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Expanded Course Description
A practical course for non-science majors which offers an objective cost-benefit analysis of current technical choices for new sources of alternative and renewable electricity generation as well as alternative forms of transportation fuels. Particular focus will be made on evolving solar and wind technologies and the various economies of scale that have resulted from the last decade¿s worth of research and development. Other forms of alternative electricity generation, such as geothermal turbines, ocean wave devices and ocean thermal electric conversion will also be discussed. The course will also deal with the viability and feasibility of biorefining (e.g. grains based ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel, algae production of biofuels) as an effective replacement for gasoline as our main transportation fuel. Issues of over consumption and the vital role that energy conservation plays for the immediate future will also be discussed. While the curriculum is predominately lecture based, emphasis will be placed on practical examples and in-class demonstrations. Fundamental issues of physics will be discussed with a minimum of mathematics, but we will use high school algebra. Some calculations will be required for homework and some of the exam problems, so a standard calculator will be needed (but a special scientific calculator is not required).