Course code FYS271

FYS271 Energy Physics and Energy Conversion

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Course responsible: Jorge Mario Marchetti
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2006-2007
Last time: 2017H
Course contents:
Basic fundamental thermodynamics concepts and its application in different scenarios. Introduction to the energy cycles, ideal and real cycles process and their efficiency. An overview of energy reserves in the world and the use of energy quality in different forms: Bioenergy, small-scale hydropower, wind and solar energy. Conventional oil, gas, and coal powerplants.
Learning outcome:
Students will be given the fundamental of thermodynamics and its applications to the energy industry world. Students will be taught to describe, understand and calculate various forms of energy transport and work-producing and work-consuming cyclic processes. The student is to know about renewable and non-renewable energy reserves, their availability, size and expected duration in various scenarios. The student is to learn about the known options for covering the earth"s future energy needs at different per capita energy consumptions. The student is to be able to apply the necessary thermodynamics and other general physics in order to understand how we can make the most of our energy resources and use various energy transformation principles. The student is also to understand principles and the existing techniques for storing and distributing energy.
Learning activities:
The lectures will cover main ideas and theories of energy physics and closely related topics, it will give the baisc tools for the student to address different problems and situations. In excecises, the students will solve related problems to the field, using mathematical tools. The concepts in the lecture will serve as guide for adressing the problems.
Teaching support:
Students will be able to meet the teacher during one day a week for 2 hours in order to discuss theory or concepts. Problems could also be discussed if there is no other topic to be adressed. The day and time will be given by the teacher at the beginning of the course.
An overview based on mainly English texts will be available at the beginning of the course.
FYS101, FYS102, FYS103, MATH111, MATH112, MATH113, KJM100.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Mandatory exercises and hand-ins throughout the term. Rules for approval of mandatory activity will be presented at the start of the term.
Written exam (3 hours).
Nominal workload:
For 13 weeks: Lectures: 2 x 2 hours per week. Exercises: 1 x 2 hours per week. Individual work an group discussions: 15 hours per week for 15 weeks. Total of 300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
FYS270 - 7 credits.
Type of course:
For 13 weeks: Lectures: 2 x 2 hours per week. Exercises: 1 x 2 hours per week. Self-study and colloquia.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate's exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått