Non-fossil energy sources are important for our future. In lectures, we cover main subjects to which students with a background in physics, engineering, or physical chemistry could make paradigm changing contributions: photovoltaic cells, nuclear power, and photosynthesis. Further subjects are covered in student projects. Fundamentals of electrodynamics, statistical/thermal physics, and quantum mechanics are taught as needed to give the students an understanding of the topics covered.
Recommended Prep: Physics 15a (or 16), 15b,c. Pre/co-requisite Physics 143a or Chemistry 160 or equivalent.