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Introduction to Astronomy and Cosmology


Combining both the theory behind astronomy with the very latest developments, Introduction to Astronomy and Cosmology is an accessible and carefully structured introduction to this dynamic subject. Taking a carefully developed scientific approach, every major concept is accompanied by a worked example and numerous problems, ranging from simple to more stretching. Beautifully illustrated in full color throughout and accompanied by a supplementary website and end of chapter problems, this textbook will help elucidate the popular topic for physics and astronomy undergraduate science students taking a first course in astronomy.

From the contents
Chapter 1. Astronomy, an Observational Science.
Chapter 2. Our Solar System 1 - The Sun.
Chapter 3. Our Solar System 2 - The Planets.
Chapter 4. Extra-solar Planets.
Chapter 5. Observing the Universe.
Chapter 6. The Properties of Stars.
Chapter 7. Stellar Evolution - The Life and Death of Stars.
Chapter 8. Galaxies and the Large Scale Structure of the Universe.
Chapter 9. Cosmology - the Origin and Evolution of the Universe.

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