Problems

1.1 Assume that from 1985 on the only significant sources of fuel are:

1. coal (direct combustion),

3. synthetic liquid fuel (from coal), and

4. natural gas.

Sources a, b, and c are assumed to follow the market penetration rule: f ln 1—f = at + b where f is the fraction of the market supplied by the fuel in question and t is the year (expressed as 1988, for instance, not as simply 88). The coefficients are:

a b for coal: —0.0475, 92.14; for oil: —0.0436, 86.22.

The above coefficients are derived from historical data up to

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