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Source Book in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 1900-1975
     

Source Book in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 1900-1975

by Kenneth R. Lang (Editor), Owen Gingerich (Editor)
 
In this volume readers can rediscover A.S. Eddington's elegant proof of the virial theorem for star clusters, Walter Baade and Fritz Zwicky's 1932 proposal for the existence of neutron stars, and Thomas Gold's forecast of collapsed stars as radio sources. They can reread, in the words of the canyons, pulsars, interstellar hydrogen cosmic magnetic fields, quasars, and

Overview

In this volume readers can rediscover A.S. Eddington's elegant proof of the virial theorem for star clusters, Walter Baade and Fritz Zwicky's 1932 proposal for the existence of neutron stars, and Thomas Gold's forecast of collapsed stars as radio sources. They can reread, in the words of the canyons, pulsars, interstellar hydrogen cosmic magnetic fields, quasars, and remnant background radiation of the primeval big bang.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674822009
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1979
Series:
Source Books in the History of the Sciences
Pages:
942
Product dimensions:
8.94(w) x 11.27(h) x 1.97(d)

Meet the Author

Owen Gingerich is Professor of Astronomy and of the History of Science, Emeritus, Department of Astronomy and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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