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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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    Abstract

    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
    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 11:14
    Item ID: 3179
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3179

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