The Britannica Guide to Heat, Force, and MotionBook - 2011
Many of the worlds most common processes and interactions are governed by the laws of thermodynamics and mechanics. While the transfer, release, or absorption of heat often accompany chemical reactions or seem inherent to mechanical systems, they are also familiar to anyone who has ever spent time outdoors on a warm day or touched a hot plate. Likewise, any physical bodylarge or small, solid or fluidis subject to a wide range of forces that trigger motion. This detailed compendium explores the foundations and laws of both thermodynamics and mechanics as well as the lives of those individuals who helped advance these fundamental areas of physics.
Publisher: New York, NY : Britannica Educational Pub. In association with Rosen Educational Services, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 536.7 Bri YA
Characteristics: xviii, 369 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Heat, force, and motion