Vistas in Astronomy, Volume 10 covers topics related to philosophy, dynamics, astrometry, astro-archeology, correlations, astrophysics, history, instrumentation, and cosmogony.
The volume discusses some fundamental problems arising from the paper “Is Religion Refuted by Physics or Astronomy?” with focus on thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and the universe. The criteria that will take account of previous criticisms and results in astro-archeology that may be assessed in terms of the said criteria; the planetary theory of Copernicus; and a comparison of Romer's Triduum observations and Flamsteed's observations are also explained. The volume describes an application of the four-body problem in the general behavior of the synchronous orbit in the presence of the Moon and the Sun. An analysis of linear correlation in astronomy; the design and construction of astronomical telescopes; and advances in the knowledge of the nature of open clusters resulting mainly through accurate photometry of stars in cluster fields are also discussed. The book also considers the polarization of the continuous radiation in the optical (and particularly visual) spectral region as well as the planetary cosmogonical ideas and theories.
People involved in astronomy and philosophy will find the volume invaluable.
Is Religion Refuted by Physics or Astronomy?
Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics and the Universe
On the Planetary Theory of Copernicus
Ole Rømer and his Meridian Circle
A Hypothetical Four-body Problem and its Applications
The Analysis of Linear Correlation in Astronomy
The Need for Two Large Schmidts
The Design of Low-cost Photometric Telescopes
Cluster Proper Motion Programs Utilizing Large Astrometric Reflectors
Study of Variations in Starlight Polarization
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- © Pergamon 1968
- 1st January 1968
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