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Physics of energy sources / George C. King, School of Physics and Astronomy, Manchester University.

Author:
King, George C. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2018.
  • ©2018
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
xiv, 405 pages ; 26 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
"The aim of this textbook is to equip the reader with an in-depth knowledge of energy generation that transcends current conventional methods of extracting from fossil fuels. Each chapter contains thorough analyses into alternative energy generation, focussing on the physical principles, commonalities and complementary features, in addition to basic thermodynamic considerations, of energy sources and techniques, including: - Nuclear Power - fission, fusion, plasma heating, magnetic confinement and radiation - Solar Power - fusion in stars, proton-proton cycle and blackbody radiation - Wind Power -- production and efficiency - Water Power -- wave motion - Hydroelectric/geothermal power The Physics of Energy Sources includes well-informed estimates of future global energy requirements and consumption, including efficiency levels of power production, energy transportation and storage relative to the function of time. Important environmental issues are tackled through discussions about the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The worked examples, sets of problems and worked solutions act as valuable references for both student and professional"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes index.
Contents:
The atomic nucleus -- Nuclear power -- Solar power -- Semiconductor solar cells -- Wind power -- Water power -- Energy storage.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781119961673 hardcover ; hardcover
  • 111996167X hardcover ; hardcover
  • 9781119961680 paperback
  • 1119961688 paperback
LCCN:
2016050484
OCLC:
964242984
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