Classical and Modern Astronomy, Second Edition
Classical and Modern Astronomy, Second Edition

Classical and Modern Astronomy, Second Edition

Lead Author(s): Norm Markworth

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A course in Introductory Astronomy developed for a one semester time frame. The conversational style reflects the author's own delivered lectures.

  

Classical and Modern Astronomy

Table of Contents

Chapter 1........................................................................................................ Introduction

Section 1 – Sky Motions and History

Chapter 2........................................................................................................ Sky Motions

Chapter 3............................................................................................. Greek Astronomy 

Chapter 4.................................................................................. Renaissance Astronomy

Chapter 5................................................................................... The clockwork Universe

Homework 1-1

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Section 2 – Properties of Light and Stars

Chapter 6..................................................................................... The Properties of Light

Chapter 7....................................................................................................... Line Spectra

Chapter 8.............................................................................................. Radiation Curves

Chapter 9................................................................................................... Star Properties

Chapter 10...................................................................................................... Binary Stars

Chapter 11....................................................................................................... Telescopes

Homework 2-1

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Section 3 – The Sun, Stellar Evolution, and the Edges of the Cosmos

Chapter 12................................................................................................. The Quiet Sun

Chapter 13.............................................................................................. `The Active Sun

Chapter 14.............................................................................................. Stellar Evolution

Chapter 15............................................................................. Death of a Low Mass Star

Chapter 16............................................................................ Death of a High Mass Star

Chapter 17.................................................................................. A Universe of Galaxies

Chapter 18............................................................................... Quasars and Cosmology

Homework 3-1

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Section 4 – The Solar System and Exoplanets

Chapter 19........................................................ Planetary Observational Techniques I

Chapter 20....................................................... Planetary Observational Techniques II

Chapter 21.......................................................................................... Terrestrial Planets

Chapter 22................................................................................................. Jovian Planets

Chapter 23.................................................................. Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids

Chapter 24.............................................................Life in the Universe and Exoplanets

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