To understand fire, you need today's latest scientific knowledge and trends! Principles of Fire Protection Chemistry and Physics, Third Edition spells out the chemical and physical properties of flammable materials and fire. You'll review the basics, then progress to a solid understanding of the combustion process and products; fire characteristics of gases, liquids, and solids; fire extinguishing agents and procedures; and movement of smoke. Plus, applied math physics has been added by the inclusion of 5 new chapters- Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transmission, How Chemistry and Physics Relate, Movement of Smoke, and Computer Modeling of Fire Spread. Whether you're a fire service student or a seasoned pro, this reference will give you a clearer understanding of the dynamics of fire.