An Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology (Paperback)

By Mark H. Jones (Editor), Robert J. A. Lambourne (Editor)

Cambridge University Press, 9780521546232, 448pp.

Publication Date: May 31, 2004

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Hardcover (6/14/2004)

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Description

This textbook has been designed by a team of experts for introductory university courses in astronomy and astrophysics. Beginning with a description of the structure and history of the Milky Way, it introduces normal and active galaxies in general. A wide range of cosmological models are then presented, including a discussion of the Big Bang and Universe expansion. The text contains numerous useful learning features such as boxed summaries, student exercises with full solutions, and a glossary of terms. It is also supported by a website hosting further teaching materials. Written in an accessible style that avoids complex mathematics, the book is suitable for self-study.