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My principal aim in writing this book was to present a wide range of astrophysical topics in sufficient depth to give the reader a general quantitative understanding of the subject. The book outlines cosmic events but does not portray them in detail-it provides aseries of astrophysical sketches. I think this approach befits the present uncertainties and changing views in astrophysics.
The material is based on notes I prepared for a course aimed at seniors and beginning graduate students in physics and astronomy at Cornell. This course defined the level at which the book is written.
Astrophysical Concepts by Martin Harwit
For readers who are versed in physics but are unfamiliar with astronomical terminology, Appendix A is included. It gives a brief background of astronomical concepts and should be read before starting the main text. The first few chapters outline the scope of modern astrophysics and deal with elementary problems concerning the size and mass of cosmic objects. Rating details.
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A nice introductory to going into details but undergraduates can follow easily and may be interested when they face to 3 chapters about Thermodynamics, Electromagnetism and Quantum Mechanics, which you can not find in many maybe any text books at least as i reviewed numbers of books in this area. You can find many area of research fields such as radio, Gamma and so on in a little more details than many introductory books.
It covers the basic astrophysical concepts and the math behind them with rigor.
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