An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics by Bradley W. Carroll, Dale A. Ostlie

By Bradley W. Carroll, Dale A. Ostlie

An advent to trendy Astrophysics, moment variation has been completely revised to mirror the dramatic adjustments and developments in astrophysics that experience happened during the last decade. the second one variation of this market-leading e-book has been up-to-date to incorporate the most recent effects from suitable fields of astrophysics and advances in our theoretical figuring out of astrophysical phenomena. Designed for sophomore-level astrophysics for astronomy and physics majors,An advent to fashionable Astrophysics is now provided in by-product models: advent to trendy Stellar Astrophysics, moment variation and advent to trendy Galactic Astrophysics and Cosmology, moment version. The center textual content is geared for classes in stellar constitution and evolution, whereas the briefer books offer extra assurance of the sunlight approach, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, dynamics, evolution, and cosmology.

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