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Astronomy A Physical Perspective

Author : Marc L. Kutner
ISBN : 0521529271
Genre : Science
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A comprehensive introduction to astronomical objects and phenomena, for undergraduate students.

Sizing Up The Universe

Author : J. Richard Gott
ISBN : 1426206518
Genre : Science
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Using space photographs and scaled maps, demonstrates the actual size of objects in the cosmos, from Buzz Aldrin's historic footprint on the Moon to the entire visible universe, with a gatefold of the Gott-Juric Map of the Universe.

Perspectives On Astronomy Media Edition

Author : Michael Seeds
ISBN : 9780495113522
Genre : Science
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PERSPECTIVES ON ASTRONOMY features the same engaging writing style and logical conceptual presentation that has become a hallmark of Mike Seeds's introductory astronomy texts, but in a slimmer and more affordable alternative for instructors looking for a text that truly focuses on the core concepts. Seeds and new co-author Dana Backman personalize the history of the universe by placing students at the center of the latest chapter in a grand and amazing story-how we are the latest link in the great chain of origins. The authors also emphasize the role of the scientific process throughout the text, helping students understand how analyzing scientific evidence not only answers the question How Do We Know? but also provides deeper insights into our place in the universe as well. New copies of PERSPECTIVES ON ASTRONOMY include access to CengageNOW, an online diagnostic resource and personalized learning system for students. Access is also included for Virtual Astronomy Labs, a collection of twenty interactive online exercises that cover the main concepts in introductory astronomy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Solutions Manual Astronomy A Physical Perspective

Author : Kutner
ISBN : 0471606502
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Principles Of Physical Cosmology

Author : Phillip James Edwin Peebles
ISBN : 0691019339
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During the last twenty years, dramatic improvements in methods of observing astrophysical phenomena from the ground and in space have added to our knowledge of what the universe is like now and what it was like in the past, going back to the hot big bang. In this overview of today's physical cosmology, P.J.E. Peebles shows how observation has combined with theoretical elements to establish the subject as a mature science, while he also discusses the most notable recent attempts to understand the origin and structure of the universe. A successor to Peebles's classic volume Physical Cosmology (Princeton, 1971), the book is a comprehensive overview addressed not only to students but also to scientists active in fields outside cosmology. The first chapter of the work presents the elements of physical cosmology, including the history of the discovery of the expanding universe. The second, on the cosmological tests that measure the geometry of spacetime, discusses general relativity theory as the basis for the tests, and then surveys the broad variety of ways the tests can be applied with the new generations of telescopes and detectors. The third chapter deals with the origin of galaxies and the large-scale structure of the universe, and reviews ideas about how the evolution of the universe might be traced back to very early epochs when structure originated. Each section of these chapters begins with an introduction that can be understood with no special knowledge beyond undergraduate physics, and then progresses to more specialized topics. P.J.E. Peebles is Albert Einstein Professor of Science at Princeton University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Royal Society.

Cosmological Physics

Author : J. A. Peacock
ISBN : 0521422701
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An eagerly-awaited, comprehensive and authoritative introduction to contemporary cosmology; for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

Solar System Evolution

Author : Stuart Ross Taylor
ISBN : 0521641306
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This book describes the origin and evolution of the solar system, with an emphasis on interpretation.

Astronomy And Astrology

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 9781855842236
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In the Middle Ages, Astronomia - one of the Seven Liberal Arts - was as much about astrology as astronomy. In fact the two disciplines only parted company in the seventeenth century, as the materialistic world-view gained greater prominence. Where once human destiny was connected to stars and planets, and spiritual or soul qualities were associated with the natural world, now the cosmos was seen as consisting of gases, fire and dead rock. Rudolf Steiner brings a new spiritual perspective to our study of the heavens. Humanity, he says, is intimately connected to cosmic beings, who in turn are related to planets and stars. There is meaning in the cosmos. Although Steiner rejects the simplistic notion of the planets determining our lives and behaviour, he makes a clear connection between the heavenly bodies and human beings. Whilst criticizing the superficial nature of much astrology, Steiner shows that as individuals, and with the guidance of spiritual beings, we choose an appropriate time of birth to match the destiny we are to live.This enlightening anthology, expertly collated by Margaret Jonas, features excerpts of Steiner's work on the spiritual individualities of the planets, the determination of human characteristics by the constellation at birth, the cultural epochs and the passage of the equinox, cosmic influences on the individual and humanity, life in the planetary spheres between death and rebirth, solar and lunar eclipses, comets, and much more.

Astrophysics Processes

Author : Hale Bradt
ISBN : 9781139469586
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Bridging the gap between physics and astronomy textbooks, this book provides step-by-step physical and mathematical development of fundamental astrophysical processes underlying a wide range of phenomena in stellar, galactic, and extragalactic astronomy. The book has been written for upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students, and its strong pedagogy ensures solid mastery of each process and application. It contains over 150 tutorial figures, numerous examples of astronomical measurements, and 201 exercises. Topics covered include the Kepler–Newton problem, stellar structure, binary evolution, radiation processes, special relativity in astronomy, radio propagation in the interstellar medium, and gravitational lensing. Applications presented include Jeans length, Eddington luminosity, the cooling of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the Sunyaev–Zeldovich effect, Doppler boosting in jets, and determinations of the Hubble constant. This text is a stepping stone to more specialized books and primary literature. Password-protected solutions to the exercises are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521846561.

Galaxy Formation

Author : Malcolm S. Longair
ISBN : 9783662035719
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Written by a well-known astrophysicist, who is also a superbly talented writer, this work deals with the matter and radiation content of the universe, the formation of galaxies, and provides a comprehensive introduction into relativistic astrophysics as needed for the clarification of cosmological ideas.

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