Spring 2008


Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as PHYS-09


Larry R. Hunter (Section 01)


9. Energy. We will develop the concept of energy from a Physics perspective. We will introduce the various forms that energy can take and discuss the mechanisms by which it can be generated, transmitted, and transformed. The law of conservation of energy will be introduced both as a useful tool, and as an example of a fundamental physical law. The environmental and financial costs and benefits of various methods of energy generation and consumption will be discussed. Demonstrations and hands-on laboratory experiences will be an integral part of the course. Requisite: A working knowledge of high-school algebra, geometry and trigonometry. The course is intended for non-science majors and not for students who have either completed or intend to complete the equivalent of Physics 17 or Chemistry 10. Limited to 20 students. Second semester. Professor Hunter.