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PHYS 214       (3-0-3)            Principles of Energy


Introduction to modern energy concepts and associated problems.  Brief historical survey of energy sources and use - Classical energy resources:  hydro, fossil - Energy consumption, analysis of energy sectors - energy conversation - energy storage - Alternative energy resources: wind, geothermal. Wave, nuclear, solar.  Energy and the environment.  The course is supplemented by:  (a) relevant film loops (b) relevant projects prepared explained and defended by the student.


Prerequisite: PHYS 102.