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The tidal disruption of stars by supermassive black holes : an analytic approach
Stone, Nicholas Chamberlain, author
Cham ; Springer, [2015]
Kresge QB843.B55 S76 2015

Astrophysics and the evolution of the universe
Kisslinger, Leonard S., author
Singapore ; World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., [2017]
Physics concepts needed for astrophysics -- Forces and particles -- Hubble's law: expansion of the universe -- Stars, galaxies, etc -- Neutrino oscillations, symmetries, and pulsar kicks -- Einstein's special and general theories of relativity -- Radius and temperature of the universe from the general theory of relativity -- Cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) -- Electroweak phase transition (EWPT) -- Quantum chromodynamic phase transition (QCDPT) -- Gravitational waves.

"The aim of this book is to teach undergraduate college or university students, and adults interested in astronomy and astrophysics, the basic mathematics and physics concepts needed to understand the evolution of the universe, and based on this to teach the astrophysical theories behind evolution from the very early times to the present. The book does not require extensive knowledge of mathematics, like calculus, and includes material that explains concepts such as velocity, acceleration, and force. Based on this, fascinating topics such as Dark Matter, measuring Dark Energy via supernovae velocities, and the creation of mass via the Higgs mechanism are explained. All college students with an interest in science, especially astronomy, without extensive mathematical backgrounds, should be able to use and learn from this book. Adults interested in topics like Dark Energy, the Higgs boson, and detection of Gravitational Waves, which are in the news, can make use of this book as well"--
Kresge QB461 .K565 2017

Welcome to the universe : an astrophysical tour
Tyson, Neil deGrasse, author
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2016
Part I. Stars, planets, and life. 1. The size and scale of the universe / Neil deGrasse Tyson ; 2. From the day and night sky to planetary orbits / Neil deGrasse Tyson ; 3. Newton's laws / Michael A. Strauss ; 4. How stars radiate energy (I) / Neil deGrasse Tyson ; 5. How stars radiate energy (II) / Neil deGrasse Tyson ; 6. Stellar spectra / Neil deGrasse Tyson ; 7. The lives and deaths of stars (I) / Neil deGrasse Tyson ; 8. The lives and deaths of stars (II) / Michael A. Strauss ; 9. Why Pluto is not a planet / Neil deGrasse Tyson ; 10. The search for life in the galaxy / Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all--from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works.Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide.--Publisher description
Kresge Popular Science QB982 .T974 2016

The jazz of physics : the secret link between music and the structure of the universe
Alexander, Stephon, author
New York : Basic Books, a member of Perseus Books Group, [2016]
Giant Steps -- Lessons from Leon -- All Rivers Lead to Cosmic Structure -- Beauty on Trial -- Pythagorean Dream -- Eno, the Sound Cosmologist -- Thriving on a Riff -- The Ubiquity Vibration -- The Defiant Physicists -- The Space We Live In -- Sonic Black Hole -- The Harmony of Cosmic Structure -- A Journey into Mark Turner's Quantum Brain -- Feynman's Jazz Pattern -- Cosmic Resonance -- The Beauty of Noise -- The Musical Universe -- Interstellar Space.

"A theoretical physicist and jazz musician combines his two loves to present a new theory of the universe: sound as the link between Einstein's relativity with quantum mechanics, "
Kresge QB981 .A54 2016

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