Exercises in Environmental Physics by Valerio FaraoniExercises in Environmental Physics by Valerio Faraoni

Exercises in Environmental Physics

byValerio Faraoni

Paperback | November 10, 2010

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This book presents a collection of problems and exercises in environmental science. It can be used in many courses in environmental studies especially environmental physics, energy and the environment, and atmospheric physics. The mathematical background is given in an introductory chapter. This book may be used individually for the above mentioned courses or can supplement any textbook.
Valerio Faraoni is currently a Professor in the Physics Department at Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada.
Title:Exercises in Environmental PhysicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:330 pagesPublished:November 10, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441922229

ISBN - 13:9781441922229

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Table of Contents

1. Mathematical Methods1.1 Complex numbers1.2 Functions of a single variable1.3 Ordinary differential equations1.4 Functions of two or more variables1.5 Vector calculus1.6 Partial differential equations1.7 Tensors1.8 Dimensional analysis2. Planet Earth in Space2.1 Astronomy2.2 Planet Earth3. Ocean and Atmospheric Physics3.1 The blue planet3.2 Oceanic circulation3.3 Ocean waves3.4 General features of the atmosphere3.5 Temperature and pressure3.6 Atmospheric circulation3.7 Precipitation4. Electromagnetic radiation4.1 The electromagnetic spectrum4.2 Blackbody radiation4.3 Propagation of electromagnetic radiation4.4 Greenhouse effect4.5 Electromagnetic radiation and human health4.6 Environmental spectroscopy4.7 Radioactivity5. Energy and the Environment5.1 Mechanical energy5.2 Heat transfer5.3 Thermodynamics5.4 Electricity6. Fluid Mechanics6.1 Liquids6.2 Gases7. Evapotranspiration, Soils, and Hydrology7.1 Phase transitions, hygrometry, and evapotranspiration7.2 Soil physics7.3 Groundwater hydrology8. Pollution8.1 Transport equations8.2 Water pollution8.3 Air pollutionAppendicesA. Physical constantsB. Mathematical identitiesC. Differential operators in various coordinate systemsReferencesIndex