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

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

ISBN13: 978-0073040783

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ISBN13: 978-0073040783
ISBN10: 0073040789
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 06
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2006
International: No

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Astronomy : Journey to the Cosmic Frontier with Starry Nights - With CD - 4TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073040783

John D. Fix

ISBN13: 978-0073040783
ISBN10: 0073040789
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 06
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2006
International: No
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.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Journey Begins

1. Journey's Start
2. Patterns in the Sky
3. Ancient Astronomy
4. Renaissance Astronomy
5. Gravity and Motion
6. Light and Telescopes

Part 2 Journey Through the Solar System

7. Overview of the Solar System
8. The Earth
9. The Moon
10. Mercury and Venus
11. Mars
12. Jupiter and Saturn
13. The Outer Planets
14. Satellites
15. Solar System Debris

Part 3 Journey to the Stars

16. Basic Properties of Stars
17. The Sun
18. The Formation of Stars and Planets
19. The Evolution of Stars
20. White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes
21. Binary Star Systems

Part 4 Journey to the Cosmic Frontier

22. The Milky Way
23. Galaxies
24. Quasars and Other Active Galaxies
25. Galaxy Clusters and the Structure of the Universe
26. Cosmology

Part 5 Journey in Search of Life

27. Life in the Universe
Appendixes
Glossary
References
Credits
Index

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