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Introductory astronomy & astrophysics

Author: Michael Zeilik; Stephen A Gregory
Publisher: Belmont Drive, CA : Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning, Fort Worth : Saunders College Pub., ©1998. ©1998.
Series: Saunders golden sunburst series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zeilik, Michael.
Introductory astronomy & astrophysics.
Fort Worth : Saunders College Pub., ©1998
(OCoLC)624415499
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Zeilik; Stephen A Gregory
ISBN: 0030062284 9780030062285
OCLC Number: 38157539
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Part P. Prelude --
P1. Orbits in the solar system --
P2. Orbits outside of the solar system --
P3. Special relativity --
P4. Particles and forces --
P5. Stars --
P6. Radiation processes --
P7. Cosmology --
Part I. 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 and Pluto --
7. Small bodies and the origin of the solar system --
Part II. 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 III. 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 IV. 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 --
Comet update --
Appendices: --
1. The Messier catalog --
2. Constellations --
3. Solar system data --
4. Stellar data --
5. Atomic elements --
6. Conversion of units --
7. Constants and units --
8. The Greek alphabet --
9. Mathematical operations --
10. The celestial sphere --
Glossary --
Index.
Series Title: Saunders golden sunburst series.
Other Titles: Introductory astronomy and astrophysics
Responsibility: Michael Zeilik, Stephen A. Gregory.
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