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Astrophysics is Easy! An Introduction for the Amateur Astronomer

  • Mike Inglis

Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Mike Inglis
    Pages 1-44
  3. Mike Inglis
    Pages 45-62
  4. Mike Inglis
    Pages 63-156
  5. Mike Inglis
    Pages 157-189
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 191-204

About this book

Introduction

With some justification, many amateur astronomers believe astrophysics is a very difficult subject, requiring at least degree-level mathematics to understand it properly.

This isn’t necessarily the case. Mike Inglis' quantitative approach to the subject explains all aspects of astrophysics in simple terms and cuts through the incomprehensible mathematics with which this fascinating subject is all too often associated.

Astrophysics is Easy! begins by looking at the H-R diagram and other basic tools of astrophysics, then ranges across the universe, from a first look at the interstellar medium and nebulae, through the birth, evolution and death of stars, to the physics of galaxies and clusters of galaxies.

A unique feature of this book is the way that Dr. Inglis lists example objects for practical observation at every stage, so that practical astronomers can go and look at the object or objects under discussion – using only easily-available commercial amateur equipment.

Keywords

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Authors and affiliations

  • Mike Inglis
    • 1
  1. 1.Fras SunyTroy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-736-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-890-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-736-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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