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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 1,974 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. 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( Recording )

46 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For thirty years this brilliant and seminal lecture lay dormant in the Caltech archives. Now, in this book, Feynman's lost lecture has been reconstructed and explained in meticulous detail together with a history of ideas of the planets' motions. Anyone who remembers high-school geometry can enjoy it and can profit from the compact disc that accompanies this book
A crude awakening : the oil crash by Basil Gelpke( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,116 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 )

38 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview covers thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; gases, solids, and liquids; perfect gases; electronics in metals; and the Bose condensation. Also: structure of a fluid, potential energy, interacting gases and liquids, Weiss molecular field theory, van der Waals equation, and other pertinent aspects of phase transitions. 154 figures .1975 edition
On fact and fraud : cautionary tales from the front lines of science by David L Goodstein( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 663 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 )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 569 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 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mechanical universe-- and beyond( Visual )

74 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 450 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, part I( Visual )

45 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, relativity, and waves and optics
The Mechanical universe ... and beyond( Visual )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, relativity, waves and optics, heat and thermodynamics, and modern physics. Includes 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 227 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 first part discusses the origins of everything, from the Big Bang to humankind. It follows the long course of evolution - from original matter to the formation of more complex structures, from the furthest galaxies to the nearest stars, from planets to organic molecules, from the first and most elementary forms of life through to the reptiles, the dinosaurs and the advent of man. The second part traces the history of the Earth and evaluates the risks of extinction in the future as predicted by scientists. Is the Earth the only habitable planet in the Universe? This question initiates the discussion on the importance of the Earth's position in the solar system and the significance of our geologically alive planet. The final part is dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial beings with identifiable life forms. It also describes attempts for searching, from the past to the near future. This remarkable book provides the best answers we have to the epic questions about us and our place in the universe
Climate change and the energy problem : physical science and economics perspective by David L Goodstein( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 217 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
The Mechanical universe by Don Cupitt( Visual )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of introductory college physics
Conservation of momentum by David L Goodstein( Visual )

29 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 164 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
Adventures in cosmology by David L Goodstein( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 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 by Robert Caldwell( Visual )

34 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 132 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
Thermal physics : energy and entropy by David L Goodstein( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservation of energy ; Potential energy by David L Goodstein( Visual )

33 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 117 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
The Magnetic field ; Vector fields and hydrodynamics by Peter F. (producer) Buffa( Visual )

23 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first program discusses the relationship between an electric current and the magnetic field it produces, the law of Biot and Sarvart, the force between electric currents, and Ampere's laws. The second program discusses the differences between electric fields and magnetic fields and how both can be better understood by analogy to fields of fluid flow
 
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Out of gas : the end of the age of oil
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David Goodstein Amerikaans natuurkundige

David Goodstein físico estadounidense

David Goodstein physicien américain

Goodstein, D. L.

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Goodstein, David 1939-

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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