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Introductory Astronomy and Astrophysics (4TH 98 Edition)

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This advanced undergraduate text provides broad coverage of astronomy and astrophyscis with a strong emphasis on physics. It has an algebra and trigonometry prerequisite, but calculus is preferred.

Table of Contents

Physics Prelude. Orbits in the Solar System. Orbits Outside the Solar System. Special Relativity. Particles and Forces. Stars. Radiation Processes. Cosmology. Part 1: The Solar System. 1. Celestial Mechanics and the Solar System. 2. The Solar System in Perspective. 3. The Dynamics of the Earth. 4. The Earth - Moon System. 5. The Terrestrial Planets: Mercury, Venus, and Mars. 6. The Jovian Planets. 7. Small Bodies and the Origin of the Solar System. Part 2: The Stars. 8. Electromagnetic Radiation and Matter. 9. Telescopes and Detectors. 10. The Sun: A Model Star. 11. Stars: Distances and Magnitudes. 12. Stars: Binary Systems. 13. Stars: The Hertzsprung - Russell Diagram. Part 3: The Milky Way Galaxy. 14. Our Galaxy: A Preview. 15. The Interstellar Medium and Star Birth. 16. The Evolution of Stars. 17. Star Deaths. 18. Variable and Violent Stars. 19. Galactic Rotation: Stellar Motions. 20. The Evolution of Our Galaxy. Part 4: The Universe. 21. Galaxies Beyond the Milky Way. 22. Hubbles Law and The Distance Scale. 23. Large-Scale Structure in the Universe. 24. Active Galaxies and Quasars. 25. Cosmology: The Big Bang and Beyond. 26. The New Cosmology. Hale-Bopp Comet Update. Appendices. Glossary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780030062285
Other:
Gregory, Stephen A.
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Author:
Gregory, Stephen A.
Author:
Zeilik, Michael
Author:
Gregory, Stephen A.(Stephen A. Gregory)
Location:
Fort Worth :
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astrophysics
Subject:
Astronomâia
Subject:
Astrofâisica
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Series:
Saunders Golden Sunburst Series
Series Volume:
vol. 16
Publication Date:
August 1997
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
10.32x8.25x1.19 in. 3.21 lbs.

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