Compendium of Practical Astronomy

Compendium of Practical Astronomy

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It is a pleasure to present this work, which has been well received in German-speaking countries through four editions, to the English-speaking reader. We feel that this is a unique publication in that it contains valuable material that cannot easily-if at all-be found elsewhere. We are grateful to the authors for reading through the English version of the text, and for responding promptly (for the most part) to our queries. Several authors have supplied us, on their own initiative or at our suggestion, with revised and updated manuscripts and with supplementary English references. We have striven to achieve a translation of Handbuch for Sternfreunde which accurately presents the qualitative and quantitative scientific principles con tained within each chapter while maintaining the flavor of the original Ger man text. Where appropriate, we have inserted footnotes to clarify material which may have a different meaning and/or application in English-speaking countries from that in Germany. When the first English edition of this work, Astronomy: A Handbook (translated by the late A. Beer), appeared in 1975, it contained 21 chapters. This new edition is over twice the length and contains 28 authored chap ters in three volumes. At Springer's request, we have devised a new title, Compendium of Practical Astronomy, to more accurately reflect the broad spectrum of topics and the vast body of information contained within these pages.Building instructions for such simple receivers have been published, for instance, by C.H. Hossfield [9.28], R.C. Maag [9.29], and R.M. Sickels (9.22]. ... under 30 MHz, with a maximum intensity between 10 and 20 MHz, which is the range in which shortwave radio sets operate. ... for a frequency of 73.8 MHz and published the schematics for the circuitry and the construction; it is an operational model of aanbsp;...


Title:Compendium of Practical Astronomy
Author: Günter D. Roth
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06
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