Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 14, 2024  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

PHY 250 - Energy, Physics, and the Environment (3 Cr.)

(GEN. ED. #11) (LER - 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 2012-13 and alternate years. Dukan.