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Theoretical & mathematical astronomy

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Collisions, Rings, and Other Newtonian N-Body Problems

Collisions, Rings, and Other Newtonian N-Body Problems

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

Written by well-known expert Donald Saari, this book is directed toward readers who want to learn about the Newtonian $N$-body problem. It is also intended for students and experts who are interested in new expositions of past results in this area, previously unpublished research conclusions, and new research problems. Professor Saari has written the book for a broad audience, including readers with no previous knowledge about this fascinating area. He begins each chapter with introductory material motivated by unanswered research questions. He then includes some history, discussions intended to develop intuition, descriptions of open problems, and examples taken from real problems in astronomy.The first chapter starts with simple explanations of the apparent 'looping' orbit of Mars and the unexpected 'Sunrise, Sunset' behavior as viewed from Mercury and then leads up to the unexplained and weird dynamics exhibited by Saturn's F-ring. The second chapter, which introduces a way to decompose the velocity of the system, is motivated by a seemingly easy but unanswered conjecture involving the dynamics of the system when the system's diameter is a constant. The third chapter, which describes questions about the structure of the rings of Saturn, introduces new and surprisingly simple ways to find configurations of the particles that are 'central' to any discussion of the $N$-body problem. The fourth chapter analyzes collisions, and the last chapter discusses the likelihood of collisions and other events. The book is suitable for graduate students and researchers interested in celestial mechanics.

Mathematical Modelling of Meteoroid Streams

Mathematical Modelling of Meteoroid Streams

Author: Galina O. Ryabova Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2020

Modern computer power and high-precision observational data have greatly improved the reliability of meteoroid stream models. At present, scientific research calls for two kinds of models: precise ones for individual streams, and statistically averaged ones for Solar System dust distribution models. Thus, there is a wide field of study open to stream modellers. This brief describes step-by-step computer simulations of meteoroid stream formation and evolution. Detailed derivations of relevant formulae are given, along with plenty of helpful, digestible figures explaining the subtleties of the method. Each theoretical section ends with examples aimed to help readers practice and master the material. Most of the examples are based on the Geminid meteoroid stream model, which has been developed by the author in the last 30 years. The book is intended for researchers interested in meteor astronomy and mathematical modelling, and it is also accessible to physics and astrophysics students.

Pluto Never Forget 1930-2006

Pluto Never Forget 1930-2006

Author: Patricia Larson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2020

Big Data in Astronomy

Big Data in Astronomy

Author: Linghe (Research Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China) Kong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/06/2020

Big Data in Radio Astronomy: Scientific Data Processing for Advanced Radio Telescopes provides the latest research developments in big data methods and techniques for radio astronomy. Providing examples from such projects as the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), the world's largest radio telescope that generates over an Exabyte of data every day, the book offers solutions for coping with the challenges and opportunities presented by the exponential growth of astronomical data. Presenting state-of-the-art results and research, this book is a timely reference for both practitioners and researchers working in radio astronomy, as well as students looking for a basic understanding of big data in astronomy.

Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy

Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy

Author: Zeljko Ivezic, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas, Alexander Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2019

Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy is the essential introduction to the statistical methods needed to analyze complex data sets from astronomical surveys such as the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, the Dark Energy Survey, and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Now fully updated, it presents a wealth of practical analysis problems, evaluates the techniques for solving them, and explains how to use various approaches for different types and sizes of data sets. Python code and sample data sets are provided for all applications described in the book. The supporting data sets have been carefully selected from contemporary astronomical surveys and are easy to download and use. The accompanying Python code is publicly available, well documented, and follows uniform coding standards. Together, the data sets and code enable readers to reproduce all the figures and examples, engage with the different methods, and adapt them to their own fields of interest. An accessible textbook for students and an indispensable reference for researchers, this updated edition features new sections on deep learning methods, hierarchical Bayes modeling, and approximate Bayesian computation. The chapters have been revised throughout and the astroML code has been brought completely up to date. Fully revised and expanded Describes the most useful statistical and data-mining methods for extracting knowledge from huge and complex astronomical data sets Features real-world data sets from astronomical surveys Uses a freely available Python codebase throughout Ideal for graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and working astronomers

Commentationes astronomicae ad theoriam perturbationum pertinentes

Commentationes astronomicae ad theoriam perturbationum pertinentes

Author: Leonhard Euler Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/11/2019

Der Band enthalt einen Teil der Abhandlungen Eulers zur Stoerungstheorie. Er ist der zweite von drei diesem Thema gewidmeten Banden. Gegenstand der Untersuchungen ist die Beschreibung der Bewegung eines Himmelskoerpers um ein Zentralgestirn unter Berucksichtigung der von weiteren Himmelskoerpern auf ihn wirkenden Gravitationskrafte. Als Beispiel sei die gravitative Wirkung der Venus auf die Erdbahn erwahnt.Von grosser praktischer Bedeutung, insbesondere fur die Navigation auf See, war die Untersuchung des Einflusses der Sonne auf die Mondbewegung. Mit diesem Thema beschaftigte Euler sich Zeit seines Lebens.

FUNdamental Mathematics

FUNdamental Mathematics

Author: David Eelbode Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

Mathematics does not have to be boring. On the contrary: it can be very funny. In this book David Eelbode takes you on a fascinating trip to the mathematical concept of space through personal anecdotes, sharp observations and absurd reasoning. To make the difficult parts more understandable he uses a proven concept: humour. The reader of this book will not only learn about mathematics but also about the enigmatic community of people who are working on and in this fascinating world. David Eelbode is able to capture our attention with original and intriguing metaphors.

Eclipse

Eclipse

Author: Darcy Pattison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2019

The Growth and Development of Astronomy and Astrophysics in India and the Asia-Pacific Region

The Growth and Development of Astronomy and Astrophysics in India and the Asia-Pacific Region

Author: Wayne Orchiston Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/06/2019

This book discusses the study of astronomy in different cultures, applied historical astronomy and history of multi-wavelength astronomy, and the genesis of recent research. It contains peer-reviewed papers gathered from the International Conference on Oriental Astronomy 9 (ICOA-9) held at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, India. It covers the areas like megalithic and other prehistoric astronomy, astronomical records in ancient texts, astronomical myths and architecture, astronomical themes in numismatics and rock art, ancient astronomers and their instruments, star maps and star catalogues, historical records and observations of astronomical events, calendars, calendrical science and chronology, the relation between astronomy and mathematics, and maritime astronomy. This book will be a valuable complement to a future generation of students and researchers who develop an interest in the field of Asian and circum-Pacific history of astronomy.

Astronomical Spectroscopy: An Introduction To The Atomic And Molecular Physics Of Astronomical Spectroscopy (Third Edition)

Astronomical Spectroscopy: An Introduction To The Atomic And Molecular Physics Of Astronomical Spectroscopy (Third Edition)

Author: Jonathan (Univ College London, Uk) Tennyson Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/06/2019

'The first two editions of this textbook have received well-deserved high acclaims, and this - the third edition - deserves no less. Its explanations of the whole gamut of atomic and molecular spectroscopy provide a solid grasp of the theory as well as how to understand such spectra in practice. It thus makes an ideal companion to books that start from the observational aspect of spectroscopy, whether in the lab or at the telescope ... This new edition of TennysonaEURO (TM)s book ought to be in the library of every astronomical department.'The Observatory MagazineThe third edition of Astronomical Spectroscopy examines the physics necessary to understand and interpret astronomical spectra. It offers a step-by-step guide to the atomic and molecular physics involved in providing astronomical spectra starting from the relatively simple hydrogen atom and working its way to the spectroscopy of small molecules.Based on UCL course material, this book uses actual astronomical spectra to illustrate the theoretical aspects of the book to give the reader a feel for such spectra as well as an awareness of what information can be retrieved from them. It also provides comprehensive exercises, with answers given, to aid understanding.

Astronomical Spectroscopy: An Introduction To The Atomic And Molecular Physics Of Astronomical Spectroscopy (Third Edition)

Astronomical Spectroscopy: An Introduction To The Atomic And Molecular Physics Of Astronomical Spectroscopy (Third Edition)

Author: Jonathan (Univ College London, Uk) Tennyson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2019

'The first two editions of this textbook have received well-deserved high acclaims, and this - the third edition - deserves no less. Its explanations of the whole gamut of atomic and molecular spectroscopy provide a solid grasp of the theory as well as how to understand such spectra in practice. It thus makes an ideal companion to books that start from the observational aspect of spectroscopy, whether in the lab or at the telescope ... This new edition of TennysonaEURO (TM)s book ought to be in the library of every astronomical department.'The Observatory MagazineThe third edition of Astronomical Spectroscopy examines the physics necessary to understand and interpret astronomical spectra. It offers a step-by-step guide to the atomic and molecular physics involved in providing astronomical spectra starting from the relatively simple hydrogen atom and working its way to the spectroscopy of small molecules.Based on UCL course material, this book uses actual astronomical spectra to illustrate the theoretical aspects of the book to give the reader a feel for such spectra as well as an awareness of what information can be retrieved from them. It also provides comprehensive exercises, with answers given, to aid understanding.