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1 Napolitano, Nicola R The Universe of Digital Sky Surveys I10441 2016 eBook  
2 Mingarelli, Chiara M. F Gravitational Wave Astrophysics with Pulsar Timing Arrays I10409 2016 eBook  
3 Kato, Shoji Oscillations of Disks I10403 2016 eBook  
4 Orchiston, Wayne Exploring the History of New Zealand Astronomy I10397 2016 eBook  
5 Voller, Ronald L The Muleskinner and the Stars I10379 2016 eBook  
6 Penprase, Bryan E The Power of Stars I10366 2017 eBook  
7 Maciel, Walter J Introduction to Stellar Structure I10340 2016 eBook  
8 Barentine, John C The Lost Constellations I10335 2016 eBook  
9 Barrett, Ross Physics: The Ultimate Adventure I10296 2016 eBook  
10 Newberg, Heidi Jo Tidal Streams in the Local Group and Beyond I10267 2016 eBook  
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TitleThe Universe of Digital Sky Surveys : A Meeting to Honour the 70th Birthday of Massimo Capaccioli
Author(s)Napolitano, Nicola R;Longo, Giuseppe;Marconi, Marcella;Paolillo, Maurizio;Iodice, Enrichetta
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXXI, 302 p. 92 illus., 83 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThese are the proceedings of a meeting in honour of Massimo Capaccioli at the occasion of his 70th birthday. The conference aimed at summarizing the results from the main current and past digital sky survey projects and at discussing how these can be used to inspire ongoing projects and better plan the future ones. Over the last decades, digital sky surveys performed with dedicated telescopes and finely-tuned wide-field cameras, have revolutionized astronomy. They have become the main tool to investigate the nearby and far away universe, thus providing new insights in the understanding of the galaxy structure and assembly across time, the dark components of the universe, as well as the history of our own galaxy. They have also opened the time domain leading to a new understanding of the transient phenomena in the universe. By providing public access to top quality data, digital surveys have also changed the everyday practice of??astronomers who??have become less dependent on??direct access to large observing facilities. The full scientific exploitation of these surveys has also triggered significant advances in both space and ground based technology and in the field of multi-object spectroscopy. The various sections of this book are devoted to different relevant aspects of astrophysics in the era of digital sky surveys??and include both review and shorter, more??focused contributions
ISBN,Price9783319193304
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER
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TitleGravitational Wave Astrophysics with Pulsar Timing Arrays
Author(s)Mingarelli, Chiara M. F
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXIX, 119 p. 20 illus., 16 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis Ph.D. thesis from the University of Birmingham UK opens new research avenues in the use of Pulsar Timing Arrays (PTAs) to study populations of super-massive black hole binaries through gravitational-wave observations.??Chiara Mingarelli's??work has shown for the first time that PTAs can yield information about the non-linear dynamics of the gravitational field. This is possible because PTAs capture, at the same time, radiation from the same source emitted at stages of its binary evolution that are separated by thousands of years. ??Dr. Mingarelli, who is the recipient of a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, has also been amongst the pioneers of the technique that will allow us to probe the level of anisotropy of the diffuse gravitational-wave background radiation from the whole population of super-massive black hole binaries in the Universe. Indeed, future observations will provide us with hints about the distribution of galaxies harboring massive black holes and insights into end products of hierarchical mergers of galaxies
ISBN,Price9783319184012
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. GRAVITATION
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TitleOscillations of Disks
Author(s)Kato, Shoji
PublicationTokyo, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Japan, 2016.
DescriptionXV, 261 p. 49 illus., 6 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book presents the current state of research on disk oscillation theory, focusing on relativistic disks and tidally deformed disks. Since the launch of the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) in 1996, many high-frequency quasiperiodic oscillations (HFQPOs) have been observed in X-ray binaries. Subsequently, similar quasi-periodic oscillations have been found in such relativistic objects as microquasars, ultra-luminous X-ray sources, and galactic nuclei. One of the most promising explanations of their origin is based on oscillations in relativistic disks, and a new field called discoseismology is currently developing. After reviewing observational aspects, the book presents the basic characteristics of disk oscillations, especially focusing on those in relativistic disks. Relativistic disks are essentially different from Newtonian disks in terms of several basic characteristics of their disk oscillations, including the radial distributions of epicyclic frequencies. In order to understand the basic processes of disk oscillations, studies on binary systems are of importance, as they offer valuable information on wave???wave coupling processes in disk oscillations. Accordingly, some characteristics of oscillations in deformed disks are also presented in this book. The book consists of two parts. Points covered in Part I include, for instance, the basic characteristics of disk oscillations, classification of oscillation modes, and trapping of oscillations. In Part II, the focus is mainly on excitation processes of oscillations, while applications to observations are also discussed
ISBN,Price9784431562085
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences 7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 8. PLANETOLOGY 9. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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TitleExploring the History of New Zealand Astronomy : Trials, Tribulations, Telescopes and Transits
Author(s)Orchiston, Wayne
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXLV, 688 p. 397 illus., 152 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteProfessor Orchiston is a foremost authority on the subject of New Zealand astronomy, and here are the collected papers of his fruitful studies in this area, including both those published many years ago and new material. The papers herein review traditional Maori astronomy, examine the appearance of nautical astronomy practiced by Cook and his astronomers on their various stopovers in New Zealand during their three voyagers to the South Seas, and also explore notable nineteenth century New Zealand observatories historically, from significant telescopes now located in New Zealand to local and international observations made during the 1874 and 1882 transits of Venus and the nineteenth and twentieth century preoccupation of New Zealand amateur astronomers with comets and meteors. New Zealand astronomy has a truly rich history, extending from the Maori civilization in pre-European times through to the years when explorers and navigators discovered the region, up to pioneering research on the newly emerging field of radio astronomy during WWII and in the immediate post-war years. This survey of a neglected but rich national astronomical history, does the subject full and comprehensive justice
ISBN,Price9783319225661
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. HISTORY 7. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 8. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 9. PHYSICS
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TitleThe Muleskinner and the Stars : The Life and Times of Milton La Salle Humason, Astronomer
Author(s)Voller, Ronald L
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2016.
DescriptionXLV, 196 p. 48 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteMilt Humason???s unlikely story began on the shores of the Mississippi River in Winona, Minnesota, in 1891 and led to the foot of Mount Wilson outside Los Angeles, California, twelve years later. Captivated by his surroundings, the mountain would become the backdrop for his life and career over the next six decades as he first helped build George Ellery Hale???s observatory on the summit and then rose to become one of that institution???s leading figures through the first half of the twentieth century. ?? The story chronicles Humason???s life on Mount Wilson, from his first trip to the mountain to his days as a muleskinner, leading teams of mules hauling supplies to the summit during the construction of the observatory, and follows him through his extraordinary career in spectroscopy, working beside Edwin Hubble as the two helped to reconstruct our concept of the universe, despite having no formal education beyond the eighth grade. His work, which included assisting in the formulation of Hubble???s Law of redshifts, helped to set the field of cosmology solidly on its foundation. ?? Milton Humason was one of the most charismatic characters in science during the first half of the 20th century. Uneducated, streetwise, moonshining, roguish, humble and thoroughly down to earth, he rose by seizing opportunity and using his innate ability and incredible will to become the leading deep space observer of his day. ???The Renaissance man of Mount Wilson,??? as Harlow Shapley once referred to him, Humason???s extraordinary life reminds us that passion and purpose may find us at any moment
ISBN,Price9781493928804
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. HISTORY 7. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 8. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleThe Power of Stars
Author(s)Penprase, Bryan E
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXI, 350 p. 297 illus., 254 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteCompletely revised and updated, this new edition provides a readable, beautifully illustrated journey through world cultures and the vibrant array of sky mythology, creation stories, models of the universe, temples and skyscrapers that each culture has created to celebrate and respond to the power of the night sky. Sections on the archaeoastronomy of South Asia and South East Asia have been expanded, with original photography and new research on temple alignments in Southern India, and new material describing the astronomical practices of Indonesia, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries. Beautiful photographs of temples in India and Asia have been added, as well as new diagrams explaining the alignment of these structures and the astronomical underpinnings of temples within the Pallava and Chola cultures. From new fieldwork in the Four Corners region of North America, Dr. Penprase has included accounts of Pueblo skywatching and photographs of ceremonial kivas that help elucidate the rich astronomical knowledge of the Pueblo people. The popular ???Archaeoastronomy of Skyscrapers??? section of the book has been updated as well, with new interpretations of skyscrapers in Indonesia, Taiwan and China.With the rapid pace of discovery in astronomy and astrophysics, entirely new perspectives are emerging about dark matter, inflation and the future of the universe. The Power of Stars puts these discoveries in context and describes how they fit into the modern perspective of cosmology, which has arisen from the universal human response to the sky that has inspired both ancient and modern cultures
ISBN,Price9783319525976
Keyword(s)1. ANTHROPOLOGY 2. ARCHAEOLOGY 3. ASTRONOMY 4. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 5. ASTROPHYSICS 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. HISTORY 9. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 10. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleIntroduction to Stellar Structure
Author(s)Maciel, Walter J
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXV, 215 p : online resource
Abstract NoteIn the first part of this book, the author presents the basic properties of the stellar interior and describes them thoroughly, along with deriving the main stellar structure equations of temperature, density, pressure and luminosity, among others. The process and application of solving these equations is explained, as well as linking these results with actual observations. The second part of the text describes what happens to a star over time, and how to determine this by solving the same equations at different points during a star???s lifetime. The fate of various stars is quite different depending on their masses, and this is described in the final parts of the book. This text can be used for an upper level undergraduate course or an introductory graduate course on stellar physics
ISBN,Price9783319161426
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER
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TitleThe Lost Constellations : A History of Obsolete, Extinct, or Forgotten Star Lore
Author(s)Barentine, John C
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXX, 506 p. 257 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteCasual stargazers are familiar with many classical figures and asterisms composed of bright stars (e.g., Orion and the Plough),??but??this book reveals not just the constellations of today but those of yesteryear.??The history of the human identification of??constellations among the stars is explored through the stories of some influential celestial cartographers whose works determined whether new inventions survived. The history of how the modern set of 88 constellations was defined by the professional astronomy community is recounted, explaining how the constellations described in the book became permanently ???extinct.??? ??Dr. Barentine??addresses why??some figures were tried and discarded, and also directs observers to how those figures can??still be picked out on a clear night if one knows where to look. These lost constellations are described in great detail using historical references, ennabling observers to rediscover them on their own surveys of the sky.??Treatment of the obsolete constellations as extant features of the night sky adds a new dimension to stargazing that merges history with the accessibility and immediacy of the night sky
ISBN,Price9783319227955
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. HISTORY 7. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 8. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitlePhysics: The Ultimate Adventure
Author(s)Barrett, Ross;Delsanto, Pier Paolo;Tartaglia, Angelo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXVI, 218 p. 39 illus., 25 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book explains - in simple terms and with almost no math - the physics behind recent and glamorous discoveries in Cosmology, Quantum Mechanics, Elementary Particles (e.g. Higgs bosons) and Complexity Theory. En route it delves into the historical landmarks and revolutions that brought about our current understanding of the universe. The book is written mainly for those with little scientific background, both college students and lay readers alike, who are curious about the world of modern physics. Unsolved problems are highlighted and the philosophical implications of the sometimes astounding modern discoveries are discussed. Along the way the reader gains an insight into the mindset and methodology of a physicist
ISBN,Price9783319316918
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. Classical and Continuum Physics 5. Continuum physics 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. Elementary particles (Physics) 9. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory 10. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 11. PHYSICS 12. Popular Science in Physics 13. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY 14. QUANTUM PHYSICS
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TitleTidal Streams in the Local Group and Beyond : Observations and Implications
Author(s)Newberg, Heidi Jo;Carlin, Jeffrey L
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionX, 250 p. 87 illus., 58 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis volume is written by leading scientists in the field, who review the current state of our knowledge of tidal streams in the Milky Way, the Andromeda galaxy, and in other nearby galaxies.?? The cosmological origins of dwarf galaxies and the physical processes by which they are tidally disrupted into streams and incorporated into galaxy halos are discussed.??The techniques that have been used to identify tidal streams are presented, and will be useful to researchers who would like to find substructures in the next generation of optical sky surveys, including Pan-STARRS and LSST.?? The methods that are currently under development to constrain both large scale distribution of dark matter in the Milky Way and the (small scale) lumpiness of the dark matter distribution are also explained.?? The authors also provide motivation for future spectroscopic surveys of Milky Way halo stars, which will aid both in the identification of tidal streams and the constraint of dark matter properties.This volume is aimed at graduate students who are beginning this field of research, but is also a resource for researchers who study tidal streams and related fields.?? In addition to presenting the physical processes by which tidal streams are created, it also reviews the current state of the observations and the progress towards utilizing these observations to constrain the distribution of dark matter in the Milky Way.??The book will introduce anyone with a background in astrophysics to the field of tidal streams
ISBN,Price9783319193366
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER
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