Category: Astronomy Astrophysics

Eclipse Phenomena in Astronomy by F. Link

By F. Link

Eclipses and difficulties relating to them were, from precedent days, one of many major pursuits not just of astronomers yet certainly of all mankind. the looks of eclipses, lunar in addition to sun, excited the mind's eye of our ancestors and provoked their interest to give an explanation for their foundation or to exploit them for the additional research of celestial our bodies. With the current improvement of astronomy the eclipse difficulties aren't constrained to the solar and the Moon, as long ago, yet were gradually prolonged to the parts of the sunlight approach and to domain names of radiations except optical ones. Our goal is to provide an account of a majority of these difficulties of their theoretical and experimental shape with a few additions on their old improvement. these of our readers no longer drawn to the historic part may perhaps consider initially vulnerable to disregard this half, yet we're convinced that finally they are going to be sufficiently to fix this omission.

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Astrophysics is Easy!: An Introduction for the Amateur by Michael Inglis

By Michael Inglis

I used to like day-dreaming approximately house whilst i used to be a child. This booklet makes me consider that feel of ask yourself and amazement back - and that i can comprehend so much of it! I spent an afternoon on the planetarium in big apple, and that i felt like i'll bring my very own lecture to the viewers. And the simplest factor is - i purchased this for my son, and we proportion our curiosity in and awe for the universe.

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Cosmic Catastrophes Exploding Stars, Black Holes, and by J. Craig Wheeler

By J. Craig Wheeler

From supernovae and gamma-ray bursts to the accelerating Universe, this can be an exploration of the highbrow threads that result in probably the most intriguing principles in glossy astrophysics and cosmology. This totally up to date moment version accommodates new fabric on binary stars, black holes, gamma-ray bursts, worm-holes, quantum gravity and string thought. It covers the origins of stars and their evolution, the mechanisms liable for supernovae, and their progeny, neutron stars and black holes. It examines the theoretical rules in the back of black holes and their manifestation in observational astronomy and offers neutron stars in all their sort recognized this day. This e-book additionally covers the physics of the 20 th century, discussing quantum concept and Einstein's gravity, how those theories collide, and the clients for his or her reconciliation within the twenty-first century. this may be crucial studying for undergraduate scholars in astronomy and astrophysics, and a very good, obtainable creation for a much broader viewers.

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Guide to the Universe: Inner Planets (Greenwood Guides to by Jennifer A. Grier Ph.D., Andrew S. Rivkin

By Jennifer A. Grier Ph.D., Andrew S. Rivkin

This quantity within the Greenwood publications to the Universe sequence covers the interior planets—Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Thematic chapters speak about all the many parts of astronomical learn surrounding each one topic, offering readers with the main up to date realizing of present wisdom and the ways that it's been obtained.Like the entire books during this sequence, internal Planets is scientifically sound, yet written with the scholar in brain. it really is a superb first step for getting to know the interesting clinical discoveries of the Earth and its closest friends.

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The Observer's Year - 366 Nights in the Universe by Patrick Moore

By Patrick Moore

There are 365 nights in each year (366 in a bounce year!) and from an novice astronomer’s perspective, no are alike.
And this is the reason Sir Patrick Moore – the world’s most generally identified and revered television broadcaster and author on astronomy – has produced this specified ebook to spotlight particular items of curiosity on every evening of the yr. utilizing easy-to-follow big name maps, he talks concerning the technology and background of stars, double stars, galaxies, nebulae, the Moon, planets, constellations or even asteroids.

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African Cultural Astronomy: Current Archaeoastronomy and by Jarita Holbrook, R. Thebe Medupe, Johnson O. Urama

By Jarita Holbrook, R. Thebe Medupe, Johnson O. Urama

This is often the 1st scholarly selection of articles involved in the cultural astronomy of the African continent. It weaves jointly astronomy, anthropology, and Africa and it comprises African myths and legends concerning the sky, alignments to celestial our bodies stumbled on at archaeological websites and at locations of worship, rock paintings with celestial imagery, and clinical pondering published in neighborhood astronomy traditions together with ethnomathematics and the production of calendars.

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Introduction to nonextensive statistical mechanics: by Constantino Tsallis

By Constantino Tsallis

This publication specializes in nonextensive statistical mechanics, a present generalization of Boltzmann-Gibbs (BG) statistical mechanics, one of many maximum monuments of up to date physics. Conceived greater than a hundred thirty years in the past by way of Maxwell, Boltzmann and Gibbs, the BG idea indicates many outstanding successes in physics, chemistry, arithmetic, and computational sciences. shortly, a number of hundreds of thousands of courses by way of scientists all over the world were devoted to its nonextensive generalization. various functions have emerged in complicated structures and its mathematical grounding is by way of now good complex. A pedagogical creation to its recommendations – nonlinear dynamics, extensivity of the nonadditive entropy, international correlations, and extensions of the normal vital restrict theorems, between others – is gifted during this publication, in addition to a variety of paradigmatic functions in numerous sciences and diverse experimental verifications of a few of its predictions.

Introduction to Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics is appropriate for college students and researchers with an curiosity in complicated platforms and statistical physics.

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Astronomy Through the Ages by Sir Robert Wilson

By Sir Robert Wilson

From an ancient point of view, this article provides a wholly non- mathematical advent to astronomy from the 1st endeavours of the ancients to the present advancements in examine enabled by means of leading edge technological advances. freed from arithmetic and complicated graphs, the publication however explains deep innovations of area and time, of relativity and quantum mechanics, and of starting place and nature of the universe. It conveys not just the intrinsic fascination of the topic, but additionally the human facet and the clinical process as practised via Kepler, outlined and elucidated via Galileo, after which proven via Newton.

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Theories of the World from Antiquity to the Copernican by Michael J. Crowe

By Michael J. Crowe

Newly revised version of Professor Crowe's obtainable, enlightening ebook re-creates the switch from an earth-centered to a sun-centered belief of the sunlight process. The paintings is equipped round a hypothetical debate: Given the facts on hand in 1615, which procedure (Ptolemaic, Copernican, Tychonic, etc.) used to be so much deserving of support?

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