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Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Physics and Astrophysics
     

Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Physics and Astrophysics

by James B. Seaborn
 

This text is intended for undergraduate nonscience majors, satisfying a general education requirement or seeking an elective in natural scie nce. It is a text on physics, but with an emphasis on topics and appli cations in astronomy; the perspective is thus different from most unde rgraduate astronomy courses. Rather than discussing what one knows abo ut the

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This text is intended for undergraduate nonscience majors, satisfying a general education requirement or seeking an elective in natural scie nce. It is a text on physics, but with an emphasis on topics and appli cations in astronomy; the perspective is thus different from most unde rgraduate astronomy courses. Rather than discussing what one knows abo ut the heavens (and including, where needed, a brief discussion of the necessary physics), this text develops the principles of physics (as one needs them to understand the behavior of matter on Earth) and uses these to illuminate what we see in the heavens.

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"This excellent text on physics is intended for undergraduate non-science majors. It is a unique introductory physics book in the sense that its emphasis is on applications in astronomy … This kind of well-written and compelling text is the best publicity for the physical sciences! Even science majors and physicists (especially teachers) should read it and enjoy (at least the reviewer enjoyed it a lot)." Mathematical Reviews

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ISBN-13:
9781461268680
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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