Physics 161: Energy and The Environment Fall 1996

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Physics of Energy and The Environment

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UNITS:

UNIT 1

  1. Overview of the Problem
  2. The Nature of Electricity
  3. Generating Electricty
  4. Basic Mechanics
  5. Potential and Kinetic Energy
  6. Exponential Growth and Energy Usage
  7. Feedback Loops I
  8. Feedback Loops II
  9. The Hydrological Cycle

UNIT 2

  1. Fossil Fuels I
  2. Fossil Fuels II
  3. Fossil Fuels III
  4. The Greenhouse Effect
  5. Ozone Depletion
  6. CO2 Pollution
  7. Transportation and Fuel Savings
  8. Urbanization and Environment

UNIT 3

  1. Nuclear Energy Basics
  2. Nuclear Structure
  3. How a Reactor Works
  4. Nuclear Waste Management
  5. Risk and Hazard Management
  6. Energy Conservation + Flourescent Lighting
  7. Insulation in the Home