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Lectures on astrophysics. (English) Zbl 1429.85001
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (ISBN 978-1-108-41507-1/hbk; 978-1-108-22744-5/ebook). xiv, 214 p. (2020).
Publisher’s description: Lectures on Astrophysics provides an account of classic and contemporary aspects of astrophysics, with an emphasis on analytic calculations and physical understanding. It introduces fundamental topics in astrophysics, including the properties of single and binary stars, the phenomena associated with interstellar matter, and the structure of galaxies. Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg combines exceptional physical insight with his gift for clear exposition to cover exciting recent developments and new results. Emphasizing theoretical results, and explaining their derivation and application, this book provides an invaluable resource for physics and astronomy students and researchers.
Written by Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg, recipient of the National Medal of Science and member of the Royal Society and National Academy of Sciences
Fully updated with recent developments, especially concerned with the beginnings of gravitational wave astronomy
Provides derivations of all the formulas used, to enable students to gain a deeper understanding of the rationale of astrophysical formulas
MSC:
85-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to astronomy and astrophysics
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