by Nick Strobel
Publisher: astronomynotes.com 2010
The notes cover: an overview of astronomy's place in the scientific endeavor, the scientific method, astronomy without a telescope, a history of astronomy, Newton's law of gravity and applications to orbits, Relativity theories, electromagnetic radiation, telescopes, the solar system, properties of the stars, the Sun, fusion reactions, stellar structure, stellar evolution, the interstellar medium, the Milky Way galaxy, extra-galactic astronomy, cosmology, and extra-terrestrial life.
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by David Peck Todd - American Book Company
Contents: Language of Astronomy; Philosophy of the Celestial Sphere; Stars in their Courses; Earth as a Globe; Earth Turns on its Axis; Earth Revolves Round the Sun; Astronomy of Navigation; Observatory and its Instruments; The Moon; The Sun; etc.
This book introduces the advanced secondary or beginning university student to the process that revealed the rich tapestry of the universe to humanity, presenting astronomy not only as a field of knowledge, but also as a human endeavor in science.
by George C. Comstock - D. Appleton and company
The author concentrates attention upon those parts of the subject that possess special educational value. Matter which permits of experimental treatment with simple apparatus is of peculiar value and is given a prominence in the text.
by Forest Ray Moulton - The MacMillan Company
It has been assumed that the reader has an interest in the wonderful universe which surrounds him, and that he has arrived at such a stage of intellectual development that he demands the reasons for whatever conclusions he is asked to accept.