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The study of astronomy offers an unlimited opportunity for us to gain a deeper understanding of our planet, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the known Universe. Using the plain-language approach that has proven highly popular in Fleisch's other Student's Guides, this book is ideal for non-science majors taking introductory astronomy courses. The authors address topics that students find most troublesome, on subjects ranging from stars and light to gravity and black holes. Dozens of fully worked examples and over 150 exercises and homework problems help readers get to grips with the concepts in each chapter. An accompanying website features a host of supporting materials, including interactive solutions for every exercise and problem in the text and a series of video podcasts in which the authors explain the important concepts of every section of the book.Read more
- Plain-language explanations and dozens of fully worked examples help students get to grips with the mathematical material covered in introductory astronomy courses
- Interactive solutions for all problems and exercises are available online, providing a series of hints as well as the complete solution
- Students can watch the authors' explanation of important concepts and mathematical techniques through online podcasts
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"For the budding student of astronomy with a phobia of numbers and equations comes this book to the rescue … a great introduction to the maths of astronomy."
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"A strong feature of the book is the excellent selection of instructive problems at the end of each chapter. Could be useful if you are desperately trying to think of some questions for your mid-term exams."
18th Apr 2015 by Minus1
Some popular scientific journals supply the questions, whereas you supply the answers. The mythology of the expanding universe in particular red-shift vs. recession speed was, unfortunately, completely neglected.
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- Date Published: October 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107610217
- length: 205 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 153 x 10 mm
- weight: 0.34kg
- contains: 67 b/w illus. 154 exercises
Table of Contents
4. Parallax, angular size, and angular resolution
6. Black holes and cosmology
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