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Physics and chemistry of the solar system

Author: John S Lewis
Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, 1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised edView all editions and formats

This volume is an updated survey of the planetary physics and physical chemistry of the part of the universe that is best understood - our own solar system. Chapters review each of the major  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S Lewis
ISBN: 0124467423 9780124467422
OCLC Number: 874787698
Description: 591 s. : illustrations
Contents: (Chapter Headings) Introduction. Astronomical Perspective. General Description of the Solar System. The Sun and the Solar Nebula. The Major Planets. Pluto and the Icy Satellites of the Outer Planets. Comets and Meteors. Meteorites and Asteroids. The Airless Rocky Planets: Io, Phobos, and Deimos, the Moon, and Mercury. The Terrestrial Planets: Mars, Venus, and Earth. Planets and Life About Other Stars. Future Prospects. Appendix I: Equilibrium Thermodynamics. Appendix II: Absorption and Emission of Radiation by Quantum Oscillators. Appendix III: Exploration of the Solar System. Appendix IV: Basic Physical Constants. References. Subject Index.


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