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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