explains the following topics: Stanford Linear Accelerator Experiment, Hafele
Keating Experiment, The Anemometer Metaphor, The Moving Target Laws, Secular
Aberration, Lunar Laser Ranging Experiments, Photoelectric Effect, the Compton
Effect and Blackbody Radiation, General Relativity and the Ether, Aberration and
Ether, Atmospheric Refraction and Ether, The De Witte Effect.
Author(s): R. Webster Kehr, Overland Park, Kansas, USA
This note demonstrate
the extraordinary images flowing from the Hubble Space Telescope, this series
builds a picture of each stage in the life cycle of a star. An evening of star
viewing in the Blue Mountains is included.
This book covers the
following topics: What is Radio Astronomy, Early Radio Astronomy, The Radio
Universe, Radiation Fundamentals: Brightness and Flux, Radiative Transfer,
Blackbody Radiation, Larmor's Formula, CMB Radiation, Antenna Fundamentals,
Reflector Antennas, Filled Apertures, Radio Telescopes, Radiometers,
Interferometers, Thermal Emission, Nonthermal Emission, Pulsars and Spectral
As such a book, The Elements of Astronomy, or the World as it
is, and as it appears, is offered by a teacher to the teaching and studying
public. Had the writer aimed only to excite an interest in the subject, it would
have been shorter and more attractive , but it is intended, likewise, to
exercise the student's memory, reason, and imagination.
This guide covers the following
topics: Phase transitions in the early universe, Cosmic strings and other
topological defects, Cosmic string dynamics and evolution, High-resolution
cosmic string simulations, Cosmic strings and large-scale structure, Texture
models and large-scale structure.
Author(s): Department of Applied Mathematics and
Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
guide covers the following topics: This note introduces the Big Bang cosmology
and its successes, while emphasising its incompleteness and the areas in which
Cambridge Relativity group members are working. A brief history of observational
cosmology, A brief history of our Universe, The four pillars of the Hot Big Bang model, Shortcomings of the standard
of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
This note covers the following topics: Observations of Global Properties, Homogeneity and Isotropy, Many Distances,
Scale Factor, Spatial Curvature, Flatness-Oldness, Horizon, Inflation,
Anisotropy and Inhomogeneity.
This book covers the following topics: Introduction and Fundamental
Principles, Basic Assumptions, Theorems, and Polytropes, Sources and Sinks of
Energy, Flow of Energy through the Star and Construction of Stellar Models,
Theory of Stellar Evolution, Relativistic Stellar Structure, Structure of
Distorted Stars, Stellar Pulsation and Oscillation, The Flow of Radiation
Through the Atmosphere, Solution of the Equation of Radiative Transfer,
Environment of the Radiation Field, Construction of a Model Stellar Atmosphere,
Formation of Spectral Lines, Shape of Spectral Lines, Breakdown of Local
Thermodynamic Equilibrium and Beyond the Normal Stellar Atmosphere.
This book covers the following topics: Definitions of and Relations between Quantities used in Radiation Theory,
Blackbody Radiation, The Exponential Integral Function, Flux, Specific Intensity
and other Astrophysical Terms, Absorption, Scattering, Extinction and the
Equation of Transfer, Limb Darkening, Atomic Spectroscopy, Boltzmann's and
Saha's Equations, Oscillator Strengths, Line Profiles and Curve of Growth.
book covers the following topics: cosmological Observations, Cosmological Principle, Geometry, Linearized
General Relativity, Dynamics: a(t), Flatness-Oldness, Distant Objects, General
formula for angular sizes, Number Counts, Gamma Ray Bursts, Evolution of Diffuse
Backgrounds, Effects from Electron Scattering, Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, Last
Scattering, Horizon Problem, Inflationary Scenario, Fluctuations from Inflation,
Perturbations, Two Fluid Approximation, Acoustic Scale, Cluster of Galaxies,