Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy

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Book details

List price: $45.33
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

KEY MESSAGE: Funded by the National Science Foundation, Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy is designed to help make large lecture-format courses more interactive with easy-to-implement activities that can be integrated into existing course structures. The Second Edition of the Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy contains nine new activities that focus on planetary science, system related topics, and the interactions of Light and matter. These new activities have been created using the same rigorous development cycle that was used for the highly successful first edition. The Night Sky: Position, Motion, Seasonal Stars, Solar vs. Sidereal Day, Ecliptic, Star Charts. Fundamentals of Astronomy: Kepler's 2nd Law, Kepler's 3rd Law, Newton's Laws and Gravity, Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes of Stars, The Parse, Parallax and Distance, Spectroscopic Parallax. Nature of Light in Astronomy: The Electromagnetic (EM) Spectrum of Light, Telescopes and Earth's Atmosphere, Luminosity, Temperature and Size, Blackbody Radiation, Types of Spectra, Light and Atoms, Analyzing Spectra, Doppler Shift. Our Solar System: The Cause of Moon Phases, Predicting Moon Phases, Path of Sun, Seasons, Observing Retrograde Motion, Earth's Changing Surface, Temperature and Formation of Our Solar System, Sun Size. Stars Galaxies and Beyond: H-R Diagram, Star Formation and Lifetimes, Binary Stars, The Motion of Extrasolar Planets, Stellar Evolution, Milky Way Scales, Galaxy Classification, Looking at Distant Objects, Expansion of the Universe. For all readers interested in astronomy.

The Night Sky
Position
Motion
Seasonal Stars
Solar vs. Sidereal Day
Ecliptic
Star Charts
Fundamentals of Astronomy
Keplerrsquo;s 2 nd Law
Keplerrsquo;s 3 rd Law
Newtonrsquo;s Laws and Gravity
Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes of Stars
The Parsec
Parallax and Distance
Spectroscopic Parallax
Nature of Light in Astronomy
The Electromagnetic (EM) Spectrum of Light
Telescopes and Earthrsquo;s Atmosphere
Luminosity, Temperature and Size
Blackbody Radiation
Types of Spectra
Light and Atoms
Analyzing Spectra
Doppler Shift
Our Solar System
The Cause of Moon Phases
Predicting Moon Phases
Path of Sun
Seasons
Observing Retrograde Motion
Earthrsquo;s Changing Surface
Temperature and Formation of Our Solar System
Sun Size
Stars Galaxies and Beyond
H-R Diagram
Star Formation and Lifetimes
Binary Stars
The Motion of Extrasolar Planets
Stellar Evolution
Milky Way Scales
Galaxy Classification
Looking at Distant Objects
Expansion of the Universe

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