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Author Duffett-Smith, Peter.

Title Practical astronomy with your calculator or spreadsheet / Peter Duffett-Smith, Jonathan Zwart.

Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  520.76 DUF    AVAILABLE
Edition 4th ed.
Description xxii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Rev. ed. of: Practical astronomy with your calculator / Peter Duffett-Smith. 3rd ed. 1988.
Summary "Now in its fourth edition, this highly regarded book is ideal for those who wish to solve a variety of practical and recreational problems in astronomy using a scientific calculator or spreadsheet. Updated and extended, this new edition shows you how to use spreadsheets to predict, with greater accuracy, solar and lunar eclipses, the positions of the planets, and the times of sunrise and sunset. Suitable for worldwide use, this handbook covers orbits, transformations and general celestial phenomena, and is essential for anyone wanting to make astronomical calculations for themselves. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions for use with a pocket calculator, shown alongside worked examples, it can be enjoyed by anyone interested in astronomy, and will be a useful tool for software writers and students studying introductory astronomy. High-precision spreadsheet methods for greater accuracy are available at"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 208) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Time; Coordinate systems; The Sun; The planets, comets and binary stars; The Moon and eclipses; Index.
Subject Astronomy -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Calculators -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Electronic spreadsheets in education.
Added Author Zwart, Jonathan.
Duffett-Smith, Peter. Practical astronomy with your calculator.
ISBN 9780521146548 (paperback)
0521146542 (paperback)

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