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Observational Astrophysics






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Publisher:  Cambridge University Press
Summary: Combining a critical account of observational methods (telescopes and instrumentation) with a lucid description of the Universe, including stars, galaxies and cosmology, Smith provides a comprehensive introduction to the whole of modern astrophysics beyond the solar system. The first half describes the techniques used by astronomers to observe the Universe: optical telescopes and instruments are discussed in detail, ...but observations at all wavelengths are covered, from radio to gamma-rays. After a short interlude describing the appearance of the sky at all wavelengths, the role of positional astronomy is highlighted. In the second half, a clear description is given of the contents of the Universe, including accounts of stellar evolution and cosmological models. Fully illustrated throughout, with exercises given in each chapter, this textbook provides a thorough introduction to astrophysics for all physics undergraduates, and a valuable background for physics graduates turning to research in astronomy.

Smith, Robert C. is the author of Observational Astrophysics, published 1995 under ISBN 9780521278348 and 0521278341. Two hundred four Observational Astrophysics textbooks are available for sale on ValoreBooks.com, fifty four used from the cheapest price of $9.40, or buy new starting at $69.99.
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Observational Astrophysics

ISBN-13: 9780521278348

ISBN: 0521278341

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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