Astronomy Methods: A Physical Approach to Astronomical Observations

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Cambridge University Press, 2004 - Science - 433 pages
Astronomy Methods is an introduction to basic practical tools, methods and phenomena that underlie quantitative astronomy. Taking a technical approach, the author covers a rich diversity of topics across all branches of astronomy, from radio to gamma-ray wavelengths. Clear, systematic presentations of the topics are accompanied by diagrams and problem sets. Written for undergraduates and graduate students, this book contains a wealth of information that is required for the practice and study of quantitative and analytical astronomy and astrophysics.
 

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Hale Bradt is Emeritus Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

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