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Astronomy: A Physical Perspective
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0521529271, Paperback)This revised and updated comprehensive introduction to astronomical objects and phenomena applies basic physical principles to a variety of situations. Students learn how to relate everyday physics to the astronomical world with the help of useful equations, chapter summaries, worked examples and end-of-chapter problem sets. It will be suitable for undergraduate students taking a first course in astronomy, and assumes a basic knowledge of physics with calculus.
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This fully revised & updated edition is a comprehensive introduction to astronomical objects & phenomena. Starting with the simplest objects the text contains explanations of how & why astronomical phenomena occur & how astronomers collect & intepret information about stars, galaxies & the solar system.
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