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When is a material stable?

Adrian P Sutton

in Concepts of Materials Science

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192846839
eISBN:
9780191938764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846839.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter is an introduction to classical thermodynamics that does not assume any knowledge of the subject. The significance of thermodynamic equilibrium in materials is discussed keeping in mind ... More


Flow Over Flat Uniform Terrain

J. C. Kaimal and J. J. Finnigan

in Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows: Their Structure and Measurement

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195062397
eISBN:
9780197560167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195062397.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

We start with the simplest of boundary layers, that over an infinite flat surface. Here we can assume the flow to be horizontally homogeneous. Its statistical properties are independent of ... More


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