ENGR 123 - Energy and the Environment

The course examines the core concepts of energy and power technologies. A hands-on laboratory will examine how refrigerators, swamp coolers, generators, turbines, car engines and solar panels work. The class covers how electricity from fossil fuels is generated and transported, and the status of the technology behind harnessing geothermal resources, solar power, fuel cells, wind power, and biomass energy. Students will be introduced to the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics, trade-off charts and the design process. The cultural, social, and economic impacts of energy production are discussed as well as their effects on the environment. (This course is limited to non-majors or students with Freshman or Sophomore standing and it fulfills the core-area in natural science in the Natural Science and Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.)
Fee Assessment ENGR, Short form IDEA evaluation, School of Ed Transfer Course, UG Core Natural Lab Science
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