Student Companion with 1-Term Passcode for Brief Online Journey Through Astronomy / Edition 1

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ONLINE JOURNEY THROUGH ASTRONOMY is a complete online introductory astronomy course with a student companion workbook. It is available in four configurations: a complete two-term course, a brief course, a solar system course, and a stars and galaxies course. It is intended as a stand-alone product, but can be bundled with any Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning introductory astronomy book. ONLINE JOURNEY THROUGH ASTRONOMY modules contain text supported by images and more than 400 interactive animations and simulations, links to other web sites, objectives, graded exercises, quizzes with immediate feedback, additional exercises, critical-thinking exercises, problems, glossary, index, and astronomical calculators. The Student Companion is available to accompany any of the courses. A complete Instructor's Implementation Guide provides chapters that describe how to create and manage an online course, sample syllabi, chapter objectives, and teaching tips for specific topics by chapter. It also gives navigation detials and technical requirements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534572402
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/12/2001
  • Series: Astronomy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael W. Guidry is professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee and an Adjunct Staff Member of the Physics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His recent research involves Type II supernovae, novae, X-ray bursters, large-scale element production networks, gamma-ray bursts, applications of dynamical symmetries to condensed matter systems, and development of object-oriented programming for scientific visualization and advanced educational technology.

Margaret Sweeney Riedinger has been teaching Physical Science and Astronomy at University of Tennessee since 1974.

Ted Barnes joined the Theory Group of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Physics Division in October 1989, and has a joint appointment as a Professor and Collaborating Scientist of Theoretical Physics in the Physics Department of the University of Tennesee at Knoxville. His previous appointments include Research Fellow at the Rutherford Laboratory in England with F.E. Close and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Toronto with N. Iegur. His research includes hadron physics and QCD in the resonance region. He is also interested in computational physics and was a collaborator on the Caltech Concurrent Computation Project.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Scale of the Cosmos. 1. Overview of the Sky. 2. The Development of Modern Astronomy. 3. Tools of Astronomy. 4. Interaction of Light and Matter. 5. Origin of the Solar System. 6. The Earth and Moon. 7. Mercury, Venus, and Mars. 8. The Outer Planets. 9. Comets, Asteroids, and Meteorites. 10. The Sun. 11. Properties of Stars. 12. Star Birth and the Main Sequence. 13. Star Death. 14. Neutron Stars and Black Holes. 15. The Milky Way. 16. Galaxies. 17. Active Galaxies and Quasars. 18. Cosmology. 19. Life in the Universe.

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