Schaum's Outline of Astronomy

ISBN-10: 0071364366
ISBN-13: 9780071364362
Edition: 2002
Authors: Stacey Palen
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Description: This text gives an introduction to topics covered in astronomy courses at the 100-level. It focuses on problem solving. The explanations, graphs and charts constitute a manual for understanding the fundamental concepts of astronomy.

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 12/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

This text gives an introduction to topics covered in astronomy courses at the 100-level. It focuses on problem solving. The explanations, graphs and charts constitute a manual for understanding the fundamental concepts of astronomy.

Physics Facts
About Masses
About Gases
About Light
About Distance
The Sky and Telescopes
Coordinate Systems and Timescales
Instrumentation
Terrestrial Planets
Formation of Terrestrial Planets
Evolution of the Terrestrial Planets
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Moon
Mars
Moons of Mars
Jovian Planets and Their Satellites
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Moons
Rings
Debris
Comets
Meteorites
Asteroids
Pluto and Charon
The Interstellar Medium and Star Formation
The Interstellar Medium
Star Formation
Main-Sequence Stars and the Sun
Equilibrium of Stars
Observable Properties of Stars
The Sun
Stellar Evolution
Why Do Stars Evolve?
How Do Stars Evolve?
Stars [ 8 M[subscript Sun]
Stars ] 8 M[subscript Sun]: Supernovae
Where Do We Come From?
Stellar Remnants (White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes)
Degenerate Gas Pressure
White Dwarfs
Neutron Stars
Black Holes
Galaxies and Clusters
The Milky Way
Normal Galaxies
Active Galaxies and Quasars
Cosmology
Hubble's Law
Hubble's Law and the Expansion of the Universe
Hubble's Law and the Age of the Universe
Hubble's Law and the Size of the Universe
The Big Bang
Life in the Universe
Physical and Astronomical Constants
Units and Unit Conversions
Algebra Rules
History of Astronomy Timeline
Index

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