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Richard Muller is professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a past winner of the MacArthur Fellowship. Physics for Future Presidents is based on his renowned course for non-science students.


 Why Must World Leaders Know Physics?

Imagine it: You are the President and a terrorist has planted a dirty bomb in midtown Manhattan. What do you do? How do you react? If you don't know anything about Physics you won't be able to act quickly or wisely. But if you do. . .

Physics_for_future_presidents_1b_3Future presidents (and voters) can't afford to be ignorant about nuclear weapons. Physics for Future Presidents gives you the knowledge necessary to survive in today's political and increasingly nuclear world.

What is the difference between a Uranium bomb, a Plutonium bomb, and a Hydrogen bomb? What are the real dangers of nuclear waste? Find out what you need to know about radiation and nukes .

Physics is also critical to our understanding of Energy, Space and Global Warming. You can read exercpts from Physics for Future Presidents here .


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