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Department of Physics

Physics 670

Energy & Technology II

Winter 2004

Syllabus (PDF version)

All classrooms are in Smith Lab, 174 W. 18th Ave. All periods meet in room 2005.

The first period for the day is scheduled at 9:00 to 10:48 am.

The second period for the day is scheduled at 1:00 to 2:48 pm.

Videos are shown from 11:00 to 11:48 am.

Periods 1 and 2January 10Chapter 1: The World of Energy - Review of 670, Part I
Video 1: Do We Really Want to Live This Way? / Renewable Power
Chapter 2: Electromagnetic Radiation - Radiant Energy I
Periods 3 and 4January 17Chapter 3: Electromagnetic Waves - Radiant Energy II
Video 2: Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio
Chapter 4: Transfer of Thermal Energy
Periods 5 and 6(a)January 24Chapter 5: Thermal Energy, the Microscopic Picture
Video 3: Race to Save the Planet: The Environmental Revolution
Chapter 6(a): Entropy and the Laws of Thermodynamics, Part I
Periods 6(b) and 7January 31Chapter 6(b): Entropy and the Laws of Thermodynamics, Part II
MIDTERM I covering periods 1-5
Chapter 7: Chemical Energy
Periods 8 and 9February 7Chapter 8: Mass and Energy
Video 4: Earth In the Hot Seat
Chapter 9: Ionizing Radiation
Periods 10 and 11February 14Chapter 10: Nuclear Reactions
Video 5: The Mighty Atom / Nova: Suicide Mission to Chernobyl
Chapter 11: Ionizing Radiation and Health
Periods 12 and 13February 21Chapter 12: Balance of the Planet
MIDTERM 2 covering periods 6-11
Chapter 13: The Energy Balance of the Earth
Periods 14 and 15February 28Chapter 14: Energy in Nature
Video 6: Race to Save the Planet: Now or Never
Chapter 15: Uses of Solar Energy
Periods 16 and 17March 6Chapter 16: Chemical Energy - Consequences of its use
Video 7: Cadillac Desert
Chapter 17: Using Nuclear Energy
Final ExamMarch 13Final Examination 9:00 - 10:48 am
Wonderful Brunch Break
12:30 - 3:00 pm Lesson Plan Talks
Bunny ClarkRoom 4020Phone (614)292-1843email: bcc@mps.ohio-state.edu
Jim BihariRoom 5059Phone (614)487-7211email: bihari@mps.ohio-state.edu

Letter from the Instructors
Exercise Solutions
World of Energy Book
World of Energy Activity Sheets
Completed Activities
Winter 2004 Lesson Plans