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Goodstein, David L. 1939-

Overview
Works: 670 works in 1,660 publications in 3 languages and 15,284 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Commentator, Thesis advisor
Classifications: TN870, 622.1828
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Out of gas : the end of the age of oil by David L Goodstein ( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 2,103 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 )
21 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,286 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 )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,182 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
On fact and fraud : cautionary tales from the front lines of science by David L Goodstein ( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 696 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
Adventures in cosmology by David L Goodstein ( )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 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
States of matter by David L Goodstein ( Book )
25 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 655 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
The mechanical universe : introduction to mechanics and heat by Richard P Olenick ( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond the Stars Our Origins and the Search for Life in the Universe by Paolo Saraceno ( )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 584 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
Beyond the mechanical universe : from electricity to modern physics by Richard P Olenick ( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mechanical universe ... and beyond by David L Goodstein ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, relativity, waves and optics, heat and thermodynamics, and modern physics
Climate change and the energy problem : physical science and economics perspective by David L Goodstein ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 130 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 ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey of introductory college physics
Le mouvement des planètes autour du soleil by Richard P Feynman ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans un langage accessible à tous, à l'aide de simples intuitions géométriques, R. Feynman, prix Nobel de physique, explique les principes de la mécanique céleste et du mouvement elliptique des planètes autour du Soleil
Kepler's 3 laws ; The Kepler problem by David L Goodstein ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains Kepler's three laws of ellipses, equal areas and harmony and Newton's understanding and explanation of Kelper's laws
Velocity and time ; Energy, momentum & mass by Jack Arnold ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 99 WorldCat member 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
Conservation of energy ; Potential energy ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 96 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 Michelson-Morley experiment ; The Lorentz transformation by David L Goodstein ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first program explains the experiment to detect the ether, the medium that was supposed to be necessary for transmission of electromagnetic waves in free space. The second program discusses Lorentz's experiments to detect motion through ether by measuring its effects on the speed of light
Voltage, energy and force ; The Electric battery by David L Goodstein ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first program discusses the electric potential and its gradient, the potentials of atoms and metals, and why sparks jump. The second program discusses the invention of the electric battery by Volta, and how it makes use of the internal properties of different metals to turn chemical energy into electric energy
Integration ; The apple and the moon by David L Goodstein ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first program explains and demonstrates integration in calculus and the second program discusses Newton's law of gravity
Atoms to quarks ; The Quantum mechanical universe ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member 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
 
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Alternative Names
Goodstein, David.
Goodstein, David, 1939-
Goodstein, David L.
Goodstein, David Louis, 1939-
グッドスティーン, D. L
Languages
English (270)
French (5)
Italian (2)
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