Environmental Physics

PHY470/570: Environmental Physics, FALL 2013


Professor: Miron Kaufman OFFICE: SI-116, TEL.6872436

Prerequisites: PHY221, PHY231 College Physics I or PHY241/243/243H University Physics I
LECTURE: M, W 4:00 - 5:50 PM, MC-305
OFFICE HOUR: M, W 3:00 - 3:50 PM, SI-116
REQUIRED BOOKS: McFarland,Hunt,Campbell: Energy, Physics and the Environment
Kaufman: Environmental Physics Computational Projects

The goal of the course is to foster rational thinking in complex decision situations related to environmental problems by studying the physical laws underlying environmental phenomena.

The final grade is a weighted average of:

Part of the course is a project in the computer lab of the Physics Department SI-117A. We will work modeling problems in environmental physics, population dynamics and chaos theory by using MathCad on the following dates:
The students enrolled in PHY570 do a computational project including background information on "Applications of chaos theory and fractals to environmental science".

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