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Lab 4: The Speed of Sound in Air
The purpose of this experiment was to determine the speed of sound in air by
measuring how long it takes for a sound pulse to travel in a measured distance.
Electric Pulse Generator
Lab 5: The Kinematics of Free Fall
The purpose of this experiment was determine the acceleration due to gravity, g,
in the Boston area through analyzing the data obtained from studying the motion of an
object in free fall.
Lab 3: The Simple Pendulum
The purpose of this experiment was to determine the acceleration due to gravity in
the Boston area by measuring and analyzing two parameters, the pendulums length, L,
and period T.
2 Meter Long Ruler (1
Lab 6: The Kinetics of the Not So Free Fall
The purpose of this experiment was to determine the acceleration due to gravity,
g, through analyzing the data obtained from studying the motion of an object sliding
down an inclined plane.
TA: Jason Tower
04 November 2014
The Ballistic Pendulum
The purpose of this experiment was to verify whether or not the conservation
laws: the conversation of momentum holds by firing a projectile into a pendulum, which
Lab 1: Density of an Unknown Metal
The purpose of this experiment was to identify whether an unknown metal is gold
or aluminum by determining it mass density and compared it with the accepted mass
density value of gold and aluminum. Mass den
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April 7, 2016
The Ballistic Pendulum
Table 1: Data on Excel
This table shows the data inputted and calculated on excels.
In analyzing the data above, the initial momentum, pi, right before the ball
Lab 2: Density of Water (2D Stats)
The purpose of this experiment was to analyze the 9 pairs of measured mass and
volume of water with two-dimensional linear statistics to determine the density of water.
Double pan bal
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The Oct, 2007 issue of National Geographic Magazine has a story about Green Fuels that discusses
biofuels from various sources, including corn, sugar, switchgrass and-the promising green algae.
New York Times, September 23, 2008
Solar Projects Draw New Opposition
FPL Group, via Bloomberg News
FIELDS OF LIGHT Plans for large solar plants in the desert like this one in Kramer Junction,
Calif. have come under fire from area residents and environmen
At the request of members of Congress, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) has issued a report
entitled Crude Oil: Uncertainty about Future Oil Supply Makes It Important to Develop a Strategy for
Addressing a Peak and Decline in Oil Production. The rep
On the consumption of petroleum by light
Total Petroleum consumption
The U.S. consumes an astonishing 20,750,000 barrels of
petroleum per day. That is, more briefly, 20.75 MB/day(MBD).
20.75 MBD = 7,793,000,000 barrels per year = 7,
MIT Technology Review
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Making Gasoline from Carbon Dioxide
A solar-powered reaction turns a greenhouse gas into a valuable raw material.
By Kevin Bullis
Solar splitter: An amber-colored semiconductor (gallium
Crazy idea could hold key to meeting future energy needs
Jan 2, 2007 9:50 AM
By Hembree Brandon
Farm Press Editorial Staff
The car of the future may be are you ready for this? a sugar car. Dont
laugh. Although Virginia Techs Percival Zhang was tongue-in-c
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Wind turbine plan spins out of control
By Edward Mason and Mike Underwood | Wednesday, September 10,
2008 | http:/www.bostonherald.com | Local Coverage
Photo by Patrick Whittemore
The Menino administration is turning red over efforts to go green as the bu
MIT study touts geothermal energy: Heating water is key
By Jay Fitzgerald
Boston Herald General Economics Reporter
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
America needs to get more steamed up to meet its future energy needs, a new Massachusetts Institute of
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law an economic stimulus bill called
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The act calls for $787B in
spending and tax cuts. $37.5B is designated for energy.
On his website, Representative Ed
Hyped Hybrids and other Myths
ASPO USA and EV World sponsored a conference at Boston University.
ASPO = Association for the Study of Peak Oil)
EV = Electric Vehicle
Three experts give their answers to questions about hybrids and other automobile
Session 11. Energy Efficiency (F15)
Summary of our course progress
In the several sessions preceding this one, we have considered renewable and non-fossil
sources of power to which we are turning to power our homes, cars and industry. They
11.1 Technical Note: Lighting the way to the future
The Building Technology Program of the Energy Efficiciency and Renewable
Energy Agency (EERE) has made lighting one of the R&D programs it sponsors.
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HISTORY, BACKGROUND NOTES and CURRENT EVENTS, (S16)
During the course of the 20th century, coal, oil and natural gas became the primary sources of energy
for satisfying the needs of an increasingly industrial world. As of 2010, these sources provided 80%
Session 1. INTRODUCTION S16
The following are some of Prof. Antonoffs background notes from a previous year.
1. Security in Oil Supply - International Considerations
For most of the last 40 years, the Developed World has been aware of the precarious posit
Session 2. Hubberts Peak (F15)
One thing is certain: the amount of the globe's oil resource is finite. That fact raises the
questions: How much oil was there originally and how much is left to recover from inside the
earth? How reliable are the prediction
Technical Note 1.1 Energy and Power (S16)
by Marvin Antonoff, (October, 2006; revised September, 2008 and January, 2010,
August, 2012, and January, 2015; revised by Edw. Jan. 16)
(The following are some personal, introductory remarks that Prof. Antonoff p
Session 3. Energy Sources and Energy Usage (S16, from Antonoff F15)
In our previous work (Session 2) we focused attention on petroleum, studying Hubberts Peak
and the predictions that the global rate of production of petroleum will have a maximum in the