The Resource The Science of Energy, Roger G. Newton, (eBook)

The Science of Energy, Roger G. Newton, (eBook)

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The Science of Energy
Title
The Science of Energy
Statement of responsibility
Roger G. Newton
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book aims to describe the scientific concepts of energy. Accessible to readers with no scientific education beyond high-school chemistry, it starts with the basic notion of energy and the fundamental laws that govern it, such as conservation, and explains the various forms of energy, such as electrical, chemical, and nuclear. It then proceeds to describe ways in which energy is stored for very long times in the various fossil fuels (petroleum, gas, coal) as well as for short times (flywheels, pumped storage, batteries, fuel cells, liquid hydrogen). The book also discusses the modes of transport of energy, especially those of electrical energy via lasers and transmission lines, as well as why the latter uses alternating current at high voltages. The altered view of energy introduced by quantum mechanics is also discussed, as well as how almost all the Earth's energy originates from the Sun. Finally, the history of the forms of energy in the course of development of the universe is described, and how this form changed from pure radiation in the aftermath of the Big Bang to the creation of all the chemical elements in the world
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YDXCP
Characteristic
document
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newton, Roger G
Dewey number
333.79/4
Series statement
eBooks from EBSCOhost
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  • Renewable energy sources
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable
  • Renewable energy sources
Label
The Science of Energy, Roger G. Newton, (eBook)
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https://www.austinlibrary.com:8443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=478629
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Work from heat and the basic laws -- Electrical and chemical energy -- Nuclear energy -- Energy in quantom mechanics -- Storing and transporting energy -- Energy in the universe -- Epilogue -- Appendix: research on energy
Control code
ebsco00102
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 100 p.)
Form of item
online
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)810414737
Label
The Science of Energy, Roger G. Newton, (eBook)
Link
https://www.austinlibrary.com:8443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=478629
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Work from heat and the basic laws -- Electrical and chemical energy -- Nuclear energy -- Energy in quantom mechanics -- Storing and transporting energy -- Energy in the universe -- Epilogue -- Appendix: research on energy
Control code
ebsco00102
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 100 p.)
Form of item
online
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)810414737

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