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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Plants, Soils, and Climate
Sterling A. Taylor
The retention of water in soils is a very interesting subject. Soil-water research presents a great challenge to research workers. The challenge is broad in scope and extends from the field problems of large irrigation projects to the atomic scale of the solid-liquid interface.
If scientists are going to describe scientifically soil-water relations, they must ultimately utilize the instruments of science and the language of mathematics. To the end of the latter the mathematics of thermodynamics has been applied in these studies of water retention in soils.
Box Jr., James E., "The Influence of Soil Compaction Upon the Thermodynamics of Soil Moisture" (1961). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 2762.
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