Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System

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Academic Press, 22 feb. 2017 - 566 páginas
Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System is a broad survey of the Solar System. The book discusses the general properties and environment of our planetary system, including the astronomical perspective, the general description of the solar system and of the sun and the solar nebula). The text also describes the solar system beyond mars, including the major planets; pluto and the icy satellites of the outer planets; the comets and meteors; and the meteorites and asteroids. The inner solar system, including the airless rocky bodies; mars, venus, and earth; and planets and life about other stars, is also encompassed. Mathematicians, chemists, physicists, geologists, astronomers, meteorologists, and biologists will find the book useful.
 

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Chapter I Introduction
1
Chapter II Astronomical Perspective
5
Chapter III General Description of the Solar System
44
Chapter VI Pluto andthe Icy Satellites of the Outer Planets
222
Cometary Impacts on Jupiter
302
Chapter VIII Meteorites and Asteroids
304
lo Phobos Deimos the Moon and Mercury
361
Mars Venus and Earth
406
Chapter XII Future Prospects
510
Equilibrium Thermodynamics
519
Absorption and Emission of Radiation by Quantum Oscillators
524
Exploration of the Solar System
527
Basic Physical Constants
532
Suggested Readings
533
Index
538
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Chapter XI Planets and Life about Other Stars
502

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