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The physical universe : an introduction to astronomy

Author: Frank H Shu
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

"This is a truly astonishing book, invaluable for anyone with an interest in astronomy and surely the bargain of the year."---Physics Bulletin"Just the thing for a first year university science  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank H Shu
ISBN: 019855706X 9780198557067 0935702059 9780935702057
OCLC Number: 439204051
Description: 584 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Basic Principles1. The Birth of Science2. Classical Mechanics, Light, and Astronomical Telescopes3. The Great Laws of Microscopic Physics4. The Great Laws of Macroscopic PhysicsPart II: The Stars5. The Sun as a Star6. Nuclear Energy and Synthesis of the Elements7. The End States of Stars8. Evolution of the Stars9. Star Clusters and the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram10. Binary StarsPart III: Galaxies and Cosmologyll.The Material Between the Stars12. Our Galaxy: The Milky Way System13. Quiet and Active Galaxies14. Clusters of Galaxies and the Expansion of the Universe15. Gravitation and Cosmology16. The Big Bang and the Creation of the Material WorldPart IV: The Solar System and Life17. The Solar System18. Origin of the Solar System19. The Nature of Life on Earth20. Life and Intelligence in the UniverseEpilogueAppendices
Responsibility: Frank H. Shu.


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