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Harwit, Martin 1931-

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Works: 70 works in 255 publications in 5 languages and 5,063 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives‡vJapanese  Nonfiction films  Catalogs  Environmental films  Drama  War films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Martin Harwit
Astrophysical concepts by Martin Harwit( Book )

79 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic text, aimed at senior undergraduates and beginning graduate students in physics and astronomy, presents a wide range of astrophysical concepts in sufficient depth to give the reader a quantitative understanding of the subject. Emphasizing physical concepts, the book outlines cosmic events but does not portray them in detail: it provides a series of astrophysical sketches. For this fourth edition, nearly every part of the text has been reconsidered and rewritten, new sections have been added to cover recent developments, and others have been extensively revised and brought up to date. The book begins with an outline of the scope of modern astrophysics and enumerates some of the outstanding problems faced in the field today. The basic physics needed to tackle these questions are developed in the next few chapters using specific astronomical processes as examples. The second half of the book enlarges on these topics and shows how we can obtain quantitative insight into the structure and evolution of stars, the dynamics of cosmic gases, the large-scale behavior of the Universe, and the origins of life. A major aim of Astrophysical Concepts, 4E is to help the reader gain physical insight. While mathematics provides an essential basis for any quantitative treatment of astrophysics, the book consistently emphasizes the physical meaning of equations and mathematical terms. With this approach, individual astronomical objects (white dwarfs, supernovae, comets, quasars) are mentioned wherever physical processes relevant to them are discussed, rather than in specifically dedicated sections. To balance this approach, an appendix presents a coherent outline of astronomy for students unfamiliar with astronomical terminology, and a comprehensive index provides the means for selectively concentrating on specific phenomena of interest. The extensive bibliography refers interested readers to additional sources that treat individual topics in greater detail."--Publisher's website
Cosmic discovery : the search, scope, and heritage of astronomy by Martin Harwit( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2019 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation into the complexity of the universe
An exhibit denied : lobbying the history of Enola Gay by Martin Harwit( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Museum in the heart of Washington, raised an entirely different set of concerns
Hadamard transform optics by Martin Harwit( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hadamard Transform Optics focuses on Hadamard transform optics and Hadamard encoded optical instruments. The techniques developed to date are described, and a unified mathematical treatment that should facilitate comparisons between different classes of instruments is presented. With this approach, encoded Hadamard transform spectrometers are discussed in very much the same way as encoded imaging devices. The advantages offered by singly and multiply encoded instruments designed for a wide variety of purposes are also considered. This book is comprised of seven chapters and begins with an
In search of the true universe : the tools, shaping, and cost of cosmological thought by Martin Harwit( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astrophysicist and scholar Martin Harwit examines how our understanding of the cosmos advanced rapidly during the twentieth century and identifies the factors contributing to this progress. Astronomy, whose tools were largely imported from physics and engineering, benefited mid-century from the US policy of coupling basic research with practical national priorities. This strategy, initially developed for military and industrial purposes, provided astronomy with powerful tools yielding access - at virtually no cost - to radio, infrared, X-ray, and gamma-ray observations. Today, astronomers are investigating the new frontiers of dark matter and dark energy, critical to understanding the cosmos but of indeterminate socio-economic promise. Harwit addresses these current challenges in view of competing national priorities and proposes alternative new approaches in search of the true Universe. This is an engaging read for astrophysicists, policy makers, historians, and sociologists of science looking to learn and apply lessons from the past in gaining deeper cosmological insight
The great observatories for space astrophysics : the origin of the universe, the fundamental laws of physics, the birth of stars, planets, and life by Martin Harwit( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extragalactic infrared background and its cosmological implications : IAU Symposium 204 : proceedings of the 24th General Assembly of the IAU held at Manchester, United Kingdom, 15-18 August 2000 by International Astronomical Union( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jang aur aman = War and peace by Sergeĭ Bondarchuk( Visual )

6 editions published in 2002 in Hindi and English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed over three tumultuous years in India, Pakistan, Japan and the United States, after the 1998 nuclear tests on the Indian subcontinent. This film documents the contemporary, epic journey of peace activism in the face of religious militarism and war
Far-infrared spectral studies from the G.P. Kuiper Airborne Observatory : final technical report by Martin Harwit( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasures of the National Air and Space Museum by National Air and Space Museum( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progres et decouvertes en astronomie by Martin Harwit( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Entdeckung des Kosmos : Geschichte u. Zukunft astronom. Forschung by Martin Harwit( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great observatories for space astrophysics : the origin of the universe, the fundamental laws of physics, the birth of stars, planets and life by Martin Harwit( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The course of astronomical progress : a discussion of space science policy by Martin Harwit( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses scientific research in general and astronomical research particularly. Points out that scientists are subject to the same human and social pressures as the rest of us, making them as susceptible to errors and misjudgments as anyone else
Kyozetsusareta genbakuten : Rekishi no naka no enora gei by Martin Harwit( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astrophysical concepts by I Appenzeller( )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measurement of fluctuations in radiation from a source in thermal equilibrium by Martin Harwit( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galactic and Extragalactic Radio Astronomy by Martin Harwit( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gravitational Lenses by Martin Harwit( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supernovae by Albert G Petschek( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an authoritative collection of papers incorporating the latest results and understanding about supernovae, including SN1987A. There are several chapters reviewing all the radio through infrared, visible, and ultraviolet to X-rays and gamma-rays but also neutrinos. Other chapters deal with the classification of supernovae, depending on their spectra and light curves. Three chapters treat supernovae theory, including a novel idea of a `fractal' burning front and another on the behavior of neutron stars. This thorough review of supernovae observations and theory will appeal to observers as well as theorists in astronomy and astrophysics
 
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Alternative Names
Harwit, M. 1931-

Harwit Martin

Harwit, Martin O. 1931-

Harwit, Martin Otto

Harwit, Martin Otto 1931-

Martin Harwit americký astronom

Martin Harwit Amerikaans astronoom

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Martin Harwit astronome américain

Martin Harwit astrónomo estadounidense

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Martin Otto Harwit US-amerikanischer Physiker und Astronom

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Languages
English (161)

French (6)

German (4)

Hindi (4)

Japanese (3)