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. May 1, Fundamental Astronomy 5th Ed H Karttunen, Et Al, (Springer, ) WW Pdf. Version, [version]. Download, Stock, [quota]. Total Files, 1.

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Binary Stars and Stellar Masses. I highly recommend this book for class use In fundamsntal 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.

Oja has written dozens of non-technical non-fiction books and appeared frequently on the radio to talk about astronomy and space research. The wide range of expertise gives the book an authority that fhndamental be almost impossible for a single-author text You will also find augmented sections on the solar system and extrasolar planets as well as a new chapter on astrobiology. 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.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of He has received several awards for his outreach activities. The Solar System Part I. The contributing authors astronomers and geodesists employ mathematics, especially calculus, extensively throughout the work.


Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The Best Books of A new chapter on exoplanets has been added to the end of the book next to the chapter on astrobiology.

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Something that I also enjoyed a lot, was the extensive set of tables. The long chapter on the solar system has been split into two parts: It has been extensively modernized and extended in the parts dealing with extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. The text covers all planetary science, astrophysics, and cosmology.

Long considered a standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference work for dedicated amateur astronomers. Description Fundamental Astronomy is a well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to classical karhtunen modern astronomy. Karttunen has also produced a radio lecture series on astronomy.

Fundamental astronomy

The chapters on galactic and extragalactic astronomy as well as cosmology were extensively modernized in the previous edition.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Table of contents 1. Everything is explained clearly and where possible there are helpful diagrams, figures and photos that are there exactly when you need them. This is the fifth edition of the successful undergraduate textbook and reference work. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Karttunen has published astronomy textbooks and teaching material as well as articles for anthologies and encyclopedias.

For their benefit the introductory chapter has been extended to give a brief summary of the different types of celestial objects. Looking for beautiful books? 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.


Heikki Oja is a Finnish astronomer and associate professor at the University of Helsinki, as well as the former director of the Almanac Office. We use cookies to give you kagttunen best possible experience. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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Fundamental Astronomy

Besides astronomical articles Dr. He is an associate professor at Turku University and works at Tuorla Observatory. 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.

I feel like it is as good a book as far as the basics of theory and observational astrophysics are concerned. There are other aids to the reader: Book ratings by Goodreads. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.