UN1018: Weapons of Mass Destruction | S. Marka

Physics
Undergraduate and Graduate Lecture
Tu Th 2:40-3:55PM

A review of the history and environmental consequences of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons of mass destruction (WMD); of how these weapons work, what they cost, how they have spread, how they might be used, how they are currently controlled by international treaties and domestic legislation, and what issues of policy and technology arise in current debates on WMD. What aspects of the manufacture of WMD are easily addressed, and what aspects are technically challenging? It may be expected that current events/headlines will be discussed in class.

Prerequisites: high school science and math

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