By Kerry Kuehn
This booklet presents a chronological advent to the sciences of astronomy and cosmology in accordance with the analyzing and research of vital choices from vintage texts, corresponding to Ptolemy’s The Almagest, Kepler’s Epitome of Copernican Astronomy, Shapley’s Galaxies and Lemaître’s The Primeval Atom.
Each bankruptcy starts off with a quick creation by means of a studying choice. conscientiously crafted examine questions draw out key issues within the textual content and concentration the reader’s consciousness at the author’s tools, research, and conclusions. Numerical and observational workouts on the finish of every bankruptcy attempt the reader’s skill to appreciate and follow key ideas from the text.
The Heavens and the Earth is the 1st of 4 volumes in A Student’s consultant during the nice Physics Texts. This publication grew out of a four-semester undergraduate physics curriculum designed to inspire a serious and circumspect method of traditional technological know-how, whereas whilst getting ready scholars for complex coursework in physics.
This booklet is especially appropriate as a college-level textbook for college students of the average sciences, heritage or philosophy. It additionally serves as a textbook for complex high-school scholars, or as a thematically-organized source-book for students and inspired lay-readers. In learning the vintage clinical texts incorporated herein, the reader can be drawn towards a life of contemplation.
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A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts: Volume I: The Heavens and The Earth: 1 (Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics) by Kerry Kuehn