Higher Education

Energy, Physics and the Environment, 3rd Edition

  • E. L. McFarland
  • J. L. Hunt
  • J. L. Campbell
  • ISBN-10: 1426624336  |  ISBN-13: 9781426624339
  • 350 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2001
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.00



Energy, Physics and the Environment provides a foundational quantitative account of energy and related environmental issues for university students in science who have a first-year preparation in Physics. The text discusses the numbers involved in the various dimensions of the overall energy issue in order to help the reader develop a quantitative grasp on them. This third edition book features an expanded section on uranium resources and the most updated data available. Energy, Physics and the Environment gives students the opportunity to study current energy supply concerns and the impact that energy supply shortage has on the environment. Instructors material are available at: http://ebooks.thomsoncustom.com/instructors.html

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Energy and Power in Today�s World
Chapter 2: Energy Consumption: Past, Present and Future
Chapter 3: The Hubbert Model of Resource Production
Chapter 4: Efficiency of Energy Conversions
Chapter 5: Health and Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuels
Chapter 6: Electromagnetic Radiation and the Greenhouse Effect
Chapter 7: Electricity 7.1 Electric Charge
Chapter 8: Magnetism and A.C. Electricity
Chapter 9: Commercial Electricity
Chapter 10: Nuclear Physics
Chapter 11: Nuclear Energy: 20th Century
Chapter 12: Health and Environmental Impacts of Nuclear Energy
Chapter 13: Nuclear Energy: 21st Century
Chapter 14: Renewable Energy I
Chapter 15: Renewable Energy II
Chapter 16: Energy Use in the Residential, Commercial and Industrial Sectors
Chapter 17: The Automobile and Transportation
Chapter 18: New Energy Technologies