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Author Kutner, Marc Leslie.

Title Astronomy : a physical perspective / Marc L. Kutner
Edition 2nd ed
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2003
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 582 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents 1. Introduction -- pt. I. Properties of ordinary stars -- 2. Continuous radiation from stars -- 3. Spectral lines in stars -- 4. Telescopes -- 5. Binary stars and stellar masses -- 6. The Sun: a typical star -- pt. II. Relativity -- 7. Special relativity -- 8. General relativity -- pt. III. Stellar evolution -- 9. The main sequence -- 10. Stellar old age -- 11. The death of high mass stars -- 12. Evolution in close binaries -- 13. Clusters of stars -- pt. IV. The Milky Way -- 14. Contents of the interstellar medium -- 15. Star formation -- 16. The Milky Way galaxy -- pt. V. The universe at large -- 17. Normal galaxies -- 18. Clusters of galaxies -- 19. Active galaxies -- 20. Cosmology -- 21. The big bang -- pt. VI. The Solar System -- 22. Overview of the Solar System -- 23. The Earth and the Moon -- 24. The inner planets -- 25. The outer planets -- 26. Minor bodies in the Solar System -- 27. The origin of life -- App. A. Glossary of symbols -- App. B. Physical and astronomical constants -- App. C. Units and conversions -- App. D. Planet and satellite properties -- App. E. Properties of main sequence stars -- App. F. Astronomical coordinates and timekeeping -- App. G. Abundances of the elements
Summary This fully revised & updated edition is a comprehensive introduction to astronomical objects & phenomena. Starting with the simplest objects the text contains explanations of how & why astronomical phenomena occur & how astronomers collect & intepret information about stars, galaxies & the solar system
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Astronomy.
Natuurkunde.
Sterrenkunde.
Astronomy.
SCIENCE -- Astronomy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511078579
0511802196
9780511078576
9780511802195