Explorations Vol. 2 : An Introduction to Astronomy

ISBN-10: 0077234065
ISBN-13: 9780077234065
Edition: 5th 2008
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Book details

Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/4/2008
Binding: Other 
Pages: 594
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Tom Arny is an Emeritus professor in the Astronomy Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was associated there with the Five College Astronomy Program(comprising faculty from U-Mass, Amhurst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith Colleges). Dr. Arny received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College and his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Arizona. In addition to his interest in astronomy, he has a long-standing fascination with the natural world: weather (especially atmospheric optics such as rainbows), birds, wildflowers, and butterflies.Visit Dr. Arny's website at:http://www.astro.umass.edu/~arny/astro100.html

an Introduction to Astronomy
Volume 2
Stars and Galaxies
History of Astronomy
– Gravity & Motion
– Light & Atoms
– Telescopes
– The Sun, Our Star
– Measuring the Properties of Stars
– Stellar Evolution
– Stellar Remnants
– The Milky Way Galaxy
– Galaxies
– Cosmology Appendices Listing
Rest Frames
The Speed of Light from Moving Objects
The Michelson-Morely Experiment Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity Special Relativity and Space Travel
The Twin Paradox
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