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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Description Fundamental Astronomy is a well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to classical and modern astronomy.

While emphasizing both the astronomical asfronomy 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.

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Back cover copy Now in its sixth edition this successful undergraduate textbook gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the topics of classical and modern astronomy. The chapters on galactic and extragalactic astronomy as well as cosmology were extensively modernized in the previous edition. In this new edition they have been further revised to include more recent results.

The long chapter on the solar system has been split into two parts: A new chapter on exoplanets has been added to the end of the book next to the chapter on astrobiology. In response to the fact that astronomy has evolved enormously over the last few years, only a few chapters of this book have been left unmodified.

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For their benefit the introductory chapter has been extended to give a brief summary of the different types of celestial objects. From reviews of earlier editions: The wide range of expertise gives the book an authority that would be almost impossible for a single-author text There are other aids to the reader: I highly recommend this book for class use Table of contents 1. Photometric Concepts and Magnitudes. The Solar System Part I. Binary Stars and Stellar Masses.

The contributing authors astronomers and geodesists employ mathematics, especially calculus, extensively throughout the work. The text covers all planetary science, astrophysics, and cosmology.

Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty and professionals. I feel like it is as good a book as far as the basics of theory and observational astrophysics are concerned. Everything is explained clearly and where possible there are helpful diagrams, figures and photos that are there exactly when you asttronomy them.


Something that I also enjoyed a lot, was the extensive set of tables. He is an associate professor at Turku University and works at Tuorla Observatory. Besides astronomical articles Dr.

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Karttunen has published astronomy textbooks and teaching material as well as articles for anthologies and encyclopedias. Karttunen has also produced a radio lecture series on astronomy.

Astronomy Stone Age to the mission to the moon, astrojomy, in, the Finnish News Writers Association Tietopoelloe Award for his writings and books for children and fundaemntal people. Heikki Oja is a Finnish astronomer and associate professor at the University of Helsinki, as well as the former director of the Almanac Office.

Oja has written dozens of non-technical non-fiction books and appeared frequently on the radio to talk about astronomy and space research. He has received several awards for his outreach activities.

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