Earth and Planetary Sciences 135. Physics and Chemistry: In the Context of Energy and Climate at the Global and Molecular Level
A solution to the problems set by the intersection of global energy demand and climate feedbacks requires the teaching of physics and chemistry in that context. Core topics include thermodynamics, free energy, entropy, acid-base and oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, electromagnetic induction, circuit theory, AC and DC circuits, the nature of photons and of electromagnetic radiation, photochemistry, materials, catalysis, kinetics, molecular bonding, and biological processes for energy conversion and storage.
Prerequisite: Physical Sciences 1 or 11 or permission of instructor.
Also offered as ES 135.