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Statistical mechanics Hardcover – 1972

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DONALD RAPP drdrapp@earthlink.net B.S. Chemical Engineering, Cooper Union, 1955 M.S. Chemical Engineering, Princeton, 1956 Graduate study, California Institute of Technology, 1957 Ph.D. Chemical Physics, University of California (Berkeley) - January, 1960 2009- On call as consultant to JPL 2003-2008, JPL Consultant through Contractors 1979-2002, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA; Senior Research Scientist and Division Chief Technologist, Mechanical Systems Engineering and Research Division 1969-1981, University of Texas at Dallas: 1973-1979 Full Professor 1965-1969, Polytechnic Institute of New York: Associate Professor of Chemistry 1959-1965, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory: Senior Staff Scientist As professor of Physics at the University of Texas, I wrote textbooks on statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and solar energy. Amongst many other things, I was manager of the JPL Mars Exploration Technology Program for a period, and I was manager of the In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) task in this Program. I wrote a landmark report on ISRU on Mars. In 1997, I wrote proposals and brought in a program to JPL to carry out in situ experiments on the Mars 2001 Lander with a run-out cost of $2M. Over the period 1994-2001, I wrote a number of documents on Mars mission technology needs and prioritizing Mars-related technologies. I wrote the JPL Mars Technology Program Plan in 2001. More than 70 publications in refereed journals, plus numerous informal in-depth reports. Published Books: • Quantum Mechanics, 672 pages, published 1971 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston • Statistical Mechanics, 330 pages, published in 1972 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston • Solar Energy, 516 pages, published in 1981 by Prentice-Hall • Human Missions to Mars: Enabling Technologies for Exploring the Red Planet Springer/Praxis, October, 2007; 552 pages, two 8-page color sections • Assessing Climate Change – Temperatures, Solar Radiation and Heat Balance Series: Springer Praxis Books – Environmental Sciences 410 p. 130 illus., Hardcover, January, 2008 • Ice Ages and Interglacials, Springer/Praxis, 2009. • The Climate Debate 2012 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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  • Hardcover: 325 pages
  • Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0030856531
  • ISBN-13: 978-0030856532
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
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