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Mathematics in sustainable development

Code: MA566 | L-T-P-C: 3-0-0-6

An overview of sustainable development; System methodologies, ideas and representation of systems, state space representation; Decisions and multi-criteria optimization, optimization, decision making, multi-criteria problems, decision support methods; Uncertainty and fuzzy systems, fuzzy sets and operations; Case studies: reduction of domestic waste, water management, transport decision making, climate change.


  1. Marion Hersh and Ileana Hamburg, Mathematical Modelling for Sustainable Development, Environmental Engineering, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2006
  2. John N. Mordeson and Sunil Mathew, Sustainable Development Goals: Analysis by Mathematics of Uncertainty, Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, Springer International Publishing, 2021


  1. Zigurds Krishans, Anna Mutule, Yuri Merkuryev and Irina Oleinikova, Dynamic Management of Sustainable Development Methods for Large Technical Systems, Springer-Verlag London, 2011
  2. Michel De Lara and Luc Doyen, Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, Environmental Science and Engineering, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2008