In A Simulated Lake System

In Chapter 5, we presented two basic models for the transport of pollutants in lake systems. We made a simple and bold assumption for both models—that the lake system being modeled was completely mixed upon the addition of our pollutant. As you can imagine, this completely mixed system is rarely the case in the real world, but it is an assumption that must be made unless you have the knowledge to model the system using numerical methods of analysis. But for simple systems our assumption can be appropriate and sufficient. In this laboratory exercise, we will look at three different "model" lake systems, each containing different degrees of mixing. Our physical system of a lake system is simple, but this exercise will illustrate how complicated mixing can be, even in a system as simple as a bucket.

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