Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier

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9780072833027: Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier

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.

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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
Astronomy ESP
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
End-of-Text Material
Chapter Introduction
Historical Fact Boxes
PowerWeb - Astronomy

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