Physics of Societal Issues

  • Springer
  • 2020
  • Elektronisk medie
  • 0
  • English
  • Udgave er ikke defineret
  • 9780387689098

Physics of Societal Issues is a textbook those who seek to understand fundamental issues of energy use, nuclear weapons, and the environment using facts and figures instead of slogans and postures. Taking inspiration from Fermi's famous "back of the envelope" calculations, author David Hafemeister shows how to capture the essence of a problem with rough estimates of important parameters, and use those estimates to gauge the effects of policy decisions.