Pankaj Jain's An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics PDF

By Pankaj Jain

ISBN-10: 1439885907

ISBN-13: 9781439885901

Astronomy is the sector of technological know-how dedicated to the learn of astronomical gadgets, reminiscent of stars, galaxies, and nebulae. Astronomers have accrued a wealth of information concerning the universe via 1000s of years of painstaking observations. those observations are interpreted by means of actual and chemical legislation ordinary to mankind. those interpretations offer information regarding the character of those astronomical items, taking into account the deduction in their floor and inside stipulations. The technology linked to those interpretations is termed astrophysics.

An advent to Astronomy and Astrophysics

offers a entire advent to astronomy and astrophysics, whole with illustrative examples and illuminating homework difficulties. Requiring a familiarity with simple physics and arithmetic, this undergraduate-level textbook:

  • Addresses key physics recommendations suitable to stellar observations, together with radiation, electromagnetic spectrum, photometry, non-stop and discrete spectrum, and spectral lines
  • Describes tools used for astronomical observations in addition to how the radiation bought is characterised and interpreted to figure out the houses of stars
  • Examines the constitution of stars, the elemental equations which clarify stars in equilibrium, and the fusion reactions happening in stellar cores
  • Discusses the evolution of stars, the sunlight method, the dynamics of galaxies, and the basics of contemporary cosmology
  • Explores the universe at excessive redshifts, the place it's ruled by means of gadgets equivalent to lively galaxies

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An creation to Astronomy and Astrophysics

teaches scholars tips to interpret the evening sky, delivering them with a serious realizing of the celebs and different heavenly bodies.

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4 Galactic Coordinate System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Supergalactic Coordinate System . . . . . . . . . . . . Space Velocity and Proper Motion of Stars . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Doppler Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parallax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aberration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Mounting of Telescope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Equatorial Mount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Azimuthal Mount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Interferometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Observations at Other Wavelengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 20 23 24 27 29 31 32 33 33 33 33 34 We observe the Universe at many different wavelengths, visible light being most common.

Aberration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coordinate Transformations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Transformation between Equatorial and Ecliptic Coordinate Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Precession of Equinoxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Equatorial Mounting of a Telescope . . . . . . . . .

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