In Quest of the Universe / Edition 3

In Quest of the Universe / Edition 3

by Karl F. Kuhn, Theo Koupelis
     
 

In Quest of the Universe is intended for the undergraduate introductory astronomy course and presents astronomy in the traditional order of solar system, stars, and galaxies. This edition offers the latest information described in simple language, using every-day examples in order to help students better understand key concepts and appreciate the beauty and

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In Quest of the Universe is intended for the undergraduate introductory astronomy course and presents astronomy in the traditional order of solar system, stars, and galaxies. This edition offers the latest information described in simple language, using every-day examples in order to help students better understand key concepts and appreciate the beauty and simplicity of the universe. The historical development of science and technology is emphasized, and readers of the text will learn not only what science is and what scientists mean when they refer to a theory but also how theories are tested and developed, and what motivates scientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763712297
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date:
01/11/2001
Series:
Astronomy and Chemistry Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 10.63(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Quest Ahead1
Ch. 1An Earth-Centered Universe13
Ch. 2A Sun-Centered Universe39
Ch. 3Galileo, Newton, and Einstein63
Ch. 4Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum95
Ch. 5Telescopes: Windows to the Universe121
Ch. 6The Earth-Moon System153
Ch. 7A Planetary Overview197
Ch. 8The Terrestrial Planets227
Ch. 9The Jovian Planets265
Ch. 10Pluto and Solar System Debris305
Ch. 11The Sun337
Ch. 12Measuring the Properties of Stars367
Ch. 13Interstellar Matter and Star Formation401
Ch. 14The Lives and Deaths of Stars423
Ch. 15The Deaths of Massive Stars449
Ch. 16The Milky Way Galaxy479
Ch. 17The Diverse Galaxies507
Ch. 18Cosmology: The Nature of the Universe543

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