Laboratory Experiments in Physics for Modern Astronomy

With Comprehensive Development of the Physical Principles

  • Leslie Golden

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Tools of the Astronomer

  3. The Solar System

  4. Measuring the Stars and Beyond

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 551-570

About this book


This book presents experiments which will teach physics relevant to astronomy. The astronomer, as instructor, frequently faces this need when his college or university has no astronomy department and any astronomy course is taught in the physics department. The physicist, as instructor, will find this intellectually appealing when faced with teaching an introductory astronomy course. From these experiments, the student will acquire important analytical tools, learn physics appropriate to astronomy, and experience instrument calibration and the direct gathering and analysis of data. Experiments that can be performed in one laboratory session as well as semester-long observation projects are included.

This textbook is aimed at undergraduate astronomy students.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Leslie Golden
    • 1
  1. 1.Oak Park, Illinois, USAOak ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3310-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3311-8
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