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An introduction to modern astrophysics

Author: Bradley W Carroll; Dale A Ostlie
Publisher: San Francisco : Pearson Addison-Wesley, ©2007.
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"An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics, Second Edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the dramatic changes and advancements in astrophysics that have occurred over the past decade. The Second Edition of this market-leading book has been updated to include the latest results from relevant fields of astrophysics and advances in our theoretical understanding of astrophysical phenomena. The Tools of Astronomy:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Manuels d'enseignement supérieur
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carroll, Bradley W.
Introduction to modern astrophysics.
San Francisco : Pearson Addison-Wesley, c2007
(OCoLC)666179691
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley W Carroll; Dale A Ostlie
ISBN: 0805304029 9780805304022 0321442849 9780321442840
OCLC Number: 69020924
Description: 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: I The Tools of Astronomy 1 --
1 The Celestial Sphere 2 --
1.1 The Greek Tradition 2 --
1.2 The Copernican Revolution 5 --
1.3 Positions on the Celestial Sphere 8 --
1.4 Physics and Astronomy 19 --
2 Celestial Mechanics 23 --
2.1 Elliptical Orbits 23 --
2.2 Newtonian Mechanics 29 --
2.3 Kepler's Laws Derived 39 --
2.4 The Virial Theorem 50 --
3 The Continuous Spectrum of Light 57 --
3.1 Stellar Parallax 57 --
3.2 The Magnitude Scale 60 --
3.3 The Wave Nature of Light 63 --
3.4 Blackbody Radiation 68 --
3.5 The Quantization of Energy 71 --
3.6 The Color Index 75 --
4 The Theory of Special Relativity 84 --
4.1 The Failure of the Galilean Transformations 84 --
4.2 The Lorentz Transformations 87 --
4.3 Time and Space in Special Relativity 92 --
4.4 Relativistic Momentum and Energy 102 --
5 The Interaction of Light and Matter 111 --
5.1 Spectral Lines 111 --
5.2 Photons 116 --
5.3 The Bohr Model of the Atom 119 --
5.4 Quantum Mechanics and Wave-Particle Duality 127 --
6 Telescopes 141 --
6.1 Basic Optics 141 --
6.2 Optical Telescopes 154 --
6.3 Radio Telescopes 161 --
6.4 Infrared, Ultraviolet, X-ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy 167 --
6.5 All-Sky Surveys and Virtual Observatories 170 --
II The Nature of Stars 179 --
7 Binary Systems and Stellar Parameters 180 --
7.1 The Classification of Binary Stars 180 --
7.2 Mass Determination Using Visual Binaries 183 --
7.3 Eclipsing, Spectroscopic Binaries 186 --
7.4 The Search for Extrasolar Planets 195 --
8 The Classification of Stellar Spectra 202 --
8.1 The Formation of Spectral Lines 202 --
8.2 The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram 219 --
9 Stellar Atmospheres 231 --
9.1 The Description of the Radiation Field 231 --
9.2 Stellar Opacity 238 --
9.3 Radiative Transfer 251 --
9.4 The Transfer Equation 255 --
9.5 The Profiles of Spectral Lines 267 --
10 The Interiors of Stars 284 --
10.1 Hydrostatic Equilibrium 284 --
10.2 Pressure Equation of State 288 --
10.3 Stellar Energy Sources 296 --
10.4 Energy Transport and Thermodynamics 315 --
10.5 Stellar Model Building 329 --
10.6 The Main Sequence 340 --
11 The Sun 349 --
11.1 The Solar Interior 349 --
11.2 The Solar Atmosphere 360 --
11.3 The Solar Cycle 381 --
12 The Interstellar Medium and Star Formation 398 --
12.1 Interstellar Dust and Gas 398 --
12.2 The Formation of Protostars 412 --
12.3 Pre-Main-Sequence Evolution 425 --
13 Main Sequence and Post-Main-Sequence Stellar Evolution 446 --
13.1 Evolution on the Main Sequence 446 --
13.2 Late Stages of Stellar Evolution 457 --
13.3 Stellar Clusters 474 --
14 Stellar Pulsation 483 --
14.1 Observations of Pulsating Stars 483 --
14.2 The Physics of Stellar Pulsation 491 --
14.3 Modeling Stellar Pulsation 499 --
14.4 Nonradial Stellar Pulsation 503 --
14.5 Helioseismology and Asteroseismology 509 --
15 The Fate of Massive Stars 518 --
15.1 Post-Main-Sequence Evolution of Massive Stars 518 --
15.2 The Classification of Supernovae 524 --
15.3 Core-Collapse Supernovae 529 --
15.4 Gamma-Ray Bursts 543 --
15.5 Cosmic Rays 550 --
16 The Degenerate Remnants of Stars 557 --
16.1 The Discovery of Sirius B 557 --
16.2 White Dwarfs 559 --
16.3 The Physics of Degenerate Matter 563 --
16.4 The Chandrasekhar Limit 569 --
16.5 The Cooling of White Dwarfs 572 --
16.6 Neutron Stars 578 --
16.7 Pulsars 586 --
17 General Relativity and Black Holes 609 --
17.1 The General Theory of Relativity 609 --
17.2 Intervals and Geodesics 622 --
17.3 Black Holes 633 --
18 Close Binary Star Systems 653 --
18.1 Gravity in a Close Binary Star System 653 --
18.2 Accretion Disks 661 --
18.3 A Survey of Interacting Binary Systems 668 --
18.4 White Dwarfs in Semidetached Binaries 673 --
18.5 Type Ia Supernovae 686 --
18.6 Neutron Stars and Black Holes in Binaries 689 --
III The Solar System 713 --
19 Physical Processes in the Solar System 714 --
19.1 A Brief Survey 714 --
19.2 Tidal Forces 719 --
19.3 The Physics of Atmospheres 724 --
20 The Terrestrial Planets 737 --
20.1 Mercury 737 --
20.2 Venus 740 --
20.3 Earth 745 --
20.4 The Moon 754 --
20.5 Mars 762 --
21 The Realms of the Giant Planets 775 --
21.1 The Giant Worlds 775 --
21.2 The Moons of the Giants 790 --
21.3 Planetary Ring Systems 801 --
22 Minor Bodies of the Solar System 813 --
22.1 Pluto and Charon 813 --
22.2 Comets and Kuiper Belt Objects 816 --
22.3 Asteroids 830 --
22.4 Meteorites 838 --
23 Formation of Planetary Systems 848 --
23.1 Characteristics of Extrasolar Planetary Systems 848 --
23.2 Planetary System Formation and Evolution 857 --
IV Galaxies and the Universe 873 --
24 The Milky Way Galaxy 874 --
24.1 Counting the Stars in the Sky 874 --
24.2 The Morphology of the Galaxy 881 --
24.3 The Kinematics of the Milky Way 898 --
24.4 The Galactic Center 922 --
25 The Nature of Galaxies 940 --
25.1 The Hubble Sequence 940 --
25.2 Spiral and Irregular Galaxies 948 --
25.3 Spiral Structure 964 --
25.4 Elliptical Galaxies 983 --
26 Galactic Evolution 999 --
26.1 Interactions of Galaxies 999 --
26.2 The Formation of Galaxies 1016 --
27 The Structure of the Universe 1038 --
27.1 The Extragalactic Distance Scale 1038 --
27.2 The Expansion of the Universe 1052 --
27.3 Clusters of Galaxies 1058 --
28 Active Galaxies 1085 --
28.1 Observations of Active Galaxies 1085 --
28.2 A Unified Model of Active Galactic Nuclei 1108 --
28.3 Radio Lobes and Jets 1122 --
28.4 Using Quasars to Probe the Universe 1130 --
29 Cosmology 1144 --
29.1 Newtonian Cosmology 1144 --
29.2 The Cosmic Microwave Background 1162 --
29.3 Relativistic Cosmology 1183 --
29.4 Observational Cosmology 1199 --
30 The Early Universe 1230 --
30.1 The Very Early Universe and Inflation 1230 --
30.2 The Origin of Structure 1247 --
A Astronomical and Physical Constants --
B Unit Conversions --
C Solar System Data A-1 --
D The Constellations A-3 --
E The Brightest Stars A-5 --
F The Nearest Stars A-7 --
G Stellar Data A-9 --
H The Messier Catalog A-13 --
I Constants, A Programming Module A-16 --
J Orbit, A Planetary Orbit Code A-17 --
K TwoStars, A Binary Star Code A-18 --
L StatStar, A Stellar Structure Code A-23 --
M Galaxy, A Tidal Interaction Code A-26 --
N WMAP Data A-29.
Responsibility: Bradley W. Carroll, Dale A. Ostlie.
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"An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics, Second Edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the dramatic changes and advancements in astrophysics that have occurred over the past decade. The Second Edition of this market-leading book has been updated to include the latest results from relevant fields of astrophysics and advances in our theoretical understanding of astrophysical phenomena. The Tools of Astronomy: The Celestial Sphere, Celestial Mechanics, The Continuous Spectrum of Light, The Theory of Special Relativity, The Interaction of Light and Matter, Telescopes; The Nature of Stars: Binary Systems and Stellar Parameters, The Classification of Stellar Spectra, Stellar Atmospheres, The Interiors of Stars, The Sun, The Process of Star Formation, Post-Main-Sequence Stellar Evolution, Stellar Pulsation, Supernovae, The Degenerate Remnants of Stars, Black Holes, Close Binary Star Systems; Planetary Systems: Physical Processes in the Solar System, The Terrestrial Planets, The Jovian Worlds, Minor Bodies of the Solar System, The Formation of Planetary Systems; Galaxies and the Universe: The Milky Way Galaxy, The Nature of Galaxies, Galactic Evolution, The Structure of the Universe, Active Galaxies, Cosmology, The Early Universe; Astronomical and Physical Constants, Unit Conversions Between SI and cgs, Solar System Data, The Constellations, The Brightest Stars, The Nearest Stars, Stellar Data, The Messier Catalog, Constants, A Constants Module for Fortran 95 (Available as a C++ header file), Orbits, A Planetary Orbit Code (Available as Fortran 95 and C++ command line versions, and Windows GUI), TwoStars, A Binary Star Code (Generates synthetic light and radial velocity curves; available as Fortran 95 and C++ command line versions, and Windows GUI), StatStar, A Stellar Structure Code (Available as Fortran 95 and C++ command line versions, and Windows GUI), StatStar, Stellar Models, Galaxy, A Tidal Interaction Code (Available as Java), WMAP Data. For all readers interested in morden astrophysics."--Amazon.com.

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