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Steam Power and Transparent Glass Two phase transition related turning points in human civilization

Steam Power & Transparent Glass - two turning points
Praveen Chaddah
Type: Print Book
Genre: Science & Technology
Language: English
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The two turning points discussed in this book are exploiting the power of steam, and fabricating clear transparent glass. The first caused the Industrial Revolution that transformed our civilization. Clear transparent glass has not caused an economic upheaval but, as I will argue, has really been a turning point in human civilization.
While the power of steam is associated with water boiling and completing a first order transition into steam, glass is formed by preventing the first order transition of freezing a liquid.
The two turning points discussed in this book were not requiring great technical advances as in nuclear power or in space-technologies. They are both associated with first order phase transitions that are well understood when they occur. But not understood, as in glass formation, when they do not occur! The nature of glass and the glass transition remains one of the unsolved problems of physics.

About the Author

Praveen Chaddah is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, of the Indian Academy of Sciences, of the National Academy of Sciences of India. He did research at the Department of Atomic Energy for about forty years from 1973 to 2013. He was the Director of the UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research during 2005-2013. This book is driven by Chaddah’s insights into first order phase transitions developed through his research since 1996.

Other books by this author:
1. First Order Phase Transitions of Magnetic Materials: Broad and Interrupted Transitions, CRC Press (2018).
2. Ethics in Competitive Research: Do not get scooped: do not get plagiarized, Pothi.com (2018) ISBN: 978-9387480865.
3. Plagiarism of Scientific Ideas: An Indian Victim’s travails of partial closures, Pothi.com (2019) ISBN: 978-9389147087.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781637541074
Number of Pages: 80
Dimensions: 5"x7"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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