Physics of Sedimentology: Textbook and Reference / Edition 2

Physics of Sedimentology: Textbook and Reference / Edition 2

by Kenneth J. Hsu
     
 

ISBN-10: 3642058329

ISBN-13: 9783642058325

Pub. Date: 12/09/2010

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:
9783642058325
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/09/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (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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