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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 USA_Energy * EarththeOperatorsManual.com *

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(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).
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Check HW Assignments and UPDATES here and on the BlackBoard
 Class Hours Fall 2014: MEE 101fa14: MoWeFr 12:00-12:50 PM in EB 221; 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
ATT*Final Exam Mon. December 8, Noon-1:50 p.m. (Check official NIU exam schedule)

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Homework No. 13:
Assigned in week of Mo, 11-17-2014 (Due as per rules if not specified otherwise):

REMINDER 1: Check your name spelling on our Class Photo (the link at the top page above is updated), and email to TA if any correction is needed.

 

REMINDER 2: (HW#12Q due Fr 11-21-2014 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 (xi)-Energy Conservation".

 

(HW#13a due Mo 12-01-2014):

(xii) Energy and Society - Energy Policy: Life May Be Happier After Fossil Fuels' Era

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The lecture will be based on the Web links below and related Quiz (based on the lecture and yellow-or-bold-highlighted Web links below) will be conducted on the due date. Please take class notes and read the related links with comprehension
Web links:
Energy Policy * Energy policy of the United States * Energy.gov

(HW#13Q due Mo 12-01-2014 Midnight): Make-up one multiple-choice questions (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 (xii)-Energy Policy".

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Homework No. 12:
Assigned in week of Mo, 11-10-2014 (Due as per rules if not specified otherwise):

REMINDER: (HW#11Q due Fr 11-14-2014 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 101sp14 Multiple-choice questions (A,B,C,D) with the correct answers for topic (x)-Energy and Sustainability".
 

OPTIONAL Assignment for Extra Credit: You may choose to prepare a class presentation (10 slides maximum) of your choice related to our covered topics for extra credit if chosen for presentation. Your presentation should be a complementary or updated topic related to our Syllabus/Topics. You have to submit your presentation at least 72 hours in advance of your scheduled presentation.

 

HW#12a due We 11-19-2014): See samples

(xi) Energy Conservation - Doing More with Less - Energy Management and Optimization

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The lecture will be based on the Web links below and related Quiz (based on the lecture and yellow-or-bold-highlighted Web links below) will be conducted on the due date. Please take class notes and read the related links with comprehension
Web links:
* wiki/US Energy_Conservation (and)*Smart Meters*PPT-Energy Conservation*Energy_consumption_halved-Conservation_Public_Benefits * Home Energy Assessments*  DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)*ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES*Energy Conservation and Efficiency*Energy Conservation. Now*(EM) * See samples

 

(HW#12Q due Fr 11-21-2014 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 (xi)-Energy Conservation".

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Homework No. 11:
Assigned in week of Mo, 11-03-2014 (Due as per rules if not specified otherwise):

 

REMINDER: (HW#10Q due Fr 11-07-2014 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 (ix)-Solar Energy".

 

HW#11a due We 11-12-2014): >UNCSD>Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Developmen * International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)>UNCSD Update * Sustainable Energy – without the hot air

(x) Energy and Sustainability - Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources and Technologies

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The lecture will be based on the Web links below and related Quiz (based on the lecture and yellow-or-bold-highlighted Web links below) will be conducted on the due date. Please take class notes and read the related links with comprehension
Web links:
www.epa.gov/Sustainability * wiki/Sustainability * Sustainable_energy * Renewable_energy * in USA
National Renewable Energy Laboratory-NREL (Basics)* Renewables Global Status Report (more)- worldwatch.org Summary *

Renewable energy sources *  Green Campus Initiative 12 steps to a more sustainable campus * Renewable Energy; Rationale and Vision * A Renewable Energy House in Australia * Renewable Energy Sources* wiki/UN_Climate_Change_Conference_2009 * Renewable energy sources

 

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Sustainability means “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

 

(HW#11Q due Fr 11-14-2014 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 101sp14 Multiple-choice questions (A,B,C,D) with the correct answers for topic (x)-Energy and Sustainability".
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Homework No. 10:
Assigned in week of Mo, 10-27-2014 (Due as per rules if not specified otherwise):

REMINDER (HW#9m due Fr 10-31-2014): Our second Midterm exam is scheduled for Fr 10-31-2014Review all covered lecture and reading assignments so far  including all  class-worked exercises. Review and/or summarize all covered materials and fully understand and be familiar with all concepts and related basic data, as explained in class. There will be a review session during our lecture prior to our Midterm exam.

(HW#10a due We 11-05-2014):>>> Best-Research Cell Efficiencies >> Solar Cell Energy Conversion Comparison
(ix) Solar energy - Sovereign Sun's Electromagnetic Radiation

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The lecture will be based on the Web links below and related Quiz (based on the lecture and yellow-or-bold-highlighted Web links below) will be conducted on the due date. Please take class notes and read the related links with comprehension
Web links:

Solar_energy * EM-spectrum * Introduction to Solar Energy * Solar Energy: The Ultimate Renewable Resource

 

(HW#10Q due Fr 11-07-2014 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 (ix)-Solar Energy".

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Homework No. 9:
Assigned in week of Mo, 10-20-2014 (Due as per rules if not specified otherwise):

 See also:  Tips for Learning and Academic Skills Improvement MOTIVATION and Success and Teaching & Learning PHILOSOPHY

 

Reminder >(HW#8Q due Mo 10-20-2014 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 (vii)-Nuclear Energy"

 

(HW#9a due Mo 10/27/2014):

(viii) Energy and Ecology - Environmental Pollution

The lecture will be based on the Web links below and related Quiz (based on the lecture and yellow-or-bold-highlighted Web links below) will be conducted on the due date. Please take class notes and read the related links with comprehension
Web links:
Pollution * Ecology * Ecosystems* Environmental Pollution and Waste: Air, Water, and Land Media * The Ailing Environment Car Exhaust - Health Effects* Effective Summary: Thermo-Environmental Polution-Cengel.pdf (and related Environmental Polution-Cengel.ppt)*
US EPA: Air pollution: http://www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/ , http://www.epa.gov/air/ ; Water pollution: http://www.epa.gov/water/ ; Toxics Release Inventory: http://www.epa.gov/tri/ ; Solid waste: http://www.epa.gov/solidwaste/

 

UPDATE (HW#9Q due We 10/29/2014 or Mo 10-27-2014 Midnight for extra credit): 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 (viii)-Environmental Pollution".

 

UPDATE (HW#9m due Fr 10-31-2014): Our second Midterm exam is scheduled for Fr 10-31-2014Review all covered lecture and reading assignments so far  including all  class-worked exercises. Review and/or summarize all covered materials and fully understand and be familiar with all concepts and related basic data, as explained in class. There will be a review session during our lecture prior to our Midterm exam.

 

OPEN TO PUBLIC Invited Lecture to Prof. Kostic's "Energy and Environment" Class
ENERGY TO POWER THE WORLD
by Dr. Raymond Crawford, PE (retired)
Monday, October 27, 2014 at 12 noon in NIU Engineering Building Room 221 (EB 211)
Directions to NIU-EB

Please pass this announcement to others who might be interested in this presentation

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Homework No. 8:
Assigned in week of Mo, 10-13-2014 (Due as per rules if not specified otherwise):

 

Reminder >(HW#7Q due Mo 10/13/2014 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 (vi)-Global Warming".

 

(HW#8a due Fr 10-17-2014):
(vii) Nuclear Energy and Related Issues - Radioactive Waste, Challenges and Opportunities

The lecture will be based on the Web links below and related Quiz (based on the lecture and yellow-or-bold-highlighted Web links below) will be conducted on the due date. Please take class notes and read the related links with comprehension
Web links:
Nuclear Power*howstuffworks.com/nuclear-power * Nuclear Energy Story (click on Fission & Fusion) *Nuclear Power(PPT)} *Nucl.Fundamentals * NUCLEAR ENERGY


NOTE: Number of Uranium isotopes is 6 and Plutonium is 20. Uranium has the highest atomic weight of the all naturally occurring elements.
 
E=mc^2 Mass–energy equivalence * Energy Tribune- Understanding E = mc2

(HW#8Q due Mo 10-20-2014 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 (vii)-Nuclear Energy"

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Homework No. 7:
Assigned in week of Mo, 10-06-2014 (Due as per rules if not specified otherwise):

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)>wikipedia.org/wiki/Copenhagen_protocol (Copenhagen) & Other interesting Global Warming references and views:

  http://news.discovery.com/earth/global-warming/copenhagen-a-primer.htm and http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/GlobalWarmingPrimer.pdf (YuoTube)

 

REMINDER: (HW#6Q due Mo 10/06/2014 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 (v)-Heat Engines and Power Plants".

 

(HW#7a due We 10/08/2014): Get acquainted with the "Global Warming" issue (see links below) and we will discus more about it next class, by searching printed and/or electronic articles, for example:

Global warming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Global warming is the increase in the average measured temperature of the Earth' s near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century ...
US EPA - Global Warming Site: The EPA Climate Change site provides comprehensive information on the issue of climate change and global warming in a way that is accessible and meaningful ...

 

(HW#7b due Fr 10/10/2014):

(vi) Non-Renewable Fossil Fuels and the Environment - CO2 'Green House Effect' and Global Warming

The lecture will be based on the Web links below and related Quiz (based on the lecture and yellow-or-bold-highlighted Web links below) will be conducted on the due date. Please take class notes and read the related links with comprehension
Web links:
Global warming * Top Ten Things to Know About Global Warming * Global Warming PPT * China takes lead over USA in CO2 emission (courtesy of Alex Lysenka)
Recent Article in Scientific American: Geoengineering: How to Cool Earth--At a Price

 

(HW#7c due Mo 10/13/2014): NOTE regarding "challenge derivation": As discussed in class, calculate the average Earth surface temperature it would have without the atmosphere, using the average Sun’s surface temperature (5800 K), its diameter, and the Earth’s diameter and distance from the Sun. Use the black body radiation law and assume Sun and Earth to be the black bodies. Research online to find all needed data and compare the results with observed Earth’s average surface temperature, the latter should be higher due to the green-house gasses in the atmosphere.

 

(HW#7Q due Mo 10/13/2014 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 (vi)-Global Warming".

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Homework No. 6:
Assigned in week of Mo, 09-29-2014 (Due as per rules if not specified otherwise):

 

(HW#6a due Fre 10/03/2014

(v) Heat Engines and Power Plants - Electrical Energy Generation, Transmission and Utilization

Image:COGAS-diagram.png The lecture will be based on the Web links below and related Quiz (based on the lecture and yellow-or-bold-highlighted Web links below) will be conducted on the due date. Please take class notes and read the related links with comprehension (PPT).*Engine* Power Plant (Combined_cycle)*thermodynamics-HEAT ENGINE (Carnot)*autoeducation-engine*carbibles.com-fuel_engine*engine-quiz * nasa.gov/..IC_engine_strokes * Energy Physics & Carnot *
Electricity : Generation&Transmission&Circuits *

(HW#6Q due Mo 10/06/2014 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 (v)-Heat Engines and Power Plants".

 

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Homework No. 5:
Assigned in week of Mo, 09-22-2014 (Due as per rules if not specified otherwise):

 

This is our REVIEW week before taking our Midterm Exam #1, as announced and discussed, see previous assignments.

NOTE: We plan to take our Class-Photo on Mo 09/29/2014 after the Midterm, so please color-up & dress-up if you want - it is FREE!

 

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Homework No. 4:
Assigned in week of Mo, 09-15-2014 (Due as per rules if not specified otherwise):

NOTE: We plan to take our Class-Photo on We 9/24/2014 (POSTPONED for Mo 09/29/2014) so please color-up & dress-up if you want - it is FREE! Then, Check your name spelling on Class Picture (after the link at top page above is updated) and email to me if any correction is needed.

Reminder >(HW#3Q due Fr 09-12-14 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".
NOTE: This is on topic of our Quiz he already had, NOT new topic about Home Energy.

(HW#4b due We 9/24/2014):
(iv) Energy in Residential and Commercial Sector - Your Home Energy:
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Cool Your World with ENERGY STAR @ home  
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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.
Low-Energy house - Wikipedia; also Zero-Energy building & Green building *

(HW#4c due Mo 9/29/2014): Our first Midterm exam is scheduled for Mo 9/29/2014Review all covered lecture and reading assignments so far  including all  class-worked exercises. Review and/or summarize all covered materials and fully understand and be familiar with all concepts and related basic data, as explained in class. There will be a review session during our lecture prior to the lecture when our Midterm is scheduled. An additional review session may be scheduled with TA if requested by majority of students (talk with your Class Representative and TA to arrange for it if desired).

(HW#4Q due Fr 9/26/2014 Midnight): 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 (iv)-Home Energy".  Furthermore, if you propose a new Web-reading-assignment that we adopt, you will get extra credit.
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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:
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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

(ii) Energy in Developing and Modern Societies - Patterns of Energy Consumption and Environmental Impact
Study my article, Energy: Global and Historical Background All 10 pages (Abstract), in Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology (B. L. Capehart, Editor),  ISBN: 978-0849336539, Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, 2007. Try to comprehend and make sense while you are reading, as well as to remember the most important facts and concepts, since there will be a related quiz on the due date. For example, a question may state: "The fossil fuels' share in the total World energy consumption is close to: (a) 80%; (b) 70%;  (c) 50%;  (d) 30%. In the reading-assignment article above it is stated that about 85% of the total energy consumption is from the fossil fuels, thus the (a) choice is the correct answer.
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 Energy_Everywhere_Explained (Handout)
See also:
SEE - Society Energy and Environment: The “Zeroth Religion” for Everybody! [PDF]*ZerothReligion.MKostic.com*[in DoMinore]*(EPESE'09)
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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):

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  1. Print (a) our class Syllabus, (b) Class/HW/Lab/Exam Policies, and (c) Office Hours and Info posted on my Web site, www.kostic.niu.edu, label & sign it (in the upper right corner, example, including your Z-ID and date), and bring it for our next class meeting. Read the syllabus and its relevant links very carefully, and clarify with me all your concerns and doubts during our next class meeting.
  2. Academic Integrity and Professional Ethics: Academic integrity, honesty and professional ethics are very important aspects of learning in colleges and universities and later in social and professional life. Go to Online Tutorial on Academic Integrity at http://www.ai.niu.edu/ai/students and obtain the Certificate of Completion, and submit it as HW.
  3. Review Let's get acquainted: First Things First!*[PDF format is convenient for printing].
  4. Send an email to Teaching Assistant - TA (see Office Hours and Info) and a copy to me (kostic@niu.edu) with the subject line (exactly but without quotes, you may cut-and-paste): " MEE 101fa14 Student E-mail Contact ," and a 80-120 word free-assay (type the exact number of words at the beginning of your assay) by introducing yourself and expressing your expectations and concerns about the subject after reviewing the syllabus (do not attach the assay as separate file but it must be within the email message - cut-and-paste if you use Word file for example). State how many words exactly is your free-assay at the beginning of it. This email has to be sent by the deadline (BUT after reading very carefully the syllabus and its relevant links-the first item above) so that we can get your email address (using your email account you like to get responses to it) to make up email group list for our class, and be able to send you future class information via email (most of info will be also posted on our HW web page - if you ever change your email account you have to report it to me). Additional information will be provided by TA regarding the Blackboard use.
    NOTE: If the exact format/rules for the email are not followed (no exception) a credit of 1 point will be issued instead of 5 points. You may also get 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."
(i) Introduction to Energy Concepts and Issues - Human-Environment Energy Balance
A Keynote Lecture: Energy and Environment: Fundamentals, Challenges and Potentials, The 7th IASME/WSEAS International Conference on ENERGY and ENVIRONMENT (EE'12), Kos Island, Greece, July 14-17, 2012.(*)
Energy_Everywhere_Explained (Handout)*Try to comprehend and make sense while you are reviewing presentation, as well as to remember the most important facts and concepts, since there may be a related quiz on the due date. Also: SEEppt and www.ftexploring.com/me/everything.html
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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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