This book focuses on energy needs, trends, and long-term prospects and resource supplies. It discusses the physics of energy, atoms, nuclei, thermal energy, solar energy, alternative energy, and the consequences of energy production. For physicists, geologists, and geographers, or anyone who wants a better understanding of the production, consumption, and conservation of energy.
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The most complete book of its kind on the market, this text focuses on energy needs, trends, and long term prospects and resource supplies. It discusses the physics of energy, atoms, nuclei, thermal energy, solar energy, alternative energy, and consequences of energy production.From the Back Cover:
Energy, Third Edition, focuses on energy needs, trends, long-term prospects, and resource supplies, addressing all the various issues involved with energy—from population, to production, to distribution, to the consequences of the choices made in supplying the energy.
Companion Website (CW) http://physics.prenhall.com/aubrecht – New to the Third Edition, the CW provides chapter overviews, on-line web destinations, student self-check questions, full chapter references, conversion spreadsheets, and over 145 "Extension" essays on subjects such as:
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2005. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY. 1. General Considerations. 2. A Digression on the Necessity of a Finite World Population. 3. Work, Energy, and Power. SECTION 2: ELECTRICITY GENERATION AND TRANSMISSION. 4. Electricity. 5. Consumption of Electrical Energy: Projections and Exponential Growth. SECTION 3: THERMAL ASPECTS OF ENERGY GENERATION. 6. Atoms and Chemical Energy. 7. The Efficiency of Energy Generation and Thermodynamics. 8. Production and Distribution of Electricity. 9. Conservation: An Important Energy Source. SECTION 4: MATERIAL RESOURCES AND CONSEQUENCES. 10. Mineral Resources. 11. Recycling and Reuse. SECTION 5: FOSSIL FUEL RESOURCES AND CONSEQUENCES. 12. Fossil Fuel Resources. 13. Environmental Effects of Utility Generating Facilities. 14. Pollution from Fossil Fuels. 15. Moving Down the Road. 16. Weather and Climate. 17. Climate Change and Human Activity. SECTION 6: NUCLEAR ENERGY RESOURCES AND CONSEQUENCES. 18. Nuclear Energy. 19. Energy from Nuclear Reactors. 20. Safety and Nuclear Energy. SECTION 7: SOLAR ENERGY. 21. Solar Energy. 22. Solar Energy and Water. 23. Biomass Energy. 24. The Energy Cost of Agriculture (A Case Study). SECTION 8: ENERGY ALTERNATIVES. 25. Energy Storage and Energy Alternatives. 26. Tocsin. Appendix 1: Scientific Notation. Appendix 2: Logarithms. Appendix 3: Understanding Tabular Data. Appendix 4: Vector Addition. Index. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0130932221
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