Fundamental Astronomy 5th Edition

Ebook Details


Hannu Karttunen, Pekka Kröger, Heikki Oja

Year 2007
Pages 510
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9783540341437
File Size 17.23 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

Fundamental Astronomy is a well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to classical and modern astronomy. While emphasizing both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles, the text provides a sound basis for more profound studies in the astronomical sciences. This is the fifth edition of the successful undergraduate textbook and reference work. It has been extensively modernized and extended in the parts dealing with extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. You will also find augmented sections on the solar system and extrasolar planets as well as a new chapter on astrobiology. Long considered a standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference work for dedicated amateur astronomers.