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Fundamental Astronomy

Description Fundamental Astronomy is a well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to classical and modern astronomy. A new chapter on exoplanets has been added to the end of the book next to the chapter on astrobiology.

I highly recommend this book for class use 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.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Karttunen has published astronomy textbooks and teaching material as well as articles for anthologies and encyclopedias.

He has received several awards for his outreach activities. Everything is explained clearly and where possible there are helpful diagrams, figures and photos that are there exactly when you need them.

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This is the fifth edition of the successful undergraduate textbook and reference work. There are other aids to the reader: It has been extensively modernized and extended in the parts dealing with extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. Long considered a standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference work for dedicated amateur astronomers. Heikki Oja is a Finnish astronomer and astrojomy professor at the University of Helsinki, as well as the former director of the Almanac Office.


The wide range of expertise gives the book an authority that would 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. From reviews of earlier editions: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. He is an associate professor at Turku University and works at Tuorla Observatory.

The Best Books of The contributing authors astronomers and geodesists employ mathematics, especially kartgunen, extensively throughout the work. In this new edition they have been further revised to include more recent results.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. For their benefit the introductory chapter has been extended to give a brief summary of the different types of celestial objects. Table of contents 1. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

The Solar System Part I. Oja has written dozens of non-technical non-fiction books and appeared ksrttunen on the radio to talk about astronomy and space research.

Photometric Concepts and Magnitudes.

Besides astronomical articles Dr. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty and professionals.

Something that I also enjoyed a lot, was the extensive set of tables. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Binary Stars and Stellar Masses.


Karttunen has also produced a radio lecture series on astronomy.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The long chapter on the solar system has been split into two parts: Book ratings by Goodreads. I feel like it is as good a book as far as the basics of theory and observational astrophysics are concerned. Looking for beautiful books? The chapters on galactic and extragalactic astronomy as well as cosmology were extensively modernized in the previous edition. The text covers all planetary science, astrophysics, and cosmology.

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. We use cookies to give you the larttunen possible experience.

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. 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.