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Astronomy Demystified

Author : Stan Gibilisco
ISBN : 9780071412131
Genre : Science
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THE FAST AND PAINLESS WAY TO GRASP THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BASIC ASTRONOMY . . . WITHOUT FORMAL TRAINING Want to master astronomy or aerospace engineering but are intimidated by the complex formulas and equations? Tried other self-teaching guides but were turned off by the dry, complicated presentation? Problem solved! Astronomy Demystified is a totally different, very entertaining, and amazingly effective way to learn the mathematics, fundamentals, and general concepts of astronomy. With Astronomy Demystified, you ease into the subject one simple step at a time – at your own speed. Unlike most other books on the topic, general concepts are presented first – and the details follow. In order to make the learning process as clear and simple as possible, heavy-duty math, formulas, and equations are kept at a minimum. THIS UNIQUE, SELF-TEACHING TEXT OFFERS: * Questions at the end of every chapter and section to reinforce learning and pinpoint your weaknesses * A 100-question final exam for self-assessment * Tips on how to get the most out of observational tools such as binoculars and telescopes * Discussion of the special problems associated with observing the sky at “invisible wavelengths” * An easy way to understand the math involved in astronomy Simple enough for a beginner but comprehensive enough for an advanced student, Astronomy Demystified is your short cut to understanding the heavens.
Category: Science

Practical Astrophotography

Author : Jeffrey Charles
ISBN : 1852330236
Genre : Science
File Size : 53.22 MB
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For all but the simplest star-trail pictures, photographing the night sky involves machinery to track the stars, and the task becomes even more complicated when photographing very small or very faint objects that require high magnification or very long exposure times. Astrophotography for Amateurs presents equipment and techniques, features practical hints and tips from the experts, including coverage of traditional "wet" photography, CCD imaging, and computerized image enhancement. There are sections on photographing different classes of astronomical object from the moon to faint nebulae, as well as a detailed look at the equipment needed.
Category: Science

Astronomy For Astro Navigation

Author : Jack Case
ISBN : 1511675594
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An ideal introduction to astronomy and astro navigation. 178 letter size pages packed with full colour illustrations, detailed diagrams and clear explanations. This book focuses on those aspects of astronomy that are essential for a complete understanding of astro navigation - a must for sailors, navigators, nautical colleges and navigation tutors. Teachers and students of many other subjects including geography and mathematics will also find this book interesting, entertaining and very informative. The only book of its kind! The final book of the 'Astro Navigation Demystified' trilogy, Author's preface: Astronomy is a vast and complex subject and when I was taught astro navigation, I often wished my tutor would 'cut to the chase' and focus on only those aspects of astronomy that were relevant. When I taught navigation myself, I searched high and low for an astronomy book that would allow me to pick out just those topics that I needed to teach my students but I was never able to find one. For many years, I meant to write such a book myself to help other astro navigation tutors and students and now, at last, I have found time to do so.

Trigonometry Demystified 2 E

Author : Stan Gibilisco
ISBN : 9780071780254
Genre : Mathematics
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DeMYSTiFieD is your solution for tricky subjects like trigonometry If you think a Cartesian coordinate is something from science fiction or a hyperbolic tangent is an extreme exaggeration, you need Trigonometry DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition, to unravel this topic's fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace. This practical guide eases you into "trig," starting with angles and triangles. As you progress, you will master essential concepts such as mapping, functions, vectors, and more. You will learn to transform polar coordinates as well as apply trigonometry in the real world. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Right triangles Circular functions Hyperbolic functions Inverse functions Geometrical optics Infinite-series expansions Trigonometry on a sphere Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Trigonometry DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.
Category: Mathematics

Chemistry Demystified

Author : Linda D. Williams
ISBN : 9780071433594
Genre : Science
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Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theory that would put Einstein to sleep--now there's an easier way to master chemistry, biology, trigonometry, and geometry. McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner and is designed for users without formal training, unlimited time, or genius IQs. Organized like self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and final exams. There's no better way to gain instant expertise! ABOUT CHEMISTRY DEMYSTIFIED: * Current, real-world examples illustrate the essential nature of the basic elements as they form various states of gases, liquids, and solids * Covers essentials such as understanding matter; chemical building blocks; elements, electrons, and the periodic table; properties and reactions * Includes unique Chembites, tips, scientific news, and cutting-edge industry applications not usually found in textbooks
Category: Science

Biology Demystified

Author : Dale Layman
ISBN : 9780071433877
Genre : Science
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Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theory that would put Einstein to sleep--now there's an easier way to master chemistry, biology, trigonometry, and geometry. McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner and is designed for users without formal training, unlimited time, or genius IQs. Organized like self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and final exams. There's no better way to gain instant expertise! ABOUT BIOLOGY DEMYSTIFIED: * A college biology professor presents the fundamental facts, concepts, and principles of biology in an attractive and amusing framework * Great for anyone with an interest in biology, biotechnology, medicine, or the environment * Coverage includes both the anatomy and physiology of organisms as well as ecology and environmental relationships between organisms * Includes a pronunciation guide for difficult biological terms
Category: Science

Astro Navigation Demystified

Author : Jack Case
ISBN : 0954133129
Genre : Nautical astronomy
File Size : 21.61 MB
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Written in plain language, 'Astro Navigation Demystified' aims to make the art of astro navigation easy and enjoyable to learn.
Category: Nautical astronomy

Urban Legends From Space

Author : Bob King
ISBN : 1624148964
Genre : Science
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From chem trails to black holes and supernovas, misinformation about space travels faster than the speed of light. Even the facts we take for granted—like the earth spins once every 24 hours and you can see the Great Wall of China from space—are not as true as one would think. Urban Legends from Space helps you to tell science fiction from science fact. Whether or not you’re into sci-fi or SpaceX, you’ve probably called a meteor a “falling star” and think astronauts float around in space stations because there’s no gravity. Bob King, author of Wonders of the Night Sky and writer for Sky & Telescope magazine, explains the truth behind myths of navigation and landmarks, celestial bodies and government conspiracies. Compasses don’t always point north; the sun isn’t yellow and Galileo didn’t invent the telescope. King explains why some people believed they found Bigfoot on Mars and many other myths—and provides us with concrete evidence to put those misconceptions to bed. No matter what you think you know, there’s something new King can teach you about our universe.
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Applying Mathematics To Astro Navigation

Author : Jack Case
ISBN : 1496012062
Genre : Mathematics
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This latest addition to the 'Astro Navigation Demystified' family focuses on the mathematical principles upon which astro navigation is based and will appeal to anyone with an interest in these subjects. It's aims are not only to demonstrate the application of mathematics to astro navigation but also to provide a system of navigation which could be used in circumstances where navigators are faced with problems caused by failure of satellite navigation systems or even in 'survival at sea' situations.Few navigation books describe techniques that involve first principles; instead they mostly describe methods which rely upon the use of tables of computed data and rote-learned procedures. There is obviously very little educational value in such techniques; far better that students of the subject should be helped to discover and apply the underlying principles for themselves. Accordingly, the approach adopted in this book involves putting the student in the place of a navigator who has no automated navigation equipment, chronometer or 'Sat. Nav.' and who must therefore discover a means of navigating without them. To this end, readers are guided through a method of calculating a position on the earth's surface by the application of spherical trigonometry without reliance upon equipment other than a sextant and a nautical almanac.
Category: Mathematics

Understanding The Universe

Author : James B. Seaborn
ISBN : 0387982957
Genre : Education
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Intended for undergraduate non-science majors, satisfying a general education requirement or seeking an elective in natural science, this is a physics text, but with the emphasis on topics and applications in astronomy. The perspective is thus different from most undergraduate astronomy courses: rather than discussing what is known about the heavens, this text develops the principles of physics so as to illuminate what we see in the heavens. The fundamental principles governing the behaviour of matter and energy are thus used to study the solar system, the structure and evolution of stars, and the early universe. The first part of the book develops Newtonian mechanics towards an understanding of celestial mechanics, while chapters on electromagnetism and elementary quantum theory lay the foundation of the modern theory of the structure of matter and the role of radiation in the constitution of stars. Kinetic theory and nuclear physics provide the basis for a discussion of stellar structure and evolution, and an examination of red shifts and other observational data provide a basis for discussions of cosmology and cosmogony.
Category: Education