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M ASSACHUSETTS I NSTITUTE OF T ECHNOLOGY S PRING 2007 5.92 Energy Environment and Society (a Project Based First Year Subject supported by the d'Arbeloff Program) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Session 1.1 . Introduction and Energy Basics 1A. Introduction to subject and teaching team 1B. A priori concept mapping 1C. Survey of content and context: Structure, CI aspect, Overview of projects 2. General Energy Picture (JIS) 3. Simplified Energy Analysis (JWT) Readings and Assignments 1. D. Nocera, "on the future of global energy", Dædalus (Fall 2006), p. 112 - 115 2. Units & Conversions Fact Sheet 3. R.H. Socolow and S.W. Pacala, "A Plan to Keep Carbon in Check" (
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Unformatted text preview: Scientific American September 2006 pp. 50 59) 1. How do you measure energy both as a (conserved) physical quantity and as an economic commodity? Suggest an apparatus and a measurement procedure that will allow you to determine: (a) Heat ( q ) (b) Mechanical work (w) (c) Electrical work (d) Household electric meter how does it work? (e) Radiant energy, e.g. solar radiation 2. Refer to the Chevron ad which follows the Socolow and Pacala article, and answer the following questions: (a) If the US spends $ 1 million per minute on energy, what is the economic volume of the global energy industry? (b) Why is Chevron running this ad?...
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