Foundations of Astrophysics provides a contemporary and complete introduction to astrophysics for astronomy and physics majors. This text is briefer and more accessible than other texts in the market, and is the most up-to-date book available in this fast-changing field. With a logical presentation and conceptual and quantitative end-of-chapter problems, the material is easier-to-grasp for introductory astrophysics students.
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Table of Contents
1. Early Astronomy
2. Emergence of Modern Astronomy
3. Orbital Mechanics
4. The Earth-Moon System
5. Interaction of Radiation and Matter
6. Astronomical Detection of Light
7. The Sun
8. Overview of the Solar System
9. Earth and Moon
10. The Planets
11. Small Bodies in the Solar System
12. The Solar System in Perspective
13. Properties of Stars
14. Stellar Atmospheres
15. Stellar Interiors
16. The Interstellar Medium
17. Formation and Evolution of Stars
18. Stellar Remnants
19. Our Galaxy
21. Active Galaxies
22. Clusters and Superclusters
24. History of the Universe
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$78.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-69753-0