Understanding the Universe

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Understanding the Universe An Inquiry Approach to Astronomy and the Nature of Scientific Research Autor: George Greenstein


Podr?cznik dla undergraduate students


A student-active introduction to astronomy, emphasizing inquiry learning so students will clearly understand our universe and the scientific method. Within-text and end-of-chapter questions check understanding of concepts and require the student to think critically through astronomy-based problems. 'Nature of Science' and 'Detectives on the Case' sections in each chapter encourage students to take on the role of a scientist and so develop an understanding of how scientific progress is made, leading students through a chain of arguments of forming and testing hypotheses, in the context of specific astronomical topics. By focusing on key topics, the student is able to develop a deeper understanding of the core areas of astronomy

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Understanding the Universe An Inquiry Approach to Astronomy and the Nature of Scientific Research Autor: George Greenstein


Podr?cznik dla undergraduate students


A student-active introduction to astronomy, emphasizing inquiry learning so students will clearly understand our universe and the scientific method. Within-text and end-of-chapter questions check understanding of concepts and require the student to think critically through astronomy-based problems. ‚Nature of Science’ and ‚Detectives on the Case’ sections in each chapter encourage students to take on the role of a scientist and so develop an understanding of how scientific progress is made, leading students through a chain of arguments of forming and testing hypotheses, in the context of specific astronomical topics. By focusing on key topics, the student is able to develop a deeper understanding of the core areas of astronomy. Math is used to make intuitive points and kept simple by using a two-track system to first describe the logic of the calculation followed by a more detailed example. Simple illustrations support the text and step students through concepts visually.


Spis treści:

  • Part I. Steps to Astronomy:
    • 1. The sky
    • 2. The origins of astronomy
    • 3. Gravity and orbits
    • 4. Light
    • 5. The astronomers’ tools: telescopes and space probes
  • Part II. The Solar System:
    • 6. Introducing the Solar System
    • 7. The inner Solar System
    • 8. The outer Solar System
    • 9. Smaller bodies in the Solar System
    • 10. Planets beyond the Solar System
  • Part III. Stars:
    • 11. Our Sun
    • 12. A census of stars
    • 13. The formation of stars and planets
    • 14. Stellar structure
    • 15. Stellar evolution and death
  • Part IV. Galaxies and the Universe:
    • 16. The Milky Way galaxy
    • 17. Galaxies
    • 18. Cosmology
    • 19. Life in the Universe
    • Index

    dla: undergraduate students

    isbn 9780521145329
    stron 658
    Data publikacji 11/04/2013
    513 b/w illus. 39 colour illus. 297 exercises
    Paperback 279 x 235 mm

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