Hard Stuff Made Easy
The fast and easy way to get
up-to-speed on alternative energy!
DeMYSTiFieD fuels your knowledge of tricky
subjects like alternative energy
If you think a Maglev train is a child's toy,
or learning about fusion makes your brain reach critical mass,
Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition will power
up your knowledge of this topic's fundamental concepts and theories
at your own pace.
This practical guide eases you into this field
of science, starting at primitive heating sources such as coal and
wood. As you progress, you will master the science behind
alternative energies such as evaporative cooling, fuel-cell
vehicles, aeroelectric power, and more.
You will understand the difference between
conventional fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps as well as
the benefits of large-scale wind power.
Detailed examples make it easy to understand
the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help
reinforce key ideas.
It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:
- Passive solar heating
- Thermal-mass cooling
- Propulsion with biofuels
- Electric vehicles
- Large-scale hydropower
- Semiconductor lamps
- Geothermal power
Simple enough for a beginner, but
challenging enough for an advanced student, Alternative Energy
DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition is your shortcut to a working
knowledge of this timely topic.
Chapter 1. Heating with Wood, Corn, and Coal
Chapter 2. Heating with Oil and Gas
Chapter 3. Heating and Cooling with Electricity
Chapter 4. Passive Solar Heating
Chapter 5. Advanced Indoor Climate Control
Chapter 6. Conventional Propulsion Methods
Chapter 7. Propulsion with Methane, Propane, and Biofuels
Chapter 8. Propulsion with Electricity, Hydrogen, and Fuel Cells
Chapter 9. Advanced Propulsion Methods
Chapter 10. Electricity from Fossil Fuels
Chapter 11. Electricity from Water and Wind
Chapter 12. Electricity from Atoms and the Sun
Chapter 13. Advanced Lighting Systems
Chapter 14. Advanced Electrification Methods
Answers to Quiz and Exam Questions
Suggested Additional Reading
About the Author:
Stan Gibilisco is the "father" of the Demystified series, as
well as a best-selling Demystified author.
He has authored or co-authored dozens of nonfiction books about
electronics, general science, mathematics and engineering including
Electricity and Electronics, Physics Demystified, Everyday
Math Demystified and The TAB Encyclopedia of Electronics for
He has worked as a technical writer in industry, as a radio
broadcast station technician, as a radio-frequency design engineer,
and as a magazine editor.
368 Pages -
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 in.
Green Building & Alternative Energy
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