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Astronomy and cosmogony

Author: James Hopwood Jeans
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge at the University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This second edition, originally published in 1929, is an extensive survey at the forefront of cosmology and astronomy with particular reference to the physical state of matter, the structure, composition and life-cycle of stars, and the superstructures of nebulae and galaxies. Intended as a rigourously argued scientific treatise, every effort was made by Jeans to render the results of far-reaching advancements in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Hopwood Jeans
ISBN: 9780521744706 0521744709
OCLC Number: 857225048
Description: 428 pages : illustrations
Contents: 1. The astronomical survey of the universe --
2. The light from the stars --
3. Gaseous stars --
4. The source of stellar energy --
5. Liquid stars --
6. The evolution of the stars --
7. Non-spherical masses --
dynamical principles --
8. The configurations of rotating liquid masses --
9. The configurations of rotating compressible masses --
10. Rotation and fission of stars --
11. The evolution of binary systems --
12. The ages of the stars --
13. The great nebulae --
14. The galactic system of stars --
15. Variable stars --
16. The solar system --
17. Conclusion.
Responsibility: by James Hopwood Jeans.

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