Winter 2019 PSC 320

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: MWF: 11-noonTR: 3-4, AND…
…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. Our project page!
Syllabus for class policy and grading.

Class communication and feedbackPete and CheatingWeek 2 FeedbackEmpathy Intervention, Cal Poly Course Evals, Final Email Communication

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) Midterm Friday in Activity Section
Week 8 Efficiency, renewable energy 3rd Self Intervention –
Week 9 Transportation
Week 10 Wrapping-up, Projects Midterm Friday 2:10 – 4:00
Finals Week – preparing talks
Final Presentation and Potluck: 10 AM Friday, March 22 From the Final Exam Schedule

Notes to self on how to improve the class