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    Apr 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

PHYS 1110 - Energy, Environment, and the Economy (with Lab)

Goals: To investigate, for nonscience students, availability of energy in the world, environmental concerns, and the supply-demand aspects of our nation’s economy.

Content: Conceptual understanding and measurement of relevant physical quantities; the impact of fossil fuels, nuclear power, solar and other “alternative” forms of energy on air and water quality; the economy and lifestyles; the fragile world energy balance; research in energy and various models for extrapolation into the future.

Prerequisite: High school algebra

NOTE: Students must concurrently register for a lecture and a corresponding 0-credit lab section of this course.

Credits: 4