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An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics / Edition 1

An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics / Edition 1

by Bradley W. Carroll
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201547309

ISBN-13: 9780201547306

Pub. Date: 12/11/1995

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics, Second Edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the dramatic changes and advancements in astrophysics that have occurred over the past decade. The Second Edition of this market-leading book has been updated to include the latest results from relevant fields of astrophysics and

Overview

An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics, Second Edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the dramatic changes and advancements in astrophysics that have occurred over the past decade. The Second Edition of this market-leading book has been updated to include the latest results from relevant fields of astrophysics and advances in our theoretical understanding of astrophysical phenomena. The Tools of Astronomy: The Celestial Sphere, Celestial Mechanics, The Continuous Spectrum of Light, The Theory of Special Relativity, The Interaction of Light and Matter, Telescopes; The Nature of Stars: Binary Systems and Stellar Parameters, The Classification of Stellar Spectra, Stellar Atmospheres, The Interiors of Stars, The Sun, The Process of Star Formation, Post-Main-Sequence Stellar Evolution, Stellar Pulsation, Supernovae, The Degenerate Remnants of Stars, Black Holes, Close Binary Star Systems; Planetary Systems: Physical Processes in the Solar System, The Terrestrial Planets, The Jovian Worlds, Minor Bodies of the Solar System, The Formation of Planetary Systems; Galaxies and the Universe: The Milky Way Galaxy, The Nature of Galaxies, Galactic Evolution, The Structure of the Universe, Active Galaxies, Cosmology, The Early Universe; Astronomical and Physical Constants, Unit Conversions Between SI and cgs, Solar System Data, The Constellations, The Brightest Stars, The Nearest Stars, Stellar Data, The Messier Catalog, Constants, A Constants Module for Fortran 95 (Available as a C++ header file), Orbits, A Planetary Orbit Code (Available as Fortran 95 and C++ command line versions, and Windows GUI), TwoStars, A Binary StarCode (Generates synthetic light and radial velocity curves; available as Fortran 95 and C++ command line versions, and Windows GUI), StatStar, A Stellar Structure Code (Available as Fortran 95 and C++ command line versions, and Windows GUI), StatStar, Stellar Models, Galaxy, A Tidal Interaction Code (Available as Java), WMAP Data. For all readers interested in moden astrophysics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201547306
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
12/11/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1325
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 9.55(h) x 2.25(d)

Table of Contents

I. The Tools of Astronomy

1. The Celestial Sphere

2. Celestial Mechanics

3. The Continuous Spectrum of Light

4. The Theory of Special Relativity

5. The Interaction of Light and Matter

6. Telescopes

 

II. The Nature of Stars

7. Binary Systems and Stellar Parameters

8. The Classification of Stellar Spectra

9. Stellar Atmospheres

10. The Interiors of Stars

11. The Sun

12. The Process of Star Formation

13. Post-Main-Sequence Stellar Evolution

14. Stellar Pulsation

15. Supernovae

16. The Degenerate Remnants of Stars

17. Black Holes

18. Close Binary Star Systems

 

III. Planetary Systems 19. Physical Processes in the Solar System

20. The Terrestrial Planets

21. The Jovian Worlds

22. Minor Bodies of the Solar System

23. The Formation of Planetary Systems

 

IV. Galaxies and the Universe

24. The Milky Way Galaxy

25. The Nature of Galaxies

26. Galactic Evolution

27. The Structure of the Universe

28. Active Galaxies

29. Cosmology

30. The Early Universe

 

Appendixes

A. Astronomical and Physical Constants

B. Unit Conversions Between SI and cgs

C. Solar System Data

D. The Constellations

E. The Brightest Stars

F. The Nearest Stars

G. Stellar Data

H. The Messier Catalog
I. Constants, A Constants Module for Fortran 95 (Available as a C++ header file)

J. Orbits, A Planetary Orbit Code (Available as Fortran 95 and C++ command line   versions, and Windows GUI)

K. TwoStars, A Binary Star Code (Generates synthetic light and radial velocity curves; available as Fortran 95 and C++ command line versions, and Windows GUI)

L. StatStar, A Stellar Structure Code (Available as Fortran 95 and C++ command line versions, and Windows GUI)

M. StatStar, Stellar Models

N. Galaxy, A Tidal Interaction Code (Available as Java)

O. WMAP Data

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