The cosmic century : a history of astrophysics and cosmology [E-Book] / Malcolm S. Longair.
Longair, M. S., (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
1 online resource (xvi, 545 pages)
englisch
9781107669369
9781139878319
9780521474368
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Table of Contents:
  • pt. 1.
  • Stars and stellar evolution up to the Second World War.
  • The legacy of the nineteenth century
  • The classification of stellar spectra
  • Stellar structure and evolution
  • The end points of stellar evolution
  • pt. 2.
  • The large-scale structure of the Universe 1900-1939.
  • The Galaxy and the nature of the spiral nebulae
  • The origins of astrophysical cosmology
  • pt. 3.
  • The opening up of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • The opening up of the electromagnetic spectrum and the new astronomies
  • pt. 4.
  • The astrophysics of stars and galaxies since 1945.
  • Stars and stellar evolution
  • The physics of the interstellar medium
  • The physics of galaxies and clusters of galaxies
  • High energy astrophysics
  • pt. 5.
  • Astrophysical cosmology since 1945.
  • Astrophysical cosmology
  • The determination of cosmological parameters
  • The evolution of galaxies and active galaxies with cosmic epoch
  • The origin of galaxies and the large-scale structure of the Universe
  • The very early Universe.