PHYS1211 Energy and Environmental Physics
Weeks 1-6: Professor Michael Ashley
Weeks 7-12: Dr Krystyna Wilk
Energy, Its Use and the Environment, R.A. Hinrichs and M. Kleinback. Thomson / Brooks-Cole.
Dr Krystyna Wilk
Course Description :
The topics covered in PHYS1211 are: Energy its uses and environmental impacts, thermodynamics, heat engines, heat transfer, solar radiation and its uses, properties of fluids, alternative energy sources, photons and atoms, photovoltaic energy, nuclear science and technology, environmental effects of natural and technological radiation sources, energy management.
The course is suitable as an elective or as a general education course.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Aviation program will also study PHYS1211 Energy & Environmental Physics in Semester 2 of their first year.
The syllabus is available here
5 hours per week:
3 x 1 hour lectures, 1 x 2 hour laboratory period
Students MUST pass each assessment component of the course, as well as completing ALL laboratory exercises, projects and quizzes in order to pass the course.
Laboratory Experiments and Projects
End of Semester Final Examination