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Mathematics and explanation in astronomy and astrophysics

McCabe, Gordon (2007) Mathematics and explanation in astronomy and astrophysics. [Preprint]

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The purpose of this paper is to expound and clarify the mathematics and explanations commonly employed in certain notable areas of astronomy and astrophysics. The first section concentrates upon the mathematics employed to represent and understand stellar structure and evolution. The second section analyses two different explanations for the structure of spiral galaxies.


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Item Type: Preprint
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McCabe, Gordon
Keywords: Astronomy Astrophysics Stars Galaxies Structure Deductive-Nomological
Subjects: General Issues > Structure of Theories
Specific Sciences > Mathematics
Specific Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Gordon McCabe
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:14
Item ID: 3179
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3179

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