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Fundamentals of Astronomy

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Fundamentals of Astronomy

Fundamentals of Astronomy

This book covers the following topics: Coordinates, Seasons, Eclipses, Orbital motions, gravity, Celestial mechanics, space missions, Electromagnetic Radiation, Global properties of planets, Matter in thermodynamic equilibrium, Terrestrial planets, Gas giant planets, Pluto, Small bodies in the Solar System, Telescopes and Detectors for UV, Visible, and Infrared Radiation, Telescopes and Detector for X-ray and radio radiation, Stellar Structure and Energy Production, Introduction to the Milky Way, Star Clusters, Extra-solar planets, formation of planetary systems, life in the Universe, Structure and Dynamics of the Milky Way, Distances to galaxies, properties of normal galaxies, Galaxy clusters, large scale structure, galaxy evolution, Models of the Universe, cosmic background radiation, Evolution of the Universe, Inflation.

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