MEE 101 Fall 2014: Homework (HW) & Project and Other Assignments: *
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Syllabus/Topics *Office Hours and Info;*L* Class/HW/Lab/Exam Policies/Rules * Let's get acquainted: First Things First!*[PDF]*Periodic_table*Energy Unit Conversion Calculator* Class schedule: MEE 101: MoWeFr 12-12:50 AM in EB 101. ►www.DOE.gov&EIA.doe.gov& forKids► The Energy Story ► www.EPA.gov ► Energy&Environment*(G-green-save)*Enerpedija(Osnove-Online)*Sustainable Energy-withouthotair.com
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NOTE 1(from Class/HW/Lab/Exam Policies/Rules ): Every electronic correspondence (email etc., sent to TA and copy to Instructor ) must have subject line with the course number and semester-year (without spacing) and a relevant heading in it (key words are fine, e.g., 101fa12 WH1 solution, for MEE101 Fall 2012 and related to Homework #1 solution). Your email must finish with your full name "signature," since many of you use an alias for your email address. Otherwise your email may be discarded with an "Auto-Reply: Sorry that your email could not be processed due to one or more of the following: (1) the class keyword is missing or improper (should be without spaces, etc) in the Subject line, and/or (2) no sender's name at the massage-end, and/or (3) no copy to TA, as per our class rules stated during the lectures and posted on the Web."
There may be verbal HW assignments given in class. Check with your classmates if you missed the class.
The User Name and Password, for copyrighted and other protected materials to be used for this class ONLY, are given in class. You may share it with your classmates ONLY.
You may submit your HomeWork (HW) via email (electronic PDF or similar file) or in person before the deadline, or if late or to redo it within a week after the solutions are posted for half of the credit (as explained in class). If you scan your HW, to minimize the file size, use 300 dpi Black-&-White scanner setting, unless you have a gray or color image to scan. * NOTE: Mandatory Reading assignments are yellow-highlighted. Tests/Quizzes are based on the mandatory reading assignments and class-lectures (so take class notes).
display it, or download/copy PDF file on your local device storage (using "Right-Click" and "Save As") and then display/use it!
Check HW Assignments and UPDATES here and on the BlackBoard
Class Hours Fall 2014: MEE 101fa14: MoWeFr 12:00-12:50 PM in EB 211; Final Exam Mon. December 8, Noon-1:50 p.m.
Answer Forms:HW Answer Form and Quiz/Midterm/Final Exam; Multiple Choice
NOTE: Highlighted links are your reading assignments and other links are supplementary references for additional readings. USA_Energy
Final Exam Mon. December 8, Noon-1:50 p.m. (Check official NIU exam schedule)
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Homework No. 3: Assigned in week of Mo, 09-08-2014 (Due as per rules if not specified otherwise):
(HW#3a due Fr 09-12-14 or Midnight after Quiz on this Topic): Make-up one multiple-choice question (A,B,C,D) with the correct answer stated for each Quiz Topic (i) and (ii) (2 questions total based on the class lecture and reading assignments), in similar form as our quizzes, and email it to our TA (and copy to me) before the deadline (midnight on the quiz date), with the Subject line: "Mee 101fa14 Multiple-choice questions (A,B,C,D) with the correct answers for topics (i)-Introduction to Energy and and (ii)-Energy Use in Modern Society".
NOTE 1: Every "good" question will be graded with 5 points, but any "bad (wrong or irrelevant)" question with negative (-5) points and every "very good" question (top 10%) that we adapt for future use with 10 points.
(HW#3b due We 09-17-2014:):
(iii) Energy in Transportation Sector - Your Car Energy & The Hybrid Vehicle Story: (Search)
The lecture will be based on the Web links below, and related Quiz (based on the lecture and yellow-highlighted Web links below) will be conducted on the due date. Please take class notes and read the related links with comprehension.
(HW#3Q due Fr 09-19-14 Midnight after Quiz on this Topic): Make-up one multiple-choice question (A,B,C,D) with the correct answer stated, in similar form as our quizzes, and email it to TA (and copy to me) before the deadline, with the Subject line: "Mee 101fa14 Multiple-choice questions (A,B,C,D) with the correct answers for topic (iii)-Energy in Transportation".
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Homework No. 2: Assigned in week of Mo, 09-01-2014 (Due as per rules if not specified otherwise):
(HW#2 due We 09-10-2014:): Our TA will provide updated/current statistics since the article is published several years ago
Energy_Everywhere_Explained (Handout) EPESE'09
►SEE - Society Energy and Environment: The “Zeroth Religion” for Everybody! [
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Homework No. 1: Assigned in week of Mo, 08-25-2014 (Due as per rules if not specified otherwise):
(HW#1a due Fr 08-29-2014 but no later than We 09-03-14 with written excuse):
Buy your Turning Technologies Clicker (NOT CPS clicker) in our bookstores and Register Your Clicker Tutorial using NIU Blackboard * Using Clicker Tutorial
See also: ► The Energy Story; ► Energy&Environment
(HW#1b due We 09-03-14):
Also: Energy Is Everything - Literally: Fundamentals and Future Challenges (PDF Handout & Feedback),New Ideas in Science - Alternative Energy Conference, Northern Illinois University, March 16, 2009.(*)(PPT*U&*-*)
NOTE: TA Assignment at the beginning of every semester: Please print, read, and understand the following links:
TA Work Description and Important TA Role in Education Process, as well as relevant Course Syllabus, HW Assignments, Office Hours and Info, etc., and show all those to me during our next meeting. Email to me your contact information, your class and any other schedules during the current semester, and your TA Office Hours. More information at: www.kostic.niu.edu/GradAssts.html .
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Selected references and handouts are given below (additional handouts and references will be given during the lectures as needed):
Energy&Environment * Metric prefixes-conversion * Unit Conversions and Constants * Energy conversion factors and equivalents * Significant Digits * Thermo Help online * Important Energy/Mass-System Concepts and the Essence of Thermodynamics * Molar-Mass * HyperPhysics * Main Thermo-Natural Laws * General Conservation Law: Revisiting the NET-IN-OUT * 2ndLaw-Clausius_Kelvin-Planck_Equivalent
Some Suggestions for Problem Solving * Lab Safety Rules * Project Instructions * Handouts Etc.
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