This module promotes an appreciation and understanding of energy and its behavior; how we use energy and what its appropriate uses are; some of the gross misuses of energy and how to learn from our mistakes so we're better energy consumers; the value of fuels in the energy picture and the importance of economics and policy in influencing behavior; and how energy use by humans involves not just the energy itself, but the climate as well.
The module is divided into the following sections: Introduction: Energy--What Is It?, the Forms of Energy, Energy Transformations and Efficiency, What Do We Do?, Appendix I: Force, Work, and Energy, Appendix II: Magnetics, and Appendix III: Standing Waves.
The full version of this module is available for download in PDF format. Selected chapters are also available for browsing online via the HTML link.
Author: Arthur A. Few, Space Physics and Astronomy, Rice University
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