This is a text for an introductory astronomy course. One of the main goals is to provide a broad enough and deep enough background in astronomy so that 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.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
6 New Interactives. Each Interactive (on the OLC and CD)will allow students to manipulate parameters and gain a better understanding of topics such as Blackbody Radiation, The Bohr Model, Retrograde Motion, Cosmology, Solar System Builder and the H-R Diagram by watching the effect of these manipulations.
Online Learning Center
Volumes! Fix is now available in two volumes:
Solar System and Stars and Galaxies to offer even more flexibility!
New formulas and equations, presented as boxed features, so that the math and physics involved in astronomy are not ignored but made accessible through careful explanations and examples.
Worked Examples Boxes
Historical Fact Boxes
PowerWeb - Astronomy
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Blacklick, Ohio, U.S.A.: McGraw-Hill College, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Pretty good condition, great used. Book is the US version. Textbook only, accessories such as CD, infotrac, web access codes, may not be included. Buy with confidence. In the unlikely event something should go wrong, you can contact us to assist with excellent customer service. We are very proud to be in this program as it allows us to offer the best customer experience possible. All orders shipped within 1 business day. Inventory subject to prior sale. Satisfaction guaranteed!! Expedite Shipping Available. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1709980722
Book Description McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math. CD-ROM. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2511548952
Book Description McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math. Book Condition: Good. 0072833025 May have signs of use, may be ex library copy. Book Only. Used items do not include access codes, cd's or other accessories, regardless of what is stated in item title. Bookseller Inventory # Z0072833025Z3
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97800728330273.0