1.018J Ecology I: The Earth System

Class Info

Review of physical, chemical, ecological, and economic principles used to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment. Applications of mass balance concepts in ecology, chemical kinetics, and hydrology; energy balance concepts in building design, ecology, and climate change; economic and life-cycle concepts in resource evaluation and engineering design. Uses numerical models to integrate concepts and to assess environmental impacts of human activities. Problem sets involve development of MATLAB models for particular engineering applications. Some experience with computer programming is helpful but not essential.

This class has no prerequisites.

1.018J will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by S. Amin.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 48-316.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Ecology I: The Earth System site.

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