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Title:Time Machine Tales The Science Fiction Adventures and Philosophical Puzzles of Time Travel
Author(s): Paul J Nahin
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XLIX, 383 p. 53 illus., 3 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Some First Words -- Introduction -- A Broad Look At Time Travel -- Philosophical Space and Time -- The Physics of Time Travel —Part I.-Philosophers, Physicists, and the Time Travel Paradoxes -- Communication With the Past -- The
Physics of Time Travel —Part II -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Appendix 3 -- Glossary -- Index.
ISBN:9783319488646
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Keywords: Popular works , Philosophy and science , Gravitation , Physics , Philosophy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Physics , Popular Science in Philosophy , Philosophy of Science , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
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Title:Earths of Distant Suns How We Find Them, Communicate with Them, and Maybe Even Travel There
Author(s): Michael Carroll
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XI, 234 p. 65 illus., 62 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter One: A Place Like Home -- Chapter Two: Early Ideas and Lessons from Our Own Backyard -- Chapter Three: The Search for and Discovery of Exoplanets -- Chapter Four: Strange Solar System Architectures -- Chapter Five: Zeroing in
on Earth 2.0 -- Chapter Six: Looking for Life in All the Right Places -- Chapter Seven: Could We Make Contact? -- Chapter Eight: Could We Visit Earths of Distant Suns? -- Chapter Nine: First Contact: What Will It Mean? -- Index
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Keywords: Popular works , Planetology , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron , Planetology
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Title:Picture This! Grasping the Dimensions of Time and Space
Author(s): Michael Carroll
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (31 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-24907-0
Contents:Preface: The Long and the Short of It -- Part One: Our Place in the Cosmos -- Chapter One: Asteroids, Comets, and Our Cosmic Landscape -- Chapter Two: Ice Dwarfs and Tiny Moons -- Chapter Three: The Weirdest Moons, Large and Small --
Chapter Four: A Tour of the Planets -- Chapter Five: Bright, Shining Stars -- Chapter Six: Nebulae, Galaxies, and the Edge of All Things -- Chapter Seven: Understanding Scale in the Universe -- Part Two: Our Place in Time -- Chapter
Eight: The Worlds Around Us -- Chapter Nine: Space Travel -- Index
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Keywords: Popular works , Planetology , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Planetology
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Title:The Protos Mandate [electronic resource] : A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Nick Kanas M.D.
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:In the 25th Century, the effects of overpopulation and global warming on Earth have led to the formation of human colonies on the Moon, Mars and elsewhere in the Solar System, yet the limited number of viable places forceshumanity to look to the star s.A crash program has been developed to send Protos 1, a giant multigenerational starship, to a newly discovered Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star. The plan is for awake crewmembers to run the ship,and for people in suspended animation to be roused before planetfall to use their skills in exploration and colony formation. To fulfill the goals of the mission and ensure that the in-flight population does not deplete the limitedresources, the Protos Mandate is set up to govern a tightly controlled soc ial system for the duration of the journey, which will take several generations.But problems threaten to sabotage the mission during its launch and transit,and what finally awaits the crewmembers shocks them in an unpredictable way. This novel chronicles the trials and tribulations of this epic first interstellar mission. The scientific appendix at the end of the book discusses thechallenges of such an interstellar mission based on an extensive literature review, and it links these challenges to specific episodes in the novel. Issues that are considered include interstellar propulsion systems, economicconsiderations of interstellar flight, psychological and sociological factors inherent in a multigenerational space mission, problems with suspended animat ion, current knowledge of exoplanets, and issues related to colonizing a distantplanet and the possible discovery of extraterrestrial life.A history of interstellar missions in science fiction is also reviewed. Nick Kanas is an Emeritus Professor of Psyc hiatry at the University of California, San Francisco,where he directed the group therapy training program. For over 20 years he conducted research in group therapy, and for nearly 2
Contents:Preface
Part I The Novel: The Protos Mandate
Part II The Science behind the Fiction: Challenges of Manned Interstellar Travel
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Title:The Hunter [electronic resource] : A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Giancarlo Genta
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The 24th century: humankind has become a spacefaring civilization, colonizing the solar system and beyond. While no alien forms of life have yet been encountered in this expansion into space, colonists suddenly encounter machinesof alien origin - hug e robots able to reproduce themselves. Called replicators by the colonists, they seem to have but a single goal: to destroy all organic life they come in contact with. Since the colonial governments have no meansto fight this menace directly, they instead promise huge rewards to whoever destroys a replicator. As a result, the frontier attracts a new kind of adventurers, the Hunters, who work to find and destroy the replicators. Mike Edwards, avvskilled young maintenance technician and robotics expert at a faraway outpost, will not only become one of them - but be the very first one to unlock the secret behind the replicators origin and mission. The scientific andtechnical aspects underlying the plot - in particular space travel, robotics and self-replica ting spacecraft - are introduced and discussed by the author in an extensive non-technical appendix. An expert in space flight technology,with a special interest in space robotics and advanced space propulsion, Giancarlo Genta is a professor in the Depart ment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino, in Turin, Italy. He is also director ofthe Italian SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) study center and is a full member of the International Academy of Astronautics. H e has written more than 300 scientific papers and 11 scientific books.Among his popularscience books are Space: The Final Frontier?, published by Cambridge University Press in 2002, and Lonely Minds in the Universe - The Search for Extraterrestrial Intell igence, published by Springer-Copernicus in June 2007. The Hunter,already published in Italian and Ukrainian, is his first novel
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Keywords: Artificial intelligence , Astrophysics , Astrobiology , Astronomy , Astronautics
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Title:Holy Sci-Fi! [electronic resource] : Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect
Author(s): Paul J Nahin
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Can a computer have a soul? Are religion and science mutually exclusive?Is there really such a thing as free will?If you could time travel to visit Jesus, would you (and should you)?For hundreds of years, philosophers,scientists, and science fiction writers have pondered these questions and many more. In Holy Sci-Fi!, popular writer Paul Nahin explores the fertile and sometimes uneasy relationship between science fiction and religion. With a scopespanning the history of religion, philosophy, and lite rature, Nahin follows religious themes in science fiction from Feynman to Foucault, and from Asimov to Aristotle. An intriguing journey through popular and well-loved books andstories, Holy Sci-Fi! shows how sci-fi has informed humanity's attitudes toward s our faiths, our future, and ourselves
Contents:1. Introduction
Authors Note One
God and Skepticism
God, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
God and Science
Authors Note Two
2. Religious Science Fiction Before Science Fiction
The 'Start' of Modern SF
Before the 'Start' of SF
Early Theological SF
Theological Maturity
3. Time, Space, God's Omniscience, and Free Will
What is Time?
Time in SF and Theology
The Four
Dimensional World
The Block Universe
God's Omniscience in Theology and SF
4. Religious Robots
Alan Turing, Artificial Minds, and the Souls of Machines
Asimovs Robotic Laws
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Keywords: Philosophy , Science Philosophy , Technology Philosophy , Science (General)
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Title:Exploring Science Through Science Fiction [electronic resource]
Author(s): Barry B Luokkala
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:How does Einsteins description of space and time compare with Dr. Who? Can James Bond really escape from an armor-plated railroad car by cutting through the floor with a laser concealed in a wristwatch? What would it take tocreate a fully-intelligent android, such as Star Treks Commander Data? How might we discover intelligent civilizations on other planets in the galaxy? Is human teleportation possible? Will our technological society ever reach thepoint at which it becomes lawful to discriminate on the basis of genetic information, as in the movie GATTACA? Exploring Science Through Science Fiction addresses these and other interesting questions, using science fiction as aspringboard for discussing fundamental science concepts and cutting-edge scienc e research. The book is designed as a primary text for a college-level course which should appeal to students in the fine arts and humanities as well as toscience and engineering students. It includes references to original research papers, landmark scien tific publications and technical documents, as well as a broad range of science literature at a more popular level. With over 180references to specific scenes in 130 sci-fi movies and TV episodes, spanning over 100 years of cinematic history, it should be an enjoyable read for anyone with an interest in science and science fiction
Contents:Preface
1 Introduction: Discerning the Real, the Possible and the Impossible
2 What is the Nature of Space and Time? (the physics of space travel and time travel)
3 What is the Universe Made of? (matter, energy and interactions)
4 Can a Machine Become Self Aware? (the sciences of computing and cognition)
5 Are We Alone in the Universe? (the search for extraterrestrial intelligence)
6 What does it Mean to be Human? (biological sciences, biotechnology and other considerations)
7 How do We Solve Our Problems? (science, technology and society)
8 What Lies Ahead? (the future
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Title:Protection of Materials and Structures From the Space Environment [electronic resource]
Author(s): Jacob Kleiman
Masahito Tagawa
Yugo Kimoto
Date:2013
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The goals of the 10th International Space Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures from Space Environment ICPMSE-10J, since its inception in 1992, have been to facilitate exchanges between members of the variousengineering and science dis ciplines involved in the development of space materials, including aspects of LEO, GEO and Deep Space environments, ground-based qualification, and in-flight experiments and lessons learned from operationalvehicles that are closely interrelated to discipl ines of the atmospheric sciences, solar-terrestrial interactions and space life sciences. The knowledge of environmental conditions on and around the Moon, Mars, Venus and the low Earthorbit as well as other possible candidates for landing such as asteroi ds have become an important issue, and protecting both hardware and human life from the effects of space environments has taken on a new meaning in light of theincreased interest in space travel and colonization of other planets. And while many material e xperiments have been carried out on the ground and in open space in the last 50 years (LDEF, MEEP, SARE, MISSE, AOP, DSPSE, ESEM, EURECA,HST, MDIM, MIS, MPID, MPAC and SEED), many questions regarding the environmental impact of space on materials remain e ither poorly understood or unanswered. The coming generations of scientists will have to continue this work andtackle new challenges, continuing to build the level of confidence humans will need to continue the colonization of space. It is hoped that the proceedings of the ICPMSE-10J presented in this book will constitute a small contributionto doing so
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Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings, 1570-6591 : v32
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Keywords: Engineering , Astrophysics , Astronautics , Structural control (Engineering) , Materials
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Title:It Came From Outer Space Wearing an RAF Blazer! [electronic resource] : A Fan's Biography of Sir Patrick Moore
Author(s): Martin Mobberley
Date:2013
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:To British television viewers, the name Patrick Moore has been synonymous with Astronomy and Space Travel since he first appeared on The Sky at Night in 1957. To amateur astronomers he has been a source of inspiration, joy,humour and even an eccentri c role model since that time. Most people know that his 55 years of presenting The Sky at Night is a world record, but what was he really like in person? What did he do away from the TV cameras, in hisobservatory, and within the British Astronomical Assoc iation, the organisation that inspired him as a youngster? Also, precisely what did he do during the War Years, a subject that has always been shrouded in mystery? Martin Mobberley,a friend of Patrick Moores for 30 years, and a former President of the Bri tish Astronomical Association, has spent ten years exhaustively researching Patricks real life away from the TV cameras. His childhood, RAF service,tireless voluntary work for astronomy and charity and his endless book writing are all examined in detail. His astronomical observations are also examined in unprecedented detail, along with the battles he fought along the way and hishatred of bureaucracy and political correctness. No fan of Sir Patrick Moore can possibly live without this work on their booksh elf!
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Contents:Chapter 1: The Pre
War Years
Chapter 2: The War Years
Chapter 3: The Post War Years
Chapter 4: The First Books and ONeills Bridge
Chapter 5:Desmond Leslie, Cedric Allingham and Science Fiction
Chapter 6: The BBC
Chapter 7: Encounters with Russians and George Alcock
Chapter 8: some Classic 1960s Broadcasts
Chapter 9: Back to the Lunar Section
Chapter 10: The Move to Armagh
Chapter 11: Meteorites, Pills, Saturn and the Leonids
Chapter 12: St. Osyth, Two British Novae, Serpents Everywhere, and an OBE
Chapter 13: Selsey and the Race to the Moon
Chapter
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Keywords: Science Study and teaching , Astronomy , Humanities
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Title:SpaceX [electronic resource] : Making Commercial Spaceflight a Reality
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2013
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Praxis
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Note:2012 - the year when the first ever privately-developed spacecraft visited the International Space Station. This is the story of how one company is transforming commercial space flight. It describes the extraordinary feats ofengineering and human ach ievement that have resulted in the world's first fully reusable launch vehicles and the prospect of human travel to Mars. SpaceX - The First Ten Years: - explores the philosophy behind the success of SpaceX -explains the practical management that enables SpaceX to keep it simple, reliable, and affordable - details the developmentof the Falcon 1, Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets and the technology of the Merlin engines - describes thecollaboration with NASA - introduces current SpaceX projects, including the Grasshopper reusable launch vehicle and the Stratolaunch System. SpaceX - The First Ten Years is a portrait of one of the most spectacular spaceflighttriumphs of the 21st century, one that is laying the foundation for humanity to become a spacefaring civilization
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Contents:Elon Musk
Space Exers
The Engines Merlin
The Rockets: from the Falcon 1 to the Falcon 9
The Rockets: from the Falcon 9 to the Falcon Heavy
The Spacecraft Dragon
Contracts and Flight Operations
Ill Put a Man on Mars in 10 Years
Red Dragon
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Keywords: Engineering , Astrophysics , Mathematics , Astronautics , Entrepreneurship
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Title:Emigrating Beyond Earth [electronic resource] : Human Adaptation and Space Colonization
Author(s): Cameron M Smith
Evan T Davies
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:For four million years humankind has been actively expanding geographically and in doing so has adapted to a wide variety of hostile environments. Now we are looking towards the ultimate adaptation - the colonization of space.Emigrating Beyond Earth illustrates that this is not a technocratic endeavor, but a natural continuation of human evolution a journey not just for the engineer and rocket scientist, but for everyman. Based on the most currentunderstanding of our universe, human adaptation and ev olution, the authors explain why space colonization must be planned as an adaptation to, rather than the conquest of, space. Emigrating Beyond Earth argues that space colonizationis an insurance policy for our species, and that it isn't about rockets and robots, it's about humans doing what we've been doing for four million years: finding new places and new ways to live. Applying a unique anthropologicalapproach, the authors outline a framework for continued human space exploration and offer a glimpse of a possible human future involving interstellar travel and settlement of worlds beyond our own
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Contents:List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements and Dedications
About the Authors
Preface
Part I: The Context and Uniqueness of Human Evolution and Adaptation
Chapter 1: The Extraterrestrial Adaptation: Humanity, Evolution and Migration Into Space
Chapter 2: Stardust: The Origins of Life, Evolution and Adaptation
Chapter 3: The Adaptive Equipment of the Genus Homo: Symbolism and Niche Construction
Part II: Arguments For and Against Human Space Colonization
Chapter 4: A Choice of Catastrophes
Common Arguments for Space Colonization
Chapter 5: False Choices
C
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Title:Foothold in the Heavens [electronic resource] : The Seventies
Author(s): Ben Evans
Date:2010
Publisher:New York, NY : Praxis : Imprint: Springer
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Note:April 12, 2011 is the 50th Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering journey into space. To commemorate this momentous achievement, Springer-Praxis is producing a mini-series of books that reveals how humanity's knowledge offlying, working, and living in space has grown in the last half century. Foothold in the Heavens focuses on the early 1970s, when we completed our first exploration of the Moon and established a real, long-term presence in orbit withthe first space stations. It marked a transitiona l phrase between the heady days of the 1960s and efforts to make space travel more economical, more frequent and more routine in the later 1970s and 1980s. This book explores the intensecompetition and bitter rivalry between the United States and the Sovi et Union - with one side devoting its energies to lunar exploration, the other diverting its attention to near-Earth studies - which eventually brought a pair of ColdWar foes away from the nuclear trigger to the negotiating table and opened a new era of c ooperation in space
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Contents:New directions
Luna incognita
At home, above
Luna cognita
End of the beginning
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Title:Starlight [electronic resource] : An Introduction to Stellar Physics for Amateurs
Author(s): Keith Robinson
Date:2009
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Note:When you look up at the sky at night and see the stars, do you understand what youre looking at? What is starlight made up of, and how does it travel to us? How are stars born, and how do they die? How do we figure out how faraway are the stars and h ow massive they are? Can we know which stars will go supernova and which will end up as white dwarfs or black holes? How long will our Sun continue to shine down on us, and how do we know its age? There are somany questions, and in this engaging and infor mative book by Keith Robinson, which serves as a companion to his very popular earlier book called Spectroscopy the Key to the Stars, you will learn the basics of stellar physics andthe answers to many of these questions, as well as how to figure out som e of those answers for yourself. We have come so far in our understanding of stellar light and heat. By reading this book, you, too, can understand many of thesecrets of the fiery Sun that rules our Solar System and the gemlike points of light in the nigh t sky
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Contents:Introduction
The River of Starlight
Starlight by Numbers
From Light to Starlight
Space
The Great Radiation Field
A Multitude of Magnitudes for the Colors of Starlight
The Photons Must Get Through
Radiative Transfer
First Look Inside a Star
The Atmosphere
Deep Inside a Star
In Space Between Stars
A Star Story
10 Billion Years in the Making
Appendix 1: The Greek Alphabet
Appendix 2: Astronomical and Physical Units and Constants
Appendix 3: The Doppler Effect
Index
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Title:Elementary Functional Analysis [electronic resource]
Author(s): Barbara MacCluer
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:This text is intended for a one-semester introductory course in functional analysis for graduate students and well-prepared advanced undergraduates in mathematics and related fields. It is also suitable for self-study, and couldbe used for an indepen dent reading course for undergraduates preparing to start graduate school. While this book is relatively short, the author has not sacrificed detail. Arguments are presented in full, and many examples arediscussed, making the book ideal for the reader who may be learning the material on his or her own, without the benefit of a formal course or instructor. Each chapter concludes with an extensive collection of exercises. The choice oftopics presented represents not only the author's preferences, but also h er desire to start with the basics and still travel a lively path through some significant parts of modern functional analysis. The text includes some historicalcommentary, reflecting the author's belief that some understanding of the historical context o f the development of any field in mathematics both deepens and enlivens one's appreciation of the subject. The prerequisites for this bookinclude undergraduate courses in real analysis and linear algebra, and some acquaintance with the basic notions of po int set topology. An Appendix provides an expository discussion of the more advanced real analysis prerequisites,which play a role primarily in later sections of the book. Barbara MacCluer is Professor of Mathematics at University of Virginia. She also co -authored a book with Carl Cowen, Composition Operators on Spaces of Analytic Functions (CRC1995)
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Contents:Preface
Hilbert Space Preliminaries
Operator Theory Basics
The Big Three
Compact Operators
Banach and C+
Algebras
The Spectral Theorem
Real Analysis Topics
References
Index
ISBN:9780387855295
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Keywords: Mathematics , Functional analysis
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Title:The Night Sky Companion [electronic resource] A Yearly Guide to Sky-Watching 2009
Author(s): Tammy Plotner
Date:2009
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Note:The Night Sky Companion is far more than just an observing guide. It is a years journey into the science and facts of astronomy and space travel, along with some of its history and the men and women who made it. If youre asky watcher equipped with an y kind of astronomical telescope, binoculars, or even just your eyes, you are sure to find this book fascinating and useful. Taking a day-by-day look at the sky over the course of the whole year, TammyPlotner has assembled a digest to appeal to all amateu r and practical astronomers, as well as armchair astronomers. In this book youll find a wealth of information touching upon every aspect of your observations, including hwoto locate the object youre looking for, whether its a meteor shower, a comet, a var iable star, a crater on the Moon, or the remnants of a supernova. By the time the year is over, youll be an expert on the skiesand ready totackle yet another year of exciting projects!
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Contents:January, 2009
February, 2009
March, 2009
April, 2009
May, 2009
June, 2009
July, 2009
August, 2009
September, 2009
October, 2009
November, 2009
December, 2009
ISBN:9780387795096
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Keywords: Astronomy
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Title:The Search for Extraterrestrials [electronic resource] Intercepting Alien Signals
Author(s): Monte Ross
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Praxis
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Note:In The Search for Extraterrestrials, Monte Ross explores in detail the key problems in starting a search, the programs that have failed and those that continue. He includes the fundamental considerations and the physics of thenecessary laser, UV, IR and RF technologies, as well as coding and information theory considerations. The author explores future possibilities providing the reader with a comprehensive view of the many ways signals from aliens could besent and explains why the search using RF le aves more than 99% of the electromagnetic spectrum unexamined. He also demonstrates the many parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, considering the next likely steps in this uniqueenterprise. Given mans intrinsic nature to explore, the search will continu e in one form or many, until success is achieved, which may be tomorrow or a millennium away. In summary, Monte Ross proposes to get around the failure of afruitless search at radio frequencies by developing, in a precise way, the argument for searching f or transmissions in the optical region of the electromagnetic spectrum
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Contents:The likelihood of extraterrestrial intelligence
Vast distances and long travel times
Stars, their evolution and types
Planets and our Sun
The many constraints on life
Why would anyone transmit to us?
The Drake Equation and habitable planets
The basics of space communication
Where to look in the electromagnetic spectrum?
Receiver basics and how big is big?
Noise and limitations on sensitivity
Programs in SETI
A brief history of SETI
Radio
frequency and microwave SETI, including the Allen Telescope Array
Early optical SETI and the all
sky Harvard system
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Keywords: Astrophysics , Astronomy
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Title:Ice, Rock, and Beauty [electronic resource] : A Visual Tour of the New Solar System
Author(s): David Brodie
Date:2008
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Ice, Rock, and Beauty is a book for anybody who lives in the solar neighborhood, and takes an interest in its significance to us as residents. Human experience of the Solar System is changing rapidly. Techniques of observationfrom Earth-based telesco pes continue to develop, while missions such as Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, and the Hubble Space Telescope have yielded many stunning images. So although most people have some knowledge of the essential structureof the Solar System, relatively few are fami liar with the amazing diversity of objects that travel with and amongst the planets in their journeys around the Sun. The book gathers images from a rich pool, many from national andinternational organizations such as NASA and ESA, some directly from acad emic astronomers, and a few from private individuals. Together they tell a story of the Solar System, and of its beauty, that has not been told before
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Contents:The Wonder Just Goes On and On
Within Ourselves
That's You, Right in the Middle
Not Quite a Bee's Eye View
The Namer and the Named
The Truth but not the Whole Truth
What Happened Next
Up and Down
What It's Good At
Third Rock and a Bit
A Fabulous Night
Aorounga to Zapadnaya (by Way of Manicouagan)
Known and Unknown
Works of Nature
And Cold Indifference
Enough Way Beyonds
A Pretty Face but a Cold One
A Journey of a Thousand Lifetimes
A Moon of One's Own
No Substitute for Going There
Ringshine
Beneath the Blowing Sands
Design
ISBN:9780387731032
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Keywords: Science (General) , Planetology , Astronomy
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Title:Space Weather- Physics and Effects [electronic resource]
Author(s): Volker Bothmer
Ioannis A Daglis
Date:2007
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:This book is a state-of-the-art review on the physics of space weather and on space weather impacts on human technology, including manned spaceflight. With contributions from a team of international experts, this comprehensivework covers all aspects of space weather physical processes, and all known aspects of space hazards from humans, both in space and on Earth. Space Weather - Physics and Effects provides the first comprehensive, scientific background ofspace storms caused by the sun and its impac t on geospace focuses on weather issues that have become vital for the development of nationwide technological infrastructures explains magnetic storms on Earth, including the effects of EUVradiation on the atmosphere is an invaluable aid in establishing real-time weather forecasts details the threat that solar effects might have on modern telecommunication systems, including national power grid systems, aircraft andmanned spaceflight
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Contents:Space weather forecasting historically viewed through the lens of meteorology
The Sun as the prime source of space weather
The coupling of the solar wind to the Earths magnetosphere
Major radiation environments in the heliosphere and their implications for interplanetary travel
Radiation belts and ring current
Ionospheric response
Solar effects in the middle and lower stratosphere and probable associations with the troposphere
Space weather effects on communications
Space weather effects on power grids
Space weather impacts on space radiation protection
Effects
ISBN:9783540345787
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Keywords: Physical geography , Meteorology , Astrophysics , Climatic changes , Environmental toxicology
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Title:Solar journey: The significance of our galactic environment for the heliosphere and earth [electronic resource]
Author(s): Priscilla C Frisch
Date:2006
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:Humans evolved when the Sun was in the great void of the Local Bubble. The Sun entered the present environment of interstellar clouds only during the late Quaternary. Astronomical data reveal these long and short term changes inour galactic environme nt. Theoretical models then tell us how these changes affect interplanetary particles, planetary magnetospheres, and the Earth itself. Cosmic rays leave an isotopic signature in the paleoclimate record that helpstrace the solar journey through space. Sola r Journey: The Significance of Our Galactic Environment for the Heliosphere and Earth lays the foundation for an interdisciplinary study of the influence of interstellar material on thesolar system and Earth as we travel through the Milky Way Galaxy. The solar wind bubble responds dynamically to interstellar material flowing past the Sun, regulating interstellar gas, dust, and cosmic particle fluxes in theinterplanetary medium and the Earth. Cones of interstellar gas and dust focused by solar gravity, the magnetospheres of the outer planets, and cosmic rays at Earth all might yield the first hints of changes in our galactic environment.Twelve articles from leading experts in diverse fields discuss the physical changes expected as the heliosphere adjusts t o its galactic environment. Topics include the interaction between the solar wind and interstellar dust and gas,cosmic ray modulation, magnetospheres, temporal variations in the solar environment, and the cosmic ray isotope record preserved in paleoclimat e data. The breadth of processes discussed in this book make it a valuable resource forscientists and students doing research in the fields of Space Physics, Astronomy and the Paleoclimate
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Contents:Introduction: Paleoheliosphere versus PaleoLISM
Heliospheric Variation in Response to Changing Interstellar Environments
The Influence of the Interstellar Magnetic Field on the Heliospheric Interface
Interstellar Conditions and Planetary Magnetospheres
Long
term Variations in the Galactic Environment of the Sun
Short
term Variations in the Galactic Environment of the Sun
Variations of the Interstellar Dust Distribution in the Heliosphere
Effects in the Inner Heliosphere Caused by Changing Conditions in the Galactic Environment
Variable Terrestrial Particle Environments
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Keywords: Astronomy , Astrophysics
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Title:Recent Developments on Structural Equation Models Theory and Applications
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Date:2004
Size:1 online resource (358 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4020-1958-6
Contents:1: Theoretical Developments -- 1. Statistical Power in PATH Models for Small Sample Sizes -- 2. SEM State Space Modeling of Panel Data in Discrete and continuous Time and its Relationship to Traditional State Space Modeling -- 3.
Thurstone’s Case V Model: a Structural Equations Modeling Perspective -- 4. Evaluating Uncertainty of Model Acceptability in Empirical Applications: A Replacement Approach -- 5. Improved Analytic Interval Estimation of Scale
Reliability -- 6. A Component Analysis Approach towards Multisubject Multivariate Longitudinal Data Analysis -- 7. Least Squares Optimal Scaling for Partially Observed Linear Systems -- 8. Multilevel Structural Equation Models: the
Limited Information Approach and the Multivariate Multilevel Approach -- 9. Latent Differential Equation Modeling with Multivariate MultiOccasion Indicators -- 2: Applications -- 10. Varieties of Causal Modeling: How Optimal Research
Design Varies by Explanatory Strategy -- 11. Is it Possible to Feel Good and Bad at the Same Time? New Evidence on the Bipolarity of Mood-State Dimensions -- 12. Development of a Short Form of the Eysenck Personality Profiler via
Structural Equation Modeling -- 13. Methodological Issues in the Application of the Latent Growth Curve Model -- 14. Modeling Longitudinal Data of an Intervention Study on Travel Model Choice: Combining Latent Growth Curves and
Autoregressive Models -- 15. Methods for Dynamic Change Hypotheses -- 16. Modeling Latent Trait-Change
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Series:Mathematical Modelling: Theory and Applications: 19
Keywords: Psychology , Business , Management science , Statistics , Economic theory , Econometrics , Psychology , Psychology, general , Econometrics , Business and Management, general , Economic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods , Statistics for Business/Economics/Mathematical Finance/Insurance
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Title:Deep-Space Probes
Author(s): Gregory L Matloff
Date:2000
Size:1 online resource (184 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4471-3641-5
Contents:1 Motivations for Deep-Space Travel -- 2 The Realms of Space -- 3 Tomorrow’s Targets -- 4 Space Propulsion Today -- 5 The Incredible Shrinking Spaceprobe -- 6 The Nuclear Option -- 7 Twenty-First Century Starflight -- 8 On the
Technological Horizon -- 9 Exotic Possibilities -- 10 Of Stars, Planets and Life -- 11 Life Between the Stars -- 12 Conscious Spacecraft -- 13 Meeting ET -- Afterword -- Nomenclature
ISBN:9781447136415
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Keywords: Physics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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Title:The Letters and Papers of Jan Hendrik Oort As Archived in the University Library, Leiden
Author(s): J. K Katgert-Merkelijn
Date:1997
Size:1 online resource (198 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-011-5764-3
Contents:1. Research and Teaching -- 1.1. Research, general -- 1.2. Specific research for special lectures -- 1.3. Book reviews, biographies etc -- 1.4. Popular lectures and articles -- 1.5. Courses of lectures at Leiden Observatory -- 1.6.
Other lectures -- 1.7. Research of colleagues and students -- 1.8. Lecture notes when a student -- 1.9. Chapter 21 of Stars and Stellar Systems V Book -- 1.10. Notes on literature -- 2. Correspondence -- 2.1. General correspondence --
2.2. Personal correspondence -- 2.3. Strange letters and wild theories -- 2.4. Correspondence with foreign visitors -- 2.5. Correspondence on travel arrangements -- 2.6. Correspondence on projects financed by ZWO -- 2.7. Letters of
recommendation -- 3. Leiden Observatory -- 3.1. Correspondence on the Observatory at Hartebeespoortdam -- 3.2. Correspondence Rockefeller Telescope -- 3.3. Leids Sterrewacht Fonds -- 3.4. Leids Kerkhoven-Bosscha Fonds (LKBF) -- 3.5.
Assistant Director -- 3.6. Director, 1945-1947 -- 3.7. Kenya Expedition -- 3.8. Bosscha Observatory at Lembang -- 3.9. Diaries day-to-day appointments -- 3.10. Jan Hendrik Oortfonds -- 4. Leiden University -- 4.1. Baccalaureate
Committee, 1957-1960 -- 4.2. Committee for the Development of Scientific Research -- 4.3. Boerhaave Museum for the History of Science -- 4.4. Academic Arts Committee -- 4.5. Curatoren -- 4.6. Senate, 1951-1955, 1963-1969 -- 4.7.
Faculty of Science -- 4.8. Bachiene Foundation -- 4.9. Civitas Academica -- 5. Astronomy in the Netherlands -- 5.1. Netherlands Foundation for Radio Astronomy -- 5.2. Benelux Cross Antenna Project, 1958-1967 -- 5.3. Space Research --
5.4. Bulletin of the Astronomical Institutes of the Netherlands -- 5.5. Eclipse Commission -- 5.6. Summer course at Nijenrode, 1960 -- 5.7. Scientific meetings -- 5.8. Dutch Telescope in Southern Europe -- 5.9. Academic Council,
section Astronomy (SSAR) -- 6. Netherlands -- 6.1. KNAW (Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences) -- 6.2. Other learned societies and organizations, both national and foreign -- 6.3. Speeches -- 6.4. Teacher’s degree examinations, 1930-1941 --
6.5. Academic Council -- 6.6. KNMI (Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute) -- 6.7. Editorial Board of Natuur en Techniek -- 6.8. Christiaan Huygens -- 7. Europe -- 7.1. European Southern Observatory -- 7.2. Astronomy and Astrophysics,
1968-1972 -- 7.3. Astronomy and Astrophysics, correspondence and referee reports -- 7.4. European Conferences -- 7.5. Foreign Programme committees, 1971-1977 -- 7.6. Astronomy in Germany, 1967 -- 7.7. Pontifical Academy -- 7.8. Jury
membership Prix Docteur A. de Leeuw -- 8. International (World) -- 8.1. International Astronomical Union (IAU) -- 8.2. Inter-Union Committee for the Allocation of Frequencies -- 8.3. International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) --
8.4. Symposia -- 8.5. Foreign Visits, lectures, and seminars -- 8.6. Honours and prizes -- 8.7. International Computation Centre -- 8.8. Copernicus 500th Anniversary celebrations -- 8.9. Periodical publications -- 8.10 Humanitarian
Issues -- 9. Personal Archives -- 9.1 Correspondence -- 9.2 Documents and notes -- 9.3 Personal notes and diaries -- 9.4 Press cuttings -- List Of Publications -- List Of Abbreviations -- Name Index
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Keywords: Physics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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Title:The Navstar Global Positioning System
Author(s): Tom Logsdon
Date:1992
Size:1 online resource (256 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4615-3104-3
Contents:1 The Science of Navigation -- What Is Navigation? -- A Typical Ground-Based Radionavigation System -- The Advantages of Space-based Transmitters -- The Transit Navigation Satellites -- Gravity Gradient Stabilization -- Disturbance
Compensation Systems -- Compensating for Ionospheric Delays -- Compensating for Tropospheric Delays -- Navigation Techniques -- The Navstar Revolution -- Navstar Navigation Techniques -- The Navstar Clocks -- Practical Benefits for All
Mankind -- 2 The Navstar GPS -- The Space Segment -- Signal Structure and Pseudorandom Codes -- Navigation Solutions -- Correcting for Relativistic Time Delays -- Correcting for Ionospheric and Tropospheric Delays -- Decoding the
50-Bit-Per-Second Data Stream -- The Various Families of Navstar Satellites -- The User Segment -- A Typical High-Performance 5-Channel Receiver -- Operating Procedures -- The Control Segment -- Inverting the Navigation Solution -- The
Monitor Stations and The Master Control Station -- Field Test Results -- 3 Performance Comparisons for Today’s Radionavigation Systems -- A Sampling of Today’s Ground-based Navigation Systems -- Loran C/D -- Omega -- VOR/DME Tacan --
The Microwave Landing System -- Inertial Navigation -- JTIDS Relnav and PLRS -- Signpost Navigation Techniques -- A Sampling of Today’s Space-based Navigation Systems -- Transit -- The Navstar Global Positioning System -- The French
Argos -- Side-by-side Performance Comparisons -- 4 User-Set Architecture -- The Major Components of a Typical Navstar Receiver -- The Receiver Antenna and Its Associated Electronics -- The Tracking Loops -- Navigation Processor --
Power Supply -- Control-Display Unit -- Choosing the Proper User-set Architecture -- Performance Comparisons -- Selecting the Antennas -- Selecting the Proper Computer Processing Techniques -- Solving for the User’s Position --
Computing and Interpreting the Geometrical Dilution of Precision -- Ranging Error Budgets -- Kalman Filtering Techniques -- 5 User-set Performance -- Accuracy Estimates for Various Methods of Navigation -- Performance Criteria to
Consider when Purchasing a Navstar Receiver -- Receiver Design Choices -- Number of Channels and Sequencing Rate -- Access to Selective-availability Signals -- Available Performance Enhancement Techniques -- Computer Processing
Capabilities -- Receiver Design Smart Card -- Today’s Available Navstar Receivers -- Hand-held Receivers -- Commercially Available Navstar Chipsets -- 6 Differential Navigation and Pseudo-satellites -- Performance Comparisons: Absolute
and Differential Navigation -- Special Committee 104’s Recommended Data-exchange Protocols -- The Coast Guard’s Differential Navigation System Tests -- Motorola’s Mini Ranger Test Results -- COMSAT’s Data Distribution Service for the
Gulf of Mexico -- Wide-area Differential Navigation Services -- Pseudo-satellites -- Special Committee 104’s Data Exchange Protocols for Pseudo-satellites -- Comparisons Between Differential Navigation and Pseudo-satellites -- 7
Interferometry Techniques -- The Classical Michaelson-Morley Interferometry Experiment -- Measuring Attitude Angles with Special Navstar Receivers -- Eliminating Solution Ambiguities -- Practical Test Results -- Using Interferometry to
Fix Position -- Single, Double, and Triple Differencing Techniques -- The POPS Post-Processing Software -- Spaceborne Interferometry Receivers -- Motorola’s Commercially Available Monarch -- Tomorrow’s Generic Spaceborne Receivers -- 8
Integrated Navigation Systems -- Integrated Navigation -- Inertial Navigation -- Error Growth Rates -- Reinitialization Techniques -- Ring Laser Gyros -- Monolithic Ring Laser Gyros -- Fiber Optic Gyros -- Using the GPS for Testing
Inertial Navigation Systems -- The Practical Benefits of Integrated Navigation -- Chassis-level Integration -- 9 Interoperability with Other Navigation Systems -- The Soviet Glonass -- The Glonass Specification Release at Montreal --
The Glonass Constellation -- Orbital Maneuvers for the Glonass Satellites -- Building Dual-capability GPS/Glonass Receivers -- Receiver Design Difficulties -- Dual-Capability Receiver Tests at Leeds University -- The FAA’s Joint
Research Efforts with Soviet Scientists -- Other Attempts to Build Dual-capability Receivers -- Integrity Monitoring Techniques -- Interoperability with Other Radionavigation Systems -- Eastport International’s Integrated System for
Underwater Navigation -- 10 The Navstar Satellites -- The Eight Major Spacecraft Subsystems -- The Orbit Injection Subsystem -- Tracking, Telemetry and Command -- Attitude and Velocity Control -- Electrical Power -- Navigation
Subsystem -- Reaction Control -- Thermal Control -- Structures and Mechanisms -- On-orbit Test Results -- The Multiyear Spacecraft Procurement -- Booster Rockets -- Orbital Perturbations -- The Spacecraft Ephemeris Constants --
Satellite Viewing Angles -- Earth-shadowing Intervals -- Repeating Ground-trace Geometry -- 11 Precise Time Synchronization -- John Harrison’s Marine Chronometer -- Celestial Navigation Techniques -- A Short History of Time -- The
Atomic Clocks Carried Aboard the Navstar Satellites -- Cesium Atomic Clocks -- Rubidium Atomic Clocks -- Developing Atomic Clocks Light Enough to Travel Into Space -- The Growing Need for Precise Time Synchronization -- Time Sync
Methodologies -- Fixing Time with the Navstar Signals -- Lightweight Hydrogen Masers for Tomorrow’s Navstar Satellites -- Crosslink Ranging Techniques -- 12 Digital Avionics and Air Traffic Control -- The Sabreliner’s Flight to the
Paris Air Show -- Four Major Concerns of the Federal Aviation Administration -- Selective Availability -- User-Set Fees -- Integrity-related Failures -- Continuous Five-satellite Coverage -- Using a Dedicated Constellation for Air
Traffic Control -- An Alternative Architecture Using the GPS -- Comparisons Between Geosynchronous and Semisynchronous Constellations -- Piggyback Geosynchronous Payloads -- The Autoland System Test Results -- 13 Geodetic Surveying and
Satellite Positioning -- Determining the Shape of Planet Earth -- The Theory of Isostasy -- The Earth’s Contours Under Hydrostatic Equilibrium -- GPS Calibrations at the Turtmann Test Range -- Static Surveying Techniques -- Kinematic
and Pseudo-kinematic Surveying -- Freeway Surveying During War in the Persian Gulf -- Navstar Positioning for Landsat D -- The Landsat’s Spaceborne Receiver -- On-Orbit Navigation Accuracy -- Orbit Determination for High-altitude
Satellites -- Today’s Available Spaceborne Receivers -- 14 Military Applications -- The Military Benefits of the Worldwide Common Grid -- Field Test Results -- Projected Battlefield Benefits -- Test Range Applications -- Military
Receivers -- Carrier-landing Accuracies -- Amphibious Warfare Operations -- Accuracy-enhancements for Strategic and Cruise Missiles -- 15 Civil Applications -- Dinosaur Hunting with the GPS -- Guiding Archaeological Expeditions --
Tracking Hazardous Icebergs -- Offshore Oil Exploration -- Fixing the Positions of Railroad Trains -- Automobile Navigation -- Dead Reckoning Systems -- Tomorrow’s Space-based Vehicle Navigation Techniques -- Today’s Available
Automotive Navigation Systems -- Futuristic Applications for Navstar Navigation -- Appendix A Additional Sources of lnformation -- GPS Information Centers -- The U.S. Coast Guard’s Information Center -- The Computer Bulletin Board at
Holloman Air Force Base -- Global Satellite Software’s Computer Bulletin Board -- The Glonass Computer Bulletin Board -- Precise GPS Orbit Information -- Military GPS Information Directory -- GPS Information with a European Flavor --
The United Kingdom -- The Netherlands -- Norway -- GPS Clock Behavior -- Information for Surveyors -- GPS World Magazine -- The Federal Radionavigation Plan -- Appendix B Today’s Global Family of User-set Makers -- Domestic User-set
Makers -- Foreign User-set Makers -- Appendix C Navigation-Related Clubs and Organizations -- Appendix D Navigation-related Magazines and Periodicals
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Title:Bioastronomy The Search for Extraterrestial Life — The Exploration Broadens Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Bioastronomy Held at Val Cenis, Savoie, France, 18–23 June 1990
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Date:1991
Size:1 online resource (413 p.)
Note:10.1007/3-540-54752-5
Contents:Opening remarks -- The creation of free energy -- Particulate disks around main sequence stars -- Bursts of star formation in the local galactic disk and their implications for the origin and evolution of life around the sun and
nearby stars -- Testing theories of star formation -- Towards an estimate of the fration of stars with planets from velocities of high precision -- On the feasibility of extra-solar planetary detection at very low ratio frequencies --
The ESO microvariability Key Program and the detection of extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs -- A proposal for the search of extrasolar planets by occultation -- Near-term prospects for extra-solar planet detection: The astrometric
imaging telescope -- A search for T-Tauri stars based on the IRAS Point Source Catalog -- How many single stars among solar-type stars? -- Habitable planetary orbits around ? centauri and other binaries -- The search for protostars --
The habitability of Mars-like planets around main sequence stars -- Planetary accretion debris and IR excesses in open stellar clusters -- Lithium abundances as a probe of the early evolution of solar-type stars -- Low-amplitude
stellar velocity variations: Other possibilities -- Some recent developments in interstellar chemistry -- The formation of long chains of carbon atoms in space -- Hydrogen cyanide polymerization: A preferred cosmochemical pathway --
PAHs: Very abundant organic molecules in the interstellar medium -- Primitive evolution: Early information transfer and catalysis by purines -- The search for H2O in extraterrestrial environments -- Self-assembly properties of
primitive organic compounds -- Cometary studies: Bioastronomical perspectives -- Origin of the biosphere of the earth -- Carbon-rich micrometeorites and prebiotic synthesis -- Titan's atmosphere probed by stellar occultation -- Study
of transmitted light through Titans atmosphere -- UV radiation fields in dense clouds: Photochemical effects -- Prebiotic chemistry in planetary environments -- Terrestrial accretion of prebiotic volatiles and organic molecules during
the heavy bombardment -- Geophysiology and habitable zones around sun-like stars -- Exobiological habitats: An overview -- Habitable zones for earth-like planets around main sequence stars -- Titan's atmosphere from voyager infrared
observations: Parallels and differences with the primitive earth -- Liquid water and life on early mars -- New interpretation of crustal extension evidences on mars -- Martian paleohydrology and its implications for exobiology science
-- Boundaries of the earth's biosphere -- The impact of technology on SETI -- RFI surveys at selected radio observatories -- A 1 Hz resolution RFI survey: Preliminary results -- The SERENDIP II SETI project: Observations and RFI
analysis -- SETI: On the telescope and on the drawing board -- Project of ETI signal search at the wavelength 1.47 mm -- A SETI search technique: Monitor stars to which we have sent signals -- Radio search for alien space probes --
Karhunen-Loève versus Fourier transform for SETI -- On the strategy of SETI -- Pan-Galactic puise periods and the pulse window for SETI -- Cosmic background radiation limits for SETI -- VLBI and interstellar scattering tests for SETI
signals -- A test for the interstellar contact channel hypothesis in SETI -- The SETI program of the Planetary Society -- Trying to do science using high spectral resolution SETI prototypes -- The summit of the CBR at mm wavelengths
and other queries -- The potential contribution of the northern cross radiotelescope to the SETI program -- A proposal for a SETI global network -- A search for Dyson spheres around late-type stars in the Iras catalog -- Gravitational,
plasma, and black-hole lenses for interstellar communications -- SETI through the gamma-ray window: A search for interstellar spacecraft -- Criteria of artificiality in SETI -- The antecedents of consciousness: Evolving the
“intelligent” ability to simulate situations and contemplate the consequences of novel courses of action -- Cognition in an African Grey parrot -- Archaeology in space: Encountering Alien Trash and other remains -- Biological
constraints on interstellar travel -- A philosophical approach to the extraterrestrial life issue -- The intrinsic limit to the speed of innovation and its relevance for the question “where are they?” -- SETI searches with the 70m
SUFFA radio telescope -- Strategy of the mutual search for civilizations by means of probes -- Connections: Life on Earth and atoms in the Universe -- From the physical world to the biological universe: Historical developments
underlying SETI -- A possible way for evolution of the intellect of intelligent beings -- SETI as a science -- May there be an ultimate goal to the cosmic evolution? -- Evolutionary approach to the SETI problem -- Peace among the
factions: Cooling tempers in the extraterrestrial life debate -- The likely organizational order of advanced intelligences -- The role of comprehensive perception in tradition -- Technical evolution and positive feedback -- Contact
paranoia and pronoia: An anthropologist looks at SETI -- The declaration of principles for activities following the detection of extraterrestrial intelligence -- The consequences of contact: Views of the scientific community and the
science media -- Selection criteria in bioastronomy: Excerpts from a panel discussion -- Summary of scientific content of the symposium
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Keywords: Physics , Geophysics , Space sciences , Physics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Geophysics/Geodesy
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Title:Information Dynamics
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Date:1991
Size:1 online resource (364 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4899-2305-9
Contents:Measures and Principles of Uncertainty and Information: Recent Developments -- Information and Complexity Measures in Dynamical Systems -- Recursive Symbolic Encoding and Hierarchical Description of Complex Systems -- Reconstructing
Language Hierarchies -- A Theory of State Space Reconstruction in the Presence of Noise -- Applied Chaos: Quantifying Complex Systems -- Modelling Fractals and Turbulence -- Chaotic Data and Model Building -- Causality and Information
Flow -- Some Remarks on the Problem of Repeatability of Experiments Dealing with Complex Systems -- Non — Boolean Logic of the Theory of Evolutionary Science -- Chaos and Information Processing: Multifractal Attractors Mediating
Perception and Cognition -- Reconstructing Complexity: Information Dynamics in Acoustic Perception -- Measuring Correlations in Energy Landscapes and Why It Matters -- Aspects of Information Processing: Information Flow in Synergetic
Computers -- The Quantum Mechanical Computer -- Complementarity of Structure and Dynamics -- Information and Dynamical Systems -- On Boltzmann Entropy and Coarse — Graining for Classical Dynamical Systems -- Algorithmic Information
Content, Church — Turing Thesis, Physical Entropy, and Maxwell’s Demon -- The Entropy Creation Necessary to Perform a Measurement and to Reset It -- Information Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Mechanical Entropy -- Dynamical Entropy for
Infinite Quantum Systems -- Quantum Chaos in Open Systems -- A Dynamical System Approach to Quantum Mechanics with Imaginary Time -- Do Quantum Particles Travel in Real Space Time? Experimental Evidence and Theoretical Implications --
What Happens During a Quantum Transition? -- Epilogue: Dualities, Context, and Meaning -- Participants
ISBN:9781489923059
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Series:NATO ASI Series, Series B: Physics: 256
Keywords: Engineering , Physics , Applied mathematics , Engineering mathematics , Engineering , Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering , Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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Call number:SPRINGER-1991-9781461244349:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Challenges of Astronomy Hands-on Experiments for the Sky and Laboratory
Author(s): W Schlosser
Date:1991
Size:1 online resource (236 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4612-4434-9
Contents:1. The Vault of Heaven -- 2. Astronomy of the Spheres -- 3. Early Astronomy -- 4. The Earth’s Radius -- 5. The Distance of the Moon -- 6. Measuring Lunar Mountains -- 7. The Phases of Venus -- 8. Saturn’s Parallax and Motion -- 9. The
Astronomical Unit -- 10. The Moon’s Orbit -- 11. The Galilean Moons of Jupiter -- 12. Planetary Packaging: Mean Densities -- 13. Earth Satellites -- 14. Orbits and Space Travel -- 15. Photography of the Sun and Stars -- 16. The Speed
and Color of Light -- 17. Planetary Surface Temperatures -- 18. Planetary Atmospheres -- 19. Atmospheric Effects on Starlight and Sunlight -- 20. Sources of Cosmic Radiation -- 21. Optical Aids and Their Limitations -- 22. Laser Light
and Speckle Interferometry -- 23. Photometry -- 24. Spectral Analysis -- 25. The Doppler Effect -- 26. Binary Star Systems -- 27. Fundamental Properties of Stars -- 28. The Face of a Star: The Sun -- 29. Star Clusters -- 30. Olbers’s
Paradox: Cosmology and the Night Sky -- Appendices -- A — Coordinate Systems and Spherical Astronomy -- B — A Brief Summary of Error Analysis -- C — Constructing a Cross-Staff -- D — Julian Day Number Table -- E — Planetary Position
Tables -- F — Photographic Targets -- G — Topics Guide
ISBN:9781461244349
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Keywords: Physics , Geophysics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Geophysics/Geodesy
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Call number:SPRINGER-1985-9789400954625:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Search for Extraterrestrial Life: Recent Developments Proceedings of the 112th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union Held at Boston University, Boston, Mass., U.S.A., June 18–21, 1984
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Date:1985
Size:1 online resource (608 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-009-5462-5
Contents:Section I. History and special events -- Inroduction -- A Historical Introduction to the Search for Extraterrestrial Life -- Twenty-Five Years of the Search for Extraterrestrial Communications -- SETI is Coming of Age -- Welcoming
Address -- Invocation -- Section II. The Search for Other Planetary Systems -- A Review of the Scientific Rationale and Methods Used in the Search for Other Planetary Systems -- Protoplanetary Material Around Nearby Stars -- On the
Number of Galactic Planetary Systems -- Planetary Searches Using Optical Astrometric Interferometers -- A New Objective for the Allegheny Observatory 30-Inch Refractor -- Prospects for Space Telescope in the Search for Other Planetary
Systems -- Detecting Distant Planets with Space Telescope -- Absolute Astronomical Accelerometry: A New Tool for Planetary Searching -- Assisting Extrasolar Planetary Detection through the Determination of Stellar Space Orientations --
Section III. Planetary, Interplanetary and Interstellar Organic Matter -- Titan’s Organic Chemistry -- Prebiotic Matter in Interstellar Molecules -- Recent Observations of Organic Molecules in Nearby Cold, Dark Interstellar Clouds --
Infrared Spectral Identification of Complex Organic Molecules in Interstellar Grains -- Universal Protein Ancestors from Hydrogen Cyanide and Water -- Panspermia — A Modern Astrophysical and Biological Approach -- No Valid Evidence
Exists for Interstellar Proteins, Bacteria, Etc, -- Astronomical Sources of Circularly Polarized Light and their Role in Determining Molecular Chirality on Earth -- Section IV. Universal Aspects of Biological Evolution -- Synthesis and
Analysis in Chemical Evolution -- Molecular Replication -- The Precambrian Evolution of Terrestrial Life -- Human Evolution: The View from Saturn -- Some Implications of Mass Extinction for the Evolution of Complex Life -- Evidence for
a Solar Companion Star -- The Universal Diagrams and Life in the Universe -- Universal Aspects of Biological Evolution -- On the Occurrence and Appearance of Galactic Life Forms: A Thermodynamic Approach -- Section V. Radio Searches —
Recent Observations -- SETI Observations Worldwide -- Project Sentinel: Ultra-Narrowband SETI at Harvard/Smithsonian -- The Ohio SETI Program — The First Decade -- A Search in the Infrared to Microwave for Astroengineering Activity --
Search for Strongly Polarized Radio Emission from E.T.I., and an Optimist Approach to the Great Silence (Fermi’s Paradox) -- Lunar Reflections of Terrestrial Radio Leakage -- Eavesdropping Detection of Radio Signals from other Planets
with one Bit Implementation Techniques Using Existing Computers -- Section VI. Technological Progress in Radio Searches -- Seti: A More Eclectic Approach -- The 8-Million Channel Narrowband Analyzer -- The Multichannel Spectrum
Analyzer -- Software Implementation of Detection Algorithms for the MCSA -- Seti: The Microwave Search Problem and the Targeted Search Approach -- Seti: The Microwave Search Problem and the NASA Sky Survey Approach -- An Analysis of
the Elements of an All Sky Survey -- Optimum Search Strategy for Randomly Distributed CW Transmitters -- A Milky Way Search Strategy for Extraterrestrial Intelligence -- The Serendip II Design -- New 45m Radio Telescope and
Fourier-Transform Type Spectrometer at Nobeyama Radio Observatory -- Section VII. The Fermi Paradox and Alternative Search Strategies -- A Comparative Analysis of Space Colonization Enterprises -- On The Question of Interstellar Travel
-- Exponential Expansion: Galactic Destiny or Technological Hubris? -- Where Are They? Implications of Ancient and Future Migrations -- Galactic Colonization and Competition in a Young Galactic Disk -- Extraterrestrial Intelligence:
Where is Everybody? -- Fermi Question, Fermi Paradox: One Hit, One Out -- On a Cosmic Alphabet -- On the Inevitability and the Possible Structures of Supercivilizations -- An Infrared Search in our Solar System as Part of a More
Flexible Search Strategy -- Section VIII. Summaries, Comments and Conclusions -- Summary of Session I. The Search for Planets Around other Stars -- Summary of Session II. Planetary, Interplanetary and Interstellar Organic Matter --
Summary of Session III. Universal Aspects of Biological Evolution -- Questionmarks Remaining -- Two Additional Comments -- A Look into the Future -- Concluding Remarks -- Activities and Resolutions of IAU Commission 51 -- Epilogue
ISBN:9789400954625
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Series:International Astronomical Union : 112
Keywords: Physics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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Title:Aspects of Signal Processing With Emphasis on Underwater Acoustics Part 1 Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Portovenere, La Spezia, Italy 30 August–11 September 1976
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Date:1977
Size:1 online resource (400 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-010-1223-2
Contents:Subject 1 - Properties of Time/Space Variant Transmission Channel and Underwater Communications -- Multipath Propagation and its Effects on Sonar Design and Performance in the Real Ocean -- The Influence of Time- and Space-Variant
Random Filters on Signal Processing -- Parametric Acoustic Arrays -- Acoustic and Electromagnetic Waves Propagating in a Tenuous Random -- Time-Frequency-Space Generalized Coherence and Scattering Functions -- Series Expansions of
Velocity Profile, Horizontal Range and Travel Time of Ray Theory in Oceans -- Horizontal Spatial Coherence Measurements with Explosives and CW-Sources in Shallow Water -- Measurement of the Weighting Function of the Time-Variant
Shallow Water Channel -- Subject 2 - Detection Estimation and Tracking Techniques -- Power-Spectrum Estimation -- to Detection and Estimation -- Modelling and Detection -- Bayes Optimal Versus Estimate and Plug Array Processor
Performance when there is Directional Uncertainty -- A Sequential Likelihood Ratio Detection System -- Estimation of the Time Position of a Pulse in Noise -- Maximum Likelihood Detection of Signals in Noise of Unknown Level -- The Role
of Coherence in Time Delay Estimation -- Target Classification and Hypothesis Testing -- An Adaptive Kalman Filter Tracker for Multi-Mode Range/Doppler Sonar -- Structure Estimation from Acoustic Reflection Measurements -- Subject 3 -
Time-Space Processing, Adaptive Processing and Normalization, Quantization Methods -- An Introduction to Adaptive Processing in a Passive Sonar System -- Some Lessons from Array Processing Theory -- Number Theoretic Transforms --
Stationary and Nonstationary Learning Characteristics of the LMS Adaptive Filter -- An Adaptive Approach to Underwater Passive Detection
ISBN:9789401012232
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Keywords: Engineering , Engineering , Signal, Image and Speech Processing
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Title:Gravity from the ground up
Author(s): Bernard F. Schutz
Date:2003
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Contents:1. Gravity on Earth: the inescapable force 2. And then came Newton: gravity takes center stage 3. Satellites: what goes up doesn't always come down 4. The Solar System: a triumph for Newtonian gravity 5. Tides and tidal forces: the real signature of gravity 6. Interplanetary travel: the cosmic roller-coaster 7. Atmospheres: keeping planets covered 8. Gravity in the Sun: keeping the heat on 9. Reaching for the stars: the emptiness of outer space 10. The colors of stars: why they are black (bodies) 11. Stars at work: factories for the Universe 12. Birth to death: the life cycle of the stars 13. Binary stars: tidal forces on a huge scale 14. Galaxies: atoms in the Universe 15. Physics near the speed of light: Einstein stands on Galileo's shoulders 16. Relating to Einstein: logic and experiment in relativity 17. Spacetime geometry: finding out what is not relative 18. Einstein's gravity: the curvature of spacetime in the Solar System 19. Einstein's recipe: fashioning the geometry of gravity 20. Neutron stars: laboratories of strong gravity 21. Black holes: gravity's one-way street 22. Gravitational waves: gravity speaks 23. Gravitational lenses: bringing the Universe into focus 24. Cosmology: the study of everything 25. Big Bang: the seed from which we grew 26. Einstein's Universe: the geometry of cosmology 27. Ask the Universe: cosmic questions at the frontiers of gravity Appendix A. Useful constants: values used in this book Appendix B. Background: what you need to know before you start
ISBN:0521455065
Keywords: Gravitation , Gravity
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Title:Time travel in Einstein's universe : the physical possibilities of travel through time
Author(s): J.Richard Gott
Date:2001
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin, Boston
Size:291
ISBN:0395955637
Keywords: Space and time.
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Call number:QB981.H377::1998 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:A brief history of time
Author(s): Stephen Hawking
Date:1998
Edition:Updated and expanded tenth anniversary ed.
Publisher:New York: Bantam Books
Size:212 p
Contents:Our picture of the universe -- Space and time -- The expanding universe -- The uncertainty principle -- Elementary particles and the forces of nature -- Black holes -- Black holes ain't so black -- The origin and fate of the universe -- The arrow of t ime -- Wormholes and time travel -- The unification of physics -- Conclusion.
ISBN:0553109537
Keywords: Cosmology.
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Call number:QB500.267.S55::1989 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The space telescope : a study of NASA, science, technology, and politics
Author(s): Robert H. Kargon Robert W. Smith with contributions by Paul A. Hanle Joseph N. Tatarewicz.
Date:1989
Publisher:New York : Cambridge University Press
Size:478p
Contents:Introduction -- Dreams of telescopes -- Building a program -- Astronomers, industry, and money -- Selling the Large Space Telescope -- Saving the Space Telescope -- Making an institute -- Up and running -- Problems arise -- Closing in -- Reflections .
ISBN:9780521266345
Keywords: Telescope , Space travel , NASA
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Title:The Science of Interstellar
Author(s): Kip Thorne
Christopher Nolan (writer of foreword)
Date:2014
Publisher:New York: W. W. Norton
Size:324 p
Contents:A scientist in Hollywood: the genesis of Interstellar -- I. Foundations. Our universe in brief -- The laws that control the universe -- Warped time and space, and tidal gravity -- Black holes -- II. Gargantua. Gargantua's anatomy -- Gravitational slin gshots -- Imaging Gargantua -- Disks and jets -- Accident is the first building block of evolution -- III. Disaster on earth. Blight -- Gasping for oxygen -- Interstellar travel -- IV. The wormhole. Wormholes -- Visualizing Interstellar's wormhole -- Disc overing the wormhole: gravitational waves -- V. Exploring Gargantua's environs. Miller's planet -- Gargantua's vibrations -- Mann's planet -- The Endurance -- VI. Extreme physics. The fourth and fifth dimensions -- Bulk beings -- Confining gravity -- Grav itational anomalies -- The professor's equation -- Singularities and quantum gravity -- VII. Climax. The volcano's rim -- Into Gargantua -- The tesseract -- Messaging the past -- Lifting colonies off Earth -- Where can you learn more?
ISBN:9780393351378
Keywords: Science in motion pictures. , Interstellar (Motion picture) , Astrophysics, Popular works
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