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Session 1 energy course introduction

  1. 1. ECE 5995 Energy Conversion Systems University of Minnesota, Duluth Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Fall, 2008 Course Introduction T. Ferguson, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 2008.
  2. 2. Session 1 – Course Introduction Agenda: – – – – – – – Introduction The Grand Tour of Energy Syllabus review Review of paper and presentation guidelines Text Preview of next lecture First assignment: Read Chapter 1 – scan the equations T. Ferguson, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 2008.
  3. 3. The Grand Tour of Energy Space and Everything Else Moon Sun Earth C+O2→CO2 T. Ferguson, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 2008.
  4. 4. Sustainable Energy – Choosing Among Options Tester, et al, MIT Press, 2005 • Well embodies technical, policy, investment aspects of energy • Correlates well with my vision for this class • Not all chapters will be used • First 4 chapters are critical to course • Excellent future reference text, reasonably priced T. Ferguson, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 2008.
  5. 5. First Assignment • Read Chapter 1; note – Definition of sustainability – All of page 15 (nuclear vs non-nuclear energy) – Figure 1.2 on page 17, figure 1.8 on 26 – Figures 1.12 and 1.13; figure 1.15 – Table 1.6 • Complete Homework Assignment #1 T. Ferguson, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 2008.
  6. 6. Preview of Next Lecture • • • • • • • Sustainable, renewable definitions Energy definitions and relationships Energy sources and conversions US Energy supply and usage Contribution of renewables US electrical sources and uses Environmental impacts T. Ferguson, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 2008.
  7. 7. Preview of Next Lecture • • • • • • • Sustainable, renewable definitions Energy definitions and relationships Energy sources and conversions US Energy supply and usage Contribution of renewables US electrical sources and uses Environmental impacts T. Ferguson, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 2008.

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