ENVI 108
Energy Science and Technology Fall 2017
Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Cross-listed ENVI 108 / PHYS 108
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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.
The Class: Format: lecture twice a week, except five Thursdays when the class will break into two conference sections
Limit: 40
Expected: 40
Class#: 1565
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on weekly assignments, two hour tests, and a final project culminating in an oral presentation to the class; all of these will be substantially quantitative
Prerequisites: high school physics, high school chemistry, and mathematics at the level of MATH 130
Distributions: Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENVI 108 Division III PHYS 108 Division III
Attributes: ENVI Natural World Electives
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