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8.21 Physics of Energy

Prereq: Physics II (GIR), Calculus II (GIR), Chemistry (GIR)
U (Spring)
12 Units. REST

A comprehensive introduction to the fundamental physics of energy systems that emphasizes quantitative analysis. Focuses on the fundamental physical principles underlying energy processes and on the application of these principles to practical calculations. Applies mechanics and electromagnetism to energy systems; introduces and applies basic ideas from thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics. Examines energy sources, conversion, transport, losses, storage, conservation, and end uses. Analyzes the physics of side effects, such as global warming and radiation hazards. Provides students with technical tools and perspective to evaluate energy choices quantitatively at both national policy and personal levels.

R. Jaffe

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Humanities (Course 21)

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All options in this major are by special arrangement, requiring approval by the Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS). The approval process requires students to designate two communication-intensive (CI-M) subjects in their proposed program of study at the time they submit their proposal for review. The proposed CI-M subjects will be reviewed by the SHASS Academic Administrator and the Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement (SOCR) before the program proposal is submitted to the Dean of SHASS. In most cases, CI-M subjects are selected from among advanced subjects serving as CI-M subjects for related programs. For example, a student proposing a program in American Studies may want to include a subject that serves as a CI-M subject in the history major (Course 21H). Up to six subjects (72 units) may be used for both the major and the GIRs, but the units from those subjects may not count toward the 180 units required beyond the GIRs. In addition, no more than one subject that counts toward the distribution component of the HASS Requirement may also be counted toward the requirements of any program for this major. At least eight of the subjects required for the chosen program cannot also count toward another major or a minor. 

Humanities and Engineering (Course 21E)

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Humanities and Science (Course 21S)

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Department of Humanities

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The Department of Humanities consists of six autonomous sections and programs, each with its own headquarters: Anthropology, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Global Studies and Languages, History, Literature, Music and Theater Arts. There are also two programs affiliated with the Department: Science, Technology, and Society, and Women’s and Gender Studies.