Energy

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Physics

Course Number: 
109
Institution: 
Amherst College

We will develop the concept of energy from a Physics perspective. We will introduce the various forms that energy can take and discuss the mechanisms by which it can be generated, transmitted, and transformed. The law of conservation of energy will be introduced both as a useful tool, and as an example of a fundamental physical law. The environmental and financial costs and benefits of various methods of energy generation and consumption will be discussed. Demonstrations and hands-on laboratory experiences will be an integral part of the course. The course is intended for non-science majors and not for students who have either completed or intend to complete the equivalent of PHYS 117 or CHEM 110.

Requisite: A working knowledge of high-school algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Professor Hunter.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
PHYS-109-01-1213S

Course Sections

Energy
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Larry Hunter

lrhunter@amherst.edu

TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM

MERR 211