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Physics and technology for future presidents : an introduction to the essential physics every world leader needs to know

Author: R Muller
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Physics and Technology for Future Presidents contains the essential physics that students need in order to understand today's core science and technology issues, and to become the next generation of world leaders. From the physics of energy to climate change, and from spy technology to quantum computers, this is the only textbook to focus on the modern physics affecting the decisions of political leaders and CEOs  Read more...
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Muller, R. (Richard).
Physics and technology for future presidents.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009028490
(OCoLC)427704449
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Muller
ISBN: 9781400835317 1400835313
OCLC Number: 700687113
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 517 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Contents: Energy and power and the physics of explosions --
Atoms and heat --
Gravity, force, and space --
Nuclei and radioactivity --
Chain reactions, nuclear reactors, and atomic bombs --
Electricity and magnetism --
Waves including UFOs, earthquakes, and music --
Light --
Invisible light --
Climate change --
Quantum physics --
Relativity --
The universe.
Other Titles: Introduction to the essential physics every world leader needs to know
Physics every world leader needs to know
Responsibility: Richard A. Muller.

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How practical are alternative energy sources? Can satellites really read license plates from space? And how much should we fear a terrorist nuke? This book empowers students possessing any level of  Read more...
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