Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology : The Cosmic Perspective, Second Edition with Voyager: SkyGazer CD-ROM / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Astronomical breakthroughs of the last two decades have led to a revolution in the way we understand the universe and to what we can teach. The Cosmic Perspective explores these discoveries and carefully weaves together connecting themes to produce a cosmic context. It's complemented by a next-generation media package that focuses on improving understanding of key concepts the give the most problems- like "Phases of the Moon" and "Stellar Evolution. For college instructors and students.
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Table of Contents
I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE.
II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY.
REVISED! 5. Universal Motion: From Copernicus to Newton.
6. Light: The Cosmic Messenger.
REVISED! 7. Telescopes and Spacecraft.
IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE.
S3. Spacetime and Gravity.
S4. Building Blocks of the Universe.
REVISED! V. STELLAR ALCHEMY.
16. Star Stuff.
17. The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard.
VI. GALAXIES AND BEYOND.
19. Galaxies: From Here to the Horizon.
REVISED! 20. Galaxy Evolution.
REVISED! 21. Dark Matter and the Fate of the Universe.
REVISED! 22. The Beginning of Time.
S5. Interstellar Travel.
Appendix A: A Few Mathematical Skills.
Appendix B: The Periodic Table of the Elements.
Appendix C: Planetary Data.
Appendix D: Stellar Data.
NEW! Appendix E: Constants.
NEW! Appendix F: Key Equations.
NEW! Star Charts S-1.