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Lectures on Astrophysics

Lectures on Astrophysics


  • Publication planned for: December 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108415071

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  • Lectures on Astrophysics provides an account of classic and contemporary aspects of astrophysics, with an emphasis on analytic calculations and physical understanding. It introduces fundamental topics in astrophysics, including the properties of single and binary stars, the phenomena associated with interstellar matter, and the structure of galaxies. Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg combines exceptional physical insight with his gift for clear exposition to cover exciting recent developments and new results. Emphasizing theoretical results, and explaining their derivation and application, this book provides an invaluable resource for physics and astronomy students and researchers.

    • Written by Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg, recipient of the National Medal of Science and member of the Royal Society and National Academy of Sciences
    • Fully updated with recent developments, especially concerned with the beginnings of gravitational wave astronomy
    • Provides derivations of all the formulas used, to enable students to gain a deeper understanding of the rationale of astrophysical formulas
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    • Publication planned for: December 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108415071
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Stars
    2. Binaries
    3. Interstellar matter
    4. Galaxies
    Assorted problems
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Author

    Steven Weinberg, University of Texas, Austin
    Steven Weinberg is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Texas, Austin. His research has covered a broad range of topics in quantum field theory, elementary particle physics, and cosmology, and he has been honored with numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize in Physics, the National Medal of Science, and the Heinemann Prize in Mathematical Physics. The American Philosophical Society awarded him the Benjamin Franklin medal, with a citation that said he is 'considered by many to be the preeminent theoretical physicist alive in the world today'. He is a member of several academies in the USA and abroad, including the US National Academy of Sciences and Britain's Royal Society. He has written several highly regarded books, including Gravitation and Cosmology (1972), a three-volume work The Quantum Theory of Fields (Cambridge, 2005), Cosmology (2008), and Lectures on Quantum Mechanics (Cambridge, 2nd edition, 2015).

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