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Astronomical Problems – An Introductory Course In Astronomy
Original Title Astronomical Problems – An Introductory Course In Astronomy
Author B. A. Vorontsov-Vel’yaminov
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Topics astronomy, problems, solutions, interpolation, celestial sphere, celestial coordinates, culmination, latitude, geographical coordinates, refraction, apparent motion of the sun, time, equation of time, calendar, rising and setting, zenith, precession, celestial globe, planetary movement, planets, parallax, aberration, earth, moon, phases of the moon, eclipses, gravitation, astronomical instruments, methods, comets, meteors, meteorites, stars, double stars, variable stars, novae, universe
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AN IMPORTANT part in the teaching of any technical subject, in

higher educational establishments as well as schools, is experience

in the solution of problems. As well as providing practice in the

methods of computation, it enables the teacher to follow the

students’ progress both in comprehension and application of

theory. The literature of astronomy is badly lacking in this respect,

both in quantity and range of topics, and in fact the author is

aware of the existence of only one textbook devoted to exercises

in astronomy. This is “Astronomical Problems” (Astronomicheskii

zadachi), a textbook for young people by Professor N. P. Kamenschikov,

published in 1923.

This textbook is intended for use in universities, teachers’

training colleges, and in school college preparatory or sixth

forms. The syllabus covered by all three types of institution is

much the same, the differences lying in the depth rather than the

field of learning. For this reason the material in each chapter is

divided into two sections. The first section is elementary. The

second section is more difficult, set approximately at the level of

the teachers’ training colleges.

In each section the problems are grouped into sub-topics, and

set in order of increasing difficulty. In every chapter the problems

are preceded by a summary of the theory and the formulae to be

exercised, under headings I and II, applying to sections I and II,

respectively. Problems are presented, requiring both exact and

approximate solutions, so that on occasion the same data may be

repeated with varying degrees of accuracy.

We have presented two, and exceptionally three, examples of

the most typical problems, so that the teacher may use one or

more for demonstration, leaving a similar exercise for the student.

vii

Vlll PREFACE

However, the author realizes that students become frustrated if

presented with the same problem, under different formulations

(e.g. Nos. 29 and 30), and the teacher is asked to note that this

occurs in a number of places in the book.

In the preparation of this book, the author used the books

referred to in the first Russian Edition of this work. As many of

the problems are unoriginal, or “natural”, the source of a problem

is given only in those cases where the problem seemed unusual.

Many of the problems and exercises were devised by the

author, but only about 300 of these (marked with an asterisk*)

appear to be unique in the literature. Ninety per cent of the

problems borrowed by the author were originally published without

answers.

Astronomical Problems – An Introductory Course In Astronomy
      
 | B. A. Vorontsov-Vel’yaminov
Astronomical Problems – An Introductory Course In Astronomy | B. A. Vorontsov-Vel’yaminov
Astronomical Problems – An Introductory Course In Astronomy Original Title Astronomi
Astronomical Problems – An Introductory Course In Astronomy
      
 | B. A. Vorontsov-Vel’yaminov
Astronomical Problems – An Introductory Course In Astronomy | B. A. Vorontsov-Vel’yaminov
Astronomical Problems – An Introductory Course In Astronomy Original Title Astronomi
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