May 25, 2020
SCI 132H - Energy and Our World
Credits: Four (4)
This course will survey the significant chemical
and physical concepts related to energy usage. An
initial introduction to energy mechanics and the
laws of thermodynamics, applied to ‘real-world’
situations, will be given. Present modes of
energy generation and usage will be discussed and
related to environmental considerations.
Significant time will be spent with an assessment
of energy sources. These include fossil fuel,
solar, nuclear, geothermal and biomass sources.
The course will have lab components woven into
the course. Physics and chemistry laboratory
experiences will illustrate topics covered in the
class. Emphasis in the lab learning exercises
will be placed on classical mechanics and energy,
thermodynamics, and biofuel experiments.