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Unsolved Problems in Astrophysics (Princeton Series in Astrophysics) [Paperback]

John N. Bahcall , Jeremiah P. Ostriker
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17 Jan 1997 Princeton Series in Astrophysics

The field of astrophysics is in the midst of a technologically driven renaissance, as fundamental discoveries are being made with astonishing frequency. In the last decade, new detectors in space, on earth, and deep underground have, when coupled with the computational power of modern computers, revolutionized our knowledge and understanding of the astronomical world. This is a great time for a student of any age to become acquainted with the remarkable universe in which we live. This volume is a collection of essays, originally presented orally to a diverse group of students and professionals, which reveal the most fertile areas for future study of astronomy and astrophysics. The emphasis of this work is on the clear description of the current state of our knowledge as a preparation for the future unraveling of the mysteries of the universe that appear today as most fundamental and most amenable to solution.

A stellar group of astronomers and astrophysicists describes the directions and styles of work that they think are most likely to lead to progress. Bibliographical notes at the end of each presentation provide guidance for the reader who wishes to go more deeply into a given subject. Unsolved Problems in Astrophysics is a uniquely stimulating introduction to some of the most important topics in modern astrophysics.


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  • Paperback: 394 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (17 Jan 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691016062
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691016061
  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 15.4 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,274,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Winner of the 1999 Henry Norris Russell Lectureship, American Astronomical Society

"As this lively volume attests, there are still many exciting problems left to interest the graduate student entering the field of astrophysics."--Wendy Freedman, Nature

"On finishing the last chapter, I thought about what fun I could have teaching a special topics astrophysics course using this book. Who would learn more, the graduate students or the teacher?"--Physics Today

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As far as I have been able to see with cross-referencing and my own checks and double-checks, the information in this publication is accurate. The layman ought be able to understand it with minimal effort. Very readable.
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To the publisher I would appreciate it if the publisher could produce an audio adaptation of this book. I would love to listen to this while I drive to work and to let my 16 month old son listen to it as a bedtime story. Arnold D Veness
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book on a wealth of topics 14 Dec 1999
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This book provides a great amount of information on a wide variety of hot topics in contemporary astronomy, such as cosmology, AGNs, GRBs, and dark matter. My only complaint is that the material does tend to slant towards extragalactic astronomy. However, otherwise the material is extremely useful for someone looking for fresh material to work on. The references also provided within are great. The reading level is also easy, and is probably similar to Scientific American or Sky & Telescope.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the information contained therein is accurate and readable! 12 Feb 1999
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As far as I have been able to see with cross-referencing and my own checks and double-checks, the information in this publication is accurate. The layman ought be able to understand it with minimal effort. Very readable.
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