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Goodstein, David L. 1939-

Overview
Works: 670 works in 1,691 publications in 9 languages and 15,802 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator, Host, Commentator, Thesis advisor
Classifications: TN870, 622.1828
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Out of gas : the end of the age of oil by David L Goodstein ( Book )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book, David Goodstein, professor of physics at Caltech, explains the underlying scientific principles of the inevitable fossil fuel crisis we face, and the closely related peril to the Earth's climate. The discovery of any natural resource, oil included, rises rapidly at first, but the rate of discovery eventually reaches a peak that will never be exceeded, and declines forever after that. In the 1950s, when America's military and industrial might arose largely from the fact that it was the world's leading producer of oil, a geophysicists named M. King Hubbert, realizing that the discovery peak had already passed, predicted that oil production in the Lower 48 would reach its highest point around 1970 and would decrease rapidly after that. To the surprise of nearly everyone, he turned out to be right. Now a number of petroleum geologists have pointed out that worldwide discovery of oil peaked decades ago
Feynman's lost lecture : the motion of planets around the sun by David L Goodstein ( Book )
46 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The subject of Feynman's lecture was the watershed discovery that separated the ancient world from the modern world - the culmination of the Scientific Revolution. Before Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton, the universe was Earth-centered. After their discoveries, our idea of the universe steadily altered and expanded, moving outward to the infinity we try to understand in our own time. Thus Feynman deals here with a crowning achievement of the human mind, comparable to Beethoven's symphonies. Shakespeare's plays, or Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Feynman conclusively demonstrates the astonishing fact that has mystified and intrigued all deep thinkers since Newton's time: Nature obeys mathematics
A crude awakening the oil crash by Basil Gelpke ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary film that "debunk[s] the conventional wisdom that oil production will continue to climb, and instead stare[s] bleakly at a planet facing economic meltdown and conflict over its most valuable resource"--Container
Adventures in cosmology by David L Goodstein ( )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume tells of the quest for cosmology as seen by some of the finest cosmologists in the world. It starts with "Galaxy Formation from Start to Finish" and ends with "The First Supermassive Black Holes in the Universe," exploring in between the grand themes of galaxies, the early universe, expansion of the universe, dark matter and dark energy. This up-to-date collection of review articles offers a general introduction to cosmology and is intended for all probing into the profound questions on where we came from and where we are going
Beyond the Stars Our Origins and the Search for Life in the Universe by Paolo Saraceno ( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is the origin of the universe? Are we alone in the Universe? Using clear and plain language, the author explores these two interesting scientific-philosophical themes with a broad range of studies, including astronomy, cosmology, chemistry, biology, geology and planet science. The first part discusses the origins of everything, from the Big Bang to humankind. It follows the long course of evolution - from original matter to the formation of more complex structures, from the furthest galaxies to the nearest stars, from planets to organic molecules, from the first and most elementary forms of life through to the reptiles, the dinosaurs and the advent of man. The second part traces the history of the Earth and evaluates the risks of extinction in the future as predicted by scientists. Is the Earth the only habitable planet in the Universe? This question initiates the discussion on the importance of the Earth's position in the solar system and the significance of our geologically alive planet. The final part is dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial beings with identifiable life forms. It also describes attempts for searching, from the past to the near future. This remarkable book provides the best answers we have to the epic questions about us and our place in the universe
States of matter by David L Goodstein ( Book )
27 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This unique overview by a prominent CalTech physicist provides a modern, rigorous, and integrated treatment of the key physical principles and techniques related to gases, liquids, solids, and their phase transitions. No other single volume offers such comprehensive coverage of the subject, and the treatment consistently emphasizes areas in which research results are likely to be applicable to other disciples. Starting with a chapter on thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, the text proceeds to in-depth discussions of perfect gases, electrons in metals, Bose condensation, fluid structure, potential energy, Weiss molecular field theory, van der Waals equation, and other pertinent aspects of phase transitions. Many helpful illustrative problems appear at the end of each chapter, and annotated bibliographies offer further guidance
On fact and fraud : cautionary tales from the front lines of science by David L Goodstein ( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fraud in science is not as easy to identify as one might think. When accusations of scientific misconduct occur, truth can often be elusive, & the cause of a scientist's ethical misstep isn't always clear. This book looks at actual cases in which fraud was committed or alleged, explaining what constitutes scientific misconduct & what doesn't
The mechanical universe : introduction to mechanics and heat by Richard P Olenick ( Book )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond the mechanical universe : from electricity to modern physics by Richard P Olenick ( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mechanical universe ... and beyond by David L Goodstein ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, relativity, waves and optics, heat and thermodynamics, and modern physics. The second semester of a college-level telecourse in physics. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
The Mechanical universe [1st semester] ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey of introductory college physics
Climate change and the energy problem : physical science and economics perspective by David L Goodstein ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This important compendium deals with the primary world problems of global warming and the coming energy crisis. In alternating chapters, it lays out the nature of the two interrelated problems, and specifies the various economic considerations
Le mouvement des planètes autour du soleil by Richard P Feynman ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans un langage accessible à tous, à l'aide de simples intuitions géométriques, R. Feynman, prix Nobel de physique, explique les principes de la mécanique céleste et du mouvement elliptique des planètes autour du Soleil
Kepler's 3 laws ; The Kepler problem by David L Goodstein ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains Kepler's three laws of ellipses, equal areas and harmony and Newton's understanding and explanation of Kelper's laws
Integration ; The apple and the moon by David L Goodstein ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first program explains and demonstrates integration in calculus and the second program discusses Newton's law of gravity
Voltage, energy and force ; The Electric battery by David L Goodstein ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first program discusses the electric potential and its gradient, the potentials of atoms and metals, and why sparks jump. The second program discusses the invention of the electric battery by Volta, and how it makes use of the internal properties of different metals to turn chemical energy into electric energy
Atoms to quarks ; The Quantum mechanical universe ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first program surveys the theories, models and facts which underlie our understanding of matter, including protons and neutrons. The second program surveys the course and glances into the future
Conservation of energy ; Potential energy ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first program discusses the fact that energy is never created or destroyed and is always conserved. The second program further develops the principle of conservation of energy with emphasis on potential energy
Gravity, electricity & magnetism ; The Millikan experiment by David L Goodstein ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first program demonstrates the laws of gravity, electricity and magnetism. The second program traces the development of Robert Millikan's oil drop experiment in which he measured the electric charge of the electron
Vectors ; Newton's laws by David L Goodstein ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first program demonstrates the function of vectors and the second program explains Newton's three fundamental principles governing the basic machinery of the world
 
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Alternative Names
Goodstein , David
Goodstein, David 1939-
Goodstein, David L.
Goodstein , David Louis <1939- >
グッドスティーン, D. L
Languages
English (295)
German (9)
Italian (9)
French (6)
Spanish (5)
Chinese (3)
Japanese (2)
Polish (2)
Greek, Modern (1)
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