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Goodstein, David L. 1939-

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Most widely held works by David L Goodstein
Out of gas : the end of the age of oil by David L Goodstein( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,923 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
On fact and fraud : cautionary tales from the front lines of science by David L Goodstein( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,701 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( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,457 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
Feynman's lost lecture : the motion of planets around the sun by David L Goodstein( Recording )

37 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,294 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 1,088 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 )

40 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 869 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
The mechanical universe : introduction to mechanics and heat by Richard P Olenick( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the mechanical universe : from electricity to modern physics by Richard P Olenick( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mechanical universe ... and beyond by David L Goodstein( Visual )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 392 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. Programs illustrate classical mechanics and modern physics
Climate change and the energy problem : physical science and economics perspective by David L Goodstein( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 254 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
Beyond the stars : our origins and the search for life in the universe by Paolo Saraceno( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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." --Publisher's website
The Mechanical universe by Don Cupitt( Visual )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of introductory college physics
Thermal physics : energy and entropy by David L Goodstein( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservation of momentum( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 113 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 )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first program enters the world of electricity and magnetism, and goes on to 20th-century discoveries of relativity and quantum mechanics. The second program discusses Coulomb's law and the principles of static electricity
The Magnetic field ; Vector fields and hydrodynamics( Visual )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 77 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
Moving in circles ; Fundamental forces( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 76 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
The Electric field ; Capacitance & potential( Visual )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first program discusses Michael Faraday's work with the electric field, Gauss' law and the conservation of flux. The second program discusses the theory of electric charge and electric force, including the work of Benjamin Franklin
Le mouvement des planètes autour du soleil by Richard P Feynman( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in French and held by 68 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
Electromagnetic induction ; Alternating current( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first program discusses the discovery of electromagnetic induction which created an important breakthrough in the generation of electric power. The second program 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
 
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Out of gas : the end of the age of oil
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On fact and fraud : cautionary tales from the front lines of scienceAdventures in cosmologyFeynman's lost lecture : the motion of planets around the sunStates of matterThe 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 universe
Alternative Names
David Goodstein Amerikaans natuurkundige

David Goodstein físico estadounidense

David Goodstein physicien américain

Goodstein, D. L.

Goodstein David

Goodstein, David 1939-

Goodstein, David L.

Goodstein , David Louis <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.

Languages
English (324)

Italian (5)

French (4)