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Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy, 3rd Edition

Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy, 3rd ... Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy ...

ISBN: 9780321820464 / 0321820460

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

The Night Sky

Position p.1
Motion p.3
Seasonal Stars p.8
Solar vs. Sidereal Day p.11
Ecliptic p.13
Star Charts p.19

Chapter 2

Fundamentals Of Astronomy

Kepler's Second Law p.21
Kepler's Third Law p.25
Newton's Law and Gravity p.29
Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes of Stars p.33
The Parsec p.37
Parallax and Distance p.41
Spectroscopic Parallax p.45

Chapter 3

Nature Of Light In Astronomy

Electromagnetic (EM) Spectrum of Light p.47
Telescopes and Earth's Atmosphere p.52
Luminosity, Temperature, and Size p.55
Blackbody Radiation p.59
Types of Spectra p.63
Light and Atoms p.65
Analyzing Spectra p.71
Doppler Shift p.75

Chapter 4

Our Solar System

The Cause of Moon Phase p.81
Predicting Moon Phases p.85
Path of the Sun p.89
Seasons p.93
Observing Retrograde Motion p.100
Earth's Changing Surface p.101
Greenhouse Effect p.105
Temperature and Formation of Our Solar System p.111
Sun Size p.113

Chapter 5

Stars, Galaxies, And Beyond

H-R Diagram p.117
Star Formation and Lifetimes p.119
Binary Stars p.121
Motion of Extrasolar Planets p.125
Stellar Evolution p.133
Milky Way Scales p.135
Galaxy Classification p.139
Dark Matter p.143
Looking at Distant Objects p.149
Making Sense of the Universe and Expansion p.151
Hubble's Law p.155
Expansion of the Universe p.161
Expansion , Lookback Times, and Distances p.163
The Big Bang p.165
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