By Galileo Galilei
Not merely does the ebook show the genius of 1 of the makers of our civilization, however it additionally offers, for the historian of technology, huge information regarding Renaissance misapprehensions that Galileo refuted.
By Galileo Galilei
By Peter Duffett-Smith, Jonathan Zwart
Now in its fourth version, this very hot booklet is perfect if you happen to desire to clear up numerous sensible and leisure difficulties in astronomy utilizing a systematic calculator or spreadsheet. up to date and prolonged, this re-creation indicates you the way to exploit spreadsheets to foretell, with better accuracy, sun and lunar eclipses, the positions of the planets, and the days of dawn and sundown. compatible for all over the world use, this guide covers orbits, differences and basic celestial phenomena, and is vital for a person eager to make astronomical calculations for themselves. With transparent, easy-to-follow directions to be used with a pocket calculator, proven along labored examples, it may be loved through a person drawn to astronomy, and may be a great tool for software program writers and scholars learning introductory astronomy. High-precision spreadsheet tools for better accuracy can be found at www.cambridge.org/practicalastronomy
By Athena Coustenis
Titan: Exploring an Earthlike global offers the main accomplished description in booklet type of what's at present identified approximately Titan, the biggest satellite tv for pc of the planet Saturn and arguably the main interesting and mysterious international within the sun approach. as a result of its resemblance to our personal planet, Titan is usually defined as a frozen primitive Earth and is for this reason of vast curiosity to scientists and proficient laypersons from a variety of backgrounds. The publication goals to cater to all of those through the use of nontechnical language anyplace attainable, whereas preserving a excessive average of medical rigor.
The booklet is a completely revised and generally up-to-date version of Titan: The Earthlike Moon, which was once released in 1999, sooner than the Cassini and Huygens missions arrived to orbit Saturn and land on Titan. As investigators on those missions, the authors use the most recent effects to give the newest revelations and most modern surprises approximately an exhilarating new international.
Contents: The Voyager Missions to Titan; Observations of Titan from the Earth; Cassini-Huygens: Orbiting Saturn and touchdown on Titan; Titan's surroundings and weather; Chemistry and Composition; Clouds and Hazes; Atmospheric Dynamics and Meteorology; the skin and inside of Titan; Titan's foundation and Evolution within the sun procedure; past Cassini/Huygens: the longer term Exploration of Titan.
By Jean-Philippe Uzan, Benedicte Leclercq
By Sven Piper
Die Erforschung des Weltalls und die Suche nach anderen Planeten entwickeln sich in den letzten Jahren rasant. Trotz begrenzter technischer Möglichkeiten wurden schon über 450 extrasolare Planeten entdeckt. Diese Einführung in die Forschung gibt detaillierte Einblicke in die Methodik, Missionen und Ergebnisse der Thematik sowie einen Ausblick auf zukünftige Fortschritte, wie die Entdeckung erdähnlicher Planeten binnen weniger als einem Jahrzehnt. Weltführende Experten kommentieren allgemeinverständlich und fundiert die Entwicklungen. Für die zweite Auflage hat der Autor einige Teile des Buches erweitert und überarbeitet sowie aktualisiert.
This booklet comprises the multiplied lecture notes of the thirty second Saas-Fee complicated direction. the 3 contributions current the valuable issues in smooth learn at the chilly universe, starting from chilly items at huge distances to the physics of dirt in chilly clouds.
By Donald Rapp
In "Human Missions to Mars' Donald Rapp seems to be at human missions to Mars from an engineering point of view. He starts off through describing the professionals and cons of robot exploration as opposed to human exploration after which examines the guidelines for sending people to Mars from the perspective of either the fanatic and the skeptic. bankruptcy 2 describes how area missions are deliberate and the way they are completed as a series of separate steps. bankruptcy three offers with the advanced concerns with regards to the outward trip to Mars and the go back leg. the writer bargains with propulsion structures and with the research of many of the trajectories that may be applied for this type of venture. He divides project right into a variety of phases: Earth's floor to low-Earth orbit (LEO); departing from LEO; Mars orbit insertion and touchdown; ascent from Mars; trans-Earth injection from Mars orbit and Earth orbit insertion and touchdown. bankruptcy four discusses a variety of parts serious to a human Mars undertaking, together with existence help consumables, radiation results and defensive, microgravity results, abort techniques and project safeguard, attainable habitats at the Martian floor and aero assisted orbit insertion and access good and landing.For any human challenge to the crimson Planet the potential usage of any assets indigenous to Mars will be of serious price and such chances are mentioned in bankruptcy five. using indigenous assets at the Moon is defined as a precursor to the supply of comparable assets on Mars and matters reminiscent of fuelling Mars-bound craft from lunar assets, using lunar ferries, staging, meeting and refueling in near-Earth area are all mentioned. The importantapplications bobbing up from the transportation of hydrogen to Mars also are defined. bankruptcy 6 bargains with a number of earlier Mars venture experiences and the applied sciences they hired. bankruptcy 7 appears as how NASA is making plans for its go back to the Moon, and using the Moon as a stepping stone to Mars. bankruptcy eight offers the author's exact research of why, in his opinion, the present NASA method will fail to ship people to Mars sooner than 2080. The e-book concludes with 3 appendices describing using solar power at the Moon and on Mars and the worth of indigenous water on Mars.
By Wil Tirion
This all-purpose superstar atlas is the 1st of its style dedicated to watching the Herschel items with binoculars and telescopes. It screens over 2500 of the main visually appealing big name clusters, nebulae and galaxies that have been found through Sir William, Caroline and Sir John Herschel. protecting the full sky from the North to the South Celestial Pole, and displaying all 88 constellations, it's also a normal sky atlas exhibiting variable, double and a number of stars, and the Milky method. Written by way of skilled observer James Mullaney and illustrated via well known celestial cartographer Wil Tirion, it is a fabulous 'celestial roadmap' to a couple of the best deep-sky showpieces. Spiral certain and published in red-light pleasant shades to be used at a telescope, with color-coded symbols for simple attractiveness and identity, this can be a must-have staring at reference for all novice observers. extra assets, together with a objective record ordered via Herschel designation, can be found to obtain from www.cambridge.org/9780521138178.
By Michele Cini
Le idee e le tecniche della Fisica Teorica del XX secolo (meccanica analitica, meccanica statistica, relativit? e meccanica quantistica non relativistica) non sono pi? appannaggio esclusivo dei fisici. Ormai, specialmente con l. a. recente introduzione di nuovi corsi di laurea, le conoscenze di base rientrano nel bagaglio culturale comune ai laureati in materie scientifiche e tecnologiche affini alla Fisica e alle sue applicazioni. los angeles trattazione in questo libro, ? meno formale rispetto ai tradizionali corsi di Istituzioni di Fisica Teorica. Lo scopo ? comunque quello di raggiungere una reale comprensione dei concetti fisici e una capacit? di risolvere autonomamente problemi. Lo stile ? discorsivo, con abbondanza di esempi, l’esposizione di tutti i passaggi importanti ? dettagliata, rispondendo in anticipo a tutte le domande che solitamente pongono gli allievi. L’autore ha dato spazio a sviluppi recenti e interessanti, come il microscopio a tunnel e l. a. criptografia quantistica. Ha cercato di spiegare sempre le motivazioni delle manipolazioni matematiche, e il significato fisico di tutte le grandezze misurabili. Soprattutto, ha sottolineato gli aspetti che fanno della Fisica Teorica una scienza piena di risvolti pratici e insieme una avventura intellettuale particolarmente affascinante.