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CHEMENG 35N: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable World

Preference to freshmen. An overall world energy assessment, projections, and technologies. How to assess good and bad potential impacts of leading renewable energy candidates: benefit versus impact ratio using quantitative cradle-to-grave approach. Technologies suitable for near-term application in developing economic systems. Governmental policies, governmental versus private sector investments, raw materials supply issues, and impact of cultural influences on technology choices and speed of implementation.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CHEMENG 60Q: Environmental Regulation and Policy

Preference to sophomores. How environmental policy is formulated in the U.S. How and what type of scientific research is incorporated into decisions. How to determine acceptable risk, the public's right to know of chemical hazards, waste disposal and clean manufacturing, brownfield redevelopment, and new source review regulations. The proper use of science and engineering including media presentation and misrepresentation, public scientific and technical literacy, and emotional reactions. Alternative models to formulation of environmental policy. Political and economic forces, and stakeholder discussions.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

CHEMENG 70Q: Masters of Disaster

Preference to sophomores. For students interested in science, engineering, politics, and the law. Learn from past disasters to avoid future ones. How disasters can be tracked to failures in the design process. The roles of engineers, artisans, politicians, lawyers, and scientists in the design of products. Failure as rooted in oversight in adhering to the design process. Student teams analyze real disasters and design new products presumably free from the potential for disastrous outcomes.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

CHEMENG 80Q: Art, Chemistry, and Madness: The Science of Art Materials

Preference to sophomores. Chemistry of natural and synthetic pigments in five historical palettes: earth (paleolithic), classical (Egyptian, Greco-Roman), medieval European (Middle Ages), Renaissance (old masters), and synthetic (contemporary). Composite nature of paints using scanning electron microscopy images; analytical techniques used in art conservation, restoration, and determination of provenance; and inherent health hazards. Paintings as mechanical structures. Hands-on laboratory includes stretching canvas, applying gesso grounds, grinding pigments, preparing egg tempera paint, bamboo and quill pens, gilding and illumination, and papermaking.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

CME 108: Introduction to Scientific Computing

Numerical computation for mathematical, computational, physical sciences and engineering: error analysis, floating-point arithmetic, nonlinear equations, numerical solution of systems of algebraic equations, banded matrices, least squares, polynomial interpolation, numerical differentiation and integration, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, truncation error, numerical stability for time dependent problems and stiffness. Prerequisites: CS 106A or familiarity with MATLAB; MATH 51, 52, 53; inappropriate for students who have taken CME 102,104/ ENGR 155A,B.
Terms: Spr, Sum | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-FR | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CS 21N: Can Machines Know? Can Machines Feel?

Preference to freshmen. Can mental attitudes attributed to people and sometimes to animals, including knowledge, belief, desire, and intention, also be ascribed to machines? Can light sensors have a belief? Can a pool cleaning robot or tax-preparation software have an intention? If not, why not? If yes, what are the rules of such ascription, and do they vary between human beings and machines? Sources include philosophy, neuroscience, computer science, and artificial intelligence. Topics: logic, probability theory, and elements of computation. Students present a paper.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Shoham, Y. (PI)

CS 26N: Motion Planning for Robots, Digital Actors, and Other Moving Objects

Preference to freshmen. Motion planning theory and computational approaches: how to represent, simulate, and plan motions in a computer. Intriguing algorithms, representations, and applications: terminology and concepts for reading motion planning research literature. Problems include: how a robot arm manipulates parts without colliding with its environment; how many maneuvers are required to park a car in a tight spot; how characters in computer games avoid running into obstacles; how molecules change shapes to perform biological functions; how to assemble a product from individual parts; how a multi-limbed robot can navigate on rough terrain; how robots can perform surgical procedures. Prerequisite: some computer programming experience in any language.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CS 73N: The Business of the Internet

Preference to freshmen. Issues in Internet history, technology, and public policy are discussed as well as the Internet's impact on commerce, education, government, and health care. Writing for the web. Participants develop a substantial website.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

CS 74N: Digital Dilemmas

Preference to freshmen. Issues where policy decision making requires understanding computer and communications technology. Technology basics taught in non-technology terms. Topics include consumer privacy, government surveillance, file sharing and intellectual property, and electronic voting.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Dill, D. (PI)

CS 75N: Cell Phones, Sensors, and You

Focuses on the role of cell phones as the first prevalent wearable sensors that gather information about you that can be both useful and potentially harmful. Topics include the state of technology, sociological and privacy implications, potential governmental regulation, etc. Addresses omniscient "big brother" technology including radar guns and the recording devices that led to the Watergate scandal. Students will gather and compile information on topics and come to class ready to discuss and debate with formulated opinions.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Fedkiw, R. (PI)
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