Astrophysics is Easy!: An Introduction for the Amateur Astronomer / Edition 1

Astrophysics is Easy!: An Introduction for the Amateur Astronomer / Edition 1

by Michael Inglis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1852338903

ISBN-13: 9781852338909

Pub. Date: 08/03/2007

Publisher: Springer London

With some justification, many amateur astronomers believe astrophysics is a very difficult subject, requiring at least degree-level mathematics to understand it properly.

This isn’t necessarily the case. Mike Inglis' quantitative approach to the subject explains all aspects of astrophysics in simple terms and cuts through the incomprehensible mathematics

Overview

With some justification, many amateur astronomers believe astrophysics is a very difficult subject, requiring at least degree-level mathematics to understand it properly.

This isn’t necessarily the case. Mike Inglis' quantitative approach to the subject explains all aspects of astrophysics in simple terms and cuts through the incomprehensible mathematics with which this fascinating subject is all too often associated.

Astrophysics is Easy! begins by looking at the H-R diagram and other basic tools of astrophysics, then ranges across the universe, from a first look at the interstellar medium and nebulae, through the birth, evolution and death of stars, to the physics of galaxies and clusters of galaxies.

A unique feature of this book is the way that Dr. Inglis lists example objects for practical observation at every stage, so that practical astronomers can go and look at the object or objects under discussion – using only easily-available commercial amateur equipment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852338909
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
08/03/2007
Series:
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Tools of the Trade.- The Interstellar Medium.- Stars.- Galaxies.

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