Sustainable Energy: Sun, Water and Wind


Course Objective

To obtain knowlegde and skills in the field of physics of renewable
energy, within the fields of solar, water and wind energy.

Course Content

This course covers a wide range of renewable energy related subjects
from a physics perspective. The world energy situation is discussed, as
well as the CO2 problem. Subsequently some aspects of thermal energy are
discussed, such as diffusion of heat, convection and heat radiation.
After a short
introduction about the phenomenology of the solid state, photovoltaic
cells are discussed. Finally, we turn our attention to water power and
wind energy.

Teaching Methods

classes ("colleges"), practicals ("werkcolleges") and home work

Method of Assessment

Attending the classes and practicals is obligatory. The home work is
obligatory and will be evaluated by a home work test at the beginning of
each practical. In this test, students will be required to write down
the answer to one randomly selected home work exercise of that week
without recourse to any material (except the question). Only this home
work test will be evaluated by a mark. Failure to obtain at least the
mark 6 for the average of these marks will result in failing for this
course. Knowledge and skills will be tested by an written exam following
directly after the course. The final mark for the course is the mark
obtained at the written exam, provided that the average mark for the
home work tests is at least 6.

Entry Requirements

Calculus (X_400617)
Fysica: Mechanica (X_430068)

Target Audience


General Information

Course Code X_420541
Credits 3 EC
Period P5
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator prof. dr. J.T.M. Kennis
Examiner prof. dr. J.T.M. Kennis
Teaching Staff prof. dr. J.T.M. Kennis
dr. S.C. Böhme

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture
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