An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics

An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics Review

This exciting new text opens the entire field of modern astrophysics to the reader by using only the basic tools of physics. Designed for the junior- level astrophysics course, each topic is approached in the context of the major unresolved questions in astrophysics. The core chapters have been designed for a course in stellar structure and evolution, while the extended chapters provide additional coverage of the solar system, galactic structure, dynamics, evolution, and cosmology. * Two versions of this text are available: An Introduction to Modern Stellar Astrophysics, (Chapters 1-17), and An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics, (Chapters 1-28). * Computer programs included with the text allow students to explore the physics of stars and galaxies. * In designing a curriculum, instructors can combine core and extended chapters with the optional advanced sections so as to meet their individual goals. * Up-to-date coverage of current astrophysical discoveries are included. * This text emphasizes computational physics, including computer problems and on-line programs. * This text also includes a selection of over 500 problems. For additional information and computer codes to be used

Title:An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics
Edition Language:English

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  • Martina

    For an introduction, Carroll & Ostlie's book is very fine. It's suitable for beginners, both in astrophysics and physics in general. The first few chapters deal entirely with topics that are (or at le...

  • John Mcjohnnyman

    This book is incredibly ambitious. It strives to teach you just about the entirety of Modern Astrophysics in one comprehensive text. Any further pursuits would simply be delving into more detail of on...

  • Jefferson

    The standard, a/k/a "the big orange book". New 2nd edition (2007) -- I was told about 80% that what every professional astronomer knows (from meteoritics to cosmology) is included in this work (the ot...

  • Nathaniel Mathews

    This is a thick book, and I was skeptical when I began reading it that the book would hold up in an internet age. When you can look up the weight of the moon on wolfram|alpha, what use is a textbook o...

  • C. Marcos

    Designed for advanced undergraduates/graduates, this is the reference textbook in many Astronomy/Astrophysics programs across the US where it is called BOB (Big Orange Book). It is also useful as a re...

  • Roger Freedman

    Clearly the best introduction to astrophysics at the upper-division undergraduate level....

  • lisa finlinson

    I have had a unique experience with this book: I have taken the class from the author. I like how this book works. I like the math in it....

  • Heather

    First year text that I referred to continuously through my studies and observations/data analysis thereafter. Great book!!! ...

  • Durand D'souza

    Has the perfect amount of detail for studying astrophysics at uni, and then some. Really interesting!...

  • Corinna

    Astrophysics without color pictures? That sucks. Plus it's like 1300 pages....