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Overview

Environmental Physics provides a comprehensive introduction to this increasingly important area of applied physics. Covering both atmospheric and soil physics, the reader is introduced to the physics that is needed to understand, analyse and prevent environmental problems. Whilst the rigor and methodology has been maintained in the Second Edition there has been a greater integration of physics with the natural environment throughout the text. More student exercises have been added to each chapter and more information has been provided to help the reader solve them. Some of the more challenging mathematics has been removed, and greater emphasis has been placed on the interpretation of spectra.

FEATURES

Carefully structured, topics are gradually introduced within each chapter, each of which conclude with student exercises and references.

Thoroughly updated throughout, with more modern examples and applications, and less abstract mathematicsMore student exercises along with increased help for solving them.

Greater emphasis on the interpretation of spectra.

CONTENTS: |Introduction: The Essentials of Environmental Physics; Elementary Spectroscopy; The Global Climate; Energy for Human Use; Transport of Pollutants; Noise; Environmental Spectroscopy: Some Examples; The Context of Society; Gauss, Delta and Error Functions; Vector Differentiations; Physical and Numerical Constants.

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Discusses experimental and theoretical techniques used to analyze, prevent, or reduce environmental problems, including environmental spectroscopy, the generation of energy for human use, the transport of pollutants, and the study of noise. Appendices detail Gauss, delta, and error functions, vector differentiations, and physical and numerical constants. For advanced undergraduate and graduate students in environmental science and environmental physics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"The book is well presented with good diagrams and figures. A feature of the book is the use of "excursions" on special topics that can be read separately and provide interest....Each chapter contains useful students exercises with notes to help with their solution...However, it is not just a book for students. It usefully brings together and explains the basic physics of many processes that are encountered in the modern world and will be invaluable to those concerned with environmental matters who are reminded of the constraints imposed by an industrialised society." (Bulletin of the Environmental Physics Group, Institute of Physics)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471997801
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/19/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Essentials of Environmental Physics.

Basic Environmental Spectroscopy.

The Global Climate.

Energy for Human Use.

Transport of Pollutants.

Noise.

Spectra and Examples of Environmental Spectroscopy.

The Context of Society.

Appendix A Gauss, Delta and Error Functions.

Appendix B Vector Differentiations.

Appendix C Physical and Numerical Constants.

Index.

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