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Astronomy for the Utterly Confused

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 16 Feb 2007
A fun, fascinating, accessible introduction to astronomy basics
In this latest installment in the bestselling Utterly Confused series, an astronomy professor and a popular science writer team up to fill you in on all the essentials of modern astronomy. From the solar system and the constellations to space-time, gravity, and quantum physics, you'll go on a fascinating journey through the cosmos, becoming acquainted with the most recent astronomical phenomena and concepts, and dozens of fun facts.
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ISBN-13: 9780071471589
ISBN-10: 0071471588
Pagini: 352
Dimensiuni: 193 x 234 x 18 mm
Greutate: 0.54 kg
Editura: McGraw Hill Education
Colecția McGraw-Hill Education
Locul publicării: United States




Organization of the Text

Part I: Where Are We? The Basics

Chapter 1: The Universe in Time and Space

Chapter 2: The Earth's Place

Chapter 3: Our Vantage Point on Earth

Chapter 4: Key Concepts and Basic Laws

Part II: Solar Systems and How They Form

Chapter 5: The Solar Nebula and the Formation of Gas Planets

Chapter 6: The Solar Nebula and the Formation of the Rocky Planets and Moons

Chapter 7: The Smaller Bodies of Our Solar System

Chapter 8: The Sun's Role in Our Solar System

Part III: Astrophysics Basics

Chapter 9: Origins of the Puzzles of Space-time and Gravity

Chapter 10: Down to the Atomic and Subatomic Levels

Chapter 11: How These Are Studied

Part IV: Stars and Galaxies

Chapter 12: Star Formation, Star Development

Chapter 13: The Death of Stars

Chapter 14: Galaxy Formation and Development

Part V: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and on to the Future

Chapter 15: The Role of Dark Matter

Chapter 16: The Role of Dark Energy

Chapter 17: The Future of the Universe

Chapter 18: Frontiers in Astronomy