Chapter19 - Conventional Energy After studying Chapter 19...

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Conventional Energy After studying Chapter 19 you should know: E basics (definitions and thermodynamics) Current E sources (how this cp . historically) Relative E consumption by diff. sectors and societies Timetables for depletion of nonrenewable fuels Enviro impact of Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas How a Nuclear Reactor works Fission vs . fusion Half-life (know how to calculate) Enviro impact and risk analysis Waste management
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What is Energy (E)? Work – Ability to move something = application of force across a distance Energy - The capacity or ability to do WORK, e.g., heat, sunlight, sound, electricity, chemical bonds, movement POTENTIAL Energy - " stored " and not presently being used; results from the relative position of matter (as opposed to matter in motion) e.g., biomass, coal, oil, natural gas KINETIC Energy - energy associated with a body in motion e.g., heat, γ rays, sunlight, sound, electricity, mvmt
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