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Introduction to Astrophysics

  • H. C. Van De Hulst
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 9)

Abstract

A general review is given on astronomy, some of its historical developments and present problems. In the second section the stars, their classification and evolution are considered. The third section is devoted to interstellar matter. The last two sections deal essentially with radioastronomical investigations and their results.

Keywords

Radio Emission Radio Source Main Sequence Crab Nebula Interstellar Space 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. C. Van De Hulst
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeydenLeydenThe Netherlands

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