MIT ESM Challenge Progress

Global Warming Science 12.34

“Scientific foundation of anthropogenic climate change and an introduction to climate models”

Term Paper (40%) – Debunking Climate Change, A Fact Based Assessment, Grant Shannon, 2017

5 Problem Sets (60%) – 12.34 Problem Set Solutions – Grant Shannon – 19-7-17

Course Notes – Lecture Notes – Global Warming Science 12.34


Introduction to Sustainable Energy 22.081J

“Assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals”

Final Exam (30%) – 22.081J Final Exam

Take Home Exam 1 (15%) – 22.081J Take Home Exam 1

Take Home Exam 2 (15%) – 22.081J Take Home Exam 2

8 Problem Sets (40%) – 22.081J Problem Sets

Course Notes – Lecture Notes – Introduction to Sustainable Energy 22.081J


Electromagnetic Energy; Motors to Solar Cells 6.007

“Energy conversion and power flow in electrical and electromechanical systems, including electric motors, generators and photovoltaic cells”

10 Problem Sets (20%) – 6.007 PSs 1-5 Solutions – Grant Shannon6.007 PSs 6-10 Solutions – Grant Shannon

2 Midterm Exams (40%) – Unavailable through MIT OCW under copyright

Final Exam (30%) – Unavailable through MIT OCW under copyright

Course Notes – 6.007 Lecture Notes – Grant Shannon


Introduction to Electric Power Systems 6.061

“Introductory subject in the field of electric power systems and electrical to mechanical energy conversion. Electric power systems are also at the heart of alternative energy systems, including wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric generation”

11 Problem Sets (50%) – 6.061 Problem Set Solutions – Grant Shannon

Quiz 1 (25%) – 6.061 Quiz 1 Solutions – Grant Shannon

Quiz 2 (25%) – 6.061 Quiz 2 Solutions – Grant Shannon

Course Notes – 6.061 Lecture Notes – Grant Shannon


Principles of Microeconomics 14.01

“Analyse and understand the behaviour of consumers, businesses, markets and how to apply microeconomic principles to real life policy questions”

9 Problem Sets (22%) – 14.01 Problem Sets 1-9 – Grant Shannon

Midsemester Exam 1 (22%) – 14.01 MS1 – Grant Shannon

Midsemester Exam 2 (22%) – 14.01 MS2 – Grant Shannon

Final Exam (34%) – 14.01 Final Exam – Grant Shannon

Course Notes – 14.01 Lecture Notes – Grant Shannon


Engineering, Economics and Regulation of the Electric Power Sector ESD.934

“Presents an in-depth interdisciplinary perspective of electric power systems, including generation, demand response, network flow, risk allocation, reliability of service, renewable energy sources, environmental impacts and strategic sustainability issues”

In progress


Energy Decisions, Markets, and Policies 15.031J

“Focus on energy-related problems and the non-technical factors that need to be addressed in parallel, including economic, political, and social”


Fundamentals of Photovoltaics 2.627

“Fundamentals of photoelectric conversion, commercial and emerging PV technologies and various cross-cutting themes; conversion efficiencies, loss mechanisms, characterisation, manufacturing, systems, reliability, life-cycle analysis, and risk analysis, all in the context of markets, policies, society, and environment”

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