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

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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.

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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

1The celestial sphere2
2Celestial mechanics23
3The continuous spectrum of light57
4The theory of special relativity84
5The interaction of light and matter111
6Telescopes141
7Binary systems and stellar parameters180
8The classification of stellar spectra202
9Stellar atmospheres231
10The interiors of stars284
11The sun349
12The interstellar medium and star formation398
13Main sequence and post-main-sequence stellar evolution446
14Stellar pulsation483
15The fate of massive stars518
16The degenerate remnants of stars557
17General relativity and black holes609
18Close binary star systems653
19Physical processes in the solar system714
20The terrestrial planets737
21The realms of the giant planets775
22Minor bodies of the solar system813
23Formation of planetary systems848
24The milky way galaxy874
25The nature of galaxies940
26Galactic evolution999
27The structure of the universe1038
28Active galaxies1085
29Cosmology1144
30The early universe1230
AAstronomical and physical constants
BUnit conversions
CSolar system data
DThe constellations
EThe brightest stars
FThe nearest stars
GStellar data
HThe messier catalog
IConstants, a programming module
JOrbit, a planetary orbit code
KTwoStars, a binary star code
LStatStar, a stellar structure code
MGalaxy, a tidal interaction code
NWMAP data

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