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An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics

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I. The Tools of Astronomy 1. The Celestial Sphere2. Celestial Mechanics3. The Continuous Spectrum of Light 4. The Theory of Special Relativity5. The Interaction of Light and Matter6. Telescopes II. The Nature of Stars7. Binary Systems and Stellar Parameters 8. The Classification of Stellar Spectra9. Stellar Atmospheres10. The Interiors of Stars11. The Sun12. The Process of Star Formation13. Post-Main-Sequence Stellar Evolution14. Stellar Pulsation15. Supernovae16. The Degenerate Remnants of Stars17. Black Holes18. Close Binary Star Systems III. Planetary Systems 19. Physical Processes in the Solar System20. The Terrestrial Planets21. The Jovian Worlds22. Minor Bodies of the Solar System 23. The Formation of Planetary Systems IV. Galaxies and the Universe 24. The Milky Way Galaxy25. The Nature of Galaxies26. Galactic Evolution27. The Structure of the Universe28. Active Galaxies29. Cosmology30. The Early Universe Appendixes A. Astronomical and Physical Constants B. Unit Conversions Between SI and cgsC. Solar System DataD. The ConstellationsE. The Brightest StarsF. The Nearest StarsG. Stellar DataH. The Messier CatalogI. Constants, A Constants Module for Fortran 95 (Available as a C++ header file)J. Orbits, A Planetary Orbit Code (Available as Fortran 95 and C++ command line versions, and Windows GUI)K. TwoStars, A Binary Star Code (Generates synthetic light and radial velocity curves; available as Fortran 95 and C++ command line versions, and Windows GUI)L. StatStar, A Stellar Structure Code (Available as Fortran 95 and C++ command line versions, and Windows GUI)M. StatStar, Stellar ModelsN. Galaxy, A Tidal Interaction Code (Available as Java)O. WMAP Data

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