PHYS 3740 Weapons of Mass Destruction

3 semester hours

Scientific principles underlying nuclear weaponry, including basic atomic theory, fission, and fusion; quantifying effects of nuclear explosions; exploring the history, development, and use of nuclear weapons, including potential nuclear terrorism scenarios; social, political, and ethical ramifications of the nuclear arms race and the Cold War.

Lecture, 3 hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 101  or higher, or placement into MATH 106  or higher.

University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections.

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