Physics of Sedimentology: Textbook and Reference / Edition 2

Physics of Sedimentology: Textbook and Reference / Edition 2

by Kenneth J. Hsu
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540206205

ISBN-13: 9783540206200

Pub. Date: 05/27/2004

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This textbook explains sedimentological processes via the fundamental physics that underlies the actual mechanisms involved.

Demonstrates the applicability of fundamental principles, such as Newton's Three Laws of Motion, the Law of Conservation of Energy, the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, and of other physical relations in hydraulics and groundwater

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Overview

This textbook explains sedimentological processes via the fundamental physics that underlies the actual mechanisms involved.

Demonstrates the applicability of fundamental principles, such as Newton's Three Laws of Motion, the Law of Conservation of Energy, the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, and of other physical relations in hydraulics and groundwater hydrology by discussions of natural processes which form sediments and sedimentary rocks.

In this second edition several chapters have been updated and amended to reflect progress in the field

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540206200
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
05/27/2004
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Sorting out and mixing11
3Grains settle25
4Sediments are moved47
5Rocks fall65
6Suspensions flow89
7Sand waves migrate103
8Oceans are ventilated123
9Groundwater circulates137
10Components equilibrate151
11Evaporation pumps167
12Isotopes fractionate179
13Basins subside191
14Why creativity in geology201

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