Goodstein, David L. 1939-
Most widely held works about David L Goodstein
Most widely held works by David L Goodstein
Out of gas : the end of the age of oil by David L Goodstein ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,001 libraries worldwide
"In this book, David Goodstein, professor of physics at Caltech, explains the underlying scientific principles of the inevitable fossil fuel crisis we face, and the closely related peril to the Earth's climate. The discovery of any natural resource, oil included, rises rapidly at first, but the rate of discovery eventually reaches a peak that will never be exceeded, and declines forever after that. In the 1950s, when America's military and industrial might arose largely from the fact that it was the world's leading producer of oil, a geophysicists named M. King Hubbert, realizing that the discovery peak had already passed, predicted that oil production in the Lower 48 would reach its highest point around 1970 and would decrease rapidly after that. To the surprise of nearly everyone, he turned out to be right. Now a number of petroleum geologists have pointed out that worldwide discovery of oil peaked decades ago. As oil fields continue to be depleted and new discovery, including advances in oil technology, fails to keep up, the prospect of a global Hubbert's peak looms before us."--Jacket.
Feynman's lost lecture : the motion of planets around the sun by David L Goodstein ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,257 libraries worldwide
On March 13, 1964, Feynman delivered a lecture to the Caltech freshman class, "The Motion of Planets Around the Sun"why the planets move elliptically instead of in perfect circles. For reasons unknown, most probably for his own amusement, he chose to make the argument using mathematics no more advanced than high-school plane geometry. Isaac Newton had pulled off much the same trick nearly 300 years earlier in his masterpiece, the Principia. Feynman, unable to follow Newton's obscure proof, invented his own original, geometrical proof in the Caltech lecture.
A crude awakening the oil crash ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,127 libraries worldwide
A documentary film that "debunk[s] the conventional wisdom that oil production will continue to climb, and instead stare[s] bleakly at a planet facing economic meltdown and conflict over its most valuable resource" -- Container.
States of matter by David L Goodstein ( Book )
15 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
On fact and fraud : cautionary tales from the front lines of science by David L Goodstein ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
Fraud in science is not as easy to identify as one might think. When accusations of scientific misconduct occur, truth can often be elusive, & the cause of a scientist's ethical misstep isn't always clear. This book looks at actual cases in which fraud was committed or alleged, explaining what constitutes scientific misconduct & what doesn't.
The mechanical universe : introduction to mechanics and heat by Richard P Olenick ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
Beyond the mechanical universe : from electricity to modern physics by Richard P Olenick ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
The Mechanical universe ... and beyond ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Contains introductory physics and traces the drama of scientific discovery using a mixture of archival footage and historical backdrops to introduce the great thinkers of the past from Copernicus to Einstein.
The Mechanical universe ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 180 libraries worldwide
A survey of introductory college physics.
Kepler's 3 laws ; The Kepler problem ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
The first program explains Kepler's three laws of ellipses, equal areas and harmony. The second program discusses Newton's understanding and explanation of Kepler's laws.
Resonance ; Waves ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
The first program explains and demonstrates the law of resonance and the second program discusses the properties of waves.
From Kepler to Einstein ; Harmony of the spheres ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
The first program discusses how the law of gravity affects the planetary orbits and the tides, Einstein's theory of relativity, black holes and beyond. The second program presents an overview of the evolution of understanding of the harmony of the spheres and laws of the mechanical universe.
Angular momentum ; Torques and gyroscopes ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
The first program explains and demonstrates Kepler's law of angular momentum. The second program explains and demonstrates the effect of torque on a spinning object and how gyroscopes function.
Derivatives ; Inertia ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
The first program explains and demonstrates the functions of derivatives. The second program explains Galileo's principle of inertia.
Vectors ; Newton's laws ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
The first program demonstrates the function of vectors and the second program explains Newton's three fundamental principles governing the basic machinery of the world.
Conservation of energy ; Potential energy ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
The first program discusses the fact that energy is never created or destroyed and is always conserved. The second program further develops the principle of conservation of energy with emphasis on potential energy.
Velocity and time ; Energy, momentum & mass ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
The first program discusses the work of Albert Einstein, resulting in the theory of relativity, a wholly new understanding of the meaning of space and time. The second program discusses how this new meaning of space and time made it necessary to formulate a new mechanics.
Atoms to quarks ; The Quantum mechanical universe ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
The first program surveys the theories, models and facts which underlie our understanding of matter, including protons and neutrons. The second program surveys the course and glances into the future.
Conservation of momentum ; Harmonic motion ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
The first program explains and demonstrates the law of conservation of momentum. The second explains and demonstrates the law of simple harmonic motion.
Maxwell's equations ; Optics ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
The first program discusses the discovery of the displacement current by Maxwell, which completed the electricity and magnetism puzzle. The second program discusses the properties of light as the properties of waves, including reflection, refraction and diffraction.
Acceleration (Mechanics) Angular momentum Atoms Celestial mechanics Conic sections Conservation laws (Physics) Documentary films Einstein, Albert,--1879-1955 Electric currents Electric fields Electricity Energy policy Feature films Films for the hearing impaired Force and energy Fraud in science Galilei, Galileo,--1564-1642 Gravitation Gravity Harmonic motion Heat History Inertia (Mechanics) Magnetism Matter--Properties Mechanical universe (Television program) Mechanics Mechanics--Study and teaching Mechanics--Study and teaching (Higher) Momentum (Mechanics) Newton, Isaac,--Sir,--1642-1727 Nonfiction films Orbits Petroleum conservation Petroleum industry and trade Petroleum industry and trade--Forecasting Petroleum reserves Petroleum reserves--Forecasting Physics Physics--Study and teaching Physics--Study and teaching (Higher) Physics--Study and teaching (Higher)--Audio-visual aids Planets--Orbits Quantum theory Relativity (Physics) Research--Moral and ethical aspects Space and time Thermodynamics United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Goodstein, David 1939-
Goodstein, David L.
Goodstein, David Louis, 1939-
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