Physics for Geologists

Physics for Geologists

by Taylor and Francis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1857282604

ISBN-13: 9781857282603

Pub. Date: 09/01/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

All geologists need a broad understanding of science to understand the processes they study and analytical techniques. In particular, geology students need to grasp the basic physics behind these processes, which this book provides in plain language and simple mathematics. It gives the reader information that will enable him to ascertain the validity of what he reads…  See more details below

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All geologists need a broad understanding of science to understand the processes they study and analytical techniques. In particular, geology students need to grasp the basic physics behind these processes, which this book provides in plain language and simple mathematics. It gives the reader information that will enable him to ascertain the validity of what he reads in scientific literature. Water, an essential component of geology, is emphasized, and many published errors on water are discernible when armed with this text. This updated edition discusses a wide range of topics, including electromagnetic radiation from optics to gamma rays, atomic structure and age-dating, heat and heat flow, electricity and magnetism, stress and strain, sea waves, acoustics, and fluids and fluid flow. The book gives basic definitions and dimensions and also some warnings about misunderstanding mathematical statistics, particularly of linear regression analysis, and unenlightened computation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857282603
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Pages:
143
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Symbols
1Basic concepts1
2Force12
3Gravity28
4Optics42
5Atomic structure and age-dating58
6Electromagnetic radiation65
7Heat and heat flow70
8Electricity and magnetism75
9Stress and strain85
10Sea waves101
11Acoustics: sound and other waves106
12Fluids and fluid flow111
13Some dangers of mathematical statistics130
Appendix138
Notes140
References143
Further reading146
Index148

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