Jun 21, 2024  
2014-15 Academic Catalog 
2014-15 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS-160 - Physics of Green Energy

4 credits
This is a physical science laboratory course for non-science majors in the study of alternative and renewable energy sources. Conservation of energy and energy efficiency are contemporary global topics. The student will gain broad practical knowledge of alternative energy production currently in use and alternative and renewable energy sources for use in tomorrow’s zero-emissions world. Students will be able to make better professional and personal decisions regarding the issues of energy and conservation. Areas of study will emphasize an overview about the technology of alternative energy devices such as: solar, wind, fuel cells, ocean wave power, and other forms of renewable “green” and sustainable electrical energy production. Also addressed are traditional conventional electrical energy sources such as: batteries, traditional electric generators, steam and gas turbines and nuclear power stations.

Prerequisite(s): ALGB-083  or ALGB-087  (C- or better) or placement at college level on math placement test and placement in DRG-092  and DWT-099 .

Corequisite(s): PHYS-160L

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

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