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A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy


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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.

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Plain-language explanations and a rich set of supporting material help students understand the mathematical concepts and techniques of astronomy.

About the Author

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.


'For the budding student of astronomy with a phobia of numbers and equations comes this book to the rescue ... a great introduction to the maths of astronomy.' Astronomy Now
'A strong feature of the book is the excellent selection of instructive problems at the end of each chapter. Could be useful if you are desperately trying to think of some questions for your mid-term exams.' The Observatory

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