Find class policy and grading on our Syllabus.
Learning in a “flipped” classroom where most of the material is introduced via videos outside of class. This leaves class time for special guests, activities, discussion about energy policies, and group work.
In order to receive credit for watching videos, please enroll in Educanon.com into this class: PSC 320. A tutorial here, and a video here
show you how to enroll, but for a different class. Follow the same steps, but make sure you enroll in our class PSC 320. You may need the student search code: v92edc when asked for name of instructor or class.
Please See: the Self Intervention Website.
Exams: Midterm from 2013, Some helpful information for midterm, MT Solutions
The video links in the following table all link to the YouTube version of the video. To access the Educanon- Credit and Educanon- No Credit videos, click on the Energy Video Table link below:
|1R||Energy Transitions||Pollution in China affects USA?||Identify different kinds of energy stocks and flows
Recognize 3 different primary energy sources
Make energy transition diagram from primary energy to radiant cooling
|1R||Energy Flow Video||China Pollution
World Stocks Flows US Energy Flows
|1F||Global Energy Flow Video||Make a Calorimeter||How do we calculate energy and power? How do we look up energy densities? How do we make a calorimeter?|
|2T||Wealth – Wellbeing
Moyers: USA wealth gap
|Temperature and Happiness|
|2T||Health and Well-being II
Rosling: Poverty Statistics
|China Happiness Reflection||Explain how wellbeing is coupled to wealth only for the very poor.
How can we decouple wellbeing from CO2 emissions
|Animated Engines||Draw and Explain how the following work:Piston Internal Combustion Engines (2 Stroke and 4 Stroke)
Turbine Cycles: Rankine and Brayton Cycles
Stirling Engines and the early Steam Engines
|2F||Heat Engines and Cogen facility?||How do we compress, heat (often explode), expand gas to turn chemical (to heat to) physical work (kinetic energy)|
Celest 425 W
|3R||Electrical Transmission||http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_power_transmission||Electricity Use Activity, Personal Energy Audit Excel Spreadsheet|
|3F||Activity in Lab||Electrical Generation, Electrical Motors||Do we understand how we use magnets to generate electricity from mechanical (kinetic) energy, or how we convert electrical energy to kinetic energy with motors. Think mechanical electrical transducers|
|Start First Self Intervention|
|4T||Electricity Markets||HEY, I’m a little late getting these last two videos up (“Electricity Markets” and “Cal Energy Crisis, Smart Grid”), there is only one question at the end of them. I encourage you to take notes and be read with questions during class.|
|4T||Cal Energy Crisis, Smart Grid||Cal Energy Crisis, Wikipedia
Smart Meters, NYTimes
Consumer Awareness Study
Free Electricity; Real Time Pricing
|NOTE!! PS#3, question 1e) we noticed that you can not find the combustion temperature for the Veyron on the web, but you can find many references to the general Otto Cycle. The temperature I found on one website is 1830 K.|
|4R||Getting Tight Oil and Gas||Fracking and Earthquakes NPR|
|4F||Start 1st Self-intervention.
Could we visit Diablo Nuclear Power Facility some time this week?
|5T||Nuclear Technology||First Nuclear Reactor Approved in USA||Solutions posted for PS#3|
|7F||Start Second Self-Intervention||I Reposted a slightly edited PS#6. I’ve corrected the use of “cost” vs “price” in problem #3 and on the Excel Spreadsheet.|
|8T||Efficiency||Please skim: Earthquakes from drilling?|
|8R||Heat Pump Efficiency|
|8R||Cool Roofs and Paradox||Helicopter DateJevon’s Paradox|
|8F||Lighting, Efficiency, Cool Roofs||Visit Cal Poly Chill Water Facility, and look at lighting efficiency technologies in activity section.|
|9T||Wind Power||Professor Chiu Presents about LCA|
|9T||LCA and Biofuels||FootPrint Calculator
Reduction in GHG Emissions?
|9R||TransportationA||Read through and get the basic message of Lovins 1976 Road Not Taken||Eric Veium: Rapid Transition to Renewable Energy|
|9R||TransportationB||Read Through the Renewable Energy Report – look at the graphs about growth in renewable energy capacity.|
PS6 Question #1 video
|Managing increased renewable electricity
Check posted solutions for PS #6!
Check posted solutions for PS #7!
|10T||Concentrated Solar||Fill out Student Evaluations at: https://sail.calpoly.edu/|
|10F||Earn $5000 for your video at this contest.|