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Environmental Physics By Clare Smith

Environmental Physics

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This book makes fundamental physical concepts intelligible to a non-scientific audience. The importance of physics is emphasised by its application to real environmental problems and the concepts are described qualitatively.

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Environmental Physics by Clare Smith

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Table of Contents


Part 1: The Forces of Nature 1.1: Fundamentals: Newtonian Mechanics; 1.2: Gravity; 1.3: Rotational Dynamics and Angular Momentum; 1.4: Waves; 1.5: Electro-magnetism Part 2: Energy 2.1: Energy, Efficiency and Entropy; 2.2: Mechanical Work - Forces and Energy; 2.3: Electrical Energy; 2.4: Renewable Energy; 2.5: Energy Use in Transport; 2.6: Energy in the Biosphere Part 3: Heat and Radiation 3.1: Heat and Temperature; 3.2: Thermal Expansion; 3.3: Transmission of Heat; 3.4: Engines and Thermal Power Production; 3.5: Radiation: The Electromagnetic Spectrum; 3.6: Remote Sensing Part 4: Solids, Liquids and Gases 4.1: Fundamentals: States of Matter; 4.2: Properties of Solids; 4.3: Pressure; 4.4: Gases; 4.5: Fluids and Fluid Flow; 4.6: Hydrology and hydrogeology Part 5: The Earth's Climate and Climate Change 5.1: The Earth's Climate; 5.2: Climate Change Part 6: Sound and Noise 6.1: Sound Waves; 6.2: Noise and Noise Nuisance Part 7: Radioactivity and Nuclear Physics 7.1: Nuclear Physics; 7.2: Biological Impacts of Ionizing Radiation; 7.3: Radioactive Decay; 7.4: Nuclear Fission Reactions; 7.5: Fusion Reactions.

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GOR003026822
Environmental Physics by Clare Smith
Clare Smith
Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environment and Society Texts
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2001-07-19
320
0415201918
9780415201919
N/A
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