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Goodstein, David L. 1939-

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Out of gas : the end of the age of oil by David L Goodstein( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 2,024 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. As oil fields continue to be depleted and new discovery, including advances in oil technology, fails to keep up, the prospect of a global Hubbert's peak looms before us."--Jacket
Feynman's lost lecture : the motion of planets around the sun by David L Goodstein( Book )

56 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,447 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 )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,134 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
States of matter by David L Goodstein( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview covers thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; gases, solids, and liquids; perfect gases; electronics in metals; and the Bose condensation. Also: structure of a fluid, potential energy, interacting gases and liquids, Weiss molecular field theory, van der Waals equation, and other pertinent aspects of phase transitions. 154 figures .1975 edition
On fact and fraud : cautionary tales from the front lines of science by David L Goodstein( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 657 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 )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This innovative physics textbook intended for science and engineering majors develops classical mechanics from a historical perspective. The presentation of the standard course material includes a discussion of the thought processes of the discoverers and a description of the methods by which they arrived at their theories. However the presentation proceeds logically rather than strictly chronologically, so new concepts are introduced at the natural moment. The book assumes a familiarity with calculus, includes a discussion of rigid body motion, and contains numerous thought-provoking problems. It is largely based in content on The Mechanical Universe: Introduction to Mechanics and Heat, a book designed in conjunction with a tele-course to be offered by PBS in the Fall of 1985. The advanced edition, however, does not coincide exactly with the video lessons, contains additional material, and develops the fundamental ideas introduced in the lower-level edition to a greater degree
Beyond the mechanical universe : from electricity to modern physics by Richard P Olenick( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mechanical universe and beyond ; Static electricity by David L Goodstein( Visual )

78 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 31 deals with electric potential and its gradients, the potentials of atoms and metals, electric energy, and why sparks jump. Program 32 covers the shift away from electricity as a curiosity with the invention of the electric battery by Alessandro Volta. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
Beyond the stars : our origins and the search for life in the universe by Paolo Saraceno( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 203 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 -- rear cover
Climate change and the energy problem : physical science and economics perspective by David L Goodstein( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 178 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
Conservation of momentum ; Harmonic motion by David L Goodstein( Visual )

29 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first program explains and demonstrates the law of conservation of momentum. The second explains and demonstrates the law of simple harmonic motion
The Mechanical universe ... and beyond( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains introductory physics and traces the drama of scientific discovery using a mixture of archival footage and historical backdrops to introduce the great thinkers of the past from Copernicus to Einstein
Adventures in cosmology by David L Goodstein( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 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
Resonance ; Waves by David L Goodstein( Visual )

35 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains and demonstrates the properties of waves, including amplitude, period and frequency
Moving in circles ; Fundamental forces by David L Goodstein( Visual )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first program demonstrates how a body in uniform circular motion has both constant speed and constant acceleration. The second program discusses the four fundamental forces that explain all the physical phenomena of nature, the strong and the weak nuclear forces and the electrical and gravitational forces
Conservation of energy ; Potential energy by David L Goodstein( Visual )

31 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 122 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
Thermal physics : energy and entropy by David L Goodstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integration ; The apple and the moon by David L Goodstein( Visual )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 7, Integration, deals with Newton's and Leibniz conclusion that differentiation and integration are inverse processes. Program 8, The apple and the moon, covers Newton's discovery that gravity describes the force between any two particles in the universe. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
The Mechanical universe : [1st semester]( Visual )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of introductory college physics
Vectors ; Newton's laws by David L Goodstein( Visual )

30 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 5, Vectors, deals with the issues addressed by physics: why, how much, where, and which way. Program 6, Newton's laws, covers Newton's contribution to the laws of force, mass, and acceleration. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
 
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Out of gas : the end of the age of oil
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David Goodstein Amerikaans natuurkundige

Goodstein, D. L.

Goodstein , David

Goodstein, David 1939-

Goodstein, David L.

Goodstein , David Louis <1939- >

دیوید گوداستین فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

구드스타인, 데이비드 L. 1939-

굿스타인, 데이비드 1939-

굿스타인, 데이비드 L. 1939-

グッドスティーン, D. L.

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Feynman's lost lecture : the motion of planets around the sunStates of matterOn fact and fraud : cautionary tales from the front lines of scienceThe mechanical universe : introduction to mechanics and heatBeyond the mechanical universe : from electricity to modern physicsBeyond the stars : our origins and the search for life in the universeAdventures in cosmology