Alternative Energy Sources and their Applications, 6 credits (TFYA85)

Alternativa energikällor och deras tillämpningar, 6 hp

Main field of study

Applied Physics Physics

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Sergiy Valyukh

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Available for exchange students

Yes
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6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping v
6CTBI Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering (Devices and Materials in Biomedicine) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping v
6CTBI Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering (Industrial Biotechnology and Production) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping v
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6CKEB Chemical Biology (Industrial Biotechnology and Production) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Physics and Nanoscience, Master's programme
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Chemical Biology

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in physics

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to:

  • describe the basic physical concepts of energy conversion and consumption.
  • understand the importance of exploring renewable energy sources from technological, environmental and economical aspects.
  • describe different methods of utilizing renewable energy sources.
  • exhibit knowledge on achievement of energy efficient applications and energy-saving technologies.

Course content

Lectures cover general theory and technique of renewable energy sources to compare with unsustainable energy sources. Included areas:

  • Basic aspects of physics of energy related applications.
  • Renewable energy sources (solar, geothermal, hydro, wind, biofuel) and power plants.
  • Energy transformation and transmission.
  • Energy saving technologies for the electronics, transport, industry and buildings.
  • Advanced materials, methods, and future prospects in the energy sector, influence on environment and human life, basic requirements for energy related applications.
  • Introduction to computer simulation techniques for the energy sector.

Teaching and working methods

The scheduled parts of the course consist of lectures, seminars, laboratory work and visit companies working with renewable energy.

Examination

TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 55 credits
LAB1Laboratory workU, G0.5 credits
UPG1Site visiting and/or guest lecturesU, G0.5 credits
KTR1Optional assignmentU, G0 credits
The optional assignments of the course can provide points that may be counted on the written exam.

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Examiner

Sergiy Valyukh

Course website and other links

http://www.ifm.liu.se/courses

Education components

Preliminär schemalagd tid: 52 h
Rekommenderad självstudietid: 108 h

Course literature

E. E. Michaelides, "Alternative Energy Sources", (Springer, 2012). A compendium of articles. R. Wengenmayr, T. Bührke “Renewable Energy: Sustainable Energy Concepts for the Future”, (Wiley, 2008). G. Boyle, ”Renewable Energy”, (Oxford University Press,2004).
E. E. Michaelides, "Alternative Energy Sources", (Springer, 2012). A compendium of articles. R. Wengenmayr, T. Bührke “Renewable Energy: Sustainable Energy Concepts for the Future”, (Wiley, 2008). G. Boyle, ”Renewable Energy”, (Oxford University Press,2004).
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 5 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 0.5 credits
UPG1 Site visiting and/or guest lectures U, G 0.5 credits
KTR1 Optional assignment U, G 0 credits
The optional assignments of the course can provide points that may be counted on the written exam.

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

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LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

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