The formation of the solar system : theories old and new

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The formation of the solar system : theories old and new

Michael Woolfson

Imperial College Press, c2007

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注記

Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-318) and index

内容説明・目次

内容説明

This book traces the development of ideas about the origin of the Solar System from ancient times to the present day. A survey of more modern ideas, covering the last 200 years or so, highlights the difficulties experienced by theories and also points the way towards the development of a more successful theory. In particular, the current "standard model" - the Solar Nebula Theory - is examined and discussed in some detail. After more than thirty years of development, this theory has still not settled down into an agreed form, as it experiences both theoretical difficulties and problems with reconciling new observations. By contrast, the Capture Theory, developed over the last forty years by the author, and supported by recent observations provides a complete description of the formation of the Solar System, including an evolutionary hypothesis that explains the detailed structure of the system. Written in an informative yet accessible manner, this book will appeal to both specialist and non-specialist readers alike.

目次

  • Enlightenment
  • The Solar System: Features and Problems
  • New Knowledge
  • The Return of the Nebula
  • Making Stars
  • Capture
  • The Biggish-Bang Hypothesis.

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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BA83788999
  • ISBN
    • 9781860948244
  • 出版国コード
    uk
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 出版地
    London
  • ページ数/冊数
    xxii, 318 p.
  • 大きさ
    24 cm
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