Space-Time-Matter: Modern Kaluza-Klein Theory free ebook

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Space-Time-Matter: Modern Kaluza-Klein Theory

Einstein endorsed the view of Kaluza that gravity could be combined with electromagnetism if the dimensionality of the world is extended from 4 to 5. Klein applied this idea to quantum theory, laying a basis for the various modern versions of string theory. Recently, work by a group of researchers has resulted in a coherent formulation of 5D relativity, in which matter in 4D is in

Standard Handbook for Telescope Making - Revisited Edition

A scientifically accurate yet easy-to-use guide to the art and science of telescope making. The clear text, detailed drawings, and specially prepared photographs teach you how to:
* chose the right telescope to build
* Buy inexpensive equipment and tools
* Rough and fine grind the mirror
* Test and polish for a perfect mirror
* Select the right eyepiece

The Sense of the Universe: Philosophical Explication of Theological Commitment in Modern Cosmology

The Sense of the Universe deals with existential and phenomenological reflection upon modern cosmology with the aim to reveal hidden theological commitments in cosmology related to the mystery of human existence. The book proposes a new approach to the dialogue between science and theology based in a thorough philosophical analysis of acting forms of subjectivity involved in the study of the wo

The Complete Guide to the Herschel Objects: Sir William Herschel's Star Clusters, Nebulae and Galaxies

Sir William Herschel's contributions to astronomy during the late eighteenth century are unrivalled. His lasting legacy is his dedicated all-sky survey of star clusters and nebulae, and these objects continue to be among the most studied in the night sky. This unique book provides a complete re-examination of Herschel's entire catalogue of non-stellar discoveries, making it the most acc

Nuclear Physics of Stars, 2nd Edition free ebook

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Nuclear Physics of Stars, 2nd Edition

Most elements are synthesized, or "cooked", by thermonuclear reactions in stars. The newly formed elements are released into the interstellar medium during a star?s lifetime, and are subsequently incorporated into a new generation of stars, into the planets that form around the stars, and into the life forms that originate on the planets. Moreover, the energy we depend on for life ori

The Solar System, 7 edition free ebook

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The Solar System, 7 edition

With this revised edition of THE SOLAR SYSTEM, author Mike Seeds' goal is to help you use astronomy to understand science   and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text will help you answer two fundamental questions: What are we? How do we know? Crafting a story about astronomy, Seeds shows you how to ask questions to gradually puzzle out the beautiful