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Mechanics in the earth and environmental sciences

Author: Gerard V Middleton; Peter R Wilcock
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Transferred to digital printView all editions and formats
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Helps both students and professionals to understand the physical systems at work in the Earth's crust and at its surface, through a working knowledge of mechanics and its application to the earth and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: podręczniki akademickie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard V Middleton; Peter R Wilcock
ISBN: 0521441242 9780521441247 0521446694 9780521446693
OCLC Number: 749337200
Description: XVI, 459 s. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Review of elementary mechanics; 3. Dimensional analysis and theory of models; 4. Stress; 5. Pressure, buoyancy and consolidation; 6. Flow through porous media; 7. Strain; 8. Elasticity; 9. Viscous fluids; 10. Flow of natural materials; 11. Turbulence; 12. Thermal convection; Appendices; References.
Responsibility: Gerard V. Middleton, Peter R. Wilcock.

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'This is a very good book, and goes a long way in presenting a much-needed dose of mechanics at a level appropriate for many students in the earth sciences. This book should be in any library, and Read more...

 
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