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Astrophysics in a Nutshell
Princeton University Press, 2007) is an introductory astrophysics
textbook intended for
intermediate to advanced undergraduate students of physics and related
It has won the 2009
Chambliss Award for Astronomical Writing
of the American Astronomical Society.
At the PUP website, you can see the contents,
browse several sample chapters
(3. Stellar Physics; 4. Stellar Evolution and Stellar Remnants;
9: Tests and Probes of Big Bang Cosmology), read reviews, or order it.
It is also available at
amazon.com and other online book stores.
Corrections, additions, and clarifications, regularly updated, are listed here.
I welcome any further comments and corrections, by contacting me
at firstname.lastname@example.org .
from the book, in jpeg format suitable for use in classroom presentations,
can be downloaded here . The halftone
images are shown in their original color versions.
Most of the problems at the end of each chapter
already include a generous amount of guidance, hints, and/or final answers.
a supplementary Solutions Manual is available for this book from
Princeton University Press. It is
restricted to teachers using the text in courses. For information on how
to obtain a copy, please click