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Thermodynamics in Mineral Sciences: An Introduction

This book presents the fundamental principles of thermodynamics for geosciences, based on the author’s own courses over a number of years. Many examples help to understand how mineralogical problems can be solved by applying thermodynamic principles.

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Finite Element Methods and Their Applications (Scientific Computation)

Introduce every concept in the simplest setting and to maintain a level of treatment that is as rigorous as possible without being unnecessarily abstract. Contains unique recent developments of various finite elements such as nonconforming, mixed, discontinuous, characteristic, and adaptive … Continue reading

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Concise Chemical Thermodynamics, Third Edition

The first two editions of Concise Chemical Thermodynamics proved to be a very popular introduction to a subject many undergraduate students perceive to be difficult due to the underlying mathematics. With its concise explanations and clear examples, the text has … Continue reading

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Controllability of Partial Differential Equations Governed by Multiplicative Controls (Lecture Notes in Mathematics)

The goal of this monograph is to address the issue of the global controllability of partial differential equations in the context of multiplicative (or bilinear) controls, which enter the model equations as coefficients. The mathematical models we examine include the … Continue reading

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Functional Approach to Nonlinear Models of Water Flow in Soils (Mathematical Modelling: Theory and Applications)

This work of applied mathematics focuses on the functional study of the nonlinear boundary value problems relating to water flow in porous media, a topic which has not up to now been explored in book form. The author shows that … Continue reading

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Convective and Advective Heat Transfer in Geological Systems (Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics)

This monograph aims to provide state-of-the-art theoretical results in a systematic treatment of convective and advective heat transfer during fluid flow in geological systems at the crustal scale. Although some numerical results are provided to complement theoretical ones, the main … Continue reading

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Advanced Magnetohydrodynamics: With Applications to Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas

Following on from the companion volume Principles of Magnetohydrodynamics, this textbook analyzes the applications of plasma physics to thermonuclear fusion and plasma astrophysics from the single viewpoint of MHD. This approach turns out to be ever more powerful when applied … Continue reading

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Engineering Dynamics: A Primer

This Primer is intended to provide the theoretical background for the standard undergraduate, mechanical engineering course in dynamics. The book contains several worked examples and summaries and exercises at the end of each chapter to aid readers in their understanding … Continue reading

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Turbulence Structure and Vortex Dynamics

The articles in this volume, derived from a symposium held at the Newton Institute in Cambridge, examine a number of key questions that have engaged turbulence researchers for many years. Most involve mathematical analysis, but some describe numerical simulations and … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics (Scientific Computation)

The chosen semi-discrete approach of a reduction procedure of partial differential equations to ordinary differential equations and finally to difference equations gives the book its distinctiveness and provides a sound basis for a deep understanding of the fundamental concepts in … Continue reading

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