The Simple Physics of Energy Use

The Simple Physics of Energy Use

by Peter Rez

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ISBN-13: 9780198802303
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/21/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 849,963
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Peter Rez, Professor, Department of Physics, Arizona State University, UK

Peter Rez completed his bachelors degree in Cambridge, and his PhD on Theory of Electron Scattering in Electron Microscopy, in Oxford. He has worked in industry (Kevex, VG Microscopes) on computer control and data acquisition in electron microscopy. He's been a professor at Arizona State since 1985. His interests have broadened to include general condensed matter theory as applied to batteries and strength of materials, radiation physics as applied to medical physics and radiation detectors, biomineralization and biophysics. This book came about from the author's interest in energy policy, another area where science and policy making collide.

Table of Contents

1. Energy and Society
PART I: Controlling the Indoor Environment
2. Buildings
3. Electrical Power Generation: Fossil Fuels
4. Nuclear Power Generation
5. Electrical Power Distribution
6. Electrical Power Generation: Renewables - Solar and Wind
7. Electrical Power Generation: Hydroelectric, Tides, Pumped Storage
PART II: Moving People and Things Around
8. Transportation: Fuel Energies
9. Ground Transportation: Road and Rail
10. Air Transportation
11. Ground Transportation: Ships
PART III: Making Stuff
12. Materials That Come From the Earth
13. Agriculture, Things That Are Grown
14. Embodied Energy and Energy Return on Investment
15. Summary: What Shoud be Done?

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