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Kopal, Zdeněk 1914-1993

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Works: 254 works in 856 publications in 4 languages and 13,364 library holdings
Genres: Photographs from space  Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Pictorial works  Topographic maps  Maps  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Creator, Translator, Adapter
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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 840 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 832 libraries worldwide
The solar system by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
12 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 716 libraries worldwide
The realm of the terrestrial planets by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
14 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 libraries worldwide
A new photographic atlas of the moon by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
12 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 libraries worldwide
Telescopes in space by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
11 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Beskriver hvorledes kraftige teleskop-kikkerter inden for astronomien har bidraget til udforskning af universet og stjernesystemet
The moon : [proceedings] by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
47 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 494 libraries worldwide
Man and his universe by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Widening horizons; man's quest to understand the structure of the universe by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
12 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
The moon : our nearest celestial neighbour by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
19 editions published between 1960 and 1963 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
An introduction to the study of the moon by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
19 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 358 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
Photographic atlas of the moon by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
9 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Close binary systems by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
12 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Figures of equilibrium of celestial bodies : with emphasis on problems of motion of artificial satellites by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
13 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Mapping of the moon : past and present by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 309 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
The moon : our nearest celestial neighbor by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
6 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Dynamics of close binary systems by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 261 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 )
16 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Language of the stars : a discourse on the theory of the light changes of eclipsing variables by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
13 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Measure of the moon. Proceedings of the second International Conference on Selenodesy and Lunar Topography held in the University of Manchester, England, May 30-June 4, 1966 by Zdeněk Kopal( Book )
23 editions published in 1967 in English and German and held by 224 libraries worldwide
After many decades spent in astronomical semi-obscurity, the Moon has of late suddenly emerged to claim renewed interest on the part of the students of astronomy, as well as of other branches of physical science and technology; and the reasons which brought this about are indeed of historical significance. From time immemorial, astronomy has been debarred from the status of a gen uine experimental science by the utter remoteness of the objects of its study. With the exception of meteors - those small freaks of cosmic matter intercepted by the Earth on its perpetual journey through space - the properties of all celestial bodies outside the gravitational confines of our planet could be studied only at a distance: namely, from the effect of attraction exerted by their masses; or from the ciphered message of their light brought to us by nimble-footed photons across the intervening gaps of space. A dramatic emergence of long-range rockets in the last decade bids fair to bring about a profound change in this situation. On September 13, 1959 - a memorable date in the history of human endeavour - a man-made missile of Russian origin crash landed on the surface of the Moon in the region of its Mare Imbrium, and thus ended the age-long separation of the Earth and its only natural satellite which lasted not less than 4t billion years
 
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Alternative Names
Kopal, Z.
Kopal, Z. 1914-1993
Kopal, Z. (Zdeněk)
Kopal, Z. (Zdeněk), 1914-1993
Kopal, Zdenék
Zdeněk Kopal astronome tchèque
Zdeněk Kopal astrónomo checo
Zdeněk Kopal astronoom uit Oostenrijk-Hongarije (1914-1993)
Zdeněk Kopal český 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
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English (350)
Czech (2)
Dutch (1)
German (1)
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