"); print(""); print(""); } ?>

Mathematics 1050
Mathematical Modeling in the Environment

Spring 2009

This page has not yet been completely updated for the Spring 2009 semester.



Meeting Times

Monday and Wednesday 11:15-12:30

The class meets in Room 327 on Mondays and Room 317 on Wednesdays, with the exception of Wednesday, January 28, when it will meet in Room 224.


Mathematical Modeling in the Environment, by Charles R. Hadlock. MAA, 1998.

Schedule of Guest Speakers

The list of speakers will be posted here as it is determined.

Listserv Mailing List

The class has a listserv mailing list set up. The name of the list is WMATH1050-L and it is hosted on listserv.uconn.edu. Every member of the class will be automatically signed up for the list upon filling out the and is expected to participate in the discussions.

Posting a Message to the Mailing List

To post a message to the mailing list, simply address it to WMATH1050-L@listserv.uconn.edu. Other than that, it may be handled the same as any other email message.

Quizzes and Examinations

There will be one or two hour long examinations during the course of the semester, along with several graded homework assignments, problem sets and group projects.

The take-home portion of the April 15 examination may be viewed and printed by those who wish to get a head start.

Each graded homework assignment will be worth 25 points and each problem set will be worth 50 points. Each examination will be worth 100 points. The final examination will be worth 150 points.

Everything posted here about grading is subject to revision.

Final Examination

The final examination will be held Wednesday, May 6, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

The final examination will be comprehensive, covering material from the entire semester.


These are notes corresponding to some of the portions of the text and include many of the slides shown in class.


There are a number of sets of available. The following sets of slides specific for this class are also available. Each set is available in a normal size text format as well as the slides used in class.


Groundwater Travel Time Spreadsheet
The spreadsheet in the text used for calculating groundwater travel time may be downloaded. It is in zip format, so it will have to be unzipped before using.
Diffusion Spreadsheet
This spreadsheet includes calculations for one- and two-dimensional diffusion along with Holland's Equation.
Plume Spreadsheet
This spreadsheet, available on the disk accompanying the textbook, calculates the concentration of a contaminant using the Gaussian Plume Model.
Aloha Manual
  1. Table of Contents and Introduction
  2. Installing Aloha
  3. Learning the Basics
  4. Reference
  5. Examples
  6. Troubleshooting, Bibliography, Glossary and Index