The New Cosmos

An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • Albrecht Unsöld
  • Bodo Baschek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XIV
  2. Introduction

    1. Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek
      Pages 1-3
  3. Classical Astronomy and the Solar System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-9
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      Pages 10-45
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      Pages 46-95
  4. Radiation, Instruments, and Observational Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-100
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      Pages 101-122
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      Pages 123-160
  5. The Sun and Stars: The Astrophysics of Individual Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-166
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      Pages 167-194
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      Pages 195-271
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      Pages 272-310
  6. Stellar Systems. Cosmology and Cosmogony

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-317
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      Pages 318-327
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      Pages 328-376
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      Pages 494-515
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 517-565

About this book

Introduction

This new edition of the classic textbook The New Cosmos presents a comprehensive introductory survey of the whole field of astronomy and astrophysics.
Among the topics covered are:
- Classical astronomy and the Solar System
- Instruments and observational methods
- The Sun and the stars
- The Milky Way and other galaxies
- Cosmology
- The origin of the Solar System

- The evolution of the Earth and of life
The observational methods and results of astronomical research as well as their theoretical foundations and interrelations are presented in an understandable format. The rapid progress of observational techniques and of theoretical understanding in the past decade are introduced and summarized in this timely and readable volume.

This revised and extended new printing demonstrates the rapid advances in astronomical research and observation in the three years since the appearance of the 5th edition. The most important new results can be found within, providing in particular up-to-date information on our solar system, neutrino radiation from the Sun, the farthest galaxies and quasars and the development of the Universe.

Keywords

Cosmology Universe astronomy astrophysics stars

Authors and affiliations

  • Albrecht Unsöld
    • 1
  • Bodo Baschek
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische AstrophysikUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-04356-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08746-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04356-1
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