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Astrophysics in a Nutshell

(Princeton University Press, 2nd Edition 2016) is an introductory astrophysics textbook intended for intermediate to advanced undergraduate students of physics and related disciplines. 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, read reviews, or order it. It is also available at amazon.com and other book sellers.

Corrections, additions, and clarifications,

regularly updated, are listed here. I welcome any further comments and corrections, by contacting me at maoz@astro.tau.ac.il .


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.

Problem Solutions

Most of the problems at the end of each chapter already include a generous amount of guidance, hints, and/or final answers. However, 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 here.