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Essential Cosmic Perspective, The, Books A La Carte Plus Masteringastronomy With Etext -- Access Card Package

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Cleomedes' Lectures On Astronomy

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At some time around 200 A.D., the Stoic philosopher and teacher Cleomedes delivered a set of lectures on elementary astronomy as part of a complete introduction to Stoicism for his students. The result was "The Heavens (Caelestia), "the only work by a professional Stoic teacher to survive intact from the first two centuries A.D., and a rare example of the interaction between science and philosophy in late antiquity. This volume contains a clear and idiomatic English translation--the first ever--of "The Heavens, "along with an informative introduction, detailed notes, and technical diagrams. This important work will now be accessible to specialists in both ancient philosophy and science and to readers interested in the history of astronomy and cosmology but with no knowledge of ancient Greek.


Interferometry And Synthesis In Radio Astronomy 2e

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<b>Comprehensive, authoritative coverage of interferometric techniques for radio astronomy</b> <p> In this Second Edition of <i>Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomy</i>, three leading figures in the development of large imaging arrays, including very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI), describe and explain the technology that provides images of the universe with an angular resolution as fine as 1/20,000 of an arcsecond. <p> This comprehensive volume begins with a historical review followed by detailed coverage of the theory of interferometry and synthesis imaging, analysis of interferometer response, geometrical relationships, polarimetry, antennas, and arrays. Discussion of the receiving system continues with analysis of the response to signals and noise, analog design requirements, and digital signal processing. <p> The authors detail special requirements of VLBI including atomic frequency standards, broadband recording systems, and antennas in orbit. Further major topics include: <ul> <li>Calibration of data and synthesis of images <li>Image enhancement using nonlinear algorithms <li>Techniques for astrometry and geodesy <li>Propagation in the neutral atmosphere and ionized media <li>Radio interference <li>Related techniques: intensity interferometry, moon occultations, antenna holography, and optical interferometry </ul> <p> <i>Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomy, Second Edition</i> is comprehensive in that it provides an excellent overview of most radio astronomical instrumentation and techniques.



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