Longair, M. S. 1941
Overview
Works:  50 works in 462 publications in 9 languages and 9,369 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings History Observations 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other 
Classifications:  QC20, 523.1 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by
M. S Longair
The large, the small, and the human mind by
Roger Penrose(
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47 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume provides an accessible, illuminating & stimulating introduction to Penrose's vision of theoretical physics for the 21st century. His enthusiasm & insight shine through this brilliant account of the problems of modern physics
47 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume provides an accessible, illuminating & stimulating introduction to Penrose's vision of theoretical physics for the 21st century. His enthusiasm & insight shine through this brilliant account of the problems of modern physics
Theoretical concepts in physics : an alternative view of theoretical reasoning in physics for finalyear undergraduates by
M. S Longair(
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41 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This second edition of a popular text demonstrates how physics can be appreciated through a series of case studies spanning a complete university physics course. Highlights include three new chapters on Newton's laws (one on ancient astronomy up to the time of Galileo, one on Galileo, and one on Newton); a new chapter on dimensional methods, chaos and selforganized criticality; and a new chapter on the technology of cosmology. Although all the arguments are presented precisely in physical and mathematical terminology, the book is written in a relatively nontechnical manner, intended to convey a deep understanding and appreciation of the incredible achievements of theorists in creating the structure of modern physics
41 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This second edition of a popular text demonstrates how physics can be appreciated through a series of case studies spanning a complete university physics course. Highlights include three new chapters on Newton's laws (one on ancient astronomy up to the time of Galileo, one on Galileo, and one on Newton); a new chapter on dimensional methods, chaos and selforganized criticality; and a new chapter on the technology of cosmology. Although all the arguments are presented precisely in physical and mathematical terminology, the book is written in a relatively nontechnical manner, intended to convey a deep understanding and appreciation of the incredible achievements of theorists in creating the structure of modern physics
Galaxy formation by
M. S Longair(
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36 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and German and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a textbook for graduate students in astrophysics. The author is extremely well known not only as an astrophysicist but also as a writer of superb talent. The presentation is clear and the book should become a favourite text for students. It deals with the matter and radiation content of the universe, and the formation of galaxies, and it gives a comprehensive introduction to relativistic astrophysics as needed for the clarification of cosmological ideas
36 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and German and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a textbook for graduate students in astrophysics. The author is extremely well known not only as an astrophysicist but also as a writer of superb talent. The presentation is clear and the book should become a favourite text for students. It deals with the matter and radiation content of the universe, and the formation of galaxies, and it gives a comprehensive introduction to relativistic astrophysics as needed for the clarification of cosmological ideas
The cosmic century : a history of astrophysics and cosmology by
M. S Longair(
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21 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The twentieth century witnessed the emergence of the disciplines of astrophysics and cosmology, from subjects which scarcely existed, to two of the most exciting and demanding areas of contemporary scientific inquiry. There has never been a century in which fundamental ideas about the nature of our Universe and its contents have changed so dramatically. This book reviews the historical development of all the key areas of modern astrophysics, linking the strands together to show how advances have led to the extraordinarily rich panorama of modern astrophysics and cosmology, while many of the great discoveries were derived from pioneering observations, the emphasis is upon the development of theoretical concepts and how they came to be accepted. These advances have led astrophysicists and cosmologists to ask some of the deepest questions about the nature of our Universe and to stretch our ability to address them by advanced observation to the very limit. This is a fantastic story, and one that would have defied the imaginations of even the greatest storytellers."Jacket
21 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The twentieth century witnessed the emergence of the disciplines of astrophysics and cosmology, from subjects which scarcely existed, to two of the most exciting and demanding areas of contemporary scientific inquiry. There has never been a century in which fundamental ideas about the nature of our Universe and its contents have changed so dramatically. This book reviews the historical development of all the key areas of modern astrophysics, linking the strands together to show how advances have led to the extraordinarily rich panorama of modern astrophysics and cosmology, while many of the great discoveries were derived from pioneering observations, the emphasis is upon the development of theoretical concepts and how they came to be accepted. These advances have led astrophysicists and cosmologists to ask some of the deepest questions about the nature of our Universe and to stretch our ability to address them by advanced observation to the very limit. This is a fantastic story, and one that would have defied the imaginations of even the greatest storytellers."Jacket
Our evolving universe by
M. S Longair(
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18 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides background information for understanding astronomical discoveries and discusses the sun and the stars, quasars and related phenomena, black holes, galaxies, the expanding universe, dark matter, the Big Bang, and related topics
18 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides background information for understanding astronomical discoveries and discusses the sun and the stars, quasars and related phenomena, black holes, galaxies, the expanding universe, dark matter, the Big Bang, and related topics
High energy astrophysics : an informal introduction for students of physics and astronomy by
M. S Longair(
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20 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Providing students with an indepth account of the astrophysics of high energy phenomena in the Universe, the third edition of this wellestablished textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in high energy astrophysics. Building on the concepts and techniques taught in standard undergraduate courses, this textbook provides the astronomical and astrophysical background for students to explore more advanced topics. Special emphasis is given to the underlying physical principles of high energy astrophysics, helping students understand the essential physics. Now consolidated into a singlevolume treatment, the third edition has been completely rewritten. It covers the most recent discoveries in areas such as gammaray bursts, ultrahigh energy cosmic rays and ultrahigh energy gamma rays. The topics have been rearranged and streamlined to make them more applicable to a wide range of different astrophysical problems"
20 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Providing students with an indepth account of the astrophysics of high energy phenomena in the Universe, the third edition of this wellestablished textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in high energy astrophysics. Building on the concepts and techniques taught in standard undergraduate courses, this textbook provides the astronomical and astrophysical background for students to explore more advanced topics. Special emphasis is given to the underlying physical principles of high energy astrophysics, helping students understand the essential physics. Now consolidated into a singlevolume treatment, the third edition has been completely rewritten. It covers the most recent discoveries in areas such as gammaray bursts, ultrahigh energy cosmic rays and ultrahigh energy gamma rays. The topics have been rearranged and streamlined to make them more applicable to a wide range of different astrophysical problems"
The origins of our universe : a study of the origin and evolution of the contents of our universe : the Royal Institution
Christmas Lectures for Young People, 1990 by
M. S Longair(
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21 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High energy astrophysics by
M. S Longair(
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)
15 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Confrontation of cosmological theories with observational data : symposium no. 63 (Copernicus Symposium II) held in Cracow,
Poland, 1012 September, 1973 by
M. S Longair(
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33 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
33 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Large scale structure of the universe : symposium no. 79 held in Tallinn, Estonia, U.S.S.R., September 1216, 1977 by
International Astronomical Union(
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25 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
25 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific research with the space telescope : International Astronomical Union, Colloquium number 54, held at the Institute
for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J., August 811, 1979 by
International Astronomical Union(
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14 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alice and the space telescope by
M. S Longair(
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4 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Deep universe : SaasFee Advanced Course 23, lecture notes 1993, Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy by
Allan Sandage(
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)
20 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and German and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book provides a firsthand account of modern cosmology, written by three celebrated astronomers renowned for their excellence in both research and teaching. The central theme of the book, the deep Universe, is approached in three truly complementary ways: as a coherent and smooth theory embracing the evolution of the Universe from its original radiations emerging from the hot Big Bang to the present structures of matter; as a meandering, rough road paved by our observations of stars, galaxies, and clusters; and in terms of how these approaches have been gradually developed and intertwined in the historical process that led to the modern science of cosmology. The book is written for graduate students in astrophysics but is also of interest to professional astronomers and particle physicists
20 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and German and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book provides a firsthand account of modern cosmology, written by three celebrated astronomers renowned for their excellence in both research and teaching. The central theme of the book, the deep Universe, is approached in three truly complementary ways: as a coherent and smooth theory embracing the evolution of the Universe from its original radiations emerging from the hot Big Bang to the present structures of matter; as a meandering, rough road paved by our observations of stars, galaxies, and clusters; and in terms of how these approaches have been gradually developed and intertwined in the historical process that led to the modern science of cosmology. The book is written for graduate students in astrophysics but is also of interest to professional astronomers and particle physicists
Frontiers of space and groundbased astronomy : the astrophysics of the 21st century by
W Wamsteker(
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10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The proceedings of the XXVIIth ESLAB symposium presents a comprehensive review of the status of astrophysics and cosmology today. The book presents an outstanding insight into the current and future fundamental problems which will be addressed by the scientists in the 21st century. <br/> The accomplishments of the golden decades, in which many new observing windows have been opened to all astronomers through space exploration, the 4meter class ground telescopes and interferometric techniques at radio wavelengths, are highlighted concisely and understandably. The state of our theoretical understanding of the Universe, extending from the nearby interstellar medium (the Solar Bubble) out to the very early stages of the Universe, and the importance of gravitational lenses are illustrated in lucid reviews. A set of beautiful color pictures from recent experiments illustrates the future of observational astronomy. The reviews are comprehensive and are at a level suitable for professional astronomers who want to remain informed about the fields beyond their specialties, for students at graduate and undergraduate level, as well as for decision makers who need to understand the importance of the scientific challenges which will require support in the future. <br/>
10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The proceedings of the XXVIIth ESLAB symposium presents a comprehensive review of the status of astrophysics and cosmology today. The book presents an outstanding insight into the current and future fundamental problems which will be addressed by the scientists in the 21st century. <br/> The accomplishments of the golden decades, in which many new observing windows have been opened to all astronomers through space exploration, the 4meter class ground telescopes and interferometric techniques at radio wavelengths, are highlighted concisely and understandably. The state of our theoretical understanding of the Universe, extending from the nearby interstellar medium (the Solar Bubble) out to the very early stages of the Universe, and the importance of gravitational lenses are illustrated in lucid reviews. A set of beautiful color pictures from recent experiments illustrates the future of observational astronomy. The reviews are comprehensive and are at a level suitable for professional astronomers who want to remain informed about the fields beyond their specialties, for students at graduate and undergraduate level, as well as for decision makers who need to understand the importance of the scientific challenges which will require support in the future. <br/>
Astrophysical cosmology : proceedings of the Study Week on Cosmology and Fundamental Physics, September 28October 2, 1981 by
H. A Brück(
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)
16 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Observational cosmology : eight [sic] advanced course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics by
J. E Gunn(
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)
23 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
23 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High energy astrophysics by
M. S Longair(
Book
)
24 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What role does viscosity play in accretion discs? How do you calculate the 'glitch function' of a pulsar? And can strong shocks account for the energy spectrum of electrons in our Galaxy? These are just some of the exciting questions that Professor Longair uses to develop the physics needed by the astronomer and high energy astrophysicist. The highly acclaimed first edition of High Energy Astrophysics instantly established itself as a classic in the teaching of contemporary astronomy. Reflecting the immense interest and developments in the subject, Professor Longair has developed the second edition into three texts; in this second volume he provides a comprehensive discussion of the high energy astrophysics of stars, the Galaxy and the interstellar medium. He develops an understanding for the essential physics with an elegance and infectious enthusiasm for which his teaching is internationally renowned, illustrating the issues throughout with results from forefront research. This book takes the student with a knowledge of physics and mathematics at the undergraduate level  but not necessarily with training in astronomy  to the point where current astronomical research can be understood
24 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What role does viscosity play in accretion discs? How do you calculate the 'glitch function' of a pulsar? And can strong shocks account for the energy spectrum of electrons in our Galaxy? These are just some of the exciting questions that Professor Longair uses to develop the physics needed by the astronomer and high energy astrophysicist. The highly acclaimed first edition of High Energy Astrophysics instantly established itself as a classic in the teaching of contemporary astronomy. Reflecting the immense interest and developments in the subject, Professor Longair has developed the second edition into three texts; in this second volume he provides a comprehensive discussion of the high energy astrophysics of stars, the Galaxy and the interstellar medium. He develops an understanding for the essential physics with an elegance and infectious enthusiasm for which his teaching is internationally renowned, illustrating the issues throughout with results from forefront research. This book takes the student with a knowledge of physics and mathematics at the undergraduate level  but not necessarily with training in astronomy  to the point where current astronomical research can be understood
Quantum concepts in physics : an alternative approach to the understanding of quantum mechanics by
Malcolm Longair(
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)
16 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written for advanced undergraduates, physicists, and historians and philosophers of physics, this book tells the story of the development of our understanding of quantum phenomena through the extraordinary years of the first three decades of the twentieth century. Rather than following the standard axiomatic approach, this book adopts a historical perspective, explaining clearly and authoritatively how pioneers such as Heisenberg, Schrodinger, Pauli and Dirac developed the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and merged them into a coherent theory, and why the mathematical infrastructure of quantum mechanics has to be as complex as it is. The author creates a compelling narrative, providing a remarkable example of how physics and mathematics work in practice. The book encourages an enhanced appreciation of the interaction between mathematics, theory and experiment, helping the reader gain a deeper understanding of the development and content of quantum mechanics than any other text at this level"
16 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written for advanced undergraduates, physicists, and historians and philosophers of physics, this book tells the story of the development of our understanding of quantum phenomena through the extraordinary years of the first three decades of the twentieth century. Rather than following the standard axiomatic approach, this book adopts a historical perspective, explaining clearly and authoritatively how pioneers such as Heisenberg, Schrodinger, Pauli and Dirac developed the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and merged them into a coherent theory, and why the mathematical infrastructure of quantum mechanics has to be as complex as it is. The author creates a compelling narrative, providing a remarkable example of how physics and mathematics work in practice. The book encourages an enhanced appreciation of the interaction between mathematics, theory and experiment, helping the reader gain a deeper understanding of the development and content of quantum mechanics than any other text at this level"
The origin and evolution of the universe by
Stephen Hawking(
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4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of lectures about cosmology and our universe to an audience of children
4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of lectures about cosmology and our universe to an audience of children
Theoretische Konzepte der Physik : eine alternative Betrachtung by
M. S Longair(
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4 editions published in 1991 in German and English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dies ist kein Lehrbuch der theoretischen Physik, auch kein Kompendium der Physikgeschichte ..., vielmehr eine recht anspruchsvolle Sammlung historischer Miniaturen zur Vergangenheit der theoretischen Physik  ihrer "Sternstunden", wenn man so will. Frei vom Zwang, etwas Erschöpfendes vorlegen zu müssen, gelingt dem Autor etwas Seltenes: einen "lebendigen" Zugang zum Ideengebäude der modernen Physik freizulegen ... zu zeigen, wie Physik in praxi entsteht ... Als Vehikel seiner Absichten dienen dem Autor geschichtliche Fallstudien, insgesamt sieben an der Zahl. Aus ihnen extrahiert er das seiner Meinung nach Lehrhafte, dabei bestrebt, mathematische Anachronismen womöglich zu vermeiden ... Als Student hätte ich mir diese gescheiten Essays zum Werden unserer heutigen physikalischen Weltsicht gewünscht. Sie sind originell, didaktisch klug und genieren sich auch nicht, von der Faszination zu sprechen, die ... von der Physik ausgeht. Unnötig darauf hinzuweisen, das sie ein gründliches "konventionelles" Studium weder ersetzen wollen noch können, sie vermögen aber, dazu zu ermuntern." #Astronomische Nachrichten (zur englischen Ausgabe)#1
4 editions published in 1991 in German and English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dies ist kein Lehrbuch der theoretischen Physik, auch kein Kompendium der Physikgeschichte ..., vielmehr eine recht anspruchsvolle Sammlung historischer Miniaturen zur Vergangenheit der theoretischen Physik  ihrer "Sternstunden", wenn man so will. Frei vom Zwang, etwas Erschöpfendes vorlegen zu müssen, gelingt dem Autor etwas Seltenes: einen "lebendigen" Zugang zum Ideengebäude der modernen Physik freizulegen ... zu zeigen, wie Physik in praxi entsteht ... Als Vehikel seiner Absichten dienen dem Autor geschichtliche Fallstudien, insgesamt sieben an der Zahl. Aus ihnen extrahiert er das seiner Meinung nach Lehrhafte, dabei bestrebt, mathematische Anachronismen womöglich zu vermeiden ... Als Student hätte ich mir diese gescheiten Essays zum Werden unserer heutigen physikalischen Weltsicht gewünscht. Sie sind originell, didaktisch klug und genieren sich auch nicht, von der Faszination zu sprechen, die ... von der Physik ausgeht. Unnötig darauf hinzuweisen, das sie ein gründliches "konventionelles" Studium weder ersetzen wollen noch können, sie vermögen aber, dazu zu ermuntern." #Astronomische Nachrichten (zur englischen Ausgabe)#1
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Alternative Names
Longair, M.
Longair, M. 1941
Longair, M. S.
Longair, M. S. 1941
Longair, Malcolm.
Longair, Malcolm 1941
Longair, Malcolm S.
Longair, Malcolm S. 1941
Longair, Malcolm S. (Malcolm Sim)
Longair, Malcolm Sim
Longair, Malcolm Sim 1941
Longejr, M. 1941
Malcolm Longair Brits astronoom
Malcolm Sim Longair schottischer Astronom
Malcom Sim Longair
ロンゲア, マルコム・S
馬爾科姆·朗蓋爾
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Spanish (14)
German (10)
French (5)
Italian (4)
Japanese (2)
Polish (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
Finnish (1)
Spanish (14)
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