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Introduction to the Solar System

Introduction to the Solar System - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521546201

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ISBN13: 978-0521546201
ISBN10: 0521546206
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2003
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Introduction to the Solar System - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521546201

Neil McBride and Iain Eds. Gilmour

ISBN13: 978-0521546201
ISBN10: 0521546206
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Compiled by a team of experts, this textbook has been designed for elementary university courses in planetary science. It starts with a tour of the Solar System and an overview of its formation that reviews in detail the terrestrial planets, giant planets and minor bodies. It concludes with a discussion of the origin of the Solar System. The text contains numerous useful learning features such as boxed summaries, student exercises with full solutions, and a glossary of terms. It is also supported by a website hosting further teaching materials.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. A tour of the Solar System

2. The internal structure of the terrestrial planets

3. Planetary volcanism - Ultima Thule?

4. Planetary surface processes

5. Atmospheres of terrestrial planets

6. The giant planets

7. Minor bodies of the Solar System

8. The origin of the Solar System

9. Meteorites: a record of formation

Answers and comments

Appendix A. Useful planetary data

Appendix B. Selected physical constants and unit conversions

Appendix C. The elements

Glossary

Acknowledgements

Index.

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