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Aprox. 34 horas para completar

Sugerido: 8 weeks of study; 5-7 hours/week...
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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Semana
1
Horas para completar
1 hora para concluir

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 vídeo (total de (Total 3 mín.) min), 4 leituras, 2 testes
Reading4 leituras
Syllabus10min
About the Discussion Forums10min
Updating Your Profile10min
Social Media10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Orientation Quiz5min
Demographics Survey5min
Horas para completar
5 horas para concluir

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 vídeos (total de (Total 120 mín.) min), 5 testes
Video13 videos
Nothing New under the Sun6min
How Things Work: Fireworks15min
We Are All Star Material9min
Disappearing Mass2min
How Things Work: Big Bells and Bad Beats10min
Measure Up8min
Energy Around the World9min
Where Does It Come From?8min
How Is It Used?14min
How Things Work: Voice Change and Sound Proofing - What Is Sound?5min
How Things Work: Voice Change and Sound Proofing – Getting Rid of Sound7min
How Things Work: Voice Change and Sound Proofing – Do Silencers Really Work15min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Topic 1 Practice Quiz15min
Topic 2 Practice Quiz15min
Topic 3 Practice Quiz15min
Week 1 Quiz30min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
6 horas para concluir

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 vídeos (total de (Total 154 mín.) min), 5 testes
Video14 videos
What Is Temperature?16min
Fun and Facts with Liquid Nitrogen3min
How Things Work: Airport behind the Scenes10min
Energy from Chemistry?9min
Heat Engines7min
How Things Work: The Engine in Your Car…17min
Diesel Is Different7min
Octane and Other Numbers at the Pump8min
Hybrid Cars?14min
Electricity: What and How10min
Electricity: Where and When11min
The Smart Grid8min
How Things Work: Shock and Awe-some Lightning17min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Topic 4 Practice Quiz15min
Topic 5 Practice Quiz15min
Topic 6 Practice Quiz15min
Week 2 Quiz30min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
7 horas para concluir

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 vídeos (total de (Total 248 mín.) min), 5 testes
Video19 videos
Coal: Who Has It, Wants It, and Uses It17min
What's Up with the Water?8min
Burning Coal through the Decades10min
What Goes Up in Smoke?10min
The University's Power (Plant)12min
How Things Work: A Coal (and Gas) Power Plant23min
Acid Rain14min
Trading Smoke Works10min
Cleaning Coal (I.e., Dropping Acid)7min
How Things Work: What Happens to Our Garbage21min
How the Greenhouse Works9min
Which Gasses Are Bad?3min
The Earth's Getting Warmer – How Do We Know?9min
Effects of Global Warming10min
How to Cool the Planet7min
Geoengineering – Possible? Desirable?15min
How Things Work: What Happens When You Flush Your Toilet?26min
Climate Change Assignment Introduction15min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Topic 7 Practice Quiz15min
Topic 8 Practice Quiz15min
Topic 9 Practice Quiz15min
Week 3 Quiz30min
Semana
4
Horas para completar
7 horas para concluir

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 vídeos (total de (Total 201 mín.) min), 5 testes
Video17 videos
How Do You Find It?11min
How to Get It Out13min
How to Get Even More Out!11min
Refining: Crude Conversion9min
How Things Work: Gateway to the Heavens21min
Oil Producers and Consumers14min
Tar Sands3min
Pipeline Controversies7min
Oil Economics10min
How Things Work: How Does a Cell Phone Find You?23min
From the Well to You12min
How Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Works15min
Fracking and the Environment: Myth and Reality15min
Who Produces and Consumes Natural Gas7min
Combined Cycle and Converting Coal to Run It6min
How Things Work: Laser Light Shows9min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Topic 10 Practice Quiz15min
Topic 11 Practice Quiz15min
Topic 12 Practice Quiz15min
Week 4 Quiz30min

Instrutores

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David N. Ruzic

Abel Bliss Professor
Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering

Sobre University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs. ...

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