MAE 118: Intro to Energy & Environment, Winter 2017

Instructor: Sergei Krasheninnikov <skrash@mae.ucsd.edu>
Office: 474
EBU II; Phone: 822-3476; Office Hrs: Tuesday 5 pm-6 pm

T. A.:The TA Session will be held on Fridays, 2-3 pm at EBUII 305

Reader: Yanzeng Zhang <yaz148@eng.ucsd.edu> TBD

Reader: Nataliia Siuliukina <nsyulyuk@mae.ucsd.edu>TBD

TEXT: R. A. Ristinen, J. J. Kraushaar, “Energy and Environment” (2nd Edition Wiley.; ISBN: 978-0-471-73989-0) and additional material (e.g. R. D. Dunlap, “Sustainable Energy”, Cengage Learning, ISBN: 978-1-133-10868-9; etc.)

COURSE FORMAT: MAE-118 covers fundamentals of present-day primary energy sources and availability, overview of renewable energy sources and technologies, introduction to nuclear energy, air pollution and control, introduction to climate change.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: See class website (no grading).

EXAMINATION: Three closed-book, no-notes mid term exams (on Jan. 26, Feb. 16, and March 9) and closed-book, no-notes comprehensive final examination (March 23). All exams are based on the homework assignments.

GRADING POLICY: mid term exams 3x20%, and final exam 40%.

ACADEMIC POLICY: Students are encouraged to discuss course topics and homework problems with each other. However each student must submit his or her own work on exams. Refer to Student Link website: UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship.

LECTURE SCHEDULE (subject to change) CENTR 214, Tu. Th., 11 am-12.20 pm

Week

Topic (subject to change)

Homework assignment

1

Math, Ch.1, Ch.2

Website + Q/P: 1. 7, 1.11, 1.12; MCQ: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.11, 1.12

2

Ch.2, Ch. 3

Q/P: 2.7, 2.11, 2.12; MCQ: 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.13, 2.14, 2.17, 2.18

3

Ch. 3, 1st mid term,

Q/P: 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.10, 3.14; MCQ: 3.3, 3.6, 3.9, 3.10, 3.20

4

Ch. 4

Q/P: 4.2, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10; MCQ: 4.3, 4.6, 4.7, 4.13

5

Ch. 5

Q/P: 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.9, 5.11, 5.12

6

Ch. 6, 2nd mid term,

Q/P: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.9, 6.13, 6.14, 6.15, 6.16

7

Ch. 7

Q/P: 7.1, 7.3, 7.5, 7.6, 7.8, 7.10, 7.14, 7.17

8

Ch. 8

Q/P: 8.2, 8.5, 8.7, 8.8; MCQ: 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.9

9

Ch. 9, 3rd mid term

Q/P: 9.1, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 9.9, 9.12; MCQ: 9.2, 9.5, 9.12, 9.14

10

Ch. 10

Q/P: 10.1, 10.2, 10.4; MCQ: 10.1, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5