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Astronomy By M.L. Kutner (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Astronomy
by M.L. Kutner (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

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This calculus-based introductory text explains how and why certain astronomical phenomena occur and how astronomers collect and interpret information about stars and the solar system.
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Astronomy: A Physical Perspective by M.L. Kutner (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

This calculus-based introductory text explains how and why certain astronomical phenomena occur and how astronomers collect and interpret information about stars and the solar system. Recent theories and findings in the field are incorporated, including particle physics and cosmology, results from recent observations of space, and new information on star formation, the galactic center, and dark matter. Descriptions are given of the nature and properties of stars; the cycle of stellar birth, life, and death; the nature of galaxies; and the overall structure of the universe. Throughout, the emphasis is on understanding phenomena by applying some basic physical principles to a variety of situations. The book contains extensive examples, useful equations, problem sets, chapter summaries, and test examples.

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Table of Contents


PROPERTIES OF STARS; Continuous Radiation from Stars; Spectral Lines In Stars; Telescopes; Binary Stars--Stellar Masses; The Sun: A Typical Star; STELLAR EVOLUTION; Relativity; Protostars; The Main Sequence; Stellar Old Age; The Fate of High-mass Stars; Evolution in Close Binaries; Clusters of Stars; THE MILKY WAY GALAXY; Contents of the Interstellar Medium; Star Formation; The Milky Way Galaxy; Normal Galaxies; THE UNIVERSE AT LARGE; Clusters of Galaxies; Active Galaxies and Quasars; Cosmology; The Big Bang; THE SOLAR SYSTEM; Overview of the Solar System; The Earth and Moon; The Inner Planets; The Outer Planets; Minor Bodies in the Solar System; APPENDICES; Index.

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Astronomy: A Physical Perspective by M.L. Kutner (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
M.L. Kutner (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Used - Well Read
Hardback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1987-04-13
576
0471604992
9780471604990
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