Jan/25/16, 3 : 37 PM Homework 1 Page 1 of 4 1. Match the scenario with the conversion between energy forms involved. A. A battery supplies the electricity to spin the motor in an electric toothbrush. B. A star shines in space. C. A plant's leaf makes sugar in the afternoon. D. A cell phone is plugged in overnight and its battery is recharged. E. A bowling ball descends from the top of the back-swing and contacts the floor smoothly. F. I eat a bagel and fall asleep for nine hours. G. The spinning armature in a generator pushes electrons through a wire. H. A lab attendant cooks up a batch of a chemical compound. I. Very hot, high pressure steam spins a turbine. J. The pads in a car's disk brakes slow the car and get hot. K. A power company pumps water from a river up into a mountain lake. E Potential to Kinetic G Kinetic to Electrical F Chemical to Heat K Kinetic to Potential A Chemical to Electrical J Kinetic to Heat I Heat to Kinetic D Electrical to Chemical B Heat to Radiant C Radiant to Chemical H Heat to Chemical 2.
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Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering (EGEE)
EGEE 101 (GN) (MATSE 101) Energy and the Environment (3) Energy utilization and technological development, energy resources, conversion and consequences on the local and global environment, and future energy alternatives.
EGEE (MATSC) 101 Energy and the Environment (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
Energy is the life-blood of any society. The information and principles learnt in this course will allow the students to make sound judgments in the area of "personal energy choices." There is increasing concern about the influence of human activities, particularly energy use, on global climate change. This has an impact on global business aspects. Students in all walks of life need to be exposed to the basic concepts to appreciate the positions of policymakers, scientists, and industry over the interrelationship between greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change. The students will acquire knowledge, which will enable them to critically evaluate any energy-related concerns of the society. This is important for any college graduate for responsible citizenship and stewardship.
The main objectives of this course are to: provide basic understanding and appreciation of energy and environmental concepts and interconnectedness; analyze energy consumption patterns; discuss various energy resources that power the modern society; examine the energy conversion processes; explore interrelationships between energy use and industrial progress and environmental consequences; discuss future energy alternatives.
Student performance will be evaluated continuously through homework assignments, exams, group activities, class participation and a final examination. Position papers or term papers may be used in lieu of homework assignments in some sections. This course is a stand-alone General Education course. The course is currently offered in four sections every semester (Spring and Fall) with a total target enrollment of approximately 200-250 students per semester.
General Education: GN
Bachelor of Arts: Natural Sciences
Effective: Fall 2007
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.