An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics – B. Carroll, D. Ostlie – 2nd Edition

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An Introduction to Modern , Second Edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the dramatic changes and advancements in that have occurred over the past decade.

The Second Edition of this market-leading has been updated to include the latest results from relevant of astrophysics and advances in our theoretical understanding of astrophysical phenomena.

Table of Content


I. The Tools of Astronomy
1. The Celestial Sphere
2. Celestial Mechanics
3. The Continuous Spectrum of Light
4. The Theory of Special Relativity
5. The Interaction of Light and Matter
6. Telescopes

II. The Nature of Stars
7. Binary Systems and Stellar Parameters
8. The Classification of Stellar Spectra
9. Stellar Atmospheres
10. The Interiors of Stars
11. The Sun
12. The Process of Star Formation
13. Post-Main-Sequence Stellar Evolution
14. Stellar Pulsation
15. Supernovae
16. The Degenerate Remnants of Stars
17. Black Holes
18. Close Binary Star Systems

III. Planetary Systems
19. Physical Processes in the Solar System
20. The Terrestrial Planets
21. The Jovian Worlds
22. Minor Bodies of the Solar System
23. The Formation of Planetary Systems

IV. Galaxies and the Universe
24. The Milky Way Galaxy
25. The Nature of Galaxies
26. Galactic Evolution
27. The Structure of the Universe
28. Active Galaxies
29. Cosmology
30. The Early Universe

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