PHYSICS 85S.01, Spring 2010

Course TitleENERGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY  
Class Time/Room MW 06:00 PM-07:15 PM Physics 298
Instructor(s) Teitsworth, Stephen
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Course DescriptionConcepts of energy from a scientific perspective for understanding problems of energy conversion, storage, and transmission in modern society. Topics include fundamental concepts (kinetic and potential energy, heat, basic thermodynamics, mass-energy equivalence), established power generation methods and their environmental impacts, emerging and proposed technologies (solar, wind, tidal, advanced fusion concepts). Final team project. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors from non-science majors are particularly encouraged to attend; no previous knowledge of physics is assumed. Instructor: Teitsworth