PHYS 1124: Energy and the Environment

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 2.0 h
Credits 4.0

Course Description

This course is a quantitative examination of current energy use, resource limitations and environmental impacts, and possible future energy scenarios. The course examines the global energy context, energy fundamentals, current major energy sources such as fossil fuels, hydroelectricity, and nuclear energy, as well as rapidly developing sustainable energy sources such as solar, wind, tidal, ocean thermal, biomass, and geothermal. Energy conservation, individual actions, and energy plans and policies are also examined. Quantitative labs and field trips support the development of the concepts

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "B" grade in Physics 12; a minimum "C" grade in PHYS 1118; a score of 80 on the Physics Diagnostic Test; or permission of the department.

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