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276 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • 1. Kosmos: aliens in ancient Greece-- 2. The world turned upside down: Copernicanism and the voyages of discovery-- 3. In Newton's train: pluralism and the system of the world-- 4. Extraterrestrials in the early machine age-- 5. After Darwin: the war of the worlds-- 6. Einstein's sky: life in the new universe-- 7. Ever since SETI: astrobiology in the space age-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521491297 20160609
One day, astrobiologists could make the most fantastic discovery of all time: the detection of complex extraterrestrial life. As space agencies continue to search for life in our Universe, fundamental questions are raised: are we awake to the revolutionary effects on human science, society and culture that alien contact will bring? And how is it possible to imagine the unknown? In this book, Mark Brake tells the compelling story of how the portrayal of extraterrestrial life has developed over the last two and a half thousand years. Taking examples from the history of science, philosophy, film and fiction, he showcases how scholars, scientists, film-makers and writers have devoted their energies to imagining life beyond this Earth. From Newton to Kubrick, and Lucian to H. G. Wells, this is a fascinating account for anyone interested in the extraterrestrial life debate, from general readers to amateur astronomers and undergraduate students studying astrobiology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521491297 20160609
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xii, 404 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Model Development and Optimization for Space Engineering: Concepts, Tools, Applications and Perspectives. Janos D. Pinter and Giorgio Fasano. -Practical Direct Collocation Methods for Computational Optimal Control. Victor M. Becerra. - Formation Flying Control for Satellites: Anti-windup Based Approach. Josep Boada, Christophe Prieur, Sophie Tarbouriech, Christelle Pittet and Catherine Charbonnel. - The ESA NLP Solver WORHP. Christof Buskens and Dennis Wassel. -Global Optimization Approaches for Optimal Trajectory Planning. Andrea Cassioli, David Di Lorenzo, Marco Locatelli and Fabio Schoen. -Indirect Methods for the Optimization of Spacecraft Trajectories. Guido Colasurdo and Lorenzo Casalino.- Launch and Re-entry Vehicles. Francesco Cremaschi. -Global Optimization of Interplanetary Transfers with Deep Space Manoeuvres using Differential Algebra. Pierluigi Di Lizia, Roberto Armellin, Francesco Topputo, Franco Bernelli-Zazzera, and Martin Berz. -A Traffic Model for the International Space Station: An MIP Approach. Giorgio Fasano. -Global Optimization Approaches to Sensor Placement: Model Versions and Illustrative Results. Giorgio Fasano and Janos D. Pinter. -Space Module On-Board Stowage Optimization Exploiting Container Empty Volumes. Giorgio Fasano and Maria Chiara Vola. -Optimization Models for the Three-dimensional Container Loading Problem with Practical Constraints. Leonardo Junqueira, Reinaldo Morabito, Denise Sato Yamashita and Horacio Hideki Yanasse. -Optimal Magnetic Cleanliness Modelling of Spacecraft. Klaus Mehlem. -Integrated Design-Trajectory Optimization for Hybrid Rocket Motors. Dario Pastrone and Lorenzo Casalino. -Mathematical Models of Placement Optimisation: Two-and-three-dimensional Problems and Applications. Yuri Stoyan and Tatiana Romanova. -Optimization of Low Energy Transfers. Francesco Topputo and Edward Belbruno.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781461444688 20160613
This volume presents a selection of studies that address a substantial list of key challenges arising in space engineering. The contributing authors are well-recognized researchers and practitioners in space engineering and in applied optimization. Novel points of view such as computational global optimization, multidisciplinary design optimization and optimal control theory are emphasized and both mathematical modeling and algorithmic aspects are discussed. Classic space application problems, such as trajectory optimization, are presented together with systems engineering and logistics aspects, such as propulsion system design and cargo accommodation. A particular attention is paid to the scenarios expected for future interplanetary explorations. Modeling and Optimization in Space Engineering will benefit researchers and practitioners in the field of space engineering, as well as aerospace graduate and post-graduate students willing to broaden their academic knowledge, by studying real-world applications and challenging problems that they will be likely to tackle in their future professional activities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781461444688 20160613
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxiii, 799 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction.- Part I: Fundamentals of Viscous Flows. Part II: Laminar Boundary Layers.- Part III: Laminar-Turbulent Transition.- Part IV: Turbulent Boundary Layers.- Part V: Numerical Methods in Boundary Layer Theory.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540662709 20160528
A new edition of the almost legendary textbook by Schlichting completely revised by Klaus Gersten is now available. This book presents a comprehensive overview of boundary-layer theory and its application to all areas of fluid mechanics, with emphasis on the flow past bodies (e.g. aircraft aerodynamics). It contains the latest knowledge of the subject based on a thorough review of the literature over the past 15 years. Yet again, it will be an indispensable source of inexhaustible information for students of fluid mechanics and engineers alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540662709 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman), Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL3 (off-campus storage), Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxii, 817 p. ; 24 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL3 (off-campus storage), Science Library (Li and Ma)
xix, 747 p. illus. 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage), Science Library (Li and Ma)