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Fundamentals of Astrophysics


Stan Owocki, University of Delaware


This concise textbook, designed specifically for a one-semester course in astrophysics, introduces astrophysical concepts to undergraduate science and engineering students with a background in college-level, calculus-based physics. The text is organized into five parts covering: stellar properties; stellar structure and evolution; the interstellar medium and star/planet formation; the Milky Way and other galaxies; and cosmology. Structured around short easily digestible chapters, instructors have flexibility to adjust their course's emphasis as it suits them. Exposition drawn from the author's decade of…

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Key features

  • Designed to provide science majors with a quantitative overview of astrophysics within a one-semester elective course, something no other text is currently suitable for
  • Guides students toward quantitative understanding of astrophysical objects and concepts, without assuming prior knowledge beyond first-year calculus-based physics
  • Emphasis is focused on the fundamentals, to cover the breadth of astrophysical topics, which can otherwise be overwhelming in a short course

About the book

  • DOI
  • Subjects Astrophysics,General Astronomy,Physics and Astronomy
  • Format: Hardback
    • Publication date: 29 July 2021
    • ISBN: 9781108844390
    • Dimensions (mm): 244 x 170 mm
    • Weight: 0.72kg
    • Page extent: 304 pages
    • Availability: Available
  • Format: Paperback
    • Publication date: 29 July 2021
    • ISBN: 9781108948128
    • Dimensions (mm): 244 x 170 mm
    • Weight: 0.57kg
    • Page extent: 304 pages
    • Availability: In stock
  • Format: Digital
    • Publication date: 08 October 2021
    • ISBN: 9781108951012

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