Space-Time Reference Systems - Astronomy and Astrophysics Library (Hardback)
  • Space-Time Reference Systems - Astronomy and Astrophysics Library (Hardback)
zoom

Space-Time Reference Systems - Astronomy and Astrophysics Library (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£78.50
Hardback 314 Pages / Published: 18/10/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

The high accuracy of modern astronomical spatial-temporal reference systems has made them considerably complex. This book offers a comprehensive overview of such systems. It begins with a discussion of `The Problem of Time', including recent developments in the art of clock making (e.g., optical clocks) and various time scales. The authors address the definitions and realization of spatial coordinates by reference to remote celestial objects such as quasars. After an extensive treatment of classical equinox-based coordinates, new paradigms for setting up a celestial reference system are introduced that no longer refer to the translational and rotational motion of the Earth. The role of relativity in the definition and realization of such systems is clarified.

The topics presented in this book are complemented by exercises (with solutions). The authors offer a series of files, written in Maple, a standard computer algebra system, to help readers get a feel for the various models and orders of magnitude.

Beyond astrometry, the main fields of application of high-precision astronomical spatial-temporal reference systems and frames are navigation (GPS, interplanetary spacecraft navigation) and global geodynamics, which provide a high-precision Celestial Reference System and its link to any terrestrial spatial-temporal reference system. Mankind's urgent environmental questions can only be answered in the context of appropriate reference systems in which both aspects, space and time, are realized with a sufficiently high level of accuracy. This book addresses all those interested in high-precision reference systems and the various techniques (GPS, Very Long Baseline Interferometry, Satellite Laser Ranging, Lunar Laser Ranging) necessary for their realization, including the production and dissemination of time signals.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783642302251
Number of pages: 314
Weight: 6151 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 23 mm
Edition: 2013 ed.

You may also be interested in...

The Universe In A Nutshell
Added to basket
Death by Black Hole
Added to basket
A Dictionary of Astronomy
Added to basket
The Hidden Reality
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Build Your Own Time Machine
Added to basket
Wonders of the Solar System
Added to basket
Wonders of Life
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Concepts in Thermal Physics
Added to basket
The Night Sky Month by Month
Added to basket
DK
£12.99
Hardback
Mission to Mars
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Our Mathematical Universe
Added to basket
Islamic Patterns
Added to basket
£19.95
Paperback
Cycles of Time
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.