Gravitational Physics of Stellar and Galactic Systems by William C. Saslaw
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Gravitational Physics of Stellar and Galactic Systems
By William C. Saslaw

Gravitational Physics of Stellar and Galactic Systems

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Gravitational Physics of Stellar and Galactic Systems by William C. Saslaw

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This text describes the gravitational interactions and evolution of astronomical systems on all scales, from small groups of stars through galaxies and clusters of galaxies to the Universe itself. In a rapidly developing area of astronomy, it is the first comprehensive treatise on the subject to be published since the early 1960s. Concentrating on the basic physics, at a graduate student level, it also develops many astronomical applications in considerable detail. The book is self-contained. Most results are derived from preceding ones in a straightforward way. It is written to bring out the physical content behind the mathematical formulae, and contains a number of exercises and suggestions for research topics. Bibliographies with nearly 300 selected references provide gateways into the literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521349758
ISBN-10: 0521349753
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 26mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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