An Introduction to Modern Galactic Astrophysics and Cosmology

Author: Bradley W. Carroll
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
ISBN: 0805303472
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Science

This introductory textbook for undergraduate courses in galactic astrophysics and cosmology was developed as a more compact and focused alternative to its parent volume, An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics. Aimed at astronomy and physics majors, it offers thorough coverage of galactic structure and evolution, active galaxies, cosmology, and the

An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781467290562
Release Date: 2016-10-16
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Models for Physics of the Very Small and Very Large

Author: Thomas J. Buckholtz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789462391666
Release Date: 2016-05-20
Genre: Science

This monograph tackles three challenges. First, show a mathematics-based meta-model that matches known elementary particles. Second, apply models, based on the meta-model, to match other known physics data. Third, predict future physics data. The math features solutions to isotropic pairs of isotropic quantum harmonic oscillators. This monograph matches some solutions to known elementary particles. Matched properties include spin, types of interactions in which the particles partake, and (for elementary bosons) approximate masses. Other solutions point to possible elementary particles. This monograph applies the models and the extended particle list. Results narrow gaps between physics data and theory. Results pertain to elementary particles, astrophysics, and cosmology. For example, this monograph predicts properties for beyond-the-Standard-Model elementary particles, proposes descriptions of dark matter and dark energy, provides new relationships between known physics constants (including masses of some elementary particles), includes theory that dovetails with the ratio of dark matter to ordinary matter, includes math that dovetails with the number of elementary-fermion generations, suggests forces that govern the rate of expansion of the universe, and suggests additions to and details for the cosmology timeline.

The Physical Universe

Author: Frank H. Shu
Publisher: University Science Books
ISBN: 0935702059
Release Date: 1982-01
Genre: Science

This is a truly astonishing book, invaluable for anyone with an interest in astronomy. Physics Bulletin Just the thing for a first year university science course. Nature This is a beautiful book in both concept and execution. Sky & Telescope

QED

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 9783492959865
Release Date: 2012-10-19
Genre: Science

Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) erhielt 1965 für seine Beiträge zur Quantenelektrodynamik (QED) den Nobelpreis für Physik. Seine spektakulären Arbeiten zur »Theorie des Lichts und der Materie« erklärt der »brillanteste, respektloseste und einflussreichste theoretische Physiker der Nachkriegszeit« (The New York Times) hier auch für Nichtphysiker.

Developing Basic Space Science World Wide

Author: Willem Wamsteker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402025198
Release Date: 2007-05-08
Genre: Science

? J. Andersen Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy Physics and Geophysics Astronomical Observatory Copenhagen [email protected] The development of astronomy worldwide begins at the roots: Already from childhood, humans of all nations and civilizations seem to share an innate fascination with the sky. Yet, people in different regions of the world have vastly different possibilities for pursuing this interest. In wealthy, industrialised societies the way is open to a school or higher education in science, possibly leading to a career in astronomy or basic or applied space science for the benefit of the country as well as the individual. In other regions, neither the financial nor the trained human resources are sufficient to offer that avenue to the future of the young generation, or those intellectual resources to the development of their country. This book addresses ways and means by which these obstacles can be, if not fully overcome, then at least significantly reduced.

Astronomie f r Dummies

Author: Stephen P. Maran
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527687459
Release Date: 2015-03-25
Genre: Science

Finden auch Sie die Weiten des Kosmos faszinierend und fragen sich, wie Wissenschaftler so viel ?ber Objekte in unerreichbarer Ferne wissen k?nnen? "Astronomie f?r Dummies" bringt Ihnen die Weiten des Universums n?her: Erkunden Sie unser Sonnensystem, ferne Galaxien und die Milchstra?e. Lesen Sie wie in einem Krimi von schwarzen L?chern, dem Asteroideng?rtel und der Entstehung des Universums. Au?erdem gibt Stephen Maran viele Tipps zur richtigen Ausr?stung eines Astronomen. So k?nnen Sie schon bald selbst nach den Sternen greifen.

Seminars of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications

Author:
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211009081
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Artificial satellites in remote sensing

This publication consists of eight selected papers from the workshop of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications held in 2002. The workshop brought together professionals from developed and developing countries, allowing for an exchange of information in several space-related fields. Topics discussed include: telecommunications, remote sensing and satellite applications, global environment and land resources management, and international space regulations. The papers discuss a variety of science policy issues including the subject of astrophysics for university physics courses.

Concepts in Thermal Physics

Author: Stephen Blundell
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199562091
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Science

This text provides a modern introduction to the main principles of thermal physics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The key concepts are presented and new ideas are illustrated with worked examples as well as description of the historical background to their discovery.

The International Handbook of Space Technology

Author: Malcolm Macdonald
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642411014
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This comprehensive handbook provides an overview of space technology and a holistic understanding of the system-of-systems that is a modern spacecraft. With a foreword by Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, and contributions from globally leading agency experts from NASA, ESA, JAXA, and CNES, as well as European and North American academics and industrialists, this handbook, as well as giving an interdisciplinary overview, offers, through individual self-contained chapters, more detailed understanding of specific fields, ranging through: · Launch systems, structures, power, thermal, communications, propulsion, and software, to · entry, descent and landing, ground segment, robotics, and data systems, to · technology management, legal and regulatory issues, and project management. This handbook is an equally invaluable asset to those on a career path towards the space industry as it is to those already within the industry.

Einf hrung in Astronomie und Astrophysik

Author: Arnold Hanslmeier
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642377006
Release Date: 2013-12-02
Genre: Science

Astronomie und Astrophysik sind älteste und modernste Wissenschaft in einem – sie vereinigen Beobachtungstradition und zugleich modernste Technik und Beobachtungsmethoden. Dieses Einführungslehrbuch erscheint bereits in der dritten Auflage und das sich Astrophysik sehr rasch weiterentwickelt wurden alle Kapiteln erweitert und ergänzt. Ein weiteres Kapitel, Astrobiologie, ein sehr aktuelles Forschungsgebiet, wurde hinzugefügt. Das Buch ist für Physik- und Astronomiestudierende (Lehramt, Diplom) gedacht, aber auch für ernsthaft an Naturwissenschaften interessierte Personen mit entsprechendem mathematisch/physikalischem Basiswissen. Das Grundwissen über theoretische und praktische Methoden, Fakten über die faszinierenden Objekte wie supermassive Schwarze Löcher in Galaxienkernen, Simulation von Sternen am Computer, aber auch klassische Astronomie wird kompakt vermittelt, und die Aufgaben mit Lösungen am Ende der Kapitel dienen als Selbstkontrolle bzw. Erweiterung. 1. Einleitung –Übersicht 2. Sphärische Astronomie 3. Geschichte der Astronomie 4. Himmelsmechanik 5. Astronomische Instrumente 6. Physik der Körper des Sonnensystems 7. Die Sonne 8. Zustandsgrößen der Sterne 9. Sternatmosphären 10. Sternaufbau 11. Sternentwicklung 12. Interstellare Materie 13. Galaxis 14. Extragalaktische Systeme 15. Ko smologie 16. Astrobiologie 17. Mathematische Methoden

Superintelligence

Author: Nick Bostrom
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191666834
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Computers

The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed AI or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation? To get closer to an answer to this question, we must make our way through a fascinating landscape of topics and considerations. Read the book and learn about oracles, genies, singletons; about boxing methods, tripwires, and mind crime; about humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological development; indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole brain emulation and technology couplings; Malthusian economics and dystopian evolution; artificial intelligence, and biological cognitive enhancement, and collective intelligence. This profoundly ambitious and original book picks its way carefully through a vast tract of forbiddingly difficult intellectual terrain. Yet the writing is so lucid that it somehow makes it all seem easy. After an utterly engrossing journey that takes us to the frontiers of thinking about the human condition and the future of intelligent life, we find in Nick Bostrom's work nothing less than a reconceptualization of the essential task of our time.

Einf hrung in die Elementarteilchenphysik

Author: David Griffiths
Publisher: VCH
ISBN: 3055016270
Release Date: 1996
Genre:

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and globalization have forced national history to yield place to European and global history. In medieval studies, Michael Borgolte has taken up the new challenge as no other German historian, encouraging the development of transcultural research on the Middle Ages. This volume includes several of his essays, but is intended to serve more as the basis for further research rather than to take stock of his work.