The Energy of the Universe

Garry McCracken, Peter Stott: Fusion. The Energy of the Universe. Amsterdam 2012

„In this book we present the complete story of fusion, starting with the development of the basic scientific ideas that led to the understanding of the role of fusion in the Sun and stars. We explain the processes of hydrogen burning in the Sun and the production of heavier elements in stars and supernovae. The development of fusion as a source of energy on Earth by both the magnetic and inertial confinement approaches is discussed in detail from the scientific beginnings to the construction of a fusion power plant. (...)

The Book has been structured to appeal to a wide readership. In particular we hope it will appeal to readers with a general interest in science but little scientific background as well as to students who may find it useful as a supplement to more formal textbooks.”

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