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Need Textbook Recommendations

  1. Dec 6, 2008 #1
    Can anyone recommend an introductory general Astrophysics text for a senior physics undergrad? I'm looking for something that has at least a moderate amount of mathematical examples, and is heavy on exposition (even ad nauseum). I like textbooks that include some history of the subject, for example, a book that explains where equations come from, as opposed to just spewing them out at the reader. I also tend to prefer the writing style that can be found in books written by the OG scientists (i.e. Maxwell, Planck, etc.).

    Thanks a lot.
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2008 #2
    I haven't read any books about astrophysics or anything like that, but Google brings this up.

    From http://www.citeulike.org/user/jasmithoffice/article/3021096
     
  4. Dec 6, 2008 #3

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    I find Introduction to Modern Astrophysics by Carroll and Ostlie to be an amazingly comprehensive reference. Highly recommended.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2008 #5

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    The only "bad" things about is that it is ENORMOUS - 1400pages

    And no color images :(
     
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