© 1999

Astrophysical Formulae

Space, Time, Matter and Cosmology


Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-XX
  2. Kenneth R. Lang
    Pages 1-317
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 319-438

About this book


This volume is a reference source of fundamental formulae in physics and astrophysics. In contrast to most of the usual compendia it carefully explains the physical assumptions entering the formulae. All the important results of physical theories are covered: electrodynamics, hydrodynamics, general relativity, atomic and nuclear physics, and so on. Over 2100 formulae are included, and the original papers for the formulae are cited together with papers on modern applications in a bibliography of over 1900 entries. For this new edition, a chapter on space, time, matter and cosmology has been included and the other chapters have been carefully revised.


astronomy astrophysics cosmology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyTufts UniversityMedfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Astrophysical Formulae
  • Book Subtitle Space, Time, Matter and Cosmology
  • Authors Kenneth R. Lang
  • Series Title Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-64664-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-21641-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-21639-2
  • Series ISSN 0941-7834
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-9698
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XX, 438
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published in one volume as a monograph
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
    Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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From the reviews
"This latest up-date remains an essential source book for every student and every researcher in astrophysics, as well as in physics."
Irish Astronomical Journal, 2000

From reviews of the second edition
"a magnificent compendium without which no astronomer's library would be complete."
Optica Acta