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Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier with NEW CD-ROM & Power Web / Edition 2

Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier with NEW CD-ROM & Power Web / Edition 2

by John D. Fix


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This is a text for an introductory astronomy course. One of the main goals is to provide a broad enough and deep enough backround in astronomy so the student will be able to follow current developments in astronomy years after they complete the course. This book presumes that most of its readers are not science majors and that they probably have not had a college-level science or mathematics course. The book provides a complete description of current astronomical knowledge, neither at an extreme technical level nor at a level that fails to communicate the quantitative nature of physical science. Finally, the historical development of astronomy is emphasized to show that astronomy, like other sciences, advances through the efforts of many scientists, and to show how present ideas have been developed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780072446401
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/01/2000
Edition description: Older Edition
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One - Journey's Start

Chapter Two - Patterns in the Sky
Chapter Three - Ancient Astronomy
Chapter Four - Renaissance Astronomy
Chapter Five - Gravity and Motion
Chapter Six - Light and Telescopes
Chapter Seven - Processes at Work in the Solar System
Chapter Eight - The Earth
Chapter Nine - The Moon
Chapter Ten - Mercury and Venus
Chapter Eleven - Mars
Chapter Twelve - Jupiter and Saturn
Chapter Thirteen - The Outer Planets
Chapter Fourteen - Satellites
Chapter Fifteen - Solar System Debris
Chapter Sixteen - Basic Properties of Stars
Chapter Seventeen - The Sun
Chapter Eighteen - The Formation of Stars and Planets
Chapter Nineteen - The Evolution of Stars
Chapter Twenty - White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes
Chapter Twenty-one - Binary Star Systems
Chapter Twenty-two - The Milky Way
Chapter Twenty-three - Galaxies
Chapter Twenty-four - Quasars and Other Active Galaxies
Chapter Twenty-five - Galaxy Clusters and the Structure of the Universe
(and more...)

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