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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073279664
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 620
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.83 (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
STARS AND STELLAR EVOLUTION
49 The Sun, Our Star
50 The Sun's Source of Power
51 Solar Activity
52 Surveying the Stars
53 Light and Distance
54 The Composition and Temperatures of Stars
55 The Sizes of Stars
56 The Masses of Orbiting Stars
57 The H-R Diagram
58 Stellar Evolution
59 Star Formation
60 Main-Sequence Stars
61 Giant Stars
62 Variable Stars
63 Mass Loss and Death of Low Mass Stars
64 Old Age and Death of Massive Stars
65 Star Clusters
66 Exploding White Dwarfs
67 Neutron Stars
68 Black Holes
GALAXIES AND THE UNIVERSE
69 Discovering the Milky Way
70 Stars of the Milky Way
71 Gas and Dust in the Milky Way
72 Mass and Motions in the Milky Way
73 AUniverse of Galaxies
74 Types of Galaxies
75 Galaxy Clustering
76 Active Galaxies
77 Dark Matter
78 Cosmology
79 Edges of the Universe
80 The Fate of the Universe
81 The Beginnings of the Universe
82 Astrobiology
83 The Search for Life Elsewhere
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