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An introduction to modern astrophysics

Author: Bradley W Carroll; Dale A Ostlie
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. copyright 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics is a comprehensive, well-organized and engaging text covering every major area of modern astrophysics, from the solar system and stellar astronomy to galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, and cosmology. Designed to provide students with a working knowledge of modern astrophysics, this textbook is suitable for astronomy and physics majors who have had a first-year  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley W Carroll; Dale A Ostlie
ISBN: 9781108422161 1108422160
OCLC Number: 1041189800
Notes: Précédemment publié par Pearson Education en 2007.
Description: 1 vol. (xii-1278-[63] p.) : ill., couv. ill. en coul. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Preface; Part I. The Tools of Astronomy: 1. The celestial sphere; 2. Celestial mechanics; 3. The continuous spectrum of light; 4. The theory of special relativity; 5. The interaction of light and matter; 6. Telescopes; Part II. The Nature of Stars: 7. Binary systems and stellar parameters; 8. The classification of stellar spectra; 9. Stellar atmospheres; 10. The interiors of stars; 11. The Sun; 12. The interstellar medium and star formation; 13. Main sequence and post-main-sequence stellar evolution; 14. Stellar pulsation; 15. The fate of massive stars; 16. The degenerate remnants of stars; 17. General relativity and black holes; 18. Close binary star systems; Part III. The Solar System: 19. Physical processes in the solar system; 20. The terrestrial planets; 21. The realms of the giant planets; 22. Minor bodies of the solar system; 23. Formation of planetary systems; Part IV. Galaxies and the Universe: 24. The Milky Way Galaxy; 25. The nature of galaxies; 26. Galactic evolution; 27. The structure of the Universe; 28. Active galaxies; 29. Cosmology; 30. The early Universe; Appendix A. Astronomical and physical constants; Appendix B. Unit conversions; Appendix C. Solar system data; Appendix D. The constellations; Appendix E. The brightest stars; Appendix F. The nearest stars; Appendix G. Stellar data; Appendix H. The Messier catalog; Appendix I. Constants, a programming module; Appendix J. Orbit, a planetary orbit code; Appendix K. TwoStars, a binary star code; Appendix L. StatStar, a stellar structure code; Appendix M. Galaxy, a tidal interaction code; Appendix N. WMAP Data; Suggested reading; Index.
Responsibility: Bradley W. Carroll, Dale A. Ostlie.

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A re-issued edition of this well-known modern astrophysics textbook. Designed for astronomy and physics majors, the Second Edition covers every major area of modern astrophysics, from the solar  Read more...

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