Understanding the Universe : An Inquiry Approach to Astronomy and the Nature of Scientific Research, Hardback Book

Understanding the Universe : An Inquiry Approach to Astronomy and the Nature of Scientific Research Hardback

Description

A student-active introduction to astronomy, emphasizing inquiry learning so students will clearly understand our universe and the scientific method.

Within-text and end-of-chapter questions check understanding of concepts and require the student to think critically through astronomy-based problems. 'Nature of Science' and 'Detectives on the Case' sections in each chapter encourage students to take on the role of a scientist and so develop an understanding of how scientific progress is made, leading students through a chain of arguments of forming and testing hypotheses, in the context of specific astronomical topics.

By focusing on key topics, the student is able to develop a deeper understanding of the core areas of astronomy.

Math is used to make intuitive points and kept simple by using a two-track system to first describe the logic of the calculation followed by a more detailed example.

Simple illustrations support the text and step students through concepts visually.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 658 pages, 513 b/w illus. 39 colour illus. 297 exercises
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Philosophy of science
  • ISBN: 9780521192590

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