By Dan Maoz
Winner of the yankee Astronomical Society's Chambliss Award, Astrophysics in a Nutshell has develop into the textual content of selection in astrophysics classes for technology majors at best universities in North the USA and past. during this multiplied and completely up to date moment variation, the ebook will get even larger, with a brand new bankruptcy on extrasolar planets; a enormously accelerated bankruptcy at the interstellar medium; absolutely up-to-date proof and figures on all topics, from the saw houses of white dwarfs to the most recent effects from precision cosmology; and extra instructive challenge units. all through, the textual content gains an analogous centred, concise type and emphasis on physics instinct that experience made the publication a favourite of scholars and teachers.
Written via Dan Maoz, a number one lively researcher, and designed for complicated undergraduate technology majors, Astrophysics in a Nutshell is a short yet thorough advent to the observational info and theoretical ideas underlying sleek astronomy. Generously illustrated, it covers the necessities of contemporary astrophysics, emphasizing the typical actual rules that govern astronomical phenomena, and the interaction among idea and statement, whereas additionally introducing matters on the vanguard of recent study, together with black holes, darkish subject, darkish power, and gravitational lensing.
In addition to serving as a direction textbook, Astrophysics in a Nutshell is a perfect overview for a qualifying examination and a convenient reference for lecturers and researchers.
- The so much concise and present astrophysics textbook for technology majors—now increased and completely up to date with the most recent examine results
- Contains a vast and well-balanced number of conventional and present topics
- Uses basic, brief, and transparent derivations of actual results
- Trains scholars within the crucial abilities of order-of-magnitude analysis
- Features a brand new bankruptcy on extrasolar planets, together with discovery techniques
- Includes new and extended sections and difficulties at the physics of shocks, supernova remnants, cosmic-ray acceleration, white dwarf houses, baryon acoustic oscillations, and more
- Contains instructive challenge units on the finish of every chapter
- Solutions handbook (available in basic terms to professors)
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