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An introduction to modern astrophysics, Bradley W. Carroll, Dale A. Ostlie

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An introduction to modern astrophysics
Title
An introduction to modern astrophysics
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Bradley W. Carroll, Dale A. Ostlie
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Language
eng
Summary
An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics is a comprehensive, well-organized and engaging text covering every major area of modern astrophysics, from the solar system and stellar astronomy to galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, and cosmology. Designed to provide students with a working knowledge of modern astrophysics, this textbook is suitable for astronomy and physics majors who have had a first-year introductory physics course with calculus. Featuring a brief summary of the main scientific discoveries that have led to our current understanding of the universe; worked examples to facilitate the understanding of the concepts presented in the book; end-of-chapter problems to practice the skills acquired; and computational exercises to numerically model astronomical systems, the second edition of An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics is the go-to textbook for learning the core astrophysics curriculum as well as the many advances in the field
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YDX
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Carroll, Bradley W
Dewey number
523.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB461
LC item number
.C35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Ostlie, Dale A.
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  • Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics
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An introduction to modern astrophysics, Bradley W. Carroll, Dale A. Ostlie
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book was previously published by Pearson Education, Inc. 2007"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The tools of astronomy. The celestial sphere ; Celestial mechanics ; The continuous spectrum of light ; The theory of special relativity ; The interaction of light and matter ; Telescopes -- The nature of stars. Binary stars and stellar parameters ; The classification of stellar spectra ; Stellar atmospheres ; The interiors of stars ; The sun ; The interstellar medium and star formation ; Main sequence and post-main-sequence stellar evolution ; Stellar pulsation ; The fate of massive stars ; The degenerate remnants of stars ; General relativity and black holes ; Close binary star systems -- The solar system. Physical processes in the solar system ; The terrestrial planets ; The realms of the giant planets ; Minor bodies of the solar system ; Formation of planetary systems -- Galaxies and the universe. The Milky Way galaxy ; The nature of galaxies ; Galactic evolution ; The structure of the universe ; Active galaxies ; Cosmology ; The early universe -- Appendixes. A. Astronomical and physical constants ; B. Unit conversions ; C. Solar system data ; D. The constellations ; E. The brightest stars ; F. The nearest stares ; G. Stellar data ; H. The Messier catalog ; I. Constants, a programming module ; J. Orbit, a planetary orbit code ; K. TwoStars, a binary star code ; L. StatStar, a stellar structure code ; M. Galaxy, a tidal interaction code ; N. WMAP data
Control code
991641816
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xvii, 1,278, A-32, I-31 pages
Isbn
9781108422161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)991641816
Label
An introduction to modern astrophysics, Bradley W. Carroll, Dale A. Ostlie
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book was previously published by Pearson Education, Inc. 2007"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The tools of astronomy. The celestial sphere ; Celestial mechanics ; The continuous spectrum of light ; The theory of special relativity ; The interaction of light and matter ; Telescopes -- The nature of stars. Binary stars and stellar parameters ; The classification of stellar spectra ; Stellar atmospheres ; The interiors of stars ; The sun ; The interstellar medium and star formation ; Main sequence and post-main-sequence stellar evolution ; Stellar pulsation ; The fate of massive stars ; The degenerate remnants of stars ; General relativity and black holes ; Close binary star systems -- The solar system. Physical processes in the solar system ; The terrestrial planets ; The realms of the giant planets ; Minor bodies of the solar system ; Formation of planetary systems -- Galaxies and the universe. The Milky Way galaxy ; The nature of galaxies ; Galactic evolution ; The structure of the universe ; Active galaxies ; Cosmology ; The early universe -- Appendixes. A. Astronomical and physical constants ; B. Unit conversions ; C. Solar system data ; D. The constellations ; E. The brightest stars ; F. The nearest stares ; G. Stellar data ; H. The Messier catalog ; I. Constants, a programming module ; J. Orbit, a planetary orbit code ; K. TwoStars, a binary star code ; L. StatStar, a stellar structure code ; M. Galaxy, a tidal interaction code ; N. WMAP data
Control code
991641816
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xvii, 1,278, A-32, I-31 pages
Isbn
9781108422161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)991641816

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