Physics of Societal Issues

Physics of Societal Issues

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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 qback of the envelopeq 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.(b) How much oil (Mbbl/day) will be saved when the United States increases the standard for SUVs/light trucks from 20.7 to 22.2 mpg (2007), and then to 27.5 mpg? (c) The United States has 74 million SUVs/light trucks that travel 12, 000anbsp;...

Title:Physics of Societal Issues
Author:David Hafemeister
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-08-10


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