PSC 320 Winter 2020

Energy, Society, and the Environment.
See a past class for problem sets, exams, and solutions.
MWF (in 53-206) 10:10 – 11:00 with Activity (in 180-270) Friday noon – 2:00 or 2:00 – 4:00.
Pete Schwartz, Cal Poly Physics,, phone: 756-1220, office: 180-608
Other Classes, Personal WebpageEnergy Research, and my Resume
Office hours: M(3:00), T(1:00), W(3:00), R(3:00), F(9:00)
…Matt is in the Learning Center, 180-272, Monday 3-4, and Wednesday 2-4.
Propose a Project that you and a group of 2-4 other students will do. See some past projects at this page. See Our project page!
Syllabus for class policy and grading.

Class communication and feedbackPete and Cheating, week 4 feedback

Weekly Timeline

Week 1 Intro, units, demographics
Week 2 Heat Flow, Engines, Combustion 1st Self Intervention – Don’t throw anything away
Week 3 Efficiency, Electricity, (No class Monday) — future: initial electrical self analysis
Week 4 Grid and Smart Grid Midterm Friday 2:10 – 4:00
Week 5 Climate Change, Solar 2nd Self Intervention – Empathy
Week 6 Peak Oil, Nuclear, Cooking
Week 7 Financial and Carbon Market (Class on Tuesday)
Week 8 Efficiency, renewable energy 3rd Self Intervention – What about light bulb choice
Week 9 Transportation
Week 10 Wrapping-up, Projects Final exam during Activity Session
Finals Week – Final Presentation and Potluck dinner Consistent with Cal Poly’s Exam Schedule, our final (project presentation and potluck) is Wednesday, March 18, 10 AM – 1 PM in our classroom

Notes to self on how to improve the class