Astrophysics of Gaseous Nebulae and Active Galactic Nuclei

Author: Donald E. Osterbrock,G. J. Ferland

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 9781891389344

Category: Science

Page: 461

View: 4705

Thoroughly revised and expanded throughout, the new edition is a graduate-level text and reference book on gaseous nebulae, nova and supernova remnants. Much of the new data and new images are from the Hubble Space Telescope with two wholly new chapters being added along with other new features. The previous edition which was tried and tested for thirty years has now been succeeded by a revised, updated, larger edition, which will be valuable to anyone seriously interested in astrophysics.

Der neue Kosmos

Einführung in die Astronomie und Astrophysik

Author: Albrecht Unsöld,Bodo Baschek

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662065290

Category: Science

Page: 580

View: 6904

Der neue Kosmos bietet in überschaubarem Umfang eine zusammenhängende Einführung in das Gesamtgebiet der Astronomie und Astrophysik. Der korrigierte und erweiterte Nachdruck trägt dem rasanten Fortschritt der astronomischen Forschung und Beobachtungsmöglichkeiten in den zwei Jahren seit dem ersten Erscheinen der 7. Auflage Rechnung. Die wichtigsten neuen Ergebnisse, vor allem bei unserem Planetensystem, bei der Neutrinostrahlung der Sonne, bei den fernsten Galaxien und Quasaren sowie bei der Entwicklung des Universums werden berücksichtigt.

An Introduction to Active Galactic Nuclei

Author: Bradley M. Peterson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521479110

Category: Science

Page: 238

View: 8925

The first comprehensive graduate-level textbook on one of the most dynamic areas of contemporary astronomy - the study of 'active galactic nuclei'.

Einführung in die Extragalaktische Astronomie und Kosmologie

Author: Peter Schneider

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540305890

Category: Science

Page: 452

View: 4881

In diesem kompetent geschriebenen Lehrbuch wird, ausgehend von der Beschreibung unserer Milchstraße, die Astronomie der Galaxien und ihrer großräumigen Verteilung eingehend dargestellt und schließlich im kosmologischen Kontext diskutiert. Aufbauend auf eine Einführung in die moderne beobachtende und theoretische Kosmologie wird die Entstehung von Strukturen und astronomischen Objekten im frühen Universum besprochen.

The Road to Galaxy Formation

Author: William C. Keel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540725350

Category: Science

Page: 262

View: 2587

The formation of galaxies is one of the greatest puzzles in astronomy, the solution is shrouded in the depths of space and time, but has profound implications for the universe we observe today. This book discusses the beginnings of the process from cosmological observations and calculations. It examines the different theories of galaxy formation and shows where each theory either succeeds or fails in explaining what we actually observe. In addition, the book looks ahead to what we may expect to uncover about the epoch of galaxy formation from the new and upcoming generations of telescopes and technology.


die kosmische Perspektive

Author: Jeffrey O. Bennett

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827373601

Category: Astronomy

Page: 1162

View: 4588


Bau und Physik der Galaxis

Author: Helmut Scheffler,Hans Elsässer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783411144020

Category: Galaxies

Page: 568

View: 9935


Der neue Kosmos

Author: A. Unsöld

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662065347

Category: Science

Page: 440

View: 8601


Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

An Introduction

Author: Peter Schneider

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 364254083X

Category: Science

Page: 626

View: 9674

This second edition has been updated and substantially expanded. Starting with the description of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, this cogently written textbook introduces the reader to the astronomy of galaxies, their structure, active galactic nuclei, evolution and large scale distribution in the Universe. After an extensive and thorough introduction to modern observational and theoretical cosmology, the focus turns to the formation of structures and astronomical objects in the early Universe. The basics of classical astronomy and stellar astrophysics needed for extragalactic astronomy are provided in the appendix. While this book has grown out of introductory university courses on astronomy and astrophysics and includes a set of problems and solutions, it will not only benefit undergraduate students and lecturers; thanks to the comprehensive coverage of the field, even graduate students and researchers specializing in related fields will appreciate it as a valuable reference work.

Black Hole Astrophysics

The Engine Paradigm

Author: David L. Meier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642019366

Category: Science

Page: 927

View: 2666

As a result of significant research over the past 20 years, black holes are now linked to some of the most spectacular and exciting phenomena in the Universe, ranging in size from those that have the same mass as stars to the super-massive objects that lie at the heart of most galaxies, including our own Milky Way. This book first introduces the properties of simple isolated holes, then adds in complications like rotation, accretion, radiation, and magnetic fields, finally arriving at a basic understanding of how these immense engines work. Black Hole Astrophysics • reviews our current knowledge of cosmic black holes and how they generate the most powerful observed pheonomena in the Universe; • highlights the latest, most up-to-date theories and discoveries in this very active area of astrophysical research; • demonstrates why we believe that black holes are responsible for important phenomena such as quasars, microquasars and gammaray bursts; • explains to the reader the nature of the violent and spectacular outfl ows (winds and jets) generated by black hole accretion.

Walter Baade

A Life in Astrophysics

Author: Donald E. Osterbrock,Walter Baade

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691049366

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

View: 678

Although less well known outside the field than Edwin Hubble, Walter Baade was arguably the most influential observational astronomer of the twentieth century. Written by a fellow astronomer deeply familiar with Baade and his work, this is the first biography of this major figure in American astronomy. In it, Donald Osterbrock suggests that Baade's greatest contribution to astrophysics was not, as is often contended, his revision of Hubble's distance and age scales for the universe. Rather, it was his discovery of two distinct stellar populations: old and young stars. This discovery opened wide the previously marginal fields of stellar and galactic evolution--research areas that would be among the most fertile and exciting in all of astrophysics for decades to come. Baade was born, educated, and gained his early research experience in Germany. He came to the United States in 1931 as a staff member of Mount Wilson Observatory, which housed the world's largest telescope. There, he pioneered research on supernovae. With the 100-inch telescope, he studied globular clusters and the structure of the Milky Way, every step leading him closer to the population concept he discovered during the wartime years, when the skies of southern California were briefly darkened. Most Mount Wilson astronomers were working on weapons-development crash programs devoted to bringing Baade's native country to its knees, while he, formally an enemy alien in their midst, was confined to Los Angeles County but had almost unlimited use of the most powerful telescope in the world. After his great discovery, Baade continued his research with the new 200-inch telescope at Palomar. Always respected and well liked, he became even more famous among astronomers as they shifted their research to the fields he had opened. Publicity-shy and seemingly unconcerned with publication, however, Baade's celebrity remained largely within the field. This accomplished biography at last introduces Baade--and his important work--to a wider public, including the newest generation of skywatchers.

Theoretische Konzepte der Physik

Eine alternative Betrachtung

Author: Malcolm S. Longair

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642761119

Category: Science

Page: 380

View: 2783

"Dies ist kein Lehrbuch der theoretischen Physik, auch kein Kompendium der Physikgeschichte ... , vielmehr eine recht anspruchsvolle Sammlung historischer Miniaturen zur Vergangenheit der theoretischen Physik - ihrer "Sternstunden", wenn man so will. Frei vom Zwang, etwas Erschöpfendes vorlegen zu müssen, gelingt dem Autor etwas Seltenes: einen "lebendigen" Zugang zum Ideengebäude der modernen Physik freizulegen, ... zu zeigen, wie Physik in praxi entsteht... Als Vehikel seiner Absichten dienen dem Autor geschichtliche Fallstudien, insgesamt sieben an der Zahl. Aus ihnen extrahiert er das seiner Meinung nach Lehrhafte, dabei bestrebt, mathematische Anachronismen womöglich zu vermeiden... Als Student hätte ich mir diese gescheiten Essays zum Werden unserer heutigen physikalischen Weltsicht gewünscht. Sie sind originell, didaktisch klug und genieren sich auch nicht, von der Faszination zu sprechen, die ... von der Physik ausgeht. Unnötig darauf hinzuweisen, das sie ein gründliches "konventionelles" Studium weder ersetzen wollen noch können, sie vermögen aber, dazu zu ermuntern." #Astronomische Nachrichten (zur englischen Ausgabe)#1

Allgemeine Naturgeschichte und Theorie des Himmels

oder, Versuch von der Verfassung und dem mechanischen Ursprunge des ganzen Weltgebäudes nach Newtonischen Grundsätzen abgehandelt

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nebular hypothesis

Page: 141

View: 7897


Doing Honest Work in College

How to Prepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, and Achieve Real Academic Success, Second Edition

Author: Charles Lipson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022609880X

Category: Reference

Page: 202

View: 7943

Since its publication in 2004, Doing Honest Work in College has become an integral part of academic integrity and first-year experience programs across the country. This helpful guide explains the principles of academic integrity in a clear, straightforward way and shows students how to apply them in all academic situations—from paper writing and independent research to study groups and lab work. Teachers can use this book to open a discussion with their students about these difficult issues. Students will find a trusted resource for citation help whether they are studying comparative literature or computer science. Every major reference style is represented. Most important of all, many universities that adopt this book report a reduction in cheating and plagiarism on campus. For this second edition, Charles Lipson has updated hundreds of examples and included many new media sources. There is now a full chapter on how to take good notes and use them properly in papers and assignments. The extensive list of citation styles incorporates guidelines from the American Anthropological Association. The result is the definitive resource on academic integrity that students can use every day. “Georgetown’s entering class will discover that we actually have given them what we expect will be a very useful book, Doing Honest Work in College. It will be one of the first things students see on their residence hall desks when they move in, and we hope they will realize how important the topic is.”—James J. O’Donnell, Provost, Georgetown University “A useful book to keep on your reference shelf.”—Bonita L. Wilcox, English Leadership Quarterly

Grundlagen der Astrophysik

Erster Teil

Author: Walter Ernst Bernheimer,G. Eberhard,Albert König,Arthur König,K. W. Meißner,C. Runge,H. Schulz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662345552

Category: Science

Page: 565

View: 9086

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Kosmische Kollisionen

Der Hubble-Atlas der Galaxien

Author: Lars Lindberg Christensen,Davide de Martin,Raquel Yumi Shida

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827425553

Category: Science

Page: 140

View: 2179

Kollidierende Galaxien bieten faszinierende Bilder am Himmel, wenn sie mit dem hochauflösenden Hubble-Weltraumteleskop beobachtet werden. Dieser Bildband dreier ESO-Spezialisten aus dem Hubble-Team von NASA und ESA enthält spektakuläre Astroaufnahmen, die illustrieren, wie die Gravitation die Massenbewegungen im Kosmos orchestriert – und ganze Galaxien ineinander stürzen lässt. Diese gewaltigen kosmischen Kollisionen könnten die Struktur unseres heutigen Universums maßgeblich beeinflusst haben, indem sie die Energie lieferten, die neue Sterne entstehen ließ.

Spectroscopy of Astrophysical Plasmas

Author: A. Dalgarno,D. Layzer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521269278

Category: Science

Page: 357

View: 816

A group of acknowledged experts describe the use of spectroscopy as a diagnostic probe of astronomical environments. The broad sweep of the book enables good coverage to be given to all the situations in which plasmas are encounteres in astronomical investigations. Specifically, the articles include quasars, Seyfert galaxies, active galactic nuclei, the solar chromosphere and corona, galactic HII regions, circumstellar shells, interstellar gas, supernova remnants and interstellar clouds. The book includes an account of the basic aspects of spectroscopy in a chapter on laboratory astrophysics. The book was stimulated by the extraordinary contributions to astronomical spectroscopy of Leo Goldberg, and is dedicated to him. Throughout, this book is written with the needs of students in astronomy and astrophysics in mind. Each chapter includes a summary or conclusions about the future direction of research. Furthermore there are extensive bibliographies. This textbook is therefore an excellent introduction to research in astrophysics and it will act as a pathfinder to the primary literature.

The Molecular Astrophysics of Stars and Galaxies

Author: T. W. Hartquist,David Arnold Williams,David A. Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198501589

Category: Science

Page: 539

View: 2995

This book provides a comprehensive survey of modern molecular astrophysics. It includes an introduction to molecular spectroscopy and then addresses the main areas of current molecular astrophysics, including galaxy formation, star forming regions, mass loss from young as well as highly evolved stars and supernovae, starburst galaxies plus the tori and discs near the central engines of active galactic nuclei. All chapters have been written by invited authors who are acknowledged experts in their fields. The thorough editorial process has ensured a uniformly high standard of exposition and a coherent style. The book is unique in giving a detailed view of its wide-ranging subject. It will provide the standard introduction for research students in molecular astrophysics. The book will be read by research astronomers and astrophysicists who wish to broaden the basis of their knowledge or are moving their activities into this burgeoning field. It will enable chemists to learn the astrophysics most related to chemistry as well as instruct physicists about the molecular processes most important in astronomy.