An Introduction to Energy is a thoughtful book designed for the person who wants to know more about the sources, uses and implications of energy use in the U.S.A. with just the right amount of detail and without getting into complicated equations. It is rich with illustrations and ideas for innovative new ways of looking at the energy problems and how to mitigate them. It starts out with the sources of energy, how they are extracted and used. It then explains how the use of energy is implicated in the production of environmentally harmful byproducts. The book concludes with how to be more efficient in the use of everyday energy consuming products such as the auto and home.The longer the distance you want to go and the faster you want to get there, the more fuel is consumed. ... In actuality, the efficiency of an auto with an internal combustion engine is much less than 20 percent because the ... The following three diagrams illustrate the effects of size, speed, and acceleration on auto fuel consumption ... The large model is a Hummer and the small model is a Honda Civic.
|Title||:||An Introduction to Energy: Sources, Uses, Impact, and Solutions|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2014-05-19|