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A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 31 August 2013
Superb overview of the basic algebra, trig, geometry and arithmetic required to acquire a deeper, non-trivial understanding of astronomy/astrophysics short of extensive use of calculus and other more advanced mathematics.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 28 October 2013
This book is a little gem and worth every penny. I think Dan & Julia have done a great job in explaining much of the mathematics you will need in any introductory level astronomy class. Anyone doing GCSE astronomy here in England would be well advised to buy a copy, there are many examples and also a web site with much more, including video sections with helpful hints and examples. Work through the sections and your maths will improve and therefore, so will your understanding of astronomy. Steve Durr.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 November 2014
A well presented and written book that conveys a complex subject in an easy and understandable manner. I managed to get through it cover to cover in a day with all the worked examples and succinct narratives on the concepts. I'm going through it again to further reinforce my understanding and work through the exercises. If one is interested in the astronomy and cosmology and want to understand the maths behind the ideas and concepts this is a highly recommended book. My only slight negative comment is the need for more worked examples per topics before embarking on the exercises at the end of each chapter. Also a summary of the formulas and their variations at the end of each chapter would be very useful. I would throughly recommend the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 20 March 2014
I read this recently as a primer to a series of books on radio astronomy. I was delighted with the book. The selection and presentation of the material is first rate. I have begun ordering more books by these authors on the basis of this one alone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 July 2014
Just what I needed. Will help greatly with my university course.
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on 1 May 2015
Lacking in some detail.. Could do with a little more challenging mathematics.. But good for a start.. Helped me out buckets with radiation and apparent brightness. Explains clearly the reasoning behind some of the mathematical bodge-jobs in astronomy.
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on 26 July 2015
As the other guides (co)written by Fleisch: excellent ! Causing the "why did they not teach me this before in this way" sensation. Highly recommended.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 25 October 2013
Too trivial content. More about arithmetic than the mathematics of Astronomy. Needs more of the ideas & formulae which describe Astronomy.
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on 17 January 2015
Solved some mysteries for me, Thankyou
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on 18 May 2015
very very good book
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