Delaware Chapter, ASA

Dinner Meeting: October 2003

Speaker: Dr. Bruce H. Stanley
DuPont Crop Protection
Stine-Haskell Research Center

The Moment Generating Function As A Useful Tool in Understanding Random Effects on First-Order Environmental Dissipation Processes


Many physical and, thus, environmental processes follow first-order kinetics, where the rate of change of a substance is proportional to its concentration. The rate of change may be affected by a variety of factors, such as temperature or light intensity, that follow a probability distribution. The moment generating function provides a quick method to estimate the mean and variance of the process through time. This allows valuable insights for environmental risk assessment or process optimization.

The PowerPoint slides for Dr. Stanley's presentation is available on line.
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2003

Social hour -- 6:00 pm
Dinner -- 6:30 pm
Speaker -- 7:15 pm

Newark Holiday Inn
Oliver's Restaurant map

Appetizer: Vegetable soup
Salad: Caesar salad
Entree: Broiled flounder stuffed with Crab Imperial
Dessert: Parfait

$25 for members, $15 for students ($5 for talk only)



Lidia Rejto by Tuesday, October 14, 2003.
Phone: 302-831-8034
Fax: 302-831-6243
Email: Lidia Rejto.

If you desire a vegetarian meal, please so indicate in your RSVP.

Please note: Be sure to RSVP by this date, to assure a meal is reserved for you.

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