Download e-book for kindle: An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics by Pankaj Jain

By Pankaj Jain

ISBN-10: 1439885907

ISBN-13: 9781439885901

Astronomy is the sphere of technology dedicated to the research of astronomical items, resembling stars, galaxies, and nebulae. Astronomers have collected a wealth of information in regards to the universe via 1000s of years of painstaking observations. those observations are interpreted by way of actual and chemical legislation customary to mankind. those interpretations offer information regarding the character of those astronomical gadgets, 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 accomplished advent to astronomy and astrophysics, whole with illustrative examples and illuminating homework difficulties. Requiring a familiarity with easy physics and arithmetic, this undergraduate-level textbook:

  • Addresses key physics strategies 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 got is characterised and interpreted to figure out the homes of stars
  • Examines the constitution of stars, the elemental equations which clarify stars in equilibrium, and the fusion reactions taking place in stellar cores
  • Discusses the evolution of stars, the sunlight procedure, the dynamics of galaxies, and the basics of recent cosmology
  • Explores the universe at excessive redshifts, the place it truly is ruled via gadgets corresponding to lively galaxies

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An creation to Astronomy and Astrophysics

teaches scholars the way to interpret the evening sky, supplying them with a severe realizing of the celebrities and different heavenly bodies.

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Aberration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coordinate Transformations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Transformation between Equatorial and Ecliptic Coordinate Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Precession of Equinoxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Equatorial Mounting of a Telescope . . . . . . . . . . . 41 42 43 43 44 44 44 46 47 50 51 54 55 55 Astrometry is the branch of astronomy that deals with the positions and motions of heavenly objects.

2 Equatorial Coordinate System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Ecliptic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Galactic Coordinate System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Supergalactic Coordinate System . . . . . . . . . . . . Space Velocity and Proper Motion of Stars . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Doppler Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parallax . . . . . . . . .

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.

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