Introductory Astronomy & Astrophysics
This advanced undergraduate text provides broad coverage of astronomy and astrophyscis with a strong emphasis on physics. It has an algebra and trigonometry prerequisite, but calculus is preferred.
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Preface Part P Prelude
P1 Orbits in the Solar System
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