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Astronomy : Physical Perspective

Astronomy : Physical Perspective - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0511075469

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ISBN13: 978-0511075469
ISBN10: 0511075464
Edition: 2ND 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2003
International: No

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Astronomy : Physical Perspective - 2ND 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0511075469

Marc Kutner

ISBN13: 978-0511075469
ISBN10: 0511075464
Edition: 2ND 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2003
International: No
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Summary

This revised and updated comprehensive introduction to astronomical objects and phenomena applies basic physical principles to a variety of situations. Students learn how to relate everyday physics to the astronomical world with the help of useful equations, chapter summaries, worked examples and end-of-chapter problem sets. It will be suitable for undergraduate students taking a first course in astronomy, and assumes a basic knowledge of physics with calculus.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I. Properties of Ordinary Stars:

2. Continuous radiation from stars
3. Spectral Lines in stars
4. Telescopes
5. Binary stars and stellar masses
6. The Sun: a typical star

Part II. Relativity:

7. Special relativity
8. General relativity

Part III. Stellar Evolution:

9. The main sequence
10. Stellar old age
11. The death of high mass stars
12. Evolution in close binaries
13. Clusters of stars

Part IV. The Milky Way:

14. Contents of the interstellar medium
15. Star formation
16. The Milky Way galaxy

Part V. The Universe at Large:

17. Normal galaxies
18. Clusters of galaxies
19. Active galaxies
20. Cosmology
21. The Big Bang

Part VI. The Solar System:

22. Overview of the solar system
23. The Earth and Moon
24. The inner planets
25. The outer planets
26. Minor bodies in the solar system
27. The origin of life