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Binary Stars and Stellar Masses. I feel like it is as good a book as far as the basics of theory and observational astrophysics are concerned.

I highly recommend this book for class use The text covers all planetary science, astrophysics, and cosmology. Something that I also enjoyed a lot, was the extensive set of tables.

For their benefit the introductory chapter has astroonmy extended to give a brief summary of the different types of celestial objects.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. He has received several awards for his outreach activities.

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. Heikki Oja is a Finnish astronomer and associate professor at the University of Helsinki, as well as the former director of the Almanac Office. Description Fundamental Astronomy is a well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to classical and modern astronomy.

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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. There are other aids to the reader: A new chapter on exoplanets has been added to the end of the book next to the chapter on astrobiology. The Best Books of Oja has written dozens of non-technical non-fiction books and appeared frequently on the radio to talk about astronomy and space research.

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Back cover copy Now in its sixth edition this successful undergraduate textbook gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the topics of classical and modern astronomy.

Karttunen has published astronomy textbooks and teaching material as well as articles for anthologies rundamental encyclopedias. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Photometric Concepts and Magnitudes. The long chapter on the solar system has been split into two parts: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Looking for beautiful books? 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. Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty and professionals. Long considered karttune standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference work for dedicated amateur astronomers.


In this new edition they have been further revised to include more recent results.

Fundamental Astronomy

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of This is the fifth edition of the successful undergraduate textbook and reference work. You will also find augmented sections on the solar system and extrasolar planets as well as a new chapter on astrobiology.

He is an associate professor at Turku University and works at Tuorla Observatory. Karttunen has also astronom a radio lecture series on astronomy.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The chapters on galactic and extragalactic astronomy as well as cosmology were extensively modernized in the previous edition.

Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Everything is explained clearly and where possible there are helpful diagrams, figures and photos that are there exactly when you need them.

The contributing authors astronomers and geodesists employ mathematics, especially calculus, extensively throughout the work.