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- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 73.00
This book presents basic methods for numerical simulation of gravitational systems, demonstrating how to develop clear and elegant algorithms. It explains the fundamental mathematical tools needed to describe the dynamics of a large number of mutually attractive particles, and the techniques needed to model various known planetary and astrophysical... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 25.99
The Ballet of the Planets unravels the beautiful mystery of planetary motion, revealing how our understanding of astronomy evolved from Archimedes and Ptolemy to Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton. Mathematician Donald Benson shows that ancient theories of planetary motion were based on the assumptions that the Earth was the center of the universe and... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 30.00
Born in Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century, Agnes Mary Clerke achieved fame as the author of A History of Astronomy during the Nineteenth Century. This biography describes the life of the woman who became the leading commentator of her time on astronomy and astrophysics in the English-speaking world. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
Set against the backdrop of the witchcraft trial of his mother, this lively biography of Johannes Kepler ? 'the Protestant Galileo' and 16th century mathematician and astronomer ? reveals the surprisingly spiritual nature of the quest of early modern science. In the style of Dava Sobel's Galileo's Daughter , Connor's book brings to life the tidal... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99
Galileo's own lucid arguments are used to show how his scientific method was from the Aristotelian approach to physics in that it was based on a search not for causes but for laws. This led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy. more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 139.99
In their approach to Earth dynamics the authors consider the fundamentals of Jacobi Dynamics (1987, Reidel) for two reasons. First, because satellite observations have proved that the Earth does not stay in hydrostatic equilibrium, which is the physical basis of today's treatment of geodynamics. And secondly, because satellite data have revealed... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 129.99
Although recent works on Galileo's trial have reached new heights of erudition, documentation, and sophistication, they often exhibit inflated complexities, neglect 400 years of historiography, or make little effort to learn from Galileo. This book strives to avoid such lacunae by judiciously comparing and contrasting the two Galileo affairs, that... more...
- University of California Press 2005; US$ 31.95
In 1633, at the end of one of the most famous trials in history, the Inquisition condemned Galileo for contending that the Earth moves and that the Bible is not a scientific authority. Galileo's condemnation set off a controversy that has acquired a fascinating life of its own and that continues to this day. This absorbing book is the first to examine... more...