9780071475549

Alternative Energy Demystified

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071475549

  • ISBN10:

    0071475540

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/23/2006
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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Summary

Will appeal to engineering and science students, teachers, consumers, and energy-related corporations Covers the environment, transportation, efficiency, and cost

Author Biography

Stan Gibilisco is the "father" of the Demystified series. His titles include Physics Demystified, Everyday Math Demystified, Electronics Demystified, and Meteorology Demystified.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Heating with Wood, Corn, and Coal
1(18)
Energy, Power, and Heat
1(2)
The Wood Stove
3(5)
Pellet Stoves and Furnaces
8(3)
Corn Stoves and Furnaces
11(1)
Coal Stoves
12(4)
Quiz
16(3)
Heating with Oil and Gas
19(18)
Forced-Air Heating
19(3)
Boilers, Radiators, and Subflooring
22(3)
Oilheat Technology
25(3)
Methane (Natural Gas) Heating
28(3)
Propane Heating
31(2)
Quiz
33(4)
Heating and Cooling with Electricity
37(22)
Temperature
37(3)
Electric Resistance Heating
40(7)
Principles of Cooling
47(4)
Electric Heat Pumps
51(5)
Quiz
56(3)
Passive Solar Heating
59(18)
Sunnyside Glass
59(3)
Thermal Mass
62(5)
Solar Water Heating
67(3)
Sidehill Construction
70(3)
Quiz
73(4)
Exotic Indoor Climate-Control Methods
77(20)
Direct Wind-Powered Climate Control
77(3)
Direct Hydroelectric Climate Control
80(3)
Direct Photovoltaic Climate Control
83(3)
Thermal-Mass Cooling
86(3)
Evaporative Cooling
89(3)
Subterranean Living
92(2)
Quiz
94(3)
Conventional Propulsion
97(18)
Gasoline Motor Vehicles
97(4)
Petroleum Diesel Motor Vehicles
101(3)
Conventional Jet Propulsion
104(3)
Conventional Rocket Propulsion
107(4)
Quiz
111(4)
Propulsion with Methane, Propane, and Biofuels
115(14)
Methane for Propulsion
115(2)
Propane for Propulsion
117(3)
Ethanol for Propulsion
120(3)
Biodiesel for Propulsion
123(4)
Quiz
127(2)
Propulsion with Electricity, Hydrogen, and Fuel Cells
129(20)
Electric Vehicles
129(6)
Hybrid Electric Vehicles
135(4)
Hydrogen-Fueled Vehicles
139(3)
Fuel-Cell Vehicles
142(3)
Quiz
145(4)
Exotic Propulsion Methods
149(24)
Magnetic Levitation
149(8)
The Maglev Train
157(3)
The Nuclear-Powered Ship
160(3)
The Ion Rocket
163(2)
Fusion Spacecraft Engines
165(3)
The Solar Sail
168(3)
Quiz
171(2)
Electricity from Fossil Fuels
173(20)
Coal-Fired Power Plants
173(5)
Oil-Fired Power Plants
178(4)
Methane-Fired Power Plants
182(3)
Onsite Combustion Generators
185(4)
Quiz
189(4)
Electricity from Water and Wind
193(26)
Large-and Medium-Scale Hydropower
193(4)
Small-Scale Hydropower
197(2)
Tidal-Electric Power
199(4)
Wave-Electric Power
203(2)
Large-Scale Wind Power
205(5)
Small-Scale Wind Power
210(6)
Quiz
216(3)
Electricity from Atoms and the Sun
219(32)
Atoms
219(2)
Power from Uranium Fission
221(4)
Power from Hydrogen Fusion
225(7)
Photovoltaics
232(8)
Large-Scale PV Systems
240(2)
Small-Scale PV Systems
242(6)
Quiz
248(3)
Exotic Electrification Methods
251(22)
Geothermal Power
251(5)
Biomass Power
256(4)
Small-Scale Fuel-Cell Power
260(3)
Aeroelectric Power
263(6)
Quiz
269(4)
Final Exam 273(34)
Answers to Quiz and Exam Questions 307(4)
Appendix Suggested Additional Reading 311(2)
Index 313

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