PHYS 1040 The Making of the Atomic Bomb

3 hours; 3 credits

The history of the development of the atomic bomb. The scientific breakthroughs of the first half of the 20th century that led to it. The political context in which the bomb developed. The personal stories of the leading scientists involved. The moral issues arising from the development and use of the bomb. (Not open to students who have completed Core Curriculum 3308.) 2017-2018 Satisfies Pathways College Option requirement. Starting Fall 2018 Satisfies Pathways Flexible Core Scientific World requirement.


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