Astronomy: A Physical Perspective, 2nd Edition

İMarc L. Kutner

Cambridge University Press 

Students and Professors,

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Solutions to the problems

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Latest version of corrections 28Sep04 PDF file

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Link to Resources

American Astronomical Society (AAS)

European Southern Observatory (ESO)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA)

National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)

National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

US Geological Survey (USGS)

Further Readings

These is for the reader who wants more information on the subject of a given chapter, both more elementary and more extensive.  Some of the references are to journal or popular articles, and will therefore change as new material becomes available.  That is why this material was not included in the text for this edition.   19Dec03 version

In the News

One of the great things about studying astronomy, as opposed to classical physics, for example, is that the field is always being shaped by new discoveries.  With new telescopes across the electromagnetic spectrum, we are really in the golden age of astronomy.  As important discoveries are announced, we will note them here, in the context of material already in the book.  In the conceptual spirit of the book, we will look at these discoveries with an eye of what they tell us about how some astronomical object works. This is still to come.

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last update 28 September 2004