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Overview

ONLINE JOURNEY THROUGH ASTRONOMY¬ô, Version 2.0 is a complete online introductory astronomy course with a Student Companion workbook and easy-to-implement new course management features. It is designed for use as a stand-alone product, but can be bundled with any introductory astronomy book from Thomson-Brooks/Cole. ONLINE JOURNEY THROUGH ASTRONOMY¬ô 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 workbook is available to accompany any of the courses. A complete Instructor's Implementation Guide describes how to create and manage an online course, sample syllabi, chapter objectives, and teaching tips for specific topics by chapter. It also provides navigation details and technical requirements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534490898
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/30/2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Product dimensions: 6.77 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.08 (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.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: The Scale of the Cosmos. 1. Precursors to Astronomy. 2. Overview of the Sky. 3. The Copernican Revolution. 4. The Modern Synthesis. 5. Interaction of Light and Matter. 6. Telescopes and Detectors. 7. Overview of the Solar System. 8. The Earth. 9. The Earth's Moon. 10. Inner Planets: Mercury and Venus. 11. The Planet Mars. 12. Jupiter and the Galilean Moons. 13. The Planet Saturn. 14. The Outermost Planets. 15. Comets. 16. Asteroids and Meteors. 17. The Sun. 18. Properties of Stars. 19. Multiple Stars and Star Clusters. 20. Star Birth and the Main Sequence. 21. Star Death. 22. Neutron Stars and Black Holes. 23. The Milky Way. 24. Galaxies. 25. Active Galaxies and Quasars. 26. Cosmology. 27. The Early Universe. 28. Life in the Universe.
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