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By Jean-Louis Tassoul,Monique Tassoul

This e-book offers a entire evaluate of the historical past of rules concerning the sunlight and the celebs, from antiquity to trendy instances. theoretical astrophysicists who've been lively within the box because the early Nineteen Sixties inform the tale in fluent prose. approximately half the ebook covers lots of the theoretical learn performed from 1940 to the shut of the 20th century, a wide physique of labor that has so far been little explored by means of historians.

the 1st bankruptcy, which outlines the interval from approximately 3000 B.C. to 1700 A.D., exhibits that at each level in background people have had a specific figuring out of the solar and stars, and that this has regularly advanced over the centuries. subsequent the authors systematically handle the gigantic mass of observations astronomy accrued from the early 17th century to the early 20th. the rest 4 chapters research the heritage of the sector from the physicists point of view, the emphasis being on theoretical paintings from the mid-1840s to the past due 1990s--from thermodynamics to quantum mechanics, from nuclear physics and magnetohydrodynamics to the notable advances via to the overdue Sixties, and eventually, to more moderen theoretical paintings. meant regularly for college students and lecturers of astronomy, this e-book may also be an invaluable reference for practising astronomers and scientifically curious basic readers.

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