Fundamentals of Astronomy

1st Edition

C Barbieri

CRC Press
Published July 20, 2006
Textbook - 366 Pages - 222 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780750308861 - CAT# IP294

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Providing a broad overview of foundational concepts, Fundamentals of Astronomy covers topics ranging from spherical astronomy to celestial mechanics, closing with two chapters that discuss elements of astronomical photometry and spectroscopy. Supplementary and explanatory notes at the end of each chapter provide references to material published in scientific journals, and solved and unsolved exercises allow students to review their understanding of the material. Broad in coverage, the book presents arguments from classical astronomy, such as spherical astronomy, that form the foundation for future work in the field.


  • Provides an introductory vision of arguments from spherical astronomy to celestial mechanics to astronomical photometry and spectroscopy
  • Presents the information at an introductory level without sacrificing scientific rigor
  • Includes worked examples, references, and Web site evaluations


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