May 11, 2009 - Leonard Susskind lectures on harmonic oscillators, quantum states, boxes of radiation and all associated computations such as wavelengths, volume, energy and temperature.
April 20, 2009 - Leonard Susskind explains how to calculate and define pressure, explores the formulas some of applications of Helm-Holtz free energy, and discusses the importance of the partition function.
April 13, 2009 - Leonard Susskind reviews the Lagrange multiplier, explains Boltzmann distribution and Helm-Holtz free energy before oulining into the theory of fluctuations.
March 30, 2009 - Leonard Susskind discusses the study of statistical analysis as calculating the probability of things subject to the constraints of a conserved quantity. Susskind introduces energy, entropy, temperature, and phase states as they relate directly to statistical mechanics.
Integrated Resource Planning, Renewable Portfolio Standards, Net Metering and Renewable Energy Credits.
"State Programs: Integrated Resource Planning, Renewable Portfolio Standards, Net Metering and Renewable Energy Credits (Continued) & an Introduction to Local Government Programs: Municipal Utilities, Coops, and Community Aggregators - September 10, 2008 A look at the state laws about requiring energy service providers to maintain a specified mix of renewable resources. In addition, an effort to create tradable renewable energy credits ra...more
A spring, a frozen loop-d-loop and more! (See if you can find the mistake I made and get the right answer!).
February 5, 2009 lecture by Nicholas Jenkins for the Woods Energy Seminar (ENERGY301). In his talk "Smart Grids and De-Carbonising the Power Sector," Jenkins discusses the progress and implementation of smart power grids using cost-effective analysis.
A discussion of issues related to small hydro development; There is a tremendous amount of oil trapped in Canadian tar sands and U.S. oil shale. There have also been repeated efforts to promote the development of a market for synthetic gas, derived from coal. For all three, economic, environmental, land-use, and energy payback issues dominate the concerns. State and federal law play a key role, as well; Many leaders talk about a hydrogen f...more
We see how to improve upon Dijkstra's algorithm for the SSSP problem in planar graphs with non-negative edge lengths. As an important technique, we revisit the concept of an r-division.In the previous lecture, we saw how to recursively separate a planar graph into small pieces with small total boundary. In this lecture, we see how to obtain a so-called r-division, where each individual piece is guaranteed to have small boundary (as opposed...more
Professor Barry Sharpless of Scripps describes the Nobel-prizewinning development of titanium-based catalysts for stereoselective oxidation, the mechanism of their reactions, and their use in preparing esomeprazole. Conformational energy of cyclic alkanes illustrates the use of molecular mechanics.