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The simple physics of energy use

Author: Peter Rez
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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As a society we use energy for climate control and lighting in buildings, moving people and goods from one place to another and making things. This book uses simple classical physics (mechanics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism) to quantitatively review sources of energy and how we use them.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Rez
ISBN: 9780198802297 0198802293 9780198802303 0198802307
OCLC Number: 987764790
Description: xii, 285 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Energy and society --
Part I Controlling the indoor environment : Buildings ; Electrical power generation : fossil fuels ; Nuclear power generation ; Electrical power distribution ; Electrical power generation : renewables--solar and wind ; Electrical power generation : hydroelectricity, tides, and pumped storage --
Part II Moving people and things around : Transportation : fuel energies ; Ground transportation : road and rail ; Air transportation ; Ground transportation : ships --
Part III Making stuff : Materials that come from the earth ; Agriculture--things that are grown ; Embodied energy and energy return on investment --
Summary : what should be done ?
Responsibility: Peter Rez, Arizona State University, USA.

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