The Energy Problem

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World Scientific, 2011 - Science - 188 pages
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Most scientists now believe that carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere are rapidly increasing, and that emissions from the burning of fossil fuels is a principal cause. Thus, it is probable that this will affect the climate and lead to global warming.

This book familiarizes the non-specialist with alternative sources of energy, pointing out their advantages and disadvantages. The appropriate principles of physics and chemistry involved in each alternative will be presented in an easily digestible manner. The book seeks to better inform the public about specific actions that need to be taken in order to better combat energy problems, and reduce climate change.

  

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Contents

Present Energy Sources
69
Alternate Energy Sources
87
Conclusions
161

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About the author (2011)

Joseph M. Powers joined the University of Notre Dame in 1989. His research has focused on the dynamics of high-speed reactive fluids and on computational science, especially as it applies to verification and validation of complex multi-scale systems. He has held positions at the NASA Lewis Research Center, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Argonne National Laboratory, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a member of AIAA, APS, ASME, the Combustion Institute, and SIAM. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards.

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