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Math for soil scientists

Author: Mark S Coyne; J A Thompson
Publisher: Clifton Park, N.Y. : Thomson/Delmar Learning, ©2006.
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Written for students and practitioners in the field of soil science who must learn or review basic mathematical operations faced when studying or working with soils. This book explains the importance  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Coyne, Mark S., 1960-
Math for soil scientists.
Clifton Park, N.Y. : Thomson/Delmar Learning, ©2006
(DLC) 2004062909
(OCoLC)57414732
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark S Coyne; J A Thompson
OCLC Number: 681549147
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 285 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Basic math : scientific notation, exponents, and logarithms --
Significant figures --
Metric and International scientific (SI) units --
Unit conversions --
Soil texture and surface area --
Bulk density, particle density, and porosity --
Measurements of soil water --
Water and gas transport --
Soil temperature, heat capacity, and conductivity --
pH, buffers, and buffering --
Oxidation, reduction, and energetics --
Kinetics --
Stable and radioactive isotopes --
Microbial growth, yield, and mortality --
Microbial enumeration --
Microbial biomass --
Mineralization and immobilization rates --
Respiration and gas fluxes --
pH, liming, and lime requirements --
Cation and anion exchange --
Calculating fertilizer application rates and nutrient availability --
Potential erosion : working with the universal soil loss equation --
Waste management and bioremediation --
Descriptive statistics --
Error analysis --
Hypothesis testing and inferential statistics --
Sampling --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Mark S. Coyne and James A. Thompson.

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Chapter 1: Basic Math: Scientific Notation, Exponents, and Logarithms Chapter 2: Significant Figures Chapter 3: Metric Units Chapter 4: Unit Conversions Chapter 5: Soil Texture and Surface Area Read more...

 
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