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Introductory astronomy & astrophysics

Author: Michael Zeilik; Stephen A Gregory
Publisher: Fort Worth Saunders College Publ. 1998
Series: Saunders golden sunburst series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4. edView all editions and formats

This advanced undergraduate text provides broad coverage of astronomy and astrophyscis with a strong emphasis on physics. It has an algebra and trigonometry prerequisite, but calculus is preferred.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Zeilik; Stephen A Gregory
ISBN: 0030062284 9780030062285
OCLC Number: 246166377
Notes: Includes index
Description: getr. Zählung Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: Physics Prelude.Orbits in the Solar System.Orbits Outside the Solar System.Special Relativity.Particles and Forces.Stars.Radiation Processes.Cosmology.Part 1: The Solar System.1. Celestial Mechanics and the Solar System.2. The Solar System in Perspective.3. The Dynamics of the Earth.4. The Earth - Moon System.5. The Terrestrial Planets: Mercury, Venus, and Mars.6. The Jovian Planets.7. Small Bodies and the Origin of the Solar System.Part 2: The Stars.8. Electromagnetic Radiation and Matter.9. Telescopes and Detectors.10. The Sun: A Model Star.11. Stars: Distances and Magnitudes.12. Stars: Binary Systems.13. Stars: The Hertzsprung - Russell Diagram.Part 3: The Milky Way Galaxy.14. Our Galaxy: A Preview.15. The Interstellar Medium and Star Birth.16. The Evolution of Stars.17. Star Deaths.18. Variable and Violent Stars.19. Galactic Rotation: Stellar Motions.20. The Evolution of Our Galaxy.Part 4: The Universe.21. Galaxies Beyond the Milky Way.22. Hubble''''s Law and The Distance Scale.23. Large-Scale Structure in the Universe.24. Active Galaxies and Quasars.25. Cosmology: The Big Bang and Beyond.26. The New Cosmology.Hale-Bopp Comet Update.Appendices.Glossary.
Series Title: Saunders golden sunburst series.
Responsibility: Michael Zeilik; Stephen A. Gregory
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