An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics by Pankaj Jain

By Pankaj Jain

Astronomy is the sphere of technological know-how dedicated to the research of astronomical gadgets, akin to stars, galaxies, and nebulae. Astronomers have collected a wealth of information in regards to the universe via countless numbers of years of painstaking observations. those observations are interpreted via actual and chemical legislation favourite to mankind. those interpretations offer information regarding the character of those astronomical items, taking into consideration the deduction in their floor and inside stipulations. The technology linked to those interpretations is named astrophysics.



An creation to Astronomy and Astrophysics offers a entire creation to astronomy and astrophysics, whole with illustrative examples and illuminating homework difficulties. Requiring a familiarity with uncomplicated physics and arithmetic, this undergraduate-level textbook:



  • Addresses key physics thoughts appropriate 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 fundamental equations which clarify stars in equilibrium, and the fusion reactions happening in stellar cores

  • Discusses the evolution of stars, the sun procedure, the dynamics of galaxies, and the basics of recent cosmology

  • Explores the universe at excessive redshifts, the place it truly is ruled by way of items reminiscent of energetic galaxies


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An advent to Astronomy and Astrophysics teaches scholars the way to interpret the evening sky, offering them with a serious knowing of the celebs and different heavenly bodies.

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