Astronomy + Physics = Astrophysics

Historical Introduction
  • Albrecht Unsöld
Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)


In Chapter 1 we sought to give an introduction to classical astronomy with some historical remarks. In the same spirit we now turn to the astrophysical investigation of the Sun and stars. The latter we consider in the first place as individuals. Part III will deal with the internal constitution and evolution of stars and with stellar systems, galaxies, etc.


Solar Spectrum Stellar System Stellar Atmosphere Double Star Internal Constitution 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albrecht Unsöld
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  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical Physics and University ObservatoryKielGermany

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