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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 ...show morey 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
Published: 01/12/2005
International: No

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