In this Book

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This challenging collection of problems is organized into seven carefully crafted, thoughtful chapters on the Sun and the nature of the solar system; the motion of the planets; the Sun, Earth, and Moon; the sky as observed from the rotating, revolving Earth; other planets, their satellites, their rings; asteroids, comets, and meteoroids; and the radiations and telescopes. From question 1, "List characteristics of the solar system that are major clues in devising a hypothesis of its origin and evolution," through question 924, "Give a brief list of the contributions of radio and radar technologies in lunar and planetary astronomy," the problems range in difficulty from ones requiring only simple knowledge to ones requiring significant understanding and analysis. Many of the answers, in turn, illuminate the questions by providing basic explanations of the concepts involved.

Pioneer 10 and 11 are now halfway to the edge of the solar system. All beginning and advanced students of astronomy and their instructors as well as all dedicated amateurs can join James Van Allen on this journey by exploring the questions and answers in this stimulating book.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Chapter 1. The Sun and the Nature of the Solar System
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. Chapter 2. Motion of the Planets
  2. pp. 6-30
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  1. Chapter 3. Sun, Earth, and Moon
  2. pp. 31-56
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  1. Chapter 4. The Sky as Observed from the Rotating, Revolving Earth
  2. pp. 57-80
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  1. Chapter 5. Other Planets, Their Satellites, and Rings
  2. pp. 81-95
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  1. Chapter 6. Asteroids, Comets, and Meteoroids
  2. pp. 96-106
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  1. Chapter 7. Radiations and Telescopes
  2. pp. 107-124
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  1. Answers to Chapter 1. The Sun and the Nature of the Solar System
  2. pp. 125-127
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  1. Answers to Chapter 2. Motion of the Planets
  2. pp. 128-165
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  1. Answers to Chapter 3. Sun, Earth, and Moon
  2. pp. 166-186
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  1. Answers to Chapter 4. The Sky as Observed from the Rotating, Revolving Earth
  2. pp. 187-206
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  1. Answers to Chapter 5. Other Planets, Their Satellites, and Rings
  2. pp. 207-224
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  1. Answers to Chapter 6. Asteroids, Comets, and Meteoroids
  2. pp. 225-232
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  1. Answers to Chapter 7. Radiations and Telescopes
  2. pp. 233-250
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  1. Recommended References
  2. pp. 251-251
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781587292422
MARC Record
OCLC
45729969
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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