Principles of Astrophysics

Using Gravity and Stellar Physics to Explore the Cosmos

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-9235-1 (Print) 978-1-4614-9236-8 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi

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    Chapter

    Pages 1-17

    Introduction: Tools of the Trade

  3. Using Gravity and Motion to Measure Mass

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19

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      Chapter

      Pages 21-34

      Celestial Mechanics

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      Chapter

      Pages 35-51

      Gravitational One-Body Problem

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      Chapter

      Pages 53-78

      Gravitational Two-Body Problem

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      Chapter

      Pages 79-88

      Tidal Forces

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      Chapter

      Pages 89-98

      Gravitational Three-Body Problem

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      Chapter

      Pages 99-126

      Extended Mass Distributions: Spiral Galaxies

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      Chapter

      Pages 127-142

      N-Body Problem: Elliptical Galaxies

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      Chapter

      Pages 143-175

      Bending of Light by Gravity

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      Chapter

      Pages 177-219

      Relativity

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      Chapter

      Pages 221-239

      Cosmology: Expanding Universe

  4. Using Stellar Physics to Explore the Cosmos

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 241-241

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      Chapter

      Pages 243-261

      Planetary Atmospheres

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      Chapter

      Pages 263-283

      Planetary Temperatures

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      Chapter

      Pages 285-297

      Stellar Atmospheres

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      Chapter

      Pages 299-324

      Nuclear Fusion

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      Chapter

      Pages 325-350

      Stellar Structure and Evolution

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      Chapter

      Pages 351-364

      Stellar Remnants

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      Chapter

      Pages 365-376

      Charting the Universe with Stars

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      Chapter

      Pages 377-394

      Star and Planet Formation

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      Chapter

      Pages 395-410

      Cosmology: Early Universe

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 411-434