Fundamental Astronomy

  • Hannu Karttunen
  • Pekka Kröger
  • Heikki Oja
  • Markku Poutanen
  • Karl Johan Donner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Pages 1-9
  3. Pages 11-45
  4. Pages 95-112
  5. Pages 113-130
  6. Pages 131-205
  7. Pages 207-219
  8. Pages 229-242
  9. Pages 243-261
  10. Pages 263-277
  11. Pages 279-290
  12. Pages 291-305
  13. Pages 307-338
  14. Pages 347-366
  15. Pages 367-391
  16. Pages 393-414

About this book

Introduction

Fundamental Astronomy gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the topics of classical and modern astronomy. While emphasizing both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles, the text provides a sound basis for more profound studies in the astronomical sciences.
The fifth edition of this successful undergraduate textbook has been extensively modernized and extended in the parts dealing with the Milky Way, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology as well as with extrasolar planets and the solar system (as a consequence of recent results from satellite missions and the new definition by the International Astronomical Union of planets, dwarf planets and small solar-system bodies). Furthermore a new chapter on astrobiology has been added.
Long considered a standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference and entrée for dedicated amateur astronomers.

Keywords

Astronomy Galaxy Star astrobiology astrophysics cosmology planet satellite solar system stars and stellar systems stellar

Editors and affiliations

  • Hannu Karttunen
    • 1
  • Pekka Kröger
    • 2
  • Heikki Oja
    • 3
  • Markku Poutanen
    • 4
  • Karl Johan Donner
    • 3
  1. 1.Tuorla ObservatoryUniversity of TurkuPiikkiöFinland
  2. 2.HelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.ObservatoryUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  4. 4.Dept. Geodesy and GeodynamicsFinnish Geodetic InstituteMasalaFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-34144-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-34143-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-34144-4
  • About this book