This course provides an interdisciplinary, introduction to several
important environmental issues such as ground water contamination, air
and handling of hazardous materials. We consider the key physical and chemical processes, and some legal, political and ethical quesions, along with the
quantitative aspects involved in these issues. Students learn how mathematical models are used naturally and routinely to help analyze these issues fully.
Computers are 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 software called ALOHA.
All classes start in MAR 122 or MAR 104.
Computer Lab Operating
Mathematical Modeling in the
Charles R. Hadlock,
Required: Microsoft EXCEL.
Required: A simple
Homework is assigned every class and collected every Wednesday. They are
returned the following Monday with remarks and graded.
There are 2 - 6 exercises every week. Some homework assignments will be group projects.
The total weight of the homework grades is 20% of the total course grade.
Math 1050Q satisfies a Content
Area 3: Science and Technology (CA3) general education requirement. In addition,
Math 1050Q satisfies the
"old" general education C (computer) requirement. According to UConn policy, this means that students must obtain a passing grade on the
computer assignments in order to pass this course. The computer assignments consist of all homework assignments involving Web Searches,
use of EXCEL, and use of the interactive HazMat software ALOHA. Please, make sure you turn in all computer assignments!
Exam Schedule: Exam 1: Wednesday, February 24 , 11:00 a.m. - 12:15p.m., Room: MAR 122
Exam 2: Wednesday, March 31, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15p.m., Room: MAR 122
Final Exam: Monday, May 3, 11:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Room: MAR 122
Homework: 20%, Exam 1: 25%, Exam 2: 25%, Final Exam: 30%.
Links To Internet Resources: Math 1050 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 .
Assignments may occasionally vary according to
progress in class.
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Approximate schedule is below.
Please note: we will primarily be working with Part 1 (Chapters 1-4) of the text,
although some of the more elementary topics in Part 2 will also be covered.
A * denotes an exercise using computers. All starred exercises MUST be handed in.
Briefly describe one enviromental disaster and the potential consequences.
Are these consequences global or local?
Background to groundwater
page 11: Exercise 1*, 3*
page 15: Exercise 1*, 2*
Darcy's Law (Slides)
Darcy's Law (cont.)
page 30-31: Exercises 1, 2, 3, 4
Discussion of Parameters. (Slides)
page 36: Exercises 1, 2, 3
Class Cancelled. Weather emergency.
Head Contour Diagrams.
page 44-45: Exercises 2*,3* (Excel)
Determining Flux Direction Using
Data From Three Wells (Slides)
page 51: Exercises 2
Review of Chapter 2
Background to air quality
page 59-60: Exercise 2*
page 72: Exercises 1, 2, 3, 5
Typical Quantitative Issues.
page 75: Exercise 3
page 79: Exercises 1*, 2*, 3*, 4*(EXCEL)
One Dimensional Diffusion
page 83: Exercises 5*
Two Dimensional Diffusion
page 85: Exercises 1, 2*
The Basic PLUME Model
page 95-96: Exercises 3*, 4*
Review of Chapter 3
Background To HazMat
page 108: Exercise 1
Physics And Chemistry Basics
page 113: Exercises 1,2
page 119: Exercises 1,4,5
Typical Quantitative Issues
Typical Quantitative Issues. Aloha.
Final Exam, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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Last modified: 1/20/2010