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Goodstein, David L. 1939-

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Out of gas : the end of the age of oil by David L Goodstein( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 2,028 WorldCat member 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
Feynman's lost lecture : the motion of planets around the sun by David L Goodstein( Book )

45 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subject of Feynman's lecture was the watershed discovery that separated the ancient world from the modern world - the culmination of the Scientific Revolution. Before Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton, the universe was Earth-centered. After their discoveries, our idea of the universe steadily altered and expanded, moving outward to the infinity we try to understand in our own time. Thus Feynman deals here with a crowning achievement of the human mind, comparable to Beethoven's symphonies. Shakespeare's plays, or Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Feynman conclusively demonstrates the astonishing fact that has mystified and intrigued all deep thinkers since Newton's time: Nature obeys mathematics
A crude awakening : the oil crash by Basil Gelpke( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member 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 )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique overview by a prominent CalTech physicist provides a modern, rigorous, and integrated treatment of the key physical principles and techniques related to gases, liquids, solids, and their phase transitions. No other single volume offers such comprehensive coverage of the subject, and the treatment consistently emphasizes areas in which research results are likely to be applicable to other disciples. Starting with a chapter on thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, the text proceeds to in-depth discussions of perfect gases, electrons in metals, Bose condensation, fluid structure, potential energy, Weiss molecular field theory, van der Waals equation, and other pertinent aspects of phase transitions. Many helpful illustrative problems appear at the end of each chapter, and annotated bibliographies offer further guidance
On fact and fraud : cautionary tales from the front lines of science by David L Goodstein( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 655 WorldCat member 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 )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This innovative physics textbook intended for science and engineering majors develops classical mechanics from a historical perspective. The presentation of the standard course material includes a discussion of the thought processes of the discoverers and a description of the methods by which they arrived at their theories. However the presentation proceeds logically rather than strictly chronologically, so new concepts are introduced at the natural moment. The book assumes a familiarity with calculus, includes a discussion of rigid body motion, and contains numerous thought-provoking problems. It is largely based in content on The Mechanical Universe: Introduction to Mechanics and Heat, a book designed in conjunction with a tele-course to be offered by PBS in the Fall of 1985. The advanced edition, however, does not coincide exactly with the video lessons, contains additional material, and develops the fundamental ideas introduced in the lower-level edition to a greater degree
Beyond the mechanical universe : from electricity to modern physics by Richard P Olenick( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mechanical universe and beyond ; Static electricity by David L Goodstein( Visual )

149 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 35 deals with Biot's and Savart's law, the force between electric currents and Ampere's law. Program 36 discusses the properties of force fields. Program 37 discusses the discovery of electromagnetic induction which created an important breakthrough in the generation of electric power. Program 38 discusses the way in which electromagnetic induction makes it possible to generate alternating current while transformers make it practical to distribute it over long distances. Discussion of the principles and practicality of alternating current, and the conflict between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison on the subject. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
Beyond the stars : our origins and the search for life in the universe by Paolo Saraceno( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the origin of the universe? Are we alone in the Universe? Using clear and plain language, the author explores these two interesting scientific-philosophical themes with a broad range of studies, including astronomy, cosmology, chemistry, biology, geology and planet science
The Mechanical universe-- and beyond( Visual )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 33 deals with the design and analysis of currents flowing in series and parallel circuits of resistors and capacitators. Covers the laws of Ohm and Kirchhoff and the contribution of Charles Wheatstone. Program 34 deals with magnetism as a natural phenomenon, the behavior of magnetic materials, and the motion of charged particles in a magnetic field. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
The Mechanical universe-- and beyond( Visual )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 13 deals with the law of physics which states that energy is neither created nor destroyed. Program 14 deals with potential energy and the powerful model that this concept has become for understanding why the world has worked the sam way since the beginning of time. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
Climate change and the energy problem : physical science and economics perspective by David L Goodstein( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important compendium deals with the primary world problems of global warming and the coming energy crisis. In alternating chapters, it lays out the nature of the two interrelated problems, and specifies the various economic considerations
Conservation of momentum ; Harmonic motion by David L Goodstein( Visual )

28 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 167 WorldCat member 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
The Mechanical universe ... and beyond( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member 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
Adventures in cosmology by David L Goodstein( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume tells of the quest for cosmology as seen by some of the finest cosmologists in the world. It starts with "Galaxy Formation from Start to Finish" and ends with "The First Supermassive Black Holes in the Universe," exploring in between the grand themes of galaxies, the early universe, expansion of the universe, dark matter and dark energy. This up-to-date collection of review articles offers a general introduction to cosmology and is intended for all probing into the profound questions on where we came from and where we are going
Resonance ; Waves by David L Goodstein( Visual )

34 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains and demonstrates the law of resonance and the properties of waves
Moving in circles ; Fundamental forces by David L Goodstein( Visual )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first program demonstrates how a body in uniform circular motion has both constant speed and constant acceleration. The second program discusses the four fundamental forces that explain all the physical phenomena of nature, the strong and the weak nuclear forces and the electrical and gravitational forces
Conservation of energy ; Potential energy by David L Goodstein( Visual )

31 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 122 WorldCat member 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
Thermal physics : energy and entropy by David L Goodstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integration ; The apple and the moon by David L Goodstein( Visual )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first program explains and demonstrates integration in calculus and the second program discusses Newton's law of gravity
 
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David Goodstein Amerikaans natuurkundige

Goodstein, D. L.

Goodstein , David

Goodstein, David 1939-

Goodstein, David L.

Goodstein , David Louis <1939- >

دیوید گوداستین فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

구드스타인, 데이비드 L. 1939-

굿스타인, 데이비드 1939-

굿스타인, 데이비드 L. 1939-

グッドスティーン, D. L.

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Feynman's lost lecture : the motion of planets around the sunStates of matterOn fact and fraud : cautionary tales from the front lines of scienceThe mechanical universe : introduction to mechanics and heatBeyond the mechanical universe : from electricity to modern physicsBeyond the stars : our origins and the search for life in the universeAdventures in cosmology