This note explains the following topics: Celestial Sphere, Matter & Energy ,
Light, Quantum Physics, Fundamental Forces, Telescopes Observatories, Stellar
Properties, Stellar Types, Binary Stars, HR Diagram, Stellar Structure, Star
Formation, stellar Evolution: MS and RGB, Stellar Death, Neutron Stars,
Relativity, Black Holes, Star Clusters,Interstellar Medium : Cold, Warm, Hot,
Milky Way, Stellar Populations.
Author(s): James Schombert, Department of Physics, University of
This note demonstrate
the extraordinary images flowing from the Hubble Space Telescope, this series
builds a picture of each stage in the life cycle of a star. An evening of star
viewing in the Blue Mountains is included.
This lecture note covers
the following topics: Motions of the Earth and moon, Motion and Gravity,
Renaissance Astronomy, Optical Telescopes, Space Exploration, Science and
Astronomy, The Solar System, Stellar Systems and Interstellar Matter, Galaxies
and the Universe.
This note covers the following topics: general data,
astronomy and astrophysics, radio astronomy, infrared astronomy, ultraviolet
astronomy, xray astronomy, gammaray astronomy, cosmic rays, earths atmosphere
and environment, relativity, atomic physics, electromagnetic radiation, plasma
physics, experimental astronomy and astrophysics, aeronautics and astronautics,
mathematics, statistics, radiation safety and astronomical catalogs.
Our knowledge on the central components of disk galaxies has grown
substantially in the past few decades, particularly so in the last. This frantic
activity and the complexity of the subject promote confusion in the community.
In these notes the author discuss the concept of galactic bulge and its different
flavors. This also address fundamental scaling relations and the bulge-elliptical
galaxy connection, their central black holes and formation models. In
particular, this book aims at conveying three important notions: box peanuts are
just the inner parts of bars; the physical reality of two different
families of bulges is evident and at the high mass end, at least,
classical bulges are not just scaled down ellipticals surrounded by disks.
Each section in this
manual begins with a description of each set of skills. You should read these
descriptions and if you fully understand the concepts, try some of the sample
problems. If you score well, move on to the next section. However, if you find
that you do need to rethink these concepts, then study the description carefully
and do all of the exercises section. The questions in the exercises section go
more in depth than multiple choice exam questions will, but doing them will help
you think through and master the concepts. Answers for all of the exercise
questions are provided in the last section. Only use these answers after you are
done with the exercise questions (looking at the answers ahead of time will not
help you learn). Finally, the last part of each section is example exam
questions. These are the types of questions you can expect to find on multiple
choice exams related to these skills.
note covers the following topics: Drake Equation, Influence of the Sun on Earth, Why the Sun Shines, Lives of the
Stars, Overview of the Solar System, The Habitable Zone, Nature of Biological
Evolution, Exoplanets, What makes a Planet Habitable and Lifetimes of
This note covers the following topics: Observations of Global Properties, Homogeneity and Isotropy, Many Distances,
Scale Factor, Spatial Curvature, Flatness-Oldness, Horizon, Inflation,
Anisotropy and Inhomogeneity.
This book covers the following topics: Introduction and Fundamental
Principles, Basic Assumptions, Theorems, and Polytropes, Sources and Sinks of
Energy, Flow of Energy through the Star and Construction of Stellar Models,
Theory of Stellar Evolution, Relativistic Stellar Structure, Structure of
Distorted Stars, Stellar Pulsation and Oscillation, The Flow of Radiation
Through the Atmosphere, Solution of the Equation of Radiative Transfer,
Environment of the Radiation Field, Construction of a Model Stellar Atmosphere,
Formation of Spectral Lines, Shape of Spectral Lines, Breakdown of Local
Thermodynamic Equilibrium and Beyond the Normal Stellar Atmosphere.
This book explains the following topics: Properties of
Light, The Interaction of Light and Matter, Telescopes and Detectors, The Sun, a
Nearby Star, Energy Production in Stars, Ordinary Stars, Stellar Distances,
Stellar Motion, Multiple Star Systems, Star Clusters , The Hertzsprung-Russell
Diagram, Recipe for Stars, Protostars, Life on the Main Sequence, Variable
Stars, The Death of Stars like the Sun, Ejection of the Envelope, White Dwarfs
and Novae, Supernovae, Neutron Stars, Pulsars, Black Holes, The Milky Way
Galaxy, The Galaxies, Active Galaxies, Groups, Clusters, and Superclusters of
Galaxies, Cosmology and Life in the Universe.
Author(s): Dept. Physics and Astronomy,
University of Tennessee
book covers the following topics: cosmological Observations, Cosmological Principle, Geometry, Linearized
General Relativity, Dynamics: a(t), Flatness-Oldness, Distant Objects, General
formula for angular sizes, Number Counts, Gamma Ray Bursts, Evolution of Diffuse
Backgrounds, Effects from Electron Scattering, Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, Last
Scattering, Horizon Problem, Inflationary Scenario, Fluctuations from Inflation,
Perturbations, Two Fluid Approximation, Acoustic Scale, Cluster of Galaxies,
Author(s): This book explains the following topics: Robertson Walker Metric and
the Basic Cosmological Equations, Gravitational Instability, Euler's equations
and the Jeans instability criteria for a fluid, Extragalactic Distance Scale,
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