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Astronomy Today free pdf For one- or two-semester introductory courses in astronomy. Chaisson/McMillan takes an 'Earth-out' progression-which means it covers the solar system, followed by the Sun, and then moves on to stars and galaxies. While this book is descriptive (largely conceptual) it does provide quantitative material, including worked Examples in optional boxed sections. The goal of the Fifth Edition is to better convey how scientists know what they know, and to help students understand the process that astronomers use as they make new discoveries.

About Eric J. Chaisson

Eric Chaisson. Eric holds a doctorate in astrophysics from Harvard University, where he spent ten years on the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. For five years, Eric was a Senior Scientist and Director of Educational Programs at the Space Telescope Science Institute and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Johns Hopkins University. He then joined Tufts University, where he is now Professor of Physics, Professor of Education, and Director of the Wright Center for Innovative Science Education. He has written nine books on astronomy, which have received such literary awards as the Phi Beta Kappa Prize, two American Institute of Physics Awards, and Harvard's Smith-Weld Prize for Literary Merit. He has published more than 100 scientific papers in professional journals, and has also received Harvard's Bok Prize for original contributions to astrophysics. Steve McMillan. Steve holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University and a doctorate in Astronomy from Harvard University. He held post-doctoral positions at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, where he continued his research in theoretical astrophysics, star clusters, and numerical modeling. Steve is currently Distinguished Professor of Physics at Drexel University and a frequent visiting researcher at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Tokyo. He has published more than 50 scientific papers in professional journals.

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Author : Eric J. Chaisson
Publisher : Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
Data Published : 26 July 2004
ISBN : 0131445960
EAN : 9780131445963
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 848 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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