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Mechanics in the Earth and Environmental Sciences

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The study of the Earth and the environment requires an understanding of the physical processes within and at the surface of the Earth. This book will allow the student to develop a broad working knowledge of mechanics and its application to the earth and environmental sciences. The mathematics are introduced at a level that assumes only an understanding of first-year calculus. The concepts are then developed to allow an understanding of the basic physics for a wide range of natural processes. These are illustrated by examples from many real situations, such as the application of the theory of flow through porous media to the study of groundwater, the viscosity of fluids to the flow of lava, and the theory of stress to the study of faults. The breadth of topics will allow students and professionals to gain an insight into the workings of many aspects of the Earth's systems.

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Helps to develop a working knowledge of mechanics and its application to the earth and environmental sciences.

Synopsis:

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 environmental sciences. There are many worked examples.

Synopsis:

Helps to develop a working knowledge of mechanics and its application to the earth and environmental sciences.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 438-450) and indexes.

Table of 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521446693
Author:
Middleton, Gerard V.
Author:
Wilcock, Peter R.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Mechanics
Subject:
Mechanics, analytic
Subject:
Geodynamics
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Mechanics - General
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19940831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
154 b/w illus. 5 tables
Pages:
476
Dimensions:
9.40x7.52x.99 in. 1.82 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Helps to develop a working knowledge of mechanics and its application to the earth and environmental sciences.
"Synopsis" by , 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 environmental sciences. There are many worked examples.
"Synopsis" by , Helps to develop a working knowledge of mechanics and its application to the earth and environmental sciences.
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