Fundamental Astronomy gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the various fields 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 present corrected printing of the revised and enlarged third edition of this successful textbook includes a host of new knowledge acquired in recent years. In particular the chapters on observations and on the physics of the Sun have been thoroughly revised.The diagram showing these two variables is now known as the Hertzsprunga Russell diagram (HR diagram) (Fig. 9.9). It has turned out to be an important aid in studies of stellar evolution. In view of the fact that stellar radii, luminosities and anbsp;...
|Author||:||Hannu Karttunen, Pekka Kröger, Heikki Oja, Markku Poutanen, Karl J. Donner|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-04-17|