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Fundamental astronomy

Publisher: Berlin : Springer, cop. 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th ed
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Gives a comprehensive introduction to the various fields of classical and modern astronomy. Emphasizing both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles, this book provides a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 3540001794 9783540001799
OCLC Number: 469509646
Notes: Bibliogr.p. 429-431. Index.
Description: XI-468 p. : ill. ; 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, P. Kröger, H. Oja (eds.) ... [et al.].
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