The Resource Essential Astrophysics, by Kenneth R. Lang, (electronic resource)

Essential Astrophysics, by Kenneth R. Lang, (electronic resource)

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Essential Astrophysics
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Essential Astrophysics
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by Kenneth R. Lang
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eng
Summary
Essential Astrophysics is a book to learn or teach from, as well as a fundamental reference volume for anyone interested in astronomy and astrophysics. It presents astrophysics from basic principles without requiring any previous study of astronomy or astrophysics. It serves as a comprehensive introductory text, which takes the student through the field of astrophysics in lecture-sized chapters of basic physical principles applied to the cosmos. This one-semester overview will be enjoyed by undergraduate students with an interest in the physical sciences, such as astronomy, chemistry, engineering or physics, as well as by any curious student interested in learning about our celestial science. The mathematics required for understanding the text is on the level of simple algebra, for that is all that is needed to describe the fundamental principles. The text is of sufficient breadth and depth to prepare the interested student for more advanced specialized courses in the future. Astronomical examples are provided throughout the text, to reinforce the basic concepts and physics, and to demonstrate the use of the relevant formulae. In this way, the student learns to apply the fundamental equations and principles to cosmic objects and situations. All of the examples are solved with the rough accuracy needed to portray the basic result. Astronomical and physical constants and units as well as the most fundamental equations can be found in the appendix. Essential Astrophysics goes beyond the typical textbook by including references to the seminal papers in the field, with further reference to recent applications, results, or specialized literature. There are fifty set-aside focus elements that enhance and augment the discussion with fascinating details. They include the intriguing historical development of particular topics and provide further astrophysics equations or equations for other topics. Kenneth Lang is a world-renowned author on astrophysics. His books for professional astrophysicists as well as for students and the interested layman are highly acclaimed
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Lang, Kenneth R
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0
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QB460-466
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non fiction
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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics,
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  • Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Astrobiology
  • Physics
  • Astrophysics and Astroparticles
  • Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
  • Astrobiology
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Essential Astrophysics, by Kenneth R. Lang, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
List of focus elements -- List of tables -- Preface -- 1. Observing the Universe -- 2. Radiation -- 3. Gravity -- 4. Cosmic Motion -- 5. Moving Particles -- 6. Detecting Atoms in Stars -- 7. Transmutation of Elements -- 8. What Makes the Sun Shine? -- 9. The Extended Solar Atmosphere -- 10. The Sun Amongst the Stars -- 11. The Material Between the Stars -- 12. Formation of the Stars and their Planets -- 13 Stellar End States -- 14 A Larger, Expanding Universe -- 15 Origin, Evolution, and Destiny of the Observable Universe -- Appendix I Constants -- Appendix II Units -- Appendix III Fundamental Equations -- Author index -- Subject index
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unknown
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XXI, 635 p. 148 illus., 26 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783642359637
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-642-35963-7
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-642-35963-7
Label
Essential Astrophysics, by Kenneth R. Lang, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of focus elements -- List of tables -- Preface -- 1. Observing the Universe -- 2. Radiation -- 3. Gravity -- 4. Cosmic Motion -- 5. Moving Particles -- 6. Detecting Atoms in Stars -- 7. Transmutation of Elements -- 8. What Makes the Sun Shine? -- 9. The Extended Solar Atmosphere -- 10. The Sun Amongst the Stars -- 11. The Material Between the Stars -- 12. Formation of the Stars and their Planets -- 13 Stellar End States -- 14 A Larger, Expanding Universe -- 15 Origin, Evolution, and Destiny of the Observable Universe -- Appendix I Constants -- Appendix II Units -- Appendix III Fundamental Equations -- Author index -- Subject index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XXI, 635 p. 148 illus., 26 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783642359637
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-35963-7
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-642-35963-7

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