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Stabilité structurelle et morphogénèse : essai d'une théorie générale des modèles /
René Thom.
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Reading, Mass. : Benjamin, 1972.
ISBN
0805392690
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imprint
Reading, Mass. : Benjamin, 1972.
isbn
0805392690
catalogue key
396571
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Long Description
The Fourth Edition of The Cosmic Perspective builds on the textbook's long tradition of strong pedagogy and streamlined presentation. Renowned for its up-to-date and expert coverage, this student-friendly text focuses on central ideas and unifying themes to provide a cosmic context. The Fourth Edition features a new straightforward learning program that uses chapter openers, headers, and chapter summaries to make learning goals more explicit and to tie together important concepts. The comprehensive media package has been expanded to help students and professors seamlessly integrate the text's superior media into their classroom presentations, homework, and test review. New interactive figures and interactive photos for each chapter help students visualize complex astronomical concepts and an expanded Cosmic Lecture Launcher CD-ROM features even more material for instructors to incorporate into their lectures.
Main Description
KEY BENEFIT: The Fourth Edition ofThe Cosmic Perspectivebuilds on the textbook's long tradition of strong pedagogy and streamlined presentation. Renowned for its up-to-date and expert coverage, this reader-friendly text focuses on central ideas and unifying themes to provide a cosmic context. The Fourth Editionfeatures a new straightforward learning program that uses chapter openers, headers, and chapter summaries to make learning goals more explicit and to tie together important concepts.Our Place in the Universe, Discovering the Universe for Yourself, The Science of Astronomy, Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation, Key Concepts for Astronomy, Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity, Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos, Telescopes: Portals of Discovery, Learing from other Worlds, Our Solar System, Formation of the Solar System, Planetary Geology: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds, Planetary Atmospheres: Earth and the Other Terrestrial Worlds, Jovian Planet Systems, Remnants of Rock and Ice: Asteroids, Comets, and Pluto, Other Planetary Systems, Space and Time, Spacetime and Gravity, Building Blocks of the Universe, Stars, Our Star, Star Stuff, The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard, Galaxies and Beyond, Our Galaxy, A Universe of Galaxies, Galaxy Evolution, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe, The Beginning of Time, Life on Earth and Beyond, Life in the UniverseFor all readers interested in learning about astronomy.
Table of Contents
Developing Perspective
Our Place in the Universe
Our Modern View of the Universe
The Scale of the Universe
Spaceship Earth
Discovering the Universe for Yourself
Patterns in the Night Sky
The Reason for Seasons
The Moon, Our Constant Companion
The Ancient Mystery of the Planets
The Science of Astronomy
The Ancient Roots of Science
Ancient Greek Science
The Copernican Revolution
The Nature of Science
Astrology S1 Celestial Timekeeping and Navigation
Astronomical Time Periods
Celestial Coordinates and Motion in the Sky
Principles of Celestial Navigation
Key Concepts for Astronomy
Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity
Describing Motion: Examples from Daily Life
Newton's Laws of Motion
Conservation Laws in Astronomy
The Universal Law of Gravitation
Orbits, Tides, and the Acceleration of Gravity
Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos
Light in Everyday Life
Properties of Light
Properties of Matter
Learning from Light
The Doppler Shift
Telescopes: Portals of Discovery
Eyes and Cameras: Everyday Light Sensors
Telescopes: Giant Eyes
Telescopes and the Atmosphere
Telescopes And Technology
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