4.3.2 Wave power

When winds blow over the world's oceans, they cause waves. The power in such waves, as they gradually build up over very long distances, can be very great – as anyone watching or feeling that power eventually being dissipated on a beach will know.

Various technologies for harnessing the power of waves have been developed over the past few decades, of which the 'oscillating water column' (OWC) is perhaps the most widely used. In an OWC, the rise and fall of the waves inside an enclosed
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

4.2 The use of systems analysis in public policy

The application of mathematical techniques to military operations was pioneered in Britain during the Second World War (see Box 7) and became known by a variety of names (Hoos, 1972, p. 42). At the end of the war, the United States Air Force sponsored the application of those techniques and methods to problems of US national security. Funds to investigate the effects of new weapons systems and for the exploration of defence policy issues were allocated to defence contractors. From one of thes
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

Stage 4: Generation of routes to objectives (how could we get there?)

This stage explores the different ways of achieving the defined objectives. It is the most imaginative and free-thinking stage of the approach. The idea is initially to generate as many ideas as possible, then to whittle the list down to two or three ‘definite possibilities’ that can be carried further in the development stage.


Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

1.1 Introduction: what is the problem?

In late June and early July 2005 a row erupted concerning the operation of a major flagship of government social policy, the tax credit system. Introduced in 2003, it was designed to help those on low incomes and whose social circumstances prevented them from working full-time (Citizens Advice Bureau, 2005). The article reprinted in Box 1 indicates the extent of the political unrest with a system that left families relying on food parcels, and that has been variously described as being ‘in
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Copyright © 2016 The Open University

Advanced Device Physics
This course will focus for a large part on MOSFET and CMOS, but also on heterojunction BJT, and photonic devices.
Author(s):

License information
Related content

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en - Original copyright TU Delft

Advanced Device Physics
This course will focus for a large part on MOSFET and CMOS, but also on heterojunction BJT, and photonic devices.
Author(s):

License information
Related content

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en - Original copyright TU Delft

Solar Cells
Advanced semiconductor devices as a new source of energy for the 21st century, which deliver electricity directly from sunlight. The suitable semiconductor materials, device physics, and fabrication technologies for solar cells are presented. The guidelines for design of a complete solar cell system for household application are explained. The cost aspects, market development, and the application areas of solar cells are presented.
Author(s):

License information
Related content

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en - Original copyright TU Delft

Mesoscopic Physics
Mesoscopic physics is the area of Solid State physics that covers the transition regime between macroscopic objects and the microscopic, atomic world.The main goal of the course is to introduce the physical concepts underlying the phenomena in this field.
Author(s):

License information
Related content

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en - Original copyright TU Delft

Mesoscopic Physics
Mesoscopic physics is the area of Solid State physics that covers the transition regime between macroscopic objects and the microscopic, atomic world.The main goal of the course is to introduce the physical concepts underlying the phenomena in this field.
Author(s):

License information
Related content

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en - Original copyright TU Delft

Quantum Information Processing

Author(s):

License information
Related content

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en - Original copyright TU Delft

Quantum Information Processing

Author(s):

License information
Related content

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en - Original copyright TU Delft

Advanced Solid State Physics
Th course Advanced Solid State Physics is about the electronic properties of materials and contains lectures about scattering, transport in metals, phonons and superconductivity.
Author(s):

License information
Related content

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en - Original copyright TU Delft

Introduction to Modern Physics
The course covers principles and concepts of Special and General Relativity; origins of Quantum Mechanics; quantum structure of atoms, molecules, solids; applications to lasers and microelectronics; nuclear and particle physics; and cosmology.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Physics for Humanists
Physics for Humanists is intended for those who are intellectually and emotionally curious but do not intend to specialize in the natural sciences. The course covers facts and concepts of classical and modern physics; eminent scientists and the emotions that have impelled them; nuclear energy and nuclear bombs; and the interaction, both constructive and destructive, between science and society.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Physics for Humanists
Physics for Humanists is intended for those who are intellectually and emotionally curious but do not intend to specialize in the natural sciences. The course covers facts and concepts of classical and modern physics; eminent scientists and the emotions that have impelled them; nuclear energy and nuclear bombs; and the interaction, both constructive and destructive, between science and society.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Solid State Physics
In the electrical engineering, solid-state materials and the properties play an essential role. A thorough understanding of the physics of metals, insulators and semiconductor materials is essential for designing new electronic devices and circuits. After short introduction of the IC fabrication process, the course starts with the crystallography. This will be followed by the basic principle of the quantum mechanics, the sold-state physics, band-structure and the relation with electrical propert
Author(s):

License information
Related content

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en - Original copyright TU Delft

Solid State Physics
In the electrical engineering, solid-state materials and the properties play an essential role. A thorough understanding of the physics of metals, insulators and semiconductor materials is essential for designing new electronic devices and circuits. After short introduction of the IC fabrication process, the course starts with the crystallography. This will be followed by the basic principle of the quantum mechanics, the sold-state physics, band-structure and the relation with electrical propert
Author(s):

License information
Related content

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en - Original copyright TU Delft

Solid State Physics
In the electrical engineering, solid-state materials and the properties play an essential role. A thorough understanding of the physics of metals, insulators and semiconductor materials is essential for designing new electronic devices and circuits. After short introduction of the IC fabrication process, the course starts with the crystallography. This will be followed by the basic principle of the quantum mechanics, the sold-state physics, band-structure and the relation with electrical propert
Author(s):

License information
Related content

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en - Original copyright TU Delft

Internet Scout Project
In June 2000, the Fourteenth Symposium on Thermophysical Properties was held to review the progress of thermophysics over the last 100 years and to look forward to the next century of research and development in thermophysics. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides a special publication online covering the event, including overviews of topical issues by professionals in the field and several brief, invited essays on issues raised in the forum by panelists, audience pa
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Rights not set

Internet Scout Project
In June 2000, the Fourteenth Symposium on Thermophysical Properties was held to review the progress of thermophysics over the last 100 years and to look forward to the next century of research and development in thermophysics. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides a special publication online covering the event, including overviews of topical issues by professionals in the field and several brief, invited essays on issues raised in the forum by panelists, audience pa
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Rights not set