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Physics and the Environment

Kyle Forinash III

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Physics and the Environment directly connects the physical world to environmental issues that the world is facing today and will face in the future. It shows how the first and second laws of thermodynamics limit the efficiencies of fossil-fuel energy conversions to less than 100%, while also discussing how clever technologies can enhance overall performance. It also extensively discusses renewable forms of energy, their physical constraints and how we must use science and engineering as tools to solve problems instead of opinion and politics.

About Editors

Kyle Forinash is Professor of Physics at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana. He has published technical papers on non-linear dynamics, in addition to pedagogical papers about the use of computers and cell phones for data collection in student laboratories. He is the author of two books, one on mathematical physics and the other on environmental physics. His current interests include applications of physics to environmental issues and open-source computer simulations for physics education.

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Paperback ISBN: 9780750328692

Ebook ISBN: 9781681744940

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4493-3

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

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