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Paperback Energy and Problems of a Technical Society Book

ISBN: 0471573108

ISBN13: 9780471573104

Energy and Problems of a Technical Society

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This text stresses a quantitative approach with enough real physics and other sciences used to put the topics on a sound basis for students who have had little mathematical or scientific background. It continues to cover the physics of energy and the environment. The goal of the text is to bring an understanding of the technological problems facing our society to the attention of students. This text carefully discusses the impact of our actions on...

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An excellent summary of issues facing modern societies

This book presents, in clear and easy to understand language, a nearly complete summary of the problems and issues of technology that face a modern society. Issues ranging from alternative energy sources and traffic theory to the problems of feeding the world's growing population are addressed. This book allows one to approach such modern questions as "Should I have airbags in my car?" or "How dangerous is the nuclear power plant in the next town?" from a knowledgeable standpoint. Many worked examples are included. Reference lists and problems are included at the end of each chapter. Although written as a textbook, this is an excellent (and entertaining) resource for the general interested reader. (Disclaimer: I am a former student of one of authors, but never took the class for which this book was written.)
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