Sets out the arithmetical rules that are involved in carrying out a life cycle assessment study. The authors (Leiden University) present a basic computational model for inventory analysis, explore how perturbation theory can be applied to statistically deal with uncertainty, and develop mathematical techniques for performing life cycle impact assessment and interpretation. Alternative methods for formulating the inventory problem and the basic principles of input- output analysis are also discussed. An appendix reviews the operations of matrix algebra. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Table of Contents
Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The basic model for inventory analysis. 3. The refined model for inventory analysis. 4. Advanced topics in inventory analysis*. 5. Relation with input-output analysis*. 6. Perturbation theory. 7. Structural theory. 8. Beyond the inventory analysis. 9. Further extensions*. 10. Issues of implementation*. A. Matrix algebra. B. Main terms and symbols. C. Matlab code for most important algorithms. References. Index.