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An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics
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An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics, Second Edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the dramatic changes and advancements in astrophysics that have occurred over the past decade. The Second Edition of this market-leading book has been updated to include the latest results from relevant fields of astrophysics and advances in our theoretical understanding of astrophysical phenomena. The Tools of Astronomy: The Celestial Sphere, Celestial Mechanics, The Continuous Spectrum of Light, The Theory of Special Relativity, The Interaction of Light and Matter, Telescopes; The Nature of Stars: Binary Systems and Stellar Parameters, The Classification of Stellar Spectra, Stellar Atmospheres, The Interiors of Stars, The Sun, The Process of Star Formation, Post-Main-Sequence Stellar Evolution, Stellar Pulsation, Supernovae, The Degenerate Remnants of Stars, Black Holes, Close Binary Star Systems; Planetary Systems: Physical Processes in the Solar System, The Terrestrial Planets, The Jovian Worlds, Minor Bodies of the Solar System, The Formation of Planetary Systems; Galaxies and the Universe: The Milky Way Galaxy, The Nature of Galaxies, Galactic Evolution, The Structure of the Universe, Active Galaxies, Cosmology, The Early Universe; Astronomical and Physical Constants, Unit Conversions Between SI and cgs, Solar System Data, The Constellations, The Brightest Stars, The Nearest Stars, Stellar Data, The Messier Catalog, Constants, A Constants Module for Fortran 95 (Available as a C++ header file), Orbits, A Planetary Orbit Code (Available as Fortran 95 and C++ command line versions, and Windows GUI), TwoStars, A Binary Star Code (Generates synthetic light and radial velocity curves; available as Fortran 95 and C++ command line versions, and Windows GUI), StatStar, A Stellar Structure Code (Available as Fortran 95 and C++ command line versions, and Windows GUI), StatStar, Stellar Models, Galaxy, A Tidal Interaction Code (Available as Java), WMAP Data. For all readers interested in moden 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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