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8.21 The Physics of Energy, Fall 2008

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Show simple item record Jaffe, Robert L. en_US Taylor, Washington en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Fall 2008 en_US 2008-12
dc.identifier 8.21-Fall2008
dc.identifier local: 8.21
dc.identifier local: IMSCP-MD5-d2b2ae1be5dc706ddec34568206468a6
dc.description.abstract This course is designed to give you the scientific understanding you need to answer questions like - How much energy can we really get from wind? - How does a solar photovoltaic work? - What is an OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Converter) and how does it work? - What is the physics behind global warming? - What makes engines efficient? - How does a nuclear reactor work, and what are the realistic hazards? The course is designed for MIT sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to understand the fundamental laws and physical processes that govern the sources, extraction, transmission, storage, degradation, and end uses of energy. Special note about this course: The Physics of Energy is a new subject at MIT, offered for the first time in the Fall of 2008. The materials for the course, as such, are not yet ready for wider distribution. However, given the relevance of this topic worldwide, OCW is presenting a basic version of the course now to provide insight into how this subject is being developed at MIT. We expect to add more content after it is taught again in the Fall of 2009. en_US
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dc.subject energy en_US
dc.subject solar energy en_US
dc.subject wind energy en_US
dc.subject nuclear energy en_US
dc.subject biological energy sources en_US
dc.subject thermal energy en_US
dc.subject eothermal power en_US
dc.subject ocean thermal energy conversion en_US
dc.subject hydro power en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject energy storage en_US
dc.subject energy conservation en_US
dc.subject nuclear radiation en_US
dc.subject solar photovoltaic en_US
dc.subject OTEC en_US
dc.subject nuclear reactor en_US
dc.title 8.21 The Physics of Energy, Fall 2008 en_US
dc.title.alternative The Physics of Energy en_US

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