PHYS 3650 Issues in Physics and Society
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PHY 42.
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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 3100 [10.5] and 4900W [67.1W].