Universe: Solar System, Stars, and Galaxies

Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133940500

Category: Science

Page: 488

View: 3020


The new edition of UNIVERSE means the same proven Seeds/Backman approach and trusted content, fully updated with the latest discoveries and resources to meet the needs of today's diverse students. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Planets, Stars, and Galaxies

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426301707

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 194

View: 9369


Illustrations, photographs, star charts, moon maps, and scientific diagrams are compiled in a reference tool that explores the new solar system, the birth and death of stars, black holes, and space engineering.

Universe: Solar System, Stars, and Galaxies

Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285500164

Category: Science

Page: 488

View: 3767


The new edition of UNIVERSE means the same proven Seeds/Backman approach and trusted content, fully updated with the latest discoveries and resources to meet the needs of today's diverse students. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Astronomy

Author: Michael A. Seeds

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 532

View: 4863


This newly revised and updated 3rd edition of ASTRONOMY: THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND BEYOND engages students as it illustrates their place in the universe – not just their location, but also their role as planet dwellers in an evolving universe. Fascinating and engaging, the book illustrates how science works, and how scientists depend on evidence to test hypotheses. Students will learn to focus on the scientific method through the strong central theme of "how we know what we know." Through a discussion of this interplay between evidence and hypothesis, Seeds provides not just a series of facts, but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of astronomical knowledge. The book vividly conveys the author's love of astronomy, shows students how the universe can be described by a small set of physical laws, and illustrates how they can comprehend their place in the universe by understanding these laws, rather than simply memorizing facts. By crafting a story about astronomy, Seeds shows students how to ask questions of nature and therefore gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world. With the use of mathematics set off in boxes, the book's presentation is flexible and allows instructors to teach to differing student levels. This is the first text from Mike Seeds to be written using a planets-first approach.

Stars and Galaxies

Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305120785

Category: Science

Page: 496

View: 9301


Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, STARS AND GALAXIES emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? Updated with the newest developments and latest discoveries in the field of astronomy, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, while providing not only facts but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Universe

Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana E. Backman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781111427238

Category: Astronomy

Page: 514

View: 1149


With this newly revised 7th edition of UNIVERSE: SOLAR SYSTEM, STARS, AND GALAXIES, International Edition Mike Seeds’ and Dana Backman’s goal is to help students use astronomy to understand science and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text illustrates the scientific method and guides students to answer these fundamental questions: “What are we?” and “How do we know?”In discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, the authors provide not just facts but a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. The book vividly conveys their love of astronomy and illustrates how students can comprehend their place in the universe by grasping a small set of physical laws. Crafting a story about astronomy, the authors show students how to ask questions to gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world. The revision addresses new developments in astrophysics and cosmology, plus the latest discoveries, including evidence of a new world beyond Pluto and new evidence of dark energy and the acceleration of the universe.

Universe Solar System, Stars, and Galaxies

Author: Gianni Donati,Kani M. Rauf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781642231045

Category:

Page: 314

View: 8071


The origin of things has always been a central concern for humanity; the origin of the stones, the animals, the plants, the planets, the stars and we ourselves. Yet the most fundamental origin of them all would seem to be the origin of the universe as a whole - of everything that exists, without which there could be none of the creatures and things mentioned above, including ourselves. As it is well known, the Cosmos is expanding for a long time, and this motion is still visible at present. Any theory about the Universe must account for this expansion; and also for the observed fact that it looks the same in every direction. If it follows the expansion backward in time, it is easy to see that the Universe must have been smaller in the past. There was a time when all the matter and energy was packed tightly together in a relatively small region of space, currently called the Primeval Atom or also the Cosmic Egg. The standard model is the theory that illustrates the best what we observe. This book entitled "Universe Solar System, Stars, And Galaxies" is focused on the understanding of Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Early Universe, gravitational waves and neutrinos, covering all theoretical, experimental and phenomenological aspects contributed by important scientists in the field of cosmology. The chapters vary with different particular works, giving a resourceful depiction. It is the result of the work of many scientists in the field of cosmology, in accordance with their expertise and particular interests. A sample of the great deal of efforts made by the scientific community, trying to understand our universe. It is proposed that the concept of apparent size due to the very big distances in space can be used to show that the size of the Universe, and the size of the classical electron, are closely related i.e., the very big size of the Universe is determined by the small size of the classical electron.This book attempts to understand the questions while giving some of the most promising advances in modern cosmology.

Universe

Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana E. Backman

Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole

ISBN: 9781133954163

Category: Astronomy

Page: 544

View: 3818


The new edition of UNIVERSE: SOLAR SYSTEMS, STARS, AND GALAXIES, 8E, International Edition means the same proven Seeds/Backman approach and trusted content, fully updated with the latest discoveries and online resources to meet the needs of today’s diverse learners. Going beyond a simple refresh of the printed text format, Cengage Learning has invested in our bestselling astronomy title to offer a range of digital solutions, including Enhanced WebAssign, text specific online tutorials, Virtual Astronomy Labs 2.0, and more. Whether you need a robust online learning system or a turn-key solution to engage students outside the classroom, UNIVERSE: SOLAR SYSTEMS, STARS, AND GALAXIES, 8E, International Edition delivers!

Foundations of Astronomy

Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133711103

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 8867


Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, Foundations of Astronomy Twelth Edition emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? Updated with the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, while providing not only fact but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Solar System

Author: Michael A. Seeds

Publisher: Brooks Cole

ISBN: N.A

Category: Solar system

Page: 468

View: 6516


Adapted from the newly revised FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, 7th edition, THE SOLAR SYSTEM, 3rd edition contains the introductory and historical astronomy chapters from FOUNDATIONS as well as the planets chapters and the last chapter, "Life on Other Worlds". This newly revised and updated 3rd edition shows students their place in the universe - not just their location, but also their role as planet dwellers in an evolving universe. Fascinating and engaging, the book illustrates how science works, and how scientists depend on evidence to test hypotheses. Students will learn to focus on the scientific method through the strong central theme of "how we know what we know." Through a discussion of this interplay between evidence and hypothesis, Seeds provides not just a series of facts, but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of astronomical knowledge. The book vividly conveys the author's love of astronomy, shows students how the universe can be described by a small set of physical laws, and illustrates how they can comprehend their place in the universe by understanding these laws, rather than simply memorizing facts. By crafting a story about astronomy, Seeds shows students how to ask questions of nature and therefore gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world. The book's use of mathematics is incorporated into the body of the text (as well as in separate sections for easy reference), but the arguments of the text do not depend on mathematical reasoning, allowing math-averse students to easily follow the story. The revision covers the history of astronomy, elementary physics concepts, the solar system, and a brief perspective on the origins of the universe.