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Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Course Catalog 
Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYSC 165 - Principles of Energy

3 credits

An introduction to the production and use of conventional and alternative energy resources. Topics include renewable energy resources (solar, wind, hydro, biomass, geothermal), passive and active solar energy building designs and home energy efficiency, nuclear power and fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas). Modern approaches to energy efficiency and electricity production and storage (e.g., hydrogen fuel cells) and the effects of energy use on the environment will also be examined.

Offered every fall and spring semester.