The Mathematics of Windfarms
[Maths in Action]
Presenter: Gary Bass
Thursday September 17, 2015
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm (VIC, TAS, NSW, QLD)
4:00pm – 5:00pm (SA, NT)
2:30pm – 3:30pm (WA)
Online: Click on this Adobe Connect link to enter Gary's session http://connect.vic.edu.au/cwm-150918-bass/
Mathematics can be found everywhere, including alternative energy sources. Wind farms have been topical in recent months, however the mathematics encompassing the generation of electricity by wind energy is worthy of some consideration. This webinar will cover basic engineering and construction as well as geographical and social calculations. Simple physical observations and subsequent calculations are readily accessible to junior levels of schooling. Simulations using Mathematica will be provided
Gary has been involved with data visualisation and control technologies over many more years than can be remembered. Currently Gary is involved with Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) working on the STELR Energy project and is a leader in the Mag-Net:Online Association of STEMx educators.
About STELR www.stelr.org.au
STELR courses present the big ideas, like conservation and transformation of energy, in the context of topics that are highly relevant to students, so that they see the point of science. STELR courses use a contemporary “inquiry-based” pedagogy that leads students to understanding by means of testing and developing their own ideas.
About ATSE https://www.atse.org.au/
ATSE is an independent body of more than 800 Australian scientists and engineers seeking to enhance Australia’s prosperity through technological innovation.