Analytical Groundwater Mechanics

Physics

Collision Phenomena in Liquids and Solids
Analytical Groundwater Mechanics 1st Edition by Otto D. L. Strack
The Recovery Of Gold From Secondary Sources
Planetary Influence on the Sun and the Earth, and a Modern Book-Burning
Compass: A Story of Exploration and Innovation by Alan Gurney

Collision Phenomena in Liquids and Solids

Cambridge | English | Jun 2017 | ISBN-10: 1107147905 | 626 pages | PDF | 63.07 mb

by Alexander L. Yarin (Author), Ilia V. Roisman (Author), Cameron Tropea (Author)
A comprehensive account of the physical foundations of collision and impact phenomena and their applications in a multitude of engineering disciplines. In-depth explanations are included to reveal the unifying features of collision phenomena in both liquids and solids, and to apply them to disciplines including theoretical and applied mechanics, physics and applied mathematics, materials science, aerospace, mechanical and chemical engineering, and terminal ballistics. Covering a range of examples from drops, jets, and sprays, to seaplanes and ballistic projectiles, and detailing a variety of theoretical, numerical, and experimental tools that can be used in developing new models and approaches, this is an ideal resource for students, researchers, and practicing engineers alike.

Analytical Groundwater Mechanics 1st Edition by Otto D. L. Strack

English | 31 Aug. 2017 | ISBN: 1107148839 | ASIN: B0744KJ1WH | 449 Pages | AZW3 | 13.04 MB

Groundwater mechanics is the study of fluid flow in porous media. Focusing on applications and case studies, this book explains the basic principles of groundwater flow using mathematical expressions to describe a wide range of different aquifer configurations. Emphasis is placed throughout on the importance of developing simplified models that can be solved analytically to provide insight into complex groundwater flow scenarios and to allow better interpretation of the full numerical solution. Focusing first on identifying the important features of a problem, the book explains how to translate practical questions into mathematical form and discusses the interpretation of the results. Illustrated with numerous real-world examples and graphical results, this is an ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate Earth science, geological engineering, and environmental engineering courses, as well as a useful reference for researchers and professionals.

The Recovery Of Gold From Secondary Sources

World Scientific | English | 2016 | ISBN-10: 1783269898 | 236 pages | PDF | 12.02 mb

by Syed Sabir (Author)
New discoveries of the properties of gold at a nanoscale, and its effective use in modern technologies, have been driving a virtual ‘gold rush’. Depleting natural resources has meant that the recovery of gold continues to grow in importance and relevance.The Recovery of Gold from Secondary Sources analyses the most advanced technology in gold recovery and recycling from spent sources of mobile phones, unwanted electronic equipment and waste materials. State-of-the-art techniques of hydrometallurgical and bio-metallurgical processing, leaching, cementing, adsorbing and separation through bio-sorbents are all described in detail, providing a guide for students and researchers. Discussion of environmentally friendly methods of recovery are presented, in order to provide modern-day alternatives to previous techniques. For those interested in the study of gold recovery this book gives a comprehensive overview of current recovery, making it the ultimate source of information for students, researchers, chemists, metallurgists, environmental scientists and electronic waste recovery experts.

Planetary Influence on the Sun and the Earth, and a Modern Book-Burning

English | 2015 | ISBN: 1634857798 | 217 Pages | PDF | 11 MB

This book is primarily concerned with fundamental components of solar physics, terrestrial geophysics and general climate issues. Phenomena such as planetary influence on solar variability, the Sun’s irradiance and solar wind continue to fascinate members of the scientific community. What is more astounding is the way in which our planet reacts to these occurrences; climate changes, sea levels, tides, ocean circulation and geomagnetism, all caused by the processes mentioned above. The pages that follow analyze and calculate the relationships between solar causation and terrestrial reaction. This work begins with a foreword from Walter Cunningham, the famous Apollo 7 astronaut who in 1968 took part in the first manned space flight. Section A is devoted to the concept of planetary-solar-terrestrial interaction and driving forces that represent a break-through in science. The book begins with a high-lightening of records indicating a planetary influence on solar activity and continues with multiple discussions of terrestrial variables. It concludes with an account of the physics behind the changes in the Sun and in the Earth. Section B presents the remarkable decision to terminate the journal of pattern recognition in physics because the authors concluded that we are now on our way into a new grand solar minimum. This inspires doubt in an accelerating global warming. In the name of science and ethics, five papers respond to this “modern book-burning”. Section C is devoted to general conclusions, co-authored by 19 eminent scientists in the field of solar physics, geophysics, geology, hydrology and climatology. It also includes a short note on concluding editorial views.

Compass: A Story of Exploration and Innovation by Alan Gurney

English | April 18th, 2016 | ASIN: B01E685T66, ISBN: 0393327132, 0393050734 | 119 Pages | EPUB | 10.14 MB

“The compass’ rocky evolution is charted with an enthusiast’s passion….A fascinating adventure.”—Bernadette Murphy, Los Angeles Times
Compass chronicles the misadventures of those who attempted to perfect the magnetic compass—so precious to sixteenth-century seamen that, by law, any man found tampering with it had his hand pinned to the mast with a dagger. From the time man first took to the seas until only one thousand years ago, sight and winds were the sailor’s only navigational aids. It was not until the development of the compass that maps and charts could be used with any accuracy—even so, it would be hundreds of years and thousands of shipwrecks before the marvelous instrument was perfected. And its history up to modern times is filled with the stories of disasters that befell sailors who misused it. In this page-turning history of man’s search for reliable navigation of treacherous sea routes around the globe, Alan Gurney brings to life the instrument Victor Hugo called “the soul of the ship.”