Astronomy: A Physical Perspective (BOK)

Marc Kutner

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This fully revised and updated text is a comprehensive introduction to astronomical objects and phenomena. By applying some basic physical principles to a variety of situations, students will learn how to relate everyday physics to the astronomical world. Starting with the simplest objects, the text contains explanations of how and why astronomical phenomena occur, and how astronomers collect and interpret information about stars, galaxies and the solar system. The text looks at the properties of stars, star formation and evolution; neutron stars and black holes; the nature of galaxies; and the structure of the universe. It examines the past, present and future states of the universe; and final chapters use the concepts that have been developed to study the solar system, its formation; the possibility of finding other planetary systems; and the search for extraterrestrial life. This comprehensive text contains useful equations, chapter summaries, worked examples and end-of-chapter problem sets.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2003 Forfatter Marc Kutner
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521529273
Antall sider 600 Dimensjoner 19,1cm x 24,4cm x 2,7cm
Vekt 1648 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd