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Planetary sciences

Author: Imke de Pater; Jack Jonathan Lissauer
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 2. ed., reprinted with correctionsView all editions and formats

An authoritative introduction for graduate students in the physical sciences, this textbook has been substantially updated and improved. With over 300 exercises, it is ideal for courses in astronomy,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Imke de Pater; Jack Jonathan Lissauer
ISBN: 9780521853712 0521853710
OCLC Number: 730030877
Description: XVI, 647 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Dynamics; 3. Solar heating and energy transport; 4. Planetary atmospheres; 5. Planetary surfaces; 6. Planetary interiors; 7. Magnetic fields and plasmas; 8. Meteorites; 9. Minor planets; 10. Comets; 11. Planetary rings; 12. Extrasolar planets; 13. Planet formation; Appendices; References; Index.
Responsibility: Imke de Pater and Jack J. Lissauer.


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Reviews of the first edition: 'I am really impressed ... The book covers the important physical processes in all areas of planetary science. My favorite derivations are all there, along with the Read more...

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