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  • Opacityby Walter F. Huebner; W David Barfield

    Springer 2014; US$ 229.00

    The interaction of radiation with matter is a fundamental process in the universe; in particular, the absorption and scattering of radiation by matter (the opacity) govern the formation, evolution, and structure of stars and planets. But opacity is also important in many terrestrial applications in which radiation is the dominant means of energy transfer,... more...

  • Chaotic Dynamicsby C. Mira

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1987; US$ 183.00

    Contents: Dynamical Systems and Recurrences. Generalities; Some Properties of One-Dimensional Recurrences (Maps); Myrberg's Results on the One-Dimensional Quadratic Recurrences. Their Consequences; The Box-Within-a-Box Bifurcations Structure and Its Consequences; Some Properties of Two-Dimensional Recurrences (Maps); Two-Dimensional Diffeomorphisms... more...

  • 2005by Jose Afonso; Nuno Santos; Andre Moitinho; Rui Agostinho

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 156.00

    This volume considers recent theoretical and observational developments in astronomy and astrophysics with contributions on solar system bodies, extrasolar planets, star formation, galaxy evolution and cosmology. A special section is dedicated to the history of astronomy including papers on the history of the Astronomical Observatory of Lisbon, time... more...

  • Astronomy and Astrophysicsby José P S Lemos; Ana M Mourão; Luís Teodoro; Roberto Ugoccioni

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 192.00

    This book discusses many of the recent theoretical and observational developments that have significant implications for astronomy and astrophysics. The main themes are (i) cosmology, (ii) gravitational wave astronomy and gravitational physics, (iii) stellar astrophysics, and (iv) active galactic nuclei and disk accretion. There are also contributions... more...

  • Symmetries and Dynamics of Star Clustersby Jaroslav Haas

    Springer 2014; US$ 99.00

    In this PhD thesis, which was nominated for publication in this series by the Astronomical Institute at Charles University, Prague, the author investigates the orbital evolution of an initially thin stellar disc around a supermassive black hole, considering various perturbative sources of gravity. His findings, obtained by both direct numerical N-body... more...

  • The Origin Of The Universeby John D Barrow

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 16.00

    "There is no more profound, enduring or fascinating question in all of science than that of how time, space, and matter began. Now John Barrow, who has been at the cutting edge of research in this area" more...

  • Sternegucken für Dummiesby Steve Owens

    Wiley 2014; US$ 13.50

    Über den Autor 7 Einleitung 21 Über dieses Buch 21 Konventionen in diesem Buch 22 Was Sie nicht lesen müssen 22 Törichte Annahmen über den Leser 22 Wie dieses Buch aufgebaut ist 23 Symbole, die in diesem Buch verwendet werden 24 Wie es weitergeht 24 Teil I Auf Tuchfühlung mit dem Nachthimmel 25 Kapitel 1 Der bewegte Himmel 27 ... more...

  • The 4-Percent Universeby Richard Panek

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 12.99

    It is one of the most disturbing aspects of our universe: only four per cent of it consists of the matter that makes up every star, planet, and every book. The rest is completely unknown. Acclaimed science writer Richard Panek tells the story of the handful of scientists who have spent the past few decades on a quest to unlock the secrets of “dark... more...

  • Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysicsby Zdenek Kopal

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 1 brings together numerous research works on different aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. This book is divided into five chapters and begins with an observational summary of the shock-wave theory of novae. The subsequent chapter provides the properties and problems of T tauri stars and related objects.... more...

  • Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysicsby Zdenek Kopal

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 2 brings together numerous research works on different aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. This volume is composed of six chapters and begins with a summary of observational record on twilight extensions of the Venus cusps. The next chapter deals with the common and related properties of binary stars,... more...