Energy, February 26, 2018

Moderators:  Mike Ash
Registration Fee:  $25
Time:  5 weeks, Monday, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, February 26 to March 26
Location:  Pine Dale Motor Inn
Format:  Presentations and Discussion

Course Summary with Suggested Topics

We take it for granted and use it all the time, but what do we know about energy? According to Einstein energy and mass are directly related (E = mc2).  Energy can be converted in form, but not created or destroyed.  If an object acquires energy (e.g. heat) its mass will increase slightly. There are over a dozen forms of energy – mechanical, electrical, nuclear, radiant, chemical, magnetic, potential, gravitational, etc.  We need energy to live and perform work.

What does this all mean in our world?  Let’s explore some aspects of energy that we may not normally be aware of and examine the implications for today and tomorrow.  How do we plan for our future requirements; is there anything more important?