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    Goucher College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Goucher College 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue
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PHY 250 - Energy, Physics, and the Environment (4 Cr.)

(LER - ENV)(GCR - ENV)
Introductory course in environmental physics that emphasizes the physical principles behind the production, transport and conversion of energy. The laws of thermodynamics and classical mechanics are applied to natural ecosystems and energy resources such as fossil fuels, nuclear energy, hydropower, wind, solar power, etc. These resources are analyzed in terms of the societal and environmental impacts of the associated technologies. Prerequisite: PHY 115  or PHY 125 or permission of the instructor. Spring semester. Offered 2014-15 and alternate years. Dukan.



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