Visit this resource

Title : 8.21 The Physics of Energy (MIT)

Description : This course is designed to give you the scientific understanding you need to answer questions like: How much energy can we really get from wind? How does a solar photovoltaic work? What is an OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Converter) and how does it work? What is the physics behind global warming? What makes engines efficient? How does a nuclear reactor work, and what are the realistic hazards? The course is designed for MIT sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to understand the fundamental laws and physical processes that govern the sources, extraction, transmission, storage, degradation, and end uses of energy.

Fromsemester : Fall

Fromyear : 2009

Creator :

Creator :

Date : 2009-12-16T16:41:18+05:00

Relation : 8.21

Language : en-US

Subject : energy

Subject : solar energy

Subject : wind energy

Subject : nuclear energy

Subject : biological energy sources

Subject : thermal energy

Subject : eothermal power

Subject : ocean thermal energy conversion

Subject : hydro power

Subject : climate change

Subject : energy storage

Subject : energy conservation

Subject : nuclear radiation

Subject : solar photovoltaic

Subject : OTEC

Subject : nuclear reactor

Publisher : MIT OpenCourseWare

License : Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see