Understanding Physics

Author: Michael Mansfield,Colm O'Sullivan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118437829

Category: Science

Page: 696

View: 8549

Understanding Physics – Second edition is acomprehensive, yet compact, introductory physics textbook aimed atphysics undergraduates and also at engineers and other scientiststaking a general physics course. Written with today's students inmind, this text covers the core material required by anintroductory course in a clear and refreshing way. A second colouris used throughout to enhance learning and understanding. Eachtopic is introduced from first principles so that the text issuitable for students without a prior background in physics. At thesame time the book is designed to enable students to proceed easilyto subsequent courses in physics and may be used to support suchcourses. Mathematical methods (in particular, calculus and vectoranalysis) are introduced within the text as the need arises and arepresented in the context of the physical problems which they areused to analyse. Particular aims of the book are to demonstrate tostudents that the easiest, most concise and least ambiguous way toexpress and describe phenomena in physics is by using the languageof mathematics and that, at this level, the total amount ofmathematics required is neither large nor particularlydemanding. 'Modern physics' topics (relativity and quantum mechanics) areintroduced at an earlier stage than is usually found inintroductory textbooks and are integrated with the more 'classical'material from which they have evolved. This book encouragesstudents to develop an intuition for relativistic and quantumconcepts at as early a stage as is practicable. The text takes a reflective approach towards the scientificmethod at all stages and, in keeping with the title of the text,emphasis is placed on understanding of, and insight into, thematerial presented.
Release

Physics of the environment and climate

Author: Gérard Guyot

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471968283

Category: Nature

Page: 632

View: 4401

Physics of the Environment and Climate GA(c)rard Guyot This introductory text reviews, for the first time in a unified form, information which is generally scattered between more specialized books in physics, meteorology, climatology, ecophysiology, agronomy and instrumental physics. In Physics of the Environment and Climate, GA(c)rard Guyot brings together physical, meteorological, ecological, and agronomical data, with a view to clarifying our understanding of complex global and climatological phenomena relating to the environment. In addition to the intrinsic scientific interest of this subject, it also has important applications in planning and production in agriculture, management of the rural environment, and evaluation of the impact of human activity on our surroundings. The first three chapters analyse energy and mass exchanges within and above the plant canopy and in the upper layers of the soil. They describe also the interaction existing between plant activity (photosynthesis, transpiration, etc.) and environmental factors. The following two chapters introduce the basic knowledge necessary for an understanding of the mechanisms affecting climates at different scales from the synoptic to local microclimates. The utilization of climatic data is then presented. Beginning with statistical analyses, the author leads on to practical applications, such as the determination of climatic risks, climatic and agro-climatic distribution in zones, and crop forecasting. The final chapter reviews the equipment and measurement methods used for the determination of various climatic factors. The broad nature of the book's approach, its inclusion of large-scale processes, explanations of how to measure climatic factors, and their use in solving practical problems in agro-climatology, will give the book immediate appeal. It provides the necessary information for land management planning from an agro-meteorological point of view, and is suitable for the undergraduate student and non-specialist reader with only a basic understanding of physics and mathematics. Readership: Students of agronomy, meteorology, climatology, geography, environmental science, atmospheric physics and environmental physics. Engineers and professionals in many fields such as agriculture, forestry, ecology, the rural environment, and the management of land, water and other natural resources.
Release

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology

Author: John Hart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118465539

Category: Religion

Page: 560

View: 1799

In the face of the current environmental crisis—which clearly has moral and spiritual dimensions—members of all the world’s faiths have come to recognize the critical importance of religion’s relationship to ecology. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology offers a comprehensive overview of the history and the latest developments in religious engagement with environmental issues throughout the world. Newly commissioned essays from noted scholars of diverse faiths and scientific traditions present the most cutting-edge thinking on religion’s relationship to the environment. Initial readings explore the ways traditional concepts of nature in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and other religious traditions have been shaped by the environmental crisis. Readings then address the changing nature of theology and religious thought in response to the challenges of protecting the environment. Various conceptual issues and themes that transcend individual traditions—climate change, bio-ethics, social justice, ecofeminism, and more—are then analyzed before a final section examines some of the immediate challenges we face in caring for the Earth while looking to the future of religious environmentalism. Timely and thought-provoking, Companion to Religion and Ecology offers illuminating insights into the role of religion in the ongoing struggle to secure the future well-being of our natural world. With a foreword by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, and an Afterword by John Cobb
Release

The liquid state

applications of molecular simulations

Author: David M. Heyes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 251

View: 3051

This volume details the application of molecular simulation to the liquid state. It is organised in a clear and logical way that first takes the reader through the underlying statistical mechanical theory necessary to understand the liquid state, especially those aspects that can be taken advantage of by simulation to help unravel the nature of the liquid state. The Liquid State - Applications of Molecular Simulations continues by covering the various modern variants of the Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics techniques, for example, Gibbs ensemble MC and alternative ensemble MD. The effects of molecular architecture and chemical composition on the microscopic and macroscopic behaviour of liquids are also covered. The author has included chapters on surfaces, equations of state and phase equilibria, which emphasise new simulation techniques and conclusions made from the theories. Langmuir films, liquid crystals and the glassy state are also considered. A full understanding of the behaviour of liquids is extremely important in, for example, the detergent and oil industries. In order fully to understand and predict the behaviour of liquids, complex simulation techniques are now frequently used. The Liquid State - Applications of Molecular Simulations is an invaluable state-of-the-art analysis for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates as well as researchers in government and industry.
Release

Paranormal Technology

Understanding the Science of Ghost Hunting

Author: David M. Rountree

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450253571

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 296

View: 9094

Paranormal Technology is the first book to provide a scientific method for ghost hunting, which includes in-depth explanations of what the collected data means. Paranormal Technology offers new techniques, answers questions, and provides experiments, which will help bridge the gap between the paranormal and science. Written in everyday language, it offers keen insights into the nature of paranormal phenomena, the protocols required for collecting evidence that will stand up to scientific scrutiny, and the possible theories that may explain the source of “Ghosts”. Currently employed test equipment is examined and proper use is covered in great detail. Paranormal Technology is an indispensible aid to any scientific researcher or ghost hunting group, whether you are a beginner, or with many years of experience. This book is not a means to an end, but rather, an invitation to a fresh begining.
Release

Förderung von Verstehensprozessen unter Einsatz von Modellen

Author: Ulrike Böhm

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 3832530428

Category:

Page: 321

View: 1942

Der vorliegende Band beschaftigt sich mit der Frage, wie Verstehen im naturwissenschaftlichen Unterricht gefordert werden kann. Die Schulerinnen und Schuler sind vor die Aufgabe gestellt, eine begrifflich koharente Darstellung des Lehrstoffs in ihre schon bestehenden Vorstellungen zu integrieren und sich uber das Verhaltnis von Realitat zu Modellen bewusst zu werden. Das hier dargestellte und am Beispiel des Spiegelbildes evaluierte Lehrkonzept der glq Multiperspektivischen Modellierung grq berucksichtigt alle zum Verstandnis notwendigen Modellperspektiven und stellt deren Verschrankung den Lernenden transparent dar. Dabei kann die Verwendung einzelner Modellperspektiven Verstehensprozesse fordern oder behindern. Zur Erklarung des Spiegelbildes muss neben dem optischen Strahlengang (physikalische Modellperspektive) der Sehvorgang des Menschen ( glq menschliche grq Modellperspektive) thematisiert werden. Daruberhinaus wird das Spiegelbild haufig unter Verwendung der Konstruktion zur Achsenspiegelung dargestellt (mathematische Modellperspektive). Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass die Modellierung des Sehvorganges zum Verstandnis des Spiegelbildes zwingend erforderlich - die Verwendung der mathematischen Modellierung allerdings hinderlich - ist. Werden den Schulerinnen und Schulern die drei Modellperspektiven und deren Verschrankung mit Hilfe des Verfahrens der glq Multiperspektivischen Modellierung grq transparent dargestellt, erreichen sie deutlich bessere Leistungen.
Release

Physics Today

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physics

Page: N.A

View: 7685

Release

Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 4067

Release

The Cosmic Breath

Spirit and Nature in the Christianity-Buddhism-Science Trialogue

Author: Amos Yong

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004230491

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

View: 7689

The interjection of pneumatology in both theologies of interreligious dialogue and in the theology-and-science conversation comes together in this volume. The resulting Christianity-Buddhism-science trialogue opens up to new pneumatological perspectives on philosophical cosmology and anthropology in interdisciplinary and global context.
Release

Dynamics of meteorology and climate

Author: Richard Segar Scorer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471968153

Category: Science

Page: 686

View: 2646

Scorer places an emphasis on the physical understanding of the fluid mechanics involved in a wide range of natural phenomena relevant to meteorology, air pollution, engineering and architecture. This edition also discusses chaos theory.
Release

Chemie für Dummies

Author: John T. Moore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527816933

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 6326

Wenn es knallt und stinkt, dann ist Chemie im Spiel! "Chemie für Dummies" macht deutlich, dass Chemie nicht nur aus Formeln, sondern vor allem aus unzähligen interessanten Stoffen, Versuchen und Reaktionen besteht. In diesem etwas anderen Chemie-Buch lernen Sie die Grundlagen der Chemie kennen und erfahren, wo sich chemische Phänomene im Alltag bemerkbar machen. John T. Moore macht für Sie so schwer vorstellbare Begriffe wie Atom, Base oder Molekül begreiflich und zeigt, wie man mit dem Periodensystem umgeht. Mit Übungsaufgaben am Ende eines jeden Kapitels können Sie dann noch Ihr Wissen überprüfen.
Release

Der Klimawandel

Diagnose, Prognose, Therapie

Author: Stefan Rahmstorf,Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406635938

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 7468

Der Klimawandel ist – nicht zuletzt nach der einzigartigen Serie verheerender Wetterextreme der letzten zehn Jahre – in aller Munde. Angesichts seiner einschneidenden und globalen Bedeutung für Natur und Zivilisation ist das kein Wunder. Doch was ist eigentlich unter Klimawandel zu verstehen, und welche Faktoren sind für das Klima verantwortlich? Zwei international anerkannte Klima-Experten geben einen kompakten und verständlichen Überblick über den derzeitigen Stand unseres Wissens und zeigen Lösungswege auf.
Release

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 4627

Release

Active galactic nuclei

Author: Ian E. I. Robson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471960508

Category: Science

Page: 350

View: 8532

Understanding the energy source and physical processes within active galaxies are the most challenging areas of current research. Using a logical format and easy-to-follow explanations, Robson demonstrates the crucial connections between observation and theory, illustrating how diverse classes of active galaxies fit into the contemporary perspective. Summary sections explain the physical concepts behind the mathematics.
Release