July 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Energy, broadly defined as that property expended when a force performs work, can take many forms depending upon the force. This group will consider humanity's experiences with energy, from early ideas through steam and internal combustion engines, thermodynamics, chemical, electrical, nuclear and the energy of space itself.
Class Type: Lecture and Discussion
Class Format: Online
Hours of Reading: No reading
Study Group Leader(s):Jacques Read
Jacques Read has taught at Fairleigh Dickinson and the University of California, done research at Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, and is retired from the Department of Energy. He has been a study group leader since 2013.