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1 Dec 2001 0071364366 978-0071364362

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?

Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

This Schaum's Outline gives you

  • Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge
  • Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field
  • In-depth review of practices and applications

Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores!

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Schaum's Outlines (1 Dec 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071364366
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071364362
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 20.8 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 220,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?

Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

This Schaum's Outline gives you

  • Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge
  • Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field
  • In-depth review of practices and applications

Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores!

Schaum's Outlines-Problem Solved.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Schaum's Outline 6 Feb 2013
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Bought this because I'm doing advanced astronomy and this book has helped a lot. Well worth the money Vary pleased with this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good supplement for Introductory Astronomy 2 May 2002
By "spaceboy1" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is an excellent text to compliment any introductory astronomy text. The review material is concise and well written, and the questions follow the same format and reasoning found in many textbooks. A good buy.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Probably OK for a high school class 10 May 2009
By calvinnme - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book really boils down the subject of astronomy into a few rules of thumb. It is good to have some rules of thumb nearby to aid your memory, but historically a Schaum's outline has been a challenging yet cheap little tome to get you through the rough spots. This book won't do that unless you are in a high school class. It won't cut it for a college level astronomy class.

I suggest Textbook on Spherical Astronomy as a good aid. Used copies generally come pretty cheap and it is very useful with good solved examples and problems. Once you finish that try out Astronomical Algorithms. The author shows a real love for his subject with some interesting problems in algorithmic form, but he lacks a great deal in explanation.

Used copies of this outline usually cost under one dollar. Thus if you just need rules of thumb in a handy form, this might be worth that much. Just don't pay list price for what amounts to a "Pocket Guide to Astronomy".
8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a rave 16 Sep 2004
By Lee E. Dunbar - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is not recommended. Over the years, I have bought many of the Schaum Outlines and found them carefully written and comprehensive - until this one. Right from the beginning it is fraught with sloppy definitions and careless work.

Example from page 31, Chapter 2 "Sky and Telescopes"

Right Ascension (RA) is analogous to longitude. The ecliptic is the plane of the solar system, or the path that the Sun follows in the sky. Because the axis of the earth is tilted, the ecliptic and the celestial equator are not in the same place, but cross at two locations, called the equinoxes.

Comment - the ecliptic and the celestial equator are planes and intersect in a line.

Qne of these locations, the vernal equinox, is used as the zero point of right ascension.

Comment - but which one? The question is important because Right Ascension is measured from the Vernal Equinox

Example from page 33, on Tides

The Earth experiences one full set of tides each day (two highs and two lows), everywhere on the planet. Tides are caused by gravity. The Sun and the Moon both contribute to tides on Earth

Comment - the reader might wonder why there are two highs per day if the phenomenon is due to the rotation of the earth under the moon. Author gives no hint.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Required by my class 29 Dec 2013
By ColoradoJen - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book through here for my class....it was required by the class. The cost and condition of the book was good and was perfect for my class. The ease of finding it here and ordering made it less complicated for me.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars rather simple 2 July 2013
By Kenny Harrington - Published on Amazon.com
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I was disappointed with this book because I expected a higher level of treatment from a Schaum outline. however it was
enjoyable to read what I already had seen elsewhere
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