Buy Fundamental Astronomy on ✓ FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders. Fundamental Astronomy (–) is an astronomy textbook by Finnish author Hannu Karttunen of University of Turku; Pekka Kröger and Heikki Oja of. Results 1 – 24 of 24 Fundamental Astronomy by Karttunen H. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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The long chapter on the solar system has been split into two parts: Heikki Oja is a Finnish astronomer and associate professor at the University of Helsinki, as well as the former director of the Almanac Office.

Fundamental Astronomy

Looking for beautiful books? The Best Books of Back cover copy Now in its sixth edition this successful undergraduate textbook gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the topics of classical and modern astronomy. Description Fundamental Astronomy is a well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to classical and modern astronomy. It has been extensively modernized and extended in the parts dealing with extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. Product details Format Karttunnen pages Dimensions x x In this new edition they have been further revised to include more recent results.

The chapters on galactic and extragalactic astronomy as well as cosmology were extensively modernized in the previous sstronomy. This is the fifth edition of the successful undergraduate textbook and reference work. Karttunen has also produced a radio lecture series on astronomy. Table of contents 1. I highly recommend this book for class use We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.


Fundamental astronomy

Besides astronomical articles Dr. Book ratings by Goodreads. He has received several awards for his outreach activities. Karttunen has published astronomy textbooks and teaching material as well as articles for anthologies and encyclopedias.

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In response to the fact that astronomy has evolved enormously over the last few years, only a few chapters of this book have been left unmodified. He is an associate professor at Turku University and works at Tuorla Observatory. I feel like it is as good a book as far as the basics of theory and observational astrophysics are concerned.

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Oja has written dozens of non-technical non-fiction books and appeared frequently on the radio to talk about astronomy and space research. The text covers all planetary science, astrophysics, and cosmology.

Everything is explained clearly and where possible there are helpful diagrams, figures and photos that are there exactly when you need them. There are other aids to the reader: The wide range of expertise gives the book an authority that would be almost impossible for a single-author text The contributing authors astronomers and geodesists employ mathematics, especially calculus, extensively throughout the work.

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Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty and professionals. Astronomy Stone Age to the mission to the moon, and, in, the Finnish News Writers Association Tietopoelloe Award for his writings and books for children and young people.

While emphasizing both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles, the text provides a sound basis for more profound studies in the astronomical sciences. Binary Stars and Stellar Masses.

You will also find augmented sections on the solar system and extrasolar planets as well as a new chapter on astrobiology. The Solar System Part I. For their benefit the introductory chapter has been extended to give a brief summary of the different types of celestial objects. Something that I also enjoyed a lot, was the extensive set of dundamental. From reviews of earlier editions: Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive?

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of A new chapter on exoplanets has been added to the end of the book next to the chapter on astrobiology. Long considered a standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference work for dedicated amateur astronomers. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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