Pathways to Astronomy: Solar System: Volume 1 (with Starry Nights Pro CD-ROM) / Edition 1

Pathways to Astronomy: Solar System: Volume 1 (with Starry Nights Pro CD-ROM) / Edition 1

by Steven Schneider, Thomas T. Arny
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073279684

ISBN-13: 9780073279688

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073279688
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
474
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

THE COSMIC LANDSCAPE
1 Our Planetary Neighborhood
2 Beyond the Solar System
3 Astronomical Numbers
4 Foundations of Astronomy
5 The Night Sky
6 The Year
7 The Time of Day
8 Lunar Cycles
9 Calendars
10 Geometry of the Earth, Sun and Moon
11 Planets: The Wandering Stars
12 The Beginnings of Modern Astronomy
13 Observing the Sky
PROBING MATTER,LIGHT AND INTERACTION
14 Inertia, Mass and Force
15 Accerleration and Interaction
16 The Law of Gravity
17 Measuring a Body's Mass Using Orbital Motion
18 Escape Velocity
19 Tides
20 Conservation Laws
21 Light, Matter and Energy
22 The Electromagnetic Spectrum
23 Thermal Radiation
24 Atomic Spectra
25 The Doppler Shift
26 Detecting Light
27 Collecting Light
28 Focusing Light
29 Telescope Resolution
30 The Earth's Atmosphere and Space Observations
31 Amateur Astonomy
THE SOLAR SYSTEM
32 Patterns in the Solar System
33 The Origin of the Solar System
34 Other Planetary Systems
35 The Earth as a Terrestrial Planet
36 Earth's Atmosphere and Hydrosphere
37 Our Moon
38 Mercury
39 Venus
40 Mars
41 Asteroids
42 Comparative Planetology
43 Jupiter
44 Saturn
45 Uranus and Neptune
46 Ice Worlds: Moons, Pluto, and Beyond
47 Comets
48 Impacts on Earth

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