportation modeling en_US
dc.subject renewable energy en_US
dc.subject climate modeling en_US
dc.title 1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability, Spring 2007 en_US
dc.title.alternative Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability en_US


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