Elementary Astronomy

Robert Gowdy

"Elementary Astronomy" provides the basic concepts and history of astronomy for use in a general education science course that is taken by non-science majors. It focuses primarily on solar system astronomy and the search for life as a way to introduce students to a wide variety of sciences, but also covers the basic concepts of stellar astronomy. The mathematics level should be suitable for a college-level course without mathematics prerequisites.

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Table of Contents for Elementary Astronomy

  • Elementary Astronomy Textbook
  • CH01
  • CH02
  • CH03
  • CH04
  • CH05
  • CH06
  • CH07
  • CH08
  • CH09
  • CH10
  • CH11
  • CH12
  • CH13