Mandatory Activity Sections (180-269): Friday 10:10 AM – noon (PSC 320-02), or Friday 12:10 – 2:00 PM (PSC 320-03)
Final Exam: Thursday, June 11, 10 AM
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.
Response to Friday Feedback:
|1T||No Class because of||Cesar Chavez Day||Read about Cesar Chavez: Cesar Chavez Wikipedia|
|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
|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 handout, please check out the website: 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||Activity in Lab Lonny talks from 11-12
Check out Lonny on his TEDx talk
|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, WikipediaSmart Meters, NYTimes||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|
|5R||Nuclear Safety||NY Times New OPEC||Solutions for Q1 of PS#4 posted|
|5R||Nuclear Waste, Cost||Hansen to Congress
Kammen on Life Cycle Costs of Nuclear
Yucca Mt. Repository Wikipedia
|5F||Activity||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.
|6T||Story of Stuff|
|6T||16e Natural Energy Flows||Empathy in Design
|6R||CC Causes||Read the GHG part of Arrhenius biography||Meet at PCV Cogen by Parking Structure|
|6R||Effects of CC
|The fate of Anthropocene?|
|6F||Personal Power and Resource Consumption Calculations, MT corrections.|
|7T||Response to CC
CEI CO2 is life
The Daily Show
Science Guy Denial
Veritassium Boring C. C.
|Ban on talking about CC
The Pope vs. Politicians?
|7T||CC Policy||Poor Countries Demand Payment|
|7R||Carbon Abatement||Republican Split and Options||MT Solutions Posted|
|7R||Guatemala Example||Nicaragua, Casillas
Rosenfeld Efficiency LATimes
|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||Meet at Pete’s House|
|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.|
Final Exam: Thursday June 11, 10 AM
Notes to self on how to improve the class