Physics for Future Presidents: Buy the Book, or Watch the Free Online Course

Richard Muller teach­es one of the most pop­u­lar under­grad­u­ate cours­es at UC Berke­ley: Physics for Future Pres­i­dents. You can watch it on YouTube (above). And now you can buy Muller’s new book. Just pub­lished by W.W. Nor­ton, Physics for Future Pres­i­dents: The Sci­ence Behind the Head­lines gives cit­i­zens the sci­en­tif­ic knowl­edge they need to under­stand crit­i­cal issues fac­ing our soci­ety — is “Iran’s nascent nuclear capa­bil­i­ty … a gen­uine threat to the West,” are there “viable alter­na­tives to fos­sil fuels that should be nur­tured and sup­port­ed by the gov­ern­ment,” and should “nuclear pow­er should be encour­aged”? These issues (and more) get tack­led here. For more info on the book, you can lis­ten to a good inter­view con­duct­ed this morn­ing (mp3) here in San Fran­cis­co.

Muller’s course, Physics for Future Pres­i­dents, has been added to our col­lec­tion of Free Online Physics Cours­es, a sub­set of our col­lec­tion, 1,700 Free Online Cours­es from Top Uni­ver­si­ties.

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