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Purpose of Studying

To transfer the knowledge and science to the students for the sustainable resources utilization, in order to get a good quality of life

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Definition of Environment

1. Common Definition
2. Legal Definition
3. Academic Definition

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Common Definition

Environment is everything surrounding us

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Surrounding Us - people center

People is the center of environment, the manager and the destroyer.

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Environment has no boundaries

Environment is united.
The smooth boundaries are only the separation of each elements due to the limiting factors.

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Legal Definition

Environment is human surroundings with form of the physical and ' biological ' condition including the natural and man-made things.

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Academics Definition

Environment is things form physical, biological, and 'social condition' that exists naturally or are man-made.

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General Characteristics of Environment

Man-made vs. Natural
Tangible vs. Intangible
Positive vs. Negative
Concrete vs. Abstract

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The Impacts of Environment for Our Life

Foods
Clothes
Medicine
Housing
Energy
Safety and Security
Convenient

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Classifying Environment

Structure (factors that construct)
Function

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Properties of Environment

The structures that affect the function; 7

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7 Properties of Environment

1. Unique characteristics
2. Unable to live alone
3. Depends on other environment
4. Harmony
5. Cause and impacts relationship
6. Difference level of resistances (range of tolerance) due to the external disturbances.
7. Always Change

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Level of Resistance

Physical Environment is more resistance to the biological environment.

The more complex the environment, the easier to be affected (less resistance).