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Lecture- Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy

ISBN-10: 0321820460

ISBN-13: 9780321820464

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Edward E. Prather, Tim P. Slater, Jeff P. Adams, Gina Brissenden

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Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy provides a collection of 44 collaborative learning, inquiry-based activities to be used with introductory astronomy courses. Based on education research, these activities are "classroom ready" and lead to deeper, more complete understanding through a series of structured questions that prompt you to use reasoning and identify and correct their misconceptions. All content has been extensively field tested and six new tutorials have been added that respond to reviewer demand, numerous interviews, and nationally conducted workshops.
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Book details

List price: $44.80
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

The Night Sky
Position
Motion
Seasonal Stars
Solar vs. Sidereal Day
Ecliptic
Star Charts
Fundamentals of Astronomy
Kepler's Second Law
Kepler's Third Law
Newton's Laws of Gravity
Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes of Stars
The Parsec
Parallax and Distance
Spectroscopic Parallax
Nature of Light in Astronomy
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 the Sun
Seasons
Observing Retrograde Motion
Earth's Changing Surface
Greenhouse Effect
Temperature and Formation of Our Solar System
Sun Size
Stars, Galaxies, and Beyond
H-R Diagram
Star Formation and Lifetimes
Binary Stars
Motion of Extrasolar Planets
Stellar Evolution
Milky Way Scales
Galaxy Classification
Dark Matter
Looking at Distant Objects
Making Sense of the Universe and Expansion
Hubble's Law
Expansion of the Universe
Expansion, Lookback Time, and Distance
"Big Bang"