Fundamental Astronomy


Author: Hannu Karttunen,Pekka Kröger,Heikki Oja,Markku Poutanen,Karl Johan Donner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662053330

Category: Science

Page: 468

View: 2827

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


Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 146725780X

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 4316

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.

Relativity in Fundamental Astronomy (IAU S261)

Dynamics, Reference Frames, and Data Analysis


Author: Sergei A. Klioner,P. Kenneth Seidelmann,Michael H. Soffel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521764810

Category: Science

Page: 436

View: 9444

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

Astronomie mit dem Personal Computer


Author: Oliver Montenbruck,Thomas Pfleger

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 366205860X

Category: Science

Page: 307

View: 1595

Diese lang erwartete Neuauflage des erfolgreichen Buches von O. Montenbruck und T. Pfleger enthält nunmehr auch je ein Kapitel zur Störungsrechnung und zur Berechnung von physischen Ephemeriden der großen Planeten und der Sonne. Gänzlich neu bearbeitet ist auch die dem Buch beigelegte Diskette. Das Buch bietet dem Leser eine Vielzahl von Programmen und Anleitungen zur Zeit- und Kalenderrechnung und zur Behandlung des Zweikörperproblems. Die Kapitel sind thematisch gut umrissen und schließen mit einem zugehörigen Hauptprogramm, was die Nutzung als praktisches Handbuch erleichtert. Die astronomischen und numerischen Grundlagen werden ausreichend im Text zur Verfügung gestellt.

Der neue Kosmos


Author: A. Unsöld,B. Baschek

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662065339

Category: Science

Page: 474

View: 682

Einführung in die Extragalaktische Astronomie und Kosmologie


Author: Peter Schneider

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540305890

Category: Science

Page: 452

View: 1216

In diesem kompetent geschriebenen Lehrbuch wird, ausgehend von der Beschreibung unserer Milchstraße, die Astronomie der Galaxien und ihrer großräumigen Verteilung eingehend dargestellt und schließlich im kosmologischen Kontext diskutiert. Aufbauend auf eine Einführung in die moderne beobachtende und theoretische Kosmologie wird die Entstehung von Strukturen und astronomischen Objekten im frühen Universum besprochen.

Our Place in the Universe

Understanding Fundamental Astronomy from Ancient Discoveries


Author: Sun Kwok

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319541722

Category: Science

Page: 267

View: 399

If you have ever wanted to understand the basic principles of astronomy and celestial movements, you should read this book. Using pictures of the sky observed from different places on Earth, as well as drawings of ancient astronomical methods and tools, Prof. Sun Kwok tells this story in an entertaining and fascinating way. Since the beginning of human civilization, people have wondered about the structure of the cosmos and our place in the Universe. More than 2,000 years ago, our ancestors knew that the seasons were unequal, the Earth was an unattached object floating in space, and stars existed that they could not see. From celestial observations, they concluded that the Earth was round. Using simple tools and mathematics, ancient astronomers accurately determined the sizes of the Earth and Moon, the distance to the Moon, and the lengths of the months and year. With a clever device called the armillary sphere, Greek astronomers could predict the times of sunrise and sunset on any day of the year, at any place on Earth. They developed sophisticated mathematical models to forecast Mars’ motions hundreds of years into the future. Find out how ancient observers achieved these remarkable feats. With minimal use of mathematics, this book retraces the footsteps of our ancestors, explains their intellectual journeys in simple terms, and explores the philosophical implications of these discoveries.

Reports on Astronomy 2003-2005 (IAU XXVIA)

IAU Transactions XXVIA


Author: Oddbjorn Engvold

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521856041

Category: Science

Page: 398

View: 1803

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

Fundamentals of Astronomy


Author: C Barbieri

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351992171

Category: Science

Page: 366

View: 8185

Providing a broad overview of foundational concepts, Fundamentals of Astronomy covers topics ranging from spherical astronomy to celestial mechanics, closing with two chapters that discuss elements of astronomical photometry and spectroscopy. Supplementary and explanatory notes at the end of each chapter provide references to material published in scientific journals, and solved and unsolved exercises allow students to review their understanding of the material. Broad in coverage, the book presents arguments from classical astronomy, such as spherical astronomy, that form the foundation for future work in the field. Features

Relativistic Celestial Mechanics of the Solar System


Author: Sergei Kopeikin,Michael Efroimsky,George Kaplan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527634576

Category: Science

Page: 892

View: 590

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.

Fundamentals of Solar Astronomy


Author: A. Bhatnagar,William Charles Livingston

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812567871

Category: Science

Page: 445

View: 7345

There are several textbooks available on solar astronomy which deal with advanced astrophysical aspects of solar physics, and books which provide very elementary knowledge about the Sun. This book will help to bridge the gap. It aims to stimulate interest in solar astronomy, presenting at one place the basic methods and techniques used in the field, together with the latest findings and the excitement in solar physics. As solar astronomy is becoming very popular among amateur astronomers and laymen, the book provides the practical knowledge to build simple solar telescopes and other equipment for making solar observations. Amateur astronomers have made important contributions to solar astronomy, and this book will help to guide them in their endeavours. The book can also serve as a text for undergraduate and graduate students starting out on solar physics. Using it, graduate students can easily embark on specific topics of research in solar astronomy.

Astrometry of Fundamental Catalogues

The Evolution from Optical to Radio Reference Frames


Author: Hans G. Walter,Ojars Sovers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540674368

Category: Science

Page: 233

View: 5944

Celestial fundamental catalogues are a prerequisite for the determination of absolute positions and motions in space. Presently, positional astrometry is at the watershed between classical fundamental catalogues, based on moving reference stars, and modern catalogues, based on extragalactic reference objects with non-measurable motion. This book addresses the concepts and methods of the respective construction techniques leading to the stellar frame of the FK5 (fifth fundamental catalogue) and to the newly adopted extragalactic radio reference frame, ICRF (international celestial reference frame), with its extension to optical wavelengths by the Hipparcos Catalogue. While principal outlines of meridian circle observations are given, emphasis is put in some detail on the VLBI technique as applied to astrometry, and to the observational techniques used in the Hipparcos mission, including the tie of the originally non-anchored rigid Hipparcos sphere into the ICRF.

Astronomy, Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

Proceedings of the ESO/CERN/ESA Symposium Held at Garching, Germany, 4-7 March 2002


Author: Peter A. Shaver,Luigi Lella,Alvaro Gimenez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540401797

Category: Science

Page: 506

View: 9358

This book provides an overview of many of the dramatic recent developments in the fields of astronomy, cosmology and fundamental physics. Topics include observations of the structure in the cosmic background radiation, evidence for an accelerating Universe, the extraordinary concordance in the fundamental parameters of the Universe coming from these and other diverse observations, the search for dark matter candidates, evidence for neutrino oscillations, space experiments on fundamental physics, and discoveries of extrasolar planets. This book will be useful for researchers and graduate students who wish to have a broad overview of the current developments in these fields.

Astronomical Almanac for the Year 2013 and Its Companion, the Astronomical Almanac Online


Author: U.s. Nautical Almanac Office

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780707741284

Category: Education

Page: 612

View: 3977

Prepared jointly with Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. Designed in consultation with other astronomers of many countries. Provides current, accurate astronomical data for use in the making and reduction of observations and for general purposes. The Astronomical Almanac Online extends the printed version by providing data best presented in machine-readable form. Online data are provided for several years. Contains data for astronomy, space sciences, geodesy, surveying, navigation, and other applications.

Dynamics and Mission Design Near Libration Points

Fundamentals - The Case of Collinear Libration Points


Author: G. Gomez

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812810632

Category: Lagrangian points

Page: 464

View: 8497

This book studies several problems related to the analysis of planned or possible spacecraft missions. It is divided into four chapters. The first chapter is devoted to the computation of quasiperiodic solutions for the motion of a spacecraft near the equilateral points of the Earth-Moon system. The second chapter gives a complete description of the orbits near the collinear point, L 1, between the Earth and the Sun in the restricted three-body problem (RTBP) model. In the third chapter, methods are developed to compute the nominal orbit and to design and test the control strategy for the qua



Author: Sergei M. Kopeikin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110337495

Category: Science

Page: 366

View: 9039

Relativistic celestial mechanics – investigating the motion celestial bodies under the influence of general relativity – is a major tool of modern experimental gravitational physics. With a wide range of prominent authors from the field, this two-volume series consists of reviews on a multitude of advanced topics in the area of relativistic celestial mechanics – starting from more classical topics such as the regime of asymptotically-flat spacetime, light propagation and celestial ephemerides, but also including its role in cosmology and alternative theories of gravity as well as modern experiments in this area. This first volume of a two-volume series is concerned with theoretical foundations such as post-Newtonian solutions to the two-body problem, light propagation through time-dependent gravitational fields, as well as cosmological effects on the movement of bodies in the solar systems. On the occasion of his 80-th birthday, these two volumes honor V. A. Brumberg – one of the pioneers in modern relativistic celestial mechanics. Contributions include: M. Soffel: On the DSX-framework T. Damour: The general relativistic two body problem G. Schaefer: Hamiltonian dynamics of spinning compact binaries through high post-Newtonian approximations A. Petrov and S. Kopeikin: Post-Newtonian approximations in cosmology T. Futamase: On the backreaction problem in cosmology Y. Xie and S. Kopeikin: Covariant theory of the post-Newtonian equations of motion of extended bodies S. Kopeikin and P. Korobkov: General relativistic theory of light propagation in multipolar gravitational fields

The Military Engineer


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Military engineering

Page: N.A

View: 1496

"Directory of members, constitution and by-laws of the Society of American military engineers. 1935" inserted in v. 27.