Math
295
Spring
2013
Prof.
Donnay
Class
Materials and Assignments
Wk, Class#, Date 
Class
Material 
Assignment 
Wk
1: Class 1 T
1/22 
Introduction. Issues
facing the world. 
HW
for Thur 1/24 Please fill in precourse
questionnaire. 
C2:
Thur 1/24 
Praxis visitors re; Trash Collection
Study. Constant flow rate and total amount of water. Variable
flow rate worksheet (please finish for Tuesday). 
For Tuesday, try to get an energy
bill from your home (fax, photo). What are the units used to measure energy
use? How much energy does your home use according to the bill? If you can not
get your own bill, use this sample one: Peco Energy Bill. HW
Wk 1 due Tues 1/29 and Thur 1/31. 
C3:
Tue 1/29 
Bryn
Mawr solar panels info, data
from panels. Detailed data
for 1/27/13. 

C4: Thur 1/31 
Jim
McGaffin, light bulb issues and modeling the savings due to LEDs in
Brecon. Ways
in which college students use energy. Finding area under curve by adding
up boxes. 
Hw
Wk 2 due Thur 2/7 
C5:
Tue 2/5 
Solar power: adding up energy
produced using Riemann sum and Trapezoid rule. Solar
flux, Energy reaching the earth; albedo. Mathematica
notebook with these calculations. 
Read:
Section 3 and 4 (pp. 512) of Climate Change and
the Daily Temperature Cycle
(on Moodle) 
C6:
Thur 2/7 
Presentations of student energy
models. Calculating impact of latitude on peak solar energy. 
HW
Wk 3 due Thur 2/14. Note new times for TA Sessions: Monday 6 – 7 pm Wed 7:30 – 8:30 pm all in Park
336. 
C7:
2/12 
Energy balance equation. See Solar
Information doc. Temperature
conversions in mathematica. Using Mathematica
to plot data. We use data from excel
file on 1.26.13. 


Atmospheric
data from Tom Pfaff. 















