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Astronomy Demystified (Demystified)

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THE FAST AND PAINLESS WAY TO GRASP THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BASIC ASTRONOMY . . . WITHOUT FORMAL TRAINING

Want to master astronomy or aerospace engineering but are intimidated by the complex formulas and equations? Tried other self-teaching guides but were turned off by the dry, complicated presentation? Problem solved! Astronomy Demystified is a totally different, very entertaining, and amazingly effective way to learn the mathematics, fundamentals, and general concepts of astronomy.

With Astronomy Demystified, you ease into the subject one simple step at a time – at your own speed. Unlike most other books on the topic, general concepts are presented first – and the details follow. In order to make the learning process as clear and simple as possible, heavy-duty math, formulas, and equations are kept at a minimum.

THIS UNIQUE, SELF-TEACHING TEXT OFFERS:

* Questions at the end of every chapter and section to reinforce learning and pinpoint your weaknesses

* A 100-question final exam for self-assessment

* Tips on how to get the most out of observational tools such as binoculars and telescopes

* Discussion of the special problems associated with observing the sky at “invisible wavelengths”

* An easy way to understand the math involved in astronomy

Simple enough for a beginner but comprehensive enough for an advanced student, Astronomy Demystified is your short cut to understanding the heavens.

Synopsis:

This work aims to enable people with an interest in astronomy or aerospace engineering to get a grasp of fundamentals without formal training. Each chapter ends with a 10-question quiz, and each section includes a 50-question test.

About the Author

Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill’s most diverse and best-selling authors. Known for his clear, user-friendly, and entertaining writing style, Mr. Gibilisco’s depth of knowledge and ease of presentation make him an excellent choice for a book such as Astronomy Demystified. His previous titles for McGraw-Hill include: The TAB Encyclopedia of Electronics for Technicians and Hobbyists, Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, and the Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics. Booklist named his book, The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing, one of the Best References of 1996.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments PART ONE: THE SKY Chapter 1: Coordinating the Heavens Chapter 2: Stars Constellations Chapter 3: The Sky "Down Under" Chapter 4: The Moon and the Sun Test: Part One PART TWO: THE PLANETS Chapter 5: Mercury and Venus Chapter 6: Mars Chapter 7: The Outer Planets Chapter 8: An Extraterrestrial Visitor's Analysis of Earth Test: Part Two PART THREE: SOLAR SYSTEM DYNAMICS Chapter 9: Evolution of the Solar System Chapter 10: Major Moons of the Outer Planets Chapter 11: Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors Chapter 12: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life Test: Part Three PART FOUR: BEYOND OUR SOLAR SYSTEM Chapter 13: Stars and Nebulae Chapter 14: Extreme Objects in Our Galaxy Chapter 15: Galaxies and Quasars Chapter 16: Special and General Relativity Test: Part Four PART FIVE: SPACE OBSERVATION AND TRAVEL Chapter 17: Optics and Telescopes Chapter 18: Observing the Invisible Chapter 19: Traveling and Living in Space Chapter 20: Your Home Observatory Test: Part Five Final Exam Answers to Quiz, Test, and Exam Questions Suggested Additional Reading and Reference Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071384278
Author:
Gibilisco, Stan
Publisher:
Tab Books
Author:
Gibilisco
Location:
New York
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
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Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
McGraw-Hill "Demystified" series
Series Volume:
2002, no. 1
Publication Date:
August 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.20x7.32x1.15 in. 1.80 lbs.

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