Fundamental Astronomy 6th Edition Pdf is written by Hannu Karttunen, Pekka Kröger, Heikki Oja, Markku Poutanen, Karl Johan Donner (eds.) that you can download for free. Now in its sixth edition this successful undergraduate textbook gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the topics of classical and modern astronomy. While emphasizing both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles, the text provides a sound basis for more profound studies in the astronomical sciences. The chapters on galactic and extragalactic astronomy as well as cosmology were extensively modernized in the previous edition. In this new edition they have been further revised to include more recent results.
The long chapter on the solar system has been split into two parts: the first one deals with the general properties, and the other one describes individual objects. A new chapter on exoplanets. In response to the fact that astronomy has evolved enormously over the last few years, only a few chapters of this book have been left unmodified.Long considered a standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference and entree for dedicated amateur astronomers. For their benefit the introductory chapter has been extended to give a brief summary of the different types of celestial objects.From reviews of earlier editions:”… The wide range of expertise gives the book an authority that would be almost impossible for a single-author text … There are other aids to the reader: worked examples … starred sections in small print take the inquisitive reader beyond the general level of the book.” (Nature) “… Unique among available texts and has so much to offer … No one involved in astronomy teaching will want to be without a copy.” (The Physics Teacher) “Gives a solid foundation to the basic ideas of astronomy in a clear and accessible fashion … Fundamental ideas are developed clearly and applied to real problems, and solutions are worked out
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