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Climate change is defined as the long term change in weather patterns over time. The greenhouse effect is the trapping of heat in the Earth by gasses like carbon dioxide and some scientists argue that increases in atmospheric greenhouse gases will trap more heat. When more heat is trapped, there is more energy to drive weather patterns. This increased heat can also have unpredictable effects such as the melting of ice caps, shifting rainfall patterns and more powerful storms. (03:12)
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Some of the most important issues which astronomers working in this field are currently trying to resolve are:

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  • To what extent are the observed differences between AGN attributable to the orientation at which we view them?

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6.685 explores concepts in electromechanics, using electric machinery as examples. It teaches an understanding of principles and analysis of electromechanical systems. By the end of the course, students are capable of doing electromechanical design of the major classes of rotating and linear electric machines and have an understanding of the principles of the energy conversion parts of Mechatronics. In addition to design, students learn how to estimate the dynamic parameters of electric machines
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