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Renewable energy : a first course / Robert Ehrlich.

By: Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publication details: Boca, Raton, FL : Taylor & Francis, c2013.Description: xix, 442 p. ; ill. ; 28 cmISBN:
  • 9781439861158
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 333.794 23 EHR
Contents:
1: Introduction 2: Fossil Fuels 3: Nuclear Power : Basic Science 4: Nuclear Power : Technology 5: Biofuels 6: Geothermal Energy 7: Wind Power 8: Hydropower 9: Solar Radiation and Earth 10: Solar Thermal 11: Photovoltaics 12: Energy Conservation and Efficiency 13: Energy Storage and Transmission 14: Climate and Energy: Policy, Politics, and Public Opinion
Summary: "If you are a student in one of the sciences or engineering who has taken a few introductory courses in physics and calculus, I think you'll like this book. That's because it looks at a variety of technologies in renewable energy, and explains things starting with basic principles. It avoids if at all possible technical jargon, and very mathematically advanced approaches found in many books on the subject. It is also not overly long, unlike many other energy books, and its 14 chapters should easily fit within a standard semester, at least in most schools in the United States"--
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General Books General Books CUTN Central Library Social Sciences Non-fiction 333.794 EHR (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 26700

1: Introduction 2: Fossil Fuels 3: Nuclear Power : Basic Science 4: Nuclear Power : Technology 5: Biofuels 6: Geothermal Energy 7: Wind Power 8: Hydropower 9: Solar Radiation and Earth 10: Solar Thermal 11: Photovoltaics 12: Energy Conservation and Efficiency 13: Energy Storage and Transmission 14: Climate and Energy: Policy, Politics, and Public Opinion

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"If you are a student in one of the sciences or engineering who has taken a few introductory courses in physics and calculus, I think you'll like this book. That's because it looks at a variety of technologies in renewable energy, and explains things starting with basic principles. It avoids if at all possible technical jargon, and very mathematically advanced approaches found in many books on the subject. It is also not overly long, unlike many other energy books, and its 14 chapters should easily fit within a standard semester, at least in most schools in the United States"--

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