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Theoretical Astrophysics: An Introduction

Matthias Bartelmann - 2013 - Science - No preview available
A concise yet comprehensive introduction to the central theoretical concepts of modern astrophysics, presenting hydrodynamics, radiation, and stellar dynamics all in one textbook. Adopting a modular structure, the author illustrates a small ...
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Signatures of Life: Science Searches the Universe

Edward Ashpole - 2013 - Science - No preview available
For 50 years, astronomers in SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) have scanned the universe for intelligent signals, but with no success. In this intriguing book, Ashpole explains the probable reasons for this and discusses other ...
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Bayesian Theory and Applications

Paul Damien, Petros Dellaportas, Nicholas G. Polson, David A. Stephens - 2013 - Mathematics - Limited preview
No phenomenon in any aspect of human enterprise is known with certainty. Probability and Statistics help us quantify uncertainty and lead to better decisions that, hopefully, enhance life. The impact of the ideas in this book has already ...
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The Cosmic-Chemical Bond: Chemistry from the Big Bang to Planet Formation

David Arnold Williams, T. W. Hartquist - 2013 - Science - Limited preview
Introducing astrochemistry to a wide audience, this book describes how molecules formed in chemical reactions occur in a range of environments in interstellar and circumstellar space, from shortly after the Big Bang up to the present epoch ...
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Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define Our Universe

James D. Stein - 2013 - Science - Limited preview
In Cosmic Numbers, mathematics professor James Stein traces the discovery, evolution, and interrelationships of the great numbers that define our world. Some numbers, like the speed of light and absolute zero, are well known to the general public ...
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Nicolas-Louis De La Caille, Astronomer and Geodesist

Ian Stewart Glass - 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
This is the first comprehensive biography of one of the greatest and most careful observational astronomers of all time. He mapped the southern sky and named many of the constellations. In addition, he contributed to geodesy, navigation, and ...
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The New York Times Book of Physics and Astronomy: More Than 100 Years of ...

Cornelia Dean - 2013 - Science - No preview available
A treasury of 125 archival articles covers more than a century of scientific breakthroughs, setbacks and mysteries and includes pieces by Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, includes Malcolm W. Browne on antimatter, James Glanz on string theory and ...
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Astrophysics Through Computation: With Mathematica® Support

Brian Koberlein, David Meisel - 2013 - Computers - Limited preview
This new astrophysics text integrates analytical and computational methods to explore a broad range of topics in astrophysics.
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Rotating Relativistic Stars

John L. Friedman, Nikolaos Stergioulas - 2013 - Science - Limited preview
The masses of neutron stars are limited by an instability to gravitational collapse, and an instability driven by gravitational waves limits their spin. Their oscillations are relevant to x-ray observations of accreting binaries and to ...
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Weird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own

David Toomey - 2013 - Science - Limited preview
Introduces unusual life-forms and the scientists who search for them and traces the discoveries of unfamiliar life forms in extreme areas of the solar system.
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