Buy Fundamental Astronomy on ✓ FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders. Fundamental Astronomy (–) is an astronomy textbook by Finnish author Hannu Karttunen of University of Turku; Pekka Kröger and Heikki Oja of. May 1, Fundamental Astronomy 5th Ed H Karttunen, Et Al, (Springer, ) WW Pdf. Version, [version]. Download, Stock, [quota]. Total Files, 1.

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Description Fundamental Astronomy is a well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to classical and modern astronomy.

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.

This is the fifth edition of the successful undergraduate textbook and reference work.

aastronomy It has been extensively modernized and extended in the parts dealing with extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. You will also find augmented sections on the solar system and extrasolar planets as well as a new chapter on astrobiology.

Long considered a standard text for physical science majors, Fundamental Astronomy is also an excellent reference work for dedicated amateur astronomers. The Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Looking for beautiful books? Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Back cover copy Now in its sixth edition fundametal successful undergraduate textbook gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the topics of classical and modern astronomy.


The chapters on galactic and extragalactic astronomy as well as cosmology were extensively modernized in the previous edition. In this new edition they have been further revised to include more recent kartutnen.

The long chapter on the fudnamental system has been split into two parts: A new chapter karytunen exoplanets has been added to the end of the book next to the chapter on astrobiology. 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. For their benefit the introductory chapter has been extended to give a brief summary of the different types of celestial objects.

From reviews of earlier editions: The wide range of kxrttunen gives the book an authority that would be almost impossible for a single-author text There are other aids to the reader: I highly recommend this book for class use Table of contents 1. Photometric Concepts and Magnitudes. The Solar System Part I.

Binary Stars and Stellar Masses. The contributing authors astronomers and geodesists employ mathematics, especially calculus, extensively throughout the work. The text covers all planetary science, astrophysics, and cosmology. Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty and professionals.

I feel like it is as good a book as far as the basics of theory and observational astrophysics are concerned. Everything is explained clearly and where possible there are helpful diagrams, figures and photos that are there exactly when you need them.


Something that I also enjoyed a lot, was the extensive set of tables. He is an associate professor at Turku University and works at Tuorla Observatory. Besides astronomical articles Dr.

Karttunen has published astronomy textbooks and teaching material as well as articles for anthologies and encyclopedias. Karttunen has also produced a radio lecture series on astronomy.

Astronomy Stone Age to the mission to the moon, and, in, the Finnish News Writers Association Karftunen Award for kartthnen writings and books for children and young people.

Heikki Oja is a Finnish astronomer and associate professor at the University of Helsinki, as well as the former director of the Almanac Office.

Fundamental astronomy

Oja has written dozens of non-technical non-fiction books and appeared frequently on the radio to talk about astronomy and space research. He has received several awards for his asronomy activities. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.