Spring 2023 - PHYS 346 D100
Energy and the Environment (3)
Class Number: 7549
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
1 778 782-4736
Prerequisites:CHEM 120 or 121; PHYS 102 or 121 or 126 or 141; MATH 152 or 155; all with a minimum grade of C-.
The physical principles and limitations of renewable energy source utilization and energy conversion. A quantitative introduction to energy conversion and storage systems, including solar power and heating; wind, tidal, geothermal, hydroelectric and nuclear power, hydrogen technology, electrical and mechanical energy storage. Quantitative.
- In class activities 10%
- Home assigments 30%
- Midterm exams (2): 10% each or 20% for the top exam score 20%
- Final project 40%
There will be no final exam in PHYS 346. Students will work in small groups on a final project, which they will present in class during the last two weeks of the term. For grading purposes, the instructor will weigh individual learning and performance as well as group learning and performance, and will include periodic assessments to ensure that groups make good progress throughout the term.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
The Physics of Energy by Robert L. Jaffe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Washington Taylor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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Department Undergraduate Notes:
Students who cannot write their exam during the course's scheduled exam time must request accommodation from their instructor in writing, clearly stating the reason for this request, within one week of the final exam schedule being posted.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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