ERIC Number: ED190757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Unified Technical Concepts. Module 9: Energy Convertors.
Technical Education Research Center, Waco, TX.
This concept module on energy convertors is one of thirteen modules that provide a flexible, laboratory-based physics instructional package designed to meet the specialized needs of students in two-year, postsecondary technical schools. Each of the thirteen concept modules discusses a single physics concept and how it is applied to each energy system. This module discusses (1) a variety of energy convertors, important in the conversion and application of energy, and (2) the efficiency of the individual energy convertors and systems. Included with the concept module are thirteen application modules that discuss a specific application of a single concept in a single energy system, and contain a student laboratory exercise. Laboratory modules included are Turbines, Fluid Pumps, Fans and Blowers, Wind Power, Vacuum Pumps, Electric Generators, Alternators, Electric Motors, Solenoids and Relays, Photovoltaic Materials, Boilers, Thermoelectric Generators, and Solar Collectors. (LRA)
Descriptors: Electric Motors, Electricity, Energy, Fluid Mechanics, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Mechanics (Physics), Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Solar Radiation, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Units of Study
UTC Coordinator, Technical Education Research Center--Southwest, 4201 Lake Shore Dr., Waco, TX 76710 (Concept Modules, $0.80 each; Application on 2nd Supplementary Modules, $0.40 each; Notebook for Modules, $2.25; Instructor's Guide, $8.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Waco, TX.