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Introductory Astronomy and Astrophysics 4th Edition

Stephen A. Gregory, Michael Zeilik

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1992
  • 672 Pages

Stephen A. Gregory, University of New Mexico

Michael Zeilik, University of New Mexico

Physics Prelude.
Orbits in the Solar System.
Orbits Outside the Solar System.
Special Relativity.
Particles and Forces.
Stars.
Radiation Processes.
Cosmology.
Part 1: The Solar System.
1. Celestial Mechanics and the Solar System.
2. The Solar System in Perspective.
3. The Dynamics of the Earth.
4. The Earth - Moon System.
5. The Terrestrial Planets: Mercury, Venus, and Mars.
6. The Jovian Planets.
7. Small Bodies and the Origin of the Solar System.
Part 2: The Stars.
8. Electromagnetic Radiation and Matter.
9. Telescopes and Detectors.
10. The Sun: A Model Star.
11. Stars: Distances and Magnitudes.
12. Stars: Binary Systems.
13. Stars: The Hertzsprung - Russell Diagram.
Part 3: The Milky Way Galaxy.
14. Our Galaxy: A Preview.
15. The Interstellar Medium and Star Birth.
16. The Evolution of Stars.
17. Star Deaths.
18. Variable and Violent Stars.
19. Galactic Rotation: Stellar Motions.
20. The Evolution of Our Galaxy.
Part 4: The Universe.
21. Galaxies Beyond the Milky Way.
22. Hubble's Law and The Distance Scale.
23. Large-Scale Structure in the Universe.
24. Active Galaxies and Quasars.
25. Cosmology: The Big Bang and Beyond.
26. The New Cosmology.
Hale-Bopp Comet Update.
Appendices.
Glossary.

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  • ISBN-10: 0030062284
  • ISBN-13: 9780030062285
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