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PHYS 575, Winter 2012 - Wilkes

Tuesdays: Meet in A-114 Physics-Astronomy
Thursdays: Online meeting, see instructions on course home page

PHYS 575 W2010 Wilkes
Physics of Renewable Energy
Last updated:
(preliminary: subject to change!) 2/16/12



All readings in Andrews & Jelley  JW away,
online only
week date day topic text
1 1/3/12 Tues Introduction, review of basic thermodynamics Ch. 1; 2.1-2.3
  1/5/12 Thurs Thermal cycles; examples and applications 2.4-2.14
2 1/10/12 Tues Review of fluid mechanics Ch. 3
  1/12/12 Thurs Dams and hydroelectric power 4.1-4.5; 10.1-10.5
3 1/17/12 Tues Tidal power 4.6-4.12
  1/19/12 Thurs wave power 4.13-4.15
4 1/24/12 Tues Wind power concepts (ONLINE ONLY)
5.1-5.4
  1/26/12 Thurs Wind power: examples and applications (ONLINE ONLY)
5.5-5.16
5 1/31/12 Tues The Sun and solar energy 6.1, notes
  2/2/12 Thurs Photovoltaic and other direct conversion 6.2-6.12
6 2/7/12 Tues Biomass sources Ch 7
  2/9/12 Thurs Review of nuclear physics 8.1-8.2, notes
7 2/14/12 Tues student reports I
slides
  2/16/12 Thurs more student reports slides
8 2/21/12 Tues more student reports slides
  2/23/12 Thurs Review of nuclear physics; fission reactors
8.3-8.11, Ch. 9
9 2/28/12 Tues Energy storage: batteries, flywheels, fuel cells 10.6-10.14
  3/1/12 Thurs Special topics (TBD) and student reports II
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10 3/6/12 Tues more student reports -
  3/8/12 Thurs more student reports
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No final exam - class is over after 3/11/09



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