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The Environment of the Earth's Surface (MIT Open Courseware)

A great variety of processes affect the surface of the Earth. Topics to be covered are production and movement of surficial materials; soils and soil erosion; precipitation; streams and lakes; groundwater flow; glaciers and their deposits. The course combines aspects of geology, climatology, hydrology, and soil science to present a coherent introduction to the surface of the Earth, with emphasis on both fundamental concepts and practical applications, as a basis for understanding and intelligent management of the Earth’s physical and chemical environment. Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: 2.737 Mechatronics

This course teaches the design of mechatronic systems which integrate mechanical, electrical, and control systems engineering. A computer hard disk drive is an example of a complex mechatronic system discussed in the class. Laboratories form the core of the course. They cover topics such as aliasing, quantization, electronic feedback, power amplifiers, digital logic, encoder interfacing, and motor control. The labs make extensive use of Simulink®, a MATLAB® toolbox which allows for graphical simulation and programming of real-time control systems. The new lab facilities feature dSPACE digital signal processors which are programmed through Simulink®. Each student builds circuits on a breadboard kit which is issued to them. Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: Atmospheric and Oceanic Modeling

The numerical methods, formulation and parameterizations used in models of the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean will be described in detail. Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: Waste Containment and Remediation Technology

This open course curriculum focuses on the geotechnical aspects of hazardous waste management, with specific emphasis on the design of land-based waste containment structures and hazardous waste remediation. Read More

Sustainable Design and Technology Research Workshop

This workshop investigates the current state of sustainability in regards to architecture, from the level of the tectonic detail to the urban environment. Read More

MIT Course: Technology and Culture

This MIT course involves the following questions: What cultural effects and risks follow from treating biology as technology? How have computers and information technologies changed the ways we think about ourselves? How are politics built into the infrastructures within which we live? Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: Prediction and Predictability in the Atmosphere and Oceans, Spring 2003

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, the materials provided are from a course on the predictability of the atmosphere. If it is to find the weather, or model climate change, predicting the actions of the atmosphere is extremely useful. This course provides mathematical tools that can assist in that modelling, and discusses the challenges that keep us from perfect prediction. The site provides recommended readings, problem sets, and software illustrating the atmospheric dynamics. Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Fall 2004

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, the site provides materials from a course that applies concepts of fluid dynamics to atmospheric and ocean processes. The course explores the implications of fluid dynamics for atmosphere and ocean, and topics include energy flow, vortices, effects of the earth’s rotation, waves, and other concepts. The site provides lecture notes and problem sets with software. Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: Transit Management, Fall 2006

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, this site provides materials from a course on the skills needed to manage a transportation system. The variety of disciplines needed include strategic planning, economics, labor relations, marketing, and finance. The site provides recommended readings, lecture notes, and assignments that include actual planning and legal materials relating to transportation management in Boston. Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: Transportation Flow Systems, Fall 2002

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, the site provides materials from a course that explores how traffic flows through complex transportation systems. The course examines ways to model transportation networks to maximize efficient flow. The site provides recommended readings, lecture notes, an exam, and transportation model examples in Microsoft Excel. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu