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FY2290 - Energy Resources

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 25/100
School exam 75/100 4 hours C

Course content

The course will cover energy resources and their role in modern society, with both national and global perspectives. The present and future impacts of nuclear and fossil fuels on the environment will be explored. Energy technologies and use of solar, wind, hydro and biomass energy resources will be introduced, and the relationship between public policy and resource usage will be discussed.

Learning outcome

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:Recall the relative energy content per mass of various fuels, and the relative energy efficiency of the most common heat engines.After completion of this course, the student should be able to:Describe the most important energy sources in use today in Norway and worldwide, including the sources, extraction, transport and use of these resources.Calculate the energy content of various energy resources, and compare the values available from different sources.Compare the environmental impacts of the use of different energy sourcesEvaluate the merits of one source versus another in a given set of circumstances, and the possible implications of energy legislation.Explain and apply the concepts of conductivity, efficiency, potential and kinetic energy as they apply to energy use, and explain the function of heat engines, heat pumps, solar cells and water and wind turbines.Explain the relationship between absorption, emission and the greenhouse effectExplain and employ the computer models used for characterizing population growth and resource usage.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, presentations and exercises. Sufficient exercises, along with one short presentation must be approved to gain admission to the exam. The student's expected work load in the course is 225 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The aggregated grading includes written exam (75%) and works (25%). The evaluation of the different parts is given with letter grades. The aggregated grading is given with a letter grade.

In the case of a re-sit (in August), the examination may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Course material will be given in the first lecture.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNFFY290 7.5
TFY4300 5.0 AUTUMN 2010
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering- and Environmental Geophysics
  • Energy- and Environmental Physics
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning - Energy and Indoor Environment
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Resource Geology
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Physics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics

Examination

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 75/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 25/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 75/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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