Please see syllabus for course details and grading.
David Hafemeister, or “DH”, email@example.com, 756-2199, 180-615 Cal Poly Physics, emeritus. With rich history in policy, energy and security/weapons issues. DH wrote our textbook: “Physics of Societal Issues: Calculations on National Security, Environment, and Energy,” 2nd edition, David Hafemeister, Springer 2014 Office hours: T(2:10), Th(2:10)
We are coteaching this class in a partially “flipped” classroom methodology where the broader concepts are introduced outside of class via Pete’s videos and reading from our textbook. This leaves class time for activities, energy policy debates, and calculations with DH.
In order to receive credit for watching the videos, please get connected to Educanon into this class: PHYS 310. 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, PHYS 310. You may need the student search code: v92edc when asked for name of instructor or class.
Please See: the Projects website where you can post your project, and the Project Description so you know how to do your project. You can see past energy projects. The links are at the bottom of the Appropriate Technology Webpage. Our Self-Intervention Website
Problem Sets: PS#1, PS#1_Soltutions, PS1_SolutionsB, PS1_SolutionsC, PS#2, PS#2 Solutions, PS#2 DH Solutions, updated PS#3, PS#3 Solutions, PS#3 DH Solutions, PS#3 Q3 Solutions, PS#4, PS#4Q1 solution, PS#4_DH_Solutions, PS#5, PS#6, PS#6_solutions, PS#6_DH_Solutions, Excel Spreadsheet, PS#7, PS#7_Solutions
Communication regarding the class:
|wk||Videos||Readings||Learning Objectives / Class Activities|
Energy Flow Video
|349-355, 359-361||Identify different kinds of energy stocks (stored energy) and flows (power or conversion)
Recognize 3 different primary energy sources
Make energy transition diagram from primary energy to radiant cooling
|1W||Global Energy Flow||355-356, 368-374
Pollution in China affects USA?
World Stocks Flows, US energy flows
Energy Growth in the Developing World
|PS 1 is posted above, as is a copy of the lecture slides from Monday|
|2M||Wealth – Wellbeing
Moyers: USA wealth gap
|2M||Wealth 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
|2W||Heat Flow||375-379, 395-405|
|2W||Heat Engines||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
How do we compress, heat (often explode), expand gas to turn chemical (to heat to) physical work (kinetic energy)
|Act||Friday, Lonny in Library 2nd floor
|Check out Lonny on his TEDx talk||Science Cafe with Lonny|
Celest 425 W
|DH at APS Conference|
|3W||Electricity Generation||409-424||HEY, I updated PS#3 due Monday, and posted solutions to PS#1 and PS#2|
|Act||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|
|4M||Electrical Grid||360-363, 543-554
|Start First Intervention – Don’t throw anything away for a week.|
|4M||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 ready with questions during class.|
|4M||Cal Energy Crisis, Smart Grid||Cal Energy Crisis, WikipediaSmart Meters, NYTimes
Consumer Awareness Study Real time pricing Haas Energy
|4W||Getting Tight Oil and Gas||Fracking and Earthquakes NPR
optional Farrell – Risks of the Oil Transition
US Gasoline Consumption Back Up Again
NPR new reserve found
First Nuclear Reactor Approved in USA
|PS#3 Solutions Posted|
|5W||Nuclear Safety||250-257||PS#3 Solutions Posted|
|5W||Nuclear Waste, Cost||Hansen to Congress
Kammen on Life Cycle Costs of Nuclear
Yucca Mt. Repository Wikipedia
|PS#4 Solutions Posted (for quantitative problems)|
|6M||Story of Stuff||DUE TUESDAY (after the midterm). Please study for the midterm.
|Midterm – 1 hr exam
HEY! In the last video, I had a question that asked if the amount of coal we were using had changed. I had the wrong answer. YES, we are reducing our coal consumption (by 10% in the past few years) and it is being replaced mostly by increased NG use.
|6M||16e Natural Energy Flows||Empathy in Design
DUE TUESDAY (after the midterm). Please study for the midterm.
Read the GHG part of Arrhenius biography
|6W||Effects of CC||The fate of Anthropocene?|
|7M||Response to CC
CEI CO2 is life
The Daily Show
Science Guy Denial
Veritassium Boring C. C.
|Poor Countries Demand Payment
2016 Carbon Emissions Update
|7W||Electricity Finances||314-324||Electricity Use Activity, Personal Energy Audit Excel Spreadsheet|
|7W||Carbon Abatement||Republican Split and Options||Solutions for MT posted|
|7W||Guatemala Example||Nicaragua, Casillas
Rosenfeld Efficiency LATimes
|Please read over problem set #6|
|Act||Start Second Self-Intervention – your choice|
Skim: Earthquakes from drilling?
|Reposted a slightly edited PS#6. I’ve corrected the use of “cost” vs “price” in problem #3 and on the Excel Spreadsheet.|
|8W||Heat Pump Efficiency||470-474
Meet at Pete’s House
|8W||Cool Roofs and Paradox||Helicopter DateJevon’s Paradox|
|Act||Lighting, Efficiency, Cool Roofs||Visit Cal Poly Chill Water Facility, and look at lighting efficiency technologies in activity section.|
|9M||Memorial Day||Stay safe, please|
|9W||Wind Power||443-446, 554-556|
|9W||LCA and Biofuels||Reduction in GHG Emissions?
Read Through the Renewable Energy Report – look at the graphs about growth in renewable energy capacity.
|Eric Veium talks to class about rapid introduction of renewable energy.|
|10M||PS#6 Q1 Video
|10M||TransportationB||Read through and get the basic message of Lovins 1976 Road Not Taken|
Check Solutions for PS #6!
Kammen on Coal
|Fill out Student Evaluations at: https://sail.calpoly.edu/|
|10W||Concentrated Solar||Managing increased renewable electricity||Also, please fill out this survey and give it to Stan Steeper on Wednesday.|
|Act||Win $5000 for your video at this contest|
|Final Exam||Wednesday June 10 4:10 PM.||Pot Luck?|