Explorations: Introduction to Astronomy / Edition 6

Explorations: Introduction to Astronomy / Edition 6

by Thomas Arny
     
 

ISBN-10: 0077345096

ISBN-13: 2900077345098

Pub. Date: 09/14/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

The eighth edition of Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy strives to share with students a sense of wonder about the universe and the dynamic, ever-changing science of astronomy. Written for students of various educational backgrounds, Explorations emphasizes current information, a visually exciting art package, accessible writing, and…  See more details below

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The eighth edition of Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy strives to share with students a sense of wonder about the universe and the dynamic, ever-changing science of astronomy. Written for students of various educational backgrounds, Explorations emphasizes current information, a visually exciting art package, accessible writing, and accuracy. The new edition also features the most complete technology support package offered with any astronomy text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900077345098
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/14/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
571

Table of Contents

Preview The Cosmic Landscape

Chapter 1 The Cycles of the Sky

Chapter 2 The Rise of Astronomy

Essay 1 Backyard Astronomy

Chapter 3 Gravity and Motion

Chapter 4 Light and Atoms

Essay 2 Special and General Relativity

Chapter 5 Telescopes

Chapter 6 The Earth

Essay 3 Keeping Time

Chapter 7 The Moon

Chapter 8 Survey of Solar Systems

Chapter 9 The Terrestrial Planets

Chapter 10 The Outer Planets

Chapter 11 Small Bodies Orbiting the Sun

Chapter 12 The Sun, Our Star

Chapter 13 Measuring the Properties of Stars

Chapter 14 Stellar Evolution

Chapter 15 Stellar Remnants: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes

Chapter 16 The Milky Way Galaxy

Chapter 17 Galaxies

Chapter 18 Cosmology

Essay 4 Life in the Universe

Answers to Test Yourself

Appendix

Scientific Notation

Metric Prefixes

Solving Distance, Velocity, Time (d, V, t) Problems

Some Useful Formulas

Glossary

Credits

Index

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