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=== Introduction ===
Text to come.


=== Relevant Dot Points from the Study Design ===
apply thermodynamic principles to investigate at least one issue related to the environmental impacts of human activity with reference to the enhanced greenhouse effect:
proportion of national energy use due to heating and cooling of homes
comparison  of  the  operation  and  efficiencies  of  domestic  heating  and  cooling  systems:  heat  pumps;  resistive  heaters;  reverse-cycle  air  conditioners;  evaporative  coolers;  solar  hot  water  systems;  and/or  electrical resistive hot water systems
possibility of homes being built that do not require any active heating or cooling at all
use  of  thermal  imaging  and  infrared  thermography  in  locating  heating  losses  in  buildings  and/or  system  malfunctions; cost savings implications
determination of the energy ratings of home appliances and fittings: insulation; double glazing; window size; light bulbs; and/or electrical gadgets, appliances or machines
cooking  alternatives:  appliance  options  (microwave,  convection,  induction);  fuel  options  (gas,  electricity,  solar, fossil fuel)
automobile efficiencies: fuel options (diesel petrol, LPG and electric); air delivery options (naturally aspirated, supercharged and turbocharged); and fuel delivery options (common rail, direct injection and fuel injection)
explain  how  concepts  of  reliability,  validity  and  uncertainty  relate  to  the  collection,  interpretation  and  communication of data related to thermodynamics and climate science.