By Jean-Louis Tassoul,Monique Tassoul
This booklet presents a entire review of the background of rules in regards to the sunlight and the celebrities, from antiquity to trendy instances. theoretical astrophysicists who've been lively within the box because the early Sixties inform the tale in fluent prose. approximately half the booklet covers lots of the theoretical learn performed from 1940 to the shut of the 20th century, a wide physique of labor that has thus far been little explored by means 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 figuring out of the solar and stars, and that this has always developed over the centuries. subsequent the authors systematically tackle the enormous mass of observations astronomy amassed from the early 17th century to the early 20th. the remainder 4 chapters study the heritage of the sector from the physicists standpoint, 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 awesome advances via to the overdue Nineteen Sixties, and at last, to newer theoretical paintings. meant typically for college students and lecturers of astronomy, this e-book can be an invaluable reference for training astronomers and scientifically curious common readers.
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A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physics by Jean-Louis Tassoul,Monique Tassoul