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Physics 129. Energy Science

Catalog Number: 42157
Lene V. Hau
For Undergraduates and Graduates
Half course
(spring term).
Tu., Th., 11:30-1 pm
Exam Group: 13,14
Location: Jefferson Lab 256
Non-fossil energy sources and energy storage are important for our future. We cover four main subjects to which students with a background in physics and physical chemistry could make paradigm changing contributions: photovoltaic cells, nuclear power, batteries, and photosynthesis. Fundamentals of electrodynamics, statistical/thermal physics, and quantum mechanics are taught as needed to give students an understanding of the topics covered.
Prerequisites: Physics 15a (or 16), 15b,c or 11a,b. Pre/co-requisite Physics 143a or Chemistry 160 or equivalent.