Techniques for Sustainability Analysis (PHYS5032)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study offers an introduction to quantitative analysis techniques including multivariate regression, uncertainty analysis, climate modelling, structural decomposition, and dynamic systems modelling, with a strong emphasis on demonstrating their usefulness for environmental problem-solving. This unit will show how mathematics can be brought to life when utilised in powerful applications to deal with environmental issues. Throughout the unit of study, example applications will be described, including studies on ecosystem trophic chains, mapping of household consumption and environmental impact, wind turbine assessment, and the effect of land use patterns on threats to species.
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2-hour lecture interspersed with hands-on exercises per week
Comprehensive diary/notes from lectures (100%)
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