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PHYS 575A/B, Spring 2015 - Wilkes
Tuesdays: Meet in A-110 Physics-Astronomy
Thursdays: Online meeting (on-campus attendance optional), see instructions on course home page



Physics of Renewable Energy Last updated:
(preliminary: subject to change until class begins!)
All readings in Andrews & Jelley, Energy Science, 2nd Edition 2013
4/9/15
week date day topic text
1 3/31/15 Tues Introduction, review of basic thermodynamics Ch. 1; 2.1-2.5
  4/2/15 Thurs Thermal cycles; examples and applications 2.5-2.11
2 4/7/15 Tues Thermodynamics; Review of fluid mechanics 3.8-3.14, Ch. 4
  4/9/15 Thurs Dams and hydroelectric power 5.1-5.7, 11.1-11.7
3 4/14/15 Tues Tidal and wave power 5.8-5.21
  4/16/15 Thurs Wind power  Ch 6
4 4/21/15 Tues The Sun and solar energy Ch 7
  4/23/15 Thurs Electrical energy storage 11.8-11.18
5 4/28/15 Tues Biomass
Report 1 proposal due!
Ch 8
  4/30/15 Thurs Review of nuclear physics 9.1-9.3, notes
6 5/5/15 Tues fission reactors 9.4-9.11
  5/7/15 Thurs Fusion power ch 10
7 5/12/15 Tues student reports: #1 due
Report 2 proposal due!
slides
  5/14/15 Thurs more student reports #1 slides
8 5/19/15 Tues Guest lecture: Discovery of CMB  J. Peebles
  5/21/15 Thurs more student reports #1 slides
9 5/26/15 Tues Societal impacts of energy choices Ch. 12
  5/28/15 Thurs student reports: #2 due slides
10 6/2/15 Tues more student reports #2 slides
  6/4/15 Thurs more student reports #2 slides
      No final exam - class is over after 6/4/2015  

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