Laboratory Experiments in Physics for Modern Astronomy
With Comprehensive Development of the Physical Principles
Golden, Leslie M.
2013, XXX, 570 p.
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Teaches physics relevant to astronomy, providing clear and often humorous exercises
Presents physics experiments using radio, radar and optical astronomy techniques applied in the modern exploration of the solar system
This book presents experiments which will teach physics relevant to astronomy. The astronomer, as instructor, frequently faces this need when his college or university has no astronomy department and any astronomy course is taught in the physics department. The physicist, as instructor, will find this intellectually appealing when faced with teaching an introductory astronomy course. From these experiments, the student will acquire important analytical tools, learn physics appropriate to astronomy, and experience instrument calibration and the direct gathering and analysis of data. Experiments that can be performed in one laboratory session as well as semester-long observation projects are included.
This textbook is aimed at undergraduate astronomy students.
Content Level »Upper undergraduate
Keywords »astronomy laboratory textbook - physics laboratory textbook - planetary science experiments - radar astronomy - space program experiments