Understanding Our Universe (Paperback)

Stacy Palen, Laura Kay, Bradford Smith, George Blumenthal

  • 出版商: W.W.Norton
  • 出版日期: 2011-11-01
  • 售價: $1,300
  • 貴賓價: 9.8$1,274
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 560
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0393912108
  • ISBN-13: 9780393912104
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Innovative pedagogy and unique application exercises teach students to apply what they've learned, as they learn it.

Understanding Our Universe was constructed with the latest astronomy education research in mind: students learn by doing. The learning system allows students to immediately apply what they learn, gain a deeper understanding of the science, build confidence, and make meaningful connections to their everyday lives.


Part I

Chapter 1: Our Place in the Universe

Chapter 2: Patterns in the Sky-Motions of Earth

Chapter 3: Laws of Motion

Chapter 4: Light and Telescopes

Part II

Chapter 5: The Formation of Stellar Systems

Chapter 6: Terrestrial Worlds in the Inner Solar System

Chapter 7: Atmospheres of Venus, Earth, and Mars

Chapter 8: The Giant Planets

Chapter 9: Small Bodies of the Solar System

Part III

Chapter 10: Measuring the Stars

Chapter 11: Our Star: The Sun

Chapter 12: Evolution of Low-Mass Stars

Chapter 13: Evolution of High-Mass Stars

Part IV

Chapter 14: The Expansion of Space

Chapter 15: The Realm of the Galaxies

Chapter 16: Our Galaxy: The Milky Way

Chapter 17: Modern Cosmology and the Origin of Structure

Chapter 18: Life in the Universe