Course syllabus T15-0060-B - Physical Principles in Eco-energetics (TF - SS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty of Engineering
Course unit code: T15-0060-B
Course unit title: Physical Principles in Eco-energetics
Level of study:
Course supervisor:
Supervising department: Department of Physics (TF)
Control Systems in Production Engineering - bachelor (elective), 4. semester
Teaching hours per week:
2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
lectures, seminars
2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week), attendance method
26/26 (hours of lectures per semester / hours of seminars per semester), attendance method
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning):
full-time, attendance method, part-time, attendance method
Mode of completion and ECTS credits allocated:
Exam (6 credits)
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
During the term will be evaluated 4 term projects each for 10 points and the value of final oral and written exam is 60 points. Student can get grade A after obtaining at least 93 points, grade B at least 86 points, grade C at least 79 points, grade D at least 72 points and grade E at least 64 points.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course unit:
After finishing of the subject student is able to understand to the basic principles of alternative energy sources. The student will acquire a comprehensive view of the physical principles of obtaining energy from selected alternative sources (solar energy, wind energy, water energy and geothermal energy). Student will have skills in parameter’s calculation for chosen systems of alternative energy sources, which will be shown by term projects. After finishing of the subject student is able to identify the solutions of problems from alternative energy sources and he is able to apply obtained knowledge in practice.
Course contents:
Energy from the physics point of view. Physical aspects of solar, water, wind and geothermal energy usage. Physical principles of solar energy, wind energy, water energy and geothermal energy production. Solar energy (solar collectors, photovoltaics, photovoltaic effect, solar-thermal electricity production), water energy (physical principle of water energy usage, small hydro plants and microsystems), wind energy (physical principle of air flow and its usage in wind power systems, typology of wind power plants), geothermal energy (geophysical aspects and principles of its usage).
Recommended or required reading:
BOŽIKOVÁ, M. -- CSILLAG, J. -- BILČÍK, M. Princípy vybraných alternatívnych zdrojov energie: vysokoškolská učebnica. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2018. 313 p. ISBN 978-80-552-1827-4.
BOŽIKOVÁ, M. Obnoviteľné zdroje energie v teórii a praxi : slnečná energia a veterná energia. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2012. 150 p. ISBN 978-80-552-0843-5 (brož.).

Language of instruction:
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 31

12,9 %9,7 %32,3 %
25,8 %
19,3 %
0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
Ing. Matúš Bilčík (examiner, instructor)
doc. RNDr. Monika Božiková, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Ing. Ján Csillag, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Daniela Kunecová, PhD. (instructor, lecturer)
Supervisor signature and last modification:
28. 1. 2020

Last modification made by Ing. Helena Barošková on 01/28/2020.

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