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Elements Of Environmental Physics

COURSE CODE: PHY2104
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 45
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Education (Physics) - B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Introductory course in environmental Physics that emphasizes the physical principles behind the production, transport and conversion of energy.  The laws of thermodynamics and classical mechanics are applied to natural ecosystems and energy resources such as fossil fuels, nuclear energy, hydropower, wind, solar power etc.  These resources are analyzed in terms of the societal and environmental impacts of the associated technologies.

 

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, the students should be able to:

·         Apply scientific principles and methodologies to analyse environmental problems with intention of evaluating relative risks which are natural and man made.

·         Solve a spectrum of real world environmental associated with energy in relationship to environment.

·         Minimise serious problems such as urban air and water pollution by applying principle laws and treaties.


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