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Goodstein, David L. 1939-

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Works: 655 works in 1,775 publications in 7 languages and 16,048 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Environmental films  Nonfiction films  History  Filmed lectures  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Educational films  Documentary television programs  Science television programs 
Roles: Author, Translator, Host, Creator, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Commentator
Classifications: TN870, 622.1828
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Publications about David L Goodstein
Publications by David L Goodstein
Most widely held works about David L Goodstein
 
Most widely held works by David L Goodstein
Out of gas : the end of the age of oil by David L Goodstein( Book )
26 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,121 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 )
46 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,391 libraries worldwide
On March 13, 1964, Feynman delivered a lecture to the Caltech freshman class, "The Motion of Planets Around the Sun"why the planets move elliptically instead of in perfect circles. For reasons unknown, most probably for his own amusement, he chose to make the argument using mathematics no more advanced than high-school plane geometry. Isaac Newton had pulled off much the same trick nearly 300 years earlier in his masterpiece, the Principia. Feynman, unable to follow Newton's obscure proof, invented his own original, geometrical proof in the Caltech lecture
A crude awakening the oil crash by Basil Gelpke( visu )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,171 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
The Mechanical universe ... and beyond by David L Goodstein( visu )
71 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 730 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
States of matter by David L Goodstein( Book )
32 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 658 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 )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 646 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 )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
Beyond the mechanical universe : from electricity to modern physics by Richard P Olenick( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 503 libraries worldwide
Beyond the stars : our origins and the search for life in the universe by Paolo Saraceno( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 183 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
Climate change and the energy problem : physical science and economics perspective by David L Goodstein( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 161 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
The Magnetic field ; Vector fields and hydrodynamics by David L Goodstein( visu )
21 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 145 libraries worldwide
The first program discusses the relationship between an electric current and the magnetic field it produces, the law of Biot and Sarvart, the force between electric currents, and Ampere's laws. The second program discusses the differences between electric fields and magnetic fields and how both can be better understood by analogy to fields of fluid flow
Electromagnetic induction ; Alternating current by David L Goodstein( visu )
17 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 143 libraries worldwide
The first program discusses the discovery of electromagnetic induction which created an important breakthrough in the generation of electric power. The second program discusses the way in which electromagnetic induction makes it possible to generate alternating current while transformers make it practical to distribute it over long distances
Adventures in cosmology by David L Goodstein( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 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
Conservation of momentum ; Harmonic motion ( visu )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 117 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
Kepler's 3 laws ; The Kepler problem by David L Goodstein( visu )
17 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Explains Kepler's three laws of ellipses, equal areas and harmony and Newton's understanding and explanation of Kelper's laws
Moving in circles ; Fundamental forces ( visu )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 114 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
The Electric field ; Capacitance & potential ( visu )
6 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
The first program discusses Michael Faraday's work with the electric field, Gauss' law and the conservation of flux. The second program discusses the theory of electric charge and electric force, including the work of Benjamin Franklin
Le mouvement des planètes autour du soleil by Richard P Feynman( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in French and held by 110 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
Derivatives ; Inertia by David L Goodstein( visu )
18 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 103 libraries worldwide
The first program explains and demonstrates the functions of derivatives. The second program explains Galileo's principle of inertia
Gravity, electricity & magnetism ; The Millikan experiment by David L Goodstein( visu )
20 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 93 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
 
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Goodstein , David
Goodstein, David 1939-
Goodstein, David L.
Goodstein , David Louis <1939- >
دیوید گوداستین فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی
グッドスティーン, D. L
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