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Spring 2010-2011
* MAE 328 / EGR 328 / ENV 328  

Energy for a Greenhouse-Constrained World

Eric D. Larson

This course addresses, in technical detail, the challenge of changing the future global energy system to accommodate environmental constraints. Energy production strategies are emphasized, including renewable energy, solar, wind, nuclear fission and fusion, the capture and storage of fossil-fuel carbon, and energy storage strategies. Efficient energy use is also considered, as well as intersections of energy with economic development, international security, local environmental quality, and human behavior and values.

Sample reading list:
Rubin, E.S., Introduction to Engineering and the Environment
Johansson, T.B. et. al., Renewable Energy: Sources for Fuels and Electricity
Bodansky, D., Nuclear Power
Eliasson, B. et. al., Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly problem sets, term paper.

Final Exam - 30%
Other Exam - 20%
Term Paper(s) - 30%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Freshman physics requirement. In addition, it is suggested that students have some coursework in thermodynamics or its equivalent but not required. Students from all departments of the University are welcome and are permitted in the course..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42893 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:19 Limit:35