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Essential astrophysics

Author: Kenneth R Lang
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Undergraduate lecture notes in physics.
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Essential Astrophysics is a book to learn or teach from, as well as a fundamental reference volume for anyone interested in astronomy and astrophysics. It presents astrophysics from basic principles without requiring any previous study of astronomy or astrophysics. It serves as a comprehensive introductory text, which takes the student through the field of astrophysics in lecture-sized chapters of basic physical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth R Lang
ISBN: 9783642359637 3642359639 3642359620 9783642359620
OCLC Number: 846844703
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Observing the Universe --
Radiation --
Gravity --
Cosmic Motion --
Moving Particles --
Detecting Atoms in Stars --
Transmutation of the Elements --
What Makes the Sun Shine? --
The Extended Solar Atmosphere --
The Sun Amongst the Stars --
The Material Between the Stars --
Formation of the Stars and Their Planets --
Stellar End States --
A Larger, Expanding Universe --
Origin, Evolution, and Destiny of the Observable Universe --
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Series Title: Undergraduate lecture notes in physics.
Responsibility: Kenneth R. Lang.
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