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Introduction to the Maths and Physics of the Solar System

Lucio Piccirillo (University of Manchester, UK)



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CRC Press
18 March 2020
This book provides readers with an understanding of the basic physics and mathematics that governs our solar system. It explores the mechanics of our Sun and planets; their orbits, tides, eclipses and many other fascinating phenomena. This book is a valuable resource for undergraduate students studying astronomy and should be used in conjunction with other introductory astronomy textbooks in the field to provide additional learning opportunities.


Written in an engaging and approachable manner, with fully explained mathematics and physics concepts Suitable as a companion to all introductory astronomy textbooks Accessible to a general audience
By:   Lucio Piccirillo (University of Manchester UK)
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   358g
ISBN:   9780367002541
ISBN 10:   036700254X
Pages:   225
Publication Date:   18 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Chapter 1. Basic Concepts Chapter 2 Math and Physics Toolkit Chapter 3. Celestial Mechanics Chapter 4. Few Facts about the Solar System

Lucio Piccirillo is a Professor of Radio Astronomy Technology at the University of Manchester, UK, with extensive experience in designing and building cryogenic systems primarily used to cool astrophysical detectors. He has written more than 100 publications in international journals. He has written more than 100 publications in international journals and is the author of Miniature Sorption Coolers: Theory and Applications (CRC Press, 2018).

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