Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System
Academic Press, 23 feb. 2004 - 655 páginas
Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System, 2nd Edition, is a comprehensive survey of the planetary physics and physical chemistry of our own solar system. It covers current research in these areas and the planetary sciences that have benefited from both earth-based and spacecraft-based experimentation.
These experiments form the basis of this encyclopedic reference, which skillfully fuses synthesis and explanation. Detailed chapters review each of the major planetary bodies as well as asteroids, comets, and other small orbitals. Astronomers, physicists, and planetary scientists can use this state-of-the-art book for both research and teaching.
This Second Edition features extensive new material, including expanded treatment of new meteorite classes, spacecraft findings from Mars Pathfinder through Mars Odyssey 2001, recent reflections on brown dwarfs, and descriptions of planned NASA, ESA, and Japanese planetary missions.
* New edition features expanded treatment of new meteorite classes, the latest spacecraft findings from Mars, information about 100+ new discoveries of planets and stars, planned lunar and planetary missions, more end-of-chapter exercises, and more
* Includes extensive new material and is amply illustrated throughout
* Reviews each major planetary body, asteroids, comets, and other small orbitals
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II Astronomical Perspective
III General Description of the Solar System
IV The Sun and the Solar Nebula
V The Major Planets
VI Pluto and the Icy Satellites of the Outer Planets
VII Comets and Meteors
VIII Meteorites and Asteroids
XII Future Prospects
Appendix 1 Equilibrium Thermodynamics
Appendix II Absorption and Emission of Radiation by Quantum Oscillators
Appendix III Exploration of the Solar System
Appendix IV Basic Physical Constants
Appendix V Gravity Fields
Io Phobos Deimos the Moon and Mercury
Mars Venus and Earth
XI Planets and Life around Other Stars
International Geophysics Series
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