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Longair, M. S. 1941-

Overview
Works: 74 works in 468 publications in 8 languages and 9,488 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QC20, 006.3
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Most widely held works by M. S Longair
The large, the small, and the human mind by Roger Penrose( Book )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,298 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 final-year undergraduates by M. S Longair( Book )

40 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,236 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 self-organized 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 non-technical 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( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and German and held by 694 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( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 678 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 story-tellers."--Jacket
Our evolving universe by M. S Longair( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 677 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 by M. S Longair( Book )

38 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Providing students with an in-depth account of the astrophysics of high energy phenomena in the Universe, the third edition of this well-established 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 single-volume treatment, the third edition has been completely rewritten. It covers the most recent discoveries in areas such as gamma-ray bursts, ultra-high energy cosmic rays and ultra-high 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( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High energy astrophysics : an informal introduction for students of physics and astronomy by M. S Longair( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Large scale structure of the universe : symposium no. 79 held in Tallinn, Estonia, U.S.S.R., September 12-16, 1977 by M. S Longair( Book )

14 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confrontation of cosmological theories with observational data : symposium no. 63 (Copernicus Symposium II) held in Cracow, Poland, 10-12 September, 1973 by M. S Longair( Book )

26 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice and the space telescope by M. S Longair( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum concepts in physics : an alternative approach to the understanding of quantum mechanics by Malcolm Longair( Book )

17 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 258 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 Deep universe : Saas-Fee Advanced Course 23, lecture notes 1993, Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy by Allan Sandage( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and German and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a first-hand 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 ground-based astronomy : the astrophysics of the 21st century by W Wamsteker( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 186 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 4-meter 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 28-October 2, 1981 by Study Week on Cosmology and Fundamental Physics( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observational cosmology : eight [sic] advanced course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics by J. E Gunn( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High energy astrophysics by M. S Longair( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High energy astrophysics by M. S Longair( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forecasting in urban and regional planning : a report to the Planning Committee of the SSRC by D. T Cross( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The large, the small, and the human mind
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 Sim.

Longair, Malcolm Sim 1941-

Longejr, M. 1941-

Malcolm Sim Longair schottischer Astronom

Malcom Sim Longair

ロンゲア, マルコム・S

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Theoretical concepts in physics : an alternative view of theoretical reasoning in physics for final-year undergraduatesGalaxy formationThe cosmic century : a history of astrophysics and cosmologyOur evolving universeHigh energy astrophysicsThe 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, 1990The Large scale structure of the universe : symposium no. 79 held in Tallinn, Estonia, U.S.S.R., September 12-16, 1977Confrontation of cosmological theories with observational data : symposium no. 63 (Copernicus Symposium II) held in Cracow, Poland, 10-12 September, 1973