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For a sample of what this course will include, see the video "Energy, Environment, and Everyday Life MOOC with University of Illinois Professor David Ruzic" - http://go.citl.illinois.edu/Energy-MOOC This course teaches you everything you need to know about energy, the environment, and at least a number of things in everyday life. It starts by talking about energy itself and where it comes from. This includes how much we have, who has it, who uses it, and what that all means. The video clips are produced in a fast-paced multimedia format during which Professor Ruzic throws in fun and demonstrations. There are multiple-choice questions to check your understanding and some more in-depth exercises to guide you deeper into the subject. After explaining the main things we use energy for – our cars and electronics! – fossil fuels are examined in detail. Want to really learn about fracking or pipelines? Watch these segments. The environmental effects of fossil fuels are taught as well. Global warming, acid rain, and geoengineering all are in this part of the course. Part of their solution is too. Renewables follow, with clips on solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biofuels, etc. You’ll even see Professor Ruzic in a corn field and in the middle of a stream showing how you could dam it up. Finally, nuclear power is taught in detail – how it really works and what happens when it doesn’t work, as in Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, as well as how we are making it today, which is shown here without political preconceptions. In this course, economics takes center stage. People will ultimately do whatever costs the least, so energy policy is most effective when it is targeted at the user’s wallet. Throughout the course there are 24 segments on “How Things Work." These guides to everyday life are tremendously varied, covering everything from fireworks to making beer to what happens backstage at a theater. The course is designed to be enjoyable as well as informative. We hope you will take a look!...
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Approx. 34 hours to complete

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100% 在线课程

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Approx. 34 hours to complete

建议:8 weeks of study; 5-7 hours/week...
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Week
1
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完成时间为 1 小时

Course Orientation

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course....
Reading
1 个视频(共 3 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video1 个视频
Reading4 个阅读材料
Syllabus10分钟
About the Discussion Forums10分钟
Updating Your Profile10分钟
Social Media10分钟
Quiz2 个练习
Orientation Quiz5分钟
Demographics Survey5分钟
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完成时间为 5 小时

Week 1: How It All Starts and Ends

The course starts by looking at the basic principles of energy sources at the level of the atoms and molecules. This shows how everything from wind energy to nuclear energy share the same basic concept. We then go on to blow some stuff up and explain the statistics of what forms of energy are used around the world – who has them, who uses them, and who produces them. “How Things Work” segments start with a bang (fireworks) and then get both louder (bell towers) and softer (silencers)....
Reading
13 个视频(共 120 分钟), 5 个测验
Video13 个视频
Nothing New under the Sun6分钟
How Things Work: Fireworks15分钟
We Are All Star Material9分钟
Disappearing Mass2分钟
How Things Work: Big Bells and Bad Beats10分钟
Measure Up8分钟
Energy Around the World9分钟
Where Does It Come From?8分钟
How Is It Used?14分钟
How Things Work: Voice Change and Sound Proofing - What Is Sound?5分钟
How Things Work: Voice Change and Sound Proofing – Getting Rid of Sound7分钟
How Things Work: Voice Change and Sound Proofing – Do Silencers Really Work15分钟
Quiz4 个练习
Topic 1 Practice Quiz15分钟
Topic 2 Practice Quiz15分钟
Topic 3 Practice Quiz15分钟
Week 1 Quiz30分钟
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完成时间为 6 小时

Week 2: Getting and Using the Power

Here we dig into the two most frequent uses of energy and how to make it into useful devices, namely, the engines in cars and making electricity. How exactly does an engine work, and are there ways to make them better? How do they tie into the basic physics from the first week? We also find out what is so “smart” about the electric grid and how it is changing over time. “How Things Work” features airports, hybrid cars, and really flashy electricity (i.e., lightning!)....
Reading
14 个视频(共 154 分钟), 5 个测验
Video14 个视频
What Is Temperature?16分钟
Fun and Facts with Liquid Nitrogen3分钟
How Things Work: Airport behind the Scenes10分钟
Energy from Chemistry?9分钟
Heat Engines7分钟
How Things Work: The Engine in Your Car…17分钟
Diesel Is Different7分钟
Octane and Other Numbers at the Pump8分钟
Hybrid Cars?14分钟
Electricity: What and How10分钟
Electricity: Where and When11分钟
The Smart Grid8分钟
How Things Work: Shock and Awe-some Lightning17分钟
Quiz4 个练习
Topic 4 Practice Quiz15分钟
Topic 5 Practice Quiz15分钟
Topic 6 Practice Quiz15分钟
Week 2 Quiz30分钟
Week
3
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完成时间为 7 小时

Week 3: Why Coal Is Dirty

Fossil fuels still dominate the energy landscape, and this week we go into them deeply, starting with coal. What is it? Where does it come from? Who has it? Who uses it? What problems does it cause? We will explore global warming and, more importantly, what can be done about it. You get to control the world in a climate model and see how bad (or how good) the future can be. “How Things Work” takes you into a coal power plant, a trash transfer station, and a waste treatment plant, so grab your shovels and hard hat, and let’s dig in!...
Reading
19 个视频(共 248 分钟), 5 个测验
Video19 个视频
Coal: Who Has It, Wants It, and Uses It17分钟
What's Up with the Water?8分钟
Burning Coal through the Decades10分钟
What Goes Up in Smoke?10分钟
The University's Power (Plant)12分钟
How Things Work: A Coal (and Gas) Power Plant23分钟
Acid Rain14分钟
Trading Smoke Works10分钟
Cleaning Coal (I.e., Dropping Acid)7分钟
How Things Work: What Happens to Our Garbage21分钟
How the Greenhouse Works9分钟
Which Gasses Are Bad?3分钟
The Earth's Getting Warmer – How Do We Know?9分钟
Effects of Global Warming10分钟
How to Cool the Planet7分钟
Geoengineering – Possible? Desirable?15分钟
How Things Work: What Happens When You Flush Your Toilet?26分钟
Climate Change Assignment Introduction15分钟
Quiz4 个练习
Topic 7 Practice Quiz15分钟
Topic 8 Practice Quiz15分钟
Topic 9 Practice Quiz15分钟
Week 3 Quiz30分钟
Week
4
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完成时间为 7 小时

Week 4: Oil and Gas – With Us Forever?

Oil and natural gas are the most used and most popular energy sources in the world. What are they? Where do they come from? Who uses, needs, and makes them? All the facts and the controversies over pipelines and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) are discussed in detail. All of this is tightly tied to economics so grab your wallets – you will really see where your money goes! "How Things Work” takes us to high places – an observatory, a cell phone tower, and a laser light show!...
Reading
17 个视频(共 201 分钟), 5 个测验
Video17 个视频
How Do You Find It?11分钟
How to Get It Out13分钟
How to Get Even More Out!11分钟
Refining: Crude Conversion9分钟
How Things Work: Gateway to the Heavens21分钟
Oil Producers and Consumers14分钟
Tar Sands3分钟
Pipeline Controversies7分钟
Oil Economics10分钟
How Things Work: How Does a Cell Phone Find You?23分钟
From the Well to You12分钟
How Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Works15分钟
Fracking and the Environment: Myth and Reality15分钟
Who Produces and Consumes Natural Gas7分钟
Combined Cycle and Converting Coal to Run It6分钟
How Things Work: Laser Light Shows9分钟
Quiz4 个练习
Topic 10 Practice Quiz15分钟
Topic 11 Practice Quiz15分钟
Topic 12 Practice Quiz15分钟
Week 4 Quiz30分钟

讲师

David N. Ruzic

Abel Bliss Professor
Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering

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