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Theoretical & mathematical astronomy

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Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy A Practical Python Guide for the Analysis of Survey Data, Updated Edition

Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy A Practical Python Guide for the Analysis of Survey Data, Updated Edition

Author: Zeljko Ivezic, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas, Alexander Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2019

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 Volumen secundum

Commentationes astronomicae ad theoriam perturbationum pertinentes Volumen secundum

Author: E. Fellmann 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 A voyage into the quirky universe of maths & jokes

FUNdamental Mathematics A voyage into the quirky universe of maths & jokes

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.

Collisions, Rings, and Other Newtonian N-Body Problems

Collisions, Rings, and Other Newtonian N-Body Problems

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

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.

The Growth and Development of Astronomy and Astrophysics in India and the Asia-Pacific Region ICOA-9, Pune, India, 15-18 November 2016

The Growth and Development of Astronomy and Astrophysics in India and the Asia-Pacific Region ICOA-9, Pune, India, 15-18 November 2016

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 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 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.

Vielfaltige Physik Wissenschaftlerinnen Schreiben UEber Ihre Forschung

Vielfaltige Physik Wissenschaftlerinnen Schreiben UEber Ihre Forschung

Author: Deborah Duchardt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2019

Physik ist spannend, faszinierend - und vielfaltig! In diesem Buch begeistern Sie mehr als 30 Wissenschaftlerinnen fur die Physik. Sie geben uberraschende Einblicke in ihre aktuelle Forschung, erklaren anschaulich komplexe Sachverhalte und stellen neu entdeckte Phanomene der modernen Physik verstandlich dar. Jedes Kapitel wird mit einer persoenlichen Biographie der Wissenschaftlerin und hilfreichen Tipps eingeleitet. So lernen Sie inspirierende Frauen aus der Wissenschaft kennen und erfahren, was ihnen an der Physik Spass macht. Das Buch richtet sich an angehende Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler, Schulerinnen und Schuler - und alle Interessierten, die mehr uber spannende Forschung am Puls der Zeit erfahren moechten. Es beinhaltet folgende Themen: Physik und Gesellschaft: Philosophie und Physik, Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Didaktik und Geschlechterforschung in der Physik Kern- und Teilchenphysik Festkoerper-, Nano- und Materialphysik Quantenoptik und Photonik Nichtlineare Physik Bio- und Medizinphysik Astro- und Planetenphysik

Archaeoastronomy in the Roman World

Archaeoastronomy in the Roman World

Author: Giulio Magli Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2019

This book explores the insights that Cultural Astronomy provides into the classical Roman world by unveiling the ways in which the Romans made use of their knowledge concerning the heavens, and by shedding new light on the interactions between astronomy and heritage in ancient Roman culture. Leading experts in the field present fascinating information on how and why the Romans referred to the sky when deciding upon the orientation of particular monuments, temples, tombs and even urban layouts. Attention is also devoted to questions of broader interest, such as the contribution that religious interpretation of the sky made in the assimilation of conquered peoples. When one considers astronomy in the Roman world it is customary to think of the work and models of Ptolemy, and perhaps the Julian calendar or even the sighting of the Star of Bethlehem. However, like many other peoples in antiquity, the Romans interacted with the heavens in deeper ways that exerted a profound influence on their culture. This book highlights the need to take this complexity into account in various areas of research and will appeal to all those who wish to learn more about the application of astronomy in the lives and architecture of the Romans.

Saturation of the f-mode Instability in Neutron Stars

Saturation of the f-mode Instability in Neutron Stars

Author: Pantelis Pnigouras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2019

This book presents a study of the saturation of unstable f-modes (fundamental modes) due to low-order nonlinear mode coupling. Since their theoretical prediction in 1934, neutron stars have remained among the most challenging objects in the Universe. Gravitational waves emitted by unstable neutron star oscillations can be used to obtain information about their inner structure, that is, the equation of state of dense nuclear matter. After its initial growth phase, the instability is expected to saturate due to nonlinear effects. The saturation amplitude of the unstable mode determines the detectability of the generated gravitational-wave signal, but also affects the evolution of the neutron star. The study shows that the unstable (parent) mode resonantly couples to pairs of stable (daughter) modes, which drain the parent's energy and make it saturate via a mechanism called parametric resonance instability. Further, it calculates the saturation amplitude of the most unstable f-mode multipoles throughout their so-called instability windows.