Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Mathematics



First Advisor

McMurran, Shawnee

Second Advisor

Sarli, John

Third Advisor

Prakash, Chetan, and Williams, Peter


This study will discuss currently used power sources and their drawbacks, leading to covering fusion as an energy source and its potential. Fusion has three significant important advantages: Fuel reserves, safety, and environment. A significant amount of fuel reserves comes from the natural occurrence in ocean water of deuterium at a 1 to 6700 ratio, accounting for the energy supply being on the order of 2 billion years. Fusion does not produce any greenhouse gases and its only 'exhaust' is that of harmless inert helium.

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