Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (English Edition) por James Binney

Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (English Edition) por James Binney

December 13, 2019

Titulo del libro : Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (English Edition)
Fecha de lanzamiento : March 24, 2016
Autor : James Binney
Número de páginas : 176
Editor : OUP Oxford

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James Binney con Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (English Edition)

Astrophysics is the physics of the stars, and more widely the physics of the Universe. It enables us to understand the structure and evolution of planetary systems, stars, galaxies, interstellar gas, and the cosmos as a whole.

In this Very Short Introduction, the leading astrophysicist James Binney shows how the field of astrophysics has expanded rapidly in the past century, with vast quantities of data gathered by telescopes exploiting all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, combined with the rapid advance of computing power, which has allowed increasingly effective mathematical modelling. He illustrates how the application of fundamental principles of physics - the consideration of energy and mass, and
momentum - and the two pillars of relativity and quantum mechanics, has provided insights into phenomena ranging from rapidly spinning millisecond pulsars to the collision of giant spiral galaxies. This is a clear, rigorous introduction to astrophysics for those keen to cut their teeth on a conceptual
treatment involving some mathematics.


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