Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition
DeMYSTiFieD fuels your knowledge of tricky subjects like alternative energy
If you think a Maglev train is a child's toy, or learning about fusion makes your brain reach critical mass, Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition will power up your knowledge of this topic's fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace.
This practical guide eases you into this field of science, starting at primitive heating sources such as coal and wood. As you progress, you will master the science behind alternative energies such as evaporative cooling, fuel-cell vehicles, aeroelectric power, and more. You will understand the difference between conventional fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps as well as the benefits of large-scale wind power. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.
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Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition is your shortcut to a working knowledge of this timely topic.
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Chapter 2 Heating with Oil and Gas
Chapter 3 Heating and Cooling with Electricity
Chapter 4 Passive Solar Heating
Chapter 5 Alternative Indoor Climate Control
Chapter 6 Conventional Propulsion
Chapter 7 Propulsion with Methane Propane and Biofuels
Chapter 8 Propulsion with Electricity Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Chapter 11 Electricity from Water and Wind
Chapter 12 Electricity from Atoms and Sunshine
Chapter 13 Illumination Technology
Chapter 14 Advanced Electrification Methods
Answers to Quizzes and Final Exam
Suggested Additional Reading
Chapter 9 Advanced Propulsion Methods
Chapter 10 Electricity from Fossil Fuels