Consider a Cylindrical
More Adventures in
Environmental Problem Solving
University of California, Berkeley
mind expanding experience..."
Following in the tradition of Consider a Spherical Cow, the Cylindrical Cow will help students achieve a whole new level of
environmental modeling and problem solving. Featuring a new core set of 25
fully worked-out problems, this book uses real problems in environmental science
rather than relying on the more traditional "cookbook" problems found
in textbooks. It is organized according to five thematic sections on
probability, optimization, scaling, differential equations, and stability &
feedback. Each section begins with a general treatment of the relevant
mathematical concepts, and concludes with a range of homework exercises to help
students sharpen their modeling skills. Like its predecessor, this book
will empower students with the mathematical skills needed to cut through the
complexity of real-world problems.
About the Author:
For more than two decades, John
Harte has taught courses on the quantitative aspects of environmental science
at University of California, Berkeley, where he holds the Distinguished Class
of 1935 Professorship in the Energy and Resources Group. His previous
book, Consider a Spherical Cow,
became a landmark text in the field. He is also the author of The Green Fuse and co-author of Patient Earth and Toxics
A to Z. He has published numerous articles on ecology and
biodiversity, water and other resources, climate change and its effects, acid
precipitation, and environmental policy. John Harte received his B.A.
from Harvard University and his PhD in physics from the University of
Wisconsin. Harte is also the recipient of the 2001 Leo Szilard
Translated into Japanese.
ISBN 978-1-891389-17-7, 211 pages, Copyright
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