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By Wendell H. Wiser

This e-book is directed basically towards varieties of readers. First, it truly is meant to be used as a textbook for college students in a liberal schooling path in technology for non-science and non-engineering majors in university or univer­ sity. The technical point of presentation assumes no historical past in chemis­ try out or physics at the a part of the reader, and no technology must haves or past practise are of shock. whilst, common equations of chemistry and physics are integrated, quite when it comes to interconver­ sion of power assets and usage, for the advantage of the coed with a greater than passing curiosity in technological know-how who can research a lot approximately those points of chemistry from equations awarded within the booklet. moment, and thought of to be of significant main issue and significance, it really is meant to be used as a reference ebook for lecturers of technology within the excessive colleges and junior excessive colleges. a result of value of strength within the everyday life of the common citizen, a necessity is generally felt by way of the instructor at these degrees to debate a variety of elements of power in way of life. besides the fact that, frequently a resource containing legitimate details isn't really on hand to the instructor. within the absence of a legitimate textual content, the trainer frequently lodges to info present in the press-information that's hardly exact. the data offered during this booklet is soundly dependent in technology, and quite often the information awarded are up to date as of the date of this writing.

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In most years, the amount of that deficit in trade exceeds 100 billion dollars. In a typical year, a calculation of the value of the crude oil and petroleum products we import from foreign sources, based upon average prices, reveals that the value of those oil and petroleum product imports is about 50 billion dollars, or about 50 percent of that imbalance in trade. We wouldn't want to blame all that imbalance on petroleum, but that does give us an idea of how large that imbalance is and how large our petroleum imports are.

That correlation can be interpreted to reflect the role of, and indeed the need for, energy consumption as a vital component in high production of goods and services. A strong transportation network is essential for the supply of materials to production sites as well as for the distribution of goods and services. Inasmuch as petroleum products are the principal fuels used in transportation, the countries with the highest per capita values of gross domestic product are also those with high per capita consumption of petroleum and petroleum products.

Other, nonpetroleum energy input into transportation is essentially negligible. Coal cannot be used in the automobile, truck, or airplane and is too dirty to again find use in the railroad locomotive. For reasons of limited supply, along with other limitations to be discussed in Chapter 14, natural gas cannot serve a significant portion of the transportation market. 46 ENERGY RESOURCES • Industrial plant use: 19 percent. Substitution of other energy forms for petroleum in the industrial sector is generally not a viable alternative.

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