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Schaum's Outline of Astronomy,9780071364362

Schaum's Outline of Astronomy

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9780071364362

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0071364366
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Pub. Date:
11/12/2001
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McGraw-Hill
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Summary

- Provides a basic introduction to the topics covered in a beginning astronomy course, with an emphasis on problem-solving methods ordinarily taught "on the fly" or in ad-hoc tutorials- Closes the gap in student literature by providing a focused, comprehensive presentation of basic astronomical problem-solving techniques- Readers learn by example with the help of more than 200 detailed problems and step-by-step solutions, supplemented with over 100 detailed charts and graphs- Designed to accompany all leading 100-level astronomy textbooks, or to be used as a stand-alone guide for amateur stargazers

Author Biography

Stacy Palen, Ph.D. (Seattle, WA) teaches astronomy at the University of Washington. The curriculum she developed there for Astronomy 101 (Introductory Astronomy) and Astronomy 150 (The Planets) has since been adopted at many universities, including U.C. Berkeley, University of Virginia, and the University of Oregon.

Table of Contents

Physics Facts
1(30)
About Masses
1(12)
About Gases
13(2)
About Light
15(10)
About Distance
25(6)
The Sky and Telescopes
31(18)
Coordinate Systems and Timescales
31(11)
Instrumentation
42(7)
Terrestrial Planets
49(28)
Formation of Terrestrial Planets
50(3)
Evolution of the Terrestrial Planets
53(3)
Mercury
56(3)
Venus
59(3)
Earth
62(5)
Moon
67(4)
Mars
71(1)
Moons of Mars
72(5)
Jovian Planets and Their Satellites
77(14)
Jupiter
78(1)
Saturn
79(1)
Uranus
79(1)
Neptune
80(1)
Moons
81(6)
Rings
87(4)
Debris
91(16)
Comets
91(4)
Meteorites
95(4)
Asteroids
99(4)
Pluto and Charon
103(4)
The Interstellar Medium and Star Formation
107(18)
The Interstellar Medium
107(10)
Star Formation
117(8)
Main-Sequence Stars and the Sun
125(28)
Equilibrium of Stars
125(1)
Observable Properties of Stars
126(11)
The Sun
137(16)
Stellar Evolution
153(20)
Why Do Stars Evolve?
153(3)
How Do Stars Evolve?
156(2)
Stars <8 MSun
158(4)
Stars > 8MSun: Supernovae
162(1)
Where Do We Come From?
163(10)
Stellar Remnants (White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes)
173(10)
Degenerate Gas Pressure
173(1)
White Dwarfs
174(2)
Neutron Stars
176(3)
Black Holes
179(4)
Galaxies and Clusters
183(20)
The Milky Way
183(6)
Normal Galaxies
189(7)
Active Galaxies and Quasars
196(7)
Cosmology
203(16)
Hubble's Law
203(1)
Hubble's Law and the Expansion of the Universe
204(1)
Hubble's Law and the Age of the Universe
204(1)
Hubble's Law and the Size of the Universe
205(1)
The Big Bang
205(9)
Life in the Universe
214(5)
Appendix 1 Physical and Astronomical Constants 219(2)
Appendix 2 Units and Unit Conversions 221(2)
Appendix 3 Algebra Rules 223(2)
Appendix 4 History of Astronomy Timeline 225(6)
Index 231


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