Fundamental Astronomy H. Karttunen P. Oja M. Poutanen K. Donner Eds.
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Fundamental Astronomy H. Karttunen P. Oja M. Poutanen K. Donner Eds. Geodesy and Geodynamics, Geodeetinrinne 2, Masala, Finland e-mail: markku. The photograph was taken with the 8. Duplication of this publication or parts thereof is permitted only under the provisions of the German Copyright Law of September 9, , in its current version, and permission for use must always be obtained from Springer-Verlag.
Violations are liable for prosecution under the German Copyright Law. Cosmology has especially changed very rapidly from speculations to an exact empirical science and this process was happening when we were working with the previous edition. Therefore it is understand- able that many readers wanted us to expand the chapters on extragalactic and cosmological matters. We hope that the current edition is more in this direction. There are also many revisions and addi- tions to the chapters on the Milky Way, galaxies, and cosmology.
In addition, several other chapters contain smaller revisions and many of the previous images have been replaced with newer ones. The lack of a good handbook for amateurs has become a problem lately, as more and more people are buying personal computers and need exact, but comprehensible, mathematical formalism for their programs. The reader of this book is assumed to have only a standard high- school knowledge of mathematics and physics as they are taught in Finland ; everythingmore advanced is usu- ally derived step by step from simple basic principles.
The mathematical background needed includes plane trigonometry, basic differential and integral calculus, and only in the chapter dealing with celestial mechan- ics some vector calculus. This book has evolved in the course of many years and through the work of several authors and editors.
Finally, the resulting, somewhat inhomogeneous, material was made consistent by the editors. The English text was written by the editors, who translated parts of the original Finnish text, and rewrote other parts, updating the text and correcting errors found in the original edition. The parts of text set in smaller print are less important material that may still be of interest to the reader. A part of the translation was read and corrected by Brian Skiff.
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Fundamental Astronomy 5th ed H. Karttunen
It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. Editors: Karttunen , H. Now in its sixth edition, this successful undergraduate textbook gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the topics of classical and modern astronomy.
It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. Editors: Karttunen , H. Fundamental Astronomy gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the topics of classical and modern astronomy. 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. The fifth edition of this successful undergraduate textbook has been extensively modernized and extended in the parts dealing with the Milky Way, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology as well as with extrasolar planets and the solar system as a consequence of recent results from satellite missions and the new definition by the International Astronomical Union of planets, dwarf planets and small solar-system bodies.
Fundamental Astronomy by Karttunen H