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PHYS 017 PO - Physics in Society: A Critical Analysis of Energy Policies

CrsNo PHYS017 PO

When Offered: Spring 2012.

Instructor(s): D. Tanenbaum

Analysis of solutions to the world’s demand for energy. The physical principles behind energy production and the rationality of these approaches, including an exploration of feasibility, cost, efficiency, resource depletion, environmental waste products, environmental impact, global accessibility and risks of potentially catastrophic failures. Topics discussed will include coal, gas, fission, fusion, hydro, solar, biofuels and energy storage.

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