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Fall 2013
Nov 30, 2021
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PHYS 0114 - The Science and Technology of Energy
Energy plays fundamental roles in society. Its use underlies improvements in the living standard; the consequences of its use are having a significant impact on the Earth’s climate; its scarcity in certain forms is a source of insecurity and political conflict. This course will introduce the fundamental laws that govern energy and its use. The physical concepts to be covered include mechanical energy, thermodynamics, the Carnot cycle, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics. The technological applications include wind, hydro, and geothermal energy, engines and fuels, electrical energy transmission and storage, solar energy and photovoltaics, nuclear reactors, and biomass. Enrollment limited to 20 first year students. FYS
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Primary Meeting

Physics Department

Course Attributes:
First Year Seminar

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      Semester Level 02
      Semester Level 01

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