Date | Class Topic | Reading |
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10/9,11,13 | Fall Break -- no class | MW, Chapter 4 |
10/16 | Linear models, regression and least squares | MW, Chapter 4 |
10/18 | Group project day 4 -- The Mauna Loa atmospheric CO2 data | MW, Chapter 4 |
10/20 | Prep for field trip/continue project-- Problem Set 3 due | MW, Chapter 4 |
10/23 | Exponential functions and models | MW, Chapter 5 |
10/25 | Exponential regression | MW, Chapter 5 |
10/27 | Midterm Exam | covers: Laudato Si', MW Chapters 1 - 4 |
10/30 | Group project day 5 -- The 2014-15 Ebola outbreak | MW, Chapter 5 |
11/1 | Power functions and modeling | MW, Chapter 6 |
11/3 | More on power function models; Zipf's Law -- Paper 2 due | MW, Chapter 6 |
11/6 | Begin difference equations, affine equations and solutions | MW, Chapter 8 |
11/8 | Equilibrium points and stability | MW, Chapter 7 |
11/10 | Logistic population models -- Problem Set 4 due | MW, Chapter 7 |
11/13 | Group project day 6 -- logistic models with harvesting | MW, Chapter 7 |
11/15 | Group project day 6, continued -- logistic models with harvesting, sustainability | MW, Chapter 7 |
11/17 | Systems of difference equations -- Problem Set 5 due | MW, Chapter 8 |
11/20 | More on systems -- structured population models | MW, Chapter 8 |
11/22,24 | Thanksgiving Break -- no class | |
11/27 | More on systems -- epidemic models | MW, Chapter 8 |
11/29 | Group project day 7 -- modeling the carbon cycle | MW, Chapter 8 |
12/1 | Begin discussion of Collapse | D, Prologue, Chapters 2,5 |
12/4 | Continue Collapse (Debates) | D, Chapters 7,8,9 |
12/6 | Modern societies and collapse -- lessons for the future? (Debates) | D, Chapters 14,15,16 |
12/4 | Spare day -- Problem Set 6 due |
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