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Fundamental Astronomy [Hardcover]

H. Karttunen , P. Kröger , H. Oja , M. Poutanen , K.J. Donner
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Spherical Astronomy.- 3. Observations and Instruments.- 4. Photometric Concepts and Magnitudes.- 5. Radiation Mechanisms.- 6. Temperatures.- 7. Celestial Mechanics.- 8. The Solar System.- 9. Stellar Spectra.- 10. Binary Stars and Stellar Masses.- 11. Stellar Structure.- 12. Stellar Evolution.- 13. The Sun.- 14. Variable Stars.- 15. Compact Stars.- 16. The Interstellar Medium.- 17. Star Clusters and Associations.- 18. The Milky Way.- 19. Galaxies.- 20. Cosmology.- Appendix A. Mathematics.- B. Quantum Mechanics.- C. Theory of Relativity.- D. Radio Astronomy Fundamentals.- E. Tables.- Answers to Exercises.- Further Reading.- Photograph Credits.- Name and Subject Index.- Colour Supplement.

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