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Astrophysics : decoding the cosmos

Author: Judith A Irwin
Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Astrophysics: Decoding the Cosmos is an accessible introduction to the key principles and theories underlying astrophysics. This text takes a close look at the radiation and particles that we receive from astronomical objects, providing a thorough understanding of what this tells us, drawing the information together using examples to illustrate the process of astrophysics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Irwin, Judith A., 1954-
Astrophysics.
Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, ©2007
(DLC) 2007009980
(OCoLC)85830856
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judith A Irwin
ISBN: 9780470319482 0470319488 9780470013052 0470013052 9780470013069 0470013060 1280855886 9781280855887
OCLC Number: 150515222
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 417 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Astrophysics; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Appendix: dimensions, units and equations; PART I THE SIGNAL OBSERVED; 1 Defining the signal; 2 Measuring the signal; PART II MATTER AND RADIATION ESSENTIALS; 3 Matter essentials; 4 Radiation essentials; PART III THE SIGNAL PERTURBED; 5 The interaction of light with matter; 6 The signal transferred; 7 The interaction of light with space; PART IV THE SIGNAL EMITTED; 8 Continuum emission; 9 Line emission; PART V THE SIGNAL DECODED; 10 Forensic astronomy; Appendix A: Mathematical and geometrical relations.
Responsibility: Judith A. Irwin.
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