Rigorous examination of relationship between loss of energy, mass, and radius of stars in a steady state. Unabridged, corrected republication of original (1939) edition. "The material is throughout presented with enviable crispness and clarity of expression. The work will undoubtedly become an indisp... read more
Cosmology by Hermann Bondi A co-developer of the steady-state theory explores his conception of the expanding universe. This historic book was among the first to present cosmology as a separate branch of physics. 1961 edition.
The Partnership: A NASA History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project by Edward Clinton Ezell, Linda Neuman Ezell, Paul Dickson Authorized NASA history of the first joint U.S.-Soviet space flight features many interviews with participants and firsthand observations of project activities. 86 pages of photos and a full-color insert. 1978 edition.
Apollo Expeditions to the Moon: The NASA History by Edgar M. Cortright Official NASA publication marks the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing and features essays by project participants recalling engineering and administrative challenges. Accessible, jargon-free accounts, highlighted by numerous illustrations.
On Mars: Exploration of the Red Planet, 1958-1978--The NASA History by Edward Clinton Ezell, Linda Neuman Ezell, Paul Dickson NASA's official history chronicles the start of our explorations of our planetary neighbor. It recounts cooperation among government, industry, and academia, and it features dozens of photos from Viking cameras.
Chariots for Apollo: The NASA History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft to 1969 by Courtney G. Brooks, James M. Grimwood, Loyd S. Swenson, Jr., Paul Dickson This illustrated history by a trio of experts is the definitive reference on the Apollo spacecraft and lunar modules. It traces the vehicles' design, development, and operation in space. More than 100 photographs and illustrations.
Project Vanguard: The NASA History by Constance McLaughlin Green, Milton Lomask, Paul Dickson This authoritative, illustrated history chronicles the Vanguard project, which placed one of the United States' earliest successful man-made satellites into Earth orbit. It analyzes scientific and technical challenges, impact on subsequent missions, and Cold War influences.
NASA Space Photos CD-ROM and Book by Suzanne E. Johnson From historic pictures of rockets and astronauts to brilliant color images of planets, galaxies, and nebulas, this collection features 151 authentic photographs from manned flights, probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope.
An Elementary Survey of Celestial Mechanics by Y. Ryabov, G. Yankovsky Accessible classic of gravitation theory and celestial mechanics explains methods used by physicists in studying celestial phenomena, including perturbed motion, satellite technology, planetary rotation, and motions of stars. 1959 edition.
Theories of Figures of Celestial Bodies by Wenceslas S. Jardetzky Suitable for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, this text explores exact methods used in the theory of figures of equilibrium and examines problems concerning figures of celestial bodies. 1958 edition.
Introduction to Tensor Calculus, Relativity and Cosmology by D. F. Lawden Elementary introduction emphasizes aspects that students find most difficult: tensors in curved spaces and application to general relativity theory; black holes; gravitational waves; more. Solution guide available upon request. 1982 edition.
Introduction to Space Dynamics by William Tyrrell Thomson Comprehensive, classic introduction to space-flight engineering for advanced undergraduate and graduate students provides basic tools for quantitative analysis of the motions of satellites and other vehicles in space.
An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics by Forest Ray Moulton Classic text still unsurpassed in presentation of fundamental principles. Covers rectilinear motion, central forces, problems of two and three bodies, much more. Includes over 200 problems, some with answers.
The Principle of Relativity by Albert Einstein, Francis A. Davis Eleven papers that forged the general and special theories of relativity include seven papers by Einstein, two by Lorentz, and one each by Minkowski and Weyl. 1923 edition.
Rigorous examination of relationship between loss of energy, mass, and radius of stars in a steady state. Unabridged, corrected republication of original (1939) edition. "The material is throughout presented with enviable crispness and clarity of expression. The work will undoubtedly become an indispensable handbook for future researchers in the field." — Nature.
Unabridged, corrected republication of original (1939) edition.
The great Indian astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910–1995), recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983 for his work on the later evolutionary stages of massive stars, was not only the author of several books reprinted by Dover over many years, but a frequent and highly valued reviewer of titles in his field during the 1970s and 1980s. Chandrasekhar's books, published by Dover, are: An Introduction to the Theory of Stellar Structure, 1967; Hydrodynamic and Hydromagnetic Stability, 1981; Principles of Stellar Dynamics, 2005; Ellipsoidal Figures of Equilibrium, 1987; and Radiative Transfer, 1960.
For those concerned with the distant future ― the really distant future ― Chandrasekhar's name will always be associated with the Chandrasekhar Limit, the figure of 1.44 solar masses, the minimal mass above which a dying star will collapse into a black hole following a supernova. People on Earth need not be bothered anticipating such drama: for us, when the sun dies, the lights will just go out. In astrophysical terms, our sun will at that point be a stable white dwarf.
Critical Acclaim for Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar: "Any new fact or insight that I may have found has not seemed to me as a 'discovery' of mine, but rather something that had always been there and that I had chanced to pick up. I discovered true mathematical elegance from Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar." ― Carl Sagan
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