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Bayesian models for astrophysical data using R, JAGS, Python, and Stan
Hilbe, Joseph M., 1944- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Kresge QB149 .H55 2017

Precision cosmology : the first half million years
Jones, B. J. T. 1946-
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Years of cosmology -- Newtonian cosmology -- Relativistic cosmology -- The physics of matter and radiation -- Precision tools for precision cosmology.
Kresge QB981 .J664 2017

Spectroscopy and radiative transfer of planetary atmospheres
Chance, Kelly V., author
Oxford, United Kingdom ; Oxford University Press, 2017
Spectroscopy and radiative transfer are rapidly growing fields within atmospheric and planetary science with implications on various fields. Remote sensing and modeling atmospheric composition require detailed knowledge of how radiation and matter interact in planetary atmospheres. This book provides this fundamental knowledge to a depth that will leave a student with the background to become capable of performing quantitative research on atmospheres. The book is intended for graduate students or for advanced undergraduates. It spans across principles through applications, with sufficient background for students without prior experience in either spectroscopy or radiative transfer. Courses based on this book are intended to be accompanied by the development of increasing sophisticated atmospheric and spectroscopic modeling capability (ideally, the student develops a computer model for simulation of atmospheric spectra from microwave through ultraviolet).
Kresge QB465 .C43 2017

Worlds fantastic, worlds familiar : a guided tour of the solar system
Buratti, Bonnie Jean, 1952-
Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Introduction -- Mercury : the hottest little place -- Venus : an even hotter place -- Mars : the abode of life? -- Asteroids and comets : sweat the small stuff -- Galileo's treasures : worlds of fire and ice -- Enceladus : an active iceball in space -- Titan : an Earth in deep freeze? -- Iapetus and its friends : the weirdest "planets" in the solar system -- Pluto : the first view of the "third zone" -- Earths above : the search for exoplanets and life in the universe -- Epilogue.

Join Bonnie J. Buratti, a leading planetary astronomer, on this personal tour of NASA's latest discoveries. Moving through the Solar System from Mercury, Venus, Mars, past comets and asteroids and the moons of the giant planets, to Pluto, and on to exoplanets, she gives vivid descriptions of landforms that are similar to those found on Earth but that are more fantastic. Sulfur-rich volcanoes and lakes on Io, active gullies on Mars, huge ice plumes and tar-like deposits on the moons of Saturn, hydrocarbon rivers and lakes on Titan, and nitrogen glaciers on Pluto are just some of the marvels that await readers. Discover what it is like to be involved in a major scientific enterprise, with all its pitfalls and excitement, from the perspective of a female scientist. This engaging account of modern space exploration is written for non-specialist readers, from students in high school to enthusiasts of all ages.
Kresge QB454 .B87 2017

Gravitational lensing
Dodelson, Scott, author
Cambridge, UK ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
1. Overview -- 2. Deflection of light -- 3. Multiple images -- 4. Magnification -- 5. Microlensing -- 6. Weak lensing: galaxy shapes -- 7. Mass from shapes -- 8. Cosmic shear -- 9. Lensing of the cosmic microwave background -- Appendix A. Numbers -- Appendix B. Lensing formulae.

"Gravitational lensing is a consequence of general relativity, where the gravitational force due to a massive object bends the paths of light originating from distant objects lying behind it. Using very little general relativity and no higher level mathematics, this text presents the basics of gravitational lensing, focusing on the equations needed to understand the phenomena. It then applies them to a diverse set of topics, including multiply imaged objects, time delays, extrasolar planets, microlensing, cluster masses, galaxy shape measurements, cosmic shear, and lensing of the cosmic microwave background. This approach allows undergraduate students and others to get quickly up to speed on the basics and the important issues. The text will be especially relevant as large surveys such as LSST and Euclid begin to dominate the astronomical landscape. Designed for a one semester course, it is accessible to anyone with two years of undergraduate physics background."--
Kresge QB857.5.G7 D63 2017

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