ET 841 - The Science of Energy and Power in the Modern World-also take ET842 for lab science

Overview

Description

This course examines the science and technology of energy and how humans use it on a daily basis. Topics include: importance of energy in modern society; how energy is used in food production, materials, manufacturing, transportation, communications, lighting, heating and cooling; the relationship between various forms of energy and greenhouse gases; individual and societal conservation methods and their economical and environmental impact; the laws of thermodynamics and equations relating energy, work and power; the electrical grid and elementary home and auto wiring; the pn junction and active and passive solar technology; wind, hydro, wave, geo and ocean thermal renewable energy schemes; the fuel cell and the new generation of electromechanical propulsion; and the Law of Conservation of Energy

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Undergraduate

Requirement Designation

Required Core - Life and Physical Sciences

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Requisites

None

Course Schedule

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