Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond

Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond

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With this newly revised 6th edition of ASTRONOMY: THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND BEYOND, Mike Seeds and Dana Backman's goal is to help students use astronomy to understand science and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text illustrates the scientific method and guides students to answer these fundamental questions: What are we? and How do we know? In discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, the authors provide not just facts, but a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. The book vividly conveys their love of astronomy, and illustrates how students can comprehend their place in the universe by grasping a small set of physical laws. Crafting a story about astronomy, The authors show students how to ask questions to gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world. The revision addresses new developments in astrophysics and cosmology, plus the latest discoveries, including evidence of a new world beyond Pluto and new evidence of dark energy and the acceleration of the universe. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.If our galaxy were an the size of an 18-wheeler, the smallest dwarf galaxies would be as small as pocket-size toy cars, and the largest ... You know that the stars in the outer parts of the galaxy are in orbit around the center of mass, so you can use Keplera#39;s third law to find the ... You could measure those changes in wavelength, use the Doppler formula to find the velocities, and plot a diagram showing theanbsp;...

Title:Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond
Author:Michael Seeds, Dana Backman
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2009-01-05


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