Understanding the Universe: An Inquiry Approach to Astronomy and the Nature of Scientific Research (BOK)

George Greenstein

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A student-active introduction to astronomy, emphasizing inquiry learning so students will clearly understand our universe and the scientific method. Within-text and end-of-chapter questions check understanding of concepts and require the student to think critically through astronomy-based problems. 'Nature of Science' and 'Detectives on the Case' sections in each chapter encourage students to take on the role of a scientist and so develop an understanding of how scientific progress is made, leading students through a chain of arguments of forming and testing hypotheses, in the context of specific astronomical topics. By focusing on key topics, the student is able to develop a deeper understanding of the core areas of astronomy. Math is used to make intuitive points and kept simple by using a two-track system to first describe the logic of the calculation followed by a more detailed example. Simple illustrations support the text and step students through concepts visually.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter George Greenstein
ISBN 9780521145329
Antall sider 658 Dimensjoner 23,5cm x 27,9cm x 2,4cm
Vekt 1430 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Philosophy of science, Astronomy, space & time