Practical Astronomy with Your Calculator or Spreadsheet (Paperback)

Practical Astronomy with Your Calculator or Spreadsheet By Peter Duffett-Smith, Jonathan Zwart Cover Image
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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
Product Details
ISBN: 9781108436076
ISBN-10: 1108436072
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: July 6th, 2017
Pages: 238
Language: English