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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: 14/10/2019

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.

The Drake Equation Estimating the Prevalence of Extraterrestrial Life through the Ages

The Drake Equation Estimating the Prevalence of Extraterrestrial Life through the Ages

Author: Frank Drake Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

In this compelling book, leading scientists and historians explore the Drake Equation, which guides modern astrobiology's search for life beyond Earth. First used in 1961 as the organising framework for a conference in Green Bank, West Virginia, it uses seven factors to estimate the number of extraterrestrial civilisations in our galaxy. Using the equation primarily as a heuristic device, this engaging text examines the astronomical, biological, and cultural factors that determine the abundance or rarity of life beyond Earth and provides a thematic history of the search for extraterrestrial life. Logically structured to analyse each of the factors in turn, and offering commentary and critique of the equation as a whole, contemporary astrobiological research is placed in a historical context. Each factor is explored over two chapters, discussing the pre-conference thinking and a modern analysis, to enable postgraduates and researchers to better assess the assumptions that guide their research.

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.

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.

Exploring the History of New Zealand Astronomy Trials, Tribulations, Telescopes and Transits

Exploring the History of New Zealand Astronomy Trials, Tribulations, Telescopes and Transits

Author: Wayne Orchiston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2019

Dr. Orchiston is a foremost authority on the subject of New Zealand astronomy, and here are the collected papers of his fruitful studies in this area, including both those published many years ago and new material. The papers herein review traditional Maori astronomy, examine the appearance of nautical astronomy practiced by Cook and his astronomers on their various stopovers in New Zealand during their three voyagers to the South Seas, and also explore notable nineteenth century New Zealand observatories historically, from significant telescopes now located in New Zealand to local and international observations made during the 1874 and 1882 transits of Venus and the nineteenth and twentieth century preoccupation of New Zealand amateur astronomers with comets and meteors. New Zealand astronomy has a truly rich history, extending from the Maori civilization in pre-European times through to the years when explorers and navigators discovered the region, up to pioneering research on the newly emerging field of radio astronomy during WWII and in the immediate post-war years. A complete survey of a neglected but rich national astronomical history, this does the subject full and comprehensive justice.

Understanding the Epoch of Cosmic Reionization Challenges and Progress

Understanding the Epoch of Cosmic Reionization Challenges and Progress

Author: Andrei Mesinger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2019

The dawn of the first stars, galaxies and black holes signaled a fundamental milestone in our Universe's evolution: the Epoch of Reionization. The light from these galactic ancestors began spreading out, ionizing virtually every atom in existence. Our Universe transitioned from darkness to light, from cold to hot, from simple and boring to the wondrous cosmic zoo we see around us today. Despite its importance, observations of reionization have been few, and their interpretation has been highly controversial. Fortunately, this is rapidly changing. We will soon enter the Big Data era of this mysterious epoch, driven by an upcoming wave of observations with state-of-the-art telescopes as well as new sophisticated analysis tools. The aim of this volume is to summarize the current status and future outlook of the reionization field. We bring together leading experts in many sub-disciplines, highlighting the measurements that will illuminate our understanding of reionization and the cosmic dawn: (i) 21cm interferometry; (ii) high-redshift quasar spectra; (iii) high-redshift galaxy surveys; (iv) primary and secondary anisotropies of the Cosmic Microwave Background; (v) high-resolution studies of the metal content of early galaxies. We seek a roadmap to interpreting the wealth of upcoming observations. What is the best use of limited observational resources? How do we develop theoretical tools tailored for each observation? Ultimately, what will we learn about the epoch of reionization and our galactic ancestors?