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The Resource Astrophysics in a nutshell, Dan Maoz

Astrophysics in a nutshell, Dan Maoz

Label
Astrophysics in a nutshell
Title
Astrophysics in a nutshell
Statement of responsibility
Dan Maoz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A concise but thorough introduction to the observational data and theoretical concepts underlying modern astronomy, Astrophysics in a Nutshell is designed for advanced undergraduate science majors taking a one-semester course. This well-balanced and up-to-date textbook covers the essentials of modern astrophysics--from stars to cosmology--emphasizing the common, familiar physical principles that govern astronomical phenomena, and the interplay between theory and observation. In addition to traditional topics such as stellar remnants, galaxies, and the interstellar medium, Astrophysics in a Nutshell introduces subjects at the forefront of modern research, including black holes, dark matter, gravitational lensing, and dark energy, all updated with some of the latest observational results. To aid physical understanding, mathematical derivations are kept as simple, short, and clear as possible, and order-of-magnitude estimates, dimensional analysis, and scaling arguments are frequently used. These no-nonsense, "back-of-the-envelope" calculations train students to think like physicists. The book is amply illustrated with simple, clear figures and each chapter ends with a set of problems
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maoz, Dan
Dewey number
523.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB461
LC item number
.M32 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics
Label
Astrophysics in a nutshell, Dan Maoz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Stars : basic observations -- Stellar physics -- Stellar evolution and stellar remnants -- Star formation, H II regions, and the interstellar medium -- The Milky Way and other galaxies -- Cosmology : basic observations -- Big Bang cosmology -- Tests and probes of Big Bang cosmology
Control code
71005896
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 249 pages
Isbn
9780691125848
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006050588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)71005896
Label
Astrophysics in a nutshell, Dan Maoz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Stars : basic observations -- Stellar physics -- Stellar evolution and stellar remnants -- Star formation, H II regions, and the interstellar medium -- The Milky Way and other galaxies -- Cosmology : basic observations -- Big Bang cosmology -- Tests and probes of Big Bang cosmology
Control code
71005896
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 249 pages
Isbn
9780691125848
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006050588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)71005896

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