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Energy : Its Use and the Environment - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0030318344

Cover of Energy : Its Use and the Environment 3RD 02 (ISBN 978-0030318344)
ISBN13: 978-0030318344
ISBN10: 0030318343

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
Published: 2002
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Energy : Its Use and the Environment - 3RD 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0030318344

Roger A. Hinrichs and Merlin Kleinbach

ISBN13: 978-0030318344
ISBN10: 0030318343

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

ENERGY: ITS USE AND THE ENVIRONMENT, Third Edition is an introductory textbook that emphasizes the physical principles behind energy and its effects on our environment. It can be used in physics, technology, physical science, and environmental science courses for non-science majors. Many of the standard topics found in introductory physics textbooks are included. As a result, this book can be used as the text in a conceptual physics course with energy as the central theme. Much of the pedagogy used comes from a one-semester general education course the authors have taught at State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oswego, over the past 20 years. No math or other science prerequisite is necessary.

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION.
Energy: An Initial Definition. Energy Use and the Environment. Our Earth - Then and Now. Energy Use Patterns. Energy Resources. Energy in China. Exponential Growth and Resource Depletion. Oil: A Critical Resource. Energy Conservation. Economic and Environmental Considerations. The Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change. Future Scenarios. The Green Games, 2000 Questions.

2. ENERGY MECHANICS.
Introduction. Forms of Energy and Energy Conversions. Motion. Energy Losses in a Car. Energy and Work. Examples of Work and Energy. Power. Energy Use in India. Summary. Special Topic: Newton's Laws of Motion.

3. CONSERVATION OF ENERGY.
Introduction. Conservation of Energy Principle. Energy Conversion Examples. Energy Conversion Efficiencies. Energy Use in Developing Countries. Sustainable Development. A Barrel, A Calorie, A Btu? Energy Equivalencies. Summary.

4. HEAT AND WORK.
Introduction. Heat and Work and the First Law of Thermodynamics. Temperature and Heat. Heat Transfer Principles. Heat Engines. The Second Law of Thermodynamics. Summary.

5. HOME ENERGY CONSERVATION AND HEAT-TRANSFER CONTROL.
Introduction. Building Materials. House Insulation and Heating Calculations. Site Selection. Impact of Energy Conservation Measures. Cooling. Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps. Summary.

6. SOLAR ENERGY: CHARACTERISTICS AND HEATING.
Introduction. Characteristics of Incident Solar Radiation. History of Solar Heating. Early 20th-Century Egyptian Solar Power Plant. Overview of Solar Heating Today. Solar Domestic Hot Water. Solar Water Heater Performance. Passive Solar Space Heating Systems. Active Solar Space Heating Systems. Thermal Energy Storage. Summary.

7. ENERGY FROM FOSSIL FUELS.
Introduction. Resource Terminology. Oil. Pipeline Politics in the Former Soviet Union. Oil Spills. Oil from Alaska: Past, Present sand Future Dilemmas. Natural Gas. Coal: An Expanding Role. Future Sources of Oil. Summary. Special Topic: Physics of Oil and Gas Exploration.

8. AIR POLLUTION AND ENERGY USE.
Introduction. Eastern Europe and the Environment. Properties and Motion of the Atmosphere. Air Pollutants and Their Sources. Air Pollution and the Third World. Air Quality Standards. 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. Automobile Emission Control Devices. Mass Transit. Stationary Source Air Pollution Control Systems. Summary.

9. GLOBAL WARMING, OZONE DEPLETION, AND WASTE HEAT.
Introduction. Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect. Carbon Taxes. Africa and Global Warming. Ozone Depletion. Thermal Pollution. Ecological Effects of Thermal Pollution. Cooling Towers and Ponds. Using Waste Heat. Summary.

10. ELECTRICITY: CIRCUITS AND SUPERCONDUCTORS.
Introduction to "Electrification". Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry. Managing Energy Demand. Electrical Charges and Currents. Batteries and Electric Vehicles. Common Batteries. Ohm's Law. Superconductivity. Elementary Circuits. Electrical Power. Pricing Electrical Energy Use. Edison Mazda Lamps, Circa 1925. Fuel Cells. Summary. Special Topic: Electrostatics.

11. ELECTROMAGNETISM AND THE GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY.
Magnetism. The Generation of Electricity. Transmission of Electrical Energy. Standard Steam-Electric Generating Plant Cycle. Cogeneration. Summary.

12. ELECTRICITY FROM SOLAR, WIND, AND HYDRO.
Introduction. Solar Cell Principles. PV Car: "The Sunraycer." Cell Manufacture. Photovoltaic Systems and Economics. Pumping Water. Wind Energy. Hydropower. Small-Scale Hydroelectric Systems. Solar Thermal Electric Facilities. Summary.

13. THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF MATTER: THE ATOM AND ITS NUCLEUS.
The Atomic Hypothesis. Building Blocks of the Atom. Energy Levels. Nuclear Structure. Radioactivity. Nuclear Glue or Binding Energy. The Joy of Atom-Smashing, or Nuclear Reactions. Radon. Fission. Summary. Special Topic: The Periodic Table.

14. NUCLEAR POWER: FISSION.
Introduction. Chain Reactions. Assembling a Nuclear Reactor. Types of Light Water Reactors. The Nuclear Fuel Cycle. Japan and Plutonium. Radioactive Wastes. Monuments for the Future. Decommissioning. Radioactive Releases. Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Nuclear Safety. Alternate Reactor Designs. Nuclear Proliferation. Post Cold-War Proliferation. Environmental and Economic Summary of Nuclear Power. Summary. Special Topic: Radiation Detection Instruments.

15. EFFECTS AND USES OF RADIATION.
Introduction. Radiation Dose. Biological Effects of Radiation. America's Nuclear Secrets: "Was It Justified?" Background Radiation, Including Radon. Radiation Standards. Medical and Industrial Uses of Radiation. Food Irradiation. Radiation Protection. Summary.

16. FUTURE ENERGY ALTERNATIVES: FUSION.
Potential for Fusion Power. Energy from the Stars: The Fusion Process. Conditions for Fusion. Magnetic Confinement Fusion Reactors. Laser-Induced Fusion. Cold Fusion. The Outlook for Fusion. Summary.

17. BIOMASS: FROM PLANTS TO GARBAGE.
Introduction. Municipal Solid Waste. Biomass Conversion. Brazil's Ethanol Program. Wood Combustion. Energy Plantations. Food, Fuel, Famine. Summary.

18. TAPPING THE EARTH'S HEAT: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY.
Introduction. Origin and Nature of Geothermal Energy. Hydrothermal Systems. Geothermal Exploration and Resources. Low Temperature Geothermal Resources. Environmental Impacts. Summary.

19. A NATIONAL AND PERSONAL COMMITMENT.

Appendixes.
Glossary.
Index.

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