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Energy - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-1111990831

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ISBN13: 978-1111990831
ISBN10: 1111990832
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 13
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2013
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Energy - 5TH 13 edition

ISBN13: 978-1111990831

Roger Hinrichs

ISBN13: 978-1111990831
ISBN10: 1111990832
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 13
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2013
International: No
Summary

What is the impact of such energy issues as global warming, radioactive waste, and municipal solid waste on the individual and society? ENERGY: ITS USE AND THE ENVIRONMENT answers these questions, emphasizing the physical principles behind energy and its effects on our environment, and explaining the basic physical principles behind the use of energy, including the study of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and atomic and nuclear physics. By placing energy issues within the context of everyday examples and asking you to define and support critical arguments, ENERGY: ITS USE AND THE ENVIRONMENT offers a provocative approach to this crucial issue.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Energy Mechanics. 3. Conservation of Energy. 4. Heat and Work. 5. Home Energy Conservation and Heat-Transfer Control. 6. Solar Energy: Characteristics and Heating. 7. Energy from Fossil Fuels. 8. Air Pollution and Energy Use. 9. Global Warming and Thermal Pollution. 10. Electricity: Circuits and Superconductors. 11. Electromagnetism and the Generation of Electricity. 12. Electricity from Solar, Wind, and Hydro. 13. The Building Blocks of Matter: 14. Nuclear Power: Fission. 15. Effects and Uses of Radiation. 16. Future Energy Alternatives: Fusion. 17. Biomass: From Plants to Garbage. 18. Tapping the Earth's Heat: Geothermal Energy. 19. A National and Personal Commitment. Appendix A: Units of Measurement and Powers of Ten Notation. Appendix B: Conversions and Equivalencies. Appendix C: Home Heating Analysis. Appendix D: Insolation and Temperature Data for Selected U.S. Cities. Appendix E: World Energy Consumption, 2009. Appendix F: U.S. Consumption of Energy by Source, 1949-2009. Appendix G: U.S. Energy Intensity, 1970-2009. Glossary. Index.

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