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Schaum's Outline of Astronomy

This book provides complete coverage of material in 100-level Astronomy courses. It offers clear explanations of all the concepts and applications. It is perfect for college students, high school students, and backyard enthusiasts. This book can be used with these courses: Introduction to Astronomy; Astronomy; The Astronomical Universe; Celestial Navigation; Introduction to Astrophysics; Planetary Systems; and Formation of Stars and Planets. Master the fundamentals of astronomy with "Schaum's" - the high-performance study guide. It will help you cut study time, hone problem-solving skills, and achieve your personal best on exams and projects! Students love "Schaum's Outlines" because they produce results. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students improve their test scores and final grades with these indispensable study guides. Get the edge on your classmates. Use "Schaum's"!If you don't have a lot of time but want to excel in class, this book helps you: use detailed examples to solve problems; brush up before tests; find answers fast; study quickly and more effectively; and, get the big picture without poring over lengthy textbooks. "Schaum's Outlines" give you the information your teachers expect you to know in a handy and succinct format - without overwhelming you with unnecessary jargon. You get a complete overview of the subject. Plus, you get plenty of practice exercises to test your skill. Compatible with any classroom text, "Schaum's" let you study at your own pace and remind you of all the important facts you need to remember - fast! And "Schaum's" are so complete, they're perfect for preparing for graduate or professional exams.Inside, you will find: overview of all the material covered in Astronomy; 101 concise explanations of relevant terms and concepts; more than 200 problems with step-by-step solutions; and, detailed graphics and charts designed to complement astronomy textbooks. If you want top grades and a thorough understanding of astronomy, this powerful study tool is the best tutor you can have! The chapters include: Physics Facts; The Sky and Telescopes; Terrestrial Planets; Jovian Planets and Their Satellites; Debris; The Interstellar Medium and Star Formation; Main-Sequence; Stars and the Sun; Stellar Evolution; Stellar Remnants (White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes); and Galaxies and Clusters Cosmology. The related titles in "Schaum's Outlines" include: "Physics/Mathematics Applies Physics, 3rd ed."; "Basic Mathematics with Applications to Science and Technology, 2nd ed."; "Beginning Physics I"; "Beginning Physics II"; "College Physics, 9th ed."; "Complex Variables"; "Fourier Analysis"; "Lagrangian Dynamics Modern Physics, 2nd ed."; "Optics Physical Science, 2nd ed."; "Physics for Engineering and Science"; and, "Quantum Mechanics".
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Stacy Palen, Ph.D. (Seattle, WA) teaches astronomy at the University of Washington. The curriculum she developed there for Astronomy 101 (Introductory Astronomy) and Astronomy 150 (The Planets) has since been adopted at many universities, including U.C. Berkeley, University of Virginia, and the University of Oregon.

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