New PDF release: A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physics

By Jean-Louis Tassoul,Monique Tassoul

This booklet offers a finished review of the historical past of principles in regards to the sunlight and the celebs, from antiquity to trendy occasions. theoretical astrophysicists who've been energetic within the box because the early Nineteen Sixties inform the tale in fluent prose. approximately 1/2 the booklet covers lots of the theoretical learn performed from 1940 to the shut of the 20 th century, a wide physique of labor that has up to now been little explored by way of historians.

the 1st bankruptcy, which outlines the interval from approximately 3000 B.C. to 1700 A.D., exhibits that at each level in background people have had a specific knowing of the sunlight and stars, and that this has constantly developed over the centuries. subsequent the authors systematically handle the big mass of observations astronomy accrued from the early 17th century to the early 20th. the rest 4 chapters study the background of the sector from the physicists point of view, the emphasis being on theoretical paintings from the mid-1840s to the past due 1990s--from thermodynamics to quantum mechanics, from nuclear physics and magnetohydrodynamics to the outstanding advances via to the overdue Nineteen Sixties, and at last, to more moderen theoretical paintings. meant ordinarily for college students and lecturers of astronomy, this ebook can also be an invaluable reference for working towards astronomers and scientifically curious normal readers.

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