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Overview Of Gravitational Waves, An: Theory, Sources And Detection

This book describes detection techniques used to search and analyse gravitational waves (GW). It covers the whole domain of GW detection, starting from the theory and ending with the experimental techniques (both present and future) used to detect them.The theoretical sections of the book address the theory of GW in the general relativity followed by the theory of GW detection. The different sources of GW are described as well as the...

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The Anthropic Principle

In the 1960s scientists realized that the whole cosmos is in a sensible balance. Would have been the Big Bang a billion part of a second more intense matter would have been blown apart so that no galaxies could have been formed. As if the scientists knew how they came into existence!

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Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Spaceflight

U.S.A.F. Chief of Staff 2013 Professional Reading List Selection Nearly forty years passed between the Apollo moon landings, the grandest accomplishment of a government-run space program, and the Ansari X PRIZE–winning flights of SpaceShipOne, the greatest achievement of a private space program. Now, as we hover on the threshold of commercial spaceflight, authors Chris Dubbs and Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom look back at how we got to this ...

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From Eudoxus to Einstein: A History of Mathematical Astronomy

Since humans first looked towards the heavens, they have attempted to predict and explain the motions of the sun, moon, and planets. This book describes the theories of planetary motion that have been developed through the ages, from the homocentric spheres of Eudoxus to Einstein's general theory of relativity. It emphasizes the interaction between progress in astronomy and in mathematics, demonstrating how the two have been inextric...

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Pseudoscience and Science Fiction

Aliens, flying saucers, ESP, the Bermuda Triangle, antigravity … are we talking about science fiction or pseudoscience? Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference. Both pseudoscience and science fiction (SF) are creative endeavours that have little in common with academic science, beyond the superficial trappings of jargon and subject matter. The most obvious difference between the two is that pseudoscience is presented as fact...

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A Field Guide to Deep-Sky Objects

This star guide enables amateur astronomers to focus on a class of object, and using an observation list that begins with the easiest object, find and move progressively over a period of months to more difficult targets. Includes detailed descriptive summaries of each class of object. Amateur astronomers of all levels will find this book invaluable for its broad-ranging background material, its lists of fascinating objects, and for i...

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Asteroids: Astronomical and Geological Bodies

Asteroid science is a fundamental topic in planetary science and is key to furthering our understanding of planetary formation and the evolution of the Solar System. Ground-based observations and missions have provided a wealth of new data in recent years, and forthcoming missions promise further exciting results. This accessible book presents a comprehensive introduction to asteroid science, summarising the astronomical and geologic...

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Relatività Generale e Teoria della Gravitazione

Un testo moderno e autosufficiente, specificatamente progettato per i corsi semestrali della Laurea Magistrale in Fisica, e accessibile a studenti di indirizzi diversi. Si parte dalle nozioni di base della Relatività Generale e si sviluppa la teoria gravitazionale classica fino a discutere temi di forte interesse attuale, come la fenomenologia delle onde gravitazionali, l’interazione gravitazionale dei campi spinoriali e l’estensione...

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Complexity Science in Air Traffic Management

Air traffic management (ATM) comprises a highly complex socio-technical system that keeps air traffic flowing safely and efficiently, worldwide, every minute of the year. Over the last few decades, several ambitious ATM performance improvement programmes have been undertaken. Such programmes have mostly delivered local technological solutions, whilst corresponding ATM performance improvements have fallen short of stakeholder expectat...