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Spring 2016-2017
MAE 328 / EGR 328 / ENV 328 / ENE 328 (STN)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Energy for a Greenhouse-Constrained World

Julia Mikhailova

This course will overview energy technologies for sustainable development. Physics of greenhouse effect and projected climate changes are reviewed. Majority of lectures focus on understanding principles and design of sustainable, green, and renewable energy conversion systems, including solar photoelectric, thermal, wind, biomass, and nuclear energies, as well as capture and storage of fossil-fuel carbon. Energy storage and efficient energy use are also considered. Intersections of energy with economic development, local environmental quality, and human behavior are touched upon.

Sample reading list:
David J.C. Mackay, Sustainable Energy-without the hot air.
UIT Cambridge Ltd., 2009
David S. Ginley, David Cahen, Ed., Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental
Sustainability, Cambridge University Press, 2011
Francis Vanke, Louis Albright, Largus Angenent, Energy Systems Engineering:Evaluation and Implementation
Third Edition, McGraw-Hill Education, 2016

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly reading and problem sets.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 10%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Freshman physics and prior coursework in thermodynamics are required. Students from any department are welcome in the course. Graduate students are welcome..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43038 L01 9:00 am - 9:50 am M W F   Andlinger Center   017   Enrolled:14 Limit:30