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

By Kerry Kuehn

This booklet presents a chronological creation to the sciences of astronomy and cosmology in keeping with the interpreting and research of vital choices from vintage texts, equivalent 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 means of a examining choice. rigorously crafted examine questions draw out key issues within the textual content and concentration the reader’s awareness at the author’s tools, research, and conclusions. Numerical and observational workouts on the finish of every bankruptcy attempt the reader’s skill to appreciate and follow key strategies 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 e-book grew out of a four-semester undergraduate physics curriculum designed to motivate a severe and circumspect method of average technology, whereas whilst getting ready scholars for complex coursework in physics.

This ebook is especially compatible as a college-level textbook for college kids of the normal sciences, historical past or philosophy. It additionally serves as a textbook for complicated high-school scholars, or as a thematically-organized source-book for students and stimulated lay-readers. In learning the vintage clinical texts integrated herein, the reader might be drawn towards a life of contemplation.

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