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Author Unsöld, Albrecht, 1905-1995.
Title Neue Kosmos. English
The new cosmos / Albrecht Unsöld, Bodo Baschek ; translated by William D. Brewer.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, [1991]
Edition Fourth completely revised edition.

Author Unsöld, Albrecht, 1905-1995.
Subject Astronomy.
Alt Name Baschek, B., 1935-
Description xvi, 438 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Edition Fourth completely revised edition.
Note Translation of: Der neue Kosmos.
Includes index.
Bibliography Note Bibliography: p. [397]-408.
ISBN 0387525939 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 24175016
Table of Contents
2Classical Astronomy. The Solar System3
 2.1Humanity and the Stars - Observing and Thinking. A Historical Introduction to Classical Astronomy3
 2.2The Celestial Sphere. Astronomical Coordinate Systems. Geographic Latitude and Longitude6
 2.3The Motions of the Earth. Seasons and the Zodiac. Time: The Day, the Year, and the Calendar8
 2.4The Moon. Eclipses of the Moon and the Sun13
 2.5Orbital Motions and Distances in the Planetary System16
 2.6Mechanics and the Theory of Gravitation22
 2.7Artificial Satellites and Spacecraft. Space Research31
 2.8The Physical Structure of the Planets and Their Moons36
 2.9The Physical Properties of the Comets, Meteors, and Meteorites. The Interplanetary Medium67
3Astronomical and Astrophysical Instruments75
 3.1The Development of Astronomical Observation Methods. A Historical Introduction and Overview of the Electromagnetic Spectrum75
 3.2Telescopes and Detectors in the Optical and Ultraviolet Regions78
 3.3Telescopes and Detectors for the Radio-Frequency and Infrared Spectral Regions94
 3.4Instruments for High-Energy Astronomy99
 3.5X-Ray Telescopes and Detectors106
4The Sun and Stars. Astrophysics of Individual Stars109
 4.1Astronomy + Physics = Astrophysics. Historical Introduction109
 4.2The Theory of Radiation113
 4.3The Sun: Radiation and Velocity Fields in the Photosphere119
 4.4Magnitudes and Colors, Distances and Radii of the Stars124
 4.5Classification of Stellar Spectra; the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram and the Color-Magnitude Diagram131
 4.6Binary Stars and Stellar Masses135
 4.7Spectra and Atoms. Excitation and Ionization142
 4.8The Physics of Stellar Atmospheres153
 4.9Theory of the Fraunhofer Lines. The Chemical Compositions of Stellar Atmospheres159
 4.10The Sun: The Chromosphere and the Corona. Flow Fields, Magnetic Fields, and Solar Activity169
 4.11Variable Stars. Flow Fields, Magnetic Fields, and Activity in Stars186
 4.12Stellar Structure and Energy Production in Stars208
5Stellar Systems: The Milky Way and Other Galaxies. Cosmogony and Cosmology227
 5.1The Advance into the Universe. A Historical Introduction to the Astronomy of the 20th Century227
 5.2The Structure and Dynamics of the Milky Way Galaxy232
 5.3Interstellar Matter. Cosmic Radiation243
 5.4Color-Magnitude Diagrams of Star Clusters. Stellar Evolution272
 5.5Normal Galaxies. Infrared Galaxies296
 5.6Radio Galaxies, Quasars, and Activity in Galactic Nuclei319
 5.7Clusters of Galaxies and Superclusters337
 5.8Galactic Evolution342
6The Origin of the Solar System. The Evolution of the Earth and of Life373
 6.1The Origin of the Sun and the Solar System375
 6.2The Origin of the Meteorites377
 6.3The Earth-Moon System379
 6.4The Evolution of the Earth and of Life381
 App. A.1 Various Units in the International System of Units (SI) and the Gaussian System391
 App. A.2 Names of the Constellations394
 Figure Acknowledgements409
 Selected Exercises417
 Subject Index429

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