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Starlight : an introduction to stellar physics for amateurs

Author: Keith Robinson, B.A. Ph.D. F.R.A.S.
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Astronomers analyse and interpret the light from stars using photometry and spectroscopy, then inspirational detective work combines with the laws of physics to reveal the temperatures, masses, luminosities and outer structure of these far away points of light. This book deals with the physics of stars and starlight.
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Robinson, Keith, B.A., Ph. D., F.R.A.S.
Starlight.
New York : Springer, ©2009
(OCoLC)401157509
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Robinson, B.A. Ph.D. F.R.A.S.
ISBN: 9781441907080 1441907084
OCLC Number: 495479053
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 277 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Contents; About the Author; A River of Starlight; Starlight by Numbers; From Light to Starlight; Space --
The Great Radiation Field; A Multitude of Magnitudes for the Colors of Starlight; The Photons Must Get Through --
Radiative Transfer; First Look Inside a Star --
The Atmosphere; Deep Inside a Star; In the Space Between Stars; A Star Story 0 10 Billion Years in the Making; Appendix 1: The Greek Alphabet; Appendix 2: Astronomical and Physical Units and Constants; Appendix 3: The Doppler Effect; Index.
Series Title: Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Responsibility: Keith Robinson.

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This book tells the amazing story of the physics of stars and starlight. While it is an in-depth study of stellar astrophysics, at the same time it requires only basic high school mathematics and  Read more...

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