Astronomy: A Physical Perspective

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This revised and updated comprehensive introduction to astronomical objects and phenomena applies basic physical principles to a variety of situations. Students learn how to relate everyday physics to the astronomical world with the help of useful equations, chapter summaries, worked examples and end-of-chapter problem sets. It will be suitable for undergraduate students taking a first course in astronomy, and assumes a basic knowledge of physics with calculus.

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This fully revised and updated text is a comprehensive introduction to astronomical objects and phenomena. By applying some basic physical principles to a variety of situations, students will learn how to relate everyday physics to the astronomical world. The text contains useful equations, chapter summaries, worked examples and end-of-chapter problem sets. It is suitable for undergraduate students taking a first course in astronomy, and assumes a basic knowledge of physics with calculus.

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This calculus-based introductory text thoroughly explains how and why certain astronomical phenomena occur and how astronomers collect and interpret information about stars and the solar system. Incorporates the most recent theories and findings in the field, including particle physics and cosmology, results from recent observations of space, and new information on star formation, the galactic center, and dark matter. Fully describes the nature and properties of stars; the cycle of stellar birth, life, and death; the nature of galaxies; and the overall structure of the universe. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on understanding phenomena by applying some basic physical principles to a variety of situations. Contains extensive examples, useful equations, problem sets, chapter summaries, and test examples.

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