Selected Exercises In Galactic Astronomy by I. AtanasijevicSelected Exercises In Galactic Astronomy by I. Atanasijevic

Selected Exercises In Galactic Astronomy

byI. Atanasijevic

Paperback | October 12, 2011

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Galactic Astronomy is, and for some time to come will certainly remain, one of the more important items in the astronomy curricula. There are at present a number of excellent text-books and monographs covering the whole subject or certain of its aspects. It seems however that there is not a single book where at least some of the more important problems dealt with in text-books and university courses would be presented in the form of laboratory exercises. This short series of exercises represents an attempt to fill this gap. What is, in general, the aim of such exercises? As to this point, the author fully agrees with Prof. Minnaert's opinion that "No natural science should ever be taught without practical work. Students in astronomy should have regular exercises, not so much to teach them observing skill, but mainly to bring before their eyes the reality of the concepts introduced during the lectures." This applies to Galactic Astronomy as well as to any other branch of our science.
Title:Selected Exercises In Galactic AstronomyFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 12, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401031134

ISBN - 13:9789401031134

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Table of Contents

I Determination of the Position of the Galactic Equator.- II The Apparent Distribution and the Colors of the Globular Clusters.- III Determination of the Vertex of the Hyades Cluster.- IV Solar Motion and Velocity Distribution of a Group of Stars.- V The Distribution of the Residual Velocities: A Numerical Method.- VI The Asymmetry of Stellar Motions.- VII The Theory of Galactic Rotation.- VIII The Determination of the Galactic Orbit of a Star.- Appendix I.- Appendix II.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.