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CengageNOW Virtual Astronomy Labs 2.0 Printed Access Card, 2nd Edition

  • Michael W. Guidry
  • Kevin M. Lee
  • ISBN-10: 1111987106
  • ISBN-13: 9781111987107
  • Mixed Media
  • Previous Editions: 2004
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

An online, interactive way for students to explore astronomy, Virtual Astronomy Laboratories allows students to have a hands-on lab experience from their computers. Enhance students' understanding of the scientific method with the Virtual Astronomy Laboratories. Focusing on 20 of the most important concepts in astronomy, the labs offer students hands-on exercises that complement text topics. Instructors can set up classes online and view student results. Exercise and quiz results are tracked automatically. Virtual Astronomy Labs are the perfect complement to lecture or lab. Virtual Astronomy Labs 2.0 has been completely revised. The labs now include more animations, photos, and illustrations. Exercise and quizzes provide score information and feedback upon submission. Labs are correlated to learning objectives and "The Big Ideas." The platform has been improved with enhanced navigation through a table of contents that tracks progress.

Features

  • Online, turn-key lab solution with exercises and assessment.

  • Highly visual with photos and illustrations.

  • Interactive animations and simulations that engage students of all learning styles.

  • 20 labs covering all of the fundamental topics in an introductory astronomy course.

  • Evenly split between stars and planets.

  • Reduce lab cost and prep time.

  • Can be used as a tutorial.

About the Author

Michael W. Guidry

Michael W. Guidry is professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee and an Adjunct Staff Member of the Physics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His recent research involves Type II supernovae, novae, X-ray bursters, large-scale element production networks, gamma-ray bursts, applications of dynamical symmetries to condensed matter systems, and development of object-oriented programming for scientific visualization and advanced educational technology.

Table of Contents

1. Measurement and Unit Conversion.
2. Properties of Light and its Interaction with Matter.
3. The Doppler Effect.
4. Solar Wind and Cosmic Rays.
5. Planetary Geology.
6. Tides and Tidal Forces.
7. Planetary Atmospheres and their Retention.
8. Extrasolar Planets.
9. Asteroids and Kuiper Belt Objects.
10. Helioseismology.
11. The Spectral Sequence and the HR Diagram.
12. Binary Stars.
13. Stellar Explosions, Novae, and Super Novae.
14. Neutron Stars and Pulsars.
15. General Relativity and Black Holes.
16. Astronomical Distance Scales.
17. Evidence for Dark Matter.
18. Active Galactic Nuclei.
19. The Hubble Law.
20. Fate of the Universe.

New to this edition

  • New, more intuitive navigation for improved student experience.
  • Enhanced exercises, animations, simulations.
  • New photos and illustrations.
  • New gradebook that automatically tracks scores on most exercise and quizzes. Exercises and quizzes provide feedback to student responses.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

CengageNOW 1-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285190041 | ISBN-13: 9781285190044)
CengageNOW (No eBook) 2-Semester Instant Access Virtual Astronomy Labs 2.0  (ISBN-10: 1111987122 | ISBN-13: 9781111987121)

An online, interactive way for students to explore astronomy, Virtual Astronomy Laboratories allows students to have a hands-on lab experience from their computers. Enhance students' understanding of the scientific method with the Virtual Astronomy Laboratories. Focusing on 20 of the most important concepts in astronomy, the labs offer students hands-on exercises that complement text topics. Instructors can set up classes online and view student results. Exercise and quiz results are tracked automatically. Virtual Astronomy Labs are the perfect complement to lecture or lab. Virtual Astronomy Labs 2.0 has been completely revised. The labs now include more animations, photos, and illustrations. Exercise and quizzes provide score information and feedback upon submission. Labs are correlated to learning objectives and "The Big Ideas." The platform has been improved with enhanced navigation through a table of contents that tracks progress.

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Student Supplements

CengageNOW 1-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285190041 | ISBN-13: 9781285190044)

Succeed in your astronomy course with CengageNOW, a powerful online homework tool that optimizes your learning experience. This interactive system generates a diagnostic Personalized Study Plan (with a chapter-specific Pre-test, Study Plan, and Post-test) to help you master concepts, prepare for exams, and get a better grade.

CengageNOW (No eBook) 2-Semester Instant Access Virtual Astronomy Labs 2.0  (ISBN-10: 1111987122 | ISBN-13: 9781111987121)

An online, interactive way for students to explore astronomy, Virtual Astronomy Laboratories 2.0 allows students to have a hands-on lab experience from their computers. Enhance students' understanding of the scientific method with the Virtual Astronomy Laboratories. Focusing on 20 of the most important concepts in astronomy, the labs offer students hands-on exercises that complement text topics. Instructors can set up classes online and view student results. Exercise and quiz results are tracked automatically. Virtual Astronomy Labs are the perfect complement to lecture or lab. BE UPDATED AFTER BUNDLING DETERMINED[Automatically bundled at no additional cost with most new copies of the text], the Virtual Astronomy Labs are an online, interactive way for students to learn. Focusing on twenty of the most important concepts in astronomy, the labs offer students hands-on exercises that complement the topics in the text. Instructors can set up classes online and view student results, or students can print their lab reports for submission, making the Virtual Astronomy Labs ideal for homework assignments, lab exercises, or extra-credit work.

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