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    DescriptionThe study of astronomy offers an unlimited opportunity for us to gain a deeper understanding of our planet, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the known Universe. Using the plain-language approach that has proven highly popular in Fleisch's other Student's Guides, this book is ideal for non-science majors taking introductory astronomy courses. The authors address topics that students find most troublesome, on subjects ranging from stars and light to gravity and black holes. Dozens of fully worked examples and over 150 exercises and homework problems help readers get to grips with the concepts in each chapter. An accompanying website features a host of supporting materials, including interactive solutions for every exercise and problem in the text and a series of video podcasts in which the authors explain the important concepts of every section of the book.


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    Title
    A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Fleisch, By (author) Julia Kregenow
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 205
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 360 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781107610217
    ISBN 10: 1107610214
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: P
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: PGK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26480
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: PGC
    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000
    Libri: ASTR6000, MATH3646
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 520.151
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 520.151
    DC22: 520.1/51
    LC classification: QB51.3.M38 F54 2013
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: PGC
    Illustrations note
    67 b/w illus. 154 exercises
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    28 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Daniel Fleisch is a Professor in the Department of Physics at Wittenberg University, where he specializes in electromagnetics and space physics. He is the author of A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations and A Student's Guide to Vectors and Tensors (Cambridge University Press, 2008 and 2011, respectively). Julia Kregenow is an Instructor of Astronomy at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, where she is involved in researching how to more effectively teach science to non-science majors.
    Review quote
    'A great introduction to the maths of astronomy.' Astronomy Now
    Table of contents
    1. Fundamentals; 2. Gravity; 3. Light; 4. Parallax, angular size, and angular resolution; 5. Stars; 6. Black holes and cosmology; References; Index.