By Jean-Louis Tassoul,Monique Tassoul

This booklet offers a accomplished assessment of the background of principles concerning the sunlight and the celebrities, from antiquity to fashionable instances. theoretical astrophysicists who've been lively within the box because the early Nineteen Sixties inform the tale in fluent prose. approximately half the e-book covers lots of the theoretical study performed from 1940 to the shut of the 20th century, a wide physique of labor that has so far been little explored via historians.

the 1st bankruptcy, which outlines the interval from approximately 3000 B.C. to 1700 A.D., indicates that at each level in background people have had a specific knowing of the solar and stars, and that this has continuously advanced over the centuries. subsequent the authors systematically tackle the titanic mass of observations astronomy accrued from the early 17th century to the early 20th. the rest 4 chapters study the background of the sector from the physicists viewpoint, the emphasis being on theoretical paintings from the mid-1840s to the past due 1990s--from thermodynamics to quantum mechanics, from nuclear physics and magnetohydrodynamics to the amazing advances via to the past due Sixties, and at last, to more moderen theoretical paintings. meant mostly for college kids and academics of astronomy, this publication may also be an invaluable reference for practising astronomers and scientifically curious normal readers.

Show description

Read or Download A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physics PDF

Similar astronomy books

Get Kepler's Philosophy and the New Astronomy PDF

Johannes Kepler contributed importantly to each box he addressed. He replaced the face of astronomy via leaving behind rules that were in position for 2 millennia, made vital discoveries in optics and arithmetic, and was once an uncommonly strong thinker. typically, despite the fact that, Kepler's philosophical rules were pushed aside as beside the point or even damaging to his legacy of clinical accomplishment.

Tantrasaṅgraha of Nīlakaṇṭha Somayājī (Sources and Studies - download pdf or read online

Tantrasangraha, composed via the well known Kerala astronomer Nīlakantha Somayājī (c. 1444-1545 advert) ranks besides Āryabhatīya of Āryabhata and Siddhāntaśiromani of Bhāskarācārya as one of many significant works which considerably motivated additional paintings on astronomy in India. one of many distinguishing beneficial properties is the creation of an incredible revision of the normal Indian planetary version.

Chandra's Cosmos: Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Other - download pdf or read online

On July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the main robust X-ray telescope ever equipped, was once introduced aboard the gap go back and forth Columbia. considering that then, Chandra has given us a view of the universe that's principally hidden from telescopes delicate in basic terms to obvious mild. In Chandra's Cosmos, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Chandra technological know-how spokesperson Wallace H.

New PDF release: To Mars and Beyond, Fast!: How Plasma Propulsion Will

As advanced in-space propulsion moves from science fiction to fact, the Variable particular Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, or VASIMR® engine, is a prime contender for making 'Mars in a month' a possibility. A paradigm shift in house transportation, this ebook is an in-depth and compelling story co-written via its inventor.

Additional info for A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physics

Sample text

Download PDF sample

A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physics by Jean-Louis Tassoul,Monique Tassoul


by Steven
4.4

Rated 4.95 of 5 – based on 29 votes