Planetary Science The Science of Planets Around Stars

Planetary Science The Science of Planets Around Stars

George H. A. Cole & Michael Woolfson
Published in:
Institute of Physics Publishing
Release Year: 2012
Pages: 501
Edition: Fourth Edition
File Size: 7 MB
File Type: DjVu
Language: English

Description of Planetary Science The Science of Planets Around Stars

In choosing a Mrs we had in mind that thaw is many planetary systems then the Solar system. The Planetary Science The Science of Planets Around Stars concerned with the science associated with the planet. the stars that they orbit and the interactions between Mon 1 he relationships of several extrasolar planets to their parent mars differ from Mat of any *System planet to the Sun and this can give Blues either about the way Ma planets arc tonne. or the way Maat they evolve her formation. For Mis reason, we conclude with a chapter giving current ideas about Me the way that planetary systems come into is general agreement Mat the formation of planets Li intimately connected with the formation of stars—although there are important differences of view about Me nature of the connection. To give a rounded and complete pUture we include material on Me formation. evolution and death of furs a. thou properties of the Sun that influence the pianos of the Solar System.
 century when Newton explained Me motion of Sedar-System body by the application of the laws of a mechanic, combined with the inverse-square law of gravitational attraction. Wit improvements in telescope technology and. more latterly. through achievements of space science we now have detailed descriptions of many Sola, Symem bodies and have been able to analyze samples from some of them. The range of what constitutes stellar and planetary science has expanded in almost explosive fashion in the past few decades and includes aspects of many different conventional Rime, although physic and astronomy certainly Predominate-There are many excellent textbooks that describe stars and the Solar System in some detail and give qualitative explanations for some features and quantitative explanations where Mc underlying science is nee too complicated. 
At Me other extreme there are monographs and papers in learned journals that deal with aspects of stellar and planetary science in a rigorous and formal way that is outside. Ur Me specialist and where. sometimes. jargon is used that is incomprehensible to the outsider. 1 he readership we have in mind for Me pruner work is the senior undergraduate student in physics or astronomy or Me new graduate student working M planetary science who require Cr purview of the whole subject before embarking on the detailed study of one narrow aspen of it. Our analysis of the aspect. of stellar and planetary science are aimed at he eau.. to such students—or, indeed. m any other, meeting Me field for the firm time. Aureate two main components of this text. 
The first of these is a general movie., the nature of mars and of the Solar System that can he rud independently and quote the important resold Mat have been...Nal by scientific analysis. for Mose unfamiliar with stellar properties or overall structure of Me Solar Soitern we recommend that this part should be read before looking out the other material, to acquire a gen.l picture of the system as a whole and the interrelation., of the bodies within it. 
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