With this newly revised sixth edition of Stars and Galaxies, author Mike Seeds' goal is to help you use astronomy to understand science - and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text will help you answer two fundamental questions: What are we? How do we know? Crafting a story about astronomy, Seeds shows you how to ask questions to gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world and our place in it. This edition addresses the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, including new data on Jupiter's ring system; new observations of the shapes of stars; new evidence of dark energy, quasars, and galaxy collisions; and, a look inside supernova explosions. And for students looking for an interactive alternative to the print text, the Foundations of Astronomy Online Version is the ideal solution. The Online Version gives you Web-based access to a digital version of Michael A. Seeds' best-selling astronomy textbook containing the complete text of Stars and Galaxies. If your instructor is using the Enhanced Web Assign[registered] online homework management system, the Online Version includes access to your homework assignments as well, allowing you to navigate quickly between your homework and the text.
Table of Contents :
Part I: EXPLORING THE SKY.1. What Are We? How Do We Know? 2. The Sky. 3. Cycles of the Moon. 4. The Origin of Modern Astronomy. 5. Gravity. 6. Light and Telescopes. Part II: THE STARS. 7. Atoms and Starlight. 8. The Sun. 9. The Family of Stars. 10. The Interstellar Medium. 11. The Formation of Stars. 12. Stellar Evolution. 13. The Deaths of Stars. 14. Neutron Stars and Black Holes. Part III: THE UNIVERSE. 15. The Milky Way Galaxy. 16. Galaxies. 17. Galaxies with Active Nuclei. 18. Cosmology in the 21st Century. Part V: LIFE. 26. Life on Other Worlds. Afterword.
Appendix A: Units and Astronomical Data. Appendix B: Observing the Sky. Glossary. Answers to Even-Numbered Problems. Index.