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Gaseous Matter

Gaseous Matter

by Facts on File
     
 

States of Matter is a six-volume set that covers many significant aspects of physical science, including atoms, the structure and properties of matter, the nature of nuclear and chemical reactions, the behavior of matter in motion, and how energy and matter interact within the universe. Designed to complement science curricula, the books present the key concepts,

Overview

States of Matter is a six-volume set that covers many significant aspects of physical science, including atoms, the structure and properties of matter, the nature of nuclear and chemical reactions, the behavior of matter in motion, and how energy and matter interact within the universe. Designed to complement science curricula, the books present the key concepts, terms, and technologies used by scientists and engineers in dealing with matter in its more common states here on Earth (namely, gaseous, liquid, solid) and matter in its more extreme states, such as plasma and Bose-Einstein condensates.

Gaseous Matter discusses the most important characteristics and properties of several gases, including air, hydrogen, helium, and nitrogen. In addition to liquids, gases are classified under a larger group of substances called fluids, the study of which has influenced developments in fields ranging from astronautics and engineering to biology, chemistry, and meteorology. While gases constitute Earth's atmosphere and are the primary substance found on the planets Saturn, Uranus, and Jupiter, they can also exist in harmful constructions, such as air pollution in the form of carbon dioxide. This book describes the initial study of gases during the Scientific Revolution, as well as the role of gas dynamics in realizing the dream of human flight.

The volume also includes information on

absolute temperature

greenhouse effect

modern fluid science

aerospace vehicles

harnessing wind

thermodynamics

Bernoulli's principle

kinetic theory of gases

The book contains more than 70 color photographs and four-color line illustrations, sidebars, the periodic table, a chronology, a glossary, a detailed list of print and Internet resources, and an index. States of Matter is essential for high school students, teachers, and general readers who wish to learn about the discovery and use of matter and all its intriguing properties.

The States of Matter Set

Energy of Matter

Extreme States of Matter

Gaseous Matter

Liquid Matter

Quantifying Matter

Solid Matter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816076079
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Series:
States of Matter Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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