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Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy: A Practical Python Guide for the Analysis of Survey Data

Željko Ivezic, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T VanderPlas, and Alexander Gray

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151687
eISBN:
9781400848911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151687.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

As telescopes, detectors, and computers grow ever more powerful, the volume of data at the disposal of astronomers and astrophysicists will enter the petabyte domain, providing accurate measurements ... More


What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts?

Joshua S. Bloom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145570
eISBN:
9781400837007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145570.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest—and, until recently, among the least understood—cosmic events in the universe. Discovered by chance during the Cold War, these evanescent high-energy explosions ... More


Concepts in Thermal Physics

Stephen J. Blundell and Katherine M. Blundell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199562091
eISBN:
9780191718236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562091.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

An understanding of thermal physics is crucial to much of modern physics, chemistry, and engineering. This book provides a modern introduction to the main principles that are foundational to thermal ... More


Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199692293
eISBN:
9780191731860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book is a thorough and up‐to‐date introduction to black hole physics. It provides a modern and unified overview of all their aspects, physical, mathematical, astrophysical, classical, and ... More


Spatiotemporal Data Analysis

Gidon Eshel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128917
eISBN:
9781400840632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128917.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

A severe thunderstorm morphs into a tornado that cuts a swath of destruction through Oklahoma. How do we study the storm’s mutation into a deadly twister? Avian flu cases are reported in China. How ... More


Detecting Blackholes through Gravitational Waves

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter looks at the detection of black holes through gravitational waves. While further improvements can be expected in the ability to detect and measure electromagnetic radiation, it is ... More


On the Stochastic Burgers Equation and Some Applications to Turbulence and Astrophysics

A.D. Neate and A. Truman

in Analysis and Stochastics of Growth Processes and Interface Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239252
eISBN:
9780191716911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239252.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Analysis

This chapter summarises a selection of results on the inviscid limit of the stochastic Burgers equation emphasising geometric properties of the caustic, Maxwell set and Hamilton-Jacobi level surfaces ... More


Tessellations

Pierre Calka

in New Perspectives in Stochastic Geometry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199232574
eISBN:
9780191716393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232574.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

Random tessellations and cellular structures occur in many domains of application, such as astrophysics, ecology, telecommunications, biochemistry and naturally cellular biology (see Stoyan, Kendall ... More


DETECTOR SYSTEMS

Helmuth Spieler

in Semiconductor Detector Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527848
eISBN:
9780191713248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527848.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses conflicts and compromises in detector systems and illustrates different design approaches in a variety of applications. After a discussion of general design considerations, ... More


ONCE AGAIN ON THE “PHYSICAL MINIMUM”

V. L. Ginzburg

in Problems of Condensed Matter Physics: Quantum coherence phenomena in electron-hole and coupled matter-light systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238873
eISBN:
9780191716652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238873.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter reviews the concept of ‘Physical Minimum’, a list of research problems of physics and astrophysics which are particularly important, challenging, and interesting in the beginning of the ... More


The First Galaxies in the Universe

Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144917
eISBN:
9781400845606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book provides a comprehensive, self-contained introduction to one of the most exciting frontiers in astrophysics today: the quest to understand how the oldest and most distant galaxies in our ... More


From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175706
eISBN:
9781400885565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175706.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. This book tells the remarkable story of how the celestial ... More


Stars

Stephen J. Blundell and Katherine M. Blundell

in Concepts in Thermal Physics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199562091
eISBN:
9780191718236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562091.003.0035
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter applies some of the concepts of thermal physics developed earlier in this book to stellar astrophysics. Astrophysics is the study of the physical properties of the Universe and the ... More


Fundamentals of Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics

Carlo Giunti and Chung W. Kim

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198508717
eISBN:
9780191708862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508717.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book deals with neutrino physics and astrophysics — a field in which some of the most exciting recent developments in particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology took place. The book discusses ... More


Science in the Age of Computer Simulation

Eric Winsberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226902029
eISBN:
9780226902050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226902050.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Computer simulation was first pioneered as a scientific tool in meteorology and nuclear physics in the period following World War II, but it has grown rapidly to become indispensible in a wide ... More


Photochemical Experimentation, Infrared Exploration, and the Turn Towards Photometry

Klaus Hentschel

in Mapping the Spectrum: Techniques of Visual Representation in Research and Teaching

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198509530
eISBN:
9780191709050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509530.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Spectroscopy research was tightly intertwined with photochemical experimentation. Hermann Wilhelm Vogel's discovery of sensitizers in 1873, William de Wiveleslie Abney's infrared photography and ... More


INTRODUCTION: TALENT AND OPPORTUNITY

I.S. GLASS

in Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-Physicists

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199550258
eISBN:
9780191718700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550258.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter begins by discussing the development of astrophysics. It then mentions several well-known scientists who made their mark in this area of study and how their discoveries shed light to old ... More


WILLIAM HUGGINS: CELESTIAL CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

I.S. GLASS

in Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-Physicists

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199550258
eISBN:
9780191718700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550258.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter investigates the life of William Huggins and his wife Margaret and their major role in the development of astrophysics, especially in the analysis of starlight. It discusses William's ... More


Gravitational Waves: Volume 2: Astrophysics and Cosmology

Michele Maggiore

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198570899
eISBN:
9780191817182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198570899.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

A comprehensive and detailed account of the physics of gravitational waves and their role in astrophysics and cosmology. The part on astrophysical sources of gravitational waves includes chapters on ... More


The Astronomers' Magic Envelope: An Introduction to Astrophysics Emphasizing General Principles and Orders of Magnitude

Prasenjit Saha and Paul A. Taylor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198816461
eISBN:
9780191858246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816461.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This is a conceptual introduction to astrophysical processes, at the advanced-undergraduate level. Topics are developed in more or less their historical order of discovery, but from a modern ... More


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