By Jean-Louis Tassoul,Monique Tassoul
This booklet offers a complete evaluation of the heritage of rules in regards to the solar and the celebrities, 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 ebook 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., indicates that at each level in background humans have had a specific knowing of the solar and stars, and that this has continuously developed over the centuries. subsequent the authors systematically deal with the monstrous mass of observations astronomy amassed from the early 17th century to the early 20th. the rest 4 chapters research the heritage of the sphere from the physicists viewpoint, 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 notable advances via to the past due Nineteen Sixties, and eventually, to more moderen theoretical paintings. meant more often than not for college kids and academics of astronomy, this publication may also be an invaluable reference for practising astronomers and scientifically curious basic readers.
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A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physics by Jean-Louis Tassoul,Monique Tassoul