Energy and Environmental Physics - Session 2 Only
way modern society uses (and abuses) energy is the source
of many of today's environmental problems, with air pollution
and global warming being the best known. The laws of Physics
say many important things about energy, from its overall conservation,
to the modes by which it can be converted from one form to
another, and the limits to the efficiency of such conversion
processes. This course will look at the primary sources of
energy available for human use (fossil fuels, solar, nuclear
and alternatives), key conversion processes, and some of the
environmental impacts of this use.
course comprises 5 hours of formal class time per week: 3 x 1 hour
lectures, 1 x 2 hour workshop-tutorial (including laboratory,
project work and discussions).
- Part 1: Weeks 1-4 Dr. Jeremy Bailey
- Part 2: Weeks 5-8 Dr. Krystyna Wilk
- Part 3: Weeks 9-12 Prof. Michael Ashley
Refer to Lecture Times
The prescribed text for the course is:
PRESCRIBED TEXT: Energy, Its Use and the Environment, R.A.
Hinrichs and M. Kleinback. Thomson / Brooks-Cole.