Introduction to Physical Astronomy
by Kenneth R. Koehler
Publisher: University of Cincinnati 2010
Table of Contents: Preface; Some History; Distance vs. Direction; Electromagnetic Waves; Astronomical Observation; Image Processing; Spectra; The Solar System; Motion in the Solar System; Solar System Dynamics; The Sun; Stellar Populations; Elementary Particles; Nuclear Reactions; Stellar Evolution; Spacetime; Black Holes; Galaxies; Expansion of the Universe; Dark Matter; Cosmology; Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation; Extraterrestrial Life.
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