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Solar System Astrophysics


Solar System Astrophysics

Background Science and the Inner Solar System
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

von: Eugene F. Milone, William J.F. Wilson

109,99 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 03.04.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9780387731551
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 258

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It presents equations and derivations starting from a level that permits one to see the underlying physical ideas. There is no other book that does this on the market.
The book presents an up-to-date overview on all essential topics but is concise where possible to keep it a practical resource for courses.
The book is based on extensive experience in the class room. Its contents have been field-tested for years by students.
Perceptions of the Solar System in History.- Basic Tools and Concepts.- Celestial Mechanics.- The Core of the Solar System: The Sun.- General Properties of the Terrestrial Planets.- Planetary Heat Flow and Temperatures.- Rocks and Minerals.- The Moon’s Surface, Structure, and Evolution.- Surface Science of the Terrestrial Planets.

Presents equations and derivations starting from a level that permits one to see the underlying physical ideas
There is no book on the market that does this
Presents an up-to-date overview on all essential topics but is concise where possible to keep it a practical resource for courses
Based on extensive experience in the classroom
Its contents have been field-tested by students for years

This exhaustive work covers solar system astrophysics beginning with basic tools of spherical astronomy, and celestial mechanics. The book presents equations and derivations starting from a level that permits one to see the underlying physical ideas – no other book on the market does this. Coverage includes the Earth-Moon system and the interior planets; rocks and minerals, including crystallography; atmospheres, with detailed discussions of circulation, applicable also to discussion of the gas giants. The three giant planets are discussed together, highlighting their thermal common properties. This is followed by chapters on moons and rings, comets and meteors, meteorites and asteroids, and a discussion of extrasolar planets. The material is updated to incorporate the latest discoveries of the Mars Rover and the Saturn Cassini missions.

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