Rated 5 out of 5 by astroandy from Excellent course I bought this course a few weeks ago. A comprehensive glossary of the most important terms used in astronomy rounds off this richly illustrated, carefully researched volume. In this second section the best-known constellations are introduced and the mythological background associated with each one is explained. Why is the sky dark at night? We examine how stars eventually become red giants, subsequently shedding their outer layers to end up as dense white dwarfs, retired stars. Nebulae in the Milky Way -- 9. Galactic or open clusters -- 6.
Depending on your email provider, it may have mistakenly been flagged as spam. The professor gives simple models to explain what is happening in the solar system and the universe. Selected eclipsing binaries -- 7. It is encyclopaedic in the breadth of its coverage, yet still contains detailed explanations of the underlying theories. Great courses needs to update this class. We will explore amazing phenomena, such as quasars, exploding stars, neutron stars, and black holes, and we will see how they increase our understanding of the physical principles of nature. Masses and luminosities of double stars -- 5.
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We discuss active galaxies and quasars, in which matter is inferred to be falling into a central, supermassive black hole. Filippenko's research accomplishments, documented in more than 500 scientific publications and 600. Ordinary matter glowing at any wavelength, optical or otherwise, accounts for less than 5 percent. I found out later that the professors in my college only had so much time to teach me limited course material. The relative youth of the Universe is now known to be the main explanation. Fill out the details on the next page.
You will need the email address of your friend or family member. As well as explaining the relevance of astronomy to our daily life, this section uses words and pictures to describe the solar system, the inner and outer planets, the galaxies and the stars in fascinating detail. The email will direct them to TheGreatCourses. Proceed with the checkout process as usual. I have a good astronomy professor friend that I've not seen in several years and now I can't wait to get together with him and talk astronomy with him now that I have a better grasp of the science. Rated 5 out of 5 by Redshifter from Great Course on Astronomy I have only watched 16 lectures out of the total of 96 lectures.
They have the ability to update the email address. Marimea paginii e mai mare decat A4, hartia lucioasa e de calitate, ilustratiile sunt clare, coperta e cartonata. But the course is appropriate for beginners as well, as there is little math involved. Find the course you would like to eGift. Marimea paginii e mai mare decat A4, hartia lucioasa e de calitate, ilustratiile sunt clare, coperta e cartonata. Ultima parte e cea mai interesanta, prezinta cele 48 de constelatii ce sunt vizibile cu ochiul liber unele sunt doar in emisfera sudica, altele doar in cea nordica, doar vreo 9 din ele sunt vizibile in ambele emisfere. Coada unei comete este intotdeauna in directia opusa soarelui.
Why do I need to specify the email of the recipient? The remainder is dark matter, most of which may consist of exotic subatomic particles. The result is that the book will be equally useful to beginners, to more advanced readers, and to those who really want to go deeply into the subject - for instance at university level. · with · · · · · · Title: Unveiling the universe. In this book, therefore, the mathematical sections are deliberately separated out, so that they can be passed over without destroying the general picture. Stars for the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram page 104 -- 4.
It is encyclopaedic in the breadth of its coverage, yet still contains detailed explanations of the underlying theories. It is unique in providing a level of scientific accuracy and detail found in no other introductory book, in addition to a wealth of material on instruments, theory, observation, space exploration, and cosmology. We continue our exploration of black holes with such phenomena as black-hole evaporation and powerful gamma-ray bursts, as well as speculations that black holes are gateways to other universes. How will my friend or family member know they have a gift? I can watch only two lectures per day so it will most likely take me another 40 days to finish the course. Bibliographic Code: Abstract This book includes material on almost every aspect of astronomy.
Selected variable stars -- 8. This course concentrates on the most exciting aspects of our fantastic Universe and on the methods astronomers have used to develop an understanding of it. We can exchange the eGifted course for another course of equal value. It not only provides the complete newcomer to astronomy with a broad picture, covering all aspects - historical, observational, space research methods, cosmology - but it also presents enough more advanced material to enable the really interested student to Many books on general astronomy have been published in recent years, but this one is exceptional in several respects. The recognition of several troubling problems with the standard Big Bang theory led to a magnificent refinement—an inflationary epoch of expansion that lasted only a tiny fraction of a second. Scientifically reasonable speculations regarding the birth of the Universe, the possibility of multiple universes, and the probability of extraterrestrial life are also included.