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Astronomy: A Physical Perspective 1st Edition
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My big complaint about this book is that it is chock full of errors! Some entire diagrams need to be replaced, and more importantly, there are way too many errors in the equations and exercises. As a student with weekly problem sets to get through, I found this quite frustrating. In one case, an entire exercise was an error and had to be replaced with a different question. If you're thinking of using this book for a course, make sure you find the list of after press corrections, and hand it out on the first day of class.
One weakness, to my way of thinking, was the overly brief appendix on astronomical coordinates and timekeeping. And there were a couple of minor topics I would have wanted to see mentioned. One was Gamma Ray Bursters. Another was Blue Stragglers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The textbook is old, slightly outdated, and sometimes un intuitive and hard to follow.Published 17 months ago by Jacob A. Cluff
I'm a little disappointed. This book was supposed to delve into the "physical" aspect of astronomy, but it doesn't even explain the concepts well.Published 22 months ago by Marlene O.
THIS IS NOT THE BOOK YOU NEED FOR ASTRO 228 at umass. Otherwise it is great. It is out of date, but a lot of info is legitPublished on February 6, 2014 by Sean Bradley