By Jean-Louis Tassoul,Monique Tassoul

This publication offers a accomplished evaluation of the historical past of principles in regards to the solar and the celebrities, from antiquity to trendy occasions. theoretical astrophysicists who've been energetic within the box because the early Sixties inform the tale in fluent prose. approximately 1/2 the e-book covers lots of the theoretical study performed from 1940 to the shut of the 20 th century, a wide physique of labor that has to this point been little explored by means of historians.

the 1st bankruptcy, which outlines the interval from approximately 3000 B.C. to 1700 A.D., indicates that at each degree in heritage people have had a selected figuring out of the solar and stars, and that this has constantly developed over the centuries. subsequent the authors systematically handle the enormous mass of observations astronomy accrued from the early 17th century to the early 20th. the remainder 4 chapters learn the heritage of the sphere from the physicists viewpoint, the emphasis being on theoretical paintings from the mid-1840s to the overdue 1990s--from thermodynamics to quantum mechanics, from nuclear physics and magnetohydrodynamics to the notable advances via to the past due Nineteen Sixties, and at last, to newer theoretical paintings. meant normally for college students and academics of astronomy, this booklet may also be an invaluable reference for practising astronomers and scientifically curious common readers.

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