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Author Tennyson, Jonathan.
Title Astronomical spectroscopy : an introduction to the atomic and molecular physics of astronomical spectra / Jonathan Tennyson.
Imprint London : Imperial College Press, 2005.

Author Tennyson, Jonathan.
Series Imperial College Press advanced physics texts ; v. 2
Imperial College Press advanced physics texts ; v. 2.
Subject Astronomical spectroscopy.
Atomic spectroscopy.
Molecular spectroscopy.
Description 1 online resource (x, 192 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; CONTENTS; 1. Why Record Spectra of Astronomical Objects?; 2. The Nature of Spectra; 3. Atomic Hydrogen; 4. Complex Atoms; 5. Helium Spectra; 6. Alkali Atoms; 7. Spectra of Nebulae; 8. X-Ray Spectra; 9. Molecular Structure; 10. Molecular Spectra; Solutions to Model Problems; Further Reading and Bibliography; Index;
Summary Nearly all the information we know about the Universe comes from thestudy of light as it reaches us. The understanding of this informationcontained in light requires both telescopes capable of resolving lightinto its different component colors, as well as detailed knowledge ofthe quantum mechanical behavior of atoms and molecules.
Note Description based on print version record.
ISBN 1860946798 (electronic bk.)
9781860946790 (electronic bk.)
9781860945137 (hbk.)
1860945139 (hbk.)
9781860945298 (pbk.)
1860945295 (pbk.)
1860945139 (hbk.)
1860945295 (pbk.)
OCLC # 228139401
Additional Format Print version: Tennyson, Jonathan. Astronomical spectroscopy. London : Imperial College Press, 2005 1860945139 1860945295 (DLC) 2006386506 (OCoLC)62024010

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