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intro to energy

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**POWER - in watts OR J/s = rate of energy**

ENERGY - in Joules POWER - in watts OR J/s = rate of energy 1 watt = 1 Joule/second

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**How many megajoules equal 1 kilowatt- hour (kWh)?**

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**1st Law of Thermodynamics**

The total energy of a system is constant. Energy can be “transferred” to a system by doing work on it. Energy can be changed from a form into an equal amount of another form.

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**Total energy = Potential + Kinetic**

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ASSIGNMENTS Calculate your energy consumption. Recalculate adjusting heat down by 2 and cool up by 2 degrees print or copy results. Due ________ Energy Math

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With a partner

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Check Your work

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**Power: Power is the rate at which energy is used. (P = E/t) Unit: Watt**

1 cal = J 1 BTU = 1.05 kJ 1 therm = 100,000 BTU Power: Power is the rate at which energy is used. (P = E/t) Unit: Watt 1W = 1J/s (1Watt = 1 Joule per second)

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**Temps to know CELIUS FAHRENHEIT ROOM TEMPERATURE 25 77**

BODY TEMPERATURE 37 98.6 FREEZING POINT OF WATER 32 BOILING POINT OF WATER 100 212

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**MORE EQUILIVANCIES 1 W = 1 amp x volt Work = Force x Distance PE = mgh**

KE = ½ mv2

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Review of percentages ABOUT 10% of the chemical energy stored in gasoline is used to operate your car, the rest is lost in heat energy. If 100 Joules of chemical energy is consumed to operate your car, how many Joules of energy are lost as heat?

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**Part / whole x 100 = percentage**

1, = 900 joules as waste

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**being transformed into heat (ever felt a hot light bulb?).**

A 100 Watt bulb uses 100 J/sec of electrical energy. If it is 20% efficient, then the bulb converts 20% of the electrical energy into light and 80% is wasted by being transformed into heat (ever felt a hot light bulb?). What is the example of the First Law of Thermodynamics above? What is the example of the Second Law of Thermodynamics above?

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**How much energy, in kJ, does a 75 Watt light bulb use when it is turned on for**

25 minutes?

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**a.) Find the energy used, in kJ, for the 30 day period. **

Assume your electric bill showed you used 1355 kWh over a 30-day period. a.) Find the energy used, in kJ, for the 30 day period. b.) Find the energy used in J/day. c) At the rate of $.0749/kwh, what will your electric bill be for this month?

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**A 100 Watt light bulb is 20% efficient **

a.) How much energy does it use in 12 hours of operation? b.) How much energy does the bulb convert to light during 12 hours? c.) Convert total energy use to kWh 1 kWh is equal to 3,600,000 joule.

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**a.) Find the energy used in J and kWh. **

An electric clothes dryer has a power rating of 4000 W. Assume a family does 5 loads of laundry each week for 4 weeks. Assume each dryer load takes 1 hour. a.) Find the energy used in J and kWh. b.) Find the operating cost for 4 weeks. Assume cost is $.0758/kWh

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**a.) Calculate the total number of kWh used per year. **

Assume you use an air conditioner for a total of 137 days, 24 hours per day, at a rate of 7.25 kWh per hour. Assume the cost per kWh is $.0825 and 1 kWh = 3400 BTUs. a.) Calculate the total number of kWh used per year. b.) Determine the cost of air conditioning for one year.

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**night, what savings in kWh does this represent in one year?**

Suppose your electric lights use 400 watts per hour and average 4 hours per day, every day for 1 year a.) How many kWh per year does this represent? b.) If replacing the lights with a fluorescent bulb would save 60 w per night, what savings in kWh does this represent in one year? c.) If the fluorescent bulb costs $18 but lasts for 10 years, would you consider it a wise investment over incandescent bulbs? Explain.

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**Transportation energy is costly. **

a.) Calculate the gallons of gas use just for going to the supermarket in one year if you take 5 trips to the store per week, traveling 7.5 miles roundtrip, and your car gets 22 miles per gallon. b.) Convert the gallons to kcal/year if there are kcal per gallon. c.) What are some of the other energy uses associated with getting foodstuffs to the consumer other than transportation costs?

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**FEDERAL LEGISLATION TO KNOW**

Environmental Policy Act Created EPA. Mandates that agencies prepare environmental impact statements. (Used to delay Keystone Pipeline) Nuclear Waste Disposal Act Government’s responsible to provide waste storage facility, but generators’ responsible for cost of disposal

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