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L'astrofisica è facile!

Molti astrofili ritengono che l’astrofisica sia un argomento difficile, che richiede conoscenze matematiche almeno a livello universitario. Non è necessariamente così. L’approccio quantitativo adottato da Mike Inglis riesce a spiegare tutti gli aspetti dell’astrofisica in termini semplici, evitando i tecnicismi matematici con i quali questa disciplina viene spesso associata. L’astrofisica è facile! inizia considerando il diagramma H-...

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Physics from Planet Earth - An Introduction to Mechanics

Expose Your Students to the Elegant World of Physics in an Enticing Way Physics from Planet Earth - An Introduction to Mechanics provides a one-semester, calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics for first-year undergraduate students studying physics, chemistry, astronomy, or engineering. Developed from classroom-tested materials refined and updated for over ten years at Colgate University, the book guides students on a jour...

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Traveling at the Speed of Thought: Einstein and the Quest for Gravitational Waves

Since Einstein first described them nearly a century ago, gravitational waves have been the subject of more sustained controversy than perhaps any other phenomenon in physics. These as yet undetected fluctuations in the shape of space-time were first predicted by Einstein's general theory of relativity, but only now, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, are we on the brink of finally observing them. Daniel Kennefick's landmark bo...

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Magnetic Processes in Astrophysics: Theory, Simulations, Experiments

In this work the authors draw upon their expertise in geophysical and astrophysical MHD to explore the motion of electrically conducting fluids, the so-called dynamo effect, and describe the similarities and differences between different magnetized objects. They also explain why magnetic fields are crucial to the formation of the stars, and discuss promising experiments currently being designed to investigate some of the relevant phy...

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Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems: Volume 1: Telescopes and Instrumentation

This is volume 1 of Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems, a six-volume compendium of modern astronomical research, covering subjects of key interest to the main fields of contemporary astronomy. This volume on “Telescopes and Instrumentation” edited by Ian S. McLean presents, after a general Introduction to Telescopes, accessible review chapters on Robotic and Survey Telescopes, Segmented Mirror Telescopes, Honeycomb Mirrors for Large ...

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Destination: Moon

James Irwin describes his training and schooling to become an astronaut and his participation in the Apollo 15 voyage to the moon where he conducted experiments, explored the moon's surface, and made a spiritual discovery.

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Weather Merit Badge Series

Merit Badge Pamphlets: An official Boy Scout merit badge pamphlet has been created for the BSA by topic authorities for each merit badge. The pamphlets contain requirements, introductory information and supplemental reference text. A scout can purchase pamphlets from BSA, find them in a troop library, or often-times check them out from a public library. There is also a Requirements Booklet with a merit badge list for quick reference....

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Financial Astrology Almanac 2017

The financial markets are inexorably influenced by Astrology. New Moons, Mercury Retrograde, Venus Retrograde, Planetary Declination, Superior Conjunctions and Natal Transits all variously bear curious alignments to short term and long term trend changes on stocks, indices and commodity futures. This connection between Astrology and the markets is not new. In the early years of the 20th century the most successful traders on Wall Str...

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Taking Science to the Moon: Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program

How did science get aboard the Apollo rockets, and what did scientists do with the space allotted to them? Taking Science to the Moon describes, from the perspective of NASA headquarters, the struggles that took place to include science payloads and lunar exploration as part of the Apollo program. Donald A. Beattie―who served at NASA from 1963 to 1973 in several management positions and finally as program manager, Apollo Lunar Surfac...

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Onboard Computers, Onboard Software and Satellite Operations: An Introduction

This book is intended as a system engineer's compendium, explaining the dependencies and technical interactions between the onboard computer hardware, the onboard software and the spacecraft operations from ground. After a brief introduction on the subsequent development in all three fields over the spacecraft engineering phases each of the main topis is treated in depth in a separate part. The features of today’s onboard computers a...