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The New Cosmos

An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • Revised classical text, modern discoveries and methods,newest results of space resarch,topical standard work for the next years

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages N2-XIV
  2. Introduction

    1. Introduction

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-9
    2. Classical Astronomy

      • Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek
      Pages 10-45
    3. The Physical Structure of the Objects in the Solar System

      • Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek
      Pages 46-95
  4. Radiation, Instruments, and Observational Techniques

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-100
    2. Radiation and Matter

      • Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek
      Pages 101-122
    3. Astronomical and Astrophysical Instruments

      • Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek
      Pages 123-160
  5. The Sun and Stars: The Astrophysics of Individual Stars

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 161-166
    2. The Distances and Fundamental Properties of the Stars

      • Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek
      Pages 167-194
    3. The Spectra and Atmospheres of Stars

      • Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek
      Pages 195-271
    4. The Structure and Evolution of Stars

      • Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek
      Pages 272-310
  6. Stellar Systems. Cosmology and Cosmogony

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 311-317
    2. Star Clusters

      • Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek
      Pages 318-327
    3. Interstellar Matter and Star Formation

      • Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek
      Pages 328-376
    4. The Structure and Dynamics of the Milky Way Galaxy

      • Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek
      Pages 377-401
    5. Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies

      • Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek
      Pages 402-467
    6. Cosmology: the Cosmos as a Whole

      • Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek
      Pages 468-493
    7. The Cosmogony of the Solar System

      • Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek
      Pages 494-515
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 517-565

About this book

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

Reviews

From the reviews of the fifth edition:

"... The library copies of the earlier editions are well thumbed, which is a good indication of how often they are referenced. I have no doubt that this new edition will prove as popular."
(Journal of the British Astronomical Association)

"The present volume remains, I believe, a valuable contribution to astronomy education, particularly because of its enormous breadth at a level of detail not really found elsewhere. For many an undergraduate course it should provide an ideal text, while for a wide range of other situations … it will provide an excellent companion; even among the professional community, it will be a handy reference … . It is nicely produced and at a very reasonable price." (David Stickland, The Observatory, Vol. 122 (1167), 2002)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik, Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

    Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The New Cosmos

  • Book Subtitle: An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • Authors: Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-04356-1

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-540-67877-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-08746-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-662-04356-1

  • Edition Number: 5

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 562

  • Number of Illustrations: 252 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour

  • Additional Information: Originally published in the series: Heidelberg Science Library

  • Topics: Astronomy, Cosmology and Space Sciences, Geophysics

Buying options

eBook USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-662-04356-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 74.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)