The simple physics of energy use /

As a society we use energy for climate control and lighting in buildings, moving people and goods from one place to another and making things. This book uses simple classical physics (mechanics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism) to quantitatively review sources of energy and how we use them. Full description

Main Author: Rez, Peter,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition: First Edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Energy and society
  • Part I Controlling the indoor environment : Buildings ; Electrical power generation : fossil fuels ; Nuclear power generation ; Electrical power distribution ; Electrical power generation : renewables
  • solar and wind ; Electrical power generation : hydroelectricity, tides, and pumped storage
  • Part II Moving people and things around : Transportation : fuel energies ; Ground transportation : road and rail ; Air transportation ; Ground transportation : ships
  • Part III Making stuff : Materials that come from the earth ; Agriculture
  • things that are grown ; Embodied energy and energy return on investment
  • Summary : what should be done ?

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