Topic 8: Energy Production

Preamble: There is very little actual physics in this chapter, just a lot to memorise. Consequently, it will probably by one of the last chapters I will write.

8.1 Energy sources

Specific energy, energy density

Sankey diagrams

Energy sources (renewable, non-renewable)

8.2 Thermal energy transfer

Conduction, convection, radiation (mention blackbody)

Albedo, emissitivity, and the greenhouse effect