Elements of Astrophysics
by Nick Kaiser
Publisher: University of Hawaii 2002
Number of pages: 435
These are the notes that have grown out of an introductory graduate course the author have given for the past few years at the IfA. They are meant to be a 'primer' for students embarking on a Ph.D. in astronomy. The level is somewhat shallower than standard textbook courses, but quite a broad range of material is covered.
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by Michael Perryman - arXiv
The history of astrometry, the branch of astronomy dealing with the positions of celestial objects, is a lengthy chronicle, having its origins in earliest records of astronomical observations, and extending to the high accuracy observations today.
by Kenneth R. Koehler - University of Cincinnati
Table of contents: Distance vs. Direction; Electromagnetic Waves; Astronomical Observation; The Solar System; The Sun; Stellar Populations; Elementary Particles; Nuclear Reactions; Stellar Evolution; Spacetime; Black Holes; Galaxies; etc.
by Arthur Berry - John Murray
The author gives an outline of the history of astronomy from the earliest historical times to the nineteenth century, and presents it in a form which is intelligible to a reader who has no special knowledge of either astronomy or mathematics.
by John Favill - Cornell Maritime Press
Astronomy, time, the astronomical triangle, trigonometry and reliable procedures for position finding are explained. The Primer takes into account all the stumbling blocks, and moves progressively from the simple fundamentals to the complex problems.