Redshift: College Edition Astronomy Workbook (with CD-ROM) / Edition 2

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Overview

Now you can get college credit for gazing at the stars! REDSHIFT COLLEGE EDITION ASTRONOMY WORKBOOK combines a workbook, a lab manual, and a field guide together to give you the most interactive astronomy experience ever. By leading you step-by-step through the process of studying the heavens, REDSHIFT COLLEGE EDITION ASTRONOMY WORKBOOK makes it easy to master the concepts as you go along. And with the study tools built right in, this is the one that helps you get the grade you need in class as well.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534490317
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Publication date: 1/30/2004
  • Edition description: Book and CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

The Launching Pad. Part I: LIFT-OFF! 1. And Now--Heeeere's RedShift! 2. "Landmarks" in the Sky. 3. Finding Your Way Around (In the Dark!). 4. Address Unknown! 5. Timing Is Everything! 6. Time Passages. 7. Eclipses. Part II: THE SOLAR SYSTEM. 8. Retrograde Motion: Ptolemy vs. Copernicus. 9. Kepler's Third Law. 10. Galilean Merry-Go-Round. 11. There's No Place Like Home. 12. "Hardbodies." 13. Fire and Brimstone. 14. Worlds in the Clouds. 15. Fire and Ice. 16. The Big Tilt-A-Whirl. Part III: STARS. 17. The Sun. 18. Star Colors. 19. The Distances to the Stars. 20. Star Brightness. 21. Bright Stars and the Neighborhood. 22. The H-R Diagram. 23. Old Age and Red Giants. 24. Puff-balls and Smoke Rings. 25. Remains of the Day. 26. Dust Balls and Gas Bags. Part IV: GROUPS AND GALAXIES. 27. Double Stars. 28. Open Clusters. 29. Globular Clusters. 30. The Milky Way: The Spiral Arms. 31. The Milky Way: The Galactic Bulge. 32. Islands in the Sky. 33. Cosmic Collisions. 34. Galaxy Clusters. Appendices: Observing with Redshift.
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