Titan: Exploring an Earthlike World by Athena Coustenis

By Athena Coustenis

Titan: Exploring an Earthlike global offers the main finished description in booklet kind of what's presently identified approximately Titan, the biggest satellite tv for pc of the planet Saturn and arguably the main fascinating and mysterious international within the sunlight method. due to its resemblance to our personal planet, Titan is usually defined as a frozen primitive Earth and is hence of broad curiosity to scientists and expert laypersons from quite a lot of backgrounds. The ebook goals to cater to all of those by utilizing nontechnical language anywhere attainable, whereas preserving a excessive common of medical rigor.
The booklet is an absolutely revised and largely up-to-date version of Titan: The Earthlike Moon, which was once released in 1999, sooner than the Cassini and Huygens missions arrived to orbit Saturn and land on Titan. As investigators on those missions, the authors use the newest effects to provide the newest revelations and most up-to-date surprises approximately a thrilling new world.
Contents: The Voyager Missions to Titan Observations of Titan from the Earth Cassini-Huygens: Orbiting Saturn and touchdown on Titan Titans surroundings and weather Chemistry and Composition Clouds and Hazes Atmospheric Dynamics and Meteorology the skin and inside of Titan Titans beginning and Evolution within the sun procedure past Cassini/Huygens: the longer term Exploration of Titan.

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Multiwavelength Mapping of Galaxy Formation and Evolution: by Alvio Renzini, Ralf Bender

By Alvio Renzini, Ralf Bender

The chances of astronomical commentary have dramatically elevated over the past decade. significant satellites, just like the Hubble house Telescope, Chandra and XMM Newton, are complemented through quite a few huge ground-based observatories, from 8m-10m optical telescopes to sub-mm and radio amenities. consequently, observational astronomy has entry to almost the total electromagnetic spectrum of galaxies, even at excessive redshifts. Theoretical versions of galaxy formation and cosmological evolution now face a significant problem to compare the plethora of observational information. In October 2003, over a hundred and seventy astronomers from 15 nations met for a 4-day workshop to greatly illustrate and speak about all significant observational tasks and ongoing theoretical efforts to version galaxy formation and evolution. This quantity comprises the whole lawsuits of this assembly and is for that reason a different and well timed assessment of the present nation of study during this swiftly evolving box.

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Complete Course in Astrobiology by Gerda Horneck, Petra Rettberg

By Gerda Horneck, Petra Rettberg

This up to date source is predicated on lectures built through specialists within the proper fields and punctiliously edited via the best astrobiologists in the eu group. aimed toward graduate scholars in physics, astronomy and biology and their academics, the textual content starts off with a basic creation to astrobiology, through sections on simple prebiotic chemistry, extremophiles, and habitability in our sun procedure and past. A dialogue of astrodynamics results in a glance at experimental amenities and instrumentation for house experiments and, eventually, astrobiology missions, sponsored in each one case through the newest study effects from this interesting box. features a CD-ROM with extra path fabric.

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Die Macht der Symmetrie: Warum Schönheit Wahrheit ist by Ian Stewart

By Ian Stewart

Von den Babyloniern bis zur String-Theorie

Tief im Herzen der Relativitätstheorie, der Quantenmechanik und der modernen Kosmologie verbirgt sich ein besonderes Konzept: die Symmetrie. Viele Jahrhunderte lang warfare die Symmetrie schon ein bedeutsames Thema in der Kunst, der Architektur und der Musik, doch in der Mathematik führte sie bis vor etwa one hundred fifty Jahren ein Schattendasein – wenngleich ihre Wurzeln sich bis zu den Babyloniern zurückverfolgen lassen. Zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts wurde sie dann plötzlich zu einem zentralen und fundamentalen Konzept in der Physik und der Kosmologie. Dieses Buch erzählt die Geschichte der (mathematisch-physikalischen) Symmetrie – und erweckt dabei die oftmals exzentrischen Wissenschaftler und tragischen Genies wieder zum Leben, die diese Entwicklung in Gang setzten und vorantrieben.

Inhalt: 1. Der Schreiber von Babylon - 2. Der Inbegriff der Mathematik - 3. Der Persische Dichter - 4. Der spielsüchtige Gelehrte - 5. Der schlaue Fuchs - 6. Der enttäuschte Arzt und das krankelnde Genie - 7. Der glücklose Revolutionär - 8. Der mittelmäßige Ingenieur und der transzendente Professor - 9. Der trunksüchtige Randalierer - 10. Der Möchtegern-Soldat und der schwächelnde Bücherwurm - 11. Der Angestellte im Patentamt - 12. Ein Quantenquintett - 13. Der fünfdimensionale Mann - 14. Der Politjournalist - 15. Ein wilder Haufen von Mathematikern - 16. Die Suche nach Wahrheit und Schönheit.

"Die Macht der Symmetrie ist eine brillante Verknüpfung von Politik, Geschichte und Intrigen, mit Charakteren, die ein ganz normales Leben führen, und geschrieben im Geiste eines russischen Romans." Nature

"Neben den Darstellungen der mathematischen Verfahren und Verbesserungen gelingt es Ian Stewart auch, durch die Schilderung der Personen und deren Biographien, ein lebendiges und spannendes Bild der jeweiligen Zeit zu zeichnen. So entsteht an keiner Stelle der Lektüre Langeweile ...was dieses Buch auch dem Leser, der über wenig mathematische Kenntnisse verfügt, zu einem Genuss macht." mathematik.de

"Das alles ist so locker geschrieben, dass guy das Buch auch gerne liest, wenn guy die Sachen schon kennt. Noch mehr sei es aber denjenigen allerwärmstens empfohlen, die sich schon in der Schule immer gefragt haben, wozu das alles intestine sein, und bei denen die Worter Schönheit und Mathematik eher gegensätzliche Assoziationen hervorrufen." Zentralblatt Mathematik

"Insgesamt hebt sich Die Macht der Symmetrie wohltuend von all jenen Büchern ab, welche mit geradezu psychologischem Eifer die allenthalben grassierende Furcht vor der Mathematik analysieren und zu überwinden versuchen. Alles in allem ein sehr spannendes Buch, wie guy es sich für die Mathematik häufiger wünscht." wissenschaft-online.de

"Stewarts erste zehn Kapitel, die in seinem gewohnt leichten Stil daherkommen, stellen eine veritable Geschichte der Mathematik dar." Scientific American

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The invisible universe : the story of radio astronomy by Gerrit Verschuur

By Gerrit Verschuur

Hidden from human view, available in basic terms to delicate receivers connected to large radio telescopes, the invisible universe past our senses maintains to fascinate and intrigue our imaginations. towards domestic, within the Milky means galaxy, radio astronomers hear patiently to the ticking of pulsars that inform of superstar dying and states of subject of striking densities. All of this occurs available in the market within the universe hidden from our eyes, even if aided by way of the Hubble area Telescope.

This is the tale of radio astronomy, of ways radio waves are generated by means of stars, supernova, quasars, colliding galaxies and via the very beginnings of the universe itself. the writer discusses what radio astronomers are doing within the New Mexico barren region, in a distant valley in Puerto Rico, and within the eco-friendly Pocahontas Valley in West Virginia, in addition to dozens of alternative distant websites all over the world. With every one of those observatories, the scientists acquire and examine their information, "listening" to the radio signs from area with a purpose to research what, or even who, is on the market besides. the writer particularly highlights huge, immense adjustments that experience happened within the box over the last 50 years, together with the political truth of radio astronomy and what which may suggest for the future.

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Painleve Property: One Century Later by Robert Conte

By Robert Conte

The topic this quantity is specific integration, that's, the analytical in place of the numerical resolution, of every kind of nonlinear differential equations (ordinary differential, partial differential, finite difference). Such equations describe many actual phenomena, their analytic options (particular ideas, first necessary, and so on) are in lots of situations most desirable to numerical computation, that may be lengthy, high priced and, worst, topic to numerical error. furthermore, the analytic technique delivers an international wisdom of the answer, whereas the numerical process is often neighborhood. particular integration is predicated at the strong equipment in keeping with an in-depth examine of singularities, that have been first utilized by Poincaré and consequently constructed by way of Painlevé in his recognized Leçons de Stockholm of 1895. the hot curiosity within the topic and within the equations investigated by means of Painlevé dates again approximately thirty years in the past, coming up from 3, it sounds as if disjoint, fields: the Ising version of statistical physics and box conception, propagation of solitons, and dynamical structures. The chapters during this quantity, in accordance with classes given at Cargèse 1998, exchange arithmetic and physics; they're meant to deliver researchers getting into the sector to the extent of current learn.

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

By Michael Inglis

The ebook can provide to offer a remedy of astrophysics which might be understood at a fairly deep point whereas retaining the math within the heritage. To a wide quantity, the writer succeeds in doing this. the most textual content has virtually no arithmetic, whereas should you desire to move a bit deeper into the subject material, there are boxed paragraphs which clarify the subject in additional aspect. All in all, it is a sturdy booklet to learn, yet regrettably there are numerous typographical blunders, which could sometimes confuse the reader. for example, in field 1.3 on p8, the observe "distance" within the first line of the 3rd paragraph from the top should still learn "luminosity". In desk 1.2 on p9, the final access within the correct hand column could be 100,000,000 and never 10,000,000. On p19, the assertion that temperature is proportional to temperature is inaccurate. it's, because the writer states a couple of traces above, proportional to the fourth energy of temperature, which isn't the similar factor. truly the writer is making an attempt to simplify concerns for the non-mathematical reader, yet this isn't license to make unsuitable statements. a number of the coordinates given for numerous gadgets are mistaken. An observer utilizing a goto telescope and the author's coordinates to indicate to the well-known double-double in Lyra may turn out with the telescope pointing deep into the southern hemisphere. related remark approximately sixty one Cygni, NGC 891 and so forth, etc.
If the writer is considering a moment variation, it's going to be completely proof-read sooner than booklet. i'd additionally recommend that footnotes, instead of finish of bankruptcy notes will be much less disruptive whilst examining the book.

It is a pity publication of such promise seems to be to were produced in a hurry. I nonetheless haven't any hesitation in recommending it, however the reader aren't inevitably settle for every thing in it as right.

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Early Physics and Astronomy: A Historical Introduction by Olaf Pedersen

By Olaf Pedersen

The e-book is an introductory exposition of the improvement of the actual and astronomical notions of the universe. It covers the interval from Greek antiquity to the Copernican revolution and the Renaissance, half the textual content being dedicated to medieval technology inside of either the Aristotelian and the Archimedean traditions. The publication is meant for a normal viewers drawn to highbrow and clinical advancements, yet must also be important as a advisor to extra stories. therefore it has an intensive bibliography classifying a lot of the secondary literature at the topic, and in addition a sixty web page 'dictionary' of all of the scientists and philosophers pointed out within the textual content. This comprises references to revealed versions of the resources and to a variety of books and periodicals.

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Mobius and his Band: Mathematics and Astronomy in by John Fauvel, Robin Wilson, Raymond Flood

By John Fauvel, Robin Wilson, Raymond Flood

August Mobius used to be one of many nineteenth century's so much influential mathematicians and astronomers. Written through six distinct participants, this e-book explores the paintings of Mobius and his wonderful German contemporaries. The paintings emphasizes these achievements which in lots of methods may be noticeable to mirror the fascinating advances occurring on the time during the complete medical global. The heritage to Mobius's existence and labors is equipped by means of John Fauvel. Gert Schubring examines the mathematical neighborhood in 19th-century Germany, whereas Allan Chapman describes the revolution in astronomy that happened in the course of the interval. Jeremy grey analyzes Mobius's contribution to geometrical mechanics and Norman Biggs strains his position within the improvement of topological principles. eventually, Ian Stewart explores the legacy Mobius left to arithmetic in our personal century. This stimulating quantity will attract all scientists within the fields that Mobius helped advance--physics, arithmetic, and astronomy--as good as normal readers attracted to the historical past of technology.

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