Stars: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions Book 322

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OUP Oxford #ad - This very short introduction presents a modern, authoritative examination of how stars live, sometimes spectacularly, and how they die, producing all the chemical elements beyond helium, to end as remnants such as black holes. Andrew king shows how understanding the stars is key to understanding the galaxies they inhabit, and thus the history of our entire Universe, as well as the existence of planets like our own.

Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Our very own star, the Sun, is crucial to the development and sustainability of life on Earth. Every atom of our bodies has been part of a star. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Stars: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions Book 322 #ad - King presents a fascinating exploration of the science of stars, from the mechanisms that allow stars to form and the processes that allow them to shine, as well as the results of their inevitable death. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

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Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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OUP Oxford #ad - Galaxies are the building blocks of the universe: standing like islands in space, around which planets form, each is made up of many hundreds of millions of stars in which the chemical elements are made, and where on at least one of those planets intelligent life has emerged. Our own galaxy, the milky way, is just one of several hundred million other galaxies that we can now observe through our telescopes.

Our expert authors combine facts, perspective, new ideas, analysis, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. In many ways, modern astronomy began with this discovery, and the story of galaxies is therefore the story of modern astronomy. Since then, how distant galaxies provide a window on the early universe, for example, how enormous forces are released when galaxies collide, many exciting discoveries have been made about our own galaxy andabout those beyond: how a supermassive black hole lurks at the centre of every galaxy, and what the formation of young galaxies can tell us about the mysteries of Cold DarkMatter.

Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - In this very short introduction, renowned science writer John Gribbin describes the extraordinary things that astronomers are learning about galaxies, and explains how this can shed light on the origins and structure of the Universe. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Yet it was only in the 1920s that we realised that there is more to the Universe than the Milky Way, and that there were in fact other 'islands' out there.

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Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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OUP Oxford #ad - Astrophysics is the physics of the stars, and more widely the physics of the Universe. It enables us to understand the structure and evolution of planetary systems, interstellar gas, stars, galaxies, and the cosmos as a whole. In this very short introduction, the leading astrophysicist james Binney shows how the field of astrophysics has expanded rapidly in the past century, combined with the rapid advance of computing power, with vast quantities of data gathered by telescopes exploiting all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, which has allowed increasingly effective mathematical modelling.

This is a clear, rigorous introduction to astrophysics for those keen to cut their teeth on a conceptualtreatment involving some mathematics. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable . He illustrates how the application of fundamental principles of physics - the consideration of energy and mass, andmomentum - and the two pillars of relativity and quantum mechanics, has provided insights into phenomena ranging from rapidly spinning millisecond pulsars to the collision of giant spiral galaxies.

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Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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OUP Oxford #ad - These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. She also explores the large black holes found in the centres of galaxies, and how black holes give rise to quasars and other spectacular phenomena in the cosmos. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

Our expert authors combine facts, new ideas, perspective, analysis, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. In this very short introduction, including what a black hole actually is, how they are characterized and discovered, Katherine Blundell addresses a variety of questions, and what would happen if you came too close to one.

Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - She explains how black holes form and grow - by stealing material that belongs to stars, as well as how many there may be in the Universe. Black holes are a constant source of fascination to many due to their mysterious nature.

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Planets: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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OUP Oxford #ad - It considers how our knowledge has advanced over the centuries, and how it has expanded at a growing rate in recent years. David A. He looks at rocky planets and the Moon, giant planets and their satellites, weather, and how the surfaces have been sculpted by geology, and impacts. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Rothery gives an overview of the origin, and evolution of our Solar System, including the controversial issues of what qualifies as a planet, nature, and what conditions are required for a planetary body to be habitable by life.

Planets: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - . Our expert authors combine facts, perspective, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. This very short introduction looks deep into space and describes the worlds that make up our Solar System: terrestrial planets, dwarf planets and various other objects such as satellites moons, giant planets, asteroids and Trans-Neptunian objects.

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Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions Book 51

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OUP Oxford #ad - These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Peter coles discusses the history of the subject, and more speculative modern issues like quantum cosmology, superstrings, the development of the Big Bang theory, and dark matter. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

Our expert authors combine facts, new ideas, analysis, perspective, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. This book is a simple, non-technical introduction to cosmology, explaining what it is and what cosmologists do.

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Gravity: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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OUP Oxford #ad - It also has the distinction of being the oldest, weakest, and most difficult force to quantize. It was the study of gravity that led Einstein to his profound realisations about the nature of space and time. Gravity is not only universal, it is also essential for understanding the behaviour of the Universe, and all astrophysical bodies within it.

In this very short introduction Timothy Clifton looks at the development of our understanding of gravity since the early observations of Kepler and Newtonian theory. He discusses einstein's theory of gravity, which now supplants newton's, why GPS satellites need their clocks corrected as they orbit the Earth, showing how it allows us to understand why the frequency of light changes as it passes through a gravitational field, and why the orbits of distant neutron stars speed up.

Gravity is one of the four fundamental interactions that exist in nature. Today, almost 100 years after Einstein published his theory of gravity, we have even detected the waves of gravitational radiation that he predicted. Understanding gravity is not only essential for understanding the motion of objects on Earth, but also the motion of all celestial objects, and even the expansion of the Universe itself.

Gravity: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Clifton concludes by considering the testing and application of general relativity in astrophysics and cosmology, and looks at dark energy and efforts such as stringtheory to combine gravity with quantum mechanics. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

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Relativity: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions Book 190

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OUP Oxford #ad - With the general theorycame even stranger ideas of curved space-time, and changed our understanding of gravity and the cosmos. This authoritative and entertaining Very Short Introduction makes the theory of relativity accessible and understandable. And that was just the Special Theory. Our expert authors combine facts, perspective, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Using very little mathematics, from e=mc2 to black holes, Russell Stannard explains the important concepts of relativity, and explores the theory's impact on science and on our understanding of the universe. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

Relativity: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions Book 190 #ad - Our comforting newtonian ideas of space and time were replaced by bizarre and counterintuitive conclusions: if you move at high speed, space squashes up and you get heavier; travel fast enough and you could weigh as much as a jumbo jet, time slows down, be squashed thinner than a CD without feeling a thing - and live for ever.

. 100 years ago, einstein's theory of relativity shattered the world of physics.

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Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions Book 109

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OUP Oxford #ad - In this compelling introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe, Frank Close takes us on a journey into the atom to examine known particles such as quarks, electrons, and the ghostly neutrino. Along the way he provides fascinating insights into how discoveries in particle physics have actually been made, and discusses how our picture of the world has been radically revised in the light of these developments.

Our expert authors combine facts, new ideas, perspective, analysis, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. He concludes by looking ahead to newideas about the mystery of antimatter, the number of dimensions that there might be in the universe, and to what the next 50 years of research might reveal.

Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions Book 109 #ad - About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

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Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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OUP Oxford #ad - For centuries magnetism has been used for various exploits; through compasses it gave us navigation and through motors, generators, and turbines it has given us power. Blundell explains why. Magnetism is a strange force, mysteriously attracting one object to another apparently through empty space. Our expert authors combine facts, new ideas, perspective, analysis, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Blundell explores our understanding of electricity and magnetism, from the work of Galvani, and Tesla, Faraday, Ampere, and goes on to explore how Maxwell and Faraday's work led to the unification of electricity and magnetism, thought of as one of themost imaginative developments in theoretical physics.

Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - With a discussion of the relationship between magnetism and relativity, quantum magnetism, and its impact on computers and information storage, Blundell shows how magnetism has changed our fundamental understanding of the Universe. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

It has been claimed as a great healer, with magnetic therapies being proposed over the centuries and still popular today. Why are its mysterious important to solve?In this Very Short Introduction, Stephen J.

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Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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OUP Oxford #ad - Nuclear physics began long before the identification of fundamental particles, with J. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas, perspective, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. J. In this very short introduction frank close gives an account of how this area of physics has progressed, the identificationof quarks and gluons, including the recognition of how heavy nuclei are built up in the cores of stars and in supernovae, and the development of quantum chromodynamics QCD.

These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Exploring key concepts such as the stability of different configurations of protons and neutrons in nuclei, Frank Close shows how nuclear physics brings the physics of the stars to Earth and provides us with important applications, particularly in medicine.

Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. Thomson's discovery of the electron at the end of the 19th century, which implied the existence of a positive charge in the atom to make it neutral.

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