Beyond the Atmosphere

Author: Homer Edward Newell
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 048647464X
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Science

This exciting survey is the work of a top NASA administrator. Ranging from the laboratory to launching pad and from international conference halls to lunar wastelands, Newell chronicles technological advances, explores the relationship of space science to general science, and places the space program in social, political, and economic contexts.

Planets Beyond

Author: Mark Littmann
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486436020
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Science

This book serves as a fascinating progress report on the outer solar system, offering a way to better appreciate the newest findings. It unlocks some of the mysteries surrounding Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto — from the drama of their discoveries to the startling results of Voyager 2’s historic 1989 encounter with Neptune.

Mathematics for the Physical Sciences

Author: Laurent Schwartz
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486466620
Release Date: 2008-04-21
Genre: Mathematics

Concise treatment of mathematical entities employs examples from the physical sciences. Topics include distribution theory, Fourier series, Laplace transforms, wave and heat conduction equations, and gamma and Bessel functions. 1966 edition.

Introduction to Space Dynamics

Author: William Tyrrell Thomson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486140520
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Comprehensive, classic introduction to space-flight engineering for advanced undergraduate and graduate students provides basic tools for quantitative analysis of the motions of satellites and other vehicles in space.

Vector Space Approach to Geometry

Author: Melvin Hausner
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486829128
Release Date: 2018-10-17
Genre: Mathematics

A fascinating exploration of the correlation between geometry and linear algebra, this text also offers elementary explanations of the role of geometry in other branches of math and science. 1965 edition.

Making Your Own Telescope

Author: Allyn J. Thompson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486428834
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Science

Complete, detailed instructions and numerous diagrams for constructing a do-it-yourself telescope. No complicated mathematics are involved, and no prior knowledge of optics or astronomy is needed to follow the text's step-by-step directions. Contents cover, among other topics, materials and equipment; tube parts and alignment; eyepieces, and related problems; setting circles; and optical principles. 1973 ed. Appendixes. Index. 6 plates. 100 figures.

Amateur Astronomer s Handbook

Author: John Benson Sidgwick
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486240347
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Science

Timeless, comprehensive coverage of telescopes, mirrors, lenses, mountings, telescope drives, micrometers, spectroscopes, more. ". . . highly recommended for very serious nonprofessional astronomers." — A Guide to the Literature of Astronomy. 189 illustrations. Reprint of 1971 edition.

Selected Topics in the Classical Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable

Author: Maurice Heins
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486800691
Release Date: 2014-11-24
Genre: Mathematics

Elegant and concise, this text explores properties of meromorphic functions, Picard theorem, harmonic and subharmonic functions, applications, and boundary behavior of the Riemann mapping function for simply connected Jordan regions. 1962 edition.

Lunar Impact

Author: R. Cargill Hall
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486139715
Release Date: 2013-01-17
Genre: Science

America's first successful attempt at robotic lunar exploration, Project Ranger ran from 1959 to 1965, culminating in close-up television images of the moon's surface. This official NASA history is illustrated by more than 100 photographs.

My First Book About Outer Space

Author: Patricia J. Wynne
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486783291
Release Date: 2015-02-18
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Where do we live among the galaxies, what did people think before they could study the sky with telescopes, and what happened to Pluto? Thirty-nine illustrations to color answer these and other questions about our Solar System and beyond. Entertaining, easy-to-understand captions explain crater formation, constellations, weightlessness, space junk, and other fascinating subjects. Suitable for ages 8–12.

It s ONLY Rocket Science

Author: Lucy Rogers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387753782
Release Date: 2008-03-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Most amateur astronomers – and many of those with similar interests but who are not currently practising observers – have only a sketchy understanding of space flight. This book provides an introduction to its mechanics. The beauty of this book, written by an engineer who is also an accomplished science writer, is that it covers the subject comprehensively, and yet is almost entirely descriptive and non-mathematical. It deals with all aspects of space flight, from how to leave the Earth (including the design of the rocket, mission planning, navigation and communication), to life in space and the effects of weightlessness. The book also includes sections describing how an amateur can track satellites and understand their orbital parameters.

Space Mathematics

Author: Bernice Kastner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486320830
Release Date: 2013-10-17
Genre: Science

Created by NASA for high school students interested in space science, this collection of worked problems covers a broad range of subjects, including mathematical aspects of NASA missions, computation and measurement, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, matrix algebra, conic sections, and calculus. In addition to enhancing mathematical knowledge and skills, these problems promote an appreciation of aerospace technology and offer valuable insights into the practical uses of secondary school mathematics by professional scientists and engineers. Geared toward high school students and teachers, this volume also serves as a fine review for undergraduate science and engineering majors. Numerous figures illuminate the text, and an appendix explores the advanced topic of gravitational forces and the conic section trajectories.

Selected Papers on Noise and Stochastic Processes

Author: Nelson Wax
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486798264
Release Date: 2014-08-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

These six classic papers on stochastic process were selected to meet the needs of professionals and advanced undergraduates and graduate students in physics, applied mathematics, and engineering. Contents include: "Stochastic Problems in Physics and Astronomy" by S. Chandrasekhar from Reviews of Modern Physics, Vol. 15, No. 1 "On the Theory of Brownian Motion" by G. E. Uhlenbeck and L. S. Ornstein from Physical Review, Vol. 36, No. 3 "On the Theory of the Brownian Motion II" by Ming Chen Wang and G. E. Uhlenbeck from Reviews of Modern Physics, Vol. 17, Nos. 2 and 3 "Mathematical Analysis of Random Noise" by S. O. Rice from Bell System Technical Journal, Vols. 23 and 24 "Random Walk and the Theory of Brownian Motion" by Mark Kac from American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 54, No. 7 "The Brownian Movement and Stochastic Equations" by J. L. Doob from Annals of Mathematics, Vol. 43, No. 2