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Elements of Astrophysics by Nick Kaiser

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Elements of Astrophysics
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Publisher: University of Hawaii
Number of pages: 435

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These are the notes that have grown out of an introductory graduate course the author have given for the past few years at the IfA. They are meant to be a 'primer' for students embarking on a Ph.D. in astronomy. The level is somewhat shallower than standard textbook courses, but quite a broad range of material is covered.

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