Fundamental Astronomy / edited by Hannu Karttunen, Pekka Kröger, Heikki Oja, Markku Poutanen, Karl Johan Donner.

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  • Tähtitieteen perusteet. English.
  • Tähtitieteen perusteet. English
  • Tähtitieteen perusteet. English.
  • 4th ed. 2003.
  • Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer 2003
Physical description
1 online resource (XI, 468 p.)
  • 3-662-05333-0
  • "With 411 Illustrations Including 36 Colour Plates and 73 Exercises with Solutions"--Title page.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Previous ed.: 1996.
  • English
  • 1. Introduction -- 2. Spherical Astronomy -- 3. Observations and Instruments -- 4. Photometric Concepts and Magnitudes -- 5. Radiation Mechanisms -- 6. Celestial Mechanics -- 7. The Solar System -- 8. Stellar Spectra -- 9. Binary Stars and Stellar Masses -- 10. Stellar Structure -- 11. Stellar Evolution -- 12. The Sun -- 13. Variable Stars -- 14. Compact Stars -- 15. The Interstellar Medium -- 16. Star Clusters and Associations -- 17. The Milky Way -- 18. Galaxies -- 19. Cosmology -- Appendices -- A. Mathematics -- A.1 Geometry -- A.2 Conic Sections -- A.3 Taylor Series -- A.4 Vector Calculus -- A.5 Matrices -- A.6 Multiple Integrals -- A.7 Numerical Solution of an Equation -- B. Theory of Relativity -- B.1 Basic Concepts -- B.2 Lorentz Transformation. Minkowski Space -- B.3 General Relativity -- B.4 Tests of General Relativity -- C. Tables -- Answers to Exercises -- Further Reading -- Photograph Credits -- Name and Subject Index -- Colour Supplement.
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  • Fundamental Astronomy gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the various fields of 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. The present revised and enlarged fourth edition of this successful textbook includes a host of new knowledge. The main difference to the previous editions is the restructuring of some chapters. Earlier chapters 5 (Radiation Mechanisms) and 6 (Temperatures) have been combined, and part of the material of the appendices has been absorbed to appropriate places. Also the chapters on the solar system and cosmology have been more extensively revised. In other chapters there are several small revisions. Many of the tables in Appendix C have also been updated.

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Aberystwyth University Library: Physical Sciences Library QB43.2.F9
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British Library: Lending Collection m04/25345
British Library: Science, Technology and Industry, St Pancras Reading Rooms (B) 520
University of Cambridge Libraries: Trinity Hall: Jerwood Library 520 KAR
University of Cambridge Libraries: Institute of Astronomy Library: Main Library 8/KAR
University of Edinburgh Libraries: Murray Library, King's Buildings (STANDARD LOAN) QB43.2 Fun.
University of Glasgow Library: University Library Level 5 Astronomy A100 2003-K
King's College London Libraries & Collections: Maughan Library : [Science books] QB43.2 FUN
University of Leeds Library: Edward Boyle Library, level 11 Astronomy A-1 KAR
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University of Manchester Library: Contact the Main Library 520
University of Nottingham Libraries: George Green Library
Royal Holloway, University of London: Royal Holloway library Davison High Use One Week 520 FUN
University of St Andrews Library: J F Allen Library QB43.2K2G03
University of Sheffield Library: Western Bank Library Main sequence 520 (F)
University of Surrey: Main Collection 520 FUN
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University of Warwick Library: Main Library QB 43.F8