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Goodstein, David L. 1939-

Overview
Works: 750 works in 1,982 publications in 3 languages and 15,293 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Environmental films  Television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Lectures  Educational television programs  Educational films  Forecasts 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Creator, Host, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, Commentator
Classifications: TN870, 622.1828
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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 )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,875 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 1,804 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( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,506 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 )

39 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,280 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 )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,066 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 )

41 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 874 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 )

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

This important textbook is based on, though independent of, an educational TV series The Mechanical Universe broadcast on public television in the United States. Its aim is to guide students and general readers to an understanding of how the physical world works; physics is presented as a human endeavour, with historical development forming a thread throughout the text. The prerequisites are minimal, only basic algebra and trigonometry since the necessary calculus is developed in the text, with physics providing the motivation. New concepts are introduced at the natural, logical point with many historical references to place physics in a social perspective. Many topics from twentieth-century physics are included, for example energy, low temperature physics, relativity and black holes. The book is attractively and profusely illustrated and will be welcomed by students and also by general readers for whom this will be a stimulating alternative to other, less-thorough treatments
Beyond the mechanical universe : from electricity to modern physics by Richard P Olenick( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mechanical universe ... and beyond( Visual )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 372 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
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 263 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 )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 246 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 -- rear cover
The Mechanical universe by Don Cupitt( Visual )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le mouvement des planètes autour du soleil by Richard P Feynman( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in French and held by 109 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
Conservation of momentum ; Harmonic motion( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 68 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 Magnetic field ; Vector fields and hydrodynamics( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 65 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 64 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 62 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
Panne sèche : la fin de l'ère du pétrole by David L Goodstein( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traite des différentes alternatives possibles à l'énergie fossile. Expose l'historique de l'exploitation des combustibles fossiles, ses dangers et ses limites, et enfin les autres solutions envisageables qui peuvent permettre aux sociétés actuelles de négocier en douceur le problème de l'épuisement des réserves pétrolières
Kepler's 3 laws ; The Kepler problem( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member 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
 
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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 universePanne sèche : la fin de l'ère du pétrole
Alternative Names
David Goodstein Amerikaans natuurkundige

David Goodstein físic estatunidenc

David Goodstein físico estadounidense

David Goodstein físicu estauxunidense

David Goodstein physicien américain

Goodstein, D. L.

Goodstein David

Goodstein, David 1939-

Goodstein, David L.

Goodstein , David Louis <1939- >

دیوید قوداستین

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.

戴维·L·古德斯坦因

Languages
English (305)

French (8)

Italian (7)