Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction

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, andmomentum - 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 conceptualtreatment involving some mathematics.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable
Rezension
an enjoyably easy read, and a long way from being a stodgy textbook - I mean, what textbook would tell you the Galaxy contains 'zillions of dark-matter particles'? Andrew May, Popular Science
Portrait

James Binney, FRS, is a highly distinguished astrophysicist at Oxford University. He is head of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, and has been awarded the Maxwell Medal and the Dirac Medal of the Institute of Physics. A specialist in galactic dynamics, he is the author of three widely used graduate textbooks, including The Physics of Quantum Mechanics (OUP, 2013), co-authored with David Skinner.

… weiterlesen
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 176
Erscheinungsdatum 01.03.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-19-875285-1
Reihe Very Short Introductions
Verlag Oxford University Press
Maße (L/B/H) 172/113/12 mm
Gewicht 133
Verkaufsrang 15.654
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
7,99
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Sofort lieferbar
Versandkostenfrei
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 34688076
    Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction
    von Katherine Blundell
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    9,99
  • 42234210
    Algebra: A Very Short Introduction
    von Peter M. Higgins
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99
  • 43442968
    Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction
    von Subrata Dasgupta
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99
  • 42348263
    Sound: A Very Short Introduction
    von Mike Goldsmith
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99
  • 30086575
    A Brief History of Time
    von Stephen W. Hawking
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 19632039
    God's Philosophers
    von James Hannam
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 43939392
    Superintelligence
    von Nick Bostrom
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    9,99
  • 35675370
    Astrobiology: A Very Short Introduction
    von David C. Catling
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99
  • 45689188
    Gravity: A Very Short Introduction
    von Timothy Clifton
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99
  • 46419119
    Homo Deus
    von Yuval Noah Harari
    (1)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    9,99
  • 47056645
    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    von Neil de Grasse Tyson
    (1)
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    19,99
  • 52094445
    A Man and His Watch
    von Matthew Hranek
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    24,99
  • 44268303
    The Soul of an Octopus
    von Sy Montgomery
    (1)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99
  • 43301864
    Algorithms to Live By
    von Brian Christian
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    9,99
  • 42284322
    Thing Explainer
    von Randall Munroe
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    15,99
  • 46705512
    We Have No Idea
    von Jorge Cham
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    11,99
  • 55723892
    Thing Explainer
    von Randall Munroe
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    13,99
  • 46020291
    When Breath Becomes Air
    von Paul Kalanithi
    (1)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 45309733
    Scrappy Little Nobody
    von Anna Kendrick
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    15,99
  • 46417053
    The Gene
    von Siddhartha Mukherjee
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction - James Binney

Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction

von James Binney

Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
7,99
+
=
Eine kurze Geschichte der Zeit - Stephen W. Hawking

Eine kurze Geschichte der Zeit

von Stephen W. Hawking

(6)
Buch (Taschenbuch)
9,99
+
=

für

17,98

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen