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PHYS 4515 The Physics of Conventional and Alternative Energy (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

PHYS4416 is a three-credit, elective course designed for junior and senior Physics majors. The course consists of an overview of the entire field of energy, presented with attention to the mathematical, physical and economic principles needed to assess the feasibility and desirability of each source. It will also go into the most detail with respect to renewable sources, but there are also sections on nuclear power and fossil fuels. The course assumes an understanding of basic physics, and it strives to address energy problems on a mathematical level at the level of first year calculus.


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Last Updated: 28-Feb-14