By Kerry Kuehn
This ebook presents a chronological creation to the sciences of astronomy and cosmology in keeping with the interpreting and research of important decisions 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 advent by means of a analyzing choice. rigorously crafted research questions draw out key issues within the textual content and concentration the reader’s recognition at the author’s tools, research, and conclusions. Numerical and observational routines on the finish of every bankruptcy try the reader’s skill to appreciate and practice key suggestions from the text.
The Heavens and the Earth is the 1st of 4 volumes in A Student’s advisor throughout the nice Physics Texts. This booklet grew out of a four-semester undergraduate physics curriculum designed to motivate a severe and circumspect method of usual technology, whereas even as getting ready scholars for complex coursework in physics.
This e-book is very compatible as a college-level textbook for college kids of the traditional sciences, historical past or philosophy. It additionally serves as a textbook for complicated high-school scholars, or as a thematically-organized source-book for students and prompted lay-readers. In learning the vintage medical texts incorporated herein, the reader should 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