"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 and, consequently, the
lives of every citizen. How practical are alternative energy
sources? Can satellites really read license plates from space? What
is the quantum physics behind iPods and supermarket scanners? And
how much should we fear a terrorist nuke? This lively book empowers
students possessing any level of scientific background with the
tools they need to make informed decisions and to argue their views
persuasively with anyone--expert or otherwise.
Based on Richard Muller's renowned course at Berkeley, the book
explores critical physics topics: energy and power, atoms and heat,
gravity and space, nuclei and radioactivity, chain reactions and
atomic bombs, electricity and magnetism, waves, light, invisible
light, climate change, quantum physics, and relativity. Muller
engages readers through many intriguing examples, helpful facts to
remember, a fun-to-read text, and an emphasis on real-world
problems rather than mathematical computation. He includes chapter
summaries, essay and discussion questions, Internet research
topics, and handy tips for instructors to make the classroom
experience more rewarding.
Accessible and entertaining, "Physics and Technology for Future
Presidents" gives students the scientific fluency they need to
become well-rounded leaders in a world driven by science and
Professors: A supplementary Instructor's Manual is available for
this book. It is restricted to teachers using the text in courses.
For information on how to obtain a copy, refer to: http:
Leading universities that have adopted this book include:
Harvard Purdue Rice University University of Chicago Sarah Lawrence
College Notre Dame Wellesley Wesleyan University of Colorado
Northwestern Washington University in St. Louis University of
Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Fordham University of Miami George
Princeton University Press
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