PHYS 308 Spring 2013 Energy Science and Technology, Advanced Section (Q)

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. PHYS 308 is an advanced section of PHYS 108 "Energy Science and Technology" and is intended for students who have substantial background in college-level physics. It will include all of the material in PHYS 108, supplemented with more advanced readings and more challenging assignments.
Class Format: lecture once a week plus weekly confernce section
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly assignments, two hour tests, and a final project; all of these will be substantially quantitative
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Prerequisites: PHYS 201 and MATH 105 or 106
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Divisional Attributes: Division III,Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
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Enrollment Limit: 20
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 3228
PHYS308-01(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 MR 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Physics 205 3228
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