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.