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IB Physics Core Syllabus Summary 2009 Draft1

IB Physics Core Syllabus Summary 2009 Draft1

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These are study notes compiled by summarizing textbooks such as Tsoko's and the Official IB Physics Textbook and internet sites such as Answers.com and Wikipedia.
These are study notes compiled by summarizing textbooks such as Tsoko's and the Official IB Physics Textbook and internet sites such as Answers.com and Wikipedia.

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Fuel: a substance that can release energy by changing its chemical or nuclear structure.

8.2.1. Identify different world energy sources.

Fossil Fuels emitting CO2
oCoal
oOil and gas
oWood and biomass

Nuclear fuel
Energy derived from the Sun
oSolar energy
oHydroelectric power
oWind power
oWave power
Energy sources not derived from the Sun
oTidal power:
oGeothermal energy
The Sun is the prime energy source for the world’s energy.

8.2.2. Outline and distinguish between renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
8.2.3. Define the energy density of a fuel.

Energy density: the amount of energy that can be extracted per kilogram of fuel. Unit:

8.2.4. Discuss how choice of fuel is influenced by its energy density.
8.2.5. State the relative proportions of world use of the different energy sources that are available.

Oil: 38%; Coal: 26%; Gas: 23%; Hydroelectric: 6%; Nuclear: 6%; Renewables: 1%.
Renewable energy: Solar: 44%; Wind: 27%; Geothermal: 17%; Biofuels: 12%.

8.2.6. Discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages of various energy sources.
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IB Physics 2009: Syllabus Summary

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