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Astronomers' Universe

The Universe Today

Our Current Understanding and How It Was Achieved

Authors: Martins, Carlos

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  • Gives a gentle introduction to our current knowledge of the universe and how we came to our present view
  • Descriptive rather than mathematical, but includes maths separately for those seeking more detail
  • Author is an experienced teacher and popularizer in the field of astronomy and cosmology
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Starting out from humankind's earliest ideas about the cosmos, this book gives the reader a clear overview of our current understanding of the universe, including big bang theories and the formation of stars and galaxies, as well as addressing open questions. The author shows how our present view gradually developed from observations, and also how the outcome of ongoing research may still change this view. The book brings together concepts in physics and astronomy, including some history in both cases. The text is descriptive rather than technical: the goal is to present things rigorously and without oversimplification, by highlighting the crucial physical concepts. The only prerequisite is a qualitative knowledge of basic physics concepts at high-school level.

About the authors

Carlos Martins studied Physics and Applied Mathematics (specializing in Astronomy) at U. Porto and obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics at U.Cambridge. He mainly works on observational tests of early universe theories and is a member of several ESA and ESO scientific instruments. He is actively involved in education, teacher training and outreach activities. In 2012 he created the AstroCamp, an international academic excellence program in the astronomy and physics for high school students.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-32

    Martins, Carlos

  • Classical Astronomy

    Pages 33-71

    Martins, Carlos

  • From the Renaissance to Modern Science

    Pages 73-119

    Martins, Carlos

  • Classical Physics

    Pages 121-165

    Martins, Carlos

  • The Physics of Relativity

    Pages 167-196

    Martins, Carlos

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eBook 21,39 €
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 25,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Universe Today
Book Subtitle
Our Current Understanding and How It Was Achieved
Authors
Series Title
Astronomers' Universe
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49632-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49632-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-49631-9
Series ISSN
1614-659X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 324
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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