Contemporary Issues in Energy
This course introduces the student to contemporary issues in energy in Australia. Provision of energy for residential, industrial and transport use in an environmentally responsible way to both urban and remote areas provides a severe test for Australia. The course will examine the tradeoffs necessary in providing the mix of strategies for energy delivery by outlining the physics and chemistry underlying energy provision, energy storage and environmental effects as well as critically examining material from a variety of sources, including web-based information and government commissioned reports, on contemporary energy options.
|Faculty||Faculty of Science and Information Technology|
|School||School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences|
Trimester 1 - 2014
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
The course will cover ” the basic science and application of conventional and alternative energy sources ie coal, hydroelectric, wind and wave, photovoltaic, solar-thermal, nuclear. ” the basic science related to energy storage batteries and hydrogen ” the science underlying issues arising from the above energy sources ie the greenhouse effect and CO2 sequestration, environmental degradation, storage of nuclear waste.
|Assumed Knowledge||Arithmetic and algebra up to and including logarithmic and exponential functions. Knowledge of calculus is not required.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Email Discussion Group
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for PHYS6010|