Astrophysics for Dummies (Paperback)

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Discover the undiscovered with this jargon-free introduction to astrophysics

Astronomy is the study of what you see in the sky. Physics is the study of how things work. Astrophysics is the study of how things in the sky work, from large objects to tiny particles. Astrophysics For Dummies breaks it all down for you, making this difficult but fascinating topic accessible to anyone. Tracking the topics covered in a typical undergraduate astrophysics class, this book will teach you the essential pieces to understanding our universe. Get ready to launch into outer space with this ever-changing branch of science.

  • Discover the latest advances in the world of astrophysics
  • Understand how and why galaxies form and evolve
  • Find out the origins of cosmic rays
  • Get a standalone primer on the science or supplement your astrophysics course

Students in introductory astrophysics courses and would-be astronomy buffs who want to better understand the mechanics of the universe will love Astrophysics For Dummies.

About the Author

Cynthia Phillips, PhD, is a scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Previously, she worked at the SETI Institute for 15 years. Shana Priwer is a technical writer who has co-authored many projects with Cynthia Phillips, including the Frameworks series on architecture.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781394235049
ISBN-10: 1394235046
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 400
Language: English