The Resource A History of Physical Theories of Comets, From Aristotle to Whipple, by Tofigh Heidarzadeh, (electronic resource)

A History of Physical Theories of Comets, From Aristotle to Whipple, by Tofigh Heidarzadeh, (electronic resource)

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A History of Physical Theories of Comets, From Aristotle to Whipple
Title
A History of Physical Theories of Comets, From Aristotle to Whipple
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by Tofigh Heidarzadeh
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The book describes the major physical theories of comets in the past two millennia. It demonstrates the evolution of ideas about the nature, position, motion and physical constitution of comets from Aristotle to Whipple. Unlike the available works on the history of comets, which either illustrate relatively short periods in the history of physical cometology or portray a landscape view without adequate details, the present study focuses on details of each theory. It also investigates the interaction between observational and mathematical astronomy, and the physical sciences in defining the properties of comets. Ideas about the astrological aspects of comets are not considered in this study. Also, topics concerning the motion of comets are explained to the extent that is helpful in illustrating their physical properties. Although the present study is mainly focused on the physical theories of comets, its results will be relevant to studies in the history of geology, planetary science, and astrology. On the other hand, those results may initiate new studies about educational practices for physics and astronomy in post-Newtonian Europe, the ways that different parts of Newton's physical, astronomical and cosmological ideas evolved after him. Also, the debates about the constitution and chemical properties of comets in the post-Laplacian era may trigger new researches about possible influence of cometary studies on the foundation of astrophysics.
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Heidarzadeh, Tofigh
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523.6
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English
LC call number
D1-DX301
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Archimedes, New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology,
Series volume
19
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  • History
  • History of Science
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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A History of Physical Theories of Comets, From Aristotle to Whipple, by Tofigh Heidarzadeh, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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text
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txt
Contents
Aristotle's Theory of Comets -- After Aristotle -- From Brahe to Newton -- Comets in Newtonian Physics -- After Newton -- Non-Newtonian Theories of Comets -- Comets in the Laplacian Cosmos -- Comets in the Post-Laplacian Era
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2008.
Extent
1 online resource (286 p.)
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online
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9786611493561
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computer
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c
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10.1007/978-1-4020-8323-5
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remote
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  • (CKB)1000000000405574
  • (EBL)371286
  • (OCoLC)272298679
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  • (EXLCZ)991000000000405574
Label
A History of Physical Theories of Comets, From Aristotle to Whipple, by Tofigh Heidarzadeh, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Aristotle's Theory of Comets -- After Aristotle -- From Brahe to Newton -- Comets in Newtonian Physics -- After Newton -- Non-Newtonian Theories of Comets -- Comets in the Laplacian Cosmos -- Comets in the Post-Laplacian Era
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2008.
Extent
1 online resource (286 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611493561
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4020-8323-5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000405574
  • (EBL)371286
  • (OCoLC)272298679
  • (SSID)ssj0000172193
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11152315
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000172193
  • (PQKBWorkID)10151713
  • (PQKB)11338011
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4020-8323-5
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC371286
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000405574

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