Using a Web Module to Teach Stochastic Modeling
In this paper we report on the development of a stochastic modeling course for chemical engineers in the fourth year of the Cambridge Chemical Engineering Syllabus. The general course structure is presented and an interactive Web module, which is used in the course, is presented in more detail. The central aim of the Web module is to enable students without knowledge of a programming language to gain hands-on experience testing a Monte Carlo algorithm. For this purpose two sets of reactions in a batch reactor are studied, one of which is the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction system, which shows oscillating behavior.