By Kerry Kuehn
This publication presents a chronological creation to the sciences of astronomy and cosmology in response to the interpreting and research of vital decisions from vintage texts, reminiscent of 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 analyzing choice. rigorously crafted examine questions draw out key issues within the textual content and concentration the reader’s realization at the author’s equipment, research, and conclusions. Numerical and observational workouts on the finish of every bankruptcy try out the reader’s skill to appreciate and follow key innovations from the text.
The Heavens and the Earth is the 1st of 4 volumes in A Student’s consultant throughout the nice Physics Texts. This ebook grew out of a four-semester undergraduate physics curriculum designed to inspire a severe and circumspect method of traditional technology, whereas whilst getting ready scholars for complicated coursework in physics.
This ebook is very appropriate as a college-level textbook for college kids of the average sciences, background or philosophy. It additionally serves as a textbook for complex high-school scholars, or as a thematically-organized source-book for students and encouraged lay-readers. In learning the vintage clinical texts integrated herein, the reader might be drawn towards a life of contemplation.