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Empfohlen: 8 weeks of study; 5-7 hours/week...

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Lehrplan - Was Sie in diesem Kurs lernen werden

Woche
1
1 Stunden zum Abschließen

Course Orientation

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course.

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1 Videos (Gesamt 3 min), 4 Lektüren, 2 Quiz
4 Lektüren
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
2 praktische Übungen
Orientation Quiz5m
Demographics Survey5m
5 Stunden zum Abschließen

Week 1: How It All Starts and Ends

The course starts by looking at the basic principles of energy sources at the level of the atoms and molecules. This shows how everything from wind energy to nuclear energy share the same basic concept. We then go on to blow some stuff up and explain the statistics of what forms of energy are used around the world – who has them, who uses them, and who produces them. “How Things Work” segments start with a bang (fireworks) and then get both louder (bell towers) and softer (silencers).

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13 Videos (Gesamt 120 min), 5 Quiz
13 Videos
We Are All Star Material9m
Disappearing Mass2m
How Things Work: Big Bells and Bad Beats10m
Measure Up8m
Energy Around the World9m
Where Does It Come From?8m
How Is It Used?14m
How Things Work: Voice Change and Sound Proofing - What Is Sound?5m
How Things Work: Voice Change and Sound Proofing – Getting Rid of Sound7m
How Things Work: Voice Change and Sound Proofing – Do Silencers Really Work15m
4 praktische Übungen
Topic 1 Practice Quiz15m
Topic 2 Practice Quiz15m
Topic 3 Practice Quiz15m
Week 1 Quiz30m
Woche
2
6 Stunden zum Abschließen

Week 2: Getting and Using the Power

Here we dig into the two most frequent uses of energy and how to make it into useful devices, namely, the engines in cars and making electricity. How exactly does an engine work, and are there ways to make them better? How do they tie into the basic physics from the first week? We also find out what is so “smart” about the electric grid and how it is changing over time. “How Things Work” features airports, hybrid cars, and really flashy electricity (i.e., lightning!).

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14 Videos (Gesamt 154 min), 5 Quiz
14 Videos
How Things Work: Airport behind the Scenes10m
Energy from Chemistry?9m
Heat Engines7m
How Things Work: The Engine in Your Car…17m
Diesel Is Different7m
Octane and Other Numbers at the Pump8m
Hybrid Cars?14m
Electricity: What and How10m
Electricity: Where and When11m
The Smart Grid8m
How Things Work: Shock and Awe-some Lightning17m
4 praktische Übungen
Topic 4 Practice Quiz15m
Topic 5 Practice Quiz15m
Topic 6 Practice Quiz15m
Week 2 Quiz30m
Woche
3
7 Stunden zum Abschließen

Week 3: Why Coal Is Dirty

Fossil fuels still dominate the energy landscape, and this week we go into them deeply, starting with coal. What is it? Where does it come from? Who has it? Who uses it? What problems does it cause? We will explore global warming and, more importantly, what can be done about it. You get to control the world in a climate model and see how bad (or how good) the future can be. “How Things Work” takes you into a coal power plant, a trash transfer station, and a waste treatment plant, so grab your shovels and hard hat, and let’s dig in!

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19 Videos (Gesamt 248 min), 5 Quiz
19 Videos
Burning Coal through the Decades10m
What Goes Up in Smoke?10m
The University's Power (Plant)12m
How Things Work: A Coal (and Gas) Power Plant23m
Acid Rain14m
Trading Smoke Works10m
Cleaning Coal (I.e., Dropping Acid)7m
How Things Work: What Happens to Our Garbage21m
How the Greenhouse Works9m
Which Gasses Are Bad?3m
The Earth's Getting Warmer – How Do We Know?9m
Effects of Global Warming10m
How to Cool the Planet7m
Geoengineering – Possible? Desirable?15m
How Things Work: What Happens When You Flush Your Toilet?26m
Climate Change Assignment Introduction15m
4 praktische Übungen
Topic 7 Practice Quiz15m
Topic 8 Practice Quiz15m
Topic 9 Practice Quiz15m
Week 3 Quiz30m
Woche
4
7 Stunden zum Abschließen

Week 4: Oil and Gas – With Us Forever?

Oil and natural gas are the most used and most popular energy sources in the world. What are they? Where do they come from? Who uses, needs, and makes them? All the facts and the controversies over pipelines and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) are discussed in detail. All of this is tightly tied to economics so grab your wallets – you will really see where your money goes! "How Things Work” takes us to high places – an observatory, a cell phone tower, and a laser light show!

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17 Videos (Gesamt 201 min), 5 Quiz
17 Videos
How to Get Even More Out!11m
Refining: Crude Conversion9m
How Things Work: Gateway to the Heavens21m
Oil Producers and Consumers14m
Tar Sands3m
Pipeline Controversies7m
Oil Economics10m
How Things Work: How Does a Cell Phone Find You?23m
From the Well to You12m
How Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Works15m
Fracking and the Environment: Myth and Reality15m
Who Produces and Consumes Natural Gas7m
Combined Cycle and Converting Coal to Run It6m
How Things Work: Laser Light Shows9m
4 praktische Übungen
Topic 10 Practice Quiz15m
Topic 11 Practice Quiz15m
Topic 12 Practice Quiz15m
Week 4 Quiz30m
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von TKAug 16th 2018

Great course by Prof. Ruzic. Very well explained, fun assignments as well.

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David N. Ruzic

Abel Bliss Professor
Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering

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