Fundamental Astronomy

  • Filename: fundamental-astronomy.
  • ISBN: 9783540341444
  • Release Date: 2007-08-09
  • Number of pages: 510
  • Author: Hannu Karttunen
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Fundamental Astronomy is a well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to classical and modern astronomy. While emphasizing both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles, the text provides a sound basis for more profound studies in the astronomical sciences. This is the fifth edition of the successful undergraduate textbook and reference work. It has been extensively modernized and extended in the parts dealing with extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. You will also find augmented sections on the solar system and extrasolar planets as well as a new chapter on astrobiology. Long considered a standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference work for dedicated amateur astronomers.

Fundamental Astronomy

  • Filename: fundamental-astronomy.
  • ISBN: 3540001794
  • Release Date: 2003-06-23
  • Number of pages: 468
  • Author: Hannu Karttunen
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Fundamental Astronomy is a well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to classical and modern astronomy. While emphasizing both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles, the text provides a sound basis for more profound studies in the astronomical sciences. This is the fifth edition of the successful undergraduate textbook and reference work. It has been extensively modernized and extended in the parts dealing with extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. You will also find augmented sections on the solar system, extrasolar planets and astrobiology. Long considered a standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference work for dedicated amateur astronomers.

Relativity in Fundamental Astronomy IAU S261

  • Filename: relativity-in-fundamental-astronomy-iau-s261.
  • ISBN: 0521764815
  • Release Date: 2010-01-28
  • Number of pages: 436
  • Author: Sergei A. Klioner
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



IAU S261 summarizes the present state of applied relativity, and discusses the applications and future tests of general relativity.

Fundamental Astronomy

  • Filename: fundamental-astronomy.
  • ISBN: 9781467257800
  • Release Date: 2016-11-05
  • Number of pages: 202
  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews



Facts101 is your complete guide to Fundamental Astronomy. In this book, you will learn topics such as Observations and Instruments, Photometric Concepts and Magnitudes, Radiation Mechanisms, and Celestial Mechanics plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Fundamental Astronomy and Solar System Dynamics

  • Filename: fundamental-astronomy-and-solar-system-dynamics.
  • ISBN: 9789400946880
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: R.L. Duncombe
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



"Fundamental Astronomy and Solar System Dynamics", a program of invited papers honoring Professor Walter Fricke, who for thirty years has been Director of the Astronomisches Rechen lnstitut in Heidelberg, was held at the Thompson Conference Center of the University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday 27 March 1985 on the occasion of his seventieth birthday and retirement as Director of ARl. Professor Fricke's contributions to astronomy encompass the areas of galactic dynamics, radial velocities, stellar statistics. the fundamental reference system and the constant of precession. Participants were welcomed to the Uni versi ty of Texas by Professor J. Parker Lamb, Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. The presentations ranged from discussions of astrometric problems concerned with the reference system, the constant of precession, major and minor planet observations, planetary ephemerides and lunar and satellite laser ranging, to a study of disc galaxies in massive halos. The program concluded with a review of Professor Fricke's career. The three sessions were chaired by Victor G. Szebehely, Carol A. Williams and Jay H. Lieske. The participants in this meeting, and in the Division on Dynamical Astronomy meeting that followed, were happy that Professor Fricke was able to attend. His presence at these meetings, as well as his thoughtful comments, were greatly appreciated. We are pleased to acknowledge the support of the Center for Space Research, the Department of Astronomy and the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics of the University of Texas at Austin.

Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

  • Filename: extragalactic-astronomy-and-cosmology.
  • ISBN: 9783642540837
  • Release Date: 2014-10-08
  • Number of pages: 626
  • Author: Peter Schneider
  • Publisher: Springer



Accounting for the astonishing developments in the field of Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology, this second edition has been updated and substantially expanded. Starting with the description of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, this cogently written textbook introduces the reader to the astronomy of galaxies, their structure, active galactic nuclei, evolution and large scale distribution in the Universe. After an extensive and thorough introduction to modern observational and theoretical cosmology, the focus turns to the formation of structures and astronomical objects in the early Universe. The basics of classical astronomy and stellar astrophysics needed for extragalactic astronomy are provided in the appendix. The new edition incorporates some of the most spectacular results from new observatories like the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, Herschel, ALMA, WMAP and Planck, as well as new instruments and multi-wavelength campaigns which have expanded our understanding of the Universe and the objects populating it. This includes new views on the galaxy population in the nearby Universe, on elliptical galaxies, as well as a deeper view of the distant Universe approaching the dark ages, and an unprecedented view of the distant dusty Universe. Schneider also discusses the impressive support for the standard model of the Universe, which has been substantially strengthened by recent results, including baryon acoustic oscillations (an approach which has significantly matured over the years), results from the completed WMAP mission and from the first Planck results, which have confirmed and greatly improved on these findings, not least by measuring the gravitational lensing effect on the microwave background. Further, a new chapter focusing on galaxy evolution illustrates how well the observations of distant galaxies and their central supermassive black holes can be understood in a general framework of theoretical ideas, models, and numerical simulations. Peter Schneider’s Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology offers fundamental information on this fascinating subfield of astronomy, while leading readers to the forefront of astronomical research. But it seeks to accomplish this not only with extensive textual information and insights; the author’s own passion for exploring the workings of the Universe, which can be seen in the text and the many supporting color illustrations, will further inspire the reader. While this book has grown out of introductory university courses on astronomy and astrophysics and includes a set of problems and solutions, it will not only benefit undergraduate students and lecturers; thanks to the comprehensive coverage of the field, even graduate students and researchers specializing in related fields will appreciate it as a valuable reference work. From the reviews of the first edition: "...Masterful blending of observation and theory; lucid exposition... (D. E. Hogg, CHOICE, Vol. 44 (10), June, 2007)" "Through the richness of the color illustrations and through the deep insight of the content, the book will most certainly lead the reader to the forefront of astronomical research in this very interesting and fascinating domain of astronomy. ... will not only be highly appreciated by undergraduate students in astronomy but also by graduate students and researchers involved in the field who will certainly appreciate its comprehensive coverage. (Emile Biémont, Physicalia Magazine, Vol. 29 (4), 2007)"

Astronomy Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

  • Filename: astronomy-cosmology-and-fundamental-physics.
  • ISBN: 9789400909656
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 504
  • Author: Michele Caffo
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



In the development of Fundamental Physics on one side, and of Astronomy/Cosmology on the other side, periods of parallell, relatively independent progress seem to alternate with others of intense interaction and mutual influence. To this latter case belong the very beginnings of Modern Physics, with Galileo and Newton. There is now a widespread feeling that another of such flourishing periods may have started some ten years ago, with the advent of Unified Theories and the introduction of Inflationary Cosmologies. The interaction between the two disciplines has become tighter ever since, spurring studies of e. g. astronomical and particle Dark Matter candidates, Superstrings and Cosmic Strings, phase transitions in the Early Universe, etc. etc. Then the recent birth of Neutrino Astronomy has added further flavor to this splendid conjunction. It was indeed with the clear perception of this trend that six years ago CERN and ESO decided to jointly organize a series of symposia focusing on the interactions between Astronomy, Cosmology, and Fundamental Physics, to be held about every two years. The aim of these meetings is to bring together astronomers, cosmologists, and particle physicists to exchange information, to discuss scientific issues of common interest, and to take note of the latest devolopments in each discipline that are relevant to the other. The First ESO-CERN Symposium was held at CERN (Geneva) on November 21-25, 1983. Then for its Second edition the ESO-CERN Symposium moved to Garching bei Miinchen, where ESO headquarters are located, and took place on March 17-21, 1986.

The Physical Universe

  • Filename: the-physical-universe.
  • ISBN: 0935702059
  • Release Date: 1982-01
  • Number of pages: 584
  • Author: Frank H. Shu
  • Publisher: University Science Books



This is a truly astonishing book, invaluable for anyone with an interest in astronomy. Physics Bulletin Just the thing for a first year university science course. Nature This is a beautiful book in both concept and execution. Sky & Telescope

Reports on Astronomy 2003 2005 IAU XXVIA

  • Filename: reports-on-astronomy-2003-2005-iau-xxvia.
  • ISBN: 0521856043
  • Release Date: 2007-05-10
  • Number of pages: 398
  • Author: Oddbjorn Engvold
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



A comprehensive and authoritative overview of achievements in astronomy during the years 2003 to 2005.

Textbook of Astronomy and Astrophysics with Elements of Cosmology

  • Filename: textbook-of-astronomy-and-astrophysics-with-elements-of-cosmology.
  • ISBN: 084931013X
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 386
  • Author: V. B. Bhatia
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Designed for students who have a basic understanding of physics and mathematics, this text provides a fundamental, three-in-one introduction to astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology. The astronomy section explores fundamental topics such as the celestial coordinate system, stellar classification schemes, H-R diagrams, and the masses and radii of stars. The astrophysics section addresses stellar structure, stellar atmospheres, energy generation in stars, and nucleosynthesis. Also covering galactic structure and rotation, the cosmology section introduces the Robertson-Walker metric and Friedman models of the universe and discusses the present status of the Hubble constant along with problems associated with the age of the universe. Numerous problems, diagrams, and up-to-date references make this an ideal introductory text for graduate courses in physics, mathematics, space physics, or any program for which astronomy is an option.

Fundamental Planetary Science

  • Filename: fundamental-planetary-science.
  • ISBN: 9780521853309
  • Release Date: 2013-09-16
  • Number of pages: 595
  • Author: Jack J. Lissauer
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



A quantitative, broad-based introduction to planetary systems science for advanced undergraduate students, including planet formation, extrasolar planets and planetary habitability.

Practical Astronomy with Your Calculator

  • Filename: practical-astronomy-with-your-calculator.
  • ISBN: 0521356997
  • Release Date: 1988
  • Number of pages: 185
  • Author: Peter Duffett-Smith
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



In its first two editions, Practical Astronomy With Your Calculator enjoyed tremendous success. Using clear and logical

The Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy

  • Filename: the-cambridge-concise-history-of-astronomy.
  • ISBN: 0521576008
  • Release Date: 1999-03-18
  • Number of pages: 362
  • Author: Michael Hoskin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences, and one which has repeatedly led to fundamental changes in our view of the world. This book covers the history of our study of the cosmos from prehistory to a survey of modern astronomy and astrophysics. It does not attempt to cover everything, but deliberately concentrates on the important themes and topics, including stellar astronomy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries--the source of many important concepts in modern astronomy--and the Copernican revolution, which led to the challenge of ancient authorities in many areas other than astronomy. This is an essential text for students of the history of science and for students of astronomy who require a historical background to their studies.

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