DeMYSTiFieD fuels your knowledge of tricky subjects like alternative energy If you think a Maglev train is a child’s toy, or learning about fusion makes your brain reach critical mass, Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition will power up your knowledge of this topic’s fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace.
This practical guide eases you into this field of science, starting at primitive heating sources such as coal and wood. As you progress, you will master the science behind alternative energies such as evaporative cooling, fuel-cell vehicles, aero electric power, and more. You will understand the difference between conventional fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps as well as the benefits of large-scale wind power. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas. It’s a no-brainer! You’ll learn about:
- Passive solar heating
- Thermal-mass cooling
- Propulsion with biofuels
- Electric vehicles
- Large-scale hydropower
- Semiconductor lamps
- Geothermal power Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition is your shortcut to a working knowledge of this timely topic.
About the Book
This book (Alternative energy DeMYSTiFieD) is for those who wish to learn about a variety of energy sources and technologies without having to take a formal course. It can be used as a classroom supplement, tutorial aid, self-study guide, or home study text. As you take this course, you will be given multiple-choice quizzes and a final exam to measure your progress.
All quiz and exam questions are structured like standardized tests. Quizzes are “open book”. Quizzes are “open book”. Quizzes are “open book”. The final exam is uniformly from all chapters. This is a “closed book” test. Do not look back at the text when taking the exam. Answers to all quizzes and exams can be found at the end of the book.
No math or science back ground is required for this course. Middle school algebra, geometry, and physics are sufficient. We recommend that you study one chapter per week, and you will finish the course in a few months. If you do so. You can then use this book, with its comprehensive index, as a permanent reference.
This book provide side as for consumers, experimenters, and hobbyists, and outlines the technical basics of energy generation, transport, and utilization. However, this is not a design guide! If you wish to install, modify, upgrade, or use any of the systems discussed in this publication, please consult with the appropriate professionals and comply with all applicable laws, codes, and insurance requirements.
This book is introductory-level scientific on fiction for students and the general public. This book is not intended to Not intended to promote or condemn any particular energy source, ideology, agenda, or economic interest.