Virtual Astronomy Labs: Astronomy in the New Millennium / Edition 1

Virtual Astronomy Labs: Astronomy in the New Millennium / Edition 1

by Michael W. Guidry, Kevin Lee
     
 

Pasachoff/Filippenko represent a team that brings together experience in writing, research, and teaching. This book provides a brief, interesting, up-to-date, and beautifully illustrated overview of astronomy. Pasachoff/Filippenko are each very experienced in teaching introductory astronomy and bring that experience to bear in this text. See more details below

Overview

Pasachoff/Filippenko represent a team that brings together experience in writing, research, and teaching. This book provides a brief, interesting, up-to-date, and beautifully illustrated overview of astronomy. Pasachoff/Filippenko are each very experienced in teaching introductory astronomy and bring that experience to bear in this text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534490874
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
181
Product dimensions:
3.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Focus Essay A Sense of Time: Past as Present
1The Universe: An Overview3
Focus Essay A Sense of Scale: Measuring Distance12
2Observing the Stars and Beyond: Clockwork of the Universe17
3Gravity and Motion: Why Things Move37
4Light and Telescopes: Extending Our Senses57
Interview Jeff Hoffman82
5Light, Matter, and Energy: Powering the Universe87
6Exploring the Solar System: Voyages to Our Neighbors97
7The Terrestrial Planets: Earth and Its Relatives113
8The Jovian Planets: Windswept Gas Giants139
Interview Carolyn Porco160
9The Minor Worlds: Potpourri of Rock and Ice165
10Comets, Meteoroids, and Asteroids: Ancient Space Debris191
Focus Essay A Sense of Mass: Weighing Stars206
11Observing the Stars: Colors, Types, Groupings209
Interview Ben Peery220
12Measuring the Stars: How Far and How Bright?229
13Our Star: The Sun239
Focus Essay A Sense of Power: Energy and Stars254
14How Stars Shine: Cosmic Furnaces257
Interview William Fowler270
15The Death of Stars: Stellar Recycling275
16Stellar Black Holes: The End of Space and Time295
Focus Essay A Sense of Space: Fixing Our Place in a Vast Universe304
17The Milky Way: Our Home in the Universe309
18Galaxies: Building Blocks of the Universe331
Interview Sandra Faber348
19Quasars: Giant Black Holes353
20Cosmology: How We Began/Where We Are Going365
Epilogue Life in the Universe: How Can We Search?383

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