Galactic Astronomy


Author: James Binney,Michael Merrifield
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691025650
Category: Science
Page: 796
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GALACTIC ASTRONOMY introduces all astronomical concepts necessary to understand the properties of galaxies, including coordinate systems, magnitudes and colors, the phenomenology of stars, the theory of stellar and chemical evolution, and the measurement of astronomical distances. 100 photos.

Galactic Dynamics


Author: James Binney,Scott Tremaine
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691084459
Category: Science
Page: 733
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Two of the world's leading astrophysicists, James Binney and Scott Tremaine, here present a comprehensive review of the theory of galactic dynamics at a level suitable for both graduate students and researchers. Their work in this volume describes our present understanding of the structure and dynamics of stellar systems such as galaxies and star clusters. Nicknamed "the Bible of galactic dynamics," this book has become a classic treatise, well known and widely used by researchers and students of galactic astrophysics and stellar dynamics. Praised for its modern approach, as well as for the rigor and exemplary clarity with which the authors handle the material in this book, Galactic Dynamics includes classic results and data while also reflecting the many recent developments in the field. The authors maintain an effective style of exposition throughout, keeping clear what is present knowledge and what is still speculation, while allowing the reader to grasp an overview of the subject before following through (where needed) with the mathematical detail. Most of the astronomical community since the late 1980s was introduced to galactic dynamics through Galactic Dynamics, and it remains the most widely used graduate textbook in galactic astrophysics today. No other book gathers together and presents our current understanding of the field in such a clear and concise way. Through this approach, Binney and Tremaine succeeded in creating a classic reference of enormous pedagogic value.

Geometric Analysis, Mathematical Relativity, and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

Southeast Geometry Seminars Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, and the University of Tennessee, 2009-2011
Author: Mohammad Ghomi
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821891499
Category: Mathematics
Page: 243
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This volume presents the proceedings of the Southeast Geometry Seminar for the meetings that took place bi-annually between the fall of 2009 and the fall of 2011, at Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Alabama Birmingham, and the University of Tennessee. Talks at the seminar are devoted to various aspects of geometric analysis and related fields, in particular, nonlinear partial differential equations, general relativity, and geometric topology. Articles in this volume cover the following topics: a new set of axioms for General Relativity, CR manifolds, the Mane Conjecture, minimal surfaces, maximal measures, pendant drops, the Funk-Radon-Helgason method, ADM-mass and capacity, and extrinsic curvature in metric spaces.

Einführung in die Extragalaktische Astronomie und Kosmologie


Author: Peter Schneider
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540305890
Category: Science
Page: 452
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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.

Abriss der Astronomie


Author: Hans-Heinrich Voigt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527411232
Category: Astronomy
Page: 1150
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Die Astronomie untersucht die Eigenschaften der Objekte und Phänomene im Weltraum. Sie zielt ab auf ein Verständnis des Universums als Ganzes, seiner Entstehung, seinem Aufbau und seiner Zukunft. Die neue Auflage des bekannten und populären Standardwerks Abriss der Astronomie ist umfassend aktualisiert und erweitert mit neuesten Themen und Erkenntnissen der Astrophysik wie u.a. extrasolare Planeten, Kosmologie, dunkle Materie. Verfaßt von ausgewählten Vertretern der Teilgebiete, ist es nicht nur für Astronomiestudenten, sondern auch für ambitionierte Amateurastronomen hervorragend geeignet.

Fundamentals of Astronomy


Author: C Barbieri
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351992171
Category: Science
Page: 366
View: 1996
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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

Dynamics and Evolution of Galactic Nuclei


Author: David Merritt
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400846129
Category: Science
Page: 544
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Deep within galaxies like the Milky Way, astronomers have found a fascinating legacy of Einstein's general theory of relativity: supermassive black holes. Connected to the evolution of the galaxies that contain these black holes, galactic nuclei are the sites of uniquely energetic events, including quasars, stellar tidal disruptions, and the generation of gravitational waves. This textbook is the first comprehensive introduction to dynamical processes occurring in the vicinity of supermassive black holes in their galactic environment. Filling a critical gap, it is an authoritative resource for astrophysics and physics graduate students, and researchers focusing on galactic nuclei, the astrophysics of massive black holes, galactic dynamics, and gravitational wave detection. It is an ideal text for an advanced graduate-level course on galactic nuclei and as supplementary reading in graduate-level courses on high-energy astrophysics and galactic dynamics. David Merritt summarizes the theoretical work of the last three decades on the evolution of galactic nuclei, the formation of massive black holes, and the interaction between black holes and stars. He explores in depth such important topics as observations of galactic nuclei, dynamical models, weighing black holes, motion near supermassive black holes, evolution of nuclei due to gravitational encounters, loss cone theory, and binary supermassive black holes. Self-contained and up-to-date, the textbook includes a summary of the current literature and previously unpublished work by the author. For researchers working on active galactic nuclei, galaxy evolution, and the generation of gravitational waves, this book will be an essential resource.

omega Centauri

a unique window into astrophysics : proceedings of a conference held at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 13-16 August 2001
Author: Floor van Leeuwen,Joanne D. Hughes,Giampaolo Piotto
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781583811054
Category: Astronomy
Page: 434
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Theoretical Astrophysics: Volume 2, Stars and Stellar Systems


Author: T. Padmanabhan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521566315
Category: Medical
Page: 596
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This authoritative text guides graduate students and researchers through the key physical processes governing stars and stellar systems.

Einführung in die Extragalaktische Astronomie und Kosmologie


Author: Peter Schneider
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540305890
Category: Science
Page: 452
View: 1571
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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.

Mémoires de la Classe des sciences

Collection in-8.̊
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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The First Galaxies in the Universe


Author: Abraham Loeb,Steven R. Furlanetto
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691144923
Category: Science
Page: 540
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This book provides a comprehensive, self-contained introduction to one of the most exciting frontiers in astrophysics today: the quest to understand how the oldest and most distant galaxies in our universe first formed. Until now, most research on this question has been theoretical, but the next few years will bring about a new generation of large telescopes that promise to supply a flood of data about the infant universe during its first billion years after the big bang. This book bridges the gap between theory and observation. It is an invaluable reference for students and researchers on early galaxies. The First Galaxies in the Universe starts from basic physical principles before moving on to more advanced material. Topics include the gravitational growth of structure, the intergalactic medium, the formation and evolution of the first stars and black holes, feedback and galaxy evolution, reionization, 21-cm cosmology, and more. Provides a comprehensive introduction to this exciting frontier in astrophysics Begins from first principles Covers advanced topics such as the first stars and 21-cm cosmology Prepares students for research using the next generation of large telescopes Discusses many open questions to be explored in the coming decade

Physics of the Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium


Author: Bruce T. Draine
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400839087
Category: Science
Page: 560
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This is a comprehensive and richly illustrated textbook on the astrophysics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium--the gas and dust, as well as the electromagnetic radiation, cosmic rays, and magnetic and gravitational fields, present between the stars in a galaxy and also between galaxies themselves. Topics include radiative processes across the electromagnetic spectrum; radiative transfer; ionization; heating and cooling; astrochemistry; interstellar dust; fluid dynamics, including ionization fronts and shock waves; cosmic rays; distribution and evolution of the interstellar medium; and star formation. While it is assumed that the reader has a background in undergraduate-level physics, including some prior exposure to atomic and molecular physics, statistical mechanics, and electromagnetism, the first six chapters of the book include a review of the basic physics that is used in later chapters. This graduate-level textbook includes references for further reading, and serves as an invaluable resource for working astrophysicists. Essential textbook on the physics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium Based on a course taught by the author for more than twenty years at Princeton University Covers radiative processes, fluid dynamics, cosmic rays, astrochemistry, interstellar dust, and more Discusses the physical state and distribution of the ionized, atomic, and molecular phases of the interstellar medium Reviews diagnostics using emission and absorption lines Features color illustrations and detailed reference materials in appendices Instructor's manual with problems and solutions (available only to teachers)

Does the Primordial Evolution of Globular Clusters Include a Self-enrichment Phase?


Author: Geneviève Parmentier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9782803101962
Category: Stars
Page: 155
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Unsolved Problems in Astrophysics


Author: John N. Bahcall
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691016061
Category: Science
Page: 377
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Essays discuss the present state of knowledge following recent discoveries about the structure of the universe, galaxies, quasars, neutrinos, and other topics, and suggest areas for future research

Das kleine Buch der Stringtheorie


Author: Steven S. Gubser
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783827428486
Category: Science
Page: 174
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Das kleine Buch der Stringtheorie bietet eine knappe und unterhaltsame Einführung in eines der meistdiskutierten Gebiete der modernen Physik. Die Stringtheorie gilt als eine „Theorie für Alles“, mit der sich sämtliche Grundkräfte der Natur beschreiben lassen. Bisher allerdings konnte sie experimentell nicht bestätigt werden, und unter Physikern wird sie sehr kontrovers diskutiert. Dieses Buch gibt Ihnen die Gelegenheit, sich ein eigenes Bild zu machen!

High-energy astrophysics


Author: Fulvio Melia
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780691135434
Category: Science
Page: 360
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This textbook covers all the essentials, weaving together the latest theory with the experimental techniques, instrumentation, and observational methods astronomers use to study high-energy radiation from space.

Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Assessment of a Plan for U.S. Participation in Euclid


Author: Committee on the Assessment of a Plan for U.S. Participation in Euclid,Board on Physics and Astronomy,Space Studies Board,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council,National Academies
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309253853
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 46
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NASA proposed to make a hardware contribution to the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Euclid mission in exchange for U.S. membership on the Euclid Science Team and science data access. The Euclid mission will employ a space telescope that will make potentially important contributions to probing dark energy and to the measurement of cosmological parameters. Euclid will image a large fraction of the extragalactic sky at unprecedented resolution and measure spectra for millions of galaxies. Assessment of a Plan for U.S. Participation in Euclid evaluates whether a small investment in Euclid (around $20 million in hardware) is a viable part of an overall strategy to pursue the science goals set forth in New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics, a decadal plan for ground- and space- based astronomy and astrophysics. The top-ranked large-scale, space-based priority of the New Worlds, New Horizons is the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). WFIRST has a broad, wide-field, near-infrared capability that will serve a wide variety of science programs of U.S. astronomers, including exoplanet research, near-infrared sky surveys, a guest observer program, and dark energy research. In carrying out this study the authoring committee's intent has been to be clear that this report does not alter New Worlds, New Horizon's plans for the implementation of the survey's priorities. Assessment of a Plan for U.S. Participation in Euclid concludes that the NASA proposal would represent a valuable first step toward meeting one of the science goals (furthering dark energy research) of WFIRST. While WFIRST dark energy measurements are expected to be superior to Euclid's, U.S. participation in Euclid will have clear scientific, technical, and programmatic benefits to the U.S. community as WFIRST and Euclid go forward. According to this report, the current NASA proposal, to invest modestly in Euclid, is consistent with an expeditious development of WFIRST and the achievement of the broader, and more ambitious, goals outlined in New Worlds, New Horizons. Knowledge gained from the Euclid project could help optimize the science return of the WFIRST mission as well. Such an investment will further the goals of New Worlds, New Horizons, be helpful to the preparations for WFIRST, and enhance WFIRST's chances of success.

Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Astronomy
Page: N.A
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