Goucher College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
    Jun 16, 2024  
Goucher College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

PHY 250 - Energy, Physics, and the Environment (4 Cr.)

(LER - ENV)(GCR - ENV)(WEC course for Spring 2019 ONLY)(GCR Biological and Physical Sciences area)
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 2018-19 and alternate years. Dukan.