Galaxies in the Universe An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0521597404

ISBN-13: 9780521597401

Edition: 2000

Authors: L. S. Sparke, John S. Gallagher

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This textbook provides a comprehensive and lucid modern introduction to galaxies for advanced undergraduate students in astronomy and physics. Basic astrophysics, multiwavelength observations and theoretical concepts are carefully combined to develop a thorough and integrated understanding. All the necessary background astronomy is included and mathematics has been kept to the minimum required to enable the student to grasp the essence of a calculation, or the basis for a method. Techniques for observation and measurement are clearly explained, with a critical review of their limits and accuracy. Exciting topics such as gravitational lensing, dark matter and galactic collisions and mergers are also covered. The clear and friendly style of the text, thorough coverage of fundamentals, extensive use of up-to-date observations, and helpful problems make this an ideal introduction to galaxies and an excellent preparation for more advanced texts and the research literature.
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/21/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Linda Sparke is a Professor of Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

John Gallagher is the W. W. Morgan Professor of Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin and is Editor of the Astronomical Journal.

Introduction
Mapping our Milky Way
The orbits of the stars
Our backyard: the Local Group
Spiral and SO galaxies
Elliptical galaxies
Galaxy groups and clusters
Large-scale distribution of galaxies
Active galactic nuclei and the early history of galaxies
Appendices
Index
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