Explorations: Introduction to Astronomy / Edition 6

Explorations: Introduction to Astronomy / Edition 6

by Thomas Arny, Stephen Schneider
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0077345096

ISBN-13: 9780077345099

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

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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:
9780077345099
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/14/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
571
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

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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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