Energy, Environment, and Sustainability 2nd edition

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Saaed Moaveni
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  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
    • 1.1: Basic Human Needs
    • 1.2: Energy
    • 1.3: Environment
    • 1.4: Sustainability
    • 1: Problems
    • 1: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 2: Fundamental Dimensions and Systems of Units
    • 2.1: Fundamental Dimensions and Units
    • 2.2: Systems of Units
    • 2.3: Dimensional Homogeneity and Unit Conversion
    • 2.4: Components and Systems
    • 2: Problems
    • 2: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 3: Evidence-Based Data Analysis
    • 3.1: Evidence-Based Analysis
    • 3.2: Linear Models
    • 3.3: Probability and Statistics
    • 3.4: Statistics—Basic Ideas
    • 3.5: Frequency Distribution
    • 3.6: Mean, Median, and Standard Deviation
    • 3.7: Normal Distribution
    • 3: Problems
    • 3: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 4: Electronic Spreadsheets
    • 4.1: Microsoft Excel Basics
    • 4.2: Excel Functions
    • 4.3: Plotting with Excel
    • 4: Problems
    • 4: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 5: Energy and Power
    • 5.1: Energy and Work
    • 5.2: Forms of Energy (3)
    • 5.3: Difference Between Energy and Power (2)
    • 5.4: Energy Content (Heating Values) of Fuels (5)
    • 5: Problems
    • 5: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 6: Electricity
    • 6.1: Current, Voltage, and Electric Power—Basic Concepts
    • 6.2: Residential Power Distribution and Consumption
    • 6.3: Lighting Systems
    • 6.4: Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution
    • 6: Problems
    • 6: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 7: Thermal Energy: Heat Loss and Gain in Buildings
    • 7.1: Temperature Difference and heat Transfer—Basic Concepts
    • 7.2: Modes of Heat Transfer
    • 7.3: Daylighting
    • 7.4: Degree Days and Energy Estimation
    • 7: Problems
    • 7: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 8: Energy Consumption Rates and Non-Renewable Energy Sources
    • 8.1: World Energy Consumption Rates
    • 8.2: United States Energy Consumption Rates
    • 8.3: Fossil Fuels
    • 8.4: Nuclear Energy
    • 8: Problems
    • 8: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 9: Renewable Energy
    • 9.1: Solar Energy
    • 9.2: Solar Systems
    • 9.3: Wind Energy
    • 9.4: Hydro-Energy
    • 9.5: Biomass
    • 9.6: World Renewable Energy
    • 9: Problems
    • 9: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 10: Air and Air Quality Standards
    • 10.1: Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate
    • 10.2: Outdoor Air Quality Standards in the United States
    • 10.3: Indoor Air Quality Standards in the United States
    • 10.4: Global Air Quality Issues
    • 10: Problems
    • 10: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 11: Water Resources, Consumption Rates, and Quality Standards
    • 11.1: Water—Basic Concepts
    • 11.2: Personal Water Consumption
    • 11.3: Water Consumption in Agriculture, Commercial, and Industrial Sectors
    • 11.4: Drinking Water Standards in the United States
    • 11.5: Global Water Quality Issues
    • 11: Problems
    • 11: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 12: Understanding the Materials We Use in Our Daily Lives
    • 12.1: Earth—Our Home
    • 12.2: The Phases of Matter and Properties of Materials
    • 12.3: Metals
    • 12.4: Plastics, Glass, Composites, and Wood
    • 12.5: Concrete
    • 12: Problems
    • 12: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 13: Municipal and Industrial Waste and Recycling
    • 13.1: Municipal Waste
    • 13.2: Industrial Waste
    • 13.3: Recycling and Composting
    • 13: Problems
    • 13: Chapter Quiz

  • Chapter 14: Sustainability
    • 14.1: How Does One Define Sustainability?
    • 14.2: The Earth Charter
    • 14.3: Key Sustainability Concepts, Assessments, and Tools
    • 14.4: Apply What You Have Learned—Knowledge Is Power
    • 14: Problems
    • 14: Chapter Quiz


Guide students to a better understanding of the environment, energy and sustainability and their critical importance today with Moaveni's insightful Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, 2nd Edition. As the effects of climate change make an increasing impact in current times, students learn to evaluate energy and environmental footprints to determine environmentally sound decisions and preserve natural resources. Students become aware of their own energy consumption as they study how much energy is required to manufacture, transport, use and dispose of products. A new chapter highlights evidence-based analysis and how this systematic approach to sustainability leads to reliable decisions. Relevant, everyday examples clarify concepts, while hands-on problems direct students in analyzing information, preparing reports and presentations and working as teams.

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Chapter 2: Fundamental Dimensions and Systems of Units
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Chapter 4: Electronic Spreadsheets
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Chapter 7: Thermal Energy: Heat Loss and Gain in Buildings
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Chapter 10: Air and Air Quality Standards
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Chapter 11: Water Resources, Consumption Rates, and Quality Standards
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Chapter 12: Understanding the Materials We Use in Our Daily Lives
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Chapter 13: Municipal and Industrial Waste and Recycling
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Chapter 14: Sustainability
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