ENVI 108 Spring 2013 Energy Science and Technology (Q)

Cross Listed as PHYS108
Energy use has skyrocketed in the United States and elsewhere in the world, causing significant economic and political shifts, as well as concerns for the environment. This course will address the physics and technology of energy generation, consumption, and conservation. It will cover a wide range of energy sources, including fossil fuels, hydropower, solar energy, wind energy, and nuclear energy. We will discuss energy use in transportation, manufacturing, building heating, and building lighting. Students will learn to compare the efficiencies and environmental impacts of various energy sources and uses.
Class Format: lecture once a week plus weekly conference section
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on weekly assignments, two hour tests, and a final project; all of these will be substantially quantitative
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Prerequisites: high school physics, high school chemistry, and mathematics at the level of MATH 103
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Divisional Attributes: Division III, Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
Other Attributes: ENVI Natural World Electives
Enrollment Limit: 40
Expected Enrollment: 30
Class Number: 3182
ENVI108-01(S) LEC Energy Science & Technology (Q) Division 3: Science and MathematicsQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Jefferson Strait
MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Physics 205 3182
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