Physics of Sedimentology: Textbook and Reference / Edition 2

Physics of Sedimentology: Textbook and Reference / Edition 2

by Kenneth J. Hsu, Kenneth J. HsÙ
     
 

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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

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

1 Introduction.- 2 Sorting Out and Mixing.- 3 Grains Settle.- 4 Sediments Are Moved.- 5 Rocks Fall.- 6 Suspensions Flow.- 7 Sand Waves Migrate.- 8 Oceans Are Ventilated.- 9 Groundwater Circulates.- 10 Components Equilibrate.- 11 Evaporation Pumps.- 12 Isotopes Fractionate.- 13 Basins Subside.- 14 Why Creativity in Geology.- Appendix I.- Appendix II.- References.

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