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Satellites Orbits and Missions

This book treats the subject of satelliteorbits, showing how the wide range of availableorbitscan be put to use to satisfy the needs of fields as varied as communications, positioning, remote-sensing, meteorology, and astronomy.     

Author Name :Michel Capderou

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Moon

Moon takes a look at Earth's moon from a variety of perspectives-its physical structure, its meaning to humans, and the incredible journeys astronauts have made to its surface.     

Author Name :Jacqueline Mitton

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Eyewitness Mars

Eyewitness Mars explores the planet of Mars from its discovery by the ancients, through its representation in popular culture, and what astronomers thought of the planet before the Space Age     

Author Name :Stuart Murray

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Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines

This book is meant for all those peoplewhich is pretty much everyone I knowwho are curious about such exotic sounding concepts as black holes, space warps, the Big Bang, time travel and parallel universes. In writing the book I have asked myself whether complete non-experts can learn a little about some of the ideas of modern physics without feeling the urge to check that their IQ is up to the task before embarking. The subject matter of the book has been covered elsewhere at many different levels. At the very top is the advanced text or monograph for the practitioner in the field. This is the sorcerers spell book, decipherable only by the privileged few. Then comes the textbook aimed at the university physics student.     

Author Name :Jim Al-Khalili

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Substance: Its Nature and Existence

Substance: Its Nature and Existence is one of the first accessible introductions to the history and contemporary debates surrounding the idea of substance. An important and often complex issue, substance is at the heart of Western philosophy. Substances are distinguished from other kinds of entities such as properties, events, times, and places. This book investigates the very nature and existence of individual substances, including both living things and inanimate objects.     

Author Name :Joshua Hoffman and Gary S.Rosenkrantz

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WHAT NASA ISNT TELLING YOU ABOUT MARS

Ted Twietmeyer, author of "What NASA isn't Telling you about Mars" joins us for a fascinating program. Ted is a former defense contractor who has spent over 25 years working with numerous government agencies including almost all of the NASA installations and he has analyzed over 15,000 of NASA's mars photos and he's found some amazing and startling things in these photos.     

Author Name :Ted Twietmeyer

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NASA Mooned America

This is Ralph Rene's explosive book NASA Mooned America (1994) which uses common sense physics and innovative thinking to prove that NASA never put a man on the moon and that the whole Apollo saga was just a Hollywood-like production done with the help of the CIA and other shadowy organizations.     

Author Name :Ralph Rene's

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Sky & Telescopes Pocket Sky Atlas

This 80-chart atlas contains more than 30,000 stars to magnitude 7.6 and approximately 1,500 deep-sky objects (including 675 galaxies to magnitude 11.5). Included are extra close-up charts of the Orion Nebula, Pleiades, Virgo Galaxy Cluster, and Large Magellanic Cloud. The best double stars are named, and three dozen red (carbon) stars are marked. The charts show constellation boundaries and stick figures to help you find your way. In the back are close-up charts of the Orion Nebula region, Pleiades, Virgo Galaxy Cluster, and Large Magellanic Cloud. Available in February 2006. 110 pages, 6 by 9 inches, spiral bound, softcover.     

Author Name :Roger W. Sinnott

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Hubble 15 Years of Discovery

Hubble is a book that formed part of the European Space Agency's 15th anniversary celebration activities for the 1990 launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Its main emphasis is on the exquisite Hubble images that have enabled astronomers to gain entirely new insights into the workings of a huge range of different astronomical objects. Hubble has provided the visual overview of the underlying astrophysical processes taking place in these objects, ranging from planets in our Solar System to galaxies in the young Universe. This book shows the close relationship between the results of great scientific value and of eye-catching beauty and artistic potential.     

Author Name :Lars Lindberg Christensen, Robert A. E. Fosbury

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The Feynman Lectures on Physics

This volume includes many exciting concepts of Physics, concentrating on the theory of quantum mechanics and presenting the central ideas in a comprehensible manner. Summary Of The Book The Feynman Lectures on Physics (Volume 3) is a comprehensive physics textbook by Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, and Matthew Sands, based upon the lectures given by Feynman to undergraduate students at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) from 1961 to 1963, and also some lectures given to the sophomore class in May of 1964. This volume focuses primarily on quantum mechanics. The Feynman Lectures are considered to be one of the best and most sophisticated college level introductions to physics. The book contains 21 chapters in all. Some of these are Quantum Behavior, The Hamiltonian Matrix, Probability Amplitudes, Angular Momentum, Symmetry and The Conservation Laws, Semiconductors, Operators, and The Schrdinger Equation. A wide array of concepts have been discussed within these chapters, ranging from the relatively simpler ones like principles of quantum mechanics, crystal diffraction, the exclusion principle, and probability amplitudes, to the more complicated topics like superconductivity, the Meissner effect, measuring a nuclear spin, and quantum mechanics of angular momentum. The book is replete with experiments and diagrams to explain the concepts.     

Author Name :Robert B. Leighton

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One Two Three ... Infinity facts and speculations of science

Nuclear physicist George Gamow takes the reader on an expedition through the problems, pleasures and puzzles of modern science. Among the topics scrutinized are the macrocosm and the microcosm, theory of numbers, relativity of space and time, entropy, genes, atomic structure, nuclear fission, and the origin of the solar system. In the pages of this book readers grapple with such crucial matters as whether it is possible to bend space, why a rocket shrinks, the "end of the world problem," excursions in the fourth dimension and a host of other topics.     

Author Name :George Gamow

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Relativity the special and the general theory amazon

2010 Reprint of 1920 First English Edition. First English translation of Einstein's theory of relativity. In this work Einstein intended, as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general and scientific philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics. The theory of relativity enriched physics and astronomy during the 20th century. When first published, relativity superseded a 200-year-old theory of mechanics elucidated by Isaac Newton. It changed perceptions. For example, it overturned the concept of motion from Newton's day, into all motion is relative. Time was no longer uniform and absolute, as related to everyday experience. Furthermore, no longer could physics be understood as space by itself, and time by itself. Instead, an added dimension had to be taken into account with curved space-time. Time now depended on velocity, and contraction became a fundamental consequence at appropriate speeds.     

Author Name :Albert Einstein

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Physics

This book determines the warp and woof of the whole of Western thinking, even at that place where it, as modern thinking, appears to think at odds with ancient thinking.     

Author Name :Aristotle

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COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS

The first aim of this course is therefore to bridge the gap between undergraduate courses in the physical sciences and the applications of the aquired knowledge to a given project, be it either a thesis work or an industrial project. We expect you to have some basic knowledge in the physical sciences, especially within mathematics and physics through e.g., sophomore courses in basic calculus, linear algebraand general physics. Furthermore, having taken an introductory course on programming is something we recommend.     

Author Name :M. Hjorth-Jensen

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Weapons of Mass Destruction Volume I: Chemical and Biological Weapons

The first accessible reference to cover the history, context, current issues, and key concepts surrounding biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons.     

Author Name :Eric A. Croddy and James J. Wirtz, Editors Jeffrey A. Larsen, Managing Editor

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Conceptual Physics

The author adopts a modern approach to understanding physics revolving around the concepts of symmetry and conservation laws. Specific topics include Conservation of Mass and Energy, Conservation of Momentum, Relativity, Electricity and Fields, The Ray Model of Light, and Waves.     

Author Name :Benjamin Crowell

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BoseEinstein Condensation in Dilute Gases

The study of BoseEinstein condensation in dilute gases draws on many different subfields of physics. Atomic physics provides the basic methods for creating and manipulating these systems, and the physical data required to characterize them. Because interactions between atoms play a key role in the behaviour of ultracold atomic clouds, concepts and methods from condensed matter physics are used extensively. Investigations of spatial and temporal correlations of particles provide links to quantum optics, where related studies have been made for photons. Trapped atomic clouds have some similarities to atomic nuclei, and insights from nuclear physics have been helpful in understanding their properties.     

Author Name :C. J. Pethick Nordita H. Smith

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Chaos: Classical and Quantum ,Part I: Deterministic Chaos

Rereading classic theoretical physics textbooks leaves a sense that there are holes large enough to steam a Eurostar train through them. Here we learn about harmonic oscillators and Keplerian ellipses .This chapter offers a quick survey of the main topics covered in the book. We start out by making promises - we will right wrongs, no longer shall you suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous Science of Perplexity.     

Author Name :Predrag Cvitanovi Roberto Artuso Ronnie Mainieri Gregor c Tanner G bor Vattay Niall Whel

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ANTI-GRAVITY AND THE WORLD GRID

Learn the purpose of ley lines and ancient megalithic structures located on the grid. Discover how the grid made the Philadelphia Experiment possible. Explore Coral Castle and other mysteries including acoustic levitation, Tesla shields and Scalar wave weaponry.     

Author Name :David Hatcher Childress

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Conservation Laws

Conservation Laws. Physics textbook. Contains chapter 1 - Conservation of Energy, chapter 2 - Simplifying the Energy Zoo, chapter 3 - Work: The Transfer of Mechanical Energy, chapter 4 - Conservation of Momentum, chapter 5 - Conservation of Angular Momentum, Solutions to Selected Problems, and Glossary.     

Author Name :Benjamin Crowell

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Charged Particle Beams

Addresses the topics vital to understanding high-power accelerators and high-brightness charged particle beams. Presents a unified description of charged particle beams that is detailed enough for use as a text and comprehensive enough to stand as a reference. This treatment of particle beam physics prepares students to read the literature and to use accelerators effectively. Describes the basic ideas behind modern beam applications such as stochastic cooling, high-brightness injectors and the free electron laser. Designed to furnish students with the critical thinking skills necessary for the simplifications and problem-solving insights unique to collective physics problems. Serves as an independent reference or as the companion book to Principles of Charged Particle Acceleration to provide a programmed introduction to the field of particle acceleration.     

Author Name :Stanley Humphries, Jr.

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BLACK HOLES WO R M H O L E S & T I M E M A C H I N E S

This book is meant for all those peoplewhich is pretty much everyone I knowwho are curious about such exotic sounding concepts as black holes, space warps, the Big Bang, time travel and parallel universes. In writing the book I have asked myself whether complete non-experts can learn a little about some of the ideas of modern physics without feeling the urge to check that their IQ is up to the task before embarking. The subject matter of the book has been covered elsewhere at many different levels. At the very top is the advanced text or monograph for the practitioner in the field. This is the sorcerers spell book, decipherable only by the privileged few. Then comes the textbook aimed at the university physics student. It too contains some spells, but nothing very powerful. Below that comes the top end of the popular science market. Such books are aimed at the non-scientist in that they contain little or no mathematics. However, they appeal only to those who are either (a) other scientists or (b) fans of such books already, who have invariably read similar books on the subject.     

Author Name :JIM AL-KHALILI

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Basics of Radio Astronomy for the Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope

This module is the first in a sequence to prepare volunteers and teachers at the Science and Technology Center to operate the Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT). It covers the basic science concepts that will not only be used in operating the telescope, but that will make the experience meaningful and provide a foundation for interpreting results.     

Author Name :Diane Fisher Miller

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Astrophysics is Easy! An Introduction for the Amateur Astronomer

Astrophysics is a subject that is often - with some justification - regarded as extremely difficult, requiring at least degree-level mathematics as a prerequisite to its understanding. Consequently, many amateur astronomers just don't bother, and miss out on the fascinating fundamentals of the subject, and often on an understanding of exactly what they are observing. Mike Inglis' quantitative approach to astrophysics cuts through all the incomprehensible mathematics, and explains all aspects of astrophysics in simple terms.     

Author Name :Mike Inglis

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Energy of Matter

Energy and its relationship to matter started with big banga widely accepted theory in contemporary cosmology, which concerns the origin and evolution of the universe. According to this theory, an incredibly powerful explosion about 13.7 billion years ago started the present universe.Prior to this explosion, matter, energy, space, and time did not exist.All of these physical phenomena emerged from an unimaginably small, infinitely dense object that scientists call the initial singularity. Immediately after the big bang event, the intensely hot universe, which consisted of pure energy, began to expand and cool.As the universe cooled, matter began to form, initially as primeval quark-gluon plasma.Energy of Matter presents the most important intellectual achievements and technical developments that led people to use matter's energy content more efficiently. Supported by full-color illustrations and interesting sidebars, this new book describes the transformation of matter into energy and vice versa and how it continues in the present.     

Author Name :Joseph A. Angelo

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The Plane Wave Spectrum Representation of Electromagnetic Fields

This is a classic text reissued in the joint IEEE/OUP series, with a new Foreword and introduction. It explains and illustrates a powerful technique for use in electromagnetic wave theory. In this technique electromagnetic waves are represented by the superposition of plane waves travelling in diverse directions. There is no other self-contained account of this technique available.     

Author Name :P. C. Clemmow

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The Laws of Thermodynamics

The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal--everything is moved or restrained by four simple laws. Written by Peter Atkins, one of the world's leading authorities on thermodynamics, this powerful and compact introduction explains what these four laws are and how they work, using accessible language and virtually no mathematics. Guiding the reader a step at a time, Atkins begins with Zeroth (so named because the first two laws were well established before scientists realized that a third law, relating to temperature, should precede them--hence the jocular name zeroth), and proceeds through the First, Second, and Third Laws, offering a clear account of concepts such as the availability of work and the conservation of energy. Atkins ranges from the fascinating theory of entropy (revealing how its unstoppable rise constitutes the engine of the universe), through the concept of free energy, and to the brink, and then beyond the brink, of absolute zero.     

Author Name :Peter Atkins

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Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics

The number one text in its field, Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics is respected by professors and students alike for its comprehensive topical coverage, its varied examples and homework problems, its application of the visual component of fluid mechanics, and its strong focus on learning. The authors have designed their presentation to allow for the gradual development of student confidence in problem solving. Each important concept is introduced in simple and easy-to-understand terms before more complicated examples are discussed.     

Author Name :Bruce R. Munson, Donald F. Young, Ted H. Okiishi, Wade W. Huebsch

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Theory of Light Hydrogenic Bound States

The book describes the modern theory of light hydrogen-like systems, and - the discussion is based on quantum electrodynamics. In particular, Green's functions, relativistic bound-state equations and Feynman diagrams are extensively used. New theoretical approaches are described and explained. The book contains derivation of many theoretical results obtained in recent years. A complete set of all theoretical results for the energy levels of hydrogen-like bound states, as well as comparison with experiment, is presented.     

Author Name :Michael I. Eides, Howard Grotch, Valery A. Shelyuto

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Thermal Properties and Temperature-Related Behavior of Rock/Fluid Systems

This book brings together for the first time the results of research on the thermal properties and temperature-related behavior of rocks with their contained fluids, under subsurface environmental conditions. These data are of increasing importance with increased application of underground processes involving high temperature and, in some cases, low temperature environments. Some of the important processes are described in which thermal data are needed. Chapters deal with thermal properties of rocks, including heat capacities, thermal conductivities and thermal diffusivities under conditions simulating subsurface environments. Discussion about the difficulty in measuring thermal properties of rock/fluid systems is included along with newly-developed models for predicting thermal properties from more-easily measured properties. The effects of thermal reactions in rocks, differential thermal expansion, and thermal alterations are discussed in separate chapters. The effects of temperature on rock properties, as distinct from the irreversible effects of heating, are reviewed. Lastly the book deals with wellbore applications of thermal and high-temperature behavior of rocks and methods of deducing thermal properties from geophysical logs run in boreholes. Appendices include thermal units conversion factors and thermal properties of some typical reservoir rocks and fluids.     

Author Name :W.H. Somerton

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Nanocrystal Quantum Dots, Second Edition

Reflecting recent advancements in colloidal nanocrystals and quantum-confined nanostructures, this second edition focuses on the semiconductor nanocrystals known as nanocrystal quantum dots. Gathering contributions from leading researchers, this edition includes new chapters on carrier multiplication (generation of multiexcitons by single photons), doping of semiconductor nanocrystals, and applications of nanocrystals in biology. The book also covers synthesis and assembly, spectroscopy of inter- and intraband optical transitions, single-nanocrystal optical and tunneling spectroscopy, transport properties, and nanocrystal applications in photovoltaics, light emitting technologies, lasing, bioimaging, and biosensing.     

Author Name :Victor I. Klimov

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Advances in the Flow and Rheology of Non-Newtonian Fluids, Volume 8

These two volumes contain chapters written by experts in such areas as bio and food rheology, polymer rheology, flow of suspensions, flow in porous media, electrorheological fluids, etc. Computational as well as analytical mathematical descriptions, involving appropriate constitutive equations deal with complex flow situations of industrial importance. This work is unique in that it brings together state of the art reviews and recent advances in a variety of areas, involving viscoelastic materials, in a desirable and timely manner.     

Author Name :D.A. Siginer, D. De Kee, R.P. Chhabra

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Fluid Mechanics of Viscoelasticity

The areas of suspension mechanics, stability and computational rheology have exploded in scope and substance in the last decade. The present book is one of the first of a comprehensive nature to treat these topics in detail. The aim of the authors has been to highlight the major discoveries and to present a number of them in sufficient breadth and depth so that the novice can learn from the examples chosen, and the expert can use them as a reference when necessary. The first two chapters, grouped under the categoryGeneral Principles, deal with the kinematics of continuous media and the balance laws of mechanics, including the existence of the stress tensor and extensions of the laws of vector analysis to domains bounded by fractal curves or surfaces. The third and fourth chapters, under the headingConstitutive Modelling, present the tools necessary to formulate constitutive equations from the continuum or the microstructural approach. The last three chapters, under the captionAnalytical and Numerical Techniques, contain most of the important results in the domain of the fluid mechanics of viscoelasticity, and form the core of the book.     

Author Name :R.R. Huilgol, N. Phan-Thien

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The Meaning of Quantum Theory

Why is quantum theory so difficult to understand? In this book, written for both undergraduate and graduate students of chemistry and physics, the author looks at the continuing debate about the meaning of quantum theory. The historical development of the theory is traced from the turn of the century through to the 1930s, and the famous debate between Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein. The book examines in detail the arguments that quantum theory is incomplete, as made by Einstein, Boris Podolsky, and Nathan Rosen; the development of Bell's theorem; and crucial experimental tests performed in the early 1980s. Alternative interpretations -- pilot waves, quantum gravity, consciousness, and many worlds -- are described in the closing chapter.     

Author Name :Jim Baggott

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Complexity and Criticality

The book is self-contained and accessible to readers not familiar with the concepts within cooperative phenomena- Can form the basis for advanced undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses in cooperative phenomena- An introductory reference for researchers in various fields- The text is accompanied by exercises with solutions and various visual interactive simulations for all the models considered to allow the reader to experience for themselves the behavior of the models.     

Author Name :Kim Christensen, Nicholas R. Moloney

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Basic Semiconductor Physics second edition

This book presents a detailed description of the basic physics of semiconductors. All the important equations describing the properties of these materials are derived without the help of other textbooks. The reader is assumed to have only a basic command of mathematics and some elementary semiconductor physics. The text covers a wide range of important semiconductor phenomena, from the simple to the advanced. Examples include recent progress in semiconductor quantum structures, such as two-dimensional electron-gas systems, ballistic transport, the quantum Hall effect, the Landauer formula, the Coulomb blockade, and the single-electron transistor.     

Author Name :Chihiro Hamaguchi

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Spectral Methods for Uncertainty Quantification

This book presents applications of spectral methods to problems of uncertainty propagation and quantification in model-based computations, focusing on the computational and algorithmic features of these methods most useful in dealing with models based on partial differential equations, in particular models arising in simulations of fluid flows. Spectral stochastic methods are probabilistic in nature, and are consequently rooted in the rich mathematical foundations associated with probability and measure spaces. A brief discussion is provided of only those theoretical aspects needed to set the stage for subsequent applications. These are demonstrated through detailed treatments of elementary problems, as well as in more elaborate examples involving vortex-dominated flows and compressible flows at low Mach numbers. Some recent developments are also outlined in the book, including iterative techniques (such as stochastic multigrids and Newton schemes), intrusive and non-intrusive formalisms, spectral representations using mixed and discontinuous bases, multi-resolution approximations, and adaptive techniques. Readers are assumed to be familiar with elementary methods for the numerical solution of time-dependent, partial differential equations; prior experience with spectral approximation is helpful but not essential.     

Author Name :O. P. Le Maitre, O.M. Knio

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Stochastic Methods in Quantum Mechanics

This introductory treatment surveysuseful stochastic methods and techniques in quantum physics, functional analysis, probability theory, communications, and electrical engineering. Starting with a history of quantum mechanics, it examines both the quantum logic approach and the operational approach, with explorations of random fields and quantum field theory.1979 edition.     

Author Name :Stanley P. Gudder

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Physics of Active Galactic Nuclei at all Scales

This book contains a collection of lecture notes written by recognized experts in the field of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). The collection is aimed at providing both an introduction and at the same time an overview of the state-of-the-art of AGN research. This book also addresses the still not entirely understood link of an AGN with its host galaxy and also the related question of the birth and growth of massive black holes in the Universe.     

Author Name :Danielle Alloin, Rachel Johnson, Paulina Lira

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Chaos, Kinetics and Nonlinear Dynamics in Fluids and Plasmas

Over the last few years it has become apparent that fluid turbulence shares many common features with plasma turbulence, such as coherent structures and self-organization phenomena, passive scalar transport and anomalous diffusion. This book gathers very high level, current papers on these subjects. It is intended for scientists and researchers, lecturers and graduate students because of the review style of the papers.     

Author Name :Sadruddin Benkadda and George M. Zaslavsky

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Modern Optics

The most up-to-date treatment available on modern optics. Covers classical topics and surveys the state of the art in applications including laser optics, fiber optics and medical imaging. The rigorous physical approach makes this text/reference suitable for courses in optics, physics and electrical engineering.     

Author Name :Robert D. Guenther

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Quantum Enigma

In trying to understand the atom, physicists built quantum mechanics, the most successful theory in science and the basis of one-third of our economy. They found, to their embarrassment, that with their theory, physics encounters consciousness. Authors Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner explain all this in non-technical terms with help from some fanciful stories and anecdotes about the theory's developers. They present the quantum mystery honestly, emphasizing what is and what is not speculation. Quantum Enigma's description of the experimental quantum facts, and the quantum theory explaining them, is undisputed. Interpreting what it all means, however, is heatedly controversial. But every interpretation of quantum physics involves consciousness. Rosenblum and Kuttner therefore turn to exploring consciousness itself--and encounter quantum mechanics. Free will and anthropic principles become crucial issues, and the connection of consciousness with the cosmos suggested by some leading quantum cosmologists is mind-blowing. Readers are brought to a boundary where the particular expertise of physicists is no longer the only sure guide. They will find, instead, the facts and hints provided by quantum mechanics and the ability to speculate for themselves.     

Author Name :Bruce Rosenblum, Fred Kuttner

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The Physics of Proteins

Provides an introduction to the structure and function of biomolecules --- especially proteins --- and the physical tools used to investigate them The discussion concentrates on physical tools and properties, emphasizing techniques that are contributing to new developments and avoiding those that are already well established and whose results have already been exploited fully New tools appear regularly - synchrotron radiation, proton radiology, holography, optical tweezers, and muon radiography, for example, have all been used to open new areas of understanding .     

Author Name :Hans Frauenfelder

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Biological Physics (Updated Edition)

This text focuses on new results in molecular motors, self-assembly, and single-molecule manipulation that have revolutionized the field in recent years. Now in paperback, this updated edition has new end-of-chapter problems giving fresh options for assignments and exams; and an updated Chapter on Enzymes and Molecular Machines.     

Author Name :Philip Nelson

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Biological Physics of the Developing Embryo

During development cells and tissues undergo changes in pattern and form that employ a wider range of physical mechanisms than at any other time in an organism's life. This book demonstrates how physics can be used to analyze these biological phenomena. Written to be accessible to both biologists and physicists, major stages and components of the biological development process are introduced and then analyzed from the viewpoint of physics. The presentation of physical models requires no mathematics beyond basic calculus.     

Author Name :Gabor Forgacs, Stuart A. Newman

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Statistical Models for Nuclear Decay

Statistical Models for Nuclear Decay: From Evaporation to Vaporization describes statistical models that are applied to the decay of atomic nuclei, emphasizing highly excited nuclei usually produced using heavy ion collisions. The first two chapters present essential introductions to statistical mechanics and nuclear physics, followed by a description of the historical developments, beginning with the application of the Bohr hypothesis by Weisskopf in 1937. This chapter covers fusion, fission, and the Hauser-Festbach theory. The next chapter applies the Hauser-Festbach theory using Monte Carlo methods and presents important experimental results. Subsequent chapters discuss nuclear decay at high excitation energies, including the theories and experimental results for sequential binary division, multifragmentation, and vaporization. The final chapter provides a short summary and discusses possible paths for further research.     

Author Name :A.J Cole

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Chemical And Biochemical Physics

This book presents recent research in Chemical and Biochemical physics. Chemical physics addresses a large range of problems. An effective chemical physicist is a "jack-of-all-trades", able to apply the principles and techniques of the field to everything from high-tech materials to biology. Just as the fields of chemistry and physics have expanded, so have chemical physics subject areas, which include polymers, materials, surfaces/interfaces, and biological macromolecules, along with the traditional small molecule and condensed phase systems. Biochemical Physics is a science that joins the three natural sciences biology, chemistry and physics into one comprehensive study. N.M. Emanuel pioneered this science over fifty years ago. This book presents papers, written by Emanuel's students, that reveal recent developments in this interesting field.     

Author Name :G. E. Zaikov

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Understanding Quantum Phase Transitions

Quantum phase transitions (QPTs) offer wonderful examples of the radical macroscopic effects inherent in quantum physics: phase changes between different forms of matter driven by quantum rather than thermal fluctuations, typically at very low temperatures. QPTs provide new insight into outstanding problems such as high-temperature superconductivity and display fundamental aspects of quantum theory, such as strong correlations and entanglement. Over the last two decades, our understanding of QPTs has increased tremendously due to a plethora of experimental examples, powerful new numerical methods, and novel theoretical understanding of previously intractable quantum many-body problems.     

Author Name :Lincoln D. Carr

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The Road to Galaxy Formation

The formation of galaxies is one of the greatest puzzles in astronomy, the solution is shrouded in the depths of space and time, but has profound implications for the universe we observe today. This book discusses the beginnings of the process from cosmological observations and calculations. It examines the different theories of galaxy formation and shows where each theory either succeeds or fails in explaining what we actually observe. In addition, the book looks ahead to what we may expect to uncover about the epoch of galaxy formation from the new and upcoming generations of telescopes and technology.     

Author Name :William C.Keel

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The Science of Astrobiology

Since the publication of The New Science of Astrobiology in the year 2001the first edition of the present booktwo significant events have taken place raising the subject from the beginning of the present century to its present maturity. Firstly, in 2001 the Galileo Mission still had two years to complete its task, which turned out to be an outstanding survey of the Jovian system, especially of its intriguing satellite Europa. Secondly, the Cassini Huygens Mission was still on its way to Saturn. Its present success has surpassed all expectations of ESA and NASA. Astrobiologists still did not know that Titan was the fifth body in the Solar System that possibly contained a water ocean (including the Earth and the three Galilean satellites other than Io). For these reasons the book includes overviews of the evolutionary and molecular biology that are necessary. There is a discussion of other sectors of culture that are the natural frontiers of astrobiology, especially the humanities.     

Author Name :Julian Chela-Flores

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Foothold in the Heavens

Foothold in the Heavens, the second volume in the A History of Human Space Exploration series, focuses upon the 1970s, the decade in which humanity established real, longterm foothold in the heavens with the construction and operation of the first space stations. It marked a transitional phase between the heady, race-to-the-Moon days of the Sixties and efforts to make space travel more economical, more frequent and more 'routine.' Space exploration in the Seventies, although dominated by Soviet achievement, saw the first efforts of mankind to really 'live' and work in space, producing results of direct benefit to humans on Earth. The emphasis changed from the gung-ho, 'strap-it-on-and-go' pioneers of the Sixties to the more practical exploitation of space for science, medicine, and technology. This book focuses on each mission launched between April 1971 and April 1981: from the launch of the world's first space station to the end of operations of Salyut 6, and from the expanded, lengthy exploration of the Moon on Apollo 15 to the first flight of the Shuttle.     

Author Name :Ben Evans

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Defending Planet Earth

The United States spends approximately $4 million each year searching for near-Earth objects (NEOs). The objective is to detect those that may collide with Earth. The majority of this funding supports the operation of several observatories that scan the sky searching for NEOs. This, however, is insufficient in detecting the majority of NEOs that may present a tangible threat to humanity. A significantly smaller amount of funding supports ways to protect the Earth from such a potential collision or "mitigation." In 2005, a Congressional mandate called for NASA to detect 90 percent of NEOs with diameters of 140 meters of greater by 2020. Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies identifies the need for detection of objects as small as 30 to 50 meters as these can be highly destructive. The book explores four main types of mitigation including civil defense, "slow push" or "pull" methods, kinetic impactors and nuclear explosions. It also asserts that responding effectively to hazards posed by NEOs requires national and international cooperation. Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies is a useful guide for scientists, astronomers, policy makers and engineers.     

Author Name :Committee to Review Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies

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Galaxies in the Local Volume

This timely book presents an overview of the galaxies within the Local Volume, including the Local Group and our closest neighbours, the Andromeda Galaxy and the Magellanic Clouds. Presented here are the latest results from radio, infrared and optical surveys as well as detailed multi-wavelength studies of individual galaxies. The book aims to provide a vibrant forum for presentations and discussions across a broad range of astrophysical topics.     

Author Name :Barbel Silvia Koribalski and H. Jerjen

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The Making of History's Greatest Star Map

From prehistoric times, mankind has looked up at the night sky, and puzzled at the changing positions of the stars. How far away they are is a question that has confounded scientists for centuries. Over the last few hundred years, many scientific careers and considerable resources have been devoted to measuring their positions and motions with ever increasing accuracy. And in the last two decades of the 20th century, the European Space Agency developed and launched the Hipparcos satellite, around which this account revolves, to carry out these exacting measurements from space. What has prompted these remarkable developments? Why have governments been persuaded to fund them? What are scientists learning from astronomy's equivalent of the Human Genome Project? This book traces the subject's history, explains why such enormous efforts are considered worthwhile, and interweaves these with a first-hand insight into the Hipparcos project, and how big science is conducted at an international level. The involvement of amateur astronomers, and the Hipparcos contributions to climate research, death stars' passing close to the Sun, and the search for extra-solar planets and even intelligent life itself, are some of the surprising facets of this unusual space mission.     

Author Name :Michael Perryman

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Advanced Astrophysics

Astronomy describes the mechanics of the universe in the more basic language of physics, otherwise known as "astrophysics". Knowledge of black holes, quasars and extrasolar planets requires understanding of the physics underlying astrophysics. This book clarifies the fundamental principles of the field as well as the important astronomical phenomena it describes. Readers will gain a greater appreciation of the connection between physics and astronomy.     

Author Name :Neb Duric

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Spacecraft for Astronomy

Spacecraft for Astronomycontains a specially selected collection of illustrations, which features historic, contemporary, and future space observatories, and allows students to appreciate the tremendous technical progress that has been made since the dawn of the Space Age. A generous number of sidebars are strategically positioned throughout the book to provide expanded discussions of fundamental scientific concepts and observational techniques. Capsule biographies of key scientists in the field highlight the human dimension in the development and operation of astronomical spacecraft.     

Author Name :Joseph A., Jr. Angelo

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Introduction to Cosmology

The Third Edition of Introduction to Cosmologyprovides an authoritative yet concise study of cosmology at an introductory level. Starting from elementary principles and the history of cosmology, the text carefully guides the student on to curved spacetimes, general relativity, black holes, cosmological models, particles and symmetries, and phase transitions. Extensively revised and updated, this latest edition includes up-to-date developments in the field and broader coverage of distance measures, gravitational lensing, gravitational waves, dark energy and quintessence, the thermal history of the Universe, inflation and the cosmological coincidence problem. An updated discussion on the Cosmic Microwave Backround includes polarization and presents the latest observational results from the WMAP Satellite together with the latest results on large scale structure formation from the 2 degree Field Galaxy Redshift Survey.     

Author Name :Matts Roos

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Gravitational Radiation, Luminous Black Holes and Gamma-Ray Burst Supernovae

Gravitational Radiation, Luminous Black Holes and Gamma-Ray Burst Supernovae provides a comprehensive overview of the theory of gravitational radiation and rotating black holes, and the phenomenology of GRB-supernovae. It is ideal for graduate students of gravitational-wave astronomy and as an introduction to those interested in this contemporary development in physics.     

Author Name :Maurice H. P. M. van Putten

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Micrometeorites and the Mysteries of Our Origins

Gives the first a coherent and comprehensive account of how meteorites may have brought the seeds of life to Earth. Embedds specific results within a broader framework that considers the creation and evolution of the Early Earth. Provides experienced researchers with a modern and compact reference, as well as a source of material for lectures in this field.     

Author Name :M. Maurette

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Accretion Power in Astrophysics

This newly expanded and thoroughly updated third edition examines accretion as a source of energy in both binary star systems containing compact objects, and in active galactic nuclei. Assuming a basic knowledge of physics, the authors describe the physical processes at work in accretion discs and other accretion flows. New material includes a detailed treatment of disc instabilities, irradiated discs, disc warping, and general accretion flows. The treatment is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers.     

Author Name :Juhan Frank, Andrew King, Derek Raine

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Discovering the Universe

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 Eighth Edition furthers the books legacy for presenting concepts clearly and accurately while providing all the pedagogical tools to make the learning process memorable.     

Author Name :Neil F. Comins, William J. Kaufmann III

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Chemistry in Space

The dynamic field of extraterrestrial chemistry brings together ideas of chemistry, astrophysics, and biology to the study of molecules between stars, around stars, and on plantes. This book serves as an introduction to chemical processes under "unearthly" and hence usually extreme conditions (temperature, pressure, high or low density, bombardment by cosmic rays), and their impact on the early development of our solar system, as well as providing a deeper understanding of processes in earthly regions where conditions approach those of extraterrestrial areas.A unique and extraordinary perspective written with chemists in mind. An excellent practical book for inorganic, and physical chemists, spectroscopists, astronomers, and libraries.From the contents:* Introduction and technical notes* Origin and development of the universe* Stars* The interstellar medium* The solar system* Exoplanets* The origin of life     

Author Name :Dieter Rehder

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The Transits of Extrasolar Planets with Moons

Can we detect the moons of extrasolar planets? For two decades, astronomers have made enormous progress in the detection and characterisation of exoplanetary systems but the identification of an "exomoon" is notably absent. In this thesis, David Kipping shows how transiting planets may be used to infer the presence of exomoons through deviations in the time and duration of the planetary eclipses. A detailed account of the transit model, potential distortions, and timing techniques is covered before the analytic forms for the timing variations are derived. It is shown that habitable-zone exomoons above 0.2 Earth-masses are detectable with the Kepler space telescope using these new timing techniques.     

Author Name :David M. Kipping

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Space Studies Board Annual Report 2010

This volume reviews the organization, activities, and reports of the SSB for the year 2010. The SSB provides an independent, authoritative forum for information and advice on all aspects of space science and applications, and it serves as the focal point within the National Academies for activities on space research. It oversees advisory studies and program assessments, facilitates international research coordination, and promotes communications on space science and science policy between the research community, the federal government, and the interested public.     

Author Name :Space Studies Board; National Research Council

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How Apollo Flew to the Moon

Between 1968 and 1972, twenty four daring men journeyed from Earth to the Moon. This fascinating book traces what was a massive accomplishment right from the early launches through manned orbital spaceflights, detailing each step. Out of the battlefields of World War II came the gifted German engineers and designers who developed the V-2 rocket, which evolved into the powerful Saturn V booster that propelled men to the Moon. David Woods tells this exciting story, starting from Americas postwar astronautical research facilities. The techniques and procedures developed have been recognised as an example of human exploration at its greatest, demonstrating a peak of technological excellence.     

Author Name :W. David Woods

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The Nature of Space and Time

Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. But was he right? Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein's general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united in a single quantum theory of gravity? Can quantum and cosmos ever be combined? On this issue, two of the world's most famous physicists--Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time) and Roger Penrose (The Emperor's New Mind and Shadows of the Mind)--disagree. Here they explain their positions in a work based on six lectures with a final debate, all originally presented at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge.How could quantum gravity, a theory that could explain the earlier moments of the big bang and the physics of the enigmatic objects known as black holes, be constructed? Why does our patch of the universe look just as Einstein predicted, with no hint of quantum effects in sight? What strange quantum processes can cause black holes to evaporate, and what happens to all the information that they swallow? Why does time go forward, not backward?In this book, the two opponents touch on all these questions. Penrose, like Einstein, refuses to believe that quantum mechanics is a final theory. Hawking thinks otherwise, and argues that general relativity simply cannot account for how the universe began. Only a quantum theory of gravity, coupled with the no-boundary hypothesis, can ever hope to explain adequately what little we can observe about our universe. Penrose, playing the realist to Hawking's positivist, thinks that the universe is unbounded and will expand forever. The universe can be understood, he argues, in terms of the geometry of light cones, the compression and distortion of spacetime, and by the use of twistor theory. With the final debate, the reader will come to realize how much Hawking and Penrose diverge in their opinions of the ultimate quest to combine quantum mechanics and relativity, and how differently they have tried to comprehend the incomprehensible.     

Author Name :Stephen Hawking

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The Origins of the Telescope

The origins of the telescope have been debated since the instruments appearance in the Hague in 1608. Civic and national pride has led local dignitaries, popular writers, and scholars to present sharply divergent histories over the years, crediting a variety of people and places with the invention. Drawing on newly discovered documents, re-examined records, and tests of early lenses and telescopes, this fascinating study proposes a new and convincing account of the origins of the instrument that changed mankinds vision of the universe.     

Author Name :Halbert Van Helden, Sven Dupre, Rob van Gent, Huib Zuidervaart

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Evolutionary Processes in Binary and Multiple Stars

Binary systems of stars are as common as single stars. Stars evolve primarily by nuclear reactions in their interiors, but a star with a binary companion can also have its evolution influenced by the companion. Multiple star systems can exist in a stable state for millions of years, but can ultimately become unstable as one star grows in radius until it engulfs another. This volume discusses the statistics of binary stars; the evolution of single stars; and several of the most important kinds of interaction between two (and even three or more) stars. A series of mathematical appendices provides a concise but complete account of the mathematics of these processes.     

Author Name :Peter Eggleton

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Planet Formation

When this book was published in 2006, it had been just over ten years since the first planet outside our solar system was detected. Since then, much work has focused on understanding how extrasolar planets may form, and discovering the frequency of potentially habitable Earth-like planets. This volume addresses fundamental questions concerning the formation of planetary systems in general, and of our solar system in particular. Drawing from advances in observational, experimental and theoretical research, it summarises our understanding of the planet formation processes, and addresses major open questions and research issues. Chapters are written by leading experts in the field of planet formation and extrasolar planet studies. The book is based on a meeting held at Ringberg Castle in Bavaria, where experts gathered together to present and exchange their ideas and findings. It is a comprehensive resource for graduate students and researchers, and is written to be accessible to newcomers to the field.     

Author Name :Wolfgang Brandner, Hubert Klahr

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The Day We Found the Universe

It must be challenging for an author who is writing on scientific and technical matters to strike an ideal balance that will both captivate the scientific types as well as fascinate the general readers. As difficult as this may be, this author has succeeded admirably. Focusing mainly on that scientifically heady period from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries, she relates the story of how astronomers (and some physicists) discovered the immensity of the universe. In addition to clearly explaining the important scientific challenges and breakthroughs, the author does a fabulous job on the all-important human element. Here we meet the cast of characters with all of their virtues and shortcomings. Of course, their mutual interrelations also make for interesting reading - most of these being very positive while some much less so. The writing style is clear, friendly, widely accessible and quite gripping. Although science buffs (especially astronomy buffs) will likely consider this book a real treat, any interested general reader can also thoroughly enjoy it thanks to the author's very limited use of jargon and her clear explanations for any unfamiliar terms.     

Author Name :Marcia Bartusiak

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Cosmic Heritage

This book follows the evolutionary trail all the way from the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago to conscious life today. It is an accessible introductory book written for the interested layperson anyone interested in the big picture coming from modern science. It covers a wide range of topics including the origin and evolution of our universe, the nature and origin of life, the evolution of life including questions of birth and death, the evolution of cognition, the nature of consciousness, the possibility of extraterrestrial life and the future of the universe. The book is written in a narrative style, as these topics are all parts of a single story. It concludes with a discussion on the nature and future of science.     

Author Name :Peter Shaver

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Shifting the Earth

Discover how mathematics and science have propelled history .From Ancient Greece to the Enlightenment and then on to modern times, Shifting the Earth: The Mathematical Quest to Understand the Motion of the Universe takes readers on a journey motivated by the desire to understand the universe and the motion of the heavens. The author presents a thought-provoking depiction of the sociopolitical environment in which some of the most prominent scientists in history lived and then provides a mathematical account of their contributions.     

Author Name :Arthur Mazer

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Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and the Outer Solar System

Unlike all the planets closer to the Sun, known since antiquity, the farthest reaches are the discoveries of the modern world. Uranus was discovered in 1781, Neptune in 1846, Pluto in 1930, the Kuiper belt group of objects in 1992, and though the Oort cloud has been theorized since 1950, its first member was found in 2004. The discovery of the outer planets made such an impression on the minds of mankind that they were immortalized in the names of the newly discovered elements: uranium, neptunium, and plutonium, an astonishingly deadly constituent of atomic bombs.Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and the Outer Solar System, Revised Edition enters the farthest reaches of the solar system, including the distant gas planets Uranus and Neptune as well as the regions of asteroids and comets known as the Kuiper belt and the Oort cloud. Updated with new research and scientific findings, this full-color resource investigates theories about their formation and evolution as well as the bodies in distant regions and how they interact with the inner solar system and the stars outside this solar system.Chapters include:Uranus: Fast Facts about a Planet in OrbitThe Interior of UranusSurface Appearance and Conditions on UranusRings and Moons of UranusNeptune: Fast Facts about a Planet in OrbitThe Interior of NeptuneSurface Appearance and ConditionsNeptune's Rings and MoonsThe Discovery of Pluto and the Kuiper BeltPluto: Fast Facts about a Dwarf Planet in OrbitWhat Little Is Known about Pluto's Interior and SurfaceCharon: Pluto's Moon, or Its Companion Planet?The Rest of the Kuiper Belt PopulationThe Nice Model for Kuiper Belt FormationThe Oort CloudConclusions: The Known and the Unknown.     

Author Name :Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

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Laboratory Science with Space Data

For decades experiments conducted on space stations like MIR and the ISS have been gathering data in many fields of research in the natural sciences, medicine and engineering. The EU-sponsored Ulisse Internet Portal provides metadata from space experiments of all kinds and links to the data. Complementary to the portal, this book will serve as handbook listing space experiments by type of infrastructure, area of research in the life and physical sciences, data type, what their mission was, what kind of data they have collected and how one can access this data through Ulisse for further research.The book will provide an overview of the wealth of space experiment data that can be used for research, and will inspire academics (e.g. those looking for topics for their PhD thesis) and research departments in companies for their continued development.     

Author Name :Daniel Beysens, Luigi Carotenuto, Jack J.W.A. van Loon, Martin Zell

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Modern Cosmology

Cosmology is a relatively new science, but cosmological questions are as old as mankind. Turning philosophical and metaphysical problems into problems that physics can treat, and hopefully solve, has been an achievement of the twentieth century. Modern Cosmology brings together contributions from a number of outstanding scientists currently working in various research fields in cosmology. Topics covered range over several different aspects of modern cosmology, from observational matters to advanced theoretical speculations.     

Author Name :S Bonometto, V. Gorini, U. Moschella

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The Galactic Black Hole

The super massive black hole in the center of our Milky Way is the nearest such object and relatively easy to observe and study. Not surprisingly therefore, it is the best studied supermassive black hole. Many astrophysical and even general relativistic effects can be investigated in great detail.The Galactic Black Hole: Lectures on General Relativity and Astrophysics provides a systematic introduction to the physics/astrophysics and mathematics of black holes at a level suitable for graduate students, postdocs, and researchers in physics, astrophysics, astronomy, and applied mathematics. The focus is mainly on the super massive black hole in the center of our Milky Way but the results can be easily generalized taking it as an example. Leading international experts provide first-hand accounts of the observational and theoretical aspects of this black hole. Topics range from the properties of the Schwarzschild metric and the collapse of a black hole, to quantum gravity, and from the structure of the Galaxy to accretion of matter and the emission properties of the Galactic Center black hole.     

Author Name :Heino Falcke, Friedrich W Hehl

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Space and Astronomy

For thousands of years, humans have scanned the sky and charted the movement of celestial bodies. The daily and seasonal patterns of the Sun, Moon, and stars guided sailors home, dictated the timing of planting and harvesting, and became an inspiration for festivals, celebrations, and holidays. The appearance of novae, comets, and storms of "shooting stars" lighting up the predawn hours were interpreted as lucky signs, dire omens, or special messages from the gods. These practical and spiritual connections of astronomy with human activity motivated and inspired improvements in observations and technology, which led to a deeper interest in exploring what lies beyond the outskirts of this galaxy and the next. "Space and Astronomy: Decade by Decade" reveals how the astronomers unravel the mysteries of how the Sun shines, how stars collapse into black holes, and how the universe expands. It is the story of dreamers who designed rockets to bring back knowledge of other worlds and other galaxies. This volume of the "Twentieth-Century Science" set describes the progress of astronomy and the development of spaceflight from 1901 to 2000.     

Author Name :Marianne J. Dyson

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The Universe in a Nutshell

Stephen Hawking, science's first real rock star, may be the least-read bestselling author in history--it's no secret that many people who ownA Brief History of Timehave never finished it. Hawking'sThe Universe in a Nutshellaims to remedy the situation, with a plethora of friendly illustrations to help readers grok some of the most brain-bending ideas ever conceived.Does it succeed? Yes and no. While Hawking offers genuinely accessible context for such complexities as string theory and the nature of time, it's when he must translate equations to sentences that the limits of language get in the way. But Hawking has simplified the origin of the universe, the nature of space and time, and what holds it all together to an unprecedented degree, inviting nonscientists to share his obvious awe and love of the unseen forces that shape it all.Yes, it's difficult reading, but it's worth it. Hawking is one of the great geniuses of our time, a man whose life has been devoted to thinking in the abstract about the universe. With his help, and pictures--lots of pictures--we can seek to understand a bit more of the cosmos.     

Author Name :Stephen William Hawking

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The 50 Best Sights in Astronomy and How to See Them

The night sky holds endless fascination for anyone who chooses simply to look up and observe, but with so much to see, it can be difficult to know where to start. This remarkable book introduces you to the fifty best sights in astronomy and tells you exactly how to see them. In no time at all, you will learn how to find and appreciate the Orion group of constellations; the Summer Triangle; Venus, Jupiter, and Mars; the best meteor showers; man-made satellites; star clusters; novae; variable stars; and more.The sights are presented according to the field of view necessary to see them. Your eyes and a clear night sky are all you need to view the sights in the first part of the book, before moving on to those that can be observed through binoculars and, finally, a telescope. Concise descriptions and explanations of these spectacular visual wonders will deepen your appreciation of them and spur further exploration. You will also find the essential basic information on astronomical observation you need to get started, including observing conditions, techniques, telescopes, and astronomical measurements.Once you start gazing, you'll see that the sky really is the limit--and discovering its amazing treasures will become your lifetime passion.     

Author Name :Fred Schaaf

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A History of Physical Theories of Comets, From Aristotle to Whipple

The book describes the major physical theories of comets in the past two millennia. It demonstrates the evolution of ideas about the nature, position, motion and physical constitution of comets from Aristotle to Whipple. Unlike the available works on the history of comets, which either illustrate relatively short periods in the history of physical cometology or portray a landscape view without adequate details, the present study focuses on details of each theory. It also investigates the interaction between observational and mathematical astronomy, and the physical sciences in defining the properties of comets. Ideas about the astrological aspects of comets are not considered in this study. Also, topics concerning the motion of comets are explained to the extent that is helpful in illustrating their physical properties. Although the present study is mainly focused on the physical theories of comets, its results will be relevant to studies in the history of geology, planetary science, and astrology. On the other hand, those results may initiate new studies about educational practices for physics and astronomy in post-Newtonian Europe, the ways that different parts of Newton's physical, astronomical and cosmological ideas evolved after him. Also, the debates about the constitution and chemical properties of comets in the post-Laplacian era may trigger new researches about possible influence of cometary studies on the foundation of astrophysics.     

Author Name :Tofigh Heidarzadeh

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Quantum Cosmology

Consequences of quantum gravity on grander scales are expected to be enormous: only such a theory can show how black holes really behave and where our universe came from. Applications of loop quantum gravity to cosmology have especially by now shed much light on cosmic evolution of a universe in a fundamental, microscopic description. Modern techniques are explained in this book which demonstrate how the universe could have come from a non-singular phase before the big bang, how equations for the evolution of structure can be derived, but also what fundamental limitations remain to our knowledge of the universe before the big bang. The following topics will be covered in this book: Hamiltonian cosmology: a general basic treatment of isotropy, perturbations and their role for observations; useful in general cosmology. Effective equations: an efficient way to evaluate equations of quantum gravity, which is also useful in other areas of physics where quantum theory is involved. Loop quantization: a new formalism for the atomic picture of space-time; usually presented at a sophisticated mathematical level, but evaluated here from an intuitive physical side. The book will start with physical motivations, rather than mathematical developments which is more common in other expositions of this field. All the required mathematical methods will be presented, but will not distract the reader from seeing the underlying physics. Simple but representative models will be presented first to show the basic features, which are then used to work upwards to a general description of quantum gravity and its applications in cosmology. This will make the book accessible to a more general physics readership.     

Author Name :Martin Bojowald

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The Night Sky Month by Month

An invaluable, user-friendly guide to discovering and navigating the night sky, The Night Sky Month by Month shows the sky as it is seen around the world in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Suitable for newcomers to stargazing and expert astronomers alike, The Night Sky Month by Month explains our place within the universe, examines sky watching equipment, introduces each month's main attractions-bright stars, prominent constellations, and meteor showers-and charts the positions of the planets up to 2019.     

Author Name :DK Publishing

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Ionospheres

Ionospheres provides a comprehensive description of the physical, plasma and chemical processes controlling the behavior of ionospheres. The relevant transport equations and related coefficients are derived in detail and their applicability and limitations are described. Relevant wave processes are outlined and important ion chemical processes and reaction rates are presented. The various energy deposition and transfer mechanisms are described in some detail, and a chapter is devoted to the various processes controlling the upper atmosphere and exosphere. The second half of the book presents our current understanding of the structure, chemistry, dynamics and energetics of the terrestrial ionosphere, and other solar system bodies. The final chapter describes ionospheric measurement techniques. The book will form a comprehensive and lasting reference for scientists interested in ionospheres, and it will also prove an ideal textbook for graduate students. It contains extensive student problem sets, and an answer book is available for instructors.     

Author Name :Robert W. Schunk, Andrew F. Nagy

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Cosmic Numbers

Our fascination with numbers begins when we are children and continues throughout our lives. We start counting our fingers and toes and end up balancing checkbooks and calculating risk. So powerful is the appeal of numbers that many people ascribe to them a mystical significance. Other numbers go beyond the supernatural, working to explain our universe and how it behaves. In Cosmic Numbers, mathematics professor James D. Stein traces the discovery, evolution, and interrelationships of the numbers that define our world. Everyone knows about the speed of light and absolute zero, but numbers like Boltzmanns constant and the Chandrasekhar limit are not as well known, and they do far more than one might imagine: They tell us how this world began and what the future holds. Much more than a gee-whiz collection of facts and figures, Cosmic Numbers illuminates why particular numbers are so important?both to the scientist and to the rest of us.     

Author Name :James D. Stein

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Spaceplanes

Spaceplanes From Airport to Spaceport presents a coherent, lucid, and optimistic picture of the future of the near future. Space vehicles may soon take off from international airports and refuel in space. New technologies could allow flights to take off regularly between the Earth and the Moon. The technical details presented explain precisely how all this can be accomplished within the next few decades. This book also explains why the Space Tourist market could easily become the single most important factor in the mid-term future development of space transportation. In a few years it will be possible to board a spaceplane and fly into Earth orbit, and perhaps visit a space station. Later development could include refuelling in orbit to take a tour of cislunar space. The book's solid engineering foundation will be of interest to both space exploration enthusiasts and future space travelers.     

Author Name :Matthew A. Bentley

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Weaving the Universe

This new book is a thorough but short review of the history and present status of ideas in cosmology. It is aimed at a broad audience, but will contain a few equations where needed to make the argument exact. The coverage of cosmological ideas will focus mainly on the period from the early 1900s when Einstein formulated relativity and when his colleague Sir Arthur Eddington was creating relativistic models of the universe. It ends with the completion of the Large Hadron Collider in late 2008, having surveyed modern ideas of particle physics and astrophysics. To organize the large body of information involved, the book uses the life of Eddington and the weaving together of ideas in cosmology as themes. This should provide a clear and entertaining account presented in a historical context that leads up to the present day.     

Author Name :Paul S. Wesson

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Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems

An understandable perspective on the types of space propulsion systems necessary to enable low-cost space flights to Earth orbit and to the Moon and the future developments necessary for exploration of the solar system and beyond to the stars.     

Author Name :Paul A. Czysz, Claudio Bruno

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Neutrinos in Particle Physics, Astronomy and Cosmology

"Neutrinos in Particle Physics, Astronomy and Cosmology" provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to neutrino physics, neutrino astronomy and neutrino cosmology. The intrinsic properties and fundamental interactions of neutrinos are described, as is the phenomenology of lepton flavor mixing, seesaw mechanisms and neutrino oscillations. The cosmic neutrino background, stellar neutrinos, supernova neutrinos and ultrahigh-energy cosmic neutrinos, together with the cosmological matter-antimatter asymmetry and other roles of massive neutrinos in cosmology, are discussed in detail. This book is intended for researchers and graduate students in the fields of particle physics, particle astrophysics and cosmology. Dr. Zhizhong Xing is a professor at the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; Dr. Shun Zhou is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Physics, Germany.     

Author Name :Zhizhong Xing, Shun Zhou

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Gamma-Ray Bursts

Since their discovery was first announced in 1973, gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) have been among the most fascination objects in the universe. While the initial mystery has gone, the fascination continues, sustained by the close connection linking GRBs with some of the most fundamental topics in modern astrophysics and cosmology. Both authors have been active in GRB observations for over two decades and have produced an outstanding account on both the history and the perspectives of GRB research.     

Author Name :Gilbert Vedrenne, Jean-Luc Atteia

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Black Holes

Black holes, once considered to be of purely theoretical interest, play an important role in observational astronomy and a range of astrophysical phenomena. This volume is based on a meeting held at the Space Telescope Science Institute, which explored the many aspects of black hole astrophysics. Written by world experts in areas of stellar-mass, intermediate-mass and supermassive black holes, these review papers provide an up-to-date overview of developments in this field. Topics discussed range from black hole entropy and the fate of information to supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies, and from the possibility of producing black holes in collider experiments to the measurements of black hole spins. This is an invaluable resource for researchers currently working in the field, and for graduate students interested in this active and growing area of research.     

Author Name :Mario Livio, Anton M. Koekemoer

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Primordial Cosmology

Primordial Cosmology deals with one of the most puzzling and fascinating topics debated in modern physics -- the nature of the Big Bang singularity. The authors provide a self-consistent and complete treatment of the very early Universe dynamics, passing through a concise discussion of the Standard Cosmological Model, a precise characterization of the role played by the theory of inflation, up to a detailed analysis of the anisotropic and inhomogeneous cosmological models. The most peculiar feature of this book is its uniqueness in treating advanced topics of quantum cosmology with a well-traced link to more canonical and pedagogical notions of fundamental cosmology. This book traces clearly the backward temporal evolution of the Universe, starting with the Robertson-Walker geometry and ending with the recent results of loop quantum cosmology in view of the Big Bounce. The reader is accompanied in this journey by an initial technical presentation which, thanks to the fundamental tools given earlier in the book, never seems heavy or obscure.     

Author Name :Giovanni Montani, Marco Valerio Battisti, Riccardo Benini, Giovanni Imponente

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Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universe

This book is written from the viewpoint of a deep connection between cosmology and particle physics. It presents the results and ideas on both the homogeneous and isotropic Universe at the hot stage of its evolution and in later stages. The main chapters describe in a systematic and pedagogical way established facts and concepts on the early and the present Universe. The comprehensive treatment, hence, serves as a modern introduction to this rapidly developing field of science. To help in reading the chapters without having to constantly consult other texts, essential materials from General Relativity and the theory of elementary particles are collected in the appendices. Various hypotheses dealing with unsolved problems of cosmology, and often alternative to each other, are discussed at a more advanced level. These concern dark matter, dark energy, matter-antimatter asymmetry, etc.     

Author Name :Dmitry S. Gorbunov, Valery A. Rubakov

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The Sun, Stars, and Galaxies

Most avid sky gazers wait until nightfall to catch a glimpse of the stars that are scattered across the heavens. The fact of the matter is that one needs only to feel the Suns rays in order to experience the presence of a star. The Sun is an ordinary star, a ball of hot gas much like millions of others in the universe, but as the center of the solar system, it is critical to the survival of all life forms on Earth. This comprehensive volume examines the nature of the Sun and details the properties and types of various stars, as well as the greater galaxies of which they are a part.     

Author Name :Michael Anderson

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Tools of Radio Astronomy

The recent years have seen breathtaking progress in technology, especially in the receiver and digital technologies relevant for radio astronomy, which has at the same time advanced to shorter wavelengths. This is the updated and completely revised 5th edition of the most used introductory text in radio astronomy. It presents a unified treatment of the entire field from centimeter to sub-millimeter wavelengths. Topics covered include instruments, sensitivity considerations, observational methods and interpretations of the data recorded with both single dishes and interferometers. This text is useful to both students and experienced practicing astronomers. Besides making major updates and additions throughout the book, the authors have re-organized a number of chapters to more clearly separate basic theory from rapidly evolving practical aspects. Further, problem sets have been added at the end of each chapter.     

Author Name :Thomas L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Huttemeister

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Catastrophic Events Caused by Cosmic Objects

An asteroid or comet will inevitably strike the Earth some day, and potentially cause great destruction. This volume considers hazards due to collisions with cosmic objects, particularly in light of recent investigations of impacts by the authors. Each chapter, written by an expert, contains an overview of an aspect and new findings in the field. Coverage describes and numerically estimates the main hazardous effects.     

Author Name :Vitaly Adushkin, Ivan Nemchinov

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Quanta, Matter and Change

Beginning with quantum mechanics, introducing statistical mechanics, and progressing through to thermodynamics, this new text for the two-semester physical chemistry course features a wealth of new applications and insights, as well as new Mathematical Background inter-chapters to help students review key quantitative concepts.     

Author Name :Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, Ronald Friedman

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The Schwinger Action Principle and Effective Action

This book is an introduction to the Schwinger action principle in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, with applications to a variety of different models, not only those of interest to particle physics. It will interest graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics who are familiar with quantum mechanics.     

Author Name :DAVID J. TOMS

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Universe or Multiverse

Recent developments in cosmology and particle physics, such as the string landscape picture, have led to the remarkable realization that our universe - rather than being unique - could be just one of many universes. The multiverse proposal helps to explain the origin of the universe and some of its observational features. Since the physical constants can be different in other universes, the fine-tunings which appear necessary for the emergence of life may also be explained. Nevertheless, many physicists remain uncomfortable with the multiverse proposal, since it is highly speculative and perhaps untestable. In this volume, a number of active and eminent researchers in the field - mainly cosmologists and particle physicists but also some philosophers - address these issues and describe recent developments. The articles represent the full spectrum of views, providing for the first time an overview of the subject. They are written at different academic levels, engaging lay-readers and researchers alike.     

Author Name :Bernard Carr

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Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets

This intriguing series takes at our universe and the planets, stars, etc. that are part of it.     

Author Name :Josepha Sherman

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Classical Mechanics 3rd Edition

For 30 years, this book has been the acknowledged standard in advanced classical mechanics courses. This classic book enables readers to make connections between classical and modern physics an indispensable part of a physicist's education. In this new edition, Beams Medal winner Charles Poole and John Safko have updated the book to include the latest topics, applications, and notation to reflect today's physics curriculum.     

Author Name :Herbert Goldstein, Charles P. Poole, John L. Safko

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1000 Solved Problems in Modern Physics

The book is divided into ten chapters. Each chapter begins with basic concepts containing a set of formulae and explanatory notes for quick reference, followed by a number of problems and their detailed solutions. The problems are judiciously selected and are arranged section-wise. The solutions are neither pedantic nor terse. The approach is straight forward and step-by step solutions are elaborately provided. More importantly the relevant formulas used for solving the problems can be located in the beginning of each chapter. There are approximately 150 line diagrams for illustration. Basic quantum mechanics, elementary calculus, vector calculus and Algebra are the pre-requisites. The areas of Nuclear and Particle physics are emphasized as revolutionary, developments have taken place both on the experimental and theoretical fronts in recent years. No book on problems can claim to exhaust the variety in the limited space. An attempt is made to include the important types of problems at the undergraduate level.     

Author Name :Ahmad A. Kamal

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Green-Function Theory of Chemisorption

The book provides an introduction to the Green-Function (GF) theory of chemisorption. It is self-contained, and requires only a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and solid-state physics. The GF approach lends itself well to the pedagogically desirable modellistic treatment of the subject. Throughout each chapter, step-by-step details are provided by which the calculations are performed, so that readers are led from the simple to the more advanced aspects, in a straightforward manner. In this way, students gain confidence to read the current literature on their own.     

Author Name :Sydney G. Davison, K.W. Sulston

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Electricity & Magnetism

Discover the flexibility to teach science your way Electricity and Magnetism, as a part of the Glencoe Science 15-Book Series, provides students with accurate and comprehensive coverage of electrical energy and magnetism. The strong content coverage integrates a wide range of hands-on experiences, critical-thinking opportunities, and real-world applications. The modular approach allows you to mix and match books to meet your specific curriculum needs.     

Author Name :National Georgaphic

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Space, Time and Gravitation

This classic book is essential reading for all those interested in the development of modern physics. Sir Arthur Eddington's account of the general theory of relativity, 'without,' as he says in his preface, 'introducing anything very technical in the way of mathematics, physics or philosophy', was first published in the exciting days of 1920 soon after the first objective tests of the theory had demonstrated its validity. The book was at once received with acclamation by reviewers and remains today one of the simplest and most straightforward accounts in print. The reviewer in the Athenaeum described it as 'a masterly book. The arrangement, the vigour and ease of the reasoning, the felicity of illustration, the clear, flexible prose and (we must mention it) the wit, make this book one of the most adequate and engaging attempts at the non-technical exposition of a scientific theory that it has ever been our good fortune to encounter.' This reissue includes a foreword by Sir Hermann Bondi, FRS, giving a brief appraisal of the book, and placing it in its historical and scientific context.     

Author Name :Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington

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Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

This textbook on fluid mechanics is aimed at engineering students at Bachelor's degree level. In Chapter 2 the fundamentals of fluid mechanics, needed for the description and analysis of flows in technology, are presented. One-dimensional stream filament theory, along with the momentum integral and angular momentum integral equations, already present us with one method of constructing fluid technological appliances and experiments. For example, the dimensions of a machine can be determined quite accurately in one first step and predictions made about the flow losses which occur.     

Author Name :Herbert Oertel

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Electricity and Magnetism

Discover the flexibility to teach science your way Electricity and Magnetism, as a part of the Glencoe Science 15-Book Series, provides students with accurate and comprehensive coverage of electrical energy and magnetism. The strong content coverage integrates a wide range of hands-on experiences, critical-thinking opportunities, and real-world applications. The modular approach allows you to mix and match books to meet your curricula.     

Author Name :National Georgaphic

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Electron Correlation Dynamics in Atomic Collisions

This graduate/research level text introduces the theory of multi-electron transitions in atomic, molecular and optical physics, emphasizing the emerging topic of dynamic electron correlation. The book begins with an overview of simple binomial probabilities, classical scattering theory, quantum scattering and correlation, followed by the theory of single electron transition probabilities. Multiple electron transition probabilities are then treated in detail. Various approaches to multiple electron transitions are covered including the independent electron approximation, useful statistical methods and perturbation expansions treating correlation in both weak and strong limits. The dynamics of electron correlation are strongly emphasized. The text contains a comprehensive summary of data for few and many-electron transitions in atoms and molecules, including transitions on different atomic centers, fast ion-atom and electron-atom interactions, and recent observations using synchrotron radiation. Emphasis is given to methods that may be used by nonspecialists.     

Author Name :J. H. McGuire

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Physics of Crystal Growth

This text discusses the physical principles of how and why crystals grow. It introduces the fundamental properties of crystal surfaces at equilibrium, and describes simple models and basic concepts of crystal growth including diffusion, thermal smoothing of a surface, and applications to semiconductors. It also covers more complex topics such as kinetic roughness, growth instabilities, and elastic effects, as well as the crucial contributions of crystal growth in electronics during this century. The book focuses on growth using molecular beam epitaxy. Throughout, the emphasis is on the role played by modern statistical physics. Informative appendices, interesting exercises and an extensive bibliography reinforce the text.     

Author Name :Alberto Pimpinelli, Jacques Villain

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Proceedings of Physical Phenomena at High Magnetic Fields-IV

Proceedings of the conference held October 19-25, 2001, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Brings together experts in scientific research areas where high magnetic fields play an important role, to critically assess the current status of research in these areas, and to discuss promising new directions in science, as well as applications in these fields.     

Author Name :Physical Phenomena at High Magnetic Fields 2001

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Problem Book in Quantum Field Theory

The Problem Book in Quantum Field Theory contains about 200 problems with solutions or hints that help students to improve their understanding and develop skills necessary for pursuing the subject. It deals with the Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations, classical field theory, canonical quantization of scalar, Dirac and electromagnetic fields, the processes in the lowest order of perturbation theory, renormalization and regularization. The solutions are presented in a systematic and complete manner. The material covered and the level of exposition make the book appropriate for graduate and undergraduate students in physics, as well as for teachers and researchers.     

Author Name :Voja Radovanovic

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Nonlinear Optics

The text presents the key concepts in nonlinear optics at a level that will also be accessible to the non-specialist who wishes to acquire a foundation in the field. The principal equations of nonlinear physics are also encountered (Sine Gordon equation, nonlinear Schrodinger equation), and their soliton solutions examined and related to nonlinear optics. The final chapter addresses the chaotic response of nonlinear systems. The book will appeal to graduate students in physics, physical chemistry and electronic engineering. The major topics include principles of the linear and nonlinear dielectronic response of matter, second-harmonic generation, four-wave mixing, and the inelastic scattering of light from matter, with attention also given to stimulated scattering. The highly nonlinear response of nearly resonant two-level systems is discussed, also in relation to saturation and self-induced transparency. Guided waves in optical fibers are explored, including the propagation of solition pulses. The nonlinear optical response of periodic structures is examined as well. This book is addressed to a broad audience interested in a thorough discussion of basic concepts. It facilitates access to the research literature, and will prepare the reader to tackle more advanced texts.     

Author Name :D.L. Mills

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Coherent Semiconductor Optics

This book introduces the basic theoretical concepts required for the analysis of the optical response of semiconductor systems in the coherent regime. It is the most instructive textbook on the theory and optical effects of semiconductors. The entire presentation is based on a one-dimensional tight-binding model. Starting with discrete-level systems, increasing complexity is added gradually to the model by including band-structure and many-particle interaction. Various linear and nonlinear optical spectra and temporal phenomena are studied. The analysis of many-body effects in nonlinear optical phenomena covers a major part of the book.     

Author Name :Torsten Meier,P. Thomas, S.W. Koch

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Topics in Strangeness Nuclear Physics

Strangeness nuclear physics bears a broad impact on contemporary physics. This set of extensive lectures presents a balanced theoretical and experimental introduction to, and survey of, the field. It addresses topics such as the production and spectroscopy of strange nuclear systems, modern approaches to the hyperon-nucleon interaction, and weak decays of hypernuclei. This burgeoning research field is well served by this tutorial primer.     

Author Name :Petr Bydzovsky, Avraham Gal, and Jiri Mares

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Modern Aspects of Spin Physics

The spin degree of freedom is an intrinsically quantum-mechanical phenomenon, leading to both intriguing applications and unsolved fundamental issues (such as "where does the proton spin come from"). The present volume investigates central aspects of modern spin physics in the form of extensive lectures on semiconductor spintronics, the spin-pairing mechanism in high-temperature semiconductors, spin in quantum field theory and the nucleon spin.     

Author Name :Walter Potz, Jaroslav Fabian, and Ulrich Hohenester

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Mechanics of Fluid-Saturated Rocks

Mechanics of Fluid Saturated Rocks presents a current and comprehensive report on this emerging field that bridges the areas of geology and mechanics. It is of direct interest to a wide spectrum of earth scientists and engineers who are concerned with upper-crust mechanics and fluid movements, the most important fluids being oil and water.This authoritative book is the result of a collaborative effort between scientists in academic institutions and industry. It examines important issues such as subsidence, geological fault formation, earthquake faulting, hydraulic fracturing, transport of fluids, and natural and direct applications.     

Author Name :Yves Gueguen, Maurice Bouteca

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Physics of Mass

Sponsored by the Global Foundation, Inc., these proceedings are derived from the International Conference on Orbis Scientiae II. Topics covered include: gravitational mass, neutrino mass, particle masses, cosmological masses, susy masses, and big bang creation of mass.     

Author Name :Behram N. Kursunogammalu, Stephan L. Mintz, and Arnold Perlmutter

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Advanced Electromagnetism and Vacuum Physics

This book is aimed at a large audience: scientists, engineers, professors and students wise enough to keep a critical stance whenever confronted with the chilling dogmas of contemporary physics. Readers will find a tantalizing amount of material calculated to nurture their thoughts and arouse their suspicion, to some degree at least, on the so-called validity of today's most celebrated physical theories.     

Author Name :Patrick Cornille

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Spectroscopy of Low Temperature Plasma

Providing an up-to-date overview on spectroscopical diagnostics of low temperature plasma Spectroscopy of Low Temperature Plasma covers the latest developments and techniques. Written by a distinguished scientist and experienced book author this text is applicable to many fields in materials and surface science as well as nanotechnology and contains numerous appendices with indispensable reference data.     

Author Name :Vladimir N. Ochkin, Sergey Kittell

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Computational Physics

This book encapsulates the coverage for a two-semester course in computational physics. The first part introduces the basic numerical methods while omitting mathematical proofs but demonstrating the algorithms by way of numerous computer experiments. The second part specializes in simulation of classical and quantum systems with instructive examples spanning many fields in physics, from a classical rotor to a quantum bit. All program examples are realized as Java applets ready to run in your browser and do not require any programming skills.     

Author Name :Philipp O. J. Scherer

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Mathematical Crystallography and the Theory of Groups of Movements

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.     

Author Name :Harold Hilton

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Engineering Materials Science

Milton Ohring's Engineering Materials Science integrates the scientific nature and modern applications of all classes of engineering materials. This comprehensive, introductory textbook will provide undergraduate engineering students with the fundamental background needed to understand the science of structure-property relationships, as well as address the engineering concerns of materials selection in design, processing materials into useful products, andhow material degrade and fail in service. Specific topics include: physical and electronic structure; thermodynamics and kinetics; processing; mechanical, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties; degradation; and failure and reliability. The book offers superior coverage of electrical, optical, and magnetic materials than competing text.     

Author Name :Milton Ohring

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Quantum Theory

Quantum Theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. This book gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible account of the surprising and counterintuitive ideas that shape our understanding of the sub-atomic world. It does not disguise the problems of interpretation that still remain unsettled 75 years after the initial discoveries. The main text makes no use of equations, but there is a Mathematical Appendix for those desiring stronger fare. Uncertainty, probabilistic physics, complementarity, the problematic character of measurement, and decoherence are among the many topics discussed. This volume offers the reader access to one of the greatest discoveries in the history of physics and one of the oustanding intellectual achievements of the twentieth century.     

Author Name :John Polkinghorne

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Molecular Energetics

This book offers a broad discussion of the concepts required to understand the thermodynamic stability of molecules and bonds and a description of the most important condensed-phase techniques that have been used to obtain that information. Above all, this book attempts to provide useful guidelines on how to choose the "best" data and how to use it to understand chemistry. Although the book assumes some basic knowledge on physical-chemistry, it has been written in a "textbook" style and most topics are addressed in a way that is accessible to advanced undergraduate students. Many examples are given throughout the text, involving a variety of molecules. This text will provide a good starting point for those who wish to initiate in the field or simply to understand how to assess, to estimate, and to use thermochemical data. It will therefore appeal to a broad range of practicing chemists and particularly to those interested in energetics-structure-reactivity relationships.     

Author Name :Jose A. Martinho Simoes, Manuel Minas da Piedade

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Gravitation and Cosmology

Steven Weinberg wrote the best book on general relativity in history. A Nobel Laureate, he has pioneered both in relativity and quantum theory. Readers who want to know more about him should read T. Cao's 1997 book (Cao is at Boston University) on quantum field theory, from which Weinberg emerges as probably the greatest quantum theorist in history. Unlike most quantum theorists, even the founders of quantum theory, Weinberg was the first to find errors in his own and others' theories, to modify them rapidly and ingeniously, and to establish the newest trends and ideas in each decade since the early years. He founded the latest quantum field theory school, effective gauge field theory, although he became disgusted with field theory's errors and went over to string theory (which seems to be at most an approximation to the real world). In general relativity, he resembles Sir Arthur Eddington in combining algebraic techniques with general relativity (e.g., those of Weyl) and in emphasizing the underlying principles - equivalence, the tetrad formalism, covariance, and even gravitational waves which are only now being tested by Project Ligo.     

Author Name :Steven Weinberg

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Solar Cell Device Physics

There has been an enormous infusion of new ideas in the field of solar cells over the last 15 years; discourse on energy transfer has gotten much richer, and nanostructures and nanomaterials have revolutionized the possibilities for new technological developments. However, solar energy cannot become ubiquitous in the world's power markets unless it can become economically competitive with legacy generation methods such as fossil fuels.The new edition of Dr. Stephen Fonash's definitive text points the way toward greater efficiency and cheaper production by adding coverage of cutting-edge topics in plasmonics, multi-exiton generation processes, nanostructures and nanomaterials such as quantum dots. The book's new structure improves readability by shifting many detailed equations to appendices, and balances the first edition's semiconductor coverage with an emphasis on thin-films. Further, it now demonstrates physical principles with simulations in the well-known AMPS computer code developed by the author.     

Author Name :Stephen Fonash

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Out of the Crystal Maze

This landmark work chronicles the origin and evolution of solid state physics, which grew to maturity between 1920 and 1960. The book examines the early roots of the field in industrial, scientific and artistic efforts and traces them through the 1950s, when many physicists around the world recognized themselves as members of a distinct subfield of physics research centered on solids. The book opens with an account of scientific and social developments that preceded the discovery of quantum mechanics, including the invention of new experimental means for studying solids and the establishment of the first industrial laboratories. The authors set the stage for the modern era by detailing the formulation of the quantum field theory of solids. The core of the book examines six major themes: the band theory of solids; the phenomenology of imperfect crystals; the puzzle of the plastic properties of solids, solved by the discovery of dislocations; magnetism; semiconductor physics; and collective phenomena, the context in which old puzzles such as superconductivity and superfluidity were finally solved. All readers interested in the history of science will find this absorbing volume an essential resource for understanding the emergence of contemporary physics.     

Author Name :Lillian Hoddeson, Ernst Braun, Jurgen Teichmann, and Spencer Wear

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Photovoltaic Solar Energy Generation

This comprehensive description and discussion of photovoltaics (PV) is presented at a level that makes it accessible to the interested academic. Starting with an historical overview, the text outlines the relevance of photovoltaics today and in the future. Then follows an introduction to the physical background of solar cells and the most important materials and technologies, with particular emphasis placed on future developments and prospects. The book goes beyond technology by also describing the path from the cell to the module to the system, proceeding to important applications, such as grid-connected and stand-alone systems. The composition and development of the markets and the role of PV in future energy systems are also considered. Finally, the discussion turns to the future structure of energy supplies, expected to comprise more distributed generation, and addresses synergies and competition from other carbon-free energy sources.     

Author Name :Adolf Goetzberger, Volker Uwe Hoffmann

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Theory and Applications of Viscous Fluid Flows

The purpose of Theory and Applications of Viscous Fluid Flows is to close the gap between standard undergraduate texts on fluid mechanics and monographical publications devoted to specific aspects of viscous fluid flows. After a general introduction, each chapter serves as an introduction to a special topic that will facilitate later application by readers in their research work. The book will benefit beginning graduate students and young researchers interested in a rational and systematic account of various theoretical and mathematical aspects of viscous fluid flow phenomena, as well as their modelling in relation to practical viscous and heat conducting problems. This volume complements, but is independent of, Zeytounian's Theory and Applications of Nonviscous Fluid Flows.     

Author Name :Radyadour Zeytounian

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The Ray and Wave Theory of Lenses

This book describes techniques used to predict the quality of images formed by optical systems, such as telescopes, camera lenses, and microscope objectives. It covers in detail how the ray and wave pictures of lens behavior can be combined and developed to produce a theory capable of dealing with the large angles encountered in real optical systems. Several applications are considered, including the propagation of a Gaussian beam along a skew ray, a clear and convincing demonstration that diffractive optical elements are subject to the same fundamental limitation as conventional lenses, a thorough discussion of the "cosine-to-the-fourth law," and a detailed example of mock ray tracing. Containing many practical insights, as well as exercises and solutions, this book will be of great interest to graduate students taking courses in this field, and to anyone working in optical design and engineering.     

Author Name :A. Walther

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Cosmic Ray Astrophysics

This book provides an exhaustive account of the origin and dynamics of cosmic rays. Divided into three parts, it first gives an up-to-date summary of the observational data, then -- in the following theory section -- it deals with the kinetic description of cosmic ray plasma. The underlying diffusion-convection transport equation, which governs the coupling between cosmic rays and the background plasma, is derived and analyzed in detail. In the third part, several applications of the solutions of the transport equation are presented, and it is demonstrated how key observations in cosmic ray physics can be accounted for. The applications include cosmic ray modulation, acceleration near shock waves and the galactic propagation of cosmic rays. While the book is primarily of interest to scientists working at the forefront of research, the very careful derivations and explanations make it suitable also as an introduction to the field of cosmic rays for graduate students.     

Author Name :Reinhard Schlickeiser

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Compact Stars

The book is self contained. It reviews general relativity, essential aspects of nuclear and particle physics, and general features of white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes; it includes background on such matters as stellar formation and evolution, the discovery of pulsars and associated phenomena, and the strange-matter hypothesis. The book develops a theory for the constitution of neutron stars and the more exotic Hyperon Stars, Hybrid Stars (containing a quark matter core surrounded by an intricate lattice of quark and hadronic matter) and Strange Stars and Dwarfs (composed of the three light quark flavors sheathed in a solid skin of heavy ions).     

Author Name :Norman K. Glendenning

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Fundamentals of Cosmology

The book is aimed at physics students and professional physicists who wish to understand the basics of cosmology and general relativity as well as the most recent cosmological observations and models. It presents a self-contained introduction to general relativity that is based on the homogeneity and isotropy of the local universe. The simplicity of this space allows general relativity to be introduced in a very simple manner while laying the foundation for the treatment of more complicated problems. The latest cosmological observations and theories are discussed. Emphasis is placed on estimations of the densities of matter and of vacuum energy, and on investigations of the primordial density fluctuations and the nature of dark matter.     

Author Name :James Rich

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Molecules and Clusters in Intense Laser Fields

This book provides a thorough introduction to the physics of molecules and clusters in intense laser fields. It presents both theoretical and experimental aspects of the subject, and covers new research in the area of clusters in intense laser fields. The book discusses femto second pulse production and diagnostics, and covers diatomic and polyatomic molecules, as well as coherent control. This book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in atomic, molecular and optical physics. It will also be suitable as a reference text for advanced physics courses.     

Author Name :Jan Posthumus

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Superconductivity

This is a text on superconductivity, an area of intense research activity worldwide. The book is in three parts. The first covers the London, Pippard and GinzburgSHLandau theories, which are used to discuss a wide range of phenomena involving surface energies, vorticity, the intermediate and mixed states, boundaries and boundary conditions, the upper critical field in bulk, thin film and anisotropic superconductors, and surface superconductivity. The second part discusses the microscopic theory of Bardeen, Cooper and Schrieffer. The theory is used to discuss quasi particle tunneling and the Josephson effects from a microscopic point of view. The final part of the book treats nonuniform superconductors using the BogoliubovSHde Gennes approach with which it is possible to extract many important results without invoking Green's function methods. This text will be of great interest to graduate students taking courses in superconductivity, superfluidity, many body theory, and quantum liquids. It will also be of value to research workers in the field of superconductivity.     

Author Name :J. B. Ketterson

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Theory of Reflectance and Emittance Spectroscopy

This book is aimed at students and researchers who wish to use reflectance and emittance as quantitative tools to measure the properties of surfaces and materials. It is intended primarily for use in the interpretation of remote observations of the surfaces of the Earth and other planets, and it will also be useful to chemists, physicists, geologists, engineers and others who deal with particulate media. Topics include propagation and absorption of light in continuous media, reflection by smooth surfaces, scattering by spheres and irregular particles, reflectances and emissivities of particulate media, reflectance and emittance spectroscopy, and the polarization of light scattered by particulate media. Many examples of applications are given.     

Author Name :Bruce Hapke

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The Statistical Dynamics of Turbulence

This small book from the Springer Complexity series lives up to the series subtitle and surpasses its name.It is dense with concepts, references, and equations. The book will be a valuable resource for those who choose to make a research career in turbulence.     

Author Name :Jovan Jovanovic

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Introduction to Stellar Winds

This long-awaited graduate textbook, written by two pioneers in the field, provides a comprehensive introduction to the observations, theories, and consequences of stellar winds. The rates of mass loss and the wind velocities are explained from basic physical principles. This textbook also includes chapters clearly explaining the formation and evolution of interstellar bubbles and the effects of mass loss on the evolution of high- and low-mass stars. Each topic is introduced simply to explain the basic processes and then developed to provide a solid foundation for understanding current research. This authoritative textbook is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and researchers seeking an understanding of stellar winds and, more generally, supersonic flows from astrophysical objects. It is based on courses taught in Europe and the United States over the past twenty years and includes seventy problems for coursework or self-study.     

Author Name :Henny J. G. L. M. Lamers, Joseph P. Cassinelli

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Non-Linear Instabilities in Plasmas and Hydrodynamics

Presents the underlying physics of non-linear instabilities, and general theory. Explains a wide variety of phenomena as diverse as fluctuation chaos, wave-turbulent instabilities, vortex dynamos, beam-plasma interactions and magnetic fields in galaxies.     

Author Name :S.S Moiseev, V.N Oraevsky, V.G Pungin

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Natural Focusing and Fine Structure of Light

Provides a definitive account of how classical optics have been reconstructed in a modern way by emphasizing the hierarchy or singularities that exist in light fields.     

Author Name :J.F Nye

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Tunable Laser Optics

A simple approach to understanding all practical aspects of laser technology.     

Author Name :Frank J. Duarte

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Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology

This concise edition of Hari Singh Nalwa'sHandbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnologyfills the needs of scientists and students working in chemistry, physics, materials science, electrical engineering, polymer science, surface science, spectroscopy, and biotechnology. This version of theHandbookcontains 16 chapters particularly focused on synthesis and fabrication as well as the electrical and optical properties of nanoscale materials.The 5-volume referenceHandbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology, published in October 1999, created widespread interest in researchers in the field of nanotechnology and many of our colleagues expressed interest in a shorter version of our major reference work. TheHandbookwill serve the objectives of providing state-of-the-art information on many aspects of nanostructured materials and emerging nanotechnology.     

Author Name :Hari Singh Nalwa

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Relativity:The Special & general theory by Albert Einstein

The Nobel Prize-winning scientist's presentation of his landmark theory According to Einstein himself, this book is intended to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics. When he wrote the book in 1916, Einstein's name was scarcely known outside the physics institutes. Having just completed his masterpiece, The General Theory of Relativity?which provided a brand-new theory of gravity and promised a new perspective on the cosmos as a whole?he set out at once to share his excitement with as wide a public as possible in this popular and accessible book. * First time in Penguin Classics * New introduction by bestselling science author Nigel Calder     

Author Name :Albert Einstein

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World Atlas of Ufo's

The WORLD ATLAS OF UFO'S is unique in its approach and fascinating in its discoveries. Tackling the bizarre, the frightening, the mysterious and the absurd, it provides a compelling round-up of unidentified phenomena from all over the world. Authoritative at all times, John Spencer ridicules the nonsensical and probes into the truly inexplicable. Organized continent by continent, the unique and comprehensive database allows the vast panorama of ufological phenomena to unfold chronologically from the Foo Fighters of the World War II battle arena to the present-day North American abduction cases. High- lighting the important details of each case, the database sets the scene, documents the witnesses' reports, and captures the unfathomable mystery of each event. Contributions from highly respected UFO researchers highlight national characteristics and show how legend, folklore, national temperament, and cultural environment all influence the type of sighting. North America, for example, reflects its technological culture by embracing the extra-terrestrial theory, while the Soviet Union, recalling its folklore, often reports sightings of giantlike creatures. Special effects model-makers and illustrators bring the sightings unnervingly to life with high-quality depictions of the scenes, while remarkable photographs taken by witnesses add to the bank of disturbingly accurate and weighty evidence. For enthusiasts and sceptics alike, the WORLD ATLAS OF UFO's defies disbelief and gives the final word on this fascinating subject.     

Author Name :John Spencer

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Venus

Describes Venus, including its history, its composition, and its role in the solar system.     

Author Name :Ruth Bjorklund

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The Sun

Describes the sun, including its history, its composition, and its role in the solar system.     

Author Name :George Capaccio

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saturn

This intriguing series takes at our universe and the planets, stars, etc. that are part of it.     

Author Name :Terry Allan Hicks

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Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology

Aimed at advanced undergraduates, this self-contained textbook covers the key ideas of special and general relativity together with their applications. The textbook introduces students to basic geometric concepts, such as metrics, connections and curvature, before examining general relativity in more detail. It shows the observational evidence supporting the theory, and the description general relativity provides of black holes and cosmological space-times. The textbook is in full colour, with numerous worked examples and exercises with solutions. Key points and equations are highlighted for easy identification, and each chapter ends with a summary list of important concepts and results. This textbook provides the essential background for an up-to-date discussion of modern observational cosmology. Each chapter builds on the previous one as concepts are developed, making it ideal for self-study.     

Author Name :Robert J. A. Lambourne

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Our Universe

Our Universe is a fascinating collection of articles covering extra-galactic astronomy and cosmology at the dawn of the 21st century. In highly personalized accounts, nine of the world's leading astrophysicists describe some of the most amazing phenomena and wonders of the Universe, the extraordinary achievements of modern astronomy, its techniques and state of knowledge, but also much more. This accessible, wonderfully illustrated book also reveals what drives these talented scientists, and how their careers and very lives have been shaped by a burning desire to understand our Universe.     

Author Name :Alan Stern

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Moore on Mercury

In his inimitable, easy-going style, Patrick Moore describes Mercury. He writes of the professional astronomers who have observed it over the centuries, amateur observations, and the past, present and future space missions to this extraordinary world. In doing so he has written the most up-to-date book about Mercury for amateur astronomers. Mercury is one of the more difficult objects for astronomers to observe because of its close proximity to the Sun. However, amateur astronomers can see the planet and its ever-changing phases all year, and sometimes watch it transit the Sun the next transit is in November 2006, followed by one in May 2016.     

Author Name :Patrick Moore

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Atlas of the Galilean Satellites

Complete color global maps and high-resolution mosaics of Jupiter's four large moons - Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto - are compiled for the first time in this important atlas. Featuring images taken from the recent Galileo mission, this atlas is a comprehensive mapping reference guide for researchers.     

Author Name :Paul Schenk

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Watch the Skies!

It's not your typical UFO book, though it is full of contactees, conspiracy plots, and cattle mutilations. With an in-depth, although skeptical scrutiny of the UFO phenomenon, Peebles doesn't address every case but tackles the most widely quoted incidents from Kenneth Arnold's sighting of flying disks in the '40s through the abduction trends of the early '90s. While the book is biased, Peebles' research is impeccable, and he brings to light facts which many pro-UFO authors tend to neglect.     

Author Name :Curtis Peebles

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The Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies

Unveiling the secrets of some of the best-observed galaxies, this atlas contains over 250 full-color images spanning the whole electromagnetic spectrum. It explains why we see stars, gas and dust through different radiation processes, and describes the instruments used. An accompanying website contains slide shows of the galaxies.     

Author Name :Glen Mackie

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The Dwarf Planet Pluto

Describes the dwarf planet Pluto, including its history, its composition, and its role in the solar system.     

Author Name :Kristi Lew

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Neptune

Describes Neptune, including its history, its composition, and its role in thesolar system.     

Author Name :Josepha Sherman

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Fundamental Astronomy 5th edition

As the title suggests, this book is about fundamental things that one might expect to remain fairly the same. Yet astronomy has evolved enormously over the last few years, and only a few chapters of this book have been left unmodified. Cosmology has especially changed very rapidly from speculations to an exact empirical science and this process was happening when we were working with the previous edition. Therefore it is understandable that many readers wanted us to expand the chapters on extragalactic and cosmological matters. We hope that the current edition is more in this direction. There are also many revisions and additions to the chapters on the Milky Way, galaxies, and cosmology.     

Author Name :H.Karttunen, P.Kroger, H.Oja, M.Poutanen, K.J.Donner

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Earth and the Moon

Describes Earth and its moon, including their history, their composition, and their roles in the solar system.     

Author Name :Terry Allan Hicks

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Everyday Quantum Reality

Most people have heard about quantum physics and its remarkable, well-nigh bizarre claims. And most people would assume that quantum reality describes a world quite different from ours. In this book, David A. Grandy shows that one can find quantum puzzles, or variations thereof, in the backyard of everyday experience. What disappears in transferring quantum theory to the everyday is the theory's mathematical formalism, but that need not imply a loss of analytic rigor. If quantum reality is truly as elemental and ubiquitous as many thinkers suggest, then alternative or complementary perspectives ought to be possible, and with the proliferation of such perspectives, a more fully rounded understanding of quantum reality -- and everyday reality -- might emerge. Everyday Quantum Reality is a step in that direction.     

Author Name :David A. Grandy

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Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology

The book includes such topical issues as the Gravity Probe B mission, interferometer detectors of gravitational waves, and the physics behind the angular power spectrum of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Written for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in (astro)physics, it is ideally suited for a lecture course and contains 140 exercises with extensive hints. The reader is assumed to be familiar with linear algebra and analysis, ordinary differential equations, special relativity, and basic thermal physics.     

Author Name :Peter Hoyng

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National Regulation of Space Activities

This book comprehensively addresses all aspects of national space laws and regulations governing the conduct of space activities in fifteen space-faring nations. This is the first book of its kind that contains a compilation of materials written from a neutral and objective perspective by the worlds leading space law experts selectively drawn from the fifteen countries whose laws and regulations are covered by the book. In order to provide the reader with a full understanding and appreciation of the various relevant national laws and regulations that govern space activities, this book explores the policies and rationales underlying the law, constitutional basis for the adoption of national space laws, some facts about national space activities in the respective countries, and as well, discusses the relevant principles and rules of international space law in order to bring to light the international context of the national laws described. Since the U.S. presently has the most developed and extensive regime of national space laws and regulations, six chapters of this book are devoted to a thorough examination of those laws and regulations. The unique feature of this compilation is that, apart from the description of applicable national laws and regulations on space activities that it provides, it also sets out the various procedures to be followed particularly by domestic and foreign private entities in order to achieve compliance with the numerous and varied national legal requirements concerning space activities. This work will be a valuable resource not only to students, researchers and academics in the fields of space law and regulation, but also to space industry executives, specialist lawyers, foreign ministries as well as international organizations, such as the United Nations.     

Author Name :Ram S. Jakhu

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Heliophysics

Heliophysics is a fast-developing scientific discipline that integrates studies of the Sun's variability, the surrounding heliosphere, and the environment and climate of planets. Over the past few centuries, our understanding of how the Sun drives space weather and climate on the Earth and other planets has advanced at an ever increasing rate. This volume, the last in a series of three heliophysics texts, focuses on long-term variability from the Sun's decade-long sunspot cycle and considers the evolution of the planetary system over ten billion years from a climatological perspective. Topics covered range from the dynamo action of stars and planets to processes in the Earth's troposphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere and their effects on planetary climate and habitability. Supplemented by online teaching materials, it can be used as a textbook for courses or as a foundational reference for researchers in fields from astrophysics and plasma physics to planetary and climate science.     

Author Name :Carolus J. Schrijver and George L. Siscoe

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Chemical Evolution and the Origin

The recent dramatic growth of research into the origins of life has led to the formation of a new, interdisciplinary branch of science Exo/Astrobiology, the ambitious goal of which is the study of the phenomenon of "life" in our universe. In this insightful overview for the interested layman, Rauchfuss reviews the manifold attempts of scientists to find answers to the question of "where" life comes from. After an historical introduction, he surveys the origin of the universe, the solar system, our Earth, meteorites and comets. Then he explains experiments and theories on chemical evolution, followed by treatments of proteins, peptides and their possible protoforms. Further chapters deal with important hypotheses and theories on biogenesis, for example inorganic systems, hydrothermal vents and the models proposed by key theorists. A discussion of basic theoretical questions, the chirality problem, and the search for the first traces of life follow, with details on the formation of the protocell. Finally the question of extraterrestrial life forms, both within and outside our solar system, concludes the book. Reporting on both successes and failures, Rauchfuss makes it clear that very many open questions and unsolved riddles are still awaiting answers, indeed many more than often admitted.     

Author Name :Horst Rauchfuss

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Short-Period Binary Stars

This book explores cataclysmic variables with and without strong, overpowering magnetic fields. Youll read about stars with densities ranging from that of the Sun to the degenerate matter of white dwarfs to the ultra-compact states of neutron stars and black holes. One of the objects examined and discussed is the Double Pulsar, highlighting what observations have told us about fundamental physics.     

Author Name :Eugene F. Milone, Denis A. Leahy, and David W. Hobill

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Satellite Orbits Models Methods and Applications

Satellite Orbits: Models, Methods, and Application would be a valuable addition to the library of any engineer or scientist interested in the practical aspects of orbit prediction and determination.     

Author Name :Oliver Montenbruck

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New Worlds in the Cosmos

With the discovery in 1995 of the first planet orbiting another star, we now realize that planets are not unique to our own Solar System. For centuries, humanity has wondered whether we are alone in the Universe. We are now finally one step closer to knowing the answer. The quest for exoplanets is an exciting one because it holds the possibility that one day we might find life elsewhere in the Universe, born in the light of another sun. Written from the perspective of one of the pioneers of this scientific adventure, this exciting account describes the development of the modern observing technique that has enabled astronomers to find so many planets orbiting around other stars. It reveals the wealth of new planets that have now been discovered outside our Solar System, and the meaning of this finding as it concerns other life in the Universe. Michel Mayor is Director of the Observatory of Geneva, Switzerland. In 1995, together with Didier Queloz, he discovered the first extrasolar planet (51 Peg b) around a main sequence star, and has discovered many more since. His work earned him the prestigious Balzan Prize in 2000, for Instrumentation and Techniques in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Pierre-Yves Frei is a science journalist with the Swiss newspaper, Lausanne Hebdo. In 1998 he was awarded the Media Prize of the Swiss Natural Sciences Academy for science popularization. Boud Roukema is the translator.     

Author Name :Michel Mayor

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Epic Moon

The Moon has always been one of the most obvious and in some ways the most enticing astronomical objects even from early times, it was Queen of the Night, and the naked eye sees more detail than even the largest telescopes reveal on Mars.As early as 1609 Galileos first telescope showed the Moon to be another world. The Moon has thus been the object of intense study not only since the 1960s but for at least the previous three and a half centuries. The eye arrived before the boot. By the same token, the first race to the Moon was not undertaken by American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts but by German and British selenographers in the nineteenth century, who mapped lunar detail so painstakingly that by 1878 the year Julius Schmidt of the Athens Observatorypublished his great Moon map and also the year that Congress organized the United States Geological Survey and assigned to it the task of making large-scale maps of the United States and its territories it could be said without exaggeration that the earthward hemisphere of the Moon had been depicted in greater detail and with more precision than many parts of the American West were depicted in existing maps of the time.     

Author Name :William Sheehan

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Electronic Imaging in Astronomy

The second edition of Electronic Imaging in Astronomy: Detectors and Instrumentation describes the remarkable developments that have taken place in astronomical detectors and instrumentation in recent years from the invention of the charge-coupled device (CCD) in 1970 to the current era of very large telescopes, such as the Keck 10-meter telescopes in Hawaii with their laser guide-star adaptive optics which rival the image quality of the Hubble Space Telescope.     

Author Name :Ian S. McLean

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A Companion to Astronomy and Astrophysics:

Astronomy and Astrophysics consists of two main parts, a Timeline and a Dictionary. The Timeline is a concise history, arranged chronologically, which provides the complete story of cosmic discovery from early Chinese and Greek astronomy to the latest findings of modern astrophysics and robotic spacecraft. It provides a sense of destination and flow in our growing awareness of the Universe. Each entry in the unfolding narrative is written in a concise, light and friendly style that will be appreciated by all, without being weighted down with incomprehensible specialized terms.     

Author Name :Kenneth R. Lang

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The Kaguya Lunar Atlas

In late 2007, the Japanese Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) placed the Kaguya/ Selene spacecraft in orbit around the Moon to probe the Moons surface and interior. But unlike previous lunar orbiters, Kaguya carries a high definition television camera (HDTV) sent beyond Earth orbit. Sponsored by the Japanese NHK TV network, the HDTV has amazed both scientists and the public with its magnificent views of the lunar surface. What makes these images so much more engaging than standard vertical view lunar photography is that they are taken looking obliquely along the flight path. Thus, they show the Moon as it would be seen by an astronaut looking through a porthole window while orbiting only 100 km above the lunar surface. This is the view we all would wish to have but are never likely to, except vicariously through the awe-inspiring Kaguya HDTV images. Each page features a HDTV image with a map of the entire Moon on the upper left showing where the image is located. On the upper right is a 100-150 word description. Seeing the Moon is not intended solely for lunar scientists who are striving to work out the mysteries of the Moons origin and evolution. Everyone can appreciate the natural beauty and be entranced by the view of the nearby world where humans may one day live.     

Author Name :Motomaro Shirao

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The Cosmic Keyhole:

In the last thirty years humans have probed the Universe, explored the Solar System and visited with spacecraft some of the most incredible places humans have ever laid eyes upon. We have expanded our knowledge slowly and surely, but still now only see a glimpse of the bigger picture. The Cosmic Keyhole explores the big discoveries of recent years and asks whats next? How prolific is life in the Universe? How far back to the Big Bang can we probe? And what hidden treasures still await us in the hidden corners of our Solar System?     

Author Name :Will Gater

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Double & Multiple Stars, and How to Observe Them

James Mullaney's bookDouble and Multiple Stars and How to Observe Themexceeds what anyone has done with this topic before--by a whole qualitative level or two. Mullaney is one of the world's most experienced observers of double stars and "deep-sky objects." His writing is always clear, accurate and enthusiastic and this book is no exception.Double and Multiple Stars, along with Mullaney's other writings on the topic, may end up almost singlehandedly winning over a new generation of observers to the joy of double-star observing.     

Author Name :James Mullaney

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Extreme Ultraviolet Astronomy

This book describes the development of astronomy in the Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) wavelength range, from the first rocket-based experiments in the late 1960s through to the latest satellite missions. It provides detailed material on the tools of EUV astronomy, dealing with the instrumentation, observational techniques, and modelling tools for the interpretation of data. Prospects for future EUV missions are discussed, and a catalog of known EUV sources is included.     

Author Name :Martin Barstow, Jay Holberg

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Subatomic Physics, 3rd edition

Subatomic Physics has continued to make rapid strides since the 2nd. Edition was published in 1991 (by Prentice-Hall). New particles have been found; the distributions of electric charge and magnetism within the proton have been found to be significantly different; neutrinos have been found to have masses and undergo oscillations, and the standard model needs to be accordingly modified; CP violation has been established to be compatible with the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix; chiral and effective field theories have been developed, lattice QCD has made enormous strides. Nuclear structure far from the region of stability has started to been studied, relativistic heavy ions have opened new doors and understanding, and astrophysics and cosmology have provided us with a much improved understanding of the world around us. Data has become much more precise. Although there is a perception that physics has changed from being a unified science to a series of subfields that ignore each other, here we find the opposite: in the last twenty years there has been much progress at the intersection between atomic, nuclear, particle, and astro physics.     

Author Name :Ernest M.Henley, Alejandro Garcia

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Plasma Physics

Plasma Physics is an authoritative and wide-ranging pedagogic study of the "fourth" state of matter. The constituents of the plasma state are influenced by electric and magnetic fields, and in turn also produce electric and magnetic fields. This fact leads to a rich array of properties of plasma described in this text. The author uses examples throughout, many taken from astrophysical phenomena, to explain concepts. In addition, problem sets at the end of each chapter will serve to reinforce key points. A basic knowledge of mathematics and physics is preferable to fully appreciate this text. This book provides the ideal introduction to this complex and fascinating field of research, balancing theoretical aspects with practical and preparing the graduate student for further study.     

Author Name :Peter Andrew Sturrock

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Molecular Physics

During the last few decades, molecular physics has gained increasing importance in physics, chemistry and biology. There are several reasons for this progress. The development of new experimental techniques with vastly improved sensitivity and spectral resolution has allowed detailed measurements of structure and dynamics even for large molecules in minute concentrations. This opens the way for studying chemical reactions and biological processes on a molecular level. Using ultrashort laser pulses, very fast dynamical processes in excited molecular states can be measured with a time resolution of a few femtoseconds. Examples are the dissociation of excited molecules, or the redistribution of the energy pumped into a selectively excited molecular state by photon absorption. This energy redistribution onto many vibronic states can be caused by collisions or by couplings between different molecular states, and it often results in a permanent change of molecular structure (isomerization). For the first time in the development of molecular physics, such ultrashort phenomena can be measured in realtime.     

Author Name :Wolfgang Demtroder

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Fluid Mechanics Second Edition

This is the most comprehensive introductory graduate or advanced undergraduate text in fluid mechanics available. It builds up from the fundamentals, often in a general way, to widespread applications, to technology and geophysics.New to this second edition are discussions on the universal dimensions similarity scaling for the laminar boundary layer equations and on the generalized vector field derivatives. In addition, new material on the generalized streamfunction treatment shows how streamfunction may be used in three-dimensional flows. Finally, a new Computational Fluid Dynamics chapter enables compulations of some simple flows and provides entry to more advanced literature.     

Author Name :L D Landau,E.M. Lifshitz

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Physics of the Life Sciences

Originally developed for the authors course at Union College, this text is directed at life science students who need to understand the connections of fundamental physics to modern biology and medicine. Almost all areas of modern life sciences integrally involve physics in both experimental techniques and in basic understanding of process and function. Each chapter has three types of learning aides for the student: open-ended questions, multiple-choice questions, and quantitative problems. In addition, there are a number of worked examples, averaging over five per chapter, and almost 450 photos and line drawings to illustrate concepts, many in full color. Physics of the Life Sciences is not a watered-down, algebra-based engineering physics book with sections on relevant biomedical topics added as an afterthought. The text fully integrates biology, biophysics and medical techniques into the presentation of modern physics, and was written with a thoroughgoing commitment to the needs and interests of life science students.     

Author Name :Jay Newman

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Cosmochemistry

Cosmochemistry provides critical insights into the workings of our local star and its companions throughout the galaxy, the origin and timing of our solar systems birth, and the complex reactions inside planetesimals and planets (including our own) as they evolve. Much of the database of cosmochemistry comes from laboratory analyses of elements and isotopes in our modest collections of extraterrestrial samples. A growing part of the cosmochemistry database is gleaned from remote sensing and in situ measurements by spacecraft instruments, which provide chemical analyses and geologic context for other planets, their moons, asteroids, and comets. Because the samples analyzed by cosmochemists are typically so small and valuable, or must be analyzed on bodies many millions of miles distant, this discipline leads in the development of new analytical technologies for use in the laboratory or flown on spacecraft missions. These technologies then spread to geochemistry and other fields where precise analyses of small samples are important.     

Author Name :Harry Y.McSween, Gary R.Huss

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Physics for Scientists & Engineers with Modern Physics

This book aims to explain physics in a readable and interesting manner that is accessible and clear, and to teach readers by anticipating their needs and difficulties without oversimplifying. Physics is a description of reality, and thus each topic begins with concrete observations and experiences that readers can directly relate to. We then move on to the generalizations and more formal treatment of the topic. Not only does this make the material more interesting and easier to understand, but it is closer to the way physics is actually practiced.     

Author Name :Douglas C. Giancoli

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Fundamentals of Physics, 9th Edition

Fundamentals of Physics 9th edition by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker. This is the binder ready version which allows you to only carry with you what you need. The binder ready version also makes it easier to copy pages if you so desire. It is a lot more convenient then carrying a large, heavy book everywhere.     

Author Name :David Halliday

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200 Puzzling Physics Problems

This text will strengthen a student's ability to apply the laws of physics to practical situations and problems that yield more easily to intuitive insight than to complex mathematics. These problems, chosen almost exclusively from classical (non-quantum) physics, are posed in accessible nontechnical language and require the student to select the right framework in which to analyze the situation. The book will be invaluable to undergraduates preparing for "general physics" papers. Some physics professors will even find the more difficult questions challenging. The mathematical prerequisites are minimal and do not go beyond elementary calculus. This intriguing book of physics problems will prove instructive, challenging and fun.     

Author Name :Peter Gnadig

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Three Steps to the Universe

This book takes a novel approach to explaining cosmology to the public. Most attempts give the gee whiz approach and state the findings as if they were set in stone. After all how could the reader understand even in a general sense how cosmological science has come to its findings? The authors have successfully answered this question. They explain how science of cosmology has worked and how we have built up our understanding of the universe by use of critical measurement and logic. I found myself taken through the facts and reasoning in a readable fashion. The discussions of star formation and the forces at work in the eventual collapse to neutron stars and black holes were very illuminating. In one sense this book is a primer on how science is done. What is known is described but the cosmological front lines between the known and unknown are also made clear in descriptions of dark energy and dark matter.     

Author Name :David Garfinkle, Richard Garfinkle

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Hegel's Dialectic

Contents:1 Hegel and the Dialectic of the Ancient Philosophers,2 Hegel's "Inverted World"3 Hegel's Dialectic of Self-consciousness,4 The Idea of Hegel's Logic,5 Hegel and Heidegger     

Author Name :Hans-Georg Gadamer

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The Sky at Night

For more than 50 years now Sir Patrick Moore has presented the BBC Television series Sky at Night; not a month has been missed a record for any television series, and a record which may never be broken. Every three years or so a book is published covering the main events in both astronomy and space research. This is the 13th volume, not only a record of the programmes but also of the great advances and discoveries during the period covered - eclipses, comets, and the strange chemical lakes of Titan, for instance, but also anniversaries such as the fifteenth birthday of the Hubble Space Telescope, and not forgetting the programme celebrating the Sky at Nights 50th year, attended by astronaut Piers Sellars and many others who appeared on the programme over the years. All the chapters are self-contained, and fully illustrated. In this new Sky at Night book you will find much to entertain you. It will appeal to amateurs and professionals alike.     

Author Name :Patrick Moore

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Setting-Up a Small Observatory

This is the book to tell the intermediate-level amateur astronomer what he needs to know about observatories. It draws on the authors practical experience and that of many other experienced amateur astronomers.     

Author Name :David Arditti

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Astronomers Anonymous

This collection of "typical" astronomy questions and hilarious answers, compiled from Ringwood's own experiences in the world of astronomy, has been written to entertain and amuse amateur (and professional) astronomers as well as armchair astronomers. In this parody of a typical "Lonely Hearts column", specifically for troubled astronomers, readers will easily recognize the difficulties they face and enjoy the laughs being directed at them and their science. There is also plenty of background material provided to make the book accessible to non-astronomers, as a humorous and informative work about (mostly amateur) astronomy.     

Author Name :Steve Ringwood

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Water in the Universe

The book is intended for the reader interested in astrophysics, astrobiology and science in general. It provides an overview but since more than 350 papers are cited, the reader who wants to go deeper can use these references. It can also be used as a textbook on several topics related to astrobiology     

Author Name :Arnold Hanslmeier

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How to Photograph the Moon and Planets with your Digital Camera

This book is intended for the great number of amateur astronomers who wish to pursue the hobby of astro photography but find it a daunting prospect to plough through books and/or otherwise gain information to translate such desires into the production of quality pictures.     

Author Name :Tony Buick

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Galaxies and their Masks

Various kinds of masks obscure our view of our galaxy, the Milky Way, as well as of other galaxies. Masks of interstellar dust affect our measurements within galaxies, on scales ranging from individual supernovae to the galaxies themselves. The "mass mask" (our inability to image mass rather than light) gives astronomers a very incomplete picture of the size and structure of galaxies themselves, because we cannot image the dark matter which provides most of the galactic mass. Another mass is the "dynamical mask": as galaxies form, much dynamical information is lost in the birthing process.     

Author Name :David L. Block, Kenneth C. Freeman, Ivanio Puerari

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Care of Astronomical Telescopes and Accessories

Internationally known amateur author Pepin has produced a useful manual for both the beginning and experienced telescope user and/or maker. His descriptions are so clear that they should be mandatory reading for anyone thinking of purchasing a new or used telescope. Practical hints for many aspects are detailed and clear. The book is profusely illustrated with drawings and images. Several appendixes add to its value. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers; professionals.     

Author Name :M. Barlow Pepin

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Starlight

Astronomer Robinson undertook the daunting task of exploring the concepts underlying the physical conditions in stars with words rather than in equations so that amateur astronomers might gain a deeper appreciation of these familiar and fascinating objects. The author does a particularly good job describing the magnitude (brightness) and colors of stars. Starlight is a lucid presentation of complex physical principles which will be richly rewarding to serious readers. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division under graduates and general readers.     

Author Name :Keith Robinson

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Rockets Mice and Men

Meet a white mouse that was a pioneer of the space program and learn the little know story of the contribution that a group of rocket enthusiasts made to space research. This is the story of a dream and how the dream was realised at the Kennedy Space Centre together with details of the Apollo space program and how it managed to land men on the Moon and bring them home safely.     

Author Name :Brian Lawrenson

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Astronomy with a Home Computer

Here is a one-volume guide to just about everything computer-related for amateur astronomers! Today's amateur astronomy is inextricably linked to personal computers. Computer-controlled "go-to" telescopes are inexpensive. CCD and webcam imaging make intensive use of the technology for capturing and processing images. Planetarium software provides information and an easy interface for telescopes. The Internet offers links to other astronomers, information, and software. The list goes on and on. Find out here how to choose the best planetarium program: are commercial versions really better than freeware? Learn how to optimise a go-to telescope, or connect it to a lap-top. Discover how to choose the best webcam and use it with your telescope. Create a mosaic of the Moon, or high-resolution images of the planets... Astronomy with a Home Computer is designed for every amateur astronomer who owns a home computer, whether it is running Microsoft Windows, Mac O/S or Linux. It doesn't matter what kind of telescope you own either - a small refractor is just as useful as a big "go-to" SCT for most of the projects in this book.     

Author Name :Neale Monks

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Astronomy of the Milky Way

Inglis has taken on a big task. He rightly states that you could spend an entire career observing the Milky Way. These books could only have been successfully written by someone who is familiar with the subject. Inglis succeeds very well. This is a super duo of books - a well written observational reference work, recommended for all observers.     

Author Name :Mike Inglis

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Generalized Boltzmann Physical Kinetics

The most important result obtained by Prof. B. Alexeev and reflected in the book is connected with new theory of transport processes in gases, plasma and liquids. It was shown by Prof. B. Alexeev that well-known Boltzmann equation, which is the basement of the classical kinetic theory, is wrong in the definite sense. Namely in the Boltzmann equation should be introduced the additional terms which generally speaking are of the same order of value as classical ones. It leads to dramatic changing in transport theory. The coincidence of experimental and theoretical data became much better. Particularly it leads to the strict theory of turbulence and possibility to calculate the turbulent flows from the first principles of physics. Boltzmann equation (BE) is valid only for particles, which can be considered as material points,generalized Boltzmann equation (GBE) removes this restriction. GBE contains additional terms in comparison with BE, which cannot be omitted. GBE leads to strict theory of turbulence. GBE gives all micro-scale turbulent fluctuations in tabulated closed analytical form for all flows. GBE leads to generalization of electro-dynamic Maxwell equations. GBE gives new generalized hydrodynamic equations (GHE) more effective than classic Navier -Stokes equations. GBE can be applied for description of flows for intermediate diapason of Knudsen numbers. Asymptotical solutions of GBE remove contradictions in the theory of Landau damping in plasma     

Author Name :Boris V. Alexeev

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Handbook of Biochemical Kinetics

The biotic world is doubtlessly the best known example of what Nobelist Murray Gell-Mann has termed "complex adaptive systems" a name given to those systems possessing the innate capacity to learn and evolve by utilizing acquired information. Those familiar with living systems cannot but marvel at each cells ability to grow, to sense, to communicate, to cooperate, to move, to proliferate, to die and, even then, to yield opportunity to succeeding cells. If we dare speak of vitalism, especially as the new millennium is eager to dawn, we only do so to recognize that homeostatic mechanisms endow cells with such remarkable resilience that early investigators mistook homeostasis as a persuasive indication that life is self-determining and beyond the laws of chemistry and physics.     

Author Name :Daniel L.Purich, R.Donald Allison

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Quantum Kinetics in Transport and Optics of Semiconductors, 2 Edition

Nanoscale miniaturization and femtosecond laser-pulse spectroscopy require a quantum mechanical description of the carrier kinetics that goes beyond the conventional Boltzmann theory. On these extremely short length and time scales the electrons behave like partially coherent waves. This monograph deals with quantum kinetics for transport in low-dimensional microstructures and for ultra-short laser pulse spectroscopy. The nonequilibrium Green function theory is described and used for the derivation of the quantum kinetic equations. Numerical methods for the solution of the retarded quantum kinetic equations are discussed and results are presented for high-field transport and for mesoscopic transport phenomena. Quantum beats, polarization decay, and non-Markovian behaviour are treated for femtosecond spectroscopy on a microscopic basis.Since the publishing of the first edition in 1996 the nonequilibrium Green function technique has been applied to a large number of new research topics, and the revised edition introduces the reader to some of these areas, such as molecular electronics, noise calculations, build-up of screening and polaron correlations, and non-Markovian relaxation, among others. Connection to recent experiments is made, and it is emphasized how the quantum kinetic theory is essential in their interpretation.     

Author Name :Hartmut Haug, Antti-Pekka Jauho

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The Physics of Waves

The first complete introduction to waves and wave phenomena by a renowned theorist. Covers damping, forced oscillations and resonance; normal modes; symmetries; traveling waves; signals and Fourier analysis; polarization; diffraction.     

Author Name :Howard Georgi

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What is Motion

This book was being written over more than thirty years. The author has made an effort to create the universal theory of motion meeting the requirements of natural science that continuously grow. A reader is supposed to have sufficient knowledge of general problems of modern physics to comprehensively read this theoretical study. However, anyone reading this book will undoubtedly feel reverence for the greatness and beauty of the Universe, the Lord predestined all of us to live in.     

Author Name :Boris Dmitriev

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The splash of a drop

The splash of a drop is a transaction which is accomplished in the twinkling of an eye, and it may seem to some what a man who proposes to discourse on the matter for an hour must have lost all sense or proportion ...     

Author Name :Worthington, A. M.

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Quantum Magnetism

This book is based on some of the lectures during the Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics (PITP) summer school on Quantum Magnetism, held during June 2006 in Les Houches, in the French Alps. The school was funded jointly by NATO, the CNRS, and PITP, and entirely organized by PITP.     

Author Name :B. Barbara, Y. Imry, G. Sawatzky, P.C.E. Stamp

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Star Clusters

Star clusters are some of the most beautiful objects in the night sky and are prime targets for observational astronomers as well as astrophotographers. Using some of the newer technologies and larger and more powerful telescopes available today to amateur astronomers, many more of these dazzling groupings of stars can now be located and viewed throughout the year. In this field guide that will help you to decide what to look for and where to look for it, as well as what equipment to use, you will find what you need, whether you are a beginner in the field or an experienced observer. So on the next clear night, take your book and your binoculars or telescope and maybe your camera outside and see what new wonders can be revealed to you. You wont be disappointed!     

Author Name :Charles A. Cardona III

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Physical Foundations of Cosmology

Inflationary cosmology has been developed over the last twenty years to remedy serious shortcomings in the standard hot big bang model of the universe. Taking an original approach, this textbook explains the basis of modern cosmology and shows where the theoretical results come from. The book is divided into two parts; the first deals with the homogeneous and isotropic model of the Universe, the second part discusses how inhomogeneities can explain its structure. Established material such as the inflation and quantum cosmological perturbation are presented in great detail.     

Author Name :Viatcheslav Mukhanov

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Physics of the Universe

This book presents a new approach to the subject of cosmology. It fully exploits Einstein's theory of general relativity. It is found that the most general formal expression of the theory replaces the (10-component) tensor formalism with a (16-component) quaternion formalism. This leads to a unified field theory, where one field incorporates gravitation and electromagnetism. The theory predicts an oscillating universe cosmology with a spiral configuration. Dark matter is explained in terms of a sea of particle antiparticle pairs, each in a particular (derived) ground state. This leads to an explanation for the separation between matter and antimatter in the universe. There is a brief discussion of black holes and pulsars. The final chapter delves into philosophical considerations such as the different types of truth , positivism versus realism and a discussion of the role of the Mach principle in physics and cosmology.     

Author Name :Mendel Sachs

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Mars

The manned mission is seen as a first step towards a Mars surface exploration base-station and, later, establishing permanent settlement. The location and use of Marss natural resources is vital to enable cost-effective long-duration human exploration and exploitation missions as well as subsequent human colonization. Planet resources include various crust-lodged materials, a low-pressure natural atmosphere, assorted forms of utilizable energy, lower gravity than Earths, and ground placement advantages relative to human operability and living standards. Power resources may include using solar and wind energy, importation of nuclear reactors and the harvesting of geothermal potential.In fact, a new branch of human civilization could be established permanently on Mars in the next century. But, meantime, an inventory and proper social assessment of Marss prospective energy and material resources is required. This book investigates the possibilities and limitations of various systems supplying manned bases on Mars with energy and other vital resources. The book collects together recent proposals and innovative options and solutions. It is a useful source of condensed information for specialists involved in current and impending Mars-related activities and a good starting point for young researchers.     

Author Name :Viorel Badescu

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Astrobiology

Astrobiology -- the study of the intimate relationship between life and the cosmos -- is a fast-growing field that touches on aspects of cosmology, astrophysics, and chemistry. In the first scholarly overview of this dynamic field, biochemists Kevin W. Plaxco and Michael Gross tell the story of life from the Big Bang to the present.     

Author Name :Kevin W. Plaxco, Michael Gross

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Fitness of the Cosmos for Life

This highly interdisciplinary book highlights many of the ways in which chemistry plays a crucial role in making life an evolutionary possibility in the universe. Cosmologists and particle physicists have often explored how the observed laws and constants of nature lie within a narrow range that allows complexity and life to evolve and adapt. Here, these anthropic considerations are diversified in a host of new ways to identify the most sensitive features of biochemistry and astrobiology. Celebrating the classic 1913 work of Lawrence J. Henderson, The Fitness of the Environment for Life, this book looks at the delicate balance between chemistry and the ambient conditions in the universe that permit complex chemical networks and structures to exist. It will appeal to a broad range of scientists, academics, and others interested in the origin and existence of life in our universe.     

Author Name :John Barrow, Simon Conway Morris, Stephen Freeland,Charles L. Harper, Jr

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Quantum Phenomena

With the miniaturization of solid-state devices, quantum-mechanical principles are playing an increasingly important role in our understanding of device physics. It is difficult to acquire the necessary background within an electrical engineering curriculum. At Purdue, we have recently developed a course specifically for electrical engineering graduate students familiar with semiconductor fundamentals at the level of Vol. VI of this Modular Series, with engineering electromagnetics, and with linear algebra, but having no significant acquaintance with either quantum mechanics or statistical mechanics. The purpose of the course is to introduce the relevant concepts of quantum mechanics and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics as concisely as possible using device-related examples. This book is based on the lecture notes developed by the author for this course.     

Author Name :Supriyo Datta

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Quantum Interacting Particle Systems

Presents a conjecture that, by coupling a quantum spin system in finite volume to a quantum field via a suitable interaction, applying the stochastic golden rule and taking the thermodynamic limit, one may obtain a class of quantum flows.     

Author Name :Franco Fagnola, L. Accardi

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Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students

From classical mechanics to spaceflight, this is the only orbital mechanics book students need.     

Author Name :Howard Curtis

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Deep Impact as a World Observatory Event

Deep Impact space mission, comet 9P/Tempel1 has been at the focus of an unprecedented worldwide long-term multi-wavelength observation campaign. The comet was also studied throughout its perihelion passage by various sources including the Deep Impact mission itself, the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer, Rosetta, XMM and all major ground-based observatories in a wavelength band from cm-wave radio astronomy to x-rays. This book includes the proceedings of a meeting that brought together an audience of theoreticians and observers - across the electromagnetic spectrum and from different sites and projects - to make full use of the massive ground-based observing data set. The coherent presentation of all data sets illustrates and examines the various observational constraints on modelling the cometary nucleus, cometary gas, cometary plasma, cometary dust, and the comet's surface and its activity.     

Author Name :H.U. Kaufl, Chris Sterken

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Cosmology

This book is unique in the detailed, self-contained, and comprehensive treatment that it gives to the ideas and formulas that are used and tested in modern cosmological research. It divides into two parts, each of which provides enough material for a one-semester graduate course. The first part deals chiefly with the isotropic and homogeneous average universe; the second part concentrates on the departures from the average universe. Throughout the book the author presents detailed analytic calculations of cosmological phenomena, rather than just report results obtained elsewhere by numerical computation. The book is up to date, and gives detailed accounts of topics such as recombination, microwave background polarization, leptogenesis, gravitational lensing, structure formation, and multifield inflation, that are usually treated superficially if at all in treatises on cosmology. Copious references to current research literature are supplied. Appendices include a brief introduction to general relativity, and a detailed derivation of the Boltzmann equation for photons and neutrinos used in calculations of cosmological evolution. Also provided is an assortment of problems.     

Author Name :Steven Weinberg

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Water on Mars and Life

This series aims to report new developments in research and teaching in the interdisciplinary fields of astrobiology and biogeophysics. This encompasses all aspects of research into the origins of life from the creation of matter to the emergence of complex life forms and the study of both structure and evolution of planetary ecosystems under a given set of astro- and geophysical parameters. The methods considered can be of theoretical, computational, experimental and observational nature. Preference will be given to proposals where the manuscript puts particular emphasis on the overall readability in view of the broad.     

Author Name :Tetsuya Tokano

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Universe or Multiverse

Recent developments in cosmology and particle physics, such as the string landscape picture, have led to the remarkable realization that our universe - rather than being unique - could be just one of many universes. The multiverse proposal helps to explain the origin of the universe and some of its observational features. Since the physical constants can be different in other universes, the fine-tunings which appear necessary for the emergence of life may also be explained. Nevertheless, many physicists remain uncomfortable with the multiverse proposal, since it is highly speculative and perhaps untestable. In this volume, a number of active and eminent researchers in the field - mainly cosmologists and particle physicists but also some philosophers - address these issues and describe recent developments. The articles represent the full spectrum of views, providing for the first time an overview of the subject. They are written at different academic levels, engaging lay-readers and researchers alike.     

Author Name :Cambridge University Press

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Planets in Binary Star Systems

The first half of the book focuses on the observational evidence for the birthplace of planets in binary systems, and techniques of detecting planets in and around dual-stars. The second half discusses the status of theoretical research on the formation of planets in binaries, from planetesimals, to planetary embryos, and eventually to giant and terrestrial planets. The last chapter presents a complete review of the dynamics of planets in binary star systems and the possibility of habitable planet formation in these environments.     

Author Name :Nader Haghighipour

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Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA

Dark Mission is proof of the secret history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the astonishing, seminal discoveries it has repeatedly suppressed for decades.     

Author Name :Richard C. Hoagland, Mike Bara

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