By (author) Stan Gibilisco
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Astronomy Demystified by Stan Gibilisco
Book DescriptionThis title offers the fast and painless way to grasp the fundamentals of basic astronomy ...without formal training. Want to master astronomy or aerospace engineering but are intimidated by the complex formulas and equations? Tried other self-teaching guides but were turned off by the dry, complicated presentation? Problem solved! "Astronomy Demystified" is a totally different, very entertaining, and amazingly effective way to learn the mathematics, fundamentals, and general concepts of astronomy.With "Astronomy Demystified", you ease into the subject one simple step at a time - at your own speed. Unlike most other books on the topic, general concepts are presented first - and the details follow. In order to make the learning process as clear and simple as possible, heavy-duty math, formulas, and equations are kept at a minimum. This unique, self-teaching text offers: questions at the end of every chapter and section to reinforce learning and pinpoint your weaknesses; a 100-question final exam for self-assessment; tips on how to get the most out of observational tools such as binoculars and telescopes; discussion of the special problems associated with observing the sky at "invisible wavelengths"; and, an easy way to understand the math involved in astronomy. Simple enough for a beginner but comprehensive enough for an advanced student, "Astronomy Demystified" is your short cut to understanding the heavens.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780071384278
(231mm x 182mm x 38mm)
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stan Gibilisco
Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Paperback (June 2016)
Learn electricity, electronics, and communications without ever sitting in a classroom!
Electronics Workshop Companion for Hobbyists, Paperback (June 2015)
Written by bestselling electronics hobbyist author Stan Gibilisco, this handy TAB guide contains everything the novice electronics hobbyist or student needs to know to set up a home electronics workshop, perform experiments, and assemble successful projects.
Ham and Shortwave Radio for the Electronics Hobbyist, Paperback (October 2014)
Bestselling electronics author Stan Gibilisco shows how to get up and running as a licensed ham radio operator or just listen in on the shortwave bands.
Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, Paperback (October 2013)» View all books by Stan Gibilisco
The major revision of this classic boasts completely new drawings and more than 50% brand-new information - making it the most up-to-date and best resource on reading AND designing schematics available!
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Author Biography - Stan Gibilisco
Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill's most diverse and best-selling authors. Known for his clear, user-friendly, and entertaining writing style, Mr. Gibilisco's depth of knowledge and ease of presentation make him an excellent choice for a book such as Astronomy Demystified. His previous titles for McGraw-Hill include: The TAB Encyclopedia of Electronics for Technicians and Hobbyists, Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, and the Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics. Booklist named his book, The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing, one of the Best References of 1996.
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