Pankaj Jain's An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics PDF

By Pankaj Jain

Astronomy is the sector of technological know-how dedicated to the research of astronomical gadgets, comparable to stars, galaxies, and nebulae. Astronomers have amassed a wealth of information concerning the universe via 1000s of years of painstaking observations. those observations are interpreted via actual and chemical legislation frequent to mankind. those interpretations provide 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 termed astrophysics.



An creation to Astronomy and Astrophysics offers a complete 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 thoughts 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 obtained 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 taking place in stellar cores

  • Discusses the evolution of stars, the sun process, 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 comparable to energetic galaxies


Solutions handbook and determine slides to be had with qualifying path adoption


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

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