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Practical Astronomy with your Calculator

Practical Astronomy with your Calculator Author Peter Duffett-Smith
ISBN-10 9781139935791
Release 1989-02-02
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Practical Astronomy with your Calculator, first published in 1979, has enjoyed immense success. The author's clear and easy to follow routines enable you to solve a variety of practical and recreational problems in astronomy using a scientific calculator. Mathematical complexity is kept firmly in the background, leaving just the elements necessary for swiftly making calculations. The major topics are: time, coordinate systems, the Sun, the planetary system, binary stars, the Moon, and eclipses. In the third edition there are entirely new sections on generalised coordinate transformations, nutrition, aberration, and selenographic coordinates. The calculations for sunrise and moonrise are improved. A larger page size has increased the clarity of the presentation. This handbook is essential for anyone who needs to make astronomical calculations. It will be enjoyed by amateur astronomers and appreciated by students studying introductory astronomy. • Clear presentation • Reliable approximations • Covers orbits, transformations, and general celestial phenomena • Can be used anywhere, worldwide • Routines extensively tested by thousands of readers round the world



Practical Astronomy with your Calculator or Spreadsheet

Practical Astronomy with your Calculator or Spreadsheet Author Peter Duffett-Smith
ISBN-10 9781139495721
Release 2011-05-05
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Now in its fourth edition, this highly regarded book is ideal for those who wish to solve a variety of practical and recreational problems in astronomy using a scientific calculator or spreadsheet. Updated and extended, this new edition shows you how to use spreadsheets to predict, with greater accuracy, solar and lunar eclipses, the positions of the planets, and the times of sunrise and sunset. Suitable for worldwide use, this handbook covers orbits, transformations and general celestial phenomena, and is essential for anyone wanting to make astronomical calculations for themselves. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions for use with a pocket calculator, shown alongside worked examples, it can be enjoyed by anyone interested in astronomy, and will be a useful tool for software writers and students studying introductory astronomy. High-precision spreadsheet methods for greater accuracy are available at www.cambridge.org/practicalastronomy.



Astronomy with Your Personal Computer

Astronomy with Your Personal Computer Author Peter Duffett-Smith
ISBN-10 052138995X
Release 1990-06-29
Pages 258
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The first edition of this very successful book was a winner of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's "Astronomy Book of the Year" award in 1986. The popularity of the book's programs is based on the ease with which the amateur astronomer can perform calculations on a personal computer. The routines are not specific to any make of computer and are user-oriented in that they utilize a simple version of the BASIC programming language and require only a broad understanding of any particular problem. Seven new subroutines in this new edition can be linked in any combination with the existing twenty-six. Since the programs themselves take care of details, they can be used, for example, to calculate the time of rising of any of the planets in any part of the world at any time in the future or past, or they may be used to find the circumference of the next solar eclipse visible from a particular place. In fact, almost every problem likely to be encountered by the amateur astronomer can be solved by a suitable combination of the routines given in this book. Peter Duffett-Smith is the author of another popular astronomy book: Astronomy with Your Calculator (3rd Edition), also published by Cambridge University Press.



Astronomy on the Personal Computer

Astronomy on the Personal Computer Author Oliver Montenbruck
ISBN-10 9783662029824
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 313
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This long-awaited new edition of Montenbruck and Pfleger's successful book now includes chapters on perturbation calculations and on the calculation of physical ephemerides of the major planets and the sun. The book provides the reader with numerous programs and instructions for time and date calculation and for treating the two-body problem. Each chapter is carefully structured according to topic and closes with the listing of a relevant program, thereby facilitating its use as a practical handbook. The necessary astronomical and numerical fundamentals are also included in the text. The accompanying diskette has equally been completely revised.



Textbook on Spherical Astronomy

Textbook on Spherical Astronomy Author William Marshall Smart
ISBN-10 0521291801
Release 1977-07-07
Pages 431
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This new revision of a standard work gives a general but comprehensive introduction to positional astronomy. Useful for researchers as well as undergraduates.



Spherical Astronomy

Spherical Astronomy Author Robin Michael Green
ISBN-10 0521317797
Release 1985-10-31
Pages 520
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This introductory textbook assumes no prior knowledge of classical astronomy but is sufficiently comprehensive to be useful as a background reference work. It provides the essential background on mathematical technique and coordinate systems and discusses in detail, refraction, aberration, stellar parallax, precession, nutation and proper motion.



Measure Solar System Objects and Their Movements for Yourself

Measure Solar System Objects and Their Movements for Yourself Author John D. Clark
ISBN-10 0387895612
Release 2009-04-20
Pages 173
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Instead of taking somebody's word for it about the basic size and distance statistics for the solar system, this book shows amateur astronomers how to measure these things for themselves. This is an enriching experience for any amateur astronomer - to understand and personally measure some fundamental astronomical quantities and distances. A basic knowledge of geometry is required, but it is amazing how simple the geometry can be. Readers are led through the geometry as gently as possible - and in a light-hearted way - presuming that most non-academics will have half-forgotten most of their mathematics. The practical astronomical equipment recommended is no more than a typical commercially-made amateur telescope and a camera of some sort - these days a webcam works very well. Apart from that all the reader will need is access to a computer, the know-how to download free software, and an enthusiasm to expand his knowledge of the basis of scientific astronomy.



A Student s Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy

A Student s Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy Author Daniel Fleisch
ISBN-10 9781107034945
Release 2013-08-29
Pages 205
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Plain-language explanations and a rich set of supporting material help students understand the mathematical concepts and techniques of astronomy.



Astronomical Formulae for Calculators

Astronomical Formulae for Calculators Author Jean Meeus
ISBN-10 OCLC:216258619
Release 1979
Pages 185
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Astronomical Formulae for Calculators has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Astronomical Formulae for Calculators also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Astronomical Formulae for Calculators book for free.



Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac

Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac Author P. Kenneth Seidelmann
ISBN-10 1891389459
Release 2005-07-30
Pages 752
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The Explanatory Supplement provides a detailed description of how to perform practical astronomy or spherical astronomy. This completely revised and rewritten edition is an authoritative source on astronomical phenomena and calendars. Although this paperback edition carries a 2006 copyright date, it is the same material published in 1992 hardcover edition.



Practical Astronomy

Practical Astronomy Author H R Mills
ISBN-10 9781782424918
Release 2014-03-14
Pages 240
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This practical manual provides essential material for the extensive world-wide community of non-professional astronomers. Every page of the book is alive with the infectious enthusiasm of the author whose expertise, knowledge and teaching experience provides easy access to the fascination and enjoyment of sky-watching. Provides essential material for the extensive world-wide community of non-professional astronomers The author’s enthusiasm is reflected in every page, and his expertise, knowledge and teaching experience provides easy access to the fascination and enjoyment of sky-watching Includes chapters on the celestial sphere, the sun and sundials, star positions, star maps, planispheres and nomograms, and light and basic optics



Celestial BASIC

Celestial BASIC Author Eric Burgess
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B62770
Release 1982-01-01
Pages 300
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Offers Programs That Facilitate Rapid Astronomical Calculations, Which are Written in a Common Subset of BASIC & Run on the Apple



Heavenly Mathematics

Heavenly Mathematics Author Glen Van Brummelen
ISBN-10 9780691148922
Release 2013
Pages 192
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""Heavenly Mathematics" is heavenly, is mathematics, and is so much more: history, astronomy, geography, and navigation replete with historical illustrations, elegant diagrams, and charming anecdotes. I haven't followed mathematical proofs with such delight in decades. If, as the author laments, spherical trigonometry was in danger of extinction, this book will give it a long-lasting reprieve."--David J. Helfand, president of the American Astronomical Society "This beautifully written book on an unusual topic, with its wealth of historical information about astronomy, navigation, and mathematics, is greatly to be welcomed."--Robin Wilson, president of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, author of "Four Colors Suffice: How the Map Problem Was Solved" "Written by the leading expert on the subject, this engaging book provides an in-depth historical introduction to spherical trigonometry. "Heavenly Mathematics" breathes new and interesting life into a topic that has been slumbering for far too long."--June Barrow-Green, associate editor of "The Princeton Companion to Mathematics" ""Heavenly Mathematics" is a very good book. It offers an interesting, accessible, and entertaining introduction to spherical trigonometry, which used to be a standard school topic but is now rarely studied. Interesting stories, engaging illustrations, and practical examples come together to enhance the reader's pleasure and understanding."--Fernando Q. Gouvea, Colby College "Van Brummelen provides not only a wonderful historical treatment of spherical trigonometry but also a modern one that shows how the ancient and medieval methods were replaced by newer and simpler means of problem solving. Many students will find this a fascinating and worthwhile subject."--Victor J. Katz, editor of "The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam" "



Easy PC Astronomy

Easy PC Astronomy Author Peter Duffett-Smith
ISBN-10 0521560527
Release 1997
Pages 151
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Easy PC Astronomy is the perfect book for everyone who wants to make easy and accurate astronomical calculations. The author supplies a simple but powerful script language called AstroScript on a disk, ready to use on any IBM PC-type computer. Equipped with this software, readers can compute complex but interesting astronomical results within minutes: from the time of moonrise or moonset anywhere in the world on any date, to the display of a lunar or solar eclipse on the computer screen--all within a few minutes of opening the book! The Sky Graphics feature of the software displays a detailed image of the sky as seen from any point on earth--at any time in the future or past--showing the constellations, planets, and a host of other features. Readers need no expert knowledge of astronomy, math or programming; the author provides full details of the calculations and formulas, which the reader can absorb or ignore as desired, and a comprehensive glossary of astronomical terms. Easy PC Astronomy is of immediate practical use to beginning and advanced amateur astronomers, students at all levels, science teachers, and research astronomers. Peter Duffett-Smith is at the Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge and is the author of Astronomy with Your Personal Computer (Cambridge University Press, 1990) and Practical Astronomy with Your Calculator (Cambridge University Press, 1989).



Amateur Astronomer s Handbook

Amateur Astronomer s Handbook Author John Benson Sidgwick
ISBN-10 0486240347
Release 1971
Pages 572
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Timeless, comprehensive coverage of telescopes, mirrors, lenses, mountings, telescope drives, micrometers, spectroscopes, more. ". . . highly recommended for very serious nonprofessional astronomers." — A Guide to the Literature of Astronomy. 189 illustrations. Reprint of 1971 edition.



Geography for the IB Diploma Patterns and Change

Geography for the IB Diploma Patterns and Change Author Paul Guinness
ISBN-10 9780521147330
Release 2010-10-21
Pages 296
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Two new coursebooks for the Geography for the IB Diploma syllabus. This lively coursebook covers the four compulsory topics of the Core theme, Patterns and Change, in the Geography syllabus for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. It is written in clear, accessible English by a highly experienced author and former head of Geography at a major IB school in the UK. The coursebook contains: key questions outlining the issues for each topic; case studies selected from every continent; activities and geographical skills guidance; discussion points and research ideas; integrated Theory of Knowledge links; examination-style questions; definitions of key terms and useful web links.



Lunar tables and programs from 4000 B C to A D 8000

Lunar tables and programs from 4000 B C  to A D  8000 Author Michelle Chapront-Touzé
ISBN-10 0943396336
Release 1991
Pages 164
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Lunar tables and programs from 4000 B C to A D 8000 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Lunar tables and programs from 4000 B C to A D 8000 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Lunar tables and programs from 4000 B C to A D 8000 book for free.