PHYS 3650 Issues in Physics and Society

2 hours; 2 credits

A technical and quantitative study of one of these issues: 1) nuclear weapons, effects, proliferation, arms control; 2) nuclear energy, prospects in fission and fusion, environmental problems; 3) renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, energy storage; 4) the global environment, sources of pollution, greenhouse gases, climatic effects.

Prerequisite: Physics 2100 or permission of the Chairperson.


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