Introduction to Energy Systems for the 21st Century
- Yip-Wah Chung
- Annenberg Hall G21 - MoWeFr 1:00PM - 1:50PM
- This survey course provides an overview of energy issues in the context of global sustainability. Energy demands for industrial, transportation, housing, and commercial uses are presented, and strategies for demand reduction are discussed.
Energy supply is presented from the points of view both of mature technologies (fossil and nuclear fuels, hydro power) and of upcoming renewable sources (solar, wind, geothermal, wave and tidal, and biomass). Issues associated with energy storage (batteries) and energy transport (smart grid) are discussed.
- While this course will address many technical and scientific aspects of energy, no prerequisite technical courses are required.
ISEN is committed to interdisciplinary education, making the spectrum of topics within the field of Energy & Sustainability accessible to any interested student at Northwestern.
- Guest speakersLectureOther: (See below:)
Professor Chung will be traveling for 1 week during the Fall quarter, dates TBD.
Normal MWF classes that week will be made up with a Tuesday 4-5pm class during weeks 2, 3 and 4.
No other Tuesday classes are scheduled during the quarter - this is NOT a regular lab section.
- Exams: x2, 50%
Group project: Presentation and report, 25%
Homework: x4 assignments, 25%
- Textbook: "Sustainable Energy without the Hot Air" by David MacKay
Downloadable free of charge from www.withouthotair.com/
Other readings will be posted to Blackboard.
- Natural Sciences Distro Area
Overview of class
Class Materials (Required)
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