By Jean-Louis Tassoul,Monique Tassoul
This ebook offers a entire evaluation of the heritage of principles in regards to the sunlight and the celebrities, from antiquity to trendy instances. theoretical astrophysicists who've been energetic within the box because the early Nineteen Sixties inform the tale in fluent prose. approximately half the publication covers lots of the theoretical study performed from 1940 to the shut of the 20 th century, a wide physique of labor that has up to now been little explored via historians.
the 1st bankruptcy, which outlines the interval from approximately 3000 B.C. to 1700 A.D., exhibits that at each degree in background people have had a selected knowing of the solar and stars, and that this has always advanced over the centuries. subsequent the authors systematically tackle the sizeable mass of observations astronomy collected from the early 17th century to the early 20th. the remainder 4 chapters study the heritage of the sphere from the physicists point of view, the emphasis being on theoretical paintings from the mid-1840s to the overdue 1990s--from thermodynamics to quantum mechanics, from nuclear physics and magnetohydrodynamics to the notable advances via to the past due Nineteen Sixties, and at last, to newer theoretical paintings. meant normally for college kids and academics of astronomy, this booklet can be an invaluable reference for practising astronomers and scientifically curious common readers.
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