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Energy Fundamentals.

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Energy Fundamentals There are many different views, properties, values, and interests for different types of energy. In viewing energy in terms of commodity we focus on supply and demand. Also the price of energy is an important factor. Commodity is used by current buyers and sellers in deciding what type of energy to use. As an ecological resource depletability, environmental impact , and resource issues are the properties of energy. The choice of future sustainability and frugality are also values by those who view energy as an ecological resource. Market bystanders and future generations are most interested in viewing energy in this way. When viewed as a social necessity availability and distribution are the important properties of energy. Equity is valued most when energy is viewed as a social necessity. ...read more.

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Conversion from chemical to electrical in which a battery is an example. Chemical to mechanical conversion's example is a rocket. Thermal to mechanical would be a heat engine. Electromagnetic to chemical's conversion has an example of photosynthesis. Electromagnetic to thermal would be the greenhouse effect. And last would be chemical to thermal to mechanical to electrical would be a power plant. Energy conversion is a booming industry with many companies working on different ways to convert energy. For a list of international companies involved in energy conversion go to this website. Every day, millions of actions are being performed by you, me and everyone else in this world; aware actions, unaware actions, wanted actions, unwanted actions and many more. Every action performed costs energy. ...read more.

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While we struggle to find a way to produce energy effectively through renewable sources, we are going against a growing demand for electricity. Over the years, we, as a country, have become greedy. We revolve around electricity: computers, cell phones, lights, refrigerators, microwaves, and much more. Creating a way to produce energy efficiently is one of the main goals for the future. I want to be an electrical engineer so that I can help in the process of coming up with a way to make energy work for us. I want to be part of the future. Electricity has really changed our world. We have gone from oil lamps to light bulbs, written letters to e-mail, and bedtime stories to television. Not all these "improvements" have actually made the United States a better place. Some of the technology that electricity has provided us has led families not to spend time together. On the contrary, we have made many advancements. ...read more.

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