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By Pankaj Jain

Astronomy is the sphere of technological know-how dedicated to the examine of astronomical items, resembling stars, galaxies, and nebulae. Astronomers have accrued a wealth of data concerning the universe via countless numbers of years of painstaking observations. those observations are interpreted by means of actual and chemical legislation regular to mankind. those interpretations provide information regarding the character of those astronomical gadgets, making an allowance for the deduction in their floor and inside stipulations. The technological know-how linked to those interpretations is named astrophysics.



An creation to Astronomy and Astrophysics offers a finished creation 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 innovations 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 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 method, the dynamics of galaxies, and the basics of recent cosmology

  • Explores the universe at excessive redshifts, the place it really is ruled by means of items corresponding to lively galaxies


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An creation to Astronomy and Astrophysics teaches scholars tips to interpret the evening sky, supplying them with a serious figuring out of the celebs and different heavenly bodies.

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