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The new cosmos : an introduction to astronomy and astrophysics.

Author: Albrecht Unsöld; B Baschek
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th ed.View all editions and formats
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Like its predecessors, this edition of The New Cosmos will provide new insight and enjoyment not only to students and researchers in the fields of astronomy, physics and earth sciences, but also to a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albrecht Unsöld; B Baschek
ISBN: 3540678778 9783540678779
OCLC Number: 47023563
Description: xiv, 557 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
I. Classical Astronomy and the Solar System. 2. Classical Astronomy. 2.1. Spatial Coordinates and Time; the Motions of the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon. 2.2. Orbital Motions and Distances in the Solar System. 2.3. Mechanics and Gravitational Theory. 2.4. Celestial Mechanics. 2.5. Space Research. 3. The Physical Structure of the Objects in the Solar System. 3.1. Global Properties of the Planets and Their Satellites. 3.2. The Earth, the Moon, and the Earthlike Planets. 3.3. Asteroids or Small Planets (Planetoids). 3.4. The Major Planets. 3.5. Pluto and the Transneptunian Small Planets. 3.6. Comets. 3.7. Meteors and Meteorites. 3.8. Interplanetary Matter --
II. Radiation, Instruments, and Observational Techniques. 4. Radiation and Matter. 4.1. Electromagnetic Radiation. 4.2. The Theory of Special Relativity. 4.3. The Theory of Radiation. 4.4. Matter in Thermodynamic Equilibrium. 4.5. The Interaction of Radiation with Matter. 5. Astronomical and Astrophysical Instruments. 5.1. Telescopes and Detectors for the Optical and the Ultraviolet Regions. 5.2. Telescopes and Detectors for Radiofrequencies and the Infrared. 5.3. Instruments for High-Energy Astronomy. 5.4. Instruments for X-ray and the Extreme Ultraviolet --
III. The Sun and Stars: The Astrophysics of Individual Stars. 6. The Distances and Fundamental Properties of the Stars. 6.1. The Sun. 6.2. Distances and Velocities of the Stars. 6.3. Magnitudes, Colors and Radii of the Stars. 6.4. Classification of the Stellar Spectra. The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram. 6.5. Binary Star Systems and the Masses of Stars. 7. The Spectra and Atmospheres of Stars. 7.1. Spectra and Atoms. 7.2. The Physics of Stellar Atmospheres. 7.3. The Sun: Its Chromosphere and Corona. Flow Fields, Magnetic Fields and Activity. 7.4. Variable Stars. Flow Fields, Magnetic Fields and Activity of the Stars. 8. The Structure and Evolution of Stars. 8.1. The Fundamental Equations of Stellar Structure. 8.2. Stellar Evolution. 8.3. The Final Stages of Stellar Evolution. 8.4. Strong Gravitational Fields --
IV. Stellar Systems. Cosmology and Cosmogony. 9. Star Clusters. 9.1. Open Star Clusters and Stellar Associations. 9.2. Globular Clusters. 10. Interstellar Matter and Star Formation. 10.1. Interstellar Dust. 10.2. Neutral Interstellar Gas. 10.3. Ionized Gas: Luminous Gaseous Nebulae. 10.4. High-Energy Components. 10.5. Early Evolution and Formation of the Stars. 11. The Structure and Dynamics of the Milky Way Galaxy. 11.1. Stars and the Structure of the Milky Way. 11.2. The Dynamics and Distribution of Matter. 11.3. The Central Region of the Milky Way. 12. Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies. 12.1. Normal Galaxies. 12.2. Infrared and Starburst Galaxies. 12.3. Radio Galaxies, Quasars, and Activity in Galactic Nuclei. 12.4. Clusters and Superclusters of Galaxies. 12.5. The Formation and Evolution of the Galaxies. 13. Cosmology: the Cosmos as a Whole. 13.1. Models of the Universe. 13.2. Radiation and Observations. Element Synthesis in the Universe. 13.3. The Evolution of the Universe. 14. The Cosmogony of the Solar System. 14.1. The Formation of the Sun and of the Solar System. 14.2. The Evolution of the Earth and of Life. App. A.1. Units: the International and the Gaussian Unit Systems --
App. A.2. Names of the Constellations.
Other Titles: Neue Kosmos.
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