Fluid Physics in Geology is aimed at geology students who are interested in understanding fluid behavior and motion in the context of a wide variety of geological problems, and who wish to pursue related work in fluid physics. The book provides an introductory treatment of the physical and dynamical behaviors of fluids by focusing first on how fluids behave in a general way, then looking more specifically at how they are involved in certain geological processes. The text is written so students may concentrate on the sections that are most relevant to their own needs. Helpful problems following each chapter illustrate applications of the material to realistic problems involving groundwater flows, magma dynamics, open-channel flows, and thermal convection. Fluid Physics in Geology is ideal for graduate courses in all areas of geology, including hydrology, geomorphology, sedimentology, and petrology.Geologists typically take courses in mathematics or physics to obtain a formal training in fluid physics a which is laudable. ... solution is not always essential; but rather, that significant insight to problems can be obtained from partial solutions.
|Title||:||Fluid Physics in Geology : An Introduction to Fluid Motions on Earth's Surface and within Its Crust|
|Author||:||David Jon Furbish Associate Professor of Geology Florida State University|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 1996-10-03|