Fundamental Astronomy

  • Filename: fundamental-astronomy.
  • ISBN: 9783662032152
  • Release Date: 2013-04-17
  • Number of pages: 542
  • Author: Hannu Karttunen
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Fundamental Astronomy gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the various fields of classical and modern astronomy. While emphasizing both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles, the text provides a sound basis for more profound studies in the astronomical sciences. The present corrected printing of the revised and enlarged third edition of this successful textbook includes a host of new knowledge acquired in recent years. In particular the chapters on observations and on the physics of the Sun have been thoroughly revised.

Fundamental Astronomy

  • Filename: fundamental-astronomy.
  • ISBN: 9783540341444
  • Release Date: 2007-08-09
  • Number of pages: 510
  • Author: Hannu Karttunen
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Fundamental Astronomy is a well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to classical and modern astronomy. While emphasizing both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles, the text provides a sound basis for more profound studies in the astronomical sciences. This is the fifth edition of the successful undergraduate textbook and reference work. It has been extensively modernized and extended in the parts dealing with extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. You will also find augmented sections on the solar system and extrasolar planets as well as a new chapter on astrobiology. Long considered a standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference work for dedicated amateur astronomers.

Fundamental Astronomy

  • Filename: fundamental-astronomy.
  • ISBN: 3540001794
  • Release Date: 2003-06-23
  • Number of pages: 468
  • Author: Hannu Karttunen
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Fundamental Astronomy is a well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to classical and modern astronomy. While emphasizing both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles, the text provides a sound basis for more profound studies in the astronomical sciences. This is the fifth edition of the successful undergraduate textbook and reference work. It has been extensively modernized and extended in the parts dealing with extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. You will also find augmented sections on the solar system, extrasolar planets and astrobiology. Long considered a standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference work for dedicated amateur astronomers.

Fundamental Astronomy and Solar System Dynamics

  • Filename: fundamental-astronomy-and-solar-system-dynamics.
  • ISBN: 9789400946880
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: R.L. Duncombe
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



"Fundamental Astronomy and Solar System Dynamics", a program of invited papers honoring Professor Walter Fricke, who for thirty years has been Director of the Astronomisches Rechen lnstitut in Heidelberg, was held at the Thompson Conference Center of the University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday 27 March 1985 on the occasion of his seventieth birthday and retirement as Director of ARl. Professor Fricke's contributions to astronomy encompass the areas of galactic dynamics, radial velocities, stellar statistics. the fundamental reference system and the constant of precession. Participants were welcomed to the Uni versi ty of Texas by Professor J. Parker Lamb, Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. The presentations ranged from discussions of astrometric problems concerned with the reference system, the constant of precession, major and minor planet observations, planetary ephemerides and lunar and satellite laser ranging, to a study of disc galaxies in massive halos. The program concluded with a review of Professor Fricke's career. The three sessions were chaired by Victor G. Szebehely, Carol A. Williams and Jay H. Lieske. The participants in this meeting, and in the Division on Dynamical Astronomy meeting that followed, were happy that Professor Fricke was able to attend. His presence at these meetings, as well as his thoughtful comments, were greatly appreciated. We are pleased to acknowledge the support of the Center for Space Research, the Department of Astronomy and the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics of the University of Texas at Austin.

Relativity in Fundamental Astronomy IAU S261

  • Filename: relativity-in-fundamental-astronomy-iau-s261.
  • ISBN: 0521764815
  • Release Date: 2010-01-28
  • Number of pages: 436
  • Author: Sergei A. Klioner
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



IAU S261 summarizes the present state of applied relativity, and discusses the applications and future tests of general relativity.

Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

  • Filename: extragalactic-astronomy-and-cosmology.
  • ISBN: 9783540331742
  • Release Date: 2006-10-09
  • Number of pages: 459
  • Author: Peter Schneider
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This book outlines the fundamentals of this fascinating branch of astronomy, and explores the forefront of astronomical research. The author’s passion for the topic shines with an intensity that rivals the book’s many colourful illustrations, and will deeply inspire the reader. The cogently written text introduces the reader to the astronomy of galaxies, their structure, their active galactic nuclei, their evolution and their large scale distribution. Starting with a detailed description of our Milky Way, and a review of modern observational and theoretical cosmology, the book goes on to examine the formation of structures and astronomical objects in the early universe.

Fundamental Astronomy

  • Filename: fundamental-astronomy.
  • ISBN: 9781467257800
  • Release Date: 2016-11-05
  • Number of pages: 202
  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews



Facts101 is your complete guide to Fundamental Astronomy. In this book, you will learn topics such as Observations and Instruments, Photometric Concepts and Magnitudes, Radiation Mechanisms, and Celestial Mechanics plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Astronomy Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

  • Filename: astronomy-cosmology-and-fundamental-physics.
  • ISBN: 9789400909656
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 504
  • Author: Michele Caffo
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



In the development of Fundamental Physics on one side, and of Astronomy/Cosmology on the other side, periods of parallell, relatively independent progress seem to alternate with others of intense interaction and mutual influence. To this latter case belong the very beginnings of Modern Physics, with Galileo and Newton. There is now a widespread feeling that another of such flourishing periods may have started some ten years ago, with the advent of Unified Theories and the introduction of Inflationary Cosmologies. The interaction between the two disciplines has become tighter ever since, spurring studies of e. g. astronomical and particle Dark Matter candidates, Superstrings and Cosmic Strings, phase transitions in the Early Universe, etc. etc. Then the recent birth of Neutrino Astronomy has added further flavor to this splendid conjunction. It was indeed with the clear perception of this trend that six years ago CERN and ESO decided to jointly organize a series of symposia focusing on the interactions between Astronomy, Cosmology, and Fundamental Physics, to be held about every two years. The aim of these meetings is to bring together astronomers, cosmologists, and particle physicists to exchange information, to discuss scientific issues of common interest, and to take note of the latest devolopments in each discipline that are relevant to the other. The First ESO-CERN Symposium was held at CERN (Geneva) on November 21-25, 1983. Then for its Second edition the ESO-CERN Symposium moved to Garching bei Miinchen, where ESO headquarters are located, and took place on March 17-21, 1986.

Foundations of Astronomy

  • Filename: foundations-of-astronomy.
  • ISBN: 9781133103769
  • Release Date: 2012-01-01
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Author: Michael Seeds
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, Foundations of Astronomy Twelth Edition emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? Updated with the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, while providing not only fact but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reports on Astronomy 2003 2005 IAU XXVIA

  • Filename: reports-on-astronomy-2003-2005-iau-xxvia.
  • ISBN: 0521856043
  • Release Date: 2007-05-10
  • Number of pages: 398
  • Author: Oddbjorn Engvold
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



A comprehensive and authoritative overview of achievements in astronomy during the years 2003 to 2005.

Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy

  • Filename: fundamentals-of-radio-astronomy.
  • ISBN: 9781498770194
  • Release Date: 2015-11-30
  • Number of pages: 332
  • Author: Jonathan M. Marr
  • Publisher: CRC Press



As evidenced by five Nobel Prizes in physics, radio astronomy in its 80-year history has contributed greatly to our understanding of the universe. Yet for too long, there has been no suitable textbook on radio astronomy for undergraduate students. Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy: Observational Methods is the first undergraduate-level textbook exclusively devoted to radio astronomy telescopes and observation methods. This book, the first of two volumes, explains the instrumentation and techniques needed to make successful observations in radio astronomy. With examples interspersed throughout and problems at the end of each chapter, it prepares students to contribute to a radio astronomy research team. Requiring no prior knowledge of astronomy, the text begins with a review of pertinent astronomy basics. It then discusses radiation physics, the collection and detection of astronomical radio signals using radio telescopes, the functioning of various components of radio telescopes, and the processes involved in making successful radio observations. The book also provides a conceptual understanding of the fundamental principles of aperture synthesis and a more advanced undergraduate-level discussion of real-world interferometry observations. Web Resource A set of laboratory exercises is available for download on the book’s CRC Press web page. These labs use the Small Radio Telescope (SRT) and the Very Small Radio Telescope (VSRT) developed for educational use by MIT’s Haystack Observatory. The web page also includes a Java package that demonstrates the principles of Fourier transforms, which are needed for the analysis of interferometric data.

Discovering the Universe

  • Filename: discovering-the-universe.
  • ISBN: 9781429255202
  • Release Date: 2011-04-25
  • Number of pages: 638
  • Author: Neil F. Comins
  • Publisher: Macmillan



Discovering the Universe is the bestselling brief text for descriptive one-term astronomy courses (especially those with no mathematics prerequisites). Carried along by the book's vibrant main theme, "the process of scientific discovery," the Ninth Edition furthers the book’s legacy for presenting concepts clearly and accurately while providing all the pedagogical tools to make the learning process memorable.

Relativistic Celestial Mechanics of the Solar System

  • Filename: relativistic-celestial-mechanics-of-the-solar-system.
  • ISBN: 9783527634576
  • Release Date: 2011-10-25
  • Number of pages: 890
  • Author: Sergei Kopeikin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



This authoritative book presents the theoretical development of gravitational physics as it applies to the dynamics of celestial bodies and the analysis of precise astronomical observations. In so doing, it fills the need for a textbook that teaches modern dynamical astronomy with a strong emphasis on the relativistic aspects of the subject produced by the curved geometry of four-dimensional spacetime. The first three chapters review the fundamental principles of celestial mechanics and of special and general relativity. This background material forms the basis for understanding relativistic reference frames, the celestial mechanics of N-body systems, and high-precision astrometry, navigation, and geodesy, which are then treated in the following five chapters. The final chapter provides an overview of the new field of applied relativity, based on recent recommendations from the International Astronomical Union. The book is suitable for teaching advanced undergraduate honors programs and graduate courses, while equally serving as a reference for professional research scientists working in relativity and dynamical astronomy. The authors bring their extensive theoretical and practical experience to the subject. Sergei Kopeikin is a professor at the University of Missouri, while Michael Efroimsky and George Kaplan work at the United States Naval Observatory, one of the world?s premier institutions for expertise in astrometry, celestial mechanics, and timekeeping.

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