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Fundamental Astronomy [Paperback]

Hannu Karttunen , Pekka Kröger , Heikki Oja , Markku Poutanen , Karl J. Donner
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15 Sep 2000 3540609369 978-3540609360 3rd rev. and enlarged ed. 1996. Corr. 2nd printing
Fundamental Astronomy gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the various fields of 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. The present corrected printing of the revised and enlarged third edition of this successful textbook includes a host of new knowledge acquired in recent years. In particular the chapters on observations and on the physics of the Sun have been thoroughly revised.

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  • Paperback: 521 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 3rd rev. and enlarged ed. 1996. Corr. 2nd printing edition (15 Sep 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3540609369
  • ISBN-13: 978-3540609360
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 21.4 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 852,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"unique among available texts and has so much to offer ... no one involved in astronomy teaching will want to be without a copy."
"a welcome addition to the 'introductory' textbooks available for astronomy courses."
"the wide range of expertise gives the book an authority that would be almost impossible for a single-author text ... there are other aids to the reader: worked examples ... starred sections in small print take the inquisitive reader beyond the general level of the book."

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good astronomy, well explained 6 July 2002
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This book has a beautiful way of explaining many of the fundamental parts of astronomy. It is an ideal book, for anyone that are interested in astronomy, though it can be defficult to understand some of the physics and math, if you're not to good at it. But it still gives you a lot of informations about many different areas... All and all, a very good and interesting book...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fundamental to students 9 Jan 2001
By Pablo Cuartas - Published on
I am an astronomy student, i like so much this book, because i can laern all about the fundamental ideas in astrophisics, is so easy to read, so clear and it have a wonderful content.
The items of this book are so importants to any student in astronomy, and is very interesting to the other people, if they like study the universe.
I like so much the part about CCD, and the study of spectrography, I realy want to have this book with me.
Thank you so much.
Pablo Cuartas.
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