Foundations of Astrophysics

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/10/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Key Message: Foundations of Astrophysicsprovides a contemporary, complete, and rigorous introduction to astrophysics. 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

Author Biography

Both Barbara Ryden and Brad Peterson are respected teachers and researchers at Ohio State University. Peterson serves as Department Chair. Ryden wrote  the Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award winner, Introduction to Cosmology, a text for majors published by Addison-Wesley. Peterson wrote a text on Active Galactic Nuclei published by Cambridge University press.

Table of Contents

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
Active Galaxies
Clusters and Superclusters
History of the Universe
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