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Fundamental astronomy

Fundamental astronomy

Publisher: Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer, ©1996, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd rev. and enlarged ed

This is a basic introduction to the various fields of classical and modern astronomy, which emphasizes both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles. The edition has been  Read more...

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Genre/Form: [Manuel]
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 3540609369 9783540609360
OCLC Number: 468858481
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 507-509. Index.
Description: XIII-521 p. -16 p. de plates : illustrations, plates en coul. ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction.- 2. Spherical Astronomy.- 3. Observations and Instruments.- 4. Photometric Concepts and Magnitudes.- 5. Radiation Mechanisms.- 6. Temperatures.- 7. Celestial Mechanics.- 8. The Solar System.- 9. Stellar Spectra.- 10. Binary Stars and Stellar Masses.- 11. Stellar Structure.- 12. Stellar Evolution.- 13. The Sun.- 14. Variable Stars.- 15. Compact Stars.- 16. The Interstellar Medium.- 17. Star Clusters and Associations.- 18. The Milky Way.- 19. Galaxies.- 20. Cosmology.- Appendix A. Mathematics.- B. Quantum Mechanics.- C. Theory of Relativity.- D. Radio Astronomy Fundamentals.- E. Tables.- Answers to Exercises.- Further Reading.- Photograph Credits.- Name and Subject Index.- Colour Supplement.
Other Titles: Tähtitieteen perusteet.
Responsibility: H. Karttunen [et autres] eds.
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