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Fall 2022 Sustainability Science PS5120 section 001

Call Number 13291
Day & Time
M 6:10pm-8:00pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Jonathan Hollander
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Students are expected to have completed a year of high school physics and chemistry.  It would be best to have also taken college level physics and chemistry. Renewable energy is generated from natural processes that are continuously replenished.  Aside from geothermal and tidal power, solar radiation is the ultimate source of renewable energy.  In order to have a sustainable environment and economy, CO2 emissions must be reduced (and eventually stopped).  This requires that the fossil fuel based technologies underlying our present electricity generation and transportation systems be replaced by renewable energy.  In addition, the transition to renewable technologies will move nations closer to energy independence and thereby reduce geopolitical tensions associated with energy trading. This course begins with a review of the basics of electricity generation and the heat engines that are the foundation of our current energy systems.  This course will emphasize the inherent inefficiency associated with the conversion of thermal energy to electrical and mechanical energy. The course then covers the most important technologies employed to generate renewable energy.  These are hydroelectric, wind, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, geothermal, biomass/biofuel, tidal and wave power. The course ends with a description of energy storage technologies, energy markets and possible pathways to a renewable energy future.
Web Site Vergil
Department Sustainability Technology
Enrollment 15 students (15 max) as of 3:09PM Thursday, August 18, 2022
Status Full
Subject Sustainability Science
Number PS5120
Section 001
Division School of Professional Studies
Open To SIPA, Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Note Cross Registration begins September 2, 2022
Section key 20223SUSC5120K001

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