Introductory Astronomy and Astrophysics / Edition 4

Introductory Astronomy and Astrophysics / Edition 4

by Stephen A. Gregory

ISBN-10: 0030062284

ISBN-13: 2900030062284

Pub. Date: 08/21/1997

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Table of Contents

Pt. IThe Solar System1
1Celestial Mechanics and the Solar System2
2The Solar System in Perspective20
3The Dynamics of the Earth35
4The Earth-Moon System53
5The Terrestrial Planets: Mercury, Venus, and Mars79
6The Jovian Planets and Pluto100
7Small Bodies and the Origin of the Solar System118
Pt. IIThe Stars151
8Electromagnetic Radiation and Matter152
9Telescopes and Detectors179
10The Sun: A Model Star200
11Stars: Distances and Magnitudes224
12Stars: Binary Systems235
13Stars: The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram251
Pt. IIIThe Milky Way Galaxy271
14Our Galaxy: A Preview272
15The Interstellar Medium and Star Birth284
16The Evolution of Stars310
17Star Deaths332
18Variable and Violent Stars352
19Galactic Rotation: Stellar Motions380
20The Evolution of Our Galaxy393
Pt. IVThe Universe413
21Galaxies Beyond the Milky Way414
22Hubble's Law and the Distance Scale433
23Large-Scale Structure in the Universe446
24Active Galaxies and Quasars465
25Cosmology: The Big Bang and Beyond488
26The New Cosmology503
Comet Update
App. 1The Messier CatalogA-1
App. 2ConstellationsA-4
App. 3Solar System DataA-7
App. 4Stellar DataA-10
App. 5Atomic ElementsA-13
App. 6Conversion of UnitsA-15
App. 7Constants and UnitsA-17
App. 8The Greek AlphabetA-19
App. 9Mathematical OperationsA-20
App. 10The Celestial SphereA-32

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