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Open Door Policy: You are welcome to drop by to discuss any aspect of the course anytime on the days I am on campus-- Tuesdays and Thursdays.

**General Information:**

This course will provide an interdisciplinary, in-depth introduction
to several important environmental issues such as ground water
contamination,
air pollution

and handling of hazardous materials. We will consider the
key physical and chemical processes, and the legal, political and
ethical implications, along with the

quantitative aspects involved in
these
issues. You will learn how mathematical models are used naturally and
routinely
to help analyze these issues fully.

Computers will be used to keep
virtual
involvement in environmental issues via the Internet; to keep
track
of data using EXCEL spreadsheets; and to analyze

hazardous
material
case scenarios using a user friendly, interactive HazMat program called
ALOHA. In addition, we will maintain contact with agencies or

industries
involved in environmental issues through field trips or guest speakers.

Spring 2005 Scheduled Guest Lecture: Math Majors, Graduate students and faculty members are welcome to join the Math 108 class for an

exciting presentation:

Thursday, March 31, 11 - 12:00, MSB 403

Presenter: Jonathan Bilmes

Executive Director

Bristol Resource Recovery Facility Operating Committee

& Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee

Title: Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Fundamentals Including Compatibility With Recycling.

**Class Meeting Times/Place: **Tuesday,
Thursday 11 - 12:15. Classroom MSB 403, and Computer
Lab MSB 203.

All classes start in MSB 403. Almost every
Thursday we will move over
to
the Computer Lab for the last hour of the class.

If you are late and find no one in MSB 403, please come
to the Computer
Lab.

Computer Lab
Operating Hours:
MSB
203: Undergraduate Mac Lab

**Textbooks:**
Required:
Mathematical Modeling in
the Environment, by Charles R. Hadlock. MAA, 1998.

Recommended: Microsoft EXCEL
2002 Simplified, IDG Books 3-D Visual
Series,
maranGraphics.

Supplementary Material For Chapter 4 will be given as handouts in
class.

**Other Requirements:**
Required: A
simple Scientific Calculator , for example TI-30Xa.

Optional:
A Math Department Computer Lab Account (Free).

Optional: A
Jump (Key) Drive
(32 MB or more) for saving computer work.

(The last two items will be discussed in class, and can be handled
after
classes start)

**Homework Policy:**

Homework will be assigned every class and collected every Tuesday.
They
will be returned the following Tuesday with remarks or graded. Most of
the

homework assignments will
carry exam points rather then grades (I will explain this in more
details
in class). There will be 2 - 6 exercises every week. Most

homework
assignments will be group projects. The total weight of the homework
grades will be about 10% of the total grade of the course.

Computer Component:

Some of the
homework
assignments involve use of computers. These include Web Searches, use
of
EXCEL,
and use of the interactive HazMat program

ALOHA. Because Math
108V
satisfies a General Education C requirement, students
must obtain a passing grade on the computer assignments in order

to pass this course. This is
university policy and cannot
be waived
under
any circumstances.

Please, MAKE SURE YOU TURN
IN ALL COMPUTER
ASSIGNMENTS!

**Exam Schedule:**
Exam
1: Thursday, February 24, 11:00 - 12:15, Room MSB 403

Exam
2: Thursday, April 7, 11:00 - 12:15, Room MSB 403

Final Exam: Wednesday, May 4, 10:30 -
12:30, Room Chem
A203

For
help with location of the Final Exam Building
click on The
Campus Map.

**Grading Policy:**
Homework: about 10%. Each Exam: about 30%

Links To Internet Resources:
Math 108 LINKS

This page includes links to general and chapter specific information
sites, software download sites (ALOHA, CAMEO),

online Calculator and Conversion Tables sites, and more .

**Syllabus: **
Assignments may occasionally vary
according to progress in class.

Approximate schedule: four weeks for each of the chapters 2, 3 and 4;
additional
two weeks for Chapter 1, reviews, Exams,

and guest speakers or field trips.

A * denotes an exercise using computers. All
stared exercises MUST be handed in.

Section |
Topic |
Reading Assignment |
Homework |

Chapter 1 |
Introduction | Chapter 1 | Environmental Math Autobiography |

Chapter 2 |
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Section 2.1 | Background to groundwater | 2.1 | page 11-12: Exercises 1*, 2* |

Section 2.2 | Physical Principles | 2.2 | page 15: Exercise 1*, 2* |

Section 2.3 | Quantitative Issues | 2.3 | |

Section 2.4 | Darcy's Law | 2.4 | page 30-31: Exercises 1, 2, 3, 4 |

Section 2.5 | Interstitial Velocity | 2.5 | page 36: Exercises 1, 2, 3 |

Section 2.7 | Head Contour Diagrams (Calculators) |
2.7 | page 44: Exercises 1,2 (Calculators) |

Section 2.7 | Head Contour Diagrams (EXCEL) | page 44: Exercises 1*, 2* (EXCEL) | |

Exam 1 |
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Chapter 3 |
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Section 3.1 | Background to air quality | 3.1 | page 59-60: Exercise 2* |

Section 3.2 | Physical Principles | 3.2 | page 72: Exercises 1, 2, 3, 5 |

Section 3.3 | Typical Quantitative Issues | 3.3 | page 74-75: Exercise 3* |

Section 3.4 | Exponential Functions | 3.4 | page 79: Exercises 1,2,3,4(Calculators) |

Section 3.4 |
Exponential Functions (EXCEL) | |
age 79:Exercises1*, 2*, 3*,
4*(EXCEL) |

Section 3.5 | One Dimensional Diffusion | 3.5 | page 81-82: Exercises 1*, 2*, 3*, 4* |

Section 3.6 (Optional) | Two Dimensional Diffusion | 3.6 | page 85-86: Exercises 1, 2*, 3 |

Section 3.7 | The Basic PLUME Model | 3.7 | page 95-96: Exercises 3*, 4* |

Exam 2 |
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Chapter 4 |
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Section 4.1 | Background To HazMat | 4.1 | page 108: Exercise 1* |

Section 4.2 | HazMat Practices | 4.2 | |

Section 4.3 | |||

4.3.1.1 | Physics And Chemistry Basics | 4.3.1.1 | page 113: Exercise 1* |

4.3.1.2 | Physical Properties Of Matter | 4.3.1.2 | page 119: Exercise 1*, 3, 4, 5 |

4.3.3 (Modified) | Toxicity Hazards | 4.3.3 and Supplementary Material |
Homework 1* (Handout) |

ALOHA: Analysis of Case Scenarios | Case Scenarios | Supplementary Material | Homework 2* (Handout) |

Final Exam |

*This page is maintained by Sarah Glaz *

*Last modified: Spring 2005*