The Physics of Energy

by Robert L. Jaffe,

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  • 9781107016651
  • 9781108547895
  • 9781108546799
The Physics of Energy provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the scientific principles governing energy sources, uses, and systems. This definitive textbook traces the flow of energy from sources such as solar power, nuclear power, wind power, water power, and fossil fuels through its transformation in devices such as heat engines and electrical generators, to its uses including transportation, heating, cooling, and other applications. The flow of energy through the Earth's atmosphere and oceans, and systems issues including storage, electric grids, and efficiency and conservation are presented in a scientific context along with topics such as radiation from nuclear power and climate change from the use of fossil fuels. Students, scientists, engineers, energy industry professionals, and concerned citizens with some mathematical and scientific background who wish to understand energy systems and issues quantitatively will find this textbook of great interest.
  • Cambridge University Press; January 2018
  • ISBN 9781108547895
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  • Title: The Physics of Energy
  • Author: Robert L. Jaffe; Washington Taylor
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107016651
  • 9781108547895
  • 9781108546799

In The Press

'This magnificent book provides an astonishingly comprehensive, yet deep and accurate, coverage of the physics of energy. It also introduces much of the engineering, and some of the chemistry and biology. As well as being a superb text for those who are new to the subject, it will be an invaluable reference for experienced researchers seeking to refresh, deepen or broaden their knowledge and understanding.' Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith FRS, Director of Energy Research, Oxford University and Director General of CERN 1994–98

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107016651
  • 9781108547895
  • 9781108546799