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Astronomy : Physical Perspective - 2nd edition

Astronomy : Physical Perspective (ISBN10: 0521529271; ISBN13: 9780521529273)
ISBN13: 978-0521529273
ISBN10: 0521529271

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0521821964
ISBN10: 0521821967

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. ...show more ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 08/28/2003
International: No

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