Course - Energy and Environmental Physics - TFY4300
TFY4300 - Energy and Environmental Physics
The energy budget of the earth, the green house effect, radiation, atmospheric changes due to human activities. Methods and the physical basis for exploitation of conventional (fossil fuels and nuclear energy) and renewable energy sources (solar radiation, wind, bio mass, ocean waves, tidal and geothermal energy).
The students are going to be able to describe and explain the origins of global effects on the environment caused by human activities, the physical basis for the exploitation of various energy sources, and make assessments on different energy technologies (potential, pros and cons).
Learning methods and activities
Lectures and compulsory exercises. Expected work load in the course is 225 hours.
- Written exercises
Further on evaluation
Lectures and exam in English. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.
Recommended previous knowledge
General knowledge in physics.
Will be given at semester start. Web based information from energy institutions and research institutes. The course uses "Blackboard".
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2022
Language of instruction: English
- Technological subjects
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics
Examination arrangement: School exam
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
- Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C , G 2022-12-10 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates SL123 Sluppenvegen 14 1 SL515 Sluppenvegen 14 2 SL420 Sluppenvegen 14 7 SL425 Sluppenvegen 14 8 SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 54
- Summer UTS School exam 100/100 G 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.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"