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This review is from: Fundamental Astronomy (Hardcover)
If you want to go beyond basic facts presentations to delve into how astronomers derive their information about the stars and planets, then this book may be for you. There are integral signs a-plenty, and Newton's dot and double dot time derivatives, without going very much beyond A-level or first year university standard physics. There is enough about spherical co-ordinate systems and transformations as to open up the possibility of creating ephemeris programs. The same applies to the dynamical equations of planetary motion. In short, for readers bored with basic facts, and some little education in maths or physics, this book can be regarded as the next step up.