An Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology

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9780521546232: An Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology

This textbook has been designed by a team of experts for introductory university courses in astronomy and astrophysics. Beginning with a description of the structure and history of the Milky Way, it introduces normal and active galaxies in general. A wide range of cosmological models are then presented, including a discussion of the Big Bang and Universe expansion. The text contains numerous useful learning features such as boxed summaries, student exercises with full solutions, and a glossary of terms. It is also supported by a website hosting further teaching materials. Written in an accessible style that avoids complex mathematics, the book is suitable for self-study.

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This textbook has been designed by a team of experts for introductory university courses in astronomy and astrophysics. Beginning with a description of the structure and history of the Milky Way, it introduces normal and active galaxies in general. A wide range of cosmological models are then presented, including a discussion of the Big Bang and Universe expansion. Written in an accessible style that avoids complex mathematics, the book is suitable for self-study and will appeal to amateur astronomers as well as undergraduate students.

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Mark H. Jones is a Senior Lecturer and Staff Tutor in the Department of Physical Sciences at The Open University where his current research concentrates on the structure of the zodiacal cloud. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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