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Kopal, Zdeněk 1914-1993

Overview
Works: 284 works in 786 publications in 3 languages and 12,995 library holdings
Genres: Photographs from space  Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Pictorial works  Maps  Biography  Topographic maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Other, Translator, Adapter
Classifications: QB581, 523.3
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Physics and astronomy of the moon by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

32 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics and Astronomy of the Moon focuses on the application of principles of physics in the study of the moon, including perturbations, equations, light scattering, and photometry. The selection first offers information on the motion of the moon in space and libration of the moon. Topics include Hill's equations of motion, non-solar perturbations, improved lunar ephemeris, optical and physical libration of the moon, and adjustment of heliometric observations of the moon's libration. The text then elaborates on the dynamics of the earth-moon system, photometry of the moon, and polarization of
Numerical analysis : with emphasis on the application of numerical techniques to problems of infinitesimal calculus in single variable by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

41 editions published between 1955 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The solar system by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The realm of the terrestrial planets by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moon : our nearest celestial neighbor by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new photographic atlas of the moon by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telescopes in space by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskriver hvorledes kraftige teleskop-kikkerter inden for astronomien har bidraget til udforskning af universet og stjernesystemet
Man and his universe by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widening horizons; man's quest to understand the structure of the universe by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographic atlas of the moon by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

8 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the study of the moon by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After several decades spent in astronomical semi-obscurity, the Moon has of late suddenly emerged as an object of considerable interest to students of astronomy as well as of other branches of natural science and technology; and the reasons for this are indeed of historical significance. For the Moon has now been destined to be the first celestial body outside the confines of our own planet to be reconnoitered at a close range by means of spacecraft built and sent out by human hand for this purpose. At the time of writing, not less than ten such spacecraft of American as well as Rus sian origin landed already on different parts of the lunar surface; and some of these provided remarkable records of its detail structure to a spatial resolution increased thousandfold over that attained so far from our ground-based facilities. A renewed interest in our satellite, stemming from this source, on the part of the students of many branches of science and technology has also underlined the need for presenting the gist of our present knowledge in this field in the form that could serve as an introduction to the study of the Moon not only for astronomers, but also for serious students from other branches of science or technology
Close binary systems by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

11 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figures of equilibrium of celestial bodies : with emphasis on problems of motion of artificial satellites by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

10 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapping of the moon : past and present by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of the present book has been to provide an outline - the first of its kin- of the history of the human efforts to map the topography of the surface of our satellite, from the days of pre-telescopic astronomy up to the present. These efforts commenced modestly at the time when the unaided eye was still the only tool at the disposal of men interested in the face of our satellite; and were con tinued since for more than three centuries by a small band of devoted friends of the Moon in several countries. Many of these were amateur astronomers, and almost all were amateur cartographers; though some highly skilled in their art. The reader interested in the history oflunar mapping between 1600 and 1960 will find its outline in the first chapter of this book; and can follow the way in which the leadership in the mapping of the Moon, the cradle of which stood in Italy, passed successively to France, Germany, and eventually to the United States. All efforts described in this chapter were wholly superseded by subsequent devel opments since 1960, largely motivated by logistic needs of a grand effort which cul minated with repeated manned landings on the Moon between 1969-1972- a feat which will remain for ever one of the glories of our century
Dynamics of close binary systems by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of the present book will be to provide a comprehensive account of our present knowledge of the theory of dynamical phenomena exhibited by elose binary systems; and on the basis of such phenomena as have been attested by available observations to outline probable evolutionary trends of such systems in the course of time. The evolution of the stars - motivated by nuelear as weIl as gravitation al energy sources - constitutes nowadays a well-established branch of stellar astronomy. No theo ries of such an evolution are as yet sufficently specific - let alone infallible - not to require continual tests by a confrontation of their consequences with the observed prop erties of actual stars at different stages of their evolution. The discriminating power of such tests depends, of course, on the range of information offered by the test objects. Single stars which move alone in space are now known to represent only a minority of objects constituting our Galaxy (cf. Chapter 1-2); and are, moreover, not very revealing of their basic physical characteristics - such as their masses or absolute dimensions. If there were no binary systems in the sky, the only star whose vital statistics would be fully known to us would be our Sun
The Moon in the post-Apollo era by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moon by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

37 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moon : [proceedings] by I.A.U. Symposium on the Moon( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language of the stars : a discourse on the theory of the light changes of eclipsing variables by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photometric and spectroscopic binary systems : proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Maratea, Italy, June 1-14, 1980 by Ellen B Carling( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our conference - opening today - has two aims in view: first, to commemorate some milestones in the development of the studies of close binary systems whose anniversaries fall in these years, as well as to take stock of our present knowledge accumulated through out preceding decades, in order to consider where do we go from here. This summer, 310 years will have elapsed since the first ec lipsing binary - Algol - was discovered in Bologna by Geminiano Montanari (1633-1687) to be a variable star; and 198 years have gone by since John Goodricke of York (1764-1786) established the fact that Algol's light changes were periodic. Moreover, it is al most exactly (to a month) now 100 years since Edward Charles Pickering (1846-1919) of Harvard Observatory in the United States took the first steps towards the development of systematic methods of analysis of the light changes of Algol and related systems - a topic which will constitute the major part of the programme of our present conference. The three dates recalled above illustrate that the discoverers of such celestial objects and observers of their light changes have been systematically ahead of the theoreticians endea vouring to understand the significance of the observed data by de cades and centuries in the past - a fact which, incidentally, con tinues to hold good (albeit with a diminishing lead-time) up to the present
 
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Alternative Names
Kopal, Z.

Kopal, Z. 1914-1993

Kopal, Z. (Zdeněk), 1914-1993

Kopal, Zdenk

Zdeněk Kopal česk astronom

Zdeněk Kopal tjeckisk astronom

Zdeněk Kopal tjekkisk astronom

Zdeněk Kopal tschechischer Astronom

Zdeněk Kopal tsjekkisk astronom

Зденек Копал американско-британский астроном

ズデネク・コパル

Languages
English (308)

Czech (2)

Dutch (1)

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Language of the stars : a discourse on the theory of the light changes of eclipsing variablesPhotometric and spectroscopic binary systems : proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Maratea, Italy, June 1-14, 1980Zdeněk Kopal's binary star legacy