Perceptions of the Solar System in History.- Basic Tools and Techniques.- Celestial Mechanics.- The Core of the Solar System: The Sun.- General Properties of Terrestial Planets.- Planetary Heat Flow and Temperatures.- Rocks and Minerals.- The Moon's Surface, Structure, and Evolution.- Surface Science of our Terrestrial Planets.
Über den Autor
Eugene Milone has been Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Astrophysics for 35 years, and has taught at the University of Calgary, San Diego State University, and Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union, American Astronomical Society, Canadian Astronomical Society, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, New York Academy of Science, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, International Dark Sky Society, and the International Symposia.
William Wilson has been Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Astrophysics at the University of Calgary for 30 years. He has spent 15 years teaching courses in Solar System Astrophysics and Stellar Structure and Evolution. His research areas are stellar evolution and stellar properties.
This second edition provides many updates on solar system objects such Mercury, Mars, Saturn and our Moon
Contains derivations that enable students to follow the text much easier than other books in area
Provides a large bibliography as well as challenging problems for the student to test her/his mettle