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Astronomy : Journey to the Cosmic Frontier with Starry Nights - With CD - 4th edition

Astronomy : Journey to the Cosmic Frontier with Starry Nights - With CD (ISBN10: 0073040789; ISBN13: 9780073040783)
ISBN13: 978-0073040783
ISBN10: 0073040789

Summary: New Features
  • 23 Interactives including 17 new and 6 originals converted from Java to Flash (on the text website and Digital Content Manager CD): Each Interactive will allow students to manipulate parameters and gain a better understanding of topics. These interactives have been programmed in Flash for stronger visual appeal and reliability but retain the same mathematical and scientific accurac
    y as the earlier ones.
  • Considerable content updating! New topic discussions include: Canis Major galaxy, Milky Way's nearest companion; early Spirit and Opportunity Mars rover results; solar oscillations and images of the Sun's far side; Stardust encounter with Comet Borrelly; determination of mass of black hole in the center of the Milky Way from stellar orbits; icy body Sedna; possible relationship between binary and shapes of planetary nebulae; SETI telescope array; Sloan Great Wall; speckle interferometry; Spitzer Space Telescope results; WMAP results; and many, many revised discussions!
  • Starry Night planetarium software now included free with each new text purchased.
  • Planetarium activities completely rewritten for compatibility with Starry Night planetarium software! Assignable versions of these exercises are also available on the Online Learning Center. These end-of-chapter exercises allow students to use the Starry Night planetarium program.
  • Online Learning Center - For Instructors: This text-specific web site includes the fully downloadable Instructor's Manual/Test Item File, "Interactives", a powerpoint presentation of figures from the text that can be integrated into your own lecture, web links, and many other features. For Students: Students have access to the "Interactives", scorable practice quizzes, assignable planetarium exercises and many other features.
  • eInstruction questions are available with this project and can be found on the Online Learning Center. eInstruction is a wireless student response system that allows for the ultimate in classroom participation, giving you immediate feedback from every student.
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Summary: New Features
  • 23 Interactives including 17 new and 6 originals converted from Java to Flash (on the text website and Digital Content Manager CD): Each Interactive will allow students to manipulate parameters and gain a better understanding of topics. These interactives have been programmed in Flash for stronger visual appeal and reliability but retain the same mathematical and scientific accuracy as the earlier ones.
  • Considerable content updating! New topic discussions include: Canis Major galaxy, Milky Way's nearest companion; early Spirit and Opportunity Mars rover results; solar oscillations and images of the Sun's far side; Stardust encounter with Comet Borrelly; determination of mass of black hole in the center of the Milky Way from stellar orbits; icy body Sedna; possible relationship between binary and shapes of planetary nebulae; SETI telescope array; Sloan Great Wall; speckle interferometry; Spitzer Space Telescope results; WMAP results; and many, many revised discussions!
  • Starry Night planetarium software now included free with each new text purchased.
  • Planetarium activities completely rewritten for compatibility with Starry Night planetarium software! Assignable versions of these exercises are also available on the Online Learning Center. These end-of-chapter exercises allow students to use the Starry Night planetarium program.
  • Online Learning Center - For Instructors: This text-specific web site includes the fully downloadable Instructor's Manual/Test Item File, "Interactives", a powerpoint presentation of figures from the text that can be integrated into your own lecture, web links, and many other features. For Students: Students have access to the "Interactives", scorable practice quizzes, assignable planetarium exercises and many other features.
  • eInstruction questions are available with this project and can be found on the Online Learning Center. eInstruction is a wireless student response system that allows for the ultimate in classroom participation, giving you immediate feedback from every student.
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Edition/Copyright: 4TH 06
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Year Published: 2006
International: No

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