States of Matter by David L. Goodstein

By David L. Goodstein

During this enlightening and hugely profitable hardcover textual content, David L. Goodstein, Professor of Physics and utilized Physics on the California Institute of know-how, bargains severe scholars a far wanted "overview of the examine of subject, and a sense for these recommendations which are utilized with roughly luck in the entire a variety of fields" of technological know-how. Focusing his survey on "the macroscopic international, from the atom up instead of the nucleus down," the writer continually emphasizes components the place the end result of analysis usually are appropriate in different disciplines. This wide orientation makes States of topic a helpful adjunct to the learn of chemistry, geology, engineering and utilized arithmetic, in addition to physics. starting with a bankruptcy protecting thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, Dr. Goodstein then proceeds to an in-depth dialogue of the 3 easy states--gases, solids and liquids--a few certain states and, ultimately, part transitions. ideal gases are mentioned when it comes to the proper gasoline, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac information, just a little degenerate excellent gases, electrons in metals and the Bose condensation. insurance on solids comprises warmth ability, basic modes, crystal buildings, crystal house and electrons in crystals. extra chapters describe the constitution of a fluid, capability strength, interacting gases and drinks; superfluidity, superconductivity and magnetism; Weiss molecular box concept, the van der Waals equation, scaling legislation and different pertinent points of part transitions. many beneficial, illustrative difficulties seem on the finish of every bankruptcy; annotated bibliographies additional advisor the scholar who needs to delve extra deeply into the topic. Unabridged, corrected Dover republication of the version first released through Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1975. Preface. Annotated bibliography and difficulties at finish of every bankruptcy. 154 figures. four tables. Preface

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Bananas! by Jacqueline Farmer

By Jacqueline Farmer

Did you pay attention the only concerning the banana? Why did the banana exit with the prune? since it could not get a date. Introducing the scrumptious and delectable, the intense and liked, the single and basically . . . banana! BANANAS! is the imperative ebook approximately bananas. convinced, you recognize bananas are best for you, yet how sturdy precisely? Ounce for ounce, a banana is much more nutritious than an apple. so that it will preserve the health professional away, attempt a banana. and there's much more to benefit approximately bananas. From their early roots in Southeast Asia to their creation to americans on the 1876 usa Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia along Alexander Graham Bell's new invention, the phone, bananas have a really auspicious background. Bananas at the moment are shipped (very rigorously) worldwide. After examining BANANAS!, you will not give some thought to bananas as only a quickly, effortless snack anymore.

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Mercury (Early Bird Astronomy) by Gregory L. Vogt

By Gregory L. Vogt

An outline of Mercury, the nearest planet to the sunlight. The textual content discusses Mercury's distinguishing features, its place within the sunlight approach its composition and atmospheric stipulations, its moons, and the way scientists have realized approximately Mercury over the years. colour images and diagrams improve knowing of the textual content.

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The Sky's Not Falling!: Why It's Ok to Chill About Global by Holly Fretwell

By Holly Fretwell

"The Sky's no longer Falling!" is the balanced replacement to Scholastic's fear-inducing worldwide warming youngsters' book.Debuting a similar day as superstar spouse Laurie David's "Down-to-Earth advisor to worldwide Warming," "The Sky's now not Falling!" is for folks ill of seeing their children indoctrinated via has-been politicians and Hollywood stars. "The Sky's now not Falling!" is every thing Scholastic's booklet can be - fact-filled, apolitical, enjoyable and confident concerning the way forward for our exceptional, ever-changing planet. In "The Sky's now not Falling!" writer Holly Fretwell, a common assets administration specialist, indicates children 9-12 that its human ingenuity mixed with an "enviropreneurial" spirit will lead us to a vivid environmental future.Parents faced via Photoshopped images of drowning animals and fake "documentaries" will include a ebook that educates instead of manipulates. Holly Fretwell brings actual credentials to the controversy, giving young ones the news, not only approximately worldwide warming, however the real-world outcomes of the Left's responses to it.

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