Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology : The Cosmic Perspective, Second Edition with Voyager: SkyGazer CD-ROM / Edition 2

Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology : The Cosmic Perspective, Second Edition with Voyager: SkyGazer CD-ROM / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0805385568
ISBN-13:
9780805385564
Pub. Date:
08/28/2001
Publisher:
Pearson Education

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Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology : The Cosmic Perspective, Second Edition with Voyager: SkyGazer CD-ROM / Edition 2

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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ISBN-13: 9780805385564
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Edition description: Older Edition
Product dimensions: 8.24(w) x 11.08(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

I. DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVE.

REVISED! 1. Our Place in the Universe.

II. KEY CONCEPTS FOR ASTRONOMY.

4. A Universe of Matter and Energy.
REVISED! 5. Universal Motion: From Copernicus to Newton.
6. Light: The Cosmic Messenger.
REVISED! 7. Telescopes and Spacecraft.

IV. A DEEPER LOOK AT NATURE.

S2. Space and Time.
S3. Spacetime and Gravity.
S4. Building Blocks of the Universe.

REVISED! V. STELLAR ALCHEMY.

14. Our Star.
15. Stars.
16. Star Stuff.
17. The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard.

VI. GALAXIES AND BEYOND.

18. Our Galaxy.
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.
Glossary G-1.
Acknowledgements C-1.
Index I-1.

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