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An online, interactive way for students to explore astronomy, Virtual Astronomy Laboratories allows students to have a hands-on lab experience from their computers. Enhance students' understanding of the scientific method with the Virtual Astronomy Laboratories. Focusing on 20 of the most important concepts in astronomy, the labs offer students hands-on exercises that complement text topics. Instructors can set up classes online and view student results. Exercise and quiz results are tracked automatically. Virtual Astronomy Labs are the perfect complement to lecture or lab. Virtual Astronomy Labs 2.0 has been completely revised. The labs now include more animations, photos, and illustrations. Exercise and quizzes provide score information and feedback upon submission. Labs are correlated to learning objectives and "The Big Ideas." The platform has been improved with enhanced navigation through a table of contents that tracks progress.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111987107
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/17/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael W. Guidry is professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee and an Adjunct Staff Member of the Physics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His recent research involves Type II supernovae, novae, X-ray bursters, large-scale element production networks, gamma-ray bursts, applications of dynamical symmetries to condensed matter systems, and development of object-oriented programming for scientific visualization and advanced educational technology.
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Table of Contents

1. Measurement and Unit Conversion. 2. Properties of Light and its Interaction with Matter. 3. The Doppler Effect. 4. Solar Wind and Cosmic Rays. 5. Planetary Geology. 6. Tides and Tidal Forces. 7. Planetary Atmospheres and their Retention. 8. Extrasolar Planets. 9. Asteroids and Kuiper Belt Objects. 10. Helioseismology. 11. The Spectral Sequence and the HR Diagram. 12. Binary Stars. 13. Stellar Explosions, Novae, and Super Novae. 14. Neutron Stars and Pulsars. 15. General Relativity and Black Holes. 16. Astronomical Distance Scales. 17. Evidence for Dark Matter. 18. Active Galactic Nuclei. 19. The Hubble Law. 20. Fate of the Universe.
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