Higher Education

Introductory Astronomy and Astrophysics, 4th Edition

  • Stephen A. Gregory University of New Mexico
  • Michael Zeilik University of New Mexico
  • ISBN-10: 0030062284  |  ISBN-13: 9780030062285
  • 672 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1992
  • © 1998 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $313.00

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Table of Contents

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.