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SES # TOPICS
Introduction
1 Introduction
Part I – energy and its uses
2 Units and scales of energy use
3 Mechanical energy and transport
4 Heat energy: conversion between heat and mechanical energy
5 Electromagnetic energy: storage, conversion, transmission and radiation
6 Quantum mechanics I: basic principles and energy quantization
7 Energy in chemical systems and processes, flow of CO2
8 Entropy and temperature
9 Heat engines
10 Internal combustion engines
11 Conversion I: phase change energy conversion, refrigeration and heat pumps.
12 Conversion II: steam and gas power cycles, the physics of power plants.
Part II – sources of energy
13 Fundamental forces in the universe
14 Quantum mechanics II: quantum mechanics relevant for nuclear physics
15 Nuclear I: nuclear forces, energy scales and structure
16 Nuclear II: nuclear binding energy systematics, reactions and decays
17 Nuclear III: nuclear fusion
18 Nuclear IV: nuclear fission and fission reactor physics
19 Nuclear V: nuclear fission reactor design, safety, operation and fuel cycles
20 The flow of energy in the universe
21 Solar I: solar radiation
22 Solar II: absorption and thermal utilization
23 Solar III: solar-thermal electricity
24 Solar IV: photovoltaics
25 Solar V: advanced PV, overview
26 Biological energy sources and fossil fuels
27 Wind I: fluid dynamics and power in the wind, available resources
28 Wind II: more about fluids, viscosity, types of fluid flow, lift
29 Wind III: wind turbine dynamics and design, wind farms
30 Geothermal power and ocean thermal energy conversion
31 Tidal/wave/hydro power
Part III – systems and synthesis
32 Nuclear radiation, fuel cycles, waste and proliferation
33 Climate change I
34 Climate change II
35 Climate change III
36 Energy storage
37 Energy conservation
38 Summary and conclusions