Buy Fundamental Astronomy on ✓ FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders. Fundamental Astronomy (–) is an astronomy textbook by Finnish author Hannu Karttunen of University of Turku; Pekka Kröger and Heikki Oja of. Results 1 – 24 of 24 Fundamental Astronomy by Karttunen H. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of There are other aids to the reader: The Best Books of The wide range of expertise gives the book an authority that would be almost impossible for a single-author text Karttunen has also produced a radio lecture series on astronomy. It has been extensively modernized and extended in the parts dealing with extragalactic astronomy and cosmology.

You will also find augmented sections on the solar system and extrasolar planets as well as a new chapter on astrobiology. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Something that I also enjoyed a lot, was the extensive set of tables.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Heikki Oja is a Finnish astronomer and associate professor at the University of Karttunwn, as well as the former director of the Almanac Office.


Photometric Concepts and Magnitudes. I highly recommend this book for class use Table of contents 1. I feel like it is as good a book as far as the basics of theory and astrknomy astrophysics are concerned.

The long chapter on the solar system has been split into two parts: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Fundamental Astronomy

He has received several awards for his outreach activities. The Solar System Part I. Back cover copy Now in its sixth edition this successful undergraduate textbook gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the topics of classical and modern astronomy.

A new chapter on exoplanets has been added to the end of the book next to the chapter on astrobiology.

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The contributing authors astronomers and geodesists employ mathematics, especially calculus, extensively throughout the work. Astronomy Stone Age to the mission to the moon, and, in, the Finnish News Writers Association Tietopoelloe Award for his writings and books for children and young people.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Long considered a standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference work for dedicated amateur astronomers. He is an associate professor at Turku University and works at Tuorla Observatory.

For their benefit the introductory chapter has been extended to give a brief summary of the different types of celestial objects. Besides astronomical articles Dr. 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.


From reviews of earlier editions: Description Fundamental Astronomy is a well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to classical and modern astronomy.

Fundamental astronomy

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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Oja has written dozens of non-technical non-fiction books and appeared frequently on the radio to talk about astronomy and space research.

Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty and professionals. In response to the fact that astronomy has evolved enormously over the last few years, only a few chapters of this book have been left unmodified. In this new edition they have been further revised to include more recent results. The chapters on galactic and extragalactic astronomy as well as cosmology were extensively modernized in the previous edition.

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