Energy 101: The Big Picture

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Energy 101 focuses on the big energy picture giving perspective and context to the details one reads in the daily onslaught of energy news in the headlines. As the number 101 indicates, there are no pre-requisites and no particular training or background needed. The course will review the driving forces of energy used in transportation, building heating and cooling, electrical loads and manufacturing. The current facts and trends of the resulting demands placed on coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, biomass, solar and wind used to meet these energy demands are then covered. The technologies and characteristics of different energy processes and infrastructure used to convert the renewable, fossil, and nuclear energy into the desired form necessary to accomplish a given task are then described. Economics is always a part of the discussion. The natural laws of thermodynamics limiting these processes are described, as well as future technol... Energy 101 focuses on the big energy picture giving perspective and context to the details one reads in the daily onslaught of energy news in the headlines. As the number 101 indicates, there are no pre-requisites and no particular training or background needed. The course will review the driving forces of energy used in transportation, building heating and cooling, electrical loads and manufacturing. The current facts and trends of the resulting demands placed on coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, biomass, solar and wind used to meet these energy demands are then covered. The technologies and characteristics of different energy processes and infrastructure used to convert the renewable, fossil, and nuclear energy into the desired form necessary to accomplish a given task are then described. Economics is always a part of the discussion. The natural laws of thermodynamics limiting these processes are described, as well as future technologies and their potential.
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8 years, 1 month ago
Very easy course, but also informative. There were some minor errors in the lectures, but the professor corrected them as he went. Professor was involved in the forums. You learn about N. American energy usage data/statistics, and the different forms of energy and their corresponding technologies. "Global Sustainable Energy: Past, Present and Future" is an excellent complimentary course.
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8 years, 1 month ago
I had some general knowledge, I learned a lot from this class, The professor was very knowledgeable, he was not like some teachers who had to use notes or read off computer screens to teach. It was presented in a very easy to learn manner. This course exceeded my expectations. There was nothing that I disliked about this course.
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8 years, 1 month ago
It was an introductory course.No prereqs.No advanced stuff. You can learn some basic principles of energy,and some general idea about the field.No math or physics needed. The professor participated in the forums and tried to answer the problems of the students. The only thing that was in the cons for me was that the course was mostly about the USA.It was a course from an USA university so it was no surpise,but it could be more global in the lectures(the prof. understand this as the course advanced) There are not many courses in energy at the moment,so it is a very nice and easy course as an introductory to the field.
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