Astrophysical Formulae (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, 1999 - 436 pages
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Contents

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IV
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VII
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VIII
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IX
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXIV
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XXV
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XXVI
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
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XLIV
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XLV
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XLVI
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XLVIII
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XLIX
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Page xix - A luminous star, of the same density as the Earth, and whose diameter should be two hundred and fifty times larger than that of the Sun, would not, in consequence of its attraction, allow any of its rays to arrive at us; it is therefore possible that the largest luminous bodies in the universe, may, through this cause, be invisible.
Page xix - According to the Principle of Relativity," he said, "the laws of physical phenomena must be the same for a 'fixed' observer as for an observer who has a uniform motion of translation relative to him : so that we have not, and cannot possibly have, any means of discerning whether we are, or are not, carried along in such a motion.
Page xix - I shall adduce will render this so obvious that there can hardly remain a doubt of the general motion of all the starry systems, and, consequently, of the solar one among the rest.

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