A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts: Volume I: by Kerry Kuehn

By Kerry Kuehn

This e-book presents a chronological advent to the sciences of astronomy and cosmology in line with the examining and research of vital choices from vintage texts, similar to Ptolemy’s The Almagest, Kepler’s Epitome of Copernican Astronomy, Shapley’s Galaxies and Lemaître’s The Primeval Atom.

Each bankruptcy starts off with a brief advent by way of a examining choice. rigorously crafted examine questions draw out key issues within the textual content and concentration the reader’s realization at the author’s tools, research, and conclusions. Numerical and observational routines on the finish of every bankruptcy try the reader’s skill to appreciate and follow key suggestions from the text.

The Heavens and the Earth is the 1st of 4 volumes in A Student’s advisor during the nice Physics Texts. This booklet grew out of a four-semester undergraduate physics curriculum designed to inspire a severe and circumspect method of typical technology, whereas while getting ready scholars for complicated coursework in physics.

This booklet is very compatible as a college-level textbook for college students of the average sciences, heritage or philosophy. It additionally serves as a textbook for complex high-school scholars, or as a thematically-organized source-book for students and encouraged lay-readers. In learning the vintage clinical texts integrated herein, the reader can be drawn towards a life of contemplation.

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