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Foundations of Astrophysics, 1st edition

  • Barbara Ryden
  • Bradley M. Peterson

Published by Pearson (March 10th 2009) - Copyright © 2010

1st edition

Foundations of Astrophysics

ISBN-13: 9780321595584

Includes: Hardcover
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Key Benefit: Foundations of Astrophysics provides a contemporary and complete introduction to astrophysics for astronomy and physics majors. This book is briefer and more accessible than other books in the market, and is the most up-to-date book available in this fast-changing field. With a logical presentation and conceptual and quantitative end-of-chapter problems, the material is easier-to-grasp for introductory astrophysics readers.

Key Topics:

Early Astronomy, Emergence of Modern Astronomy, Orbital Mechanics, The Earth-Moon System, Interaction of Radiation and Matter, Astronomical Detection of Light, The Sun, Overview of the Solar System, Earth and Moon, The Planets,  Small Bodies in the Solar System, The Solar System in Perspective, Properties of Stars, Stellar Atmospheres, Stellar Interiors, The Interstellar Medium,

Formation and Evolution of Stars, Stellar Remnants, Our Galaxy, Galaxies, Active Galaxies, Clusters and Superclusters, Cosmology, History of the Universe

Market: Intended for those interested in learning the basics of astrophysics

Table of contents

1. Early Astronomy

2. Emergence of Modern Astronomy

3. Orbital Mechanics

4. The Earth-Moon System

5. Interaction of Radiation and Matter

6. Astronomical Detection of Light

7. The Sun

8. Overview of the Solar System

9. Earth and Moon

10. The Planets

11. Small Bodies in the Solar System

12. The Solar System in Perspective

13. Properties of Stars

14. Stellar Atmospheres

15. Stellar Interiors

16. The Interstellar Medium

17. Formation and Evolution of Stars

18. Stellar Remnants

19. Our Galaxy

20. Galaxies

21. Active Galaxies

22. Clusters and Superclusters

23. Cosmology

24. History of the Universe

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